Shelby CSX-T First Pass 3/23/2011
1988 Shelby CSX-T's maiden autocross. Kettering Firebirds event at Dixie Motor Speedway.
Pass was made on old all seasons and worn out shocks. The tires were so bad i nearly drove home to get the old Neon autocross tires. I was plowing more than MDOT in January.
The Junkyard runs 11.99@117 on a 140hp $90 Dodge Caravan motor from the junkyard. First pass.
Add turbo system to a motor that makes 140hp at the crankshaft. E85 fuel. PT6765 turbo. 16 pounds of Boost.
stock heads, stock cams, stock headgasket, stock shortblock, stock naturally aspirated ECU. No tune. Rising Rate regulator for fuel and Methanol injection.
Car was finished the night before racing and the junkyard water pump locked up on the freeway and had to be changed in the Home Depot Parking lot so we could make it to the race track. Got booted because the junk motor had a camshaft seal oil leak. Instead of fixing the oil leak. I built an oil catch pan (required for 11 second cars at our track in the next race season anyways) so i would not have to repair the oil leak. I was not going to spend money fixing this cheap junk motor. Great Depression Racing
SAAC 11 Carroll Shelby Car Show 1986
"SAAC 11" Yep, that's Carroll signing his autographs. No charge!
Shelby American Automobile Club car show, in Dearborn, Michigan, July 5, 1986. For all you Mustang and Shelby fans, this one will make your day.
'69 Shelby Cobra GT 500
Sail down the coast with a '69 Shelby Cobra GT 500 full of passengers. A shade of blue/green that is just mesmerizing to look at. Almost as perfect as the day it was delivered, still has the "Starting Instructions" flyer on the driver's sun visor and the addition of Carroll Shelby's signature on the glovebox lid. A beautiful example of this quintessentially classic muscle car.
From the owner:
Restored by Keith Craft in 2010. Repainted to its original color of Gulfstream Aqua. It currently has about 55,000 miles on the ODO.
It has its original matching numbers 428 CJ engine and top loader 4-speed transmission, and original interior (though the seats are in storage so they don't get worn out).
At Mustang Northwest's 19th Annual Mustang Roundup, the car took 2nd place (was painted black at the time).
Won a silver medal in 2010 at Mid America Mustang Nationals.
More recently it was selected as one of the top 20 cars at the 2011 Shelby Bash car show, placed third at the La Jolla Concours, and won second at the 2011 COCOA Concours de Nice (pronounced the "nice" not "niece").
To preserve the original engine, I had Keith Craft build a 427 side oiler which is being installed this week. That should give the car quite a bit more power, while allowing me to store the original engine for preservation.
Omni GLH TII first drive
This is the first time I've gotten to drive it since the engine swap and startup. Engine is a from a 1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z. Upgraded to a 2.5" swingvalve housing. 3" turbo back Exhaust. Nothing vacuum wise hooked up so computer doesn't run the Boost. Just basic engine running.