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Wanted to Buy / Re: Magstar for Spare - Reproduciton or Original
« on: August 05, 2021, 08:07:36 PM »
was on my first 67 gt 500 in 1972. where are you located ?.

The Board Room / Re: Scammed by a sac member
« on: July 27, 2021, 06:17:21 AM »
They are all over the net with this scam. When something sounds to good to be true THINK ABOUT IT  ;)

The Lounge / Re: Mustang purchase causes a divorce
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:54:16 PM »
Grumpy:  And then what happened?

After she saw me and my daughter laughing at her pissed her off even more. Came home later with shopping bags and everything was good. Well for that day anyway  ;D She did put up with a lotta crap from me over the years  ;)  We did some compromising here an there. Back in 75 she wanted to have a daughter really bad. Well I wanted a 427 Cobra. I got my cobra first and the next day my daughter was born. Wow does time fly by !

The Lounge / Re: Mustang purchase causes a divorce
« on: June 07, 2021, 12:45:29 PM »
Back in 86/87 we had a "few" Buick GN's in the driveway. Well one day wife and I had a ummm lets say a disagreement . Later I was working in the garage an she came storming out of the house. Ya she was still pissed. Well she jumped into her car an the key wouldn't turn. Me... "honey that's not your car".. Yours is beside it  ;D   

Wanted to Buy / Re: 68 GT350 parts wanted auto vert.
« on: June 04, 2021, 02:54:26 PM »
I have NOS sill plates.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: When did OTT LeMans stripes become a thing?
« on: January 15, 2021, 02:04:53 PM »
  When did "day 2" begin?  That's right, the day after you brought that new 67 Shelby home.  And then you looked up some Cobra Kit ads or literature and started dreaming....and making plans.

It started with the 64/65 Mustangs to. Remember the gay blue 4" stripe they used on them . Then I think Plymouth and others did the same thing. Had a new 65 convertible. It was crazy all the companys that had parts for those cars. I still have the Shelby Catalog with all the cool guy stuff in it. Lots of stuff checked off.  8) My 68 Fastback got traction bars and a new set of rims within the first month. New 70 CJ got lots. Lots of planning before the car came in. Lakewood Traction Bars. SS Crager rims with huge rear tires and a new set of headers from Tubular Automotive
. Winter came and of course I needed some more power. Got a 427 medium riser and a new cam. Hayes Clutch (little hard to push down but my 100# wife had no problem. Of of course ya had to get some gears in it to.. 457's . Cleaning out of my junk an seeing what I did to the poor car. Then smartened up an dove into the Shelby/Cobra market.
.... In the 66-69 period I went to school in Miami. Hung out in Lauderdale. To this day I couldn't believe the amount of brand new cars heavily modified. Those were the days.  ;D

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Checkered Flag : Jim Cowles (acman63)
« on: January 05, 2021, 10:36:58 AM »
I remember one story Jim told me about he and Ken Young getting lost in Harlem delivering 6S2378 (one of the 66 GT350 convertibles).   This had to be in the 70ís.  Too funny.   Anybody have any other fun stories about Jim?

They were delivering the car to me. First an last time I saw Jim.. Spoke a few times after I got a "new CSX" car. Great guy. Lots of good story's . RIP Jim.


1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Thinking? Buying?
« on: December 05, 2020, 01:32:17 PM »
I owned 6s383 (5 speed/Paxton) presently on BAT for 19 years and sold it back to the 2nd owner in 2019.

Really like that car  8)

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Thinking? Buying?
« on: December 04, 2020, 03:06:09 PM »
Wonder if there are any Ford # available. Panel by the Shelby tag looks ruff. 

The Lounge / Re: Boosted Buick goes boom
« on: November 15, 2020, 02:19:51 PM »
^^^ Thanks Dan.
(That is quite the "show off" photo  :o)

Back in 2000.. Wife an both kids had Buicks. Now I am looking around for a late 60's Hemi car. Variety is the spice of life.  ;D

The Lounge / Re: Boosted Buick goes boom
« on: November 15, 2020, 01:27:23 PM »
That "oil" is sometimes referred to as "milkshake" by the Buick guys (yep BAD news)... not to mention the melted piston.
I didn't watch the whole thing, but pretty sure that they said the customer "just bought it", and was "pushing it hard". Unfortunately, those results are pretty easy to achieve with a modified GN.
IMHO, he should be taking it to more of a turbo-Buick shop for repair.

Looks like a stock motor. Newbie getting a lesson on detonation. I got into the Buick stuff in 85. Those cars are amazing with the power they put out AND live ! Hemi made 500 hp. Buick with a good tune an minor upgrades would be there very easily. We have had a few  8). Daughter races one. 9.0s @ 146 with pump gas and methanol injection (looking for the 8's) . Power everything with AC.

Met Jim in 74/75. He came to Ct. with Ken Young to deliver my 66. Get well soon Jim.

Up For Auction / Re: SFM6S2393. To Be Auctioned Off
« on: October 23, 2020, 10:48:33 AM »
So what is a clone worth ? Use it as a driver.

FLASHING Yellow Alert / Re: So the listing for 6S622 on ebay is real?
« on: September 20, 2020, 03:38:31 AM »
Contact me only at:

typical Craigslist type scam to me.  ::). Anyone send him an email ?

Up For Auction / Re: 1965 Shelby Cobra original parts and accessories - ???
« on: September 14, 2020, 07:44:10 PM »
Look at his other items for sale. $800. must be his favorite number  :o

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