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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.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / 289 Engine Stages
« on: March 06, 2019, 07:07:55 PM »
I've noticed recently with some Dragonsnake listings and other Cobra ads that 289 engine upgrades were offered as Stage I/II/III. Can anyone explain the differences each of the stages offered?

Selling factory 1966 Mustang Fastback headliner bows & rods that I pulled from my car during restoration. Parts appear in original condition with what appears to be original paint markings. These 65-66 Fastback headliner bows are not reproduced and rarely come-up for sale.

Asking $250 + shipping from 90503.

Short bow is 48” and ends are: unpainted/bronze (yellowish)
Medium bow is 48-5/16” and ends are: unpainted/grey (bluish)
Long bow is 50-1/8” and ends are: black/pink
Two retaining wires (rods) are 7-3/8”
Note: lengths measured straight across, tip to tip.


Parts For Sale / 289-302 Cobra Aluminum Oil Pan - Torrance, CA
« on: February 15, 2019, 02:52:00 AM »
For sale is an excellent condition reproduction Cobra cast aluminum oil pan for 289/302s in 65-73 Ford Mustangs and 65/66 Shelby GT350s. Purchased from Tony Branda Parts and currently selling new for $610; asking $400 + shipping from 90503.

•   7.5 qt total capacity (6.5 qt in pan, 1 qt in filter)
•   Outside fins and “COBRA” polished, like original
•   Features the original design of hinged "trap door" baffles to help control oil slosh, however, one of the two doors is missing. It would be easy to fabricate though.
•   Inside lip has been enlarged for easier installation with oil pickup
•   Casting areas around bolt heads have been smoothed to allow easier installation
•   Pan has been professionally drilled/tapped for ½-NPT (plug included), for use with most oil temp senders
•   Can use stock pickup (included)
•   Can use stock dipstick (not included)
•   Includes drain plug
•   Includes ’66 GT350 correct bolts, which work on any 289/302. However, using studs or Torx/Allen-head fasteners would work best since it’s difficult to get a socket or wrench on many of the bolts, with this pan’s design.
•   Uses standard Ford 289 oil pan gasket set (4-piece) (not included)


SAAC Forum Requests / Block a Forum
« on: February 11, 2019, 11:39:14 PM »

I see in our Profile settings that we can block particular members but is it possible to block all postings from a particular Forum? For example, there are some Regional Forums which post excessively and I have zero interest in; when I click on the link "Show unread posts since last visit" at the top of the SAAC Forum, I'd prefer if there was a way to block those regions' postings from even appearing. Any chance?


1965 GT350/R-Model / R-model Shock Spacers
« on: February 06, 2019, 12:21:44 PM »
I was recently in a discussion with another SA enthusiast and on his car he'd installed approx 1/2" spacers in-between the upper shock mount and the tower bracket. I've also seen OVC Mustang's replica r-models with this mod. This enthusiast stated it was a Phil R. mod for r-models but it's something I haven't seen documented anywhere in the past.

I can see the benefit of moving up the shocks, if you've lowered the car, to restore them to their optimal operational range and prevent bottoming out but I'm more interested if it was a mod done in the 60s or something created recently.


Los Angeles Region SAAC / Annual Peterson Shelby Cruise In
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:15:02 PM »
Hey all!

Peterson Auto Museum has posted details for their annual Shelby cruise in on Jan 6th. They expect 400+ Shelby Mustangs and Cobras to attend!
RSVP here:

This year they've also created an event the evening prior to the cruise in (Sat Jan 5th 6-9pm) celebrating Carroll. Here's a quote:
"In celebration of Carroll Shelby’s legacy and his contributions to automotive engineering and motorsports as a whole, the Petersen will be hosting an exclusive 2-day event featuring a once-in-a-lifetime panel discussion of legendary drivers, Forza driving competition and live entertainment."
You can purchase tickets here:

Hopefully see a bunch of you at the cruise in!

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