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eric lipper

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2020, 07:24:37 PM »
Thanks guys.  I am looking forward to getting it here and getting the last details on the car sorted.
1967 GT500 #2714
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1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
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1963 Corvette Split Window FI
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2020, 10:48:05 AM »
Thanks guys.  I am looking forward to getting it here and getting the last details on the car sorted.
I have owned my GT350 for 35 years now. Still puts a smile on my face when I drive it with the top down. I love the 69-70s the best. Always have always will. Now I love all year Shelbys but we all have our tastes.
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2020, 01:50:04 PM »
Gary did u register that 70 Shelby for our 50th anniversary 1970 Shelby boss show in October?

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« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2020, 06:15:13 PM »
The worst is now over, I wrote the check for the car.  It will probably be in my hands in about ten days.  Now i can start sorting out the things that I need to do to get it ready for SAAC.  Any of you ever done the "O-K" stamp on the valve cover.  I saw that Deadnutson has a pretty good looking stamp but I have never tried that exercise.  All advice on how to do that is welcomed.
1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
1955 Beech Bonanza F35 N435W

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2020, 10:45:25 PM »
The worst is now over, I wrote the check for the car.  It will probably be in my hands in about ten days.  Now i can start sorting out the things that I need to do to get it ready for SAAC.  Any of you ever done the "O-K" stamp on the valve cover.  I saw that Deadnutson has a pretty good looking stamp but I have never tried that exercise.  All advice on how to do that is welcomed.
As easy as it gets . Yellow ink or yellow paint. Use a stamp pad or a chevy magazine for your paint or ink. Stamp a few things to get the feel of pressure needed etc. and go for it .If you mess up have some lacquer thinner standing by on a rag to get rid of the mess up and go again. There are others that are harder because rounded surface or painted surfaces but the aluminum valve cover spot is flat and the material forgiving.   
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2020, 11:21:17 PM »
Thanks Bob.  That will be my first project.  But I can't use a Chevy Magazine because I am also a Corvette Guy.  Oops.

1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
1955 Beech Bonanza F35 N435W

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2020, 12:19:12 PM »
Gary did u register that 70 Shelby for our 50th anniversary 1970 Shelby boss show in October?
not yet. Still need to do some work on my Shelby but have been working on the 69 Mach1 when it isn't 100 degrees in my garage. Mach has been apart for 5 years now. Goal is to get it running real soon. Getting there. Also need to know the specifics on over night stay and security of cars. Gary
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2020, 08:45:02 AM »
The engine bay looks great Gary!

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« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2020, 02:58:42 PM »
The engine bay looks great Gary!
Thanks. It has been a lot of work stripping down and working around the engine for the aprons and working around the aprons for the engine. Dan Reiter's old car. He had a LOT OF FUN at various SAAC events in this car a few decades ago. I think it has been to more NASCAR tracks than I have and I have been to a "few". I'm sure some remember a red 69 428 SCJ  Mach1 running around SAAC tracks back in the 90s to early 2000s with Dan(Cobrask8) and Regina at the wheel. Gary
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« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2020, 10:04:42 PM »
Just to show that I was not full of BS, the Shelby arrived late last week.  If you need to ship a car (and I have done this alot) I used Reliable and they were "Reliable".  The driver called and said he was leaving Cleveland, Ohio and would be in Houston, Texas the next day between "X" and "Y".  As it turns out he hit the middle.  When the car showed up they had it covered in a plastic car condom and then with a cotton car cover just in case one of the upper deck cars leaked or did something else wrong.  The restoration by Shelby Parts and Restoration was exceptionally well done.  I was not able to drive the car when I went up to inspect because it was raining.  My first drive turned up almost no faults which is pretty impressive considering the restoration was still fresh enough that the rubber strings from the tire molds were still on the tread.  Here are a few pics to prove my standing in the 69/70 crowd.
1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
1955 Beech Bonanza F35 N435W

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2020, 10:50:39 PM »
Congratulations,  looks great !
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2020, 11:07:24 PM »
And good call on not drivng it in the rain
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs.It's jolted by every pebble on the road

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2020, 12:46:15 PM »
Eric, are all your classic cars red? I only have 2 and they are red(luck of the draw). Gary
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2020, 02:11:56 PM »
All the cars are red as is one of my airplanes. 
1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
1955 Beech Bonanza F35 N435W

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2020, 02:15:55 PM »
All the cars are red as is one of my airplanes.
That is cool. Gary
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