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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #120 on: October 31, 2020, 11:02:02 AM »
Rodeo Coach supposedly sold it for $70k, so the time frame sounds correct. When I was 23, I only had to come up with $5500 for a 289 roadster. A stretch, yes, but thankfully well before the prices managed to rise right out of sight. Glad I got in when I did, even though just about everyone said I was nuts. I believe in the slogan "He who laughs last, laughs best."  :D

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #121 on: November 01, 2020, 10:29:46 AM »
Very true! People thought I was crazy buying a 15 year old Mustang for 50% more than it sold for new! Glad I hung on to it through all the years. There were times when it was tempting to sell it, when we bought our house, put daughters through college.......Managed to keep it and I'm driving it to breakfast this morning!

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #122 on: January 01, 2021, 04:29:56 PM »
     Tail lights look similar to the ones on the '63-'64 Riviera.             :)

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #123 on: January 01, 2021, 05:28:11 PM »
Hello Everyone,

Here are some photos of 427 Cobras and a 289 Cobra that are remembered as "royalty" in the history of the RMVR vintage races that were held on the streets of Steamboat Springs, Colorado from 1984-1998.  The first photo (1986) shows CSX3261 owned and driven by Chek Beuf on the left, CSX3274 in the middle owned by Dave Murray and driven by Bill Murray, and CSX2226 on the right which at that time was owned and driven by Dave Lipsky.  Bill Murray won the race in 1984 driving CSX2226.  He sold the car (CSX2226) to Dave Lipsky who won the race in 1985, 1989, and 1990.  Bill Murray won the race in 1986, 1987, and 1998 driving CSX3274.  Bob Bondurant won the race in 1988 when he was invited to drive CSX3261.
The second photo shows CSX3274 as it looked in 1987.  The third photo shows Bob Bondurant in CSX3261 after winning the race in 1988.  The last photo shows Bill Murray in CSX3274 on his way to winning the race in 1998.

Thanks,
Eric
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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #124 on: January 02, 2021, 09:23:37 PM »
Here is 3017, the Supersnake twin Paxton car before being painted back to blue for the BJ Auction  where it sold for $5.5 m. It was black when we recieved it and had a whole 3 weeks to get it done for the auction catalog.

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #125 on: January 02, 2021, 09:26:50 PM »
Here are a few more of 3017 before auction

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #126 on: January 03, 2021, 12:42:05 PM »
Here is 3017, the Supersnake twin Paxton car before being painted back to blue for the BJ Auction  where it sold for $5.5 m. It was black when we recieved it and had a whole 3 weeks to get it done for the auction catalog.

That is CSX3015 not 3017

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« Reply #127 on: January 03, 2021, 12:42:52 PM »
Here are a few more of 3017 before auction
Again, this is CSX3015 ;)

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #128 on: January 03, 2021, 01:59:48 PM »
Were Aeroquip fittings available and used back then?

If not, was it just steel fuel line?

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #129 on: January 03, 2021, 02:47:47 PM »
2112:  I don't know if such A/N fittings were available back then.  (Doubtful on the braided stainless line.)

I kinda think the silicone spark plug wires were not.

Looks like that driver's side carb is running a little fat.
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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #130 on: January 03, 2021, 04:01:47 PM »
A-snake, sorry you are obviously correct! I was going on poor memory!
Thanks, Glenn

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #131 on: January 03, 2021, 04:11:50 PM »
We also painted 3017 quite a while ago, which is why my other post had that number, had them confused!

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #132 on: January 03, 2021, 04:58:13 PM »
    Yes, I believe Aeroquip Fittings were available (back then) but more of a borrowed product from the aircraft industry rather than product marketed so directly to the automotive racing scene as took place later.       

    But those are definitely more "modern" Holleys in place!      :(

    Although the use of the Edelbrock X-F66 cross ram 8V intake was what was available "on the shelf" at the time to execute the desired separation of the two Paxtons and their respective cylinder responsibilities, it unfortunately does not provide an even spacing of intake valve actuation events to each individual plenum, as would a true 180 intake manifold if it were utilized; otherwise one would/could apply a 180 "Flat" crankshaft to "fix" the intake manifold shortcomings.      ;)

    But then,........... it's just not a perfect world, is it!      ::)

    Scott.