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The Lounge / The most original in the universe?
« on: June 12, 2022, 07:13:16 AM »
https://aglomerado.digital/en/web-stories/shelby-gt500-king-of-the-road-1968-and-the-most-original-in-the-universe/
A mighty bold claim by Barrett-Jackson, and anytime something claimed remotely similiar, my senses first reaction is to claim BS. I see lots of white cad bolts under the hood which I'd think "maybe not", but '68s are not my forte'.

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The Lounge / A 2021 Vintage Mini vs. Mustang Challenge
« on: June 09, 2021, 06:06:20 PM »
https://www.minimania.com/BulkEmail_HTML.cfm?id=33232

Have you ever dreamed of racing your Mini or C-Sedan Coupe at Goodwood? Would you like to attend a race that exceeds expectations on track and off? Don't have a massive race budget or a passport? Read on...

We are excited to announce an exclusive event that is designed to enliven the classic rivalry between Mustangs and Minis, at one of the best racetracks in all North America - Laguna Seca! Announcing the 2021 Velocity Invitational Mini vs Mustang Endurance Challenge, November 10 - 14, 2021.

This is a premium event with exceptional hospitality and ample track time. Much more than just a race weekend, this event offers incomparable value and social appeal. Exclusive hospitality, food, and drinks are all included with your entry. It is a very spousal-friendly event.

There will be a night race in addition to the qualifying and feature races (please see attached provisional schedule). Full grids competing in other sessions during the event will provide plenty of unique and rare race cars on display, with some of the most valuable race cars from around the world challenging each other on the track. Please visit https://velocityinvitational.com/ for more general event information.

We are aiming to rival Goodwood with car quality. Two drivers will share the track time for all the sessions, including the Friday "Night Enduro"

Note that cars will require headlights and taillights to compete. Cars must be well presented and prepared to C-Sedan configuration. Please contact Don Racine for tech, eligibility questions, or to get on the event list:

DonRacine177@gmail.com

Please consider joining us at the legendary Laguna Seca circuit for this exclusive event!

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Has anyone compared them side by side to note the difference?  My wheels are restored (albeit worn) originals.

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For the first 50 or so 66 chasses delivered (i.e. 253-310), what do we know of the build dates on the ID tags on those AUTOMATIC transmissions?  Does anyone have a tag photo from one of these transmissions, or what was stamped on one???

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Concours Talk / Source for 65-6 tunnel snubber plate?
« on: November 29, 2020, 12:34:36 AM »
Is anyone aware of someone who has the trans tunnel snubbler bounce plate that is opposite of the 9 inch snubber for 65-6 still in stock?

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Up For Auction / Paxton Fuel Pressure Gauge
« on: October 25, 2020, 06:48:19 PM »
http://ebay.us/Mm17nS?cmpnId=5338273189 Bidding opened at $99.99

In full disclosure it's mine; taken out of my car as itis incorrect (naturally). "OEM Paxton Supercharger 2 1/8" Fuel Pressure Gauge 0-15# circa late 70s. Condition is "Used".-- 2 ⅛Ē PAXTON fuel pressure gauge, 0-15 psi, of unknown vintage (but older than 37 years of known ownership) taken out of a '66 GT350 it was incorrect for.  Displays the three red 'V' sparrows after 'PAXTON'.  Face is bright and defect free.  Reads accurately; S-W 240A fuel pump was bench tested for 5 psi, an under-hood gauge read 5 psi, and this gauge read 5 psi when all were installed together in the car. The needle rests a needle-width above zero with no pressure applied.  The only fault I can see is found under a good light at the 3 oíclock position along a 12 mm arc, about 0.5 mm wide. There is a bubble in the original paint and some veining growing along the edge (see photo).  On the back, there is some discoloration of the thin nickel(?) plating from handling.  If you stick the port up your nose it smells of gas(oline).  If your head is up your bumm, you'll smell gas as well.  It has been always installed old-school with a thin copper pipette line directly to a carburetor or fuel line.  THERE IS NO PROVISION FOR AN INTERNAL LIGHT SOURCE IN THIS GAUGE!!! "

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Well, the subject pretty much sums up my request. I have not forwarded the question to Craig Conley yet, hoping to capture responses here-in. Craig's kit uses a mechanical pump that equalizes one side of the operation or the other, so I was wondering whether similar pumps were used in the 60s, and what they looked like.  I sure hope they were not a chromed up tart of one sort or another.

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In photos, the 013 DLR plates gather so much attention, but the Atzbach collection had a 1B 4101 plate also attributed to the organization.  What was the difference(s) in their application(s)?

I have my suspicions,  but would like a knowledgable answer.

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Concours Talk / 65-6 Monte Carlo Bars
« on: August 29, 2020, 03:52:57 AM »
Simple right?... well, are they? Had a straight one I may have purchased from NPD for just the end plates, but they don't near cover the contact patch of the one my car has had for years, and the break from one plane to the other is too sharp. So questions start being generated:
1) what is the thickness of an original's flange? Weight?
2) Is there any un-distinguishable from originals out there? From whom?
3) What would/should I look for in a quality piece?

[Background info: My car spent years on the dragstrip so I cannot be confident any part of mine is original to the car]

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The Lounge / Unusual Weber manifold ID?
« on: June 27, 2020, 05:21:23 PM »
Has any seen a manifold like this one before; who made it?
153911462592 on ebay

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Finned aluminum pan for C4 availability?
« on: April 30, 2020, 06:09:00 AM »
Given recent discussion of leaky C4 oil pans:
 
Iíve constantly got a leak from the pan gasket.

Iíve removed the pan and straightened the ridge along the bolt holes, refitted a cork gasket and torqued the bolts to 15 foot pounds.

The leak continues.

Iíve donít it 3 times and still leaks.

I welcome suggestions as to what can fix this problem.

Acknowledging an aluminum pan for a C4 transmission is not original, is there a fully finned no-name pan out there, or one with enough meat so any raised name can be ball milled down to remove the name (or just leave the finned remnants there of)?

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The Lounge / What has happened to John Guinta (MadeUlook)?
« on: April 21, 2020, 07:12:55 PM »
He has not been responding to correspondence WRT closing SAAC listings

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Wanted to Buy / Looking for C60A-A and -B Holley dual carbs for 289
« on: April 16, 2020, 01:30:49 AM »
Interested in 289 dual holley carbs
C6OA-9510-A, Holley list 3360
C6OA-9510-B, Holley list 3361

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The Lounge / De Tomaso P72 is new, but not lost on me
« on: October 30, 2019, 08:12:55 PM »
OKay, I've been asleep, and migraines have taken control but it has not taken the AWE out of some of the new vehicles. Case in point: De Tomaso P72 gets a 5.0-liter Ford V8 with 700+ horsepower...

The article begins with, "All the comments the Hong Kong-based Consolidated Ideal TeamVentures (CIT) have made about resurrecting the De Tomaso brand have stressed the company's focus on staying true to De Tomaso's intentions and the values of his car company. The first proof of that came in CIT deciding to pay homage to the practically unknown De Tomaso P70 with the P72, instead of going for the slam dunk with a Pantera facsimile. The second proof comes in the choice of engine for the P72: Ford's 5.0-liter Coyote V8 further developed by De Tomaso and Roush Performance. ..."
https://s.aolcdn.com/dims-global/dims3/GLOB/legacy_thumbnail/1049x590/quality/80/https://s.aolcdn.com/os/ab/_cms/2019/08/17135832/01-de-tomaso-p72-quail.jpg[/img]]

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/30/de-tomaso-p72-roush-ford-coyote-v8/?yptr=yahoo

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