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Old 04/24/2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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Good news / Bad news from the 2011 Recognition Guide

Received my copy of the book.

The good news is my GT/CS is one of the very early hand built cars.

The bad news is that it is listed incorrectly as a C code 289. With a former owners name. Listed with an "M" for Marti Report, but the door data plate information is incomplete.

For those that wish to make a footnote on a piece of paper with the correct information, my door data plate information is as follows:

8R01J137614
65A W 2Y 05B 71 5 W


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Old 04/24/2011, 11:38 PM   #2
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...One of my S codes: 8R01S169388 is also incorrectly listed as a J code HCS and "owner unknown". The car is not an HCS, so Bob Teets may want to remove it from his registry if the information came from him (as the book states). The car has a Marti and original door & dash tags. I bought it in 2005...
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Old 04/25/2011, 02:20 PM   #3
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Oh NO! This is AWFUL. It's not correct!!!!!!
Proof reading error? We know the diff btw HCS and GTCS, yeah?
And we know it's Tim that owns the majority of CS cars, yeah?
Oh no. This is not good.
Cougar man, when I see you, can you ink the corrections into my book?
And Tim, we'll cross out "unknown" and write your name in.

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Old 04/25/2011, 05:07 PM   #4
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My car is correctly listed. I'd guess most are.

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Old 04/25/2011, 05:54 PM   #5
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And Tim, we'll cross out "unknown" and write your name in.
...Thanks Amy, but I'm not concerned about my name being in the book as none of my other cars are are listed properly either. I just thought it appropriate to correct the fact "here" that it's not a 'J' HCS...

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Old 04/25/2011, 07:37 PM   #6
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My old Black/Black 390 4 speed car is listed as unknown as well. It was registered with the Marti.
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Old 04/25/2011, 07:51 PM   #7
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Hey guys quick question. How do the books arrive? USPS? You have to sign for em? I havent recieved mine and did an address change with Paul last year.

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You should see it real soon, don't worry. I, too, had to change my addy w/Paul last summer and was starting to get worried after being told they'd shipped and 6 days later nothing, even shipping within California. But when I remembered they were sent via USPS Media Mail I knew from past experience that it'd be about a week or so and sure enough they were delivered w/today's mail, exactly one week after they were shipped. So you should see them in a matter of days and will be happy. Sucks to hear about some of the problems however and hope there aren't many others found. When I read this thread I quickly went in and confirmed my CS's info was in there correctly and it is. Still sorry to hear about those who's info isn't however.

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Old 04/25/2011, 08:02 PM   #8
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Hey Tim,I brought up the fact about the J code being wrong in the book,little facts like this need to be corrected.I know its no big deal but when you go to show someone this fact book you would like it to be right. Goes for your cars too.I hope everything else is right

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Old 04/25/2011, 08:09 PM   #9
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Hey guys quick question. How do the books arrive? USPS? You have to sign for em? I havent recieved mine and did an address change with Paul last year.

ShouldIbeworried.com?


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Old 04/25/2011, 08:36 PM   #10
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US mail, no you dont have to sign.


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Old 04/26/2011, 09:43 AM   #11
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Hey Tim,I brought up the fact about the J code being wrong in the book,little facts like this need to be corrected.I know its no big deal but when you go to show someone this fact book you would like it to be right. Goes for your cars too.I hope everything else is right

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Thanks Nate, but I've always had laminated Marti reports, polite dialog with admirers and the "California Special Way of Life" book which is more in line with what we do at shows. To each their own...

I had long ago requested to be excluded from the new book because of the "SAAC /CS registrar's" longstanding criticism of our activities and my collection, but since he published that serial number incorrectly, I believe it's only fair for members to post (where it counts) to remove future claims against validation using his printed registry!

That aside; go out & enjoy your books, We'll keep enjoying our Mustangs and the SAAC/CS World Headquarters bunch can keep doing and saying as they please....>

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Old 04/26/2011, 11:39 AM   #12
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I posted for posterity sake.

Plus, I wanted to again post the Marti with correct information so that Paul can update the master record.

He lurks here, he mentioned this thread on the saac forum.

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Old 04/26/2011, 04:10 PM   #13
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Yes he does, and another member who posts on both sites may want to show a little maturity on the other site before he opens a door he can't close.

That said, I'm extremely proud to be associated with the folks on this site and how they have all graciously handled the errors in the book, not to mention other issues with the book.

We could have had a blood-bath by now but everyone has shown amazing maturity, diplomacy (I just learned that word!), and restraint.
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Old 04/26/2011, 06:53 PM   #14
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We could have had a blood-bath by now but everyone has shown amazing maturity, diplomacy (I just learned that word!), and restraint.
Arlie ... if you keep using all those big "10 dollars" words I'll have to get out my dictionary to see what you're talking about ...


Have to agree though, since there seemed to be some nasty comments about Paul's book being posted here a while back. Most of the folks on this site seem to have been pretty good about the long wait. I hope to see our numbered copy shortly as we pre-paid for it long ago too. I guess with a project this big, with that much information to document, there are bound to be a few errors that aren't caught before publication. Hopefully if they are all brought to Paul's attention as they are discovered he will offer to send the book owners a sheet of corrections to slip into the back page ...???

I may have passed my "best before" date, but I haven't reached my "expiry" date!
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Old 04/27/2011, 08:05 AM   #15
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As with everyone else, I've waited anxiously for my two books to arrive, and arrive they did last week. I'm happy that the information about my two GT/CS Mustags is accurate, and even happier to note that one of my cars was one of the first hundred built....cool information. Paul has done a wonderful job presenting information about our cars in a beautiful format, and he was considerate enough to present me with numbered books that match my car's VIN's. All I can say is GREAT JOB, and even though they were a long time coming...it was worth the wait. Thanks, Paul!!

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