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GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: Ford 427 engines for Mark II & Mark IV
« on: March 22, 2023, 12:38:06 PM »
Hello and welcome to the SAAC forum,
A simple thought is it may be wise to contact "Lee Holman" of Holman & Moody. They worked with Ford on 427 engines for multiple applications, and should know something about tracking I.D. #
any pictures or info from years ago mentions experimental part numbers, so far that is all I have ever found. Best of luck on the book project!!
Regards Anthony AKA Road Reptile

CSX 2000 Series / Re: "Truth in the Morning" Daytona Coupe Article
« on: March 13, 2023, 12:39:04 PM »
Hi cobra fans,
You can add me to the list of coulda shoulda woulda bought it after seeing it and even talking to Mr. Brock about it....I had only enough money for gas to get home and have since watched it go
off the price scale. A good friend has a copy and has allowed me to read it. Very inside info on how these cars were built. I also have been lucky enough to see all but CSX2287 in person....someday
I will get to Dr. Simones  Museum to see this car and complete the list. Both Pete Brock and George Stauffer have said it was a one time deal....Pete is still not happy (he was supposed to proof
read it prior to printing and was never given the chance.) Just so you know the book on CSX2300 is also very nice...and I could not let it pass...
Regards Anthony aka Road Reptile

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: HOOD PIN BRACKETS
« on: December 13, 2022, 01:02:22 PM »
Just a quick note to say THANKS!! I really am impressed. This is exactly what was needed.
Regards R.R.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / HOOD PIN BRACKETS
« on: December 12, 2022, 01:14:37 PM »
Hi "68 fans,
I would like to get a picture of a hood pin bracket that mounts on the radiator support.. The brackets that came with the car had the rivets ground out and the wire bails were missing.
Managed to get bracket and bails and now need to rivet them together--at this point a picture of the under side would be very helpful...Thanks in advance.

Hi to everyone that reads and comments here....
This is really really AMAZING!!.We are so lucky to have people like this still here with good memories of how much fun the 1960's stuff was and still is for many of us.
Many THANKS for sharing/posting.
Regards R.R.   AKA Anthony   J.D.  I will call you soon...

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 photos from the web
« on: December 14, 2021, 05:53:57 PM »
Hi All 67 fans,
Just curious where the pic in post # 307 was from....simply says is an unusual pic for several reasons (angle-lighting-and color to name a few)
Thanks in advance for providing it....would really love to know more.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Windshield Angle
« on: July 23, 2021, 07:33:26 AM »
Hi Eric,
I measured the angle as about 50 degrees....hard to pinpoint exact with the bottom stainless trim in place.
Hope this helps out
Regards R.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 photos from the web
« on: May 11, 2021, 05:37:49 PM »
Hi all 67 fans,
Just a quick upgrade--the Brittany Blue car Richstang is curious about is part of a new article in the latest "members only " magazine..
shows as a long time cal. owner-and was originally from Oregon. Hope this helps!
R.R.  P.S GREAT PICS from back in the day!! very enjoyable...Thanks to all contributors....

Shelby American History / Re: Photo Archive - The Henry Ford
« on: December 15, 2020, 05:36:25 PM »
Hi to all 67 fans,
I am looking at this white car and think it is #0050 which was used plenty by magazines as a P.R. car. Details that help are trunk lid fit esp left side to end cap....
It would be much easier if someone would be able to date this picture...without a date we will still be guessing. The theme was a very interesting design and I think that is why people used it as a backdrop for photos. Still cool after all these years to see this stuff show up!! Thanks for sharing.
Regards R.R.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Speedometer Reading Correct?
« on: October 01, 2020, 05:09:15 PM »
Hi Randy &  All 67 Fans,
Just checked and found a great article on this in the BOSS 302 Registry 1992 Edition
Also checked and counted 16 teeth on the driven gear (on the speedo cable)  As stated the biggest change is the tire circumference which must match the original tire to maintain any
accuracy. Many tire manufacturers have a chart that gives you Revolutions Per Mile With this info and some simple math it is easy to figure out. The odometer is what must be accurate. (speedo is
usually close when odometer is within the 3% allowable range.
Really great to know you have driven the car !!!
Regards R.R.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Article on John Chun
« on: September 03, 2020, 05:35:28 PM »
Hi All,
This is a prime example of how rumors and urban legends spread...when re reading this it can be put simpler and should be...the 1967 cars were done by Mc Hose in the summer of 1966
Ford brought Fred Goodell in to try and save a very failed launch and streamline production. This was done in 1966 not 1967 as stated elsewhere. In 1967 Fred hired John Chun to design the
1968 car, which was also done with many other people from A.O. SMITH  They made much more effort to launch a fresh car on time......and even added a convertible to the lineup.
Regards R.R.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Article on John Chun
« on: September 02, 2020, 04:51:19 PM »
Hi all 67 fans!
Just a correction to the correction Fred Goodell was sent by Ford to SAI and was officially hired in Dec 1966 I think the 5th....he was there before hand and he corrected and sped up many of
the build procedures of the 67.....This is in the registry and the book on Cal. specials by Paul Newitt. hope this helps clarify.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: THE RAILROAD CARS
« on: December 19, 2019, 08:36:39 PM »
Hi car folks,
Just a quick note to confirm for Richstang....RR06 has for certain 2759 sent to ABJ FORD INC. TRENTON ILLINOIS Replaced by 2762  these are typed numbers not hand written. The upper left has a circled F357  and the upper right has 6/14 circled then the shipping date has Jun 22 1967 stamped in place..Hope this helps. I think  Dave M will have copies. Thanks also for letting us know about
Hadley transport contact info even though we need an employee from the 1960's  we might get somewhere by following up on this contact.
Regards R.R.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: THE RAILROAD CARS
« on: December 14, 2019, 01:25:54 PM »
Just a quick update on the rail invoices-much like Richstang points out-it appears all cars involved in the rail incident had a second invoice made up for the replacement car sent.
I have RR06 which is for 67210F7A02759 Replaced by 2762 and it has a stamped shipping date of June 22 mentioned previously we think the derailment happened between the end of June and
the July 4th weekend....still possibly as late as  July 7th and we finally know that Santa Fe Salvage had a holding yard in San Bernadino we also have learned that the salvage price was most likely based on the "cost "  price of each unit,and the salvage company had to buy the entire shipment. Still many unanswered questions but a few blanks filled in. Now if we could find a former Hadley
transport driver and learn their process it would be huge to help figure this out completely...I hope to learn the date most of all.
Thanks for all that have contributed to this and please keep at it !!
Regards R.R.   

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: ’67 Flat Gas Cap Emblem – Got ‘em or Not?
« on: August 20, 2019, 08:38:47 PM »
Hi 67 Fans,
Just a few comments-0017 should be on this list. Also I am thinking 0003 was built with a flat cap and it was changed along with much of the interior to look more 1968.
Would like to also ask if anyone out there knows of any cars on the following list as the owners are in the registry but have not been to any conventions/shows recently.
0007-0049-0053-0059-0060-0065-0072-0075. And the 2 cars that are real different would be Lowells and 0176 both really not part of Shelbys official count of 1967 production.
Thanks in advance R.R.

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