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SAAC-47 / Re: Saac 47 pictures anyone?
« on: July 02, 2022, 12:08:52 PM »
Thank you for the pictures of the 66 GT350. At the time of my post I didn't realize it was a carryover car.   Still, thank you Jeff for posting.

SAAC-47 / Re: Saac 47 pictures anyone?
« on: June 29, 2022, 08:55:39 AM »
By chance, did anyone take several pictures of the W. white 1966 GT350 under the bleachers during concours judging? specifically looking for several engine bay shots. Unfortunately, I was there but participating in the track experience didn't have time to go over. Thank you for pics in advance. TY, Fred   

SAAC-47 / Re: Attendance
« on: June 24, 2022, 08:24:23 AM »
Yes Rick I enjoyed you too. Maybe next time we can go out on track together. Glad you made it to the show!

SAAC-47 / Re: Attendance
« on: June 23, 2022, 03:06:16 PM »
yes it was my first SAAC national show and enjoyed it. Arrived Wednesday noon and stayed through end of day Saturday, traveled 810 miles round trip. Super easy SAAC registration\check in.   I brought my slow Nascar race car and drove in the SAAC track event Thursday & Friday.  I met amazing long term SAAC members and made new friends with Larry Corda (cool car 6S172 raced in the vintage SAAC race),  Doug 6S2318, Joe (Boss 429), Rick & Carl. Very nice cars and better people. Tony Branda parked beside me in his 289 AC Cobra! Spent a little time with Howard Pardee & Kurt Vogt.   Was very pleased for my first national show- it exceeded my expectations. The Indy racetrack is iconic and blessed to drive on the track at speed. Lastly, the SVRA event was a bonus.  Thank you all which participated in making this happen and I hope we do it again at the Indy track soon.

As far as attendance, a Indy track worker told me on Saturday over 1000 spectators tickets were sold. I've never been to a previous SAAC National show but I would say about 100 to 125 cars displayed on Saturday. It was a mixture of all cars displaying. It seemed like a good turn out.

Question - In the past, has there ever been a SAAC "approved or certified" car which did not have its original VIN? Maybe not the Dennis Collins car ........ but, in general, could a car be approved through SAAC using circumstantial documentation?

SAAC works incredibly hard to ensure accuracy in the chain of custody and integrity of each car. My gut tells me SAAC would NOT certify a car without its original VIN.

Does anyone know of any past examples? Thank you fred

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Date Code Opinions
« on: January 26, 2022, 04:06:31 PM »
My car was built after yours ( 2227 in late April or early May) and my engine build date is 6D20L. It might help to use as a comparison.  Good luck on your friends purchase, Fred

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Tach location on 66?
« on: January 22, 2022, 08:44:53 PM »
As I was comparing previously posted pictures of the tach mounting holes. Amazing how all holes are located in identical locations.  You would think (unless SA technician using a template) might put some in a slightly different location. Here is mine too, It was nice seeing the original color when i removed the old original dash pad. Question. The screws used to hold down tach mount look the same as used to mount the dash instrument cluster in dash.  If this correct? Thanks Fred

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 66 San Jose ball joint plug nut color?
« on: December 30, 2021, 07:14:30 PM »
what protective coating is used to keep parts which have a bare steel finish from rusting? a flat and satin clear coat?

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 50 years
« on: December 30, 2021, 11:20:27 AM »
Congratulations Steve for 50 years of great ownership!  I enjoyed meeting you at the national ford show in Carlisle in 2021. You and your car presented well.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Question 1966 GT-350 Side Scoop rivets
« on: December 29, 2021, 11:12:02 AM »
Jeff- I'm not sure how-to re-post the pictures but in this original thread ( on page 1) dated 2\28\ 2019 listed pictures of earlier and later examples of 1966 GT350's side scoops. It was a red scoop and white scoop displaying my same plastic rivet. Maybe it was not your pictures, but someone in this original thread posted those 2 pictures in 2019.

Sorry to continue to further this rivet issue but it is really important for me (and potentially others with later built GT-350s) when i start reassembly. 

thank you, Jeff, for your guidance- Fred

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Question 1966 GT-350 Side Scoop rivets
« on: December 28, 2021, 07:14:13 PM »
Jeff / Bob,  thank you for your response. Looking at this thread back in Feb 2019 Jeff loaded a couple pics of other cars with same rivet configuration. Also I took pics today of the RH side and is the Same. Though I know I can't be 100 percent on this suggestion, but I've restored or stripped a lot mustangs and my car looks like it was never wrecked. Maybe I'm not clearly understanding your suggestion, but seems if you don't think they are SA original? .

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Question 1966 GT-350 Side Scoop rivets
« on: December 27, 2021, 01:01:38 PM »
Thank you for the responses. I'm assuming the moisture plastic barrier cover was installed at the San Jose plant when built, if I implied was installed at S.A. I apologize.  It was only on the passenger side of car but both sides have the glue residue suggesting at one time both sides has moisture barrier installed. I'm no expert, but maybe when the SA tech installed my cars duct hose rather than removing plastic barrier, on the RH side just moved out the way? I will load pictures of glue on surface. It is funny how when I loaded pics of the unique rivet someone saw the moisture barrier. I don't get to read our forum often but it is incredibly entertaining when I do.  Thank you all, fred

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Question 1966 GT-350 Side Scoop rivets
« on: December 27, 2021, 09:46:56 AM »
Corey- it was thick, about 2 mm or so and clear in color. only attached at the very top. bottom and sides were hanging loose (as seen in pictures). The way you see it in the pictures is the way i saw it when i first removed interior panel. Though it is hard to say- it looked flat but was cut to fit that interior panel.  My guess, when Shelby American was installing duct work- technician pulled it off during installation. 

My wife feels very sad about what happened. We foster old or sick dogs and she had no idea the dogs might damage anything. I've restored and stripped LOTs of 1965-66 mustangs and I've never seen one on a fastback either, i was excited when i saw this one.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Question 1966 GT-350 Side Scoop rivets
« on: December 26, 2021, 10:39:30 PM »
More pics

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Question 1966 GT-350 Side Scoop rivets
« on: December 26, 2021, 10:28:41 PM »
Yes Corey I took several pictures of it in place. It was not on driver's side only passenger side. I carefully removed it and was going use as a template to make new for both sides. It was very very delicate when removing.  Then my wife put several our dogs in my workshop.... yes, they ripped it into about 500 pieces. So my pictures is all that is left. I've never seen one either.

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