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  2. 2007-08 Shelby GT owners, it appears your version of the CSM plaque signs didn't make it to the website but don't worry you haven't been forgotten about. As soon as a part number is assigned to the 07-08 SGT's it will be added to the SPP website. Steven
  3. Designed to look identical to the CSM dash plaque in your car, this sign is engineered with 14-gauge steel and professionally printed with your unique CSM number. Your official dash plaque sign will make a great addition and conversational piece to your home, garage or office. https://www.shelbystore.com/product-p/z100-dp1.htm
  4. I have a 2009 Shelby with 32,000 Miles on it. I bought it last year so do not have a lot of time with her. What I do know is that it has had the 5.8 L super charger put on it, as well as 127 MM air intake. I am not the most knowledgeable guy out there with cars, and can not seem to find any good answers. Is oil consumption "normal" with those upgrades? I am using about 1 Qt every 1k miles. Seems excessive to me. I can say that it does not blow smoke out the back, and certainly not leaking it. I do catch a whiff of smoke some times. I don't beat her up, but I do have fun with her. Any ideas?
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  6. The Voodoo will go down as a Ford failure. The engine IS expensive to replace. And if you look at the number of people on this and other forums that have had engines replace, and project into the entire population. the failure rate is above what a Six-Sigma part would predict or want. There is a reason the engine hasn't been used anywhere else and it's not because it was a raving success.
  7. As far as I can recall no convertible Shelby 1000's have been built and I don't believe SAI would build one, well at least not for the average customer. Remember the Shelby 1000 coupe has all kinds of chassis stiffeners added along with many of the builds having a four point roll cage and no back seat. These modifications may not be compatible with a convertible chassis and even if they were the Shelby 1000 is not built to be a top down boulevard cruiser, it's meant to perform. Fun fact: the Shelby 1000 in all reality was the next and ended up being the last car Shel was personally involved with. SAI had just developed a soon to be released 850hp Super Snake package and after presenting Mr. Shelby with this spectacular 850hp package ol Shel turned right around and said, can you do 1,000hp?
  8. You've been warned by three people, including Shelby American, about the wisdom of modifying the Voodoo engine. Ford never came out with a Ford Racing Parts sanctioned supercharger for the Voodoo. Shelby American never took one of the units that your "professional" used and sanctioned it with their name. In short, "professionals" can do some stupid things sometimes. This is a gate with signs that say "There is a dog that will bite you" with "But feel free to enter at your own risk" below. Good luck though.
  9. Yuppers to that and you also have to ask yourself, why didn't Shelby American supercharge the 2015-2020 GT350 ? Yes there was a reason, a very big reason. Steven
  10. Hot wheels makes some cool muscle cars that we all love. Nice pick Mongoose. It’s small enough so you can find a place .. does the wife know about this one ? Small enough you can hide it from Ace the sleepy 💤 cat.
  11. thanks it is a ball. Retired also.
  12. Go with your heart....if you want the modded GT350 that bad go for it nothing anyone says here should matter it's your call...good luck and enjoy either way.....
  13. I like this rear...change up those exhaust tips and it would make a huge difference IMO...……...
  14. These are two original Smith Miller trucks no touch up made in 1950’s .Top one a 1954 B Mack tractor trailer. ( PIE) Pacific Intermountain Express . See the highly polished aluminum trailer. The original 50’s cab have a crease in the front window center frame . The cabs produced after 1979 don’t . That’s a good way to spot the early ones. Bottom one is the 1952 L Mack Mobil truck. Both are original and near mint condition I purchased like 10 years ago. My two favorites....
  15. Very sad indeed ... poor decisions all around ... hopefully some changes come to help keep the muscle car wars alive and kicking.
  16. Hey Chris cool article Not sure if anyone on here knows about ... Smith-Miller toys in die-cast . Aluminum. ....not pressed steel like Tonka It was a toy company that made large die-cast trucks back in the late 40’s and 50’s. They went out of business in the early 60’s. A man by the name of Fred Thompson ( a collector ) found and bought the company in 1979 . All the dies and unfinished toys still on the work benches in the Los Angeles area. It was like the workers left for lunch and never came back I’ve read. He finished those toys . Then he started making those same toys again in limited numbers with serial numbers. From the same original dies that he purchased back in 1979. Now some 30 years later collectors are buying those toys that are no longer in production. They are limited to like 100 to 200 for each model and have serial numbers. The paint and finish are outstanding because Fred is a collector himself and is very meticulous about his final product. These trucks along with the original ones are very collectible today . Some will fetch as much as $4000 but those are rare and in collections. Most are in the $800 to $1700 range in mint shape with box.depending on the model and rarity . I’ve have stayed in touch over the phone with Fred these the past 15 years. He sells me a toy once in a blue moon that he digs up . He is a very interesting fellow. He recently sold me this L Mack North American Van lines truck 21” long . Mint condition and never out of its box. I had him sign it. These toys are heavy and come with the original packing box. See pictures below. These are his pictures from California.... the toy hasn’t arrived yet. Hope you enjoy 😊
  17. good morning. 

    How much are you asking for the Shelby GTH  signed by the Man. 

    Thanks. Mike 

  18. The guys who supercharged it are a professional shop. They did all the Mods for SEMA to show off zone of there products. So....It could be about as good as it gets in quality. But what you guys are all saying on the other side of the argument is what I was hoping to hear. The car is so unique, so cool. I just need to not focus on something else that's way out of my league to handle if something went wrong with it. Really appreciate your input guys
  19. Yes Mongoose who doesn’t like a good deal. From toothpicks to Shelby’s ! ...... and everything in between. ........ Cool piece on the diecast Chris. ...thanks.
  20. It wasn't a complaint, just a preference to the 70s for a car show (especially one with lots of pavement). I spent 5 years in the WPB area, so I know what summers are like down there, and why I won't go to FL between April and Oct.
  21. Another C8 rear end rendering ...... A little history might help here. The C8 was given the go ahead by GM upper management before the bankruptcy. After the bankruptcy the C8 design was put on the shelve and we got the FE C7 in its place . Those sharp angular features on the rear of the C7 were design cues from the C8. So it looks like the rendering of the C8 with those sharp angular lines are correct. Many companies like Ferrari, Porsche,Jaguar and McLaren have gone with the softer look. More curves and rounder rear ends . But remember the team that designed the Aztec are still at GM. They haven’t left and I’m afraid might have had a hand in the Camaro design. I recently read an article saying the Camaro is dead after 2023. True or false not sure . But sales of the 2019 Camaro have tanked. Not sure the 2020 simple redesign will help much. The Corvette design team are the same people who did the C7 . So this rendering might be the real deal with those square and sharp angular lines. Take it or leave it.
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