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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 289 Engine Stages
« on: March 07, 2019, 12:32:58 AM »
In 1967 I purchased CSX2192. Was told that it had been raced, but was young it wasn’t important.
Knew the car was quick, but my previous Cobra was also. The car had Weber’s. Was told that the Weber man in the Bay Area was Steve Griswold in Berkley. When I took the car to him learned a lot.
He was a previous sponsor of the car and it was a stage 3 set up plus...The cam was a Sullivan ground, heads were Mandela with large intake valves and Ballanger headers. At the time that ment nothing...! Years went on sold the car. Then about 30 plus years later was going thru ‘97 Registry and noticed info on a Cobra with black California plate XAW684. That sounded familiar.Yep, my old car.
That car is now Vintaged raced by John Goodman Racing. He now has all the pictures I had from back when. Still has the plate XAW684. Goat love the Registry!

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: What CSX number is this one. LOL.
« on: March 06, 2019, 03:46:31 PM »
What CSX number is this? That’s easy! Just find one with door handles! Opps, there isn’t one!

CSX 2000 Series / Re: harr cobra
« on: March 05, 2019, 11:19:13 PM »
Rich Mason who owned both of those cars was really a Corvette guy. He actually traded a Vintage Gulf Corvette for the The Dragon Snake...CSX2427. He also had a rare Corvette SR2. He believed they should all be driven.
Back in 1966 I bought my first Cobra which I still can’t find. Traded that for a new ‘67 GT 500 (0962), that just didn’t cut it so then bought CSX2192. Sold both in 1968 to by my first home in Lake Tahoe. Back then they weren’t of much value. After years went by and kids growing up got back to the “hobby”. Since then have had a few more...’67 GT500 0195, ‘69 GT350 0184, and ‘66 GT350 6S2055 track car. Like most of the “gray group” time came to downsize. Interesting that at 74 I can’t remember what day it may be, but do remember vin #s of past Shelby’s along with the good times and lifelong friends.

CSX 2000 Series / Re: harr cobra
« on: March 05, 2019, 10:37:26 PM »
It was a scary car, and yes it was a hand full. To make it even more “puckering” was doing an open track session at Thunderhill! Nothing is more stressful than driving your friends $2m car going into turn 5! I definitely used a point by anytime someone wanted to “push”. CSX 2427 was more enjoyable and even though it was a Dragon Snake it did handle well (for a Cobra) and the Weber’s came alive about 2300!

Up For Auction / Re: Say it isn't so.....Steven Juliano
« on: March 05, 2019, 09:56:26 PM »
That’s CSX2427...drove that at Thunderhill!

CSX 2000 Series / Re: harr cobra
« on: March 05, 2019, 09:52:02 PM »
At one time the owner of the Harr Ford Dragon Snake also owned the small block Dragon Snake, CSX2427. They were parked next to each other in his collection before my friend Rich Mason bought it. He parked it next to CSX2196...aka “The Turd”....first 427. Was fortunate to drive both cars at Thunderhill!

The Lounge / Re: 2018 SAAC Annual - it's out
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:15:57 PM »
Still waiting in Portland Oregon!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1967 shelby radios
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:06:33 PM »
When I bought my 67 GT500 from S&C Ford (#0962), it had an Am/Fm radio, also Hub Caps. They had just taken delivery of it the day before so I assume it was not put in by S&C.

CSX 3000 Series / Re: Bill Cosby Cobra
« on: October 14, 2018, 04:29:28 AM »
Also, Cosby really never owned the car to the best of my research!

CSX 3000 Series / Re: Bill Cosby Cobra
« on: October 14, 2018, 04:26:29 AM »
There is no way the Crosby car can exist today! When S&C Ford had the car I tried to buy it but my dad would not co-sign the loan. Awhile later Tom Maxey was killed in the car. I saw the car (reminds) at S&C Ford. Since I ended up with the side pipes (don’t ask how), Gordon Gimble got the salvage title, the engine went to a roadster & the body was a mangled mess, wanta bees can dream. Check the registry for the real facts!

SAAC-43 / Re: It has begun - SAAC 43
« on: August 07, 2018, 02:15:23 AM »
The In & Out in Minden Nv (near Carson City) has both the Shelby posters. About 3 years ago I asked the manager if I could buy them. He laughed and said to check e Bay!

SAAC-43 / Vintage race results?
« on: August 07, 2018, 12:42:47 AM »
Can anyone post the vintage race results from this weekend?

Shelby American History / Re: Carroll Shelby trivia question
« on: August 07, 2018, 12:11:13 AM »
We all have signed stories! Way back I had a LeRoy Neiman serigraph when Ford won LeMans. Already had Phil Hill & Dan Gurney sign it and when it was Carroll’s turn he wanted to buy it. Said no thanks,but he still did sign it!

I was fortunate to drive the car at Thunderhill with Scott Hirose as a passenger! Rich Mason who owned the car is a close friend.

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