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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Radiators for GT500's available
« on: September 21, 2018, 08:38:42 AM »
Now that I see a couple originals I'll have to go look to see what I have. 

One listing says its stamped C7ZE and the other C7OE. Should I assume the ZE is for an AT car and OE is 4spd?

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Pebble beach result at Bonhams
« on: August 29, 2018, 07:59:56 AM »
I went to Mecum in Monterey.  They had a couple 68's and I believe one was a GT500 and neither were sold with high bids of 70 and 80K.  I think I saw a KR for sale but didn't see what it was bid to.

Concours Talk / Re: Firewall Sealant Sags and Drips
« on: August 07, 2018, 04:10:00 PM »
I'd be interested in seeing pictures of what it should look like if anyone feels motivated to snap a few.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: The future of the SAAC
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:20:59 AM »
I have a friend who is a Shelby owner and fellow club member who recently purchased an 80's Porsche. I told him he should join the Porsche Club of America PCA as I am also a member of that club. Every time I talk to him he can't get over telling m about the monthly publications  he gets (one national and one regional), the scores of local, regional, etc events. There's something for everyone. There are local leaders who split up the work and break activities down into track days, rally, fun casual events, to monthly club meetings hosted at shops in the area that also provide educational opportunities.  Porsche sells more cars but also has way more members than car owners so that's not the only reason its so much bigger.  If someone is interested in seeing how professionally and different club operates they should check out the PCA, its site and then also its regional sites like the CT Valley Region PCA. I'm sure its a massive undertaking to build the industry relationships, get sponsorships etc to make it work. Regional clubs have guidelines and are held accountable (I don't like McDonalds but sure know I can count on the same look and feel regardless of where I am in the country). The PCA is done so well its hard not to get involved in activities.

It probably sounds harsh but as far as the SAAC club is concerned I don't feel I get much of any value being a member on a "regular basis" but then again I'm a passive member with other mid-life activities taking my time. I maintain my membership because I appreciate that a history of these cars is being maintained (like a donation) and not because I have expectations of getting anything back from being a member. From a club perspective the greatest value to me personally is the car verification and history retention. I get the most out of this forum because I'm looking for restoration information and love the details on these cars in general. Selfishly I would love to see the SAAC club evolve to something like the PCA but that's just one persons perspective and taste.

The Lounge / Re: What has happened to Shelby prices?
« on: June 26, 2018, 02:48:17 PM »
Thanks for posting the article Tony- I may not make personal decisions based on it, or even any of these posts, but think its fun and educational to read different perspectives.

There seems to be a common theme in the collector car market decade over decade that the best quality/history etc will bring the most or be the most desirable. I wonder though that if a favored mark does drop in value overall then are some people will be less willing to spend their extra penny's to get their cars to the highest level because they know they will never see a return if they had to sell. In other words, if the mark is doing well "overall" then people may be willing to go over budget but on a down market people may pull back a little- just human nature. I wonder if that translates to more lower dollar restorations ahead (where many of the amazing and expensive restorations came out of a very good market run).  I think about the Model A market (t-bird etc) and the generation that did some amazing restorations and spent lots of money on them back in the 80"s and the fact that "overall" the quality of Model A's available may be down now as a whole because the majority of those people aren't spending the big dollars to restore them now (may not even be driving or alive now).

The generational demand is a big and real influence. Could it mean that two generations of collectors ahead of us will have available to them a greater overall number of Shelby's that are on average cheaper and in not a good overall condition as available during the peak?   Its all interesting to think about (understanding we all come at it with our own filters on as well). I wish I could drive my cars more but I find if I only have a few spare minutes I like to wrench on a car instead of driving.  Others like dreaming about the car market, what restored means or date codes. To me its all as important as we want it to be as individuals and to each his (or her) own.

Up For Auction / Re: 1969 Shelby on Boston CL
« on: June 05, 2018, 04:05:00 PM »
Ah- saw his name on other Shelby postings on CL but not on this one but it makes sense- he's the project king. Cool find!

Up For Auction / 1969 Shelby on Boston CL
« on: June 05, 2018, 01:19:29 PM »
Not mine but noticed it and am passing along the info.  If you are patient I've seen decent drivers in the mid 40's to early 50's and with paint costing 10-20k these days not sure if a project is worth 40k but I'm sure it would fit the bill for a do it yourselfer.

If anyone has more details on the car may as well include them here.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Under cowl/inside firewall color?
« on: May 02, 2018, 07:47:30 AM »
Thanks for the info. The ones I've seen look somewhat bare but I've debated just painting those surfaces to protect the metal or if it was considered a big no-no. I guess one option is you seal it and then coat it with red-oxide with overspray to give it a more authentic look. I figured it would be interesting to see how people handle that area on their cars.

I was specifically thinking of my Feb 70 Metuchen car and a May 67 San Jose car.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Under cowl/inside firewall color?
« on: May 01, 2018, 04:30:15 PM »
I was looking at pictures on the internet of the area behind the glove box and gauge area and it seems some cars had a red oxide color while others had body color, black etc.  Should this area- the top of the firewall inside the car and the lower portion of the inside cowl the heater box hangs from be red oxide with black overspray(or whatever color your metal outer dash area was painted)?  Would it be the same for a 67 versus the 69/70 bodies?  Looking at images on the internet was no help  :)

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Barn find
« on: April 03, 2018, 10:19:24 AM »
If it were mine I would be tempted to NOT wash that exterior- looks awesome like that! Great project.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Barn find
« on: April 02, 2018, 01:06:31 PM »
Sounds like an interesting car. No allusive pictures still huh- I can understand why, most would want to let all the swamp water drain out of the interior, get the mud cleaned off before they assembled it with Craigslist parts for its first "as found" pictures ;) LOL. Obviously I'm just kidding, I had trouble with the old site so understand you pain. Coralsnake has a great site with info and is fun to read as you begin your journey into Shelby ownership. The research, history and then the rebuilding process is the fun stuff (and often more rewarding then the investment angle).

1969-1970 Boss 302/429 / Re: Boss Rear Quarter Panel Lip Rolled?
« on: March 23, 2018, 07:48:31 AM »
After seeing those pictures its clear that mine were rolled in a little at one point for bigger tires.  Thanks so much for the pictures I can now figure out my game plan.

1969-1970 Boss 302/429 / Boss Rear Quarter Panel Lip Rolled?
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:41:13 PM »
I was looking at my 1970 Boss the other day and am thinking someone back in the day rolled the rear QP inner lip inward- not just at the top but much of the way around. Can someone post a few pictures of that inner lip so I can see where in the radius it starts to go from flat to rolled and how much?  The very top mine is pretty well rolled so no half inch or anything of flat lip metal. If I can get some decent photos of an untouched original I may try to reform mine to an original look. Thanks for your help

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: All 1966-1967 V8 front spindles the same?
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:09:03 PM »
Thanks- that's helpful. From that post it basically sounds like for mustang/Shelby that 65-66 V8 spindles are the same (drum or disk),  All big block and small block 1967 spindles are the same but unique to 1967 (drum and disc the same), and that 1968's if they had disk brakes used a dick brake spindle (68 drum spindle wouldn't work).   Now I have to dig out what I have and try to find part numbers to identify!  Thanks again.

I've been hoping to see vintage 60's pictures or memorabilia for Pueblo Ford (6420 E 22nd St Tucson AZ).  Anyone have some stuffed away in your archives?

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