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These are very interesting.

I understand the need to replace the "hoop" on the Cragars during restoration as they need to be rechromed, but why would one replace on a steel wheel?

I would think, that unless terribly rusted, that you would simply clean up (media blast, chemical, etc.) and repaint.

Am I missing something here?

Curious as to what these "restored" wheels will bring.
Quote from: JWH on January 15, 2023, 01:04:58 PM
Does anyone have the background on lot S76.1? This is the '66 with Walt Hane's name on the rear quarter and looks to be converted to R Model specs. Jere Creed's name is on the door so I assume he was the driver. The announcers say this is a real Shelby that started life as a GT350H. It seems like there were one or two bids and it flat-lined at $110,000.

(The car is on episode 11 around 1:17)

States that it is a '66 Hertz car restored by Walt Hane for vintage racing.
Those are truly great memories being made there.

My grandson's are just a few months younger and have the same love of cars.

Thank you for sharing, gave me a big smile to start my day!
Yes, very clean. If these had been used, I would expect some marks from the hooks. Maybe the reverse sides have some.
1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Archway Motors pics
February 14, 2022, 04:58:13 PM
Quote from: J_Speegle on February 14, 2022, 01:31:42 PM
Quote from: bluemax on February 14, 2022, 06:44:20 AM
On the '66 carryover, I am not surprised by the lack of GT350 emblem on the rear tail lamp panel, but it appears to be a '65 gas cap. Am I seeing that correctly?

Yes looks like a 65 Mustang gas cap. Maybe someone took/stole the other one

So, theoretically, the same could be said for the gas cap as the lack of GT350 emblem. The SA associate simply failed to install the new parts.

I did read in the Registry that under warranty, the gas cap was replaced on 9/14/66. I wonder if it was the '65 cap or a correct '66 cap?

Interesting none the less.
1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Archway Motors pics
February 14, 2022, 06:44:20 AM
On the '66 carryover, I am not surprised by the lack of GT350 emblem on the rear tail lamp panel, but it appears to be a '65 gas cap. Am I seeing that correctly?
1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 GT350 Barnfind
January 08, 2022, 05:11:12 PM
Wow, what a cool story... guess I need to paying attention to these obscure for sale ads!  ;)
1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 GT350 HiPo Distributor
November 16, 2021, 08:57:41 PM
I am interested in getting my distributor restored as well... I found this on the "DEAD NUTS ON" website;

Thank you for sharing such a great story... I love this kind of stuff especially all of the old pictures.
Quote from: Hockeylife on March 28, 2021, 01:09:04 AM
Quote from: sfm5s081 on March 27, 2021, 10:52:04 PM
All big new numbers! They're on the rise. Stock market down, car market up

Stock market down...where've you been?

No kidding! Hell of a year for me last year... actually contemplating retirement sooner than originally planned!  8)
Up For Auction / original owners manual for 6S2087
January 17, 2021, 07:39:18 AM
Thought I would post this up for the current owner of 6S2087. Includes both the Shelby manual as well as the Mustang manual with the original buyer and selling dealership info. listed.

If I could only get this lucky to find mine...
Heavy heart, I still can't believe it.

While I have owned my car for over 20 years now, I only within the past couple of years started seriously working on it. Jim was one of the first persons I called to get me started.

Tremendous loss for us all... RIP Jim.

The Lounge / Re: Happy Thanksgiving 2020
November 26, 2020, 08:07:46 AM
Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!
I would be interested as well.
Quote from: on November 11, 2020, 12:47:16 PM
All the guys being mentioned dealing with them and or to get to know them will be your absolute privilege and good experience---however any phosphating is straight forward venture that could be tackled rather successfully even if you have never worked on cars before. the key is ask , listen and follow instructions. Bob Perkings has video on tube and if you still need more help does answer the phone and U will find him pleasure to talk to. In short  u will have no problem. I do small jobs for myself and friends in kitchen when my wife is on night shift and for bigger parts had tank made and do it on backyard. Good luck ---john  .

As John posted... really very straight forward. One key is to have clean contaminate free parts (no paint, rust, oil, etc.).