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The Lounge / Tall Paul's Ford
« on: February 10, 2023, 07:19:41 AM »
Check out this ad.  I will take a dozen please.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: No seatbelt reminder light in dash
« on: February 06, 2023, 07:41:08 PM »

Early cars, like mine completed in December, 1968, did not come with a seat belt warning light.  My car also does not have deluxe seat belts, however.  They have black surrounds instead of chrome.  The early cars also came with light teak woodgrain instead of the darker walnut. 

Florida Region SAAC / Re: Stangs VS Vettes January 28, 2023
« on: February 04, 2023, 11:01:38 AM »
I personally thought the original-paint 68 1/2 GT next to me should have won.  2 owner car and the current owner purchased it from his brother in 1970. 

Not a fan of the green interior, however.  Check out the two youngsters that sat on the pavement for 90 minutes and drew my car.  That was a first.

Florida Region SAAC / Re: Stangs VS Vettes January 28, 2023
« on: February 04, 2023, 10:55:30 AM »
Have to give a big shout out to the top show winner Bob Z. and his awesome 69 GT350 vert!  See replies #10&13

Thanks buddy! 

The Lounge / Re: Really?
« on: February 03, 2023, 09:44:08 AM »
I have Heacock Classic, which is underwritten by American Modern Insurance Group.  Never had a claim, but no significant price increases either.  I also have my 2016 Mustang GT insured on the same policy for $250/year. 

The Lounge / Re: The Mustang is officially DEAD - it gets worse
« on: February 03, 2023, 09:41:48 AM »
Yet the 2024 Mustang GT with dual throttle body intakes is rated at 480 HP, and is one badass muscle car.   

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: FMX Issue
« on: January 09, 2023, 05:36:04 PM »
I called the shop in Hanover, PA that rebuilt my FMX back in 2013.  He said it was the governor that is sticking.  I need to remove the governor and clean it out.  He thinks there is a removable governor inspection plate on the tailshaft housing to allow me to do this myself.  If not, then I have to take it to a tranny shop to remove the tailshaft housing to clean out the governor.   

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / FMX Issue
« on: January 09, 2023, 08:43:56 AM »
In the past 6 months or so, my FMX doesn't want to downshift into first gear when engine/trans is cold.  I find the car starts out in 2nd or 3rd gear at stop signs when cold.  Anyone know what I can do to fix this?  Fluid and filter change?  Thanks.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 69/70 original wheels
« on: January 09, 2023, 08:41:12 AM »
Just an F.Y.I. If anyone is thinking about ordering a set of wheels from Craig, don't think about it too long. I had been trying to decide between buying the repops and getting mine redone. A couple of years ago the pops were I believe $500 or $550 and restore was $400. This past May I contacted him for an update and now $600 and $450 and like a dummy I hesitated. The other day I figured let's spend some leftover Christmas cash and now $750 and $500. and he doesn't know how long he can hold that price. Needless to say my order went in while I was on the phone with him. A number of factors are affecting this but 1 thing for certain, they aren't going to come down so............

I've been waiting for the prices to drop on Craig's 69 shelby wheels.  I'm still running around spinning the tires every chance I get on the original, glued, non-riveted rims.  They are a bit pitted and rusty in areas, but that patina helps squelch the critics at local cruises that say my car must be a clone, in spite of the Marti report being displayed.   ;)

Wanted to Buy / Re: 69 convertible top moldings
« on: December 17, 2022, 08:44:32 AM »
Are the curved convertible hockey sticks supposed to be chrome?  Mine are lightly pitted and I wanted to get them refinished.  Would re-chroming be the correct way to restore them?  Thanks.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 68 GT350 vs 69 GT500
« on: December 08, 2022, 05:08:21 PM »
I expect to lose money on my 69 Shelby convertible when I sell it in 15 years or so.  By then, there will be far fewer people still alive, and healthy enough,  that will appreciate these cars enough to pony up significant money for one.  Personally, I won't mind if I sell my Shelby for less than I paid for it because I will have enjoyed it for 25+ years.   

I would highly recommend Roger Williams.  They built my engine and did a great job.

The Lounge / Re: Close Call
« on: October 09, 2022, 08:38:21 AM »
Are your neighbors going to rebuild? What's the general mood down there?

Yes, it appears that way.  Mostly deserted.

The Lounge / Close Call
« on: October 08, 2022, 07:19:17 PM »
My 69 GT350 Convertible survived a direct hit by hurricane Ian.   We built a new house on a barrier island in SW Florida.  Fortunately it was built to 160mph wind standard.  I evacuated for 10 days, and when I got back no damage or flooding to the shelby or the house.   Houses built in the 1970s lost their roofs across the street from me. Feeling lucky!  My house is just below the blue dot in the photo.

Services Offered / Re: Final Update
« on: September 26, 2022, 07:20:34 PM »
Great update!!

I have a K211S engine tag from my car if you ever need a photo. 

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