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Interesting sample of methods & process circa 1970

jim p

pure marketing bur some good historic footage

jim p
the last paragraph of the meeting minutes is mentioned "1968 396 aluminum engine"
I've never heard any mention of this before.
There was the 427 calliope 3 valve engine, but this does not sound like it's in any way associated.
any others familiar with this?

jim p
1965 color photos of CSX2093 in competition

jim p
GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: Dash switches
May 16, 2024, 12:49:00 PM
found a good clear dash photo on Ford Images
noted as 1966 Sebring testing, per Spain's book Jan 17~21 testing @ Sebring with P1016, so this could be P1016's dash?

jim p
The Lounge / McQueen / Whitmore interview
May 07, 2024, 01:31:26 PM
interesting narrative by Sir John !
watch all 7 segments, the last couple are the best!


jim p
1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: R model ?
May 03, 2024, 07:11:35 PM
Quote from: SFM66H on April 16, 2020, 02:52:44 PM
Quote from: 6s1640 on April 16, 2020, 12:14:16 PMThe San Jose build dates in the registry confirm they are all 5R09K chassis.

Images from the internet show 5R535 and 5R536 with a 66 grill. Assuming an accurate restorations, that will make 6 with a 66 grill.   In fact the last batch of 14 R-models all had San Jose start dates of 4-20-65, from 5R527 to 5R540.   Again from the registry 5R528 is also noted with a 66 grill and side strip.  Making seven confirmed 66 grills.   This would suggest all 14 R-models from 4-20-65 got the 66 grill and 66 side stripe.  At least half of them did.


George Watters states that 5R528 definitely came with a '66 grill, as shown in this original photo at Waterford Hills:

Waterford Hills, Bill Clawson in 5R002 ??
so if I understand this ad,
  they have a vintage mustang with many vintage modifications that were typical of what was done in the past to mustangs used in competition?
  the car has clearly had VIN transferred from another body (state/federal offense? )
  they are trying to add "prototype GT350 R" attribute to boost value to an auction?

my simple conclusion is, this is:
an interesting vintage mustang with what appears to be vintage (back-in-the-day) race modifications, with troubling, possibly legal jeopardy VIN identification manipulation.

IF this was an authentic GT350 body then the RH apron SFMxxxxx stamping would be present OR it's removal evident!

otherwise it cannot claim to be anything other than an interesting old used mustang body

jim p
Quote from: texas swede on February 12, 2024, 10:01:26 AMHi guys,
I have attached a page showing the rear brake parts for 65/66 GT350's. It was published in "The Marque" in the end of the seventies or beginning of the eighties. Don't know if I am correct on the name but I believe it was Roger Hodyka.
Texas Swede
TX Swede,
 I will claim authorship for that article in the Marque!
I was working at a Ford dealer in Farmington MI at the time and found a customer we had was a K/H engineer.
So I questioned him on the unique Shelby brake hardware, he is the one who told me the springs were functionally the same as the RPO Ford hardware, the difference was the springs were made to tolerate higher temps without loss of performance. "hi temp springs"


jim p 
Earl,  the 2 persons in front of the car in the photos are residents of Michigan,
so not likely who you are thinking of.
the guy in the yellow tee shirt and balding is deceased,
the guy in the other photo @ Motor City Region show at Ford HQ, is the owner of the 70 Boss 302 alongside 5S465.

jim p
expanded view of dash
and photos of 5S465 at Motor City Region Memorial day Show & Go @ Ford HQ
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / 6S1380 circa 1977
April 15, 2024, 07:39:38 PM
digging thru old folders found some of 6S1380, prior to ownership by Jeff Burgy
I seem to recall this was following recent repaint?

jim p
yah, I was like, WHAT ?

500 HP @ 2,600 rpm and it was for a tank ! M4 Sherman running on 80 octane fuel

u_tube link

This is after old Henry refused to build the Merlin V-12 because most were going to go to Britian!
It was Edsel who behind Henry's back kept talking to the War Production Board that eventually negotiated the other defense contracts for the war; Willow Run plant - B24's & 56,870 Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Radial Aircraft Engines.
Shelby American History / GT350 prototype #3 #2
April 05, 2024, 04:28:07 PM
The widely distributed photo of 5R002 outside Carter shop has the unique window associated with that car.

There is another photo that appears to have the same size and font but #2, is / could it be 5R001 ?

This photo with what appears to be #2 on the fender rear just in front of the door, the drag link is hanging down, suggesting the pitman / idler are being installed.

jim p
Found this photo appears to be loading damaged GT/111 following 65 Targa Florio into the FAV transporter?

jim p