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Richard, there are fire extinguisher brackets (easily found) that attach to the passenger seatís front mounting bolts. The extinguisher then is strapped in front of the bottom cushion. Easy access in an emergency and no holes drilled.

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Appeals / Re: What insurance do you guys use
« on: June 03, 2023, 09:50:12 PM »
^^^^ +1...and then they post stories about their picks for the next types of best-appreciating cars. 

Meaning: Better buy one now.

Don't know how or where to buy one?  Simply check out our Hagerty auctions online, or great cars at the auction houses we also own!

In other words: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. 

It's big business now. No longer a mom & dad company.  Sad turn of events, IMO.

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I didn't know the 66 Hertz was the "most common of Shelbys" @ 9:00 in the first video. Over the years I've always "learned" something I didn't know by reading Wally Weiss or watching Hoovie.......


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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The Lounge / Re: When a G.T. 500 owner encounters a G.T. 350 owner
« on: May 30, 2023, 06:38:01 PM »
Of course.   No need to speed, ever.  I'm afraid of fast cars.

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The Lounge / Re: When a G.T. 500 owner encounters a G.T. 350 owner
« on: May 30, 2023, 05:32:04 PM »
Hey Richard,
I decided to take the video down. Glad you got to watch it first.

 I noticed the GPS screen shows the road we Possibly, Might Have or Not Been On. So, for reasons of "flying low and avoiding..." I deleted it. 

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The Lounge / Re: When a G.T. 500 owner encounters a G.T. 350 owner
« on: May 30, 2023, 04:52:10 PM »
Richard:  Because you asked about GT3 photos, here's a few.

911 GT3, 6-speed.  Black over black/saddle interior with all the good options.

I chose the Touring model instead of the standard GT3, because I'm too old to be seen in a street car with a giant rear wing.  Everything else about the Touring is identical to the winged GT3. 

Drove from the Dallas Porsche dealer to home in SoCal.  High winds and huge blowing tumbleweeds in New Mexico stuffed a bunch of twigs into the front radiators at 100+ mph.

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The Lounge / Re: When a G.T. 500 owner encounters a G.T. 350 owner
« on: May 29, 2023, 12:04:38 AM »
Clever video.   Let's apply the same "slower-but-more-fun" rule to why we love ICE (versus EV) cars.

I just bought a new Porsche GT3 (502 hp normally-aspirated 4.0 liter with 9000 rpm redline) with the 6-speed stick, rather than the much quicker but not as much fun 911 Turbo S, which comes only with paddles.

To me, the fun of three-pedals far surpasses the fun of 0-60 mph a half-second quicker. Yes, even though the GT3 has a real world market price about $75,000 MORE than the Turbo.

Along those same lines, two other cars to contrast:  My pal's new gazillion horsepower Lucid Air will bury my Kirkham 427 in acceleration, handling, braking and just about every other dynamic test.  But, the Kirkham's aluminum 482-inch side-oiler absolutely rules the world with its sound.  It's a REAL CAR. 

IMO, the Lucid/Plaid/etc. are NOT real cars. They are some kind of mysterious spaceships that just happen to connect to the ground via tires.  They CAN'T be real cars, because they make NO SOUND, other than the grind of regenerative braking and the occasional chiming of about a hundred warning bells.  100% artificial intellect.  Zero % soul.

Interestingly, after only 3,000 miles of ownership, my pal is ready to dump his Lucid and buy something like a BMW M5.  His reasoning:  "Once the thrill wears-off from showing all your friends its blinding acceleration and non-stop party trick gizmos, the Lucid is not all that fun to drive. Because it's silent. One of our senses is being completely left out of the experience. To me, that matters."



 

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Thanks for the visual improvements, whoever you "men behind the curtain" are. 

Hoping there are improved backup protocols, as well.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Great day for a car wash.
« on: May 28, 2023, 08:12:07 PM »
Good for him!   I think that, after a certain point, you should be able to "drive your age" with no consequences.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Great day for a car wash.
« on: May 28, 2023, 04:39:37 PM »
Great shot of dad in the car.  He looks like the kind of old guy who'd whip just about anyone in a stoplight drag race.

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All those views and only a couple of suggestions?  The usual SAAC Forum contributors must all be in jail this weekend.

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Richard, the main reason that late model (after 1975  :P) cars have HEI and large plug gaps is for emissions.

I've found that older cars do best running the gap the engine was designed for.  Compression ratios and major mods aside.  And yes, even with platinum plugs. (Actually, I like the standard plugs much more than platinums in older-design engines, like ours.)

I'd run closer to .035-040 in your engine, or even tighter to what Brett recommended.  Pertronix and that coil you have aren't a full-boat HEI system.  Better than stock, but the gap doesn't need to be increased much, if at all. 

Others may have different opinions, but .040 is what ran best in my KR with its aluminum 482-inch side-oiler, 10.75:1 compression.

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The Lounge / Re: New chili packaging spotted while out replenishing
« on: May 25, 2023, 11:31:06 PM »
^^ Might taste great, but I doubt CS would've put anything Italian in his chili.

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This kid in his '67 is 100000000000000000000000000000000000% more interesting to watch than Hoovie or most of the other so-called influencers.

This guy isn't afraid to literally bang the gears, with slicks.  Fun video.  You can see that his enthusiasm is for real.

And he doesn't have a man bun! 

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The Lounge / Re: Snakeskin Cobra
« on: May 24, 2023, 12:51:09 AM »
Would be intimidating to see that appear in your rearview mirror!

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