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Concours Talk / Re: hood straightening
« on: January 15, 2020, 10:13:00 PM »
At SAAC 27 was visiting with a long time (retired) Shelby employee...thing his name was referred to as “tweety”. He was a painter I think. We were discussing hood bows on a ‘67 GT500 I was restoring at the time..#0195. Anyway, he said that was always a problem because of the springs and to remove the bow, remove the springs, place a blanket on the hood and then put sand bags from Home Depot on each edge for 3-5 days. That worked! Sold the car later so don’t know if it held up but it was ok for at least two months!

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: What Cobra's did Steve McQueen actually own?
« on: October 30, 2019, 09:45:08 AM »
Sometime back in the late ‘70’s early ‘80’s was at a car dealership in Beverly Hills. They had a red 427 and told me that it was owned by Steve McQeen. Got back home and was trying to decide ito by the car. After deciding to, it was sold to someone in Reno. Guess the salesman’s facts were alittle inflated!

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Shelby GT350 racecar
« on: September 03, 2019, 07:03:31 PM »
Wow, had to take a double take. For a minute thought the pictures were of my 6S2055. Even the car #53. Then noticed no Weber’s.

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Parts For Sale / Re: 427 SIDE OILER MOTOR FOR SALE
« on: August 21, 2019, 08:23:15 PM »
Any sleeves?

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Services Offered / Re: Carroll Shelby Engine Company
« on: August 21, 2019, 08:21:32 PM »
Those are built by DeBestie?

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The Lounge / Re: 289HP Questions
« on: August 04, 2019, 06:43:06 PM »
Thought the Ford 289 hi po option was 271 HP, but Shelby took that engine to 306 HP +/-. Then again at 74 memory is slipping!

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: CSX2286 FE Install
« on: June 30, 2019, 08:32:30 PM »
While the chalk appears to be csx2186, that could possibly be csx2196 aka flip top that first had a 390 engine. Thought the first attempt to put a big block into a a csx2000 series by Ken Miles was csx2196 then later in a Daytona coupe. Then again am getting more senile each day!

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Radio antenna
« on: June 05, 2019, 03:07:56 PM »
Am a little confused Ned. Know my first Cobra (still can’t find) had a Radio between the dash braces. The radio had a front plate that rapped around the braces, think the radio was a Motorola.Thought that was an option as the bracket fit was made to fit the around the dash braces. The recessed antenna was on the driver side rear, accessed thru the trunk. While I wasn’t the first owner it really was a waste since really couldn’t hear it! Put an 8 track tape in the glove box of the second Cobra, another waste!

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Up For Auction / Re: 67 GT500 for sale on ebay
« on: April 23, 2019, 03:43:34 PM »
Also, believe the Al wheels are after market as there seems to be no slight taper on the spokes.

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Found this pic in a Facebook group
« on: April 05, 2019, 11:31:40 PM »
Thanks Dave for the info!

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Found this pic in a Facebook group
« on: April 05, 2019, 12:29:12 PM »
Anyone know the vin #? Looks like one of my previous ‘69 GT 350, #0184.

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Factory Replacement Shift Knob
« on: March 25, 2019, 05:59:15 PM »
We have a lot in common! I left my Cobra on the street in front of S&C Ford and it was stolen. Got the car back with the shift knob but not the Weber’s. Sold that car in 1968 for $4000 to buy my first home in Lake Tahoe. That was CSX2192. In 1968 $4000 was a lot of money!

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What,no drivers school?

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Appeals / Re: Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« on: March 19, 2019, 05:46:17 PM »
I have had my Rolex Submariner serviced in SF. It was done my an authorized Rolex Service Center in the Shrive Bldg. on Post St. but not by Shrive & Co. Was on the second or third floor.

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 289 Engine Stages
« on: March 07, 2019, 12:00:54 PM »
427 heaven
Thanks for refreshing my old memory. Was not Mandela, but Mondello Heads! Memory has slipped a lot since 1967!

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