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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Diane Feinstein
« on: September 30, 2023, 01:29:19 PM »
I'd enjoy seeing any photos of her driving a '65 GT350.  Not exactly an easy-driving car, especially for a San Francisco dweller.  Hmmmmm.

Senator Di usually had a chauffeur, but since thereís no back seat in a 1965 GT350 itís doubtful that she was ever in the car. 

Too bad we canít ask her 20 year long chauffeur about the GT350, alas, he suddenly had to leave for communist China:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Sen-Feinstein-had-a-Chinese-connection-she-13121441.php

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S1530
« on: August 09, 2023, 02:37:38 PM »
Great looking GT350.  Love the color, wheels, stripes, etc.  Curious about the top surface of the inner fender near the right side hood hinge (might be my bad eyesight).

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Notebook filled with old 1965/66 GT350 magazine articles.  Approx 140 pages. 

Similar to notebook sold by Mecum earlier this month for over $1600!  My price is only $225. 

I started collecting these articles in 1964 (nearly 60 years ago).  Articles are in plastic sleeves.

If you want pictures or shipping costs, please email me at:  galtsgulch2@bellsouth.net
and include your ďship toĒ address, etc.   (Iím unable to post or send pics through SAAC email system.)

Buyer pays for USPS priority mail shipping.  No overseas sales or shipping.

Happy 4th of July, America!

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One gallon of old school Guardsman Blue Metallic acrylic lacquer.  Hard to find today and perfect for the concours minded shop (1965/66 stripes, Cobras, GT40's, SAI racers).  Unlike modern day acrylic lacquers, this Sherwin Williams lacquer is the real deal with excellent flow out and durability (made before the EPA ban on lead content).  After mixing with solvent, this will make 2 to 2.5 gallons of ready to spray paint.  Compare to the cost of today's paint.

It has been properly stored and unopened since I bought it several decades ago.

FREE local pickup in Ocala, Florida or $65 for UPS shipping (signature required) to continental USA locations.  No overseas shipping. $475.

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Replicas and Tribute / Re: Gaurdsman Blue paint code
« on: January 25, 2023, 06:51:24 AM »
mlplunkett:  Sent you a PM regarding Guardsman Blue paint.

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GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: 6 minutes of aggressive GT40 driving
« on: March 26, 2022, 06:25:03 AM »
He's a very good driver in any car he's piloting, including this Superformance replica GT40. 

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Can anyone identify this cobra?
« on: January 26, 2021, 03:24:19 PM »
Murray Kellner was from Locanto FL which is in Citrus County (note lettering on door in first pic).  The Raydyot mirror in second pic was mounted in the door side window bushing and the bullet mirror mounted on the cowl. Easy to unbolt the Raydyot mirror and relocate the bullet mirror to the fender.  I did the 1st restoration of 2557 approx 40 years ago.  It was a very original USRRC at the time.  Cheers :)

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Can anyone identify this cobra?
« on: January 26, 2021, 01:02:42 PM »
Probably USRRC Cobra CSX2557, Murray Kellner.

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Wanted to Buy / Transistorized Ignition XF distributor lead wires wanted
« on: November 25, 2020, 04:53:45 PM »
Transistorized Ignition distributor lead wires wanted for:   289 or 427 transistorized, XF mechanical tach drive distributor.  The two lead wires are orange and purple and connect the distributorís magnetic pickup to the TI harness.  It has a large, moulded rubber, two pin connector that connects to the harness. Used or new.

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Wanted to Buy / Re: 1965/66 289 B7A distributor cap
« on: October 24, 2020, 06:51:05 PM »
I have a NOS one in the tan/brown box. Box is raggety,but cap is fine. FoMoCo in oval logo. Real deal no funny stuff. $260 shipped to most US locations.

Thank you for the offer.  Yes, I would like to buy it.  Please PM me with address so I can send payment, asap.  Thanks!

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Wanted to Buy / 1965/66 289 B7A distributor cap
« on: October 23, 2020, 04:31:55 PM »
Looking to buy a nice, original, "driver quality" 1965/66 B7A-12106-A FoMoCo 289 distributor cap. Not looking for a repro or Motorcraft. Please PM me if you have one. Thanks!

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: GT 40 heads idenification help please
« on: August 27, 2020, 05:54:35 PM »
For those who might be interested:  One idiosyncrasy specific to the original 1960ís FoMoCo C6FE 289 cylinder heads was the bolt hole to the right side of each exhaust port was drilled through into the water jacket.  Back in the day, after seeing water seeping out near several exhaust ports, more than one mechanic concluded the head was cracked.

The preferred cure was to install a short set screw (with sealant) deep under the header bolt, or apply sealant to the header bolt threads.

As Randy correctly posted, cracks in original C6FE heads were quite common.  Usually, the cracks occurred at the lower outer corners of the head. 

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If you're a serious Gulf GT40 enthusiast this might be of interest:  Ebay item # 124247357762.  A full set of mint condition MAGNESIUM BRM wheels & NEW OLD STOCK Firestone tires for a Gulf GT40 (a $10 million to $35 million car).

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Cory ,
    That is a "newer" version than mine. Mine has the fins going front to back and has two COBRA logos ( similar to a '65 intake) in between the outer fins on each side.
   Randy

Less than ten cast alum Cobra C4 deep pans (like Cory's) were made in the late 70's to early 80's. So, they are nearly 40 years old.  As Randy said, the pans came with a steel bolt on extension to place a Chrysler Torq filter close to the bottom of the pan. The COBRA script was done to compliment the COBRA script on the engine oil pan.  Very heavy 356-T6 casting (think bubba with a floor jack).

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Sad to report that another great automotive racing icon has passed away:  Mr. John Horsman. 

John was world famous for his time developing/engineering/managing early racing Aston Martins, Ford Advanced Vehicles GT40ís, JWAE Gulf GT40s, Porsches & Mirages.  Not too long ago he put together a fantastic book describing his career during the golden age of racing:  RACING IN THE RAIN.   

John was always a true gentlemen and he will be truly missed.  Condolences to his wife Janet and his four daughters.  God speed John.

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