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  1. It's with great sadness that I revive this thread for Ben's wife, Debbie.

    Ben passed away last Tuesday while we were all preparing for the Bash of congestive heart failure. 

    Debbie has asked me to sell the car for her. If anyone is interested it has 10,200 miles and has always been garaged, never wrecked, and maintained and upgraded by my shop since new. I will offer it here for sale first, if no bites I will put it on ebay for her. Price $42K or best reasonable offer. All upgrades are in this build thread. 

     

    Alex


  2. My fiend Allen Grant featured on Jay Leno's Garage. Allen was very happy to have his beautiful Lola GT featured on the show and explains how this car was the pre-cursor to the Ford GT40. If you are attending the BASH, don't hesitate to introduce yourself to Allen. He loves talking cars and is a great guy!

     

    Here is the video:

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUBmDu3HXaU

     

    Alex


  3. I know I have not posted for a long time, but I do still read posts :), I just don't reply often.

     

    Congrats, Chris on your Avalanche/blue stripe GT350. Beautiful car and now you are in CA, so you have no excuse to not come for a visit.

     

    Avalanche is almost an identical match to Smoke from 87-89. I had a Saleen that was the only car built in that color.

     

    Alex


  4. No problem. It's interesting that you have the only Shelby Focus with silver wheels, had to be different did ya?

     

    Steve

    LOL, Of course!!

     

    It's a really fun little car. I added some other gooies to it and it now makes 350 HP at the wheels. It's like a go cart. One of my favorite Shelby's to drive!

     

    Alex


  5. I have seen this time and time again with intermittent shut down issues....as Warren already stated, check ECU (computer) and also verify all grounds. Many Ford dealers don't spend the needed time to diagnose. I can bet you money it will be a bad ground, shorted ECU, or loose connection. Ford's computer systems are among the best, but as with anything, when there is a bad ground connection, someone arcs the battery, jump starts incorrectly, or leaves the key on when jump starting, there is a huge chance you fry the ECU....

     

    Alex


  6. As Sean pointed out you said the Original Goodyear's were really worn down.....the F1's in general have not been known to be great or even good in temperatures below 45 degrees.

     

    As Steve pointed out, there have been my suppliers for various Shelby post title builds also, and for a very good reason.

     

    As much as you have complained about your previous 07 GT500 on here, you are probably better off not purchasing another used one and then coming on here to complain.

     

    Alex


  7. Thanks for clarifying, Bob. Stuart and Bea's car was very well taken care of and someone got a great deal!

     

    Sherri does drive the hell out of her car, as do many people with 40th's that actually drive their cars and enjoy them. like Carroll appreciated and liked to see. Her car has 60K miles on it npw and still looks and drives great. :shift:

     

    Take off the gloves Sherri, I'm with Andy!!! :stirpot:

     

    Alex


  8. Here are some more pics from the Sonoma Shelby Mini Nats. I trailered it to Sonoma, then drove it the 16 miles each way to Sears Point from the hotel a few times. Put 140 miles on the car, including a few parade laps around Sears Point. The car runs and drives so well, it doesn't drive terrible like most old cars do. I have located a Grabber Orange 70 Boss 302 with many of the options this cars has, so this one will be up for sale soon. All correct power steering has been put back on the car, as well as the correct AM/FM radio and correct door speakers/grills. It is one of the best driving, 70 Boss 302's around!

     

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    Alex


  9. Yes, it has been very tough, Jim. Several times I went to write something here, then would end up just staring at the screen, at loss for words.

     

    I was on the way back from the Sonoma Mini-Nats, thinking about Glen when traffic slowed down to 5MPH....there was a rest area sign showing a rest area 1 mile ahead, and it was almost like Glen told me, "Hey, pull off...you're not going to get anywhere in this traffic, pull off and have a nap!!" I did, and not 5 minutes later, Lisa called me and told me of Glen's passing. Really eerie to say the least. I feel Glen will always be with those in some way for those he was close to. Terlingua is going to be tough with out him there. We have to try and get Lisa to still come as she is on the fence about coming, but I feel it will be good for her to be with her Shelby family to see how much we care.

     

    Alex


  10. I feel honored to have shared so many great times with Glen and Lisa...from our trips, times in Palm Springs, being best man at their wedding, building them 3 cars, and all the stories. Glen will be missed by many. I can't remember a single time when spending time with Glen where he didn't have a smile on his face. So unfair for such a great person to be taken from all of us at such a young age.

     

    Alex

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