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Messages - PrettyMuchAShelbyGuy

Up For Auction / Re: Black 1968 GT500KR on BAT
September 14, 2021, 09:41:06 AM
Someone really wanted a black/black KR,,, that's for sure...  It's a big bag o'coin in any case...
Quote from: Harris Speedster on August 29, 2021, 09:59:31 AM
I would be interested in finding contact info for Mr John Barnes.
This is for info on a original art piece Bill gave me in trade for getting him his red 67 GT 350 .
painting was sent to me from a NY museum for my fee.

Believe I had originally bought the 350 from Don Bergner, please excuse any misspelling, Indiana if I recall correctly

Was that the red number 2183 from Ron Abt in Cincinnati Ohio?
Up For Auction / Re: Real 427 SC on Craigslist $70,000
August 24, 2021, 06:47:04 PM
427–429, what's the difference? Methinks he would say it's a typo. He clearly does not know FEs from 385s. That hood scoop molding...why in the world? That just hurts to look at.
Appeals / Re: help pricing a 1970 Hemi Cuda
August 24, 2021, 12:30:35 PM
So, I'm not you SME here for Hemi's...  Sounds like he has an 'asking price' already?  If yes, how grounded is that?  No need to disclose, am sure you've done your homework.  There are plenty of price guides around.  Should be a good color.  What's the reason for the partial repaint, do you know?  What climate was in DD in?  If not running for 20 years, could cost you 5-20K to get it safely driving again.  Off the cuff, I'm thinking: Belts/hoses/brakes/lines/tank/service/fluids/bearings/tires/anti-freeze/pull the pan & valve covers/gaskets/services parts/ensure the motor is not seized or has any damage to effect start-up/battery/filters/etc.  Then, with so much original paint, a nice 1 or 2K exterior detail.  Interior should not need much, but your nose will tell you once you open the door.  Hopefully, wiring is all good, not all cut under the dash or mouse/rat eaten.  Like any project, it can quickly go from what you think is reasonable to geometrically out of control.  Do you suffer from OCD?  I do, a simple couple of items on 1 car turned into a 13 month complete restoration.  Basically, an upside down gold-mine for me.  What are your plans?  Hopefully, you have waaaay more restraint than me.  If you can buy it at a fair price, drive it, have fun, not spend too much, then may be a fair deal.  Oh, if you want all date coded stuff vs. nice re-pop parts, that too will have an impact.  I am sure I am missing a bunch...  Does it have all OEM glass?  Without more detail, maybe 150-200?
Ouch, that's not a very charitable number. I wonder if the sellers name is Benjamin Dover. Maybe goes by Ben?
1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 3259 Carburetor Problems
August 19, 2021, 02:14:12 PM
Hey Bo, let me know how it goes. David has done a couple for me over the years. We can always pull it and see if he could help.
Quote from: 98SVT - was 06GT on August 18, 2021, 10:18:06 PM
Quote from: 69mach351w on August 18, 2021, 08:15:11 PM
The block is identical to a standard run-of-the-mill 289 block.
But as an assembly it has heavier main caps. And if I remember the alloy it's cast from is different - more nickel in it.
The Mexican block is truly just a basic cast iron block with heavy caps.

Si senor!
He'd be much better off with a Boss 302 service block.  That's what I used for my 347 back in the mid 90's.  As far as what it's worth, good luck on used parts w/o have any idea of wear & tear, sizing, etc.
In 1972, I was a dumb-ass 11 year old kid & spent the better part of $20.00 hard earned dollars for what I later felt was a 'con artist' taking advantage of a kid and bought a PoS Briggs & Stratton engined Mini Bike...  What sold me, that line of "runs great, but needs a 'little tinkering'...  My older brother of 7 years was there to help me get it home.  I cannot tell you how many times he's rammed that down my throat with other projects.... "Hey Tom, looks great,,,could use a little tinkering though"...  Still bitter about that $20.00... but, hey it was a great education for me.

For those that can't bring themselves to click the link.. See the attached photo!

