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VonKlugermon
07-24-2007, 07:02 PM
I'm going through "the change", I couldn't help myself...I'll pick this up Saturday:

http://www.shnack.com/wallpaper/07ShelbyGT_04_1024.jpg

(Even the wife said it was OK!)

Willy

danjama
07-24-2007, 07:03 PM
Nice, mind if i ask how much? Just curious so i can compare it to other cars in its price margins...

VonKlugermon
07-24-2007, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by danjama:
Nice, mind if i ask how much? Just curious so i can compare it to other cars in its price margins...

Had to search, there's a huge mark-up on them because of the Shelby name, naturally. Local dealer wanted 50K! I said no to that, and wound up finding one for a hair over 40K. Not the best deal, butttt, I wanted it badddddd! Makes me wish I'd have kept my old 65' GT350! Cest La vie!

Willy

stalkervision
07-24-2007, 07:16 PM
If you start wearing many gold chains on your chest and get a "rug" for your head and start wearing the stinky-est of men's products then your wife should worry.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

danjama
07-24-2007, 07:28 PM
Thats alot of money, but i guess if you have that sort of money to play with then why not?! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Wouldnt be my personal choice, saying that im not sure what i would choose...

wayno7777
07-24-2007, 08:25 PM
Not if I get to it first. LOL Still, gorgeous.
Man, am I jealous....

Swivet
07-24-2007, 10:25 PM
Nice ride, thought i was gonna see a Harley instead..lol

triad773
07-24-2007, 11:06 PM
I have a bud of 30 years who got one of those.

Much as I luv the dude (in a brotherly sort of way of course) gotta wonder why he doesn't show it off more.

Still- gotta RESPECT what he's trying to do.

I'm just (not as) into cars as he is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VonKlugermon
07-25-2007, 06:51 AM
Originally posted by stalkervision:
If you start wearing many gold chains on your chest and get a "rug" for your head and start wearing the stinky-est of men's products then your wife should worry.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LMAO!! No rug,(NEVER!), lite on the Tommy Bahama, (nice, not to sweet), Gold-chain in top drawer, (Yes, those were in style when disco was around - thankfully, both gone out!)

Thanks for the compliments everyone, I'll post pics when I pick it up!

Willy

Worf101
07-25-2007, 07:06 AM
Well, that is a nice/scweet ride. I'da gone with the ragtop myself, but I'm a ragtop man.

According to the memo I got though, "All middle aged 'Murican Males in CRISIS, are required to by a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Said "cycle" (The bigger the louder the better) must be far more bike than the purchaser can safely handle.
The purchaser must then buy the following:

1. 200 Black Tee Shirts proclaiming your love of HD Cycles etc...

2. 2 Dozen leather vests.

3. 5 pairs of chaps.

4. The smallest brain bucket the law allows.

5. Pre-oiled jeans.

6. Aassorted tats and piercings.

When all the above has been assembled the rider must then "ride" said bike for approximately 3 months. After which the "thrill" of bugs in one's teeth, mashed bullocks and scraped flesh will cause said mid life male to quietly put his sled up for sale for the next man in crises.

Or at least that's what the memo said that I got.

Da Worfster

ploughman
07-25-2007, 07:10 AM
That's a nice looking motor.

Saw one of these, or rather heard, felt then saw one of these go by t'other day. I felt envy, rotten, poisonous envy.

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-stuv/Shelby-Cobra-427-blue-fa-lr-1280x960.jpg

Swivet
07-25-2007, 03:41 PM
1. 200 Black Tee Shirts proclaiming your love of HD Cycles etc...

2. 2 Dozen leather vests.

3. 5 pairs of chaps.

4. The smallest brain bucket the law allows.

5. Pre-oiled jeans.

6. Aassorted tats and piercings.

When all the above has been assembled the rider must then "ride" said bike for approximately 3 months. After which the "thrill" of bugs in one's teeth, mashed bullocks and scraped flesh will cause said mid life male to quietly put his sled up for sale for the next man in crises.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif That's it in a nutshell!

VonKlugermon
08-03-2007, 04:31 PM
It's in my garage! Yeeee-Hawwwwww! First pics after I (unfortunately) had to drive it home in the rain:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/willson/Shelby003.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/willson/Shelby002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/willson/Shelby001.jpg

Needless to say, I'm one happy camper!!

