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Slightly off topic, but relevant to value.  Any car that had rust repair or body panels replaced is a larger reduction in value than unoriginal engine/transmission in my opinion.  Replacement engines always fit the same as originals.  Not true for floor pans, rear quarters, etc. Even if the panels fit, were they installed properly? Was some rust missed? 

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1970 GT350 convertible-new owner
« on: October 11, 2021, 08:17:40 AM »
Congratulations.  The long quest to get back into a Convertible has ended. 

SAAC 41 & 44 Popular vote.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Front sway bar diameter
« on: September 27, 2021, 07:27:47 PM »
Thanks Bob!

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Front sway bar diameter
« on: September 27, 2021, 05:32:52 PM »
My early car #100 finished in December 1968 currently has a 13/16 or 21mm diameter away bar.  It has a green paint daub.  Is it possible this bar came on my small suspension car? 

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Mystery 67 Shelby Wheels
« on: August 16, 2021, 04:12:38 PM »
I wish I could bring myself to like the look of the 17 inch rims and low profile tires on classic shelbys, but I do not.  I just think they look out of place and like the bigger meat tires. JMO. 

The RESPEC 69 GT500 looked pretty nice with them, but still doesn't work for me.   

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1969 500 Electrical question
« on: August 07, 2021, 04:57:11 PM »
If you are using a reproduction console gauge harness, make sure the terminals that attach to the gauges are triangulated on the ends.  Otherwise, they can contact the gauge cup and short circuit.  The originals are triangulated in the photos.  The reproduction was not as I learned the hard way.

Up For Auction / Re: CSX2234 - Neil Peart Collection at Gooding
« on: July 29, 2021, 10:54:56 PM »
They hit the nail on the head when they said, "Considered one of the greatest rock drummers of all time" !!!

I still remember where I was the first time I heard Spirit of Radio.  It was almost as life changing as when I saw my first Shelby. 

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: More electrical questions
« on: June 17, 2021, 10:00:33 PM »
There's 2 fog light harnesses for a 69 shelby if memory serves when I replaced them both. One is under hood and other is under dash.  The under dash harness has half moon turn signal connectors to tie into the turn signal circuit.  The thick black/ black yellow wires are for alternator gauge. The photo shows both fog light harnesses I replaced because they shorted.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Comatose drivers
« on: June 15, 2021, 01:28:05 AM »
Even the old timer car guys at the local cruises don't recognize or know what they are seeing when they look at my 69 shelby convertible.  Maybe 1 out of 5 know what the car is.  Forget about the younger crowd.  I get a lot of stares and 2nd looks, but it is more like "what the hell is that"? 

After the mid 90s, I noticed a sharp decline in recognition of my shelby.  Prior to that, it was rock star status. 

Up For Auction / Re: '69 Jade Black vert on BaT
« on: June 14, 2021, 01:55:26 PM »
It's a crap shoot buying a car even if you have it inspected.  Bret inspected my 69 convertible pre-purchase, but I don't know if he rolled on the ground to inspect the floor pans, rear quarters, trunk drops, etc. to determine if the car had rust repair or panel replacement.  I know he verified it was a real Shelby with no vin issues.  I still don't know what vin numbers are under the front fenders - they have never been off. 

Fortunately, my car lived its entire life in San Marino, CA, and it is a rust-free car with original panels.  I lucked out with this car, but was unlucky on 3 other cars I bought in the past.  I wouldn't have my car without Bret, and I am thankful for his service.  He wrestled it off a guy named Wade who was extremely difficult to deal with.  Wade bought the car to flip in 2008 off the California owner with the original pink slip showing ownership since 1973.   2008 is when the economy tanked, and I got a pretty good deal on it. 

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Yet another shameful example...
« on: June 14, 2021, 01:44:12 PM »
What a mess.  It sounds like the black car has more legitimacy to have the stolen vin tags on it than the car it was stolen from.  At least from a title perspective. 

I'm not sure what year the white shelby was stolen, but if it was a long time ago, it is probably too late to do much about it.  That is, unless, you have a good friend in law enforcement that could pay a visit to the current vehicle owner and put a scare in them.  Or possibly hire a repo company to take possession of the black car due to it wearing stolen, original vin tags. 

Up For Auction / Re: '69 Jade Black vert on BaT
« on: June 13, 2021, 12:05:03 PM »
The car sits too low to drive, but it sure looks good down in the weeds.  I always wonder if cars like this one for sale had extensive rust repair or collision repair.  I'd want to have it looked at first up on a lift.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Fog lights harness routing
« on: June 08, 2021, 09:21:52 AM »
It is the hole closest to the heater hoses in this photo.  The rubber grommet of fog light harness isn't pressed into the hole in firewall in this photo.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Fog lights harness routing
« on: June 07, 2021, 10:33:23 PM »
I think routing is the same regardless of 350, 500, vert, or fb.  I believe it passes through dedicated hole in firewall,  strapped to right shock tower, and likely right export brace.  Passes through alternator harness plastic harness retainer.  Ground for fog light harness goes under voltage regulator mount bolt.  Harness passes through hole in radiator support under battery, and is held with headlight harness plastic clips along bottom of radiator support.

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