Quote from: 6S1568 on August 17, 2021, 12:53:41 PM
I'm sorry that I looked at the link in this post! Yikes!

Exactly... you cannot 'un-see' that!
Quote from: 427heaven on August 17, 2021, 10:21:31 AM
If your buying or selling for/ from a friend the situation boils down to what you, or someone else is willing to pay for that item. They seem to present themselves every ten to fifteen years or so, you or others have to figure out where you fit in with this possible time frame! Then you will have to take into account that if YOU dont buy it, then friend of a friend will advertise it and someone else will buy it. Good Luck on what ever direction you take.

I was going to say exactly that... "What someone else is willing to pay for it"...Which can be a ridiculous amount...  BUT... (HUGE BUT!)... to get max $$$, it will take some efforts.  Research, elbow grease, no emotional attachment, pictures, marketing, and host it somewhere that makes sense; e.g., BAT for example... (case in point here, a 11K+ 66 steel hood) if done well.  Good luck..  Motivating someone else can be difficult.  I have seen a lot of nice cars get worse over time because someone with a dream "that was gonna restore it one day later died".
Up For Auction / Re: '67 GT350 67200F4A01452 on BaT
August 06, 2021, 12:30:37 PM
Agree-  Not a survivor in my opinion... Kind of 'poetic license' to use that term...  I am surprised BaT let them get away with that.  Why no rocker stripes?  They don't just simply peel off...  If you've ever had to remove them, you'd know.   It's a bear!  S, that tells me that roughly ~1/3 of the lower half has been re-sprayed...  That poor 715 CP... At least they have it.  I know one of our members can do a nice job on it.  The SS center piece ugh.. That rocker switch...  Go find another one of those...  may be easier/better to pit it back together with OEM/Factory AC if you are going to drive it at all.  Good starting point, yea, I guess.  for a 151G's... Ouch, you must really want a white car badly... I get it.  Not a lime gold fan.  I settled for red, but really wanted nightmist blue.  But, hey, it's got new Koni's and a new gas tank...  Wish them both all the best...  Seems the seller's getting one helluva deal.  I am guessing the last 2 minutes on this one is going to be zero raises.
Up For Auction / Re: '67 GT350 67200F4A01452 on BaT
August 04, 2021, 11:30:18 PM
Cringeworthy Royce...  Makes me sad to look at it now.
Not sure of all the reasons you raise - quite possibly non-performance, I dunno.  I read all those books in the 70's through the early 90's - long time ago, then sold them all to fund a GT40 along with a bunch of other CS/Bill Neale memorabilia.  You are right on the (limited) ability to manufacture - Hank did the assembly line thing, CS for the most part did not...  So, no doubt there...  I think however the issue(s) you are raising have more to do about the perspective of all those who "wrote those books"...  It's not my PoV...It was CS & his 'cronies' for the most part.  In any event, I can assure you it was not Hank the Duce or Ford in general....hence the juandiced perspective(s) published.

Quote from: FL SAAC on August 04, 2021, 02:41:13 PM
Quote from: PrettyMuchAShelbyGuy on August 03, 2021, 05:58:30 PM
IMO, Ford wanting (taking) control from Shelby American.  Carroll getting pissed, telling Ford to get lost & going an entirely different direction (Africa, Reno - motel & dealership, etc.). May not be 100% accurate, but generally from the dozen or so books I have read over the years...

Sorry I missed your post, as you raise good questions:

Ford wanting (taking) control from Shelby American

Why for non performance on S.A. part ?

Carroll getting pissed, telling Ford to get lost & going an entirely different direction (Africa, Reno - motel & dealership, etc.).

Or Ford again not happy with compliance or production results. One has to acknowledge making 500 widgets the first year was a challenge.  Come year two and three, are you ramped up to handle an additional demand on widgets ?

I don't think CS and crew had the ability, man power, resources to continue their product growth.  Sometimes  your worst enemy is your very own success

May not be 100% accurate, but generally from the dozen or so books I have read over the years...