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Topics - Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas

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The Lounge / It’s a beautiful day, playing hooky is option A
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:50:33 AM »
Since I have gone back to work at my old company 20 hours a week from home I get a chance to look at the window and see the outside. It’s a beautiful day, a little warm perhaps, with a few overhead clouds and a light breeze. Since I can pick my hours to work, I pick not to work today and take the car for a ride. I going to follow the “old road” that twists and turns down through the county I live in to the end, it’s about 60 miles to the end. I may come back on the new road, but it’s just too nice a day to work, and I hear the roads calling me to enjoy the day

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Goodyear Blue Streaks
« on: May 14, 2018, 05:53:52 PM »
Okay, I've got my 5 original magnums redone ( thanks to Jim Cowles  :) ) and am saving up for a set of the Goodyear Blue Streaks from Universal Tires in Hershey Pa.
Has anyone every used them? Any insight would be helpful as they are a little pricey, but I will now have the 5 original wheels and a set of OEM Center Caps, a set of the Red Hertz Decals and the original 20 lug nuts. I will use these only for certain shows as I hear the wear on these tires leaves something to be desired ( I hear 5,000-7,000 and they are gone)
Has anyone used these tires? Any tips on storing them? Any tips on Installing them as they go on from the back side if I remember correctly (14" safety rim) . Should I search for a set of clip-on Goodyear type wheels weights or leave the weight off, or "hid" some stick on weights inside the riim.
By the way, the rims look great.

Regional Shows and Events / Ford Carlisle 2018
« on: May 10, 2018, 06:48:40 AM »
Anyone going to be at Ford  Carlisle

The Lounge / Temporary headrests
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:51:31 PM »
Alright I’ve convinced the wife to ride on a pretty long (1,000 mile plus trip) she insists that she need a headrest. I am looking for some kind on temporary headrest that can be either a cushion/headrest combination or some kind on slip on headrest. She says her father had one in the 60s.

Any suggestions? Don’t want to drill, cut holes or modify the stock seats.
It’s for a 66 GT350 with stock seats

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Wheels are back!!!!!!!!
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:11:25 PM »
I gave my 5 original Magnum 500 wheels to Jim Cowles at SAAC 42 and just got them back a few weeks ago. They look so much better than I had hoped and I cant wait until I can get some of the those original style Goodyear Blue Streaks to put on them for "show purposes" only.
Has anyone gotten any recently from Universal Tires or any other supplier? Any suggestions on mounting them. I know they go on "backwards" because of the "safety style" reverse rim. I will be using a tire machine from an Audi Dealer as they have the real high end machine that doesn't touch the wheel when installing the tire. Has anyone used one of these with the old style wheels and tires?
Will have way too much money involved with these to mess it up

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / What 235,000 miles looks like
« on: March 26, 2018, 09:23:43 AM »
After 52 years and 235,000 miles the differential had started making a little noise, not terrible budget busting noise, just “I’m tired and need an overhaul” type of noise
The bearings and races all looked pretty good, the ring and pinion looked almost like new, but here is the most worn part, the center pin for pinion and side gears.
It has worn down about a 1/32 - 1/16 of an inch. This could explain the “chuckle type” noise I was hearing when slowing down
I also noticed the little “oil slinger” type pump on the carrier housing. I had never seen one before
Is it unique to mid 60’s 9 inch Ford?
Parts will be here this week and hopefully back on the road on Saturday or Sunday

Concours Talk / Repairing “chrome” plastic parts
« on: March 19, 2018, 03:21:34 PM »
Has anyone ever used one of the vendors that repair and rechrome plastic parts?
I have about 11 magnum 500 center caps that I would like to get redone. All are scratched, chrome is worn off and most are missing a pin or two that holds then to the wheel
Any suggestions?  I know I can get repos but I am slowly sliding down that rabbit hole of NOS stupidity

The Lounge / High Quality Scale Model
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:57:14 AM »
What is the best quality scale model, either kit if already built 66 GT350H?

Wanted to Buy / Radiator recore
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:03:43 AM »
I have my original radiator but it has a small leak. Does anyone have a radiator shop that can recore it with the proper original 2 row core? Everyone I talk to want to do a 3 row repalcemnt

Wanted to Buy / 66 interior quarter window trim
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:01:29 AM »
In the old forum somebody had some info on the quarter window interior trim pieces. Every reproduction piece I’ve tried are either the wrong grain/texture and don’t fit worth a darn.
Allegedly someone in California is making almost “perfect” reproduction ones
Anyone know his name ?

Regional Shows and Events / MCACN 2018
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:43:47 PM »
Anyone going or showing a car this year? I see that the 1968 Green Hornet is to be unveiled after a restoration

The Lounge / Post a picture
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:03:42 AM »
Let’s try and get everyone to post a picture of their car

Regional Shows and Events / Shelby’s at the Washington DC New Car Show
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:59:18 AM »
The local Mustang club has had a display at the New Car Show in DC the last few years and this year is no exception. With over 5,000 square feet it will have quite big presence
It will have my GT350H owned since 1971,Kevin Cauly’s Blue GT350 owned since 1969, Emory Harrigan’s freshly restored White 1967 GT500, a 67 GT500 “restomod”, two 2007 GT500’s, a 2016 and 2017 GT350. Almost half the cars displayed will be Shelby’s
If you are in the area from Jan 24-Feb 4 stop in and see the cars at the DC Convention Center

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