Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - rhjanes

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 18
Up For Auction / Re: Ford GT to sell on Dec. 1st. PLUS a Tucker Convertible
« on: November 29, 2023, 01:53:16 PM »
The SHELBY factory never completed the SUPER COUPE.  They went bankrupt before that happened. 
History repeats itself........ Both prototypes both completed after sale into private hands.
It happens a LOT.   Toss in the designs that do reach some level of completeness and then stop due to any number of reasons.  Racing rules changed, no development funds, new ideas prove to be BAD ideas (dangerous). 

Up For Auction / Re: Ford GT to sell on Dec. 1st. PLUS a Tucker Convertible
« on: November 29, 2023, 10:23:52 AM »
The Tucker factory never completed the convertible.  They went bankrupt before that happened. 
Read all about it here..

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: period detail shot
« on: November 28, 2023, 10:20:56 AM »
Thank you to Bob and J for their willingness to share their knowledge!

I don't think I've seen a 1967 GT500 with the Thermactor in person. 
The Concourse photo's are great. 

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: period detail shot
« on: November 27, 2023, 11:31:22 PM »
Laying across the upper radiator hose, appears to be a small metal vacuum line.  Anyone know what that is?

Also, There is an oil breather cap that is off the rear passenger side valve cover, up at the front of the passenger valve cover.  There also appears to be an open hose there.  Part of the breather? 

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Cobra daytona 7 litre
« on: November 27, 2023, 11:27:15 PM »
The car pictured in the magazine article above is not CSX 3054, which was the big-block "Super Coupe." If you look closely, you'll see it looks like one of the original small-block Daytona Coupes. How can that be? Maybe the car in the article is CSX 2286, which was the last of the coupes to be finished even though it was the lowest chassis number. Its completion was delayed by a request by Carroll Shelby to lengthen the chassis by 3 inches and install a Ford 390 cubic-inch engine rather than a 289. Aha. A 7-litre Cobra Coupe. Except that it never got built. It was determined that the standard 289 version was what was needed, and the 390 car was cancelled. But it appears that's the car that was written up in that German article.

AH.  Good eyes.  I agree. 

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Cobra daytona 7 litre
« on: November 27, 2023, 10:08:16 AM »

Lots of stuff about it out on the web.  I was thinking it was in the Shelby museum in Boulder CO but don't see it listed. 

Appeals / Re: Cobra Oil Pan Stripped Drain Plug Hole
« on: November 14, 2023, 10:40:55 PM »
This is for daily drivers and other non-original cars.  I've been using Fumoto valves for years.

Their latest are an improved design where you can rotate the valve prior to the final tightening on initial installation.  After that, a clip, flip the valve open and the oil drains.  It does drain slower than the plug because the Fumoto valve restricts the flow.  No more removing the plug.  I rotate tires when I change the oil on the daily drivers so I loosen all wheel nuts, jack up the front corner, start draining, jack stand that front end and go about rotating all four tires.  When I'm half done, the oil has drained, flip the valve shut, wipe up, reposition the drain pan and remove the oil filter.  Continue the last two tires and then install the new filter, one last check before lowering the car and filling with oil.  I can do it all in an hour (except maybe the F250) and have not removed a drain plug in years on the drivers.  The two classic Mustangs still have drain plugs but the 2008 GT convertible has a valve on it.

If you go Fumoto, get the locking clip with it. 

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 70 Mustang Temp Guage/Water Temp Sender
« on: October 18, 2023, 11:34:01 PM »
Sounds fine.  My 428 car runs at the half mark, even in Texas heat.  Only drifting a bit if I'm stopped for 2 minutes after a 70 MPH freeway run.  It drops right away.  My 302 car runs like you are describing.  Neither puke.  An infrared temp tool is the way to check for certain, unless you go with a mechanical unit. 

Check this for component ID first.

You used to be able to purchase a kit for rebuilding starters.  Not sure you still can.  they are fairly easy to rebuild.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Leaking Holley Carb
« on: October 12, 2023, 08:55:23 PM »
You guessed it...leaked like the proverbial sieve. Took it apart (again) rechecked everything...needle moves freely, and though I didn't check the float the way you should, it feels light. Filled the bowl, as before. Dry. Went to start her....bad starter! No go. Not sure if the starter is original to the car, nor anything about "numbers", but would take suggestions on that, too. arrrggghh! s
Starters are fairly easy to rebuild.  They used to make a kit for them.  I've not done one in 25+ years....
Here is the component page from 428cobrajet to check your numbers on the starter.  Determine what is there before you decide what to do.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Leaking Holley Carb
« on: October 11, 2023, 08:18:38 PM »
Check this link.  Component guide from the 428cobrajet web site.

The Lounge / Re: Why did the Forum server go down?
« on: October 02, 2023, 06:20:08 PM »
There is now another thread stating that they were doing testing Sunday and early Monday.   Nice to know.  I guess I missed the announcement.  Glad I'm not addicted to SAAC Forum.   I can quit any time.  Yes.  I can.  I just told you......I really can......

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Diane Feinstein
« on: October 02, 2023, 05:14:09 PM »
IF her estate actually includes some classic cars, I suspect they were purchased for investment purposes only.
Remember the crash in 1988.  Lots of Wall Street types were suddenly in classic car markets, art markets, having a wine cooler built at their estate which would store their 50,000 bottles of wine....they one's they were buying like a 4 year old in front of the Brach's candy bins at the Piggly Wiggly. 

The Lounge / Re: Why did the Forum server go down?
« on: October 02, 2023, 05:10:40 PM »
I noted it down most of Sunday 10/1/2023.  It was doing some "Server busy" type message (sorry, I should have screen snipped it).  Today 10/2/2023, was down in the morning (central USA time) and now back.
It would be very nice if someone like an Administrator would say what happened.  The Server Busy type message makes me think the site was under a Denial of Service type attack. 

Carefully go in and check each step in those pasted views above.  Then type in the forum/screen name of the person you wish to "mute".  It should autofill as you type it in.  Then read that screen carefully.  I don't have a way to "do over" right now but there was a step to doing it.  I then backed up to my "Profile" and went back in and the person I'd put in, did show up in the list of Ignore.
Now when I go to "recent posts", the threads/topics do show up.  However each of the people on the "Ignore" list, their posts shows up but it's simply a hot link that they are Muted and "Click here to see it". 
So you still see the post in lists and such, just not the actual post the muted person posted, unless you click to view.
Hope that helps. 

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 18