Willy

danjama
08-03-2007, 04:38 PM
that looks like a super sized 350z next to it lol

that is one sexy car though, good for you m8 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

VonKlugermon
08-03-2007, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by danjama:
that looks like a super sized 350z next to it lol

that is one sexy car though, good for you m8 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

As a matter of fact, the Murano was the "replacement" for my old twin-turbo 300ZX! The Z was a thousand times better (quality and speed) than the POS Murano - nothing but trouble from that ride!

Willy

BrotherVoodoo
08-03-2007, 05:23 PM
LOL!! You got that pegged Mr. Worf. I know a Harley is on my said list http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BigC208
08-03-2007, 09:34 PM
Nice ride Klugermon. I had a regular V6 as a rental for work a couple of weeks ago. Did they tune the suspension on the Shelby? The one I drove was a bit loose, it also rattled a bit(windows). All in all a fun car with a reminder off how cars felt when I was a kid 35 years ago.
Mind you, I only drove the V6, but I thought it had good pick up. I enjoyed flooring it and backing off. Can't imagine having the V8 and 500 horses! Enjoy it in good health.

snooper2
08-04-2007, 02:07 AM
Maaate
Went through it 15 years ago.
Nothing as grand as that magnificent machine.
But a nice little turbo convertible.
Only us guys understand.
enjoy.
regards
Snooper
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

flyin_scotzzman
08-04-2007, 04:20 AM
Swweeett!!,

just got back from holiday in Florida and listening to all those big V8's rumbling around has got me hankering after an american musclecar.

Quite a few over here in the UK but you have to be careful what your'e buying as there are a load of old sheds around.

Enjoy it mate and don't spare them horses.

XyZspineZyX
08-04-2007, 07:30 AM
I've been playing with stupid, useless, overpowered cars that make noises that set off car alarms since I was 17 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ain't no midlife crisis at all. Hell, I may have been seduced by the other side of the coin just last week when I drove a Solstice GXP 5 speed. I want to buy one, it would be the present day equivalent of buying a 1967 fuelie Corvette brand new. I want to see what that's like. What the heck good is that car? I dunno, but it makes me smile. Giggle actually, the car's a grin machine. No way I want to give up my muscle car though. I'm going to try to keep both but cost of operation per month ends up being only 120 dollars more per month for the brand new car!

Midlife crisis? Why does liking cool cars mean somethings wrong with a person, so they are overcompensating with toys? All that mindset means to me is jealousy

PS

VonKlugermon-

that's a nice car. 40K isn't really that much for what you're getting, when a nice regular well appointed general car is 25K

I like the shifter- Hurst? It's a nice touch. Glad to see it's a manual. If I actually take the plunge and buy a Solstice GXP, I'm swapping out the stock shifter for an old-time white ball, after seeing how cool that looks in your Shelby. Heck, I can make one at work! Don't worry about rain- new cars simply don't rust out like old ones did. Look at it this way- it's cherry is popped and you can stop worrying about getting it wet. Just take it in for engine detailing every 6 months or so

Monterey13
08-04-2007, 08:02 AM
This is my pride and joy.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/Challenger.jpg

Car is completely redone, except for the dashpad. It is a 1973 Dodge Challenger 340 car.
Sports a truly"balanced and blueprinted" 340 engine. I spent $6500 on engine alone. Automatic 727 trans, and with it balanced, I shift at 10,500 rpm. I built it as a sleeper, and it has NEVER been beaten by ANY Mustang, stock or built.(I have a thing with Mustangs...lol)

VonKlugermon
08-04-2007, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by Monterey13:
This is my pride and joy.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/Challenger.jpg

Car is completely redone, except for the dashpad. It is a 1973 Dodge Challenger 340 car.
Sports a truly"balanced and blueprinted" 340 engine. I spent $6500 on engine alone. Automatic 727 trans, and with it balanced, I shift at 10,500 rpm. I built it as a sleeper, and it has NEVER been beaten by ANY Mustang, stock or built.(I have a thing with Mustangs...lol)

Swweeeeetttt! Shades of "Vanishing Point"! I bet you're looking forward to checking out the new Challenger when it comes out in a year or so!

