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The Lounge / Re: Muscle Bikes
« on: Today at 02:22:21 AM »
^^^ One steep curb or big pothole and those forks (and the rider) are a goner.

Services Offered / Re: California License Plate Service
« on: Today at 02:17:06 AM »
Hi Bob,
I never heard anything about it being illegal to use steel.  CA changed from steel to aluminum sometime in the early '80s, IIRC. 

I do know that anyone wanting to have an authentic set of vintage CA plates made FOR DISPLAY ONLY should use steel for the 1963-69 black-and-yellow plates, and the 1970-?? six-digit blue-and-yellow plates.

I seem to recall that it was when the seven-digit CA plates came out (1979?) that they changed to aluminum, but I could be off on that date.

Services Offered / Re: California License Plate Service
« on: December 01, 2022, 10:49:46 PM »
^^^ Brett, I agree. My experiences have been the same.  But, I've also had good luck with having vintage-style repro plates made (FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY) and getting them "DISPLAYED" on my car.

The key is to get the repros made from original type (heavy) steel plates...not aluminum...for your DISPLAY.  Much more accurate. 

The right era plates just look so good on a classic car.  Just another detail touch for those of us who like such things.

Because I grew up in CA,  my memory is full of esoterica like CA license number sequences, and the year that they would've been issued.  I always want to be sure the ones I'm buying would've been in the range of plates distributed by the DMV for the year/month my car was originally sold.

For instance:  The CA DMV doesn't seem to care if you put a ZZZ plate on a 1964 car, which would've originally had M, N or O as the first letter in its sequence, but I wouldn't do it.  I can spot those mistakes from a mile away.  Makes the "perfect" car look weirdly off.

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

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?

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. 

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. 

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

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.

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!

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

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!   

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.

^^^ 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!

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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