We have implemented a Photo Gallery for hosting images right here on SAACFORUM. Check the How-To in News from HQ

Main Menu

Show posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Show posts Menu

Messages - SFM5S159

Up For Auction / Re: 5S250 - on BAT
June 07, 2024, 04:01:01 PM
Quote from: Rickmustang on June 07, 2024, 03:19:36 PM$261k was good offer IMHO for a race car with a '65 Shelby tag 😁

I tend to agree also, I valued mine at $175k-$200k in race trim...But this car was being sold with the original engine I think, that's worth a bump to a lot of people...
Up For Auction / Re: 5S250 - on BAT
June 06, 2024, 03:14:03 PM
Quote from: QuickSilverShelby on June 06, 2024, 12:22:07 AMI wish I could get additional info on this car, I just don't know where to look out side the registries.  I've been seriously considering taking a run at a 65 but this car really speaks to me.  I've been spending allot of time on the track these days in my 13 BOSS 302s and a 65 track car like this would check so many boxes.  Way more affordable then a fully restored award winner and I'd be less concerned with driving/tracking it.

I'd just like to know more of it's history and any additional info that might be available.  Anyone, anyone, class, anyone??


I don't have any info on this particular car, but I vintage raced and participated in a lot of open track events with an original '65 GT350 for several years.  It was heavily modified for racing at that time, I can tell you it was by far the most fun I ever had in a car!  More so than my Cobra, Ferrari's and several other vintage cars.  Go for it.  It's a blast to run around in an authentic '65 GT350 that is loud and bad-ass.  Wish mine was still in race trim.  Wasn't worth as much then, but the fun I had was truly worth more than the money.  Buy it and drive it! 
Sounds like a good time.
Did I miss it or did you say the name and location of the museum? 
Up For Auction / Re: 6S1884 - Bring A Trailer
March 19, 2024, 10:31:18 AM
Quote from: MikeljGT500HE on March 18, 2024, 04:43:01 PM
Looks like a nice car, but I have never tried to title and register a car that only comes with a registration, is that common?

I just bought a car out of CT, I needed a copy of the registration and also a bill of sale.  It wasn't even the most recent registration..
I titled in Montana and it all worked out fine.  No sales tax, saved a bunch of $$.

Mike C
I recently formed a Montana LLC to title and register a couple cars.  Worked fine so far!  I would recommend. 
Wanted to Buy / Re: 1967 GT 500 parts wanted
February 01, 2024, 09:39:45 AM
Just saw a December block on Facebook group 1965-70 Shelbys buy and sell.  If you can't find it PM me.  It was expensive...

Mike C
I would caution that the collar on the columns may be slightly different from the '66 to a '67...  I've had personal experience that there is some interference that can be corrected.  Perhaps it was unique to my car, but an over the counter '66 wheel did not fit my '67 exactly right.  I think it could be corrected, but it wasn't a bolt on swap.  If you want more explanation PM me.

Mike C
Very helpful information, thanks.

I've seen the Cobra 4-2v intake without the two raised cast bosses for linkage.  Is this typical ?  Are there different versions?
Quote from: Dan Case on December 20, 2023, 09:20:05 AM
Quote from: csxsfm on December 19, 2023, 09:39:49 PM
Is there a Hi-Rise version of the Cobra manifold without the pvc port?

Yes. It was apparently not intended for street use because it had no provision of any kind for a PCV system fitting. It also had the fly cut reliefs between banks on the carburetor mounting flange as Shelby American did for the racing GT350 intakes later. All new Cobras with stock HP289 engines used PCV systems, even with optional 4V and 2-4V induction systems.

This version has very thin as cast port walls. They are fragile. I know I have located six of them and only two were not cracked at one of the carburetor fixing stud bosses, one still never installed and one still right where a dealer installed it in 1965.

The new unused one was ordered post delivery by a late 1964 Cobra buyer and never installed. We purchased the intake directly from that original owner.

The dealer installed one was ordered and installed in a 1965 Cobra during 1965. Without any provision for a PCV fitting the dealer installed a road draft tube for crankcase ventilation. As of early 2020 when I was examining it, it was still installed right where it was bolted down in 1965.

Dan, are you saying a 289 Cobra should have an intake with the PCV port?   

I believe I have one of the intakes you pictured above.  I'll send pics of it.


Mike C
I asked because the language included 1964, not just 1965.   
Asking so I have a good understanding of the nuances of these intakes.


Would an early Cobra intake have the port drilled in the rear of the intake?   My understanding they did not...?
Wanted to Buy / Re: Wanted-Small letter Cobra intake
November 13, 2023, 11:47:11 AM
PM sent.  Thanks. 
Wanted to Buy / Wanted-Small letter Cobra intake
November 13, 2023, 09:47:40 AM
Looking for a S1MS small letter intake.  Or a no part number-small letter. 
Any condition.   Please send PM.


CSX 2000 Series / Joining the ranks of Cobra owners...
November 07, 2023, 10:53:43 AM
I've added CSX 2500 to my stable of Shelby automobiles.  It's a really cool example retaining its original drivetrain.  The body was replaced by Shelby (according to the original owner) in the late '60's with a narrow hip 427 body. 
A pic from the early 1970's and now...