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Get off my car!
Yes, happy Memorial Day to all those who have defended us against enemies both foreign and domestic.  Beautiful Shelby incidentally.  G.T. 500 next to the 66?
I am going to get the correct one.  Metal is better than plastic anyway so I like the metal one more.  Thank you for taking the time to look under the respective dashes.
Concours Talk / Re: NOS pony keys or?
May 24, 2024, 05:47:08 PM
Quote from: Coralsnake on May 19, 2024, 03:47:28 PMTry pulling the key out of the tumbler a 1/16 of an inch and then turn
I tried but to no avail.  Thank you for the suggestion though.
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: New Tires
May 23, 2024, 09:43:23 PM
Quote from: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on May 23, 2024, 01:36:21 AMI drove almost 1,000 miles on the recent Cobra Tour on the new Goodyears and have to say I really like the ride and handling. The only issue is when turning with the wheel,turned to lock the barely rubs the inside of the frame rail. I don't have the steering stops installed at this time as I just haven't installed since Shelby Parts and Restoration redid them so it might become a non issue.
Smooth, quiet and handle well. For me they are well worth the price
Oh o. Steering stops. What are they and how easy are they to see under the car? Maybe mine has them. Maybe it doesn't. I will google it but might not find the highly specific info.
Quote from: Bob Gaines on May 20, 2024, 04:19:43 PM
Quote from: Brant on May 20, 2024, 10:01:02 AMHere is the original from 6S933:

That is almost too pretty to hide behind the dash.😉
It sure is. There is a certain beauty I find to individual car parts. I will search for a metal one. I am sure I had one with the car but got lost in the shuffle. Thank you for everyone's input
It would be car 843. Registry says a radio was installed on 1-31-66 by (for) Hi Performance Motors.
Concours Talk / Which under air vent is correct?
May 19, 2024, 12:04:49 PM
I bought an under air vent that had no holes for two things that go on it one being what my buddy said is an attachment for the wiring harness and the second one for a turn signal fuse.  The vent hole has a plastic grill.  I found another vent that has no plastic grill and also has the attachment points.  It has a lid that looks like it was partly opened by a can opener instead of a plastic grill.  Is the third one the real one?  I am suspecting the one I got was an old aftermarket clone.
Concours Talk / Re: NOS pony keys or?
May 19, 2024, 11:54:26 AM
I had one of my "nos" H designated pony keys cut using the original Ford key as the template and it won't turn in the switch  I looked at the cut job and it is spot on.  I am surprised that tolerances on the ignition tumblers are that refined.  I will bring it over to the key cutter and they said they would take a look.  Thank you everyone for your observations.
I couldn't even write this stuff.

The auto manufacturers are compromised. Keep your old cars gentlemen. And save up on spare parts. We are in for a rough ride by the global political landscape.
Thanks for identifying that issue, Bob. I will check it out and see what needs to be done.
Concours Talk / Re: License plate screws
May 12, 2024, 12:21:17 PM
Quote from: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on May 12, 2024, 08:34:40 AMthe screws and plastic inserts are original on 6S1431 and look like the ones in the photo, except mine are a lot more crusty looking
Simplicity and beauty of old technology in everything about these cars.  The new stuff might not age so well when computer components become obsolete and fail are no longer made.
Quote from: 98SVT - was 06GT on May 11, 2024, 09:04:09 PM
Quote from: deathsled on May 11, 2024, 08:08:11 PMI have some knowledge of the GT40 but only enough to get myself in trouble with inaccurate statements.
Nothing inaccurate with your statement. Probably not one DMV in the US would have denied licensing the car. They all probably had headlight height requirements but the guy at DMV would leave the actual inspection/enforcement to the cop on the street. At a COCOA meeting a guy brought his MKII. A cop followed him into the parking lot. Of course he did a walk around and was going to write the guy for his "race car" not having a windshield wiper. Out from behind the seat the wiper came out with an explanation of how much Boeing charged for the 707(?) part and it was stored out of the sun to avoid rot.
The details are in the rule changes over the years. The MKIV started out as the "J car" because that is the spec they were building it to. After Miles was killed the final car was dubbed the MKIV just to continue the numbering scheme. The later ones should have been MKV and MKVI IMHO......
I really like the Superformance ones that have the Gulf livery.  Modeled after the 1968 1969 GT 40s. 
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Shelby exhaust ASMR
May 11, 2024, 11:27:38 PM

For rest and sleep without the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.