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Messages - Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas

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Concours Talk / Re: License plate screws
May 12, 2024, 08:34:40 AM
the screws and plastic inserts are original on 6S1431 and look like the ones in the photo, except mine are a lot more crusty looking
1431 and 1855 were black
SAAC-49 / Re: Attending My First SAAC Event SAAC-49
April 10, 2024, 06:48:47 PM
Jay is right, volunteer and you will more people than you ever meet by just walking around. It's a lot of fun, only takes a few hours out of the day and it will help make the convention better for all. You may even meet Jay Tabolt's "Prius driving Brother", now that a real celebrity.
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: New Tires
April 01, 2024, 02:58:44 PM
No, they are a close replica wheel. I have the original wheels with repo Goodyear BlueStreak's (6:95-14) on them. They look great but are really terrible to drive with.
I think the wheels are the same offset as the original Magnum 500's but I'll have to check. the tires have about 1/2"-5/8" clearance between the tire and the ball joint.   They seem to clear both the front and rear fender lips (non-modified). It looks like in a tight turn at high speeds the front tires might just have interference between the tire and the fender lip. I really don't push it as I am not a really fast drive so for me it may not cause any issues.
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: New Tires
March 31, 2024, 05:46:32 AM
Quote from: S7MS427 on March 30, 2024, 07:14:49 PM
So what's on the odometer now, Steve?  I'm looking forward to the 250,000 mile countdown too. I expect regular updates.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: New Tires
March 30, 2024, 07:09:54 PM
took about a75 mile ride. Getting an alignment next week
Rides, smooth, seems to track well. Clearance is a bit tight but seems to just clear
Even stopped by the grocery store
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / New Tires
March 30, 2024, 12:30:05 PM
Getting for the "final countdown" to 250,000 miles I changed the old BF Goodrich to the Goodyear Polyglas Fr70-14 radials. Look nice but I am heading for a drive to see how they ride and handle
Quote from: gt350shelb on March 18, 2024, 09:16:58 PM
It was a great day !  much too short  to catch up with even half  the people there .

Still trying to figure out who let Steve Mc Donald in?

I think it may be the same guy who let you in    ;D

Some many people, it was a great time. I hope Check and his family enjoyed it
Seeing all the people that Chuck's life has touched was awesome. Getting the invite was one of the highlights of my life.
The Who's Who of attendees was amazing.
It was a magical four hours.
Quote from: Bob Gaines on March 07, 2024, 10:09:09 AM
Quote from: MikeljGT500HE on March 07, 2024, 09:33:27 AM
I know this has probably been asked many times, but this is the first '65 GT350 I have ever had so wanted to check. I see on the title of the car I am buying has only the Shelby serial number, no Ford VIN. I am assuming my state, New Mexico, will transfer the title using that number on it and the registration without any problems or questions about a Ford VIN. I am hoping all states recognize the Shelby serial number and not a Ford VIN, correct?
Unfortunately all states are not the same and it is more a bureaucratic issue meaning it depends on the state and also the person in the state. Technically Shelby and the Shelby VIN is the MFG of record and all states should recognize that. Some times you may have to argue the point with supporting documentation to get the correct way. If you are lucky you will not. In the end it really doesn't matter if you can't win the argument because there was only one Ford VIN that went with one specific Shelby VIN and vice versa.  On the tax side a 65 Shelby VIN can be easily flagged in the system for its high 6 figure value in those states that collect personal property tax every year base on the cars value. That is what happens in my home state of MO on a evolving basis for classic cars that are identifiable as high value. A Ford VIN identifies a old Mustang not worth enough to bother.

It is amazing when looking at the title for my 1966 GT350H
Issued in Jan 1972, after purchasing it on Dec 17, 1971
Make and Body Style of Vehicle "Ford 2H" (I guess they couldn't or wouldn't recognize Shelby as a Manufacturer)
Serial Number "GT350SFM6S1431"
Still uses that number on the State Registration
When I owned Hertz car 1855, the title said "Ford 2" and Serial Number "SFM 6S1855"

My 1975 Kawasaki Z1 B,  Purchased April 21, 1975 as the following--- Make and Body Style "Kawa MC"

I guess they just made them up as they went along

The Lounge / Re: What To Do With Old Club/Show T-Shirts
February 29, 2024, 12:35:31 PM
My brother in law collected Harley Shirts. Before he passed away from ALS he had his wife and sister make a quilt of shirt for each of his 8 kids
it was a great way to help make sure the shirts were not just tossed away.
Love the quilts you had made
I am at the age where I'm trying to "correct size" rather than acquire stuff
Went there in 1964-65.  My uncle wanted to see the the Formula S Barraccudas run
Don't remember much except it was hot and noisy
Quote from: csxsfm on February 14, 2024, 02:06:43 PM
Agree about El Mirage.  You needed to keep your head on a swivel as there was always fast moving stuff out there.  One time saw Brock out there with an Ultra Lite.

Met him at a Hang Glider Meet in Nags Head NC. His company was called Ultralight Products (UP) . His stuff made the rest of our stuff look like junk
Used to transport my hang glider on the top of my 66 GT350
Quote from: kranky on February 14, 2024, 11:23:26 AM
The Cobra should be csx3018 at El Mirage just after it's winter break refresh (body and engine) due to an incident at the 1966 Road America races (not sure if incident happened at the June or September event).  El Mirage as mentioned earlier by another poster due to dust instead of Salt Lake crust.

The mountains look awfully close to be Bonneville, see how far they are away in these pictures from 1972