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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: GT500 Broken dipstick
« on: August 22, 2020, 12:58:06 PM »
You’ve been lucky so far that it has not destroyed your engine.
I knew a guy with a 1967 GT500 that had a dipstick break and the stick ended up getting wrapped around the crankshaft..........bye bye FE.

Wow, itsat on the sales lot for awhile!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 289 hipo roller rockers
« on: August 03, 2020, 06:02:59 PM »
I used Comp Cams full roller rockers, the rockers fit under the standard steel covers. The poly locks were an issue until I machined part of the hex nut off of the poly lock body. They have worked perfectly ever since.

Shelby American Racing / Re: Vintage Racing Images
« on: July 14, 2020, 11:00:06 PM »
Per the Allen Grant photo, George Lucas in the white jacket, not CS on the fender, not sure who else is in the photo but they may be related to Coventry Motors?

Concours Talk / Re: 289 Cobra leaf spring wrap
« on: June 29, 2020, 02:51:32 PM »
So here’s my question, what is going to be acceptable in the eyes of the SAAC Judges when it comes time for a leaf spring Cobra to be judged at a show?

Concours Talk / Re: 289 Cobra leaf spring wrap
« on: June 29, 2020, 02:10:26 PM »
I have acquired front and rear NOS leaf springs for a small block Cobra with factory wrapping that have been wrapped in plastic for decades. Upon unwrapping these springs I have noted that the color of the wrap is closer to a brown rather than the green which seems to be the accepted color of the wrap today. I do realize because of the sticky surface of the wrap that given time and exposure to road grime that the spring wrap will attract during daily use that the color will change. I also have an original spring that was removed from another chassis that retains it’s original wrapping with road grime in place, it is very similar to Earl’s example.
Please see examples...the top photo being the NOS wrap, the next being the currently accepted wrap and the final two phots being the original wrap with road grime.

Concours Talk / Re: 289 Cobra leaf spring wrap
« on: May 21, 2020, 12:22:21 PM »
Thank you, Earl!
Given, time, dirt and oil or grease I am sure the covering has change color just like most any component would.

Concours Talk / Re: 289 Cobra leaf spring wrap
« on: May 21, 2020, 02:36:07 AM »
It would be difficult to get the material past the inner fender panels and the suspension components.

Wanted to Buy / Re: 289 Fomoco dual point dist wanted
« on: May 20, 2020, 02:32:25 PM »
A couple of them are on ebay now.

Concours Talk / 289 Cobra leaf spring wrap
« on: May 20, 2020, 02:29:49 PM »
I was curious as to what is accepted as being “correct” for the color of the material wrap for the front and rear leaf springs on a 260/289 Cobra, what color are the SAAC Judges looking for when the car is being judged? There are a few different color Denso tapes being offered, would it be the green or tan color? Thanking you in advance.

I have an original spring assembly with the tape intact but I have seen restorers using the green Denso tape most often.

CSX 2000 Series / Re: USRRC vs FIA
« on: April 24, 2020, 01:36:20 AM »
To expand on Kranky’s information,

FIA Cobras utilized OR & CR aluminum Girling calipers, USRRC cats ran stock specification calipers. FIA cars had purpose built dash panels void of glove boxes and larger than stock instruments laid out inline with aircraft switches, USRRC cars typically used street dash panels, gauges, switchgear and a glove box. There were later USRRC cars that had dashes solidarity to the FIA cars. Not all of the FIA cars received trunk lid dimples and none of the USRRC cars had them. Early USRRC cars didn’t have an oil cooler chin scoop. Differential coolers on USRRC cars were mechanically driven off of the differential, FIA cars used an electric pump. FIA cars used a purpose built aircraft style wiring harness, USRRC cars used a standard street harness with additional circuits wired in as needed. USRRC and FIA cars tended to utilize 6.5 & 8.5 x 15 magnesium wheels, there were variants of both that had 7.5 x 15 rear magnesium wheels early on. FIA cars that had trunk lid dimples could have also had the spare tire tray modified as well. Both FIA & USRRC cars had long range fuel tanks, Fuel tank switch over valve with both electric and mechanical fuel pumps, the electric used as a booster on the reserve side of the fuel tank switchover valve. Tacos in both cars varied. As Kranky stated CSX2431 received a lot of modifications that other FIA & USRRC cars did not. At one race two FIA cars we’re equipped with the smaller drivers screen (Augusta 1964, CSX2259 & 2260). FIA car speedometers were never functional.

I am in need of two NOS or lightly used 1963 Goodyear 7.00x15 Blue Streak Sports Car Special tires for a restoration I am working on. I am also looking for one NOS or lightly used 1963 Goodyear 6.00x15 Blue Streak Sports Car Special. Thanking you in advance.

The Lounge / Re: Knock Off Tool: Huge Help
« on: April 04, 2020, 07:33:16 PM »
Cool tool, lead mallets work very well too and will not hurt a rim or knock-off.

Appeals / Re: Radial RWL Goodyear tires
« on: April 04, 2020, 01:07:45 AM »
Our shop can make a RWL GOODYEAR tire from most any tire brand available, we are partial to the AVON C6ZZRs because of the tread pattern that it has and the aspect ratios available.

Could be the alcohol content in the fuel, my aeroquip hoses are having the same issues.

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