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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" !!!
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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. 


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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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Parts For Sale / Original '69 Shelby Hood - Restored
« on: May 24, 2021, 06:12:44 PM »
This hood was restored by Shelby fiberglass guru Dave Topper.  It is currently located in central PA, and can probably be delivered to the Carlisle Ford Nationals next week. 

$4,000.  I have invested more into this hood than the asking price.   

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Up For Auction / Re: '69 Jade Black vert on BaT
« on: May 21, 2021, 02:39:01 PM »
I've tried the really light tension springs, and my hood still warps.  I use the chains, and sometimes one link seems to get caught on the seam in the brake booster, and it prevents the hood from opening.  My brake booster paint is also getting chipped.  The 69 hood hinges were changed from 68 - I think the hood mounting area changed in 69. 

I rarely open my hood nowadays at car cruises, or at home.  I used to like to open the hood on my 68 shelby after a drive to let the hot air escape, but it was a big block.   

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Up For Auction / Re: '69 Jade Black vert on BaT
« on: May 21, 2021, 11:31:03 AM »
I'm thinking about buying a pair of these hinges that relieve the tension from the hood, but provide a spring effect to hold the hood up.  My car is just a driver.  I'm getting tired of fiddling with the chains.  The springs warp my hood also. 

https://www.eddiemotorsports.com/product-p/ms149-81.htm


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Appeals / Re: Power steering component rebuilding suggestions
« on: May 20, 2021, 09:32:20 PM »
I put 4,000 miles on chockostang rebuilt p/s components.  He's got my vote.  No leaks and everything works perfectly. 


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Up For Auction / Re: '69 Jade Black vert on BaT
« on: May 20, 2021, 07:44:08 PM »
The reproduction vin tag on driver's door doesn't seem to be hurting the bidding. 

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Up For Auction / Re: '69 Jade Black vert on BaT
« on: May 20, 2021, 06:21:29 PM »
Beautiful car.  I love how well the hood fits the fenders, and the lowered look.  it makes me think about lowering mine. 

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Value of original bumpers?
« on: May 17, 2021, 10:51:08 AM »
I learned a few things over the past 5 years trying to find a good-fitting original bumper.  I finally found one via Ed M. 

A good way to know if a front bumper is straight, is to take an original fog light support, or a Jim Cowles repro support, with you and fit it into the bumper.  If the gap between the bumper and fog light support is not even from center to outer edges, you should pass on that bumper and look for another.   

The original bumpers have a slight crease in the chrome about an inch from the front edge.  If an original bumper has been rechromed, the crease can disapper.   

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