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Who are we going to leave our garages full of tools to?  Seriously?

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Sleeping Beauty wakes up
« on: November 30, 2022, 05:49:12 PM »
Will you be using a front spoiler?  If so, is it the Boss 302 style?

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Sleeping Beauty wakes up
« on: November 30, 2022, 05:39:45 PM »
It has been a little while since anything to post about SHELBYS. So now that the weather has cooled off and the Holidays are upon us it is time to turn some attention to our love of cars and leave some of lifes problems behind. It has been 51 years since my car was a running, driving, complete car that someone could be proud to say thats my car. Many dont mind the patina look and thats ok, but I prefer the shiny finished look. Most ALL of my storage boxes and containers are empty now with all the parts put back on the car, which I am so happy about... Taking small bites and baby steps over the last few years to get it back together. Now its time to get the little bugs and details worked out to get to the original goal of 177 mph besting the Super Snakes 175mph with OL SHELL driving. The SS had 427 HR power I think I can get there with 427 MR power. Looking forward to being the Fastest Original 1967. Thank You to all that have helped me along the way it is getting pretty close to trying out some top speed runs! :D

Bitchin car, and a big congrats on persevering and getting 'er done!   

Let us know how the top speed test runs go.    And how she feels at those speeds. 

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The Lounge / Re: larger tires
« on: November 29, 2022, 05:00:17 PM »
Nice work, but you don't need rear springs at all.  They just add unnecessary weight and complexity.   

Plenty of tire room then. 

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The Lounge / Re: Do you remember when
« on: November 28, 2022, 10:01:58 PM »
and their lovely lingerie catalog, vavavavooooom!

I seem to remember those exact pages from when I was between about 12-14 and my Grandmother would hand me the Sears catalog and say "Let me know what you want for Christmas, and maybe you'll get it."

I got a lot of toys and shirts, but never one of those girls.  :P

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The Lounge / Re: Tesla Had 5 Founders. Why Did Only Two Get Really Rich
« on: November 25, 2022, 12:42:06 AM »
Brett:  Maybe they wanted to get away from Musk, and sold their stock as a "f him, I'm out of here" type thing.

Not a smart long-term financial move, but I can understand that sort of motivation.

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The Lounge / Re: Two smart guys chime in on the US economy
« on: November 24, 2022, 12:33:37 AM »
IMO, there needs to be on ballots, in every election, a box that reads:  "Check here to throw them all out and start over."

That'd get my vote!

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The Lounge / Re: MCACN photos. November 20, 2022
« on: November 23, 2022, 02:33:15 PM »
Congrats, Mike!  Love them tanker cars!

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The Lounge / Re: Two smart guys chime in on the US economy
« on: November 22, 2022, 11:41:49 PM »
SPEND, SPEND, SPEND our way out of deficit!   

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The Lounge / Re: Jay Leno reveals burns from fire
« on: November 22, 2022, 11:40:25 PM »
+1.  As bad as it was to go through, he lucked out.  Fire on your face usually does not end well.

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^^^ How many muscle cars in the '70s had a set of these?  A ton of them in SoCal. Stuffed under jacked-up Camaros and Mustangs and just about everything else. Vegas and VWs too.

I never owned a set (I was a BFG Radial T/A guy) but my buddies with them said they were even worse than the T/As for hydroplaning.
SCARY on the freeway in a rainstorm!

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Gas Monkey video
« on: November 21, 2022, 05:08:07 PM »
I purposely haven't watched anything that Azz Monkey Richard has been involved with for a few years, but does it seem to you guys like he's mellowed a bit in his old-ish age?

 I didn't watch the entire video, but I didn't see one devil's horns hand gesture or hear that goofy WHHHOOOP noise he makes. 

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The Lounge / Re: New Bullit Movie
« on: November 19, 2022, 08:33:14 PM »
In 2012, I worked on a TV show called "Alcatraz". I was the Sound Supervisor. The episode featured a recreation of the Bullitt car chase. Ford was involved and they loaned me a new GT to record. We recreated all of the Mustang sounds for the chase. I was a fun project and Ford had a link to it on their website for a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEMm8opT7Ro
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That's pretty damm cool. Very nice job on the scene-matching...and on the audio mixing!

I like that chick. She can drive stick. 

Who were the stunt drivers?

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The Lounge / Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« on: November 18, 2022, 09:20:16 PM »
YOWZAA!  Reminds me a little bit of Cybill Shepherd. 

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The Lounge / Re: First Ford in the family
« on: November 18, 2022, 09:14:51 PM »
Brett, you sure have a bunch of great old-time family mementos.  The big box I had with all of my grandparents' stuff got stolen by movers, but I didn't miss it for about six months. By then, too late.

I learned from that to never write much about what's in any box that a mover will see or touch.  I remember having written something like "Grandma's silverware, etc." 

Now I write "Old Gym Socks, Box 1", etc.  I keep a separate list of what's in each box, and it makes the moving company guys wonder why anyone'd have 200+ boxes of old gym socks.   Haven't lost a box ever since.

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