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News from HQ / Re: Welcome back...
« Last post by 2112 on Today at 02:22:50 PM »
The George Watterson thread was mostly complete
If any cached pages are found...and they contain significant info.... send the links and details to for evaluation.

I assume you saw this already;
Florida Region SAAC / Re: 2013 Barrett Jackson
« Last post by KR Convertible on Today at 02:16:12 PM »

I just realized that the day passes you have pictured look to have a picture of #181 on them!  Do you happen to have any of those passes left?  I would love to add one to my file to stay with the car. 

Paul Orr
News from HQ / Re: SAACFORUM Photo Gallery
« Last post by shelbydoug on Today at 02:14:45 PM »
I'll try again but on my end the system is freezing about half way through.
The Lounge / Re: Some Barrett-Jackson Auction results....
« Last post by silverton_ford on Today at 02:14:00 PM »
Does anyone know what 5R538 reached without meeting the reserve? granted the auction house could have pushed it up. seem to happen during a commercial break couldn't find it in my recording

I read it was bid to $775,000 but did not sell.
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Starter Solenoid Goop color
« Last post by rhjanes on Today at 02:09:32 PM »
This stuff.
"red insulating varnish" a few searches on that.   Find the smallest amount for the cheapest price and have it shipped.
The Lounge / Re: Some Barrett-Jackson Auction results....
« Last post by davez on Today at 02:07:57 PM »
Does anyone know what 5R538 reached without meeting the reserve? granted the auction house could have pushed it up. seem to happen during a commercial break couldn't find it in my recording
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Post a Photo of your '67 Shelby
« Last post by Bossbill on Today at 01:34:39 PM »

Today, being done to MCA concours.

Many years ago:

The car was complete and in good shape when the restoration started.
"Bossbill", Great old photos and the car was in amazing condition, those wheels are great too! (I flopped two of your images so they read correctly - hope that's OK)

Thanks, JD.
I realized the flop after I posted, but then had to call my painter after I saw the side view pic. A previous owner put on the fender snake emblems ILO of the square badges and I had forgotten to weld up the additional holes in the front fender!
I originally thought the wheels were cool but they are 14's.
They currently reside on my son's GTA Mustang.
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Lack of 1967's at BJ and Mecum Auctions
« Last post by Bob Gaines on Today at 01:24:34 PM »
I had my 67 Sleeping Beauty- at some of the gathering places near the auctions like the PAVILLIONS near it all. Had at least 95 inquiries Is it for sale? Asked about our cars and their was a few that sold like auctions America GT 350 sold for a buck fifty all in with fees. Good times were had by most as usual,if you dig cars this was the place to be!!! :)
Heck, I was on the fence about making the trip. If I would have known you were going to have your car out there that fact would have put my deciding factor of doing a trip over the top to come given the auctions and Marcus's open house. Dang
Parts For Sale / '67 Headlight Bucket Grommets - New Made in the USA
« Last post by JD on Today at 01:17:47 PM »
I had a mold made to reproduce the '67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets that are in the back of each of the 4 headlight buckets.  On many cars these are missing or very hard and tear when taking them out for restoration.

These new parts are very accurate and even have the "69" with a line under it on the one side as well as the split, see attached image. The mold and parts were made in the USA.

2 Grommets $30.00 includes shipping in the Continental the USA.
4 Grommets $50.00 includes shipping in the Continental the USA.
Each car uses 4, one for the back of each headlight bucket (additional shipping charges for out of the Continental US). Additional grommets, over 4, at same time of order are $12.00 each.

Payment Methods:
PayPal or US Postal Money orders.

Either way, please PM (Private Message) me with your name, US postal mailing address, the quantity you want and the payment method and I'll reply with the info.

Note: The buckets used were stock Ford parts the Shelby workers punched the existing small hole on the back of each to a larger size.


(Yes, sorry I had to repost this as I forgot to include the pricing, and the first ad was totally deleted and the other comments were also flushed.  In the past if someone forgot to include a price they were notified and given an opportunity to adjust the ad.  I responded to the persons that inquired and heard back from some so please PM me again if you did not get a reply from me - Thanks all)
Seeing pictures taken back in the day, be it the 60's or 70's often have great information on how the cars were fitted.

This picture came up today on another thread. I had not seen it before. It appears to be a mostly stock, later production, '67 GT500. Note the Thermactor system is in place, but the valve covers are Shelby branded.

Bob, Dave, JD, do you have any background on this picture?

It was a article in Popular Mechanics. I believe at least some of the subject matter had to do with changing valve covers.


I thought the photo was from an article in Popular Hot Rodding or Drag Racer.  Bob may be right with Popular Mechanics, though.  I have the magazine, but don't have time to go find it right now.  The article was about fine tuning (carbs and timing) the GT500 for drag racing.  Probably brought about by the slow 1/4 mile times 0100 turned for Car and Driver, Road and Track, and Sports Car Graphic.

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