BBB462cid: Yep, Hurst shifter with extremely short throws! I too thought the Q-ball was a very nice touch!

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

Willy

zardozid
08-04-2007, 09:23 AM
(Even the wife said it was OK!)

Is it really a mid-life present if the wife likes it? LOL

Nice car...if I had the cash I would be mighty tempted myself....


p.s. To the guy above...nice Dodge (I have always loved that car...I first saw one when I was 10, and they where new, and I always thought I would have one. Don't have one yet thou...lol)

gedunkman
08-04-2007, 05:29 PM
weather it,s a neat pic or the real thing..mlf..
is a b####h and only time will get you through it....to serious hunh...well have fun then!!

S~!

Blutarski2004
08-04-2007, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Monterey13:
Car is completely redone, except for the dashpad. It is a 1973 Dodge Challenger 340 car.
Sports a truly"balanced and blueprinted" 340 engine. I spent $6500 on engine alone. Automatic 727 trans, and with it balanced, I shift at 10,500 rpm.


..... 10,500rpm shift point ?!?!? That's extraordinary for a pushrod V8 - even a 340, which is a terrific motor. Balanced and blueprinted is one thing, but what (if it's not a state secret) are you running for valve gear in that thing?

Monterey13
08-04-2007, 08:46 PM
2:14 intake/ 1.88 exhaust. 312/590 Mopar Performance cam w/115 lobe separation. Had a LOT of metal removed from the block, and everything is balanced perfectly. I was amazed myself at the rpm. I was used to shifting around 6500. Good balancing, and good bearings, accompanied with a good install job, can do the trick it appears. I spent 6 months in a CLEAN environment building this thing.

Blutarski2004
08-04-2007, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by Monterey13:
2:14 intake/ 1.88 exhaust. 312/590 Mopar Performance cam w/115 lobe separation. Had a LOT of metal removed from the block, and everything is balanced perfectly. I was amazed myself at the rpm. I was used to shifting around 6500. Good balancing, and good bearings, accompanied with a good install job, can do the trick it appears. I spent 6 months in a CLEAN environment building this thing.


..... but what prevents valve float? That has always been the limiting factor; a two-valve combustion chamber set up has really big heavy valves with a lot of inertia to overcome. I haven't been around motors for a while, so maybe some new valvetrain technology has put in an appearance.

woofiedog
08-04-2007, 09:36 PM
VonKlugermon... Extremmely Mint ride. What are the spec's on it... rear end, trany and etc?

Monterey13... Those 340's are a Sweet motor and being blueprinted it must purrrrr along Very Nicely!

Monterey13
08-04-2007, 10:24 PM
I cannot tell you what prevents the valve float, it's a secret of mine. But I will tell you, it's a Ford product that does it....sorry Mopar fans.

Monterey13
08-04-2007, 10:38 PM
Here are the rest of my pics...sorry, but the pics have some damage on them.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/Challenger2.jpg

Monterey13
08-04-2007, 11:04 PM
Sorry, don't mean to hijack this thread, but...
Here are some of my past projects...
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/killin.jpg
383 4bbl/727 trans/513:1 gears
All testosterone!!

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/Challenger3.jpg
440 4bbl/727 trans/3:91 gears. Never been beat on the street(even other Mopars).
The oil slick was from my Chebbie Monte Carlo(typical Chebbie)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/Dart.jpg
440 4bbl/727 trans/3.91:1 gears project...lots of fun!! This car was a wheelstander!!(popped good wheelies)

If I can dig up some pics of my 'Cuda, I'll post them too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Monterey13
08-04-2007, 11:56 PM
Last one, then I'll stop I promise.
1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe. I yanked the original 318(didn't throw it away), and dropped in my built 550hp 440. I ripped 3 rearends out of this car before I got it righthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. If you look close, my 74 'Cuda is in the garage.

By the way....the Vette lost. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/Cuda.jpg

OK, I'm done now.

Monterey13
08-06-2007, 05:53 PM
Bump. I mean c'mon, is everyone here a Chebbie or Ford fan?

HerrGraf
08-06-2007, 09:29 PM
I just had a 07 100c.i. Victory built to my specifications- 100+ horse & 100+ lbs. torque. Just having the initial service done now.
This bike should be in American Rider Magazine in a couple of months. Done in basic black.