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SAAC-46 / Re: SAAC 46 Concours winner list
« on: August 03, 2021, 09:42:22 PM »
No Cobras were entered in concours this year.  :(

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SAAC-46 / Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« on: July 29, 2021, 07:58:20 PM »
For trucks/trailers that arenít racing, are we parking at the hotel? Also, is check in at the hotel?

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: SAAC 46 CA
« on: March 04, 2021, 12:53:29 AM »
Is that the museum in Martinez? I haven't been there yet but heard it is awesome. The SAAC 46 announcement email states they're going to try for a social there so hopefully that happens!

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: SAAC 46 CA
« on: March 03, 2021, 11:59:25 PM »
My dad and I will be there! Not too often conventions land in Cali!

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Whoís got the HOT potato?!
« on: December 12, 2020, 03:49:47 PM »
As CSX2259 alluded to, the key issue is the owner selling the VIN: "Before cubing the Shelby, he removed and sold the serial number..."

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Wanted to Buy / Re: '66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
« on: June 29, 2020, 06:13:37 PM »
Just curious - are the chrome vs painted wheels the same besides the chrome? Couldn't the chrome just be stripped and wheels painted?

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Up For Auction / Re: Unrestored but nice '66 on BaT
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:12:20 AM »
Beautiful '66! Love the green/gold combo and its driven history!

One photo I found interesting is the engine compartment. I've never seen shock towers with holes cut out for, what I'm assuming, is to provide UCA zerk fitting access. Was this a mod done before the 90-degree fittings became available?

Good luck with the sale!

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / eBay Shenanigans - 66 GT350 VIN Plate
« on: June 28, 2019, 08:23:20 PM »
Browsing eBay and this ridiculousness showed up. Appears this scammer is trying to sell an original '66 GT350 VIN plate, with matching Canadian title or registration, and the supposedly numbers-matching engine is available too. Seller says the engine available is "believed" to be from the same '66 GT350, so I'm assuming a verification of Ford engine VIN and SFM VIN hasn't been done with Howard.

Haven't contacted the seller but it'd be interesting to find out the SFM number and notify the current owner.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1966-Ford-Mustang-Shelby-GT350-Fender-Plate-Serial-Number/264378103676

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Replicas and Tribute / Re: Cam Suggestions
« on: April 08, 2019, 02:39:21 AM »
I never suggested the OP should randomly choose a cam that doesn't match his springs. I don't consider having a custom ground cam made that is optimized to your usage, but doesn't exceed your springs' specs, as half-assing it. Anytime you assemble an engine you obviously should check pushrod length and PtoV clearance; these are easy to check and the required tools cheap to acquire. 

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Replicas and Tribute / Re: Cam Suggestions
« on: April 08, 2019, 01:57:38 AM »
No one has a cam cut around the max compression of the springs, but the cam requirements. The springs are chosen to work with the cam.  You're not going to be turning 7200 rpm on the street and you're going to lose all your bottom end with cam designed for that rpm range.
                                                                     -Keith

You can if you already have the springs and don't want to change them, within reason. Not saying this is the best solution but I've done it in the past and it's worked well. Additionally, this is the exact case the OP is in.

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Replicas and Tribute / Re: 65 Coil Spring
« on: April 08, 2019, 01:37:47 AM »
In my '66, I have 1-inch dropped springs and the Shelby/Arning drop. If I jack up the front end and remove the wheel, the spring still has enough tension to not want to come out easily. However, once I unbolt that side's sway bar, the UCA literally drops until it hits the body, if I let it. I usually place a floor jack under the LCA and then unbolt the sway bar so that I can slowly lower the suspension. Once lowered, these dropped-springs literally fall out and a compressor isn't needed.

I do have the correct spring compressor which bolts to the spring perch, in place of the shock, and compresses the spring/perch/UCA, but then you must either unbolt the perch or remove the UCA and that was more work than just unbolting the sway bar.

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 SHELBY REGISTRY Ė 2019 EDITION
« on: March 28, 2019, 12:52:57 PM »
Why is there no list of owners, and previous owners, like in the last '65 thru '67 registry. That was very nice to have when looking up who owned each car over the last 50 years. Maybe it can be included in the future ones. Ron

In the new Registry, literally the entire last half of the book is exactly what youíre asking about; each carís detailed history with previous owners listed. Obviously some cars donít have complete info listed if the Registrars never received updates but most cars have some details.

Rocket is talking about an index of owners with corresponding VIN numbers after all of the registry entry's. You can look up by owner's last name and then see which car/cars are tied to their name, then you can flip to the entry and read the details.    The latest 1968-1970 book didn't have it either.  I imagine it is a much larger task to undertake.  Most likely very time consuming.  I think the previous book spoiled us with that part....  ;D  No complaints here, the book is an awesome reference source that not a lot of other car marque's have in our hobby.

Thanks for clarifying, Brian!

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 SHELBY REGISTRY Ė 2019 EDITION
« on: March 28, 2019, 12:34:30 PM »
Why is there no list of owners, and previous owners, like in the last '65 thru '67 registry. That was very nice to have when looking up who owned each car over the last 50 years. Maybe it can be included in the future ones. Ron

In the new Registry, literally the entire last half of the book is exactly what youíre asking about; each carís detailed history with previous owners listed. Obviously some cars donít have complete info listed if the Registrars never received updates but most cars have some details.

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 SHELBY REGISTRY Ė 2019 EDITION
« on: March 28, 2019, 12:09:24 AM »
Thanks for this! You're right, I re-read page 12 of the new '65 Registry and it states that end of March is when GT350 production picked up in the new (LAX) location with the new facility's grand opening being end of May.

So I'm guessing since the first batch of 110 SJ Mustangs were completely delivered to SA-Venice by Jan 4th, '65, that before production began in March at LAX, they had transported/driven the remaining unfinished knocked-down Mustangs to the LAX site?

Might be better to split off into another topic...

Of the 110 cars received by Jan 4 (I think 5019 arriving by itself on that day could be an accounting error), all of them had work started except 5S109/110/111/112/113, which those appear to be the first ones started at LAX on 3/29.  Hard to say what the condition of unfinished cars were and if they were trailered or driven to LAX.  It took until 4/26 to finish the 45 or so street cars and some of the R models that were originally received at Venice.  I guess the balance of the 110 cars were R models started/not-started.

What's interesting is that of the 2nd batch starting to be received on 3/19, the first one wasn't completed until 4/23 (5S163).  Starting on 4/26, the completion of cars really started to take off.

Definitely interesting! Thanks for elaborating.

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