Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Jim Herrud

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9
The Lounge / Re: Shelby GT350 tributes and clones. What's important
« on: June 03, 2023, 07:47:08 PM »
I am a Shelby fan, but it is not a passion. I have a Shelby tribute and have no problem with some referring to it with apparently denigrating remarks such as “Fake Shelby”. I was aware of the bias long before I decided to go down this path.

What I do have a problem with is someone attempting to place an old car, whose claim to distinction is it’s having been modified at a particular location, with the oath that every Veteran has taken, pledging their life in defense of this country.

Look up the meaning of the word “Valor”. In the words of Inigo Montoya, “I do not think that word means what you think it means.”

The Lounge / Re: What’s in your garages other than Shelbys?
« on: April 17, 2023, 02:31:15 PM »
Another flavor of motorsports...

Well worth the time to watch. Thx!

They lost $3 billion for their EV unit, but earned $7 billion in the ICE group and $6 billion on their fleet business.

They said the '22 loss was expected and akin to startup investment costs. Their losses are mounting from '20 and '21 due to ramping up production and will continue to increase for a few years while they continue their EV build-out. So far, all expected results.

What's the difference between and My credentials for logging into didn't work for

The Lounge / Re: Happy International Women's Day 2023
« on: March 08, 2023, 10:16:35 PM »
Could've ironed it...

The Lounge / Re: Music from our time
« on: February 15, 2023, 12:28:31 PM »
Another classic from our time: Led Zeppelin was one of the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.

The finale of the evening's performances was an amazing rendition of "Stairway to Heaven" performed by Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson and featuring Jason Bonham on drums wearing his father's signature bowler. John Bonham's untimely passing in 1980 prompted Led Zeppelin to disband in tribute to their friend.

The Lounge / Re: Music from our time
« on: January 07, 2023, 12:55:22 AM »
Me too! Thx for posting!

I'm a late model Shelbyer, with a 2019 GT350. It's a driver with 19,000 miles on it - 1400 of which were accumulated at HPDE events. My dealer is aware of my shenanigans.

I did have a problem this summer with my 5th gear, which my local dealership repaired. While there, a salesman and I were discussing the high-end Mach E. For grins, I asked him what he'd give me for the GT350 in trade. He offered $2K more than I paid for it 3 1/2 years ago.

The Lounge / Re: All they wanted was a 66 Ford Mustang
« on: November 09, 2022, 03:26:36 PM »
What do you do to make these transactions more safe? In my early days, I had some dodgy experiences with buying and selling vehicles and have developed practices to make me more comfortable.

When I sell a vehicle, I interview that person a bit on the phone before inviting them to a test-drive/ride at my house where I can setup some "precautions". I either accept cash (verified with a counterfeit-detector pen), or I meet the person at his bank. At the bank, both of us walk up to the teller where he requests a Cashier's Check made out to me. That's how I know the check is not a fake. The buyer has to arrange to get the funds into their bank account ahead of time. After he receives the check, we stay in the lobby and exchange the vehicle documents and funds. The lobby provides a fairly public and secure place to conduct the transaction.

When I buy a vehicle, I inform the person I'm not bringing cash and that I will either give them a check, or go through the process above. I do take "precautions" when looking at vehicles in areas I'm unfamiliar with. If the area is sketchy, I'll ask to meet in a well-travelled public parking lot.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S2268 - Mustang Times November 2022 Article
« on: November 06, 2022, 07:51:04 PM »
At SAAC-46, I rented the garage next to the bay where the Blair family had Bill's car parked. He unfortunately was unable to attend due to health issues, but I met his lovely family.

I got a few shots of his car:

That's the Dan Guernsey car ;)

I literally laughed out loud! Glad I wasn't drinking my milk at the time.

Thx Coralsnake!

The Lounge / Re: NOT related to cars...
« on: August 11, 2022, 02:18:09 PM »
I tend to keep my stuff a while.

I purchased my first decent stereo gear in 1974. I paid $25 for a used & non-working Marantz 1060 Amplifier. Some quick work with a soldering gun and I was in business.

I've used this amp continuously since then. It has needed only contact cleaning & some new caps and tubes. It's been downgraded to my garage stereo, but still rockin' after nearly 50 years.

My in-house system consists of an Adcom amp and receiver driving Bang and Olufsen Beolab Tower speakers along with some vintage Bose 601s.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Contacting Randy Gillis ....
« on: March 24, 2022, 03:49:33 PM »
Congratulations on the retirement!

I pulled the trigger a bit over two years ago. Loving the new chapter.
Thx again for your help at SAAC-46. I wish you'd brought your car. Would have loved to see it!

Appeals / Re: Enclosed Car Trailer Minimum Length
« on: March 06, 2022, 11:11:39 PM »
Length: I'll concur that 20' would be the minimum usable length, but 22' or 24' is worth the extra cost and parking hassle.

I’ll add a few more thoughts:

Tow Vehicle: Having a decent tow rig can make your experience effortless. I now have a ’17 Ram 2500 diesel and it is much better than my old Suburban 2500 with a 454. I barely feel the trailer behind me, even in the mountains.

Brands: Featherlite and ATC have been mentioned as good choices and I agree. Does anybody have an "InTech" brand aluminum trailer? Back in 2018, I was leaning towards InTech when I found a good deal on my 24' ATC. InTech was reported to be founded by former-ATC personnel. I'm curious if they truly are on par with ATC and Featherlite as they seem. At that time, they were a tad less expensive than ATC.

Construction: Aluminum is considerably more expensive than steel, but the aluminum trailers hold their value better. Look at the list prices of used steel vs aluminum car haulers. When you figure in how much more you can get for the aluminum trailer when your done with it, I think that narrows the price differential a lot. Plus, you get to live with a nicer and lighter trailer while you’re using it.

Winch: Loading a car into a trailer by yourself, especially a clutch-equipped one - under its own power - can be stressful. My ’65 Mustang has quite a bit of room side-to-side, but my '19 GT350 has only 2" of clearance to the trailer fenders on each side. A winch is well worth the peace of mind. It makes loading a car by yourself a cinch (pun intended). Plus, it comes in really handy when your car isn’t running or it blows up at a track day.  (Ask me how I know.)

Escape Door: Make sure you get a trailer escape door that allows you to completely open your car door over the trailer wheels. Many trailers have “escape doors”, but their lower edge opening is too high to enable you to get the car door open. The ATC and other high-end brands have escape doors which provide an opening all the way to the floor of the trailer and also allow the removal of the wheel fender, so your car door only has to clear the trailer wheels. If you can't get your car door open with the car in the trailer, you'll still be doing the Bo & Luke Duke thing getting in and out of your car.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9