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I got to thinking who owns what. So I can attach a car to a forum member. NBD if you don't own one as enthusiasm is the mantra of SAAC.  Also in the description a brief history if you like like is it "papered" in MCA, SAAC, Team Shelby. Thanks in advance for all who participate. Almost like a virtual Shelby meet.
 I'll go first. My vert I have owned since 1985. MCA concours driven gold in 2003 but like it says at the bottom "not any more" for a few reasons. I restored it myself except for outer paint(I painted the underside trunk and engine bay) and top. Drivetrain original and detailed with new seals. Interior mostly original. Gary

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Up For Auction / Pookie is on the prowl
« on: August 17, 2021, 04:20:49 PM »
This came through on my facebook feed.

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Roll bar designer
« on: June 21, 2021, 06:31:54 AM »
Yesterday while at the Motor Muster at Greenfield Village in Dearborn I met the designer of the 68-70 Shelby vert roll bar designer. As a young "kid" at Ford he was given the task of designing a roll bar for the vert as they already had one for the fastback. He was also tasked later to make the 67 Snake in the Shelby fender emblem into a 3d design. He credited the metal men for the final product but it was his design also. First the 68 Fender emblems then the snakes found on 69-70 cars. Over the years it has been cool to meet many who have designed this or that on these cars. He was also tasked with designing the 1994 Mustang.  Gary

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Deluxe seat belts.
« on: June 12, 2021, 04:46:25 AM »
So after watching the topic on the KR and 69 Mach1 being sold  on that you tube video I have one about seat belts.  Should all Shelbys in 1969 and Mach1s have the chrome ring around the seat belts? I have seen them both ways and thought the chrome ring on Mach1s were another interior option package. Looking at photos on SAAC NV I have seen some Shelbys without the chrome ring and seen more than a few Mach1s without it. So was there a deluxe(chrome ring) seat belt option on the Mach1s in 69 and 69 Shelbys without it is just another factory error or owner installed during resto error? I bring it up because Jeff Y mentioned it in that you tube video on that 69 Mach1 not having the chrome ring around the belts. My 69 Mach1 does not have them. Gary

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Motor City Region SAAC / mounting period correct tires
« on: June 09, 2021, 08:24:16 AM »
Well it appears corporate America is getting more stupid by the year. No chain tire stores in the Detroit area will mount a 1970s tire on a rim. It doesn't matter your intention as they cannot mount a tire over 10 years old. Safety issue. I asked have they ever mounted an old "good" tire and have it blow up? I told them to mount it and I'd fill it at home. Its a spare that will never hit the ground. So where are people going to mount their tires? Gary

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Wanted to Buy / 68 GT350 parts wanted auto vert. UPDATED
« on: May 26, 2021, 12:57:15 PM »
OK, here is an UPDATED list for my friend's GT350 auto vert. Some parts he has already bought off of SAAC members here like rocker moldings, DS side scoop, hood locks dash assy, wheels, etc.  Thanks for all of you who responded and who sold him parts.  By the parts he has bought so far he is really serious on having one of the best 68 GT350 verts around.  Gary
)set of SHELBY letters
)battery hold down bracket
)Emco vacuum port deep coated
)complete exhaust
)pass window vent gasket(triangle)
)Bumper bolts
)Used stainless moldings
)NOS right exhaust manifold C6OE
)Emblem for gas cap
)steering wheel wood center with chrome
)Possible perfect or mint steering wheel
)right fiberglass scoop
)front short window cranks
)black vert kick panels
)NOS deluxe door panels
)drivers door chrome pull handle
)Bake lite carb spacer for 302
)door seals NOS both sides
)Floor reinforcement plate and bolts (65-69 verts)
)NOS quarter panel jam to window seals both sides
)Shelby hubcaps
)original fuel sender
)button top fuel pump (car is a march 13 build  engine is a end of Feb/beginning of March build)


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Wanted to Buy / 1968 passengers side lower scoop
« on: May 25, 2021, 05:44:26 AM »
I am looking for an original 1968 pass lower scoop. Thanks. Gary

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The Lounge / what are pookies ebay handles
« on: May 12, 2021, 08:30:51 PM »
What handles does he go by on Ebay. Is roadcars one of them. If not, who is" theRoadcars". 

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / correct vented gas cap
« on: May 02, 2021, 03:27:43 PM »
Does anyone have a pic of the correct vented gas cap and also the Ford number used? Thanks

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Wanted to Buy / 68 Parts
« on: April 22, 2021, 10:35:10 AM »
Looking for original side scoops for a March 68 Shelby vert. Also looking for front window cranks and interior door handles. Does anyone repo the door handles correctly clocked? Nos rocker moldings. More to come. Helping a friend with his car. Thanks. Gary

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / 69-70 door panel restoration
« on: March 23, 2021, 07:02:34 AM »
I have been asked this question by a few friends. Who does 69-70 deluxe door panel restoration? I had Gene Painter do a few sets back in the 1990s but my sources say he retired in 2005 and is now deceased? Did anyone take over his business? Other companies? Thanks. Gary

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / new purchase questions
« on: March 13, 2021, 01:07:50 PM »
One of my best friends just purchased a March 13  built 68 GT350 Auto. A few  things on it to me. The first is the OO told the second owner(my friend is the 3rd owner) that the autolite carb/aluminum intake is original to the car. The second is that the shift handle is chrome and not woodgrain. Again, supposed to be original to the car and were they still being used in the middle of March? (TCS says late cars got woodgrain). Were the side scoops changed around this time(minor change to it). Thanks. BTW I told him to go to http://www.thecoralsnake.com/ and brush up. He isn't a FB/forum type kind of guy. Since he has a 69 B9 and 69 B2 along with 11 other cars its about time he bought a Shelby. Gary

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / 1969-70 Vert black seats.
« on: March 10, 2021, 12:35:41 PM »
So I'm looking at a 69 B2 on BaT. It has 4A bucket seats which are the comfortweave with no red stripe. So why does Ford list a separate 7A "deluxe" bucket seat that  the Verts used? So is there a difference? They look the same to me(Shelby buckets and B2 4A buckets) or was it the hardware attached to mount the vert that designated the 7A(black)? Thanks

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