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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Numbers on seat
« on: Today at 08:13:42 AM »
Hereís a few pictures of a 1966 GT350 with original seats that the owner has owned since 1969. They are faded but appear to be the car number written on the bottom of the seat back. It was used to make sure the seats were returned to the correct car when the interior was removed to install the side scoops and side windows according to information supplied to the owner

Has anyone else have more information on this unique piece of seat information?

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: The Shelby American Annual
« on: Today at 08:04:19 AM »
Nothing in Chesapeake Beach, Phil and are ďtoo far southĒ I guess

The Lounge / Re: pie run in maryland
« on: November 25, 2023, 03:02:42 PM »

Coreyís car looks good. Did you your 68 or Debís 65 over to the Pie Run ?

The Lounge / Re: What are you thankful for?
« on: November 22, 2023, 08:42:21 PM »
Iím thankful for what Iíve already done, all the people Iíve met and all what I hope to do

SAAC-49 / Re: Announcing SAAC-49
« on: November 21, 2023, 12:53:03 PM »
Pork Roll sandwiches for everybody! (It's a Jersey thing)

Special Activities include:
Find the missing body in the Pine Barrens
Find the best Pizza slice at Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Debate at 7:00 Wednesday night - "Is there a Central New Jersey"?
Wednesday at midnight - Unsanctioned brawl of New York vs Philly sports fans. After, for those still wanting more, "Pork Roll vs Taylor Ham".
Special drive-by with the Sopranos
Spot the "Bennies"

Missing body? Donít you mean  ďbodiesĒ? Also they arenít missing, they are carefully positioned as to not disclose their location
Best pizza? Itís always ďthat other placeĒ that no longer exists
Jersey? Area code 201, all the rest are wanna beí (sorry 609)
Philadelphia has a jail at their stadium, they win hands down, plus they are related to the Jets and the New York NFL teams play in the Meadowlands, and you donít want to dig in the areas around there, no telling who you might find, tell Mr. Hoffa
Taylorís Pork Roll on a hard roll, or for you non meat eaters, a hard roll and butter, the breakfast of champions
Drive by Sopranos? Change that to any of the ďfamilyĒ and thatís most of real Jersey ( north Jersey, except for those occasional trip to the pine barrens to ď take out the trashĒ
Much more great things about Jersey ( itís the only state you can drop the first word and people still understand where youíre talking about, take that Dakotaís and Carolinaís) and you donít have to pump your own gas 

and more......

Please Oh Lord, let me win the lottery.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Glad I checked them
« on: November 05, 2023, 01:52:43 AM »
Got it

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Glad I checked them
« on: November 04, 2023, 06:23:13 PM »
Steve, that's a great lesson for everyone. And good thing you had the right parts to correctly repair it.

If you've been driving on Blue Streaks, switching to the T/As must make it feel like riding in a Lincoln by comparison.  Amazing what everyone drove on, back in the day. Tires have definitely improved in the past 60-years. Even something as archaic as a Radial T/A is better than a bias ply.

I immediately put radials on every classic car I buy. I'll spend the extra bucks to get the sidewalls trimmed-out to look like the original bias ply tires, but I want radial rubber touching the pavement.  Better ride, handling, mpg and safety. Just my $0.02.

A two-mile test drive on the Blue Streaks convinced me that they best to use for a static display. They are amazingly horrible but look fantastic. I am thinking of replacing the BF Goodrich tires with the Coker Goodyear Polyglas Radial RWL FR70-14 but would like to get an opinion of someone who has used them before. At $445 a tire it could be an expensive mistake.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Glad I checked them
« on: November 03, 2023, 05:20:16 PM »
I drive my car a lot and recently I noticed the brakes were a little "grabby", especially when cold. While backing into a parking sport last Saturday I noticed that the left rear brake had a grabbing rubbing noise. Well today I decided to do a little maintenance in the driveway on the car. I donít have a garage so most work is done either in the driveway or sometimes in the trailer where it is stored.  I had thought perhaps the rear shoe had become loose or even debonded even though they are riveted, or perhaps one of the hold down pins had broken. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the left rear wheel cylinder was leaking and had begun to saturate the lining. I had ordered earlier in the week replacement shoes and hardware but had neglected to get wheel cylinders. Luckily in my supply of parts I buy to keep on hand I had a set of rebuilt original small bleeder rear wheel cylinder . A few hours later after a lot of clean up I took the car for a test drive and I guess I hadnít noticed how bad the braking had become. They are now smooth and progressive and no groaning and moaning when cold. I also switch ed the tires and wheels from the original Goodyear Blue Streaks to the tried-and-true BF Goodrich T/A radials.  The weather is turning colder and I want to get a few more rides in before the weather gets crappy but I guess the lesson is to be more aware of things and check them a lot more.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 2023 MCACN
« on: October 19, 2023, 09:34:59 AM »
Itís perhaps the best collection of Muscle Cars at any show
Canít make it this year, but maybe next year
Love black cars

A wealth of knowledge, a compassionate person who shared. He will be missed

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Contacting Randy Gillis ....
« on: October 04, 2023, 07:33:18 PM »
I hope that his time away from the forum was good for him. I had a few dealings with him and like others say he was a wealth of information and was always willing to share
He will be missed and the void he has left will be tough to fill
Thoughts and prayers go out to his family

SAAC Forum Requests / Re: technical section ?
« on: September 29, 2023, 11:34:15 AM »

Misc. For Sale / Re: New Tom Cotter book
« on: September 25, 2023, 08:43:41 PM »
Hope one is offered as a yankee swap prize next April/May

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