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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Original or Not
« on: September 07, 2023, 07:13:40 PM »
The Woodstock sticker makes me think the convertible top is original.   :D

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Original or Not
« on: September 07, 2023, 06:57:09 PM »
Is this convertible top original?  Same question for the front seat cover? 

How can you tell?


The Lounge / Re: Strange auto transmission filter
« on: September 05, 2023, 07:21:53 PM »
I had a C6 rebuilt by a shop that insisted I install one of those right after the rebuild.  They wanted me to run it for a month or so. 

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Someone Called Me To Buy My '67 GT500
« on: August 11, 2023, 03:17:57 PM »
I could be wrong, but I have always thought some dealers have "friends" in law enforcement that can run VIN searches to get owner's names and addresses.   When you see a relatively large number of cars that seem to come out of nowhere for sale, it seems suspect to me. 

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1970 Front Spoiler ID
« on: August 07, 2023, 10:06:41 AM »
Ok thanks.  I am going to look at a 13,000 mile all original convertible and am trying to get educated on the 70 unique parts.  Can you see the numbers on the spoiler if it is installed?

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / 1970 Front Spoiler ID
« on: August 06, 2023, 07:23:35 PM »
Is there a way to identify an original front spoiler for a 1970 shelby?  Were the shelby spoilers different from the spoilers on Boss or Mach 1's? 


1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Opinions of this antenna: Part 2
« on: August 01, 2023, 07:51:31 AM »
The hole for my antenna was drilled too far forward on my early car #100.  The pm300 shaft contacts the wheel housing, and I have a forward tilt to the antenna on the top side.  I bought one of the eBay non functional ones and use a dipole antenna under the dash pad, which works well.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Electrical Help
« on: July 30, 2023, 05:19:51 PM »
I always run the matching pertronix coil to the pertronix module.  As Bob said, don't run 12V to a stock coil - it will fail.  I found that out. 

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Electrical Help
« on: July 30, 2023, 05:03:12 PM »
I flipped my tach connector around and ran a dedicated black wire the to pertronix to bypass the pink resistor wire.  Its been working.  See thread link below.

Wow, what a sad story. 

There are several dots not connected, however. 

Was the owner of the car of sound mind when he sold it to Craig? 

Was the car ever stored in Riverside?

There may be 100 valid reasons why the owner didnít want the car to stay in the family. 

Number 99 has an interesting history that includes the death of the owner in a motorcycle crash, a falsified will by the widow, and a lengthy estate battle between the widow and 3 children who were left with $1 each.  It was tied up in the court so long I gave up on it.

Yes. He was trying to title skip Nevada and called me at midnight once.  He said he had a bad night ďat the tablesĒ and needed me to wire $5k immediately if I wanted the car.  I told him to keep the car and not to call me again. 

A few weeks later I was talking to Bret about something else and told him the story about a really good car owned by a difficult person. Bret said, I am good at dealing with difficult people and I can get it for you, which he did.

I guess the point is that sometimes when you donít get the holy grail, you end up with something even better.

I'm still trying to understand the point of the entire post? What is this all about?

I think itís the story about a Hanging Chad.  :D

Im guessing it is about a Shelby that got away from someone with a strong history and attachment to the car.  That happened to me with a 69 convertible gt350 I first saw in 1979.  I posted a wanted ad for a dash pad in the Pittsburgh press.  A respondent said I have one, but you have to remove it from the car.  Low and behold, it is in Shelby number 99, and the owner was installing factory ac.  I was 15 and putting a tach dash and cluster in my 70 Mach 1.  I had never seen a Shelby before, but I was hooked after seeing a red on white convertible. 

I tried to buy the car over the next 30 years but without success.  Finally, I am at a Boy Scouts popcorn function and a guy is talking about a red Shelby convertible recently sold.  I get the contact info and spend 2 years trying to buy it from a dealer near Pittsburgh.  I offered up to 130k for the car that was disassembled and had a replacement fender apron. I didnít care that I was paying above market. I acted as an advisor on the shops restoration of the car, and it was judged at saac34 beaver run.  They kept raising the price and it seemed like they were trying to gouge me because of my attachment.

I decided to look for another Shelby convertible.  A week later, my car #100, shows up on eBay.  Thatís right, 1 number off from my holy grail car.  Bret went out to Vegas and wrangled the car for me.
My car turned out to be a rust free California black plate car with original drivetrain that matched.  And as an added bonus, it was $40k less, and didnít need putting together. 

Parts For Sale / 1969 Original Shelby Hood
« on: June 30, 2023, 10:17:13 AM »
Restored by Dave Topper.  Selling for what I have invested in it.  $3,500.

I can deliver it to the SAAC convention in a few weeks. 

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Dim Sequential Tail Lights
« on: June 27, 2023, 08:35:54 AM »
I have been running a dead nuts on alternator for 11 years without any problems.  However it is only 55amps and didnít charge at idle speed. 

Summit sells the tuff stuff alternators.  They also make excellent starters.

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