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Messages - Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas

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I read it online, I also use the page flipping format. I can read it also as a pdf

its the only car equipped with a 260 and single two barrel carb as far as i know

We use soft sided luggage when traveling with the vintage cars. Easier to make fit in where we want it to be.

Enjoy the trip, we expect pictures along the way  8)

trying to drive 2,000 miles in 30 days, got about 300 to go and 4 days to do it
May owe Kopec a story when done

Bill S.

When we had a small plane I taught my wife how to pack light. When she got a Volvo with a giant trunk all those lessons went out the window. When she got her 04 Tbird she drew on those skills again. But 2 weeks luggage should always fit in the trunk not overflow into the back seat.

Trunk had spare tire, tool box with spare parts, cleaning supplies, two folding chairs, California duster, emergency kit, jump box,  jumper cables and hydraulic floor jack.. trunk was full :)

The Lounge / How to store luggage for a 2 week trip in a 66 GT350H
« on: June 06, 2023, 07:23:36 AM »
You fold the back seat down and load it as full as you can 😎
It always amazes people when they see it driven “as a regular car”
Can also drive it in the rain in traffic

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Installing Brake/Clutch Pedal Pads
« on: June 05, 2023, 09:21:24 PM »
Learn a lot of new and inventive swear words. Then they just seem to pop on

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Drive'em
« on: May 30, 2023, 05:42:53 PM »
make sure your wipers work, mine have two speeds, streak and smear
In Downtown DC on Memorial Day

The Lounge / Re: Just back from a Tour adventure
« on: May 16, 2023, 08:39:26 PM »
and if they did break, we had enough talents, tools and duct tape and baling wire to get it back on the road

The Lounge / Re: Just back from a Tour adventure
« on: May 15, 2023, 10:27:10 AM »
A few phone shots, should arrive home tomorrow and will look at what I took with the camera

The Lounge / Re: Just back from a Tour adventure
« on: May 15, 2023, 10:24:24 AM »
The moving blanket make an excellent sleeping pad in a GT350

Regional Shows and Events / Ford Carlisle 2023
« on: May 03, 2023, 08:51:56 AM »
Anyone going to Ford Carlisle this year? It seems like almost no early cars come to it anymore

The Lounge / Re: What’s in your garages other than Shelbys?
« on: April 20, 2023, 01:15:26 PM »
A 1953 Vincent Black Shadow, a 1950 Vincent Comet, and a 2006 Godet Egli Vincent, 1955 Matchless G80CS.

the 427 Cobras of motorcycles, on my dream list of things I'll never be able to afford

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: A Traitor among us!!!
« on: April 20, 2023, 09:03:10 AM »
A “barn find”  1969 Corvette. 427, 390 horsepower 4 speed with factory A/C and a hard top
Had to repair the nose of the car 85% original paint
Found all parts with it with the exception of the water pump, clutch fan, exhaust manifolds and carburetor
Here’s a picture of it loaded up after digging it out a garage 5 years ago and just a few days ago
Paid $2,000 for it
Special Ed has a great car and it appears so do many others, love them all

The Lounge / Re: What’s in your garages other than Shelbys?
« on: April 17, 2023, 05:45:00 PM »
Since i don't have a garage but instead have trailer and shed, this is what's in the driveway, trailer and shed.
In driveway
1993 VW Euro Van MV 5 speed manual owned since new. Sleeps two has original curtains for privacy and has remote locks added, trailer hitch and 6-disc CD player. also has a set of lattice style BBS wheels off an Audi A8 186,000 miles.
1997 Ford ranger flairside, 2.3 engine, slower than a turtle pulling a rock up a hill, i paid $2,000 for it 10 years ago only has 114,000 miles on it
1999 F350 Dually extended cab v10 gas with 2-wheel drive, it's used for only pulling the trailer a few times a year. purchased 7 years ago with 12,000 miles on it for $6,000. No one had ever sat in the jump seat and the passenger side still had the seat belts in plastic. Now has 43,000 miles on it.
2005 VW Passat Diesel SEL, owned since new and now has 205,000 miles on it. It consistently gets 46-47 MPG.
2003 26-foot Millenium Car Trailer, purchased 11 years ago from a divorce sale for $3,000, came with winch and other assorted goodies. He just didn't want the ex-wife to get it.
2022 VW Tiquan, one of retirement perks is a new lease car once a year, this is lease car number 52., wife picks the color and i just order it.
in shed
My professional grade unicycle that i at one time could ride, but a torn Achilles tendon stopped that, and I've been too afraid to try it again.
A folding bicycle designed by a retired NASA engineer that can be carried in its storage bag like a backpack, I tried it once to carry, wouldn't recement it, but its handy when at car shows to unfold and just ride around.
A cheap mountain/off road/cruiser bike. I used to ride around the neighborhood, cheap, heavy and indestructible.
My 1975 Kawasaki Z1B serial number 475, owned since new, i put 29,500 miles on it in the first 18 months i owned it, sits awaiting restoration in the next year. Now has 32,000 miles on it, all original expect the exhaust and the horn.
In the trailer
Last but not least a 1966 Shelby 6S1431, purchased in Dec 1971 for $1,000 with approx. 40,000 miles on it. is now approaching 244,000 miles. Been in 38 states, and Canada. been on several cross-country trips and just a blast to drive, I only wish i was younger since I get tired after about 6 hours of driving it. Old bones aren't as supple as they used to be.
All of them have memories, all of them have great stories and all of them are fun in their own way, so take what you got and enjoy it, there may be a day you can't, and you say, "I wish I had" rather than "I'm glad a I did."

Car 1431 has the early style covers

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