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  1. 67GT500#2100

    67GT500#2100 Shelby Forums Pit Crew

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    Shelby Forums - Shelby of the Month - July 2008
    07/2008 rossgt
    Here is a link to the story behind this car. http://rogersshelbygtsc.wordpress.com/

    Shelby Forums username:rossgt
    Year: 2007
    Make: Shelby
    Model: GTSC
    Shelby Number: 5322
    Engine: 4.6 liter, supercharged
    Trans: 5 speed
    Exterior color: Black
    Interior color: Black
    Selling Dealer: Wayne Morris Ford in Perry, GA
    Options: CSM # 5322 Black, Charcoal, 5spd., active, IUP, Shaker 1000
    Arrived at SAI 4/14/07 Shelby converted 8/2/07 mod shop arrived 9/24 completed 10/24

    Alterations:
    CSM# 07SGT5322
    Shelby installed High Output Whipple supercharger 545 flywheel HP est. 500 ft. lb. tq.
     First Shelby GT/SC to leave the Shelby Facility with 6 Piston Baer Mono-Bloc Race Calipers in Black powder coat/red accents with 14” slotted and drilled rotors
     Baer rear slotted and drilled rear rotor upgrade kit
     Hurst Competition Plus short throw shifter
     Ford Racing FR500C race calibrated front and rear suspension
     Owner driven to participate in Carroll Shelby’s 85th Birthday Bash Celebration on January 11, 2008.
     Participated in “Bull Run” from Los Angeles to Las Vegas as part of the “85th Birthday Bash” celebration
     Functional front and rear brake duct cooling kit installed at the Shelby Facility
     CS6 Shelby installed “Hertz” fiberglass hood
     Shelby installed dash Gauge Pod with Carroll Shelby signature Carbon Fiber gauges
     Passenger air bag cover by Carroll Shelby on January, 12, 2008
     GT500 Steering wheel. 1st. Custom conversion by W. Rau Restorations in Los Angeles, CA. “Real” carbon fiber lamination with South American “Blood wood” inserts obtained from the Amazon Basin
     Console cover and shift boot in genuine leather with red stitching and custom embroidery on head rests and console cover by James Decur of 22Elite creations of Dallas, TX
     Shelby installed Black powder coated Billet upper and lower grills.
     Billet aluminum engine dress up caps
     Fay’s 2 rear watts link road race rear suspension
     CHE Chrome moly upper and lower adjustable road race control arm rear suspension
     CHE Chrome moly upper control arm road race bracket
     UMI Performance billet aluminum road race front adjustable sway bar links
     Magnaflow stainless steel Hi-Flow catalytic converters with true “X” pipe
     Magnaflow high performance cat back 3” exhaust system
     Custom finished Shelby rear quarter window block off plates
     Shelby brushed aluminum interior rear quarter window block off plates
     Carroll Shelby Signature Series CS69 20” Wheels in black finish
     BF Goodrich Comp TA KDW tradition thread tires, 255/35/20 and 275/35/20.
     Classic Design Concepts rear sequential turn signals
     Shelby “CS supercharged” rear faux gas cap emblem
     Front fender “FIA” identification stripes on front fenders provided by Sunset Window Tint Cranston, RI
     35% window tint applied by Sunset Window Tint Cranston, RI
     Custom shortened front antenna to 14” length
     Carroll Shelby Signature floor and trunk mats

    Here are pictures taken when #5322 arrived back from SAI after mods were installed.
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    Here is how it looks today with FIA identification stripes applied.
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    Great looking car, and those FIA stripes look awesome. The red definitely stands out on the black and is an eye catcher. Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
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    Why do you call them FIA Stripes.
    I have always called them “Pit Stripes” because of an Article I read many (many) Years ago where back in 1965, There were so many White with Blue Lemans Stripes Shelby’s on the Race Track that the Pit Crews were tired of going over the wall every time one came into the Pits only to find out it was not their Shelby so someone painted two Stripes on the Front Fender of their Shelby using a Bright Red Paint so their Pit Crew knew when it was their Shelby coming in to Pit.

    David.
     
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    Sweet looking! When I hit the lottery I'm going to go for the supercharger also, which reminds me I better get tickets!
     
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    From what I recall, those are called "Rookie" stripes - it let other drivers know that the person behind the wheel was a newbie.

    Mike
     
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    First, thank you for the selection as Shelby of the Month. It is truly an honor and I am humbled by the selection.

    This car has been a dream come true with quite a history as to how it came to be.

    It is a family heirloom and I have made provisions for the future.

    Again, thank you to all involved in the selection process.

    On the stripes. Being a Shelby enthusiast from the 60's the competition cars with the "fender striping" just seemed to be my favorites. Just prior to having my car shipped to Las Vegas for the Birthday Bash in January, I dedicided to apply the striping to identify my car from all the rest. I thought tastefull and simple with a bold statement.

    They have been called many things: Rally stripes, FIA stripes, Pit Stripes and Rookie stripes. As I recall reading somewhere, the rookie striping would be in the traditional "yellow" color. Other colors were used also but the primary reason was vehicle identification. Team cars of the same color blasting by the pit areas at over 100 mph had different colors to distinguish the car to the teams. So whatever they are officially called it was identification.

    I just wanted to distinguish my car from all the rest.

    Thanks again,

    Roger
     
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    Awesome Roger. Im so proud for you.


    MM
     
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    Thank you Michael I owe you a great deal for being there from the begining.

    Folks, Michael Morris is the dealer I purchased the Shelby GT from. If anyone on here is looking for a knowledgable Shelby Dealer with integrity, this is your guy.

    Roger
     
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    Very nice car.

    Drive it with pride.
     
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    67GT500#2100 Shelby Forums Pit Crew

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    Roger, beautiful car! I really love the CS6 hood and the rims. Every mod seems to be well thought out and the whole car looks perfect.:thumbup:
     
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    Thank you very much Larry.

    I am very happy on how the car turned out. More mod's in the works. Not a complete project yet. :)

    Roger
     
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    One more modification completed today.

    From this:

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    To this:

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    No dead pedal? That would be a nice modification. I wonder why Ford doesn't provide one in the Mustang.

    robin
     
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    Nice catch Robin. The deal pedal is on back order until the middle of August. The Ford dead pedal is a 3" block of foam under the carpet and glued to the floor board. :noway:

    Roger
     
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    The car looks great, Roger.

    As far as the fender stripes....

    I always like to clear the history up.... they were originally used in 1964 by the SAI Team for what was stated...a simple way to tell the cars apart at speed, when multiple team entries painted the same color were on the grid together.

    They also helped the officials who did the timing.

    They are definitely not called rookie stripes....the dual "rookie stripe" is always positioned on the rear of the car....you would want to know that the car you are about to pass will react properly...if it was a rookie or an old vet, you would know by the stripes.

    The Cobra fender stripes were last minute additions to the Factory cars; in fact, they were actually conceived and painted on the cars by Pete Brock, who did it with rattle-can paint.
     
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    Thank you for the compliment.

    I always love history. That is funny.......a rattle-can....got to love it. :) Something so simple and still has a visual impact even on the newer cars. You could not believe how many different references as to the meaning of the striping I have listened to. I think I could write a book.
     
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    As the new month is upon us I would just like to thank Larry and Randall for the selection of my Shelby as Shelby of the Month of July 2008.

    This was truly an honor.

    Roger
     

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