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I have never heard CSX2196 being called "Scary" however Ken did name it "The Turd".

It was reported he was referencing its aerodynamic design.  :)
Ned, you're taking the mickey out of me now aren't you ;), it was named the turd, because it got up & $#!+ on everyone else ;D, page 155, 4th edition ;D

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Sacrilege or a step in the right direction
« on: January 26, 2022, 03:41:41 AM »
Yes, yes now see it, a car for the latte sipping, cappuccino drinking, gender pandering, virtual signalling self indulgent weiner, give me a break. You would have to be a wankersarus to buy one of those.

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I have never heard CSX2196 being called "Scary" however Ken did name it "The Turd".

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That's CSX 2196.

Thanks Ned & 98SVT, cheers.

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CSX 2000 Series / CSX2??? number question, one for the Shelby aficionados
« on: January 22, 2022, 04:28:08 PM »
One for the Shelby aficionados, what's the CSX number of the prototype Cobra in the workshop being fitted with a 427? Is it 2196 or 3002? I know its Phil, Ken & Pete in the photo however is it Ted Sutton working on the Cobra? Thanks for any information, cheers.

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Shelby Guru's required, who's the driver & CSX number
« on: November 24, 2021, 01:04:12 AM »
Thanks everyone, much appreciated.

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Shelby Guru's required, who's the driver & CSX number
« on: November 24, 2021, 01:02:49 AM »
Cobra Ned is I think right that it is the Bill Steele Cobra, but looks like Bondurant's helmet, Steele's helmet is different.

There are a number of photos B&W, and color here, 1964 & 1965, of Steele's Cobra and others, some pics of the old man, and Miles

 R model good site !

I had a quick look, didn't spot any images of Bondurant.

Mike

Thanks Mike, I appreciate the link to Green Valley Races in Texas 1965. To everyone else, thank you for your input, you guys know your Shelby history, cheers.

http://www.cliffreuter.com/etceteriniJerryMeltonSCCAPhtosPage.htm

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CSX 2000 Series / Shelby Guru's required, who's the driver & CSX number
« on: November 21, 2021, 05:09:05 AM »
One for the Shelby guru's. I'd like to know who the driver was in this Cobra, I was told it was Bob Bondurant? If so, what was the year, the race & the CSX number of the Cobra? Was it a Shelby American racing team Cobra or an independent team car & who took the photo? Thanks for any input, cheers.

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Hi Dan, would it be fair to say, no 65 or 66 Shelby GT350 was raced in the SCCA in the USA with webers? However a mustang coupe with webers was raced in Canada through Comstock racing?
It would be fair to say no 65/66 GT350 raced in SCCA in the USA back in the day with webers. They were illegal to run in that sanctioning US bodies venue. Canadian venues allowed them and historical documentation indicates that the Comstock team car used them . Most likely other privateer cars used them in racing the Canadian venues also.

Gotcha & thanks Bob, cheers from Australia.

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Hi Dan, would it be fair to say, no 65 or 66 Shelby GT350 was raced in the SCCA in the USA with webers? However a mustang coupe with webers was raced in Canada through Comstock racing?

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback, cheers.

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Were any 1965 or 1966 GT350's raced with individual throttle body weber induction units. If so would anyone have any photos?

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Benny, thanks for this. Excellent. First guess is this is a Gen IIA wheel with the early size holes. Hard to tell for sure.

FYI, I just learned that the first 3 hole wheels were drilled on a drill press. This meant that they were not all uniform from wheel to wheel or maybe on any given wheel. I have seen photos of early wheels with holes that looked a bit off on a given wheel. I could not measure them but it would be great to have that info. The Gen IIB wheels were stamped on a press and the wheel I am getting and the subsequent wheels that will soon be available for sale are stamped using the original tooling and, believe it or not, original wood from the original inventory. They will be more uniform. I received the first wheel a couple of weeks ago and the workmanship was superb but it was damaged in shipping so I am waiting for another. I will be at SAAC 46 with the new wheel if all goes well.
I'll see if I can obtain a current photo of the steering wheel from 5S113, the car is still in Australia.

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Sports Car World Magazine March 1966. A 1965 Shelby GT350 arrives in Austrailia, there's a probability the car is 5S113 but it's unconfirmed.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Sydney Motorsport Park 6S844
« on: June 19, 2021, 05:59:42 AM »
Thank you for the photo's & concerning your question on under or overriders I didn't look but I'll check that out nice time I see Warren, cheers.

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