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« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2014, 04:04:37 PM »

    Check the registry , I think there is a note about one. Bet it has stripes and Cragars now Chug a Lug

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« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2014, 04:41:12 PM »

As of a couple years ago the LaBrea address still had the original buildings. The other has a large office building there now.

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« Reply #47 on: April 25, 2014, 06:34:05 AM »

Did some need help capturing a google image?

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« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2014, 07:48:09 AM »

Did some need help capturing a google image?

Well, I think I've got it, but it frustrated me because I can't capture the images on Google Maps, which shows the street names.
I can capture them on Google Earth, but those don't show the street names.
So I've been adding the streets to Google Earth images that I have confirmed in Google Maps.
I'm sure it's some setting I don't have correctly checked or correct in Google Earth - or something...

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« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2014, 09:51:55 AM »

Next is a photo from George's collection of 5R001 at Riverside.

What astounds me is that unusual feature in the grille opening area.
In all the other photos I have seen of 5R001, I had never seen that before - I hope the R-Model experts here shed some light on it.

The next posts will be an enlargement of that feature and after that another photo of 5R001 here that shows the same thing from a different angle.



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« Reply #50 on: April 25, 2014, 09:53:56 AM »

An enlargement of that unusual feature:



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« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2014, 09:56:44 AM »

And another photo taken by a friend of George's of 5R001 at Riverside showing that same feature from a different angle:



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« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2014, 10:30:55 AM »

And another photo taken by a friend of George's of 5R001 at Riverside showing that unusual feature from a different angle:



That's quite a significant bow in the hood! Really great pictures - thanks for sharing these.

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« Reply #53 on: April 25, 2014, 03:40:47 PM »

That's quite a significant bow in the hood! Really great pictures - thanks for sharing these.

Larry Zane complained how much it cost him to get the bow out of the hood then realized it was correct with it.

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« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2014, 04:24:06 PM »

Larry Zane complained how much it cost him to get the bow out of the hood then realized it was correct with it.

Do you happen to know if Larry has any recollection or information about these 'bulges' in the grille area?
I have a color photo in my 5R001 file that shows it too, but I had never noticed them before until I saw George's good profile photo above.
So now I have 3 photos of it at this Riverside event with these 'grille bulges' - all 3 photos also show the unusual position on the doors of the #36 B, which is different than all other photos of it wearing that same race number.
An attempt at aerodynamics??


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« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2014, 05:52:09 PM »

These are all such great photos your sharing with us, Thank You and especially to George!

On this last photo of 001 at Riverside...is this race on 10/30/65 nationals with Miles driving the #36/GT350 and Spencer driving the #98/Cobra?
I've never seen those grille covers either. Your guess that it was an attempt to divert air around that inverted portion of the nose sound reasonable.


In the photo of the 2 car carriers (and cars to the left all with lemans stripes) it looks like those cars to the left don't have any reverse lights.
Would that confirm them as 65's and not 66's that didn't have the quarter windows added?

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« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2014, 09:39:41 PM »



No it does not.

Neither 1965 nor 1966 (Carryover) GT-350s had back up lights.

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« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2014, 07:28:34 AM »

These are all such great photos your sharing with us, Thank You and especially to George!

On this last photo of 001 at Riverside...is this race on 10/30/65 nationals with Miles driving the #36/GT350 and Spencer driving the #98/Cobra?

richstang - That's a good question, I would like to know as well - the 10/30/65 date that you suggest is more than I had.
                 The Registry only lists a date of 9/5/65 at Santa Barbara, but no dates on its' other races.
                 I hope KRANKY or someone can give us the driver and the CSX# of the Cobra too.

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« Reply #58 on: April 26, 2014, 11:14:54 AM »


No it does not.

Neither 1965 nor 1966 (Carryover) GT-350s had back up lights.

Thanks for clearing that up.
 Chug a Lug
I've seen numerous 66 GT350's with back up lamps. Not being very familiar with the "1966 carryover" models I didn't know they didn't have them.
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« Reply #59 on: April 26, 2014, 11:17:23 AM »

richstang - That's a good question, I would like to know as well - the 10/30/65 date that you suggest is more than I had.
                 The Registry only lists a date of 9/5/65 at Santa Barbara, but no dates on its' other races.
                 I hope KRANKY or someone can give us the driver and the CSX# of the Cobra too.

Looking at the "racing sports cars" site (I know it's not always accurate) they list 3 races with both AP & BP running in 1965 at Riverside.
1) 10/30/1965 SCCA Regional
2) 9/26/1965 SCCA Regional
3) 4/18/1965 SCCA National

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