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Ask a Registrar / Re: 10 spokes on 68 GT 350?
« on: September 29, 2023, 08:11:37 PM »
Was at Shelby American last year and they had a “restored” ‘67 GT500. Pointed out to the person doing the tour that I thought the AL wheels were not original as the spokes were not tapered. I believe aftermarket do not have the slight taper. I maybe wrong, but that’s what I remember.

Next will be the 427 DragonSnake! Think at one time it was owned along with DragonSnake CSX2427 before Rich Mason bought it. Drove that one at Sears & Thunderhill. Fun car to drive. A replica will always be a replica no matter how you dress it!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 GT500 Battery Question
« on: March 08, 2023, 07:31:40 PM »
Interesting Bob, never knew the cap difference. Got me to looking at my original pictures. Mine had red caps but never knew why!

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 66 Fuel Gauge Issue
« on: March 08, 2023, 07:23:43 PM »
Number of years back I had the same problem. The float also had developed pin hole. Just ended up replacing the sending unit.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: '67 Upper Scoop Lights - Got'em or Not?
« on: January 03, 2023, 12:50:31 AM »
Can confirm that # 0195 did not have them. Restored taking to metal with no wiring etc!

When the movie Grand Prix premier came out in SanFrancisco S&C Ford asked me to drive Eva Marie Saint to the opening. Picked her up about a block away and drove her to the front of the theater in my Cobra. About two blocks after leaving her off I ran out of gas as the fuel gauge was never really accurate. Real close to a real embarrassing moment! She had great legs!

The Lounge / Re: What does your car know about you ?
« on: December 14, 2022, 12:33:42 PM »
It knows and remembers the good times on the passenger side parked and watching (?) the submarine races at the marina in 1967!

Cobra Automotive!

The Lounge / Re: Van Nuys Boulevard 1972
« on: November 10, 2022, 02:13:06 AM »
In San Francisco cruising favorites were El Camino drive from Daly City on down and for serious racing, the Great High Way way before traffic lights.Remember a guy actually bringing a dragster to that to show off! Great memories of a different time!

Also, think the 0-100 oil pressure gauge for the ‘67 is different than a ‘68 0-80.

Little off topic but a true memory with regards to the ‘67 tach. Shortly after I bought my ‘67 GT 500 my mom and I we’re heading from SF to Seattle Washington. Was moving along quite well when my mom says “seems like we are going faster than r-mph”! She was looking at the tach, not the speedometer on the left! Shortly after….near Redding….got pulled over by CHP….not for speeding but because my inboard high beams were to bright! Ah, found memories!

Appeals / Re: What to do to correct bending of the 69 hood
« on: October 26, 2022, 01:50:36 AM »
Back at SAAC 27 spoke with a body and paint guy who was working back when for Shelby American. At that time was in the process or restoring ‘67 #0195 and asked him the question about the hood bows. Said to remove the springs, go to Home Depot, get two heavy sand bags and place (with a towel)on the bow sections and leave for a day or two. Was Leary but what the heck. Damm, worked great.

CSX 2000 Series / Re: Weber mechanic in DFW area of Texas
« on: August 30, 2022, 01:09:25 AM »
While there are probably 500 + combinations for Webers it took me awhile that few mechanics can truly understand and wok on them. That said, you may start with with determining primary jet number and perhaps working backwards. Possible start. It takes the right combination of Imulsion tubes, idle jets, main jets and chokes for starters.
I had probably every possible combination, but needed to have different combo for Sears and another for Virginia City Hillclimb….4000-6000’.
Finally to get it dialed in set up on a dyno is time saving.
Advice from Inglese isis a good start and may save a lot of time and money!
Been there, done that!

The Lounge / Re: Im an OLD FART!
« on: August 28, 2022, 08:57:09 PM »
As on “old Fart” ….77, At open track events we are referred to as the “gray” group. Most gray group drivers have more experience with real CSX 2000 & 3000, 65 s& 66s cars than the new generation! Gray group “members” have the memories and and stupid mistakes….! A disappearing group!

Appeals / Re: What insurance do you guys use
« on: July 05, 2022, 04:22:10 PM »
I was with Grundy Insurance starting in 1974. They insured our Packard. When the car was totaled by an uninsured motorist they went above and beyond including medical payments to both my wife and l. Years latter, around 2008, had a small claim with the on our 280SL. No problem. But the most impressive claim was on my ‘66 GT350. When the rear back window shattered. I did some research to find a replacement aftermarket to turn in a claim. The adjuster reminded me that it was better to go with a different brand and have the exact codes on the glass, especially for this car.Gave me a supplier even thou it was almost twice as much. Customer service is what it’s all about!!

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