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Old 01-26-2009, 08:24 AM
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As was mentioned, all the cars (Transporters and Ranch Wagons) were painted Princess Alice Blue ..... I have heard the Shelby didn't think that name appropriate so he changed the name to Viking Blue. I thought it was curious that the race cars had California Plates on ?? I don't have anything against Red (in fact CSX2323 after it was rebuilt and sold to Tombstone Shaw was painted red) but why didn't you go for the Blue ??
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Bartfuff1 ... you mentioned Tombstone Shaw in your post . Back in the mid/late 60`s when I raced Porsches at VIR , there was a driver who raced a Cobra at VIR . If my memory is correct , his complete name was Graham ( Tombstone ) Shaw and the Cobra was orange ( ? ) . It may have been Rangoon Red as that color has an orange tone to it , so maybe I thought it was orange . I just remember holding on to the wheel hard as he blew by me on the back straight . Is this the same guy ? Just curious , if so , what happened to him ?
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As was mentioned, all the cars (Transporters and Ranch Wagons) were painted Princess Alice Blue ..... I have heard the Shelby didn't think that name appropriate so he changed the name to Viking Blue. I thought it was curious that the race cars had California Plates on ?? I don't have anything against Red (in fact CSX2323 after it was rebuilt and sold to Tombstone Shaw was painted red) but why didn't you go for the Blue ??
I like the blue, too, but I like red better. Of the 16 FIA-body/cutback-door cars built, at least one was red, this customer ordered car pictured in Friedman's Shelby Cobra: The Shelby American Original Archives 1962-1965:



Also, some of the early factory cars were red, like CSX 2129, one of the three Sebring cars:

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Default That must have been him...and CSX2323

With a name like that, there must be a story but I don't know what happened to him....I have a Portofino Blue Superformance with a red nose bar that I intended to look lilke the Gurney/Grant car #146 and when I was doing my "research" I would come across "Tombstone" quite often, but I haven't got around to digging up the story (Google?). CSX 2323 in it's original livery is at Bruce Canepa's Museum in Scott's Valley Ca. It was a riot to see those cars in the 60's. The Italians had never heard a big (289) American V8 and they would just go nuts when the mechanics would start them up. I might see Bondurant this winter and if so I will ask him.
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Default Some of the most significan't Cobra's were RED

CSX2130 and CSX2131 the Willment Car's that raced in Europe...39PH.. I have a great time thundering around the back roads of the Northewest living out my Walter Mitty dreams...thanks Mr. Shelby.
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Bartfuff1 ... you mentioned Tombstone Shaw in your post . Back in the mid/late 60`s when I raced Porsches at VIR , there was a driver who raced a Cobra at VIR . If my memory is correct , his complete name was Graham ( Tombstone ) Shaw and the Cobra was orange ( ? ) . It may have been Rangoon Red as that color has an orange tone to it , so maybe I thought it was orange . I just remember holding on to the wheel hard as he blew by me on the back straight . Is this the same guy ? Just curious , if so , what happened to him ? Bob
You had a unique and trademark experience with Tombstone....just Google Graham Tombstone Shaw and you will find him. He was a realestate developer in the south and raced in the 50's and 60's almost killing himself and retiring . You can find him on the drivers list at VIR....
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I'm a little late on this but; as for a top, I bought one with my FIA and have had it on three times. The first time was just to make sure it fit and I knew how to quickly get it on. Really a PITA when it's already raining so I just drive fast and pull the carpets if I get caught in the rain. The side curtains make a significant difference all by themselves for reducing wind buffeting noise and rain exposure. I'd definately get them again.
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If you are going with a Jones Motarola mechanical tach, I'd opt for the 4" unit, it will fit.
What mechanical tach drive distributor would you use and where would you find it??

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:42 PM
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These ACCEL distributors show up on EBAY occationally. Be careful because I think that the 289 to 302 units are different than the 351 (longer shaft ? due to the 9.2 blocks vs 8.2) . I don't know for sure.
I think there is a picture in my galley where you can see the distributor. I'll post a picture of the dash. If you would rather have a 3 5/8" unit, I have several.
Rick Parker may have another t-drive distributor. He seems to have this kind of neat stuff. That is where I bought mine.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:28 AM
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Body bonded to the chassis and ready to go to the painters. Is there a better looking car body than this!?:


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You're getting there -- once it comes back from the painters you need to start a new thread for the mechanicals.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:43 AM
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Another idea I picked up from this beautiful 1956 AC Ace is to add a towing eye front and rear, like the one next to the right bumper:



I also like how the side roundels are further back and overlap the doors.

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One gauge that is particularly hard to find is this 2 5/8" Stewart Warner fuel pressure gauge; if anyone has one for sale, or knows of a source, I'd be very interested. Thanks!


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