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Old 01/31/2006, 06:54 PM   #16
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4118 Produced: 3867 GTCS's and 251 HCS's

Well, I got home and my Mustang Times had arrived (my kids hid it from me at first knowing I was looking for it).

I am certainly pleased with making the cover -The editor did not tell me about that. Also, I was happy making the huge center-fold...and yes, I am drooling over the center-fold (don't go there!).

The editor does have liberty to edit, and so some things were left out or altered. One thing I want to clear up: For some reason the editor inserted that there were 4,325 GT/CS's built (probably from some early literature that guessed at that production number). The quote in the article I sent read:

" 3867 GT/CS California Specials plus another 251 High Country Specials (GT/CS's altered later in 1968 for the Denver district) total to the 4118 number often used for both combined."

So, for clarity: There are 4118 GTCS's and HCS's combined (per Kevin Marti). The breakdown is 3867 GTCS's and 251 HCS's in 1968.

With the one production number exception, I am quite pleased with the job they did. Casey
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Old 02/01/2006, 08:15 AM   #17
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Gary, I can't find the Motor Trend Classic ( I asked for Jan-Feb) at by book and mag store and they've pulled it up and are at lost to even find it. What gives????????? or can you run me a copy of the article? Hicountry Bob Teets here,

Bob, I was at Barnes and Noble Booksellars near Southwest Plaza on Monday and they had about 5-7 copies left in the magazine rack section. This is the one at Wadsworth and Bowles.

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Old 02/01/2006, 08:25 AM   #18
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Bob, I was at Barnes and Noble Booksellars near Southwest Plaza on Monday and they had about 5-7 copies left in the magazine rack section. This is the one at Wadsworth and Bowles.

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Old 02/01/2006, 08:26 AM   #19
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Casey, nice looking cover car! Congratulations, Mark.

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Old 02/01/2006, 12:53 PM   #20
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Congrats, Casey!

You did an excellent, accurate job on the article, and thanks for promoting us, and the website, too!

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Old 02/01/2006, 06:54 PM   #21
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Just got my copy in the mail today. It always makes my heart jump to see one of 'our' cars in a magazine. Beautiful car, and a nice article. Great job, Casey, thank you!
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Old 02/02/2006, 12:58 AM   #22
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I just saw the article today. You deserve to be proud. It was a great article (except for the one little production error) and if it had been my car I'd be walking on clouds.
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Old 02/02/2006, 10:49 AM   #23
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is that a shutoff valve on the hot water to the heater core hose?

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Old 02/02/2006, 11:09 AM   #24
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Jason, many thanks. I am very happy with the article. I look forward to picking up the magazine with your car in it. Let us know as soon as it comes out!

I haven't switched to a GT rear valance because the car did not have the GT option. I guess it is a preference thing. As you know, I even switched out the GT hubcaps to plain, and the GT gas cap to the corral version. (I have 2 GT pop open gas caps left over - driver quality - if someone needs them - I just havent had time to put them on eBay).

As for the engine - well, it is ok, but not 'show quality' detailed yet. I really didnt want them to put the picture of the engine in the article. The hose thing is one of those old style garden hose connectors that lets you flush the radiator (from the previous owner). My coil is in the wrong place (because I added an electric choke to the Edlebrock 4b), and I havent painted the 4bl intake (I think I have to powdercoat it since it is aluminum?). Lots of other details need work. You could eat off my '66 convertible's engine - but not the GTCS engine.

I was contacted by a company, InTheNewsOnline.com, to have the entire article laminated on a nice large wood plaque for displays at shows...so I am going for that. I also asked Mustang Times for permission to post the article on this site. I will let you know what I hear back from them.

Again, thanks, Casey
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Old 02/02/2006, 11:38 AM   #26
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From the previous owner, yes. Originally, I dont think so. Casey
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Old 02/02/2006, 02:37 PM   #27
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Thumbs up Congrats Casey!!!!

Great article and pics!!

I was so psyched when I got home and saw the mail today and a GT/CS on the cover.

Even the Mrs said "Hey? Did you see what's on the cover of your Mustang magazine?"

Very cool!

As for the production number mishap - they post corrections in there all the time - I noticed they even had corrections for the current issue about the new show classes. Maybe you can let them know.

(On a side note - on the show classes, I notice there are OPEN and CLOSED classes ... what does that mean? What's the difference. I know I could probably go to the MCA site and dig for the info but thought someone might know real quick.I'm guessing it's not coupe vs convertible LOL!

And did you see that you can trailer occasionally driven cars to National shows now and be put in a special class to avoid mileage limits on your insurance or registration? I thought that was a good move. (sorry off topic for this thread))

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Old 02/02/2006, 03:41 PM   #28
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Thanks! I spoke to the editor, Mary Jean, this afternoon, and she will correct the production number in the March issue. She did get the other number from an older source. She was very nice about it, and wants to make the correction.

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Old 02/02/2006, 08:43 PM   #29
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[QUOTE=BroadwayBlue]Great article and pics!!



(On a side note - on the show classes, I notice there are OPEN and CLOSED classes ... what does that mean? What's the difference. I know I could probably go to the MCA site and dig for the info but thought someone might know real quick.I'm guessing it's not coupe vs convertible LOL!

QUOTE]
LOL - It is coupe and convertible.

Our club puts on a show and that's how I know.

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(On a side note - on the show classes, I notice there are OPEN and CLOSED classes ... what does that mean? What's the difference. I know I could probably go to the MCA site and dig for the info but thought someone might know real quick.I'm guessing it's not coupe vs convertible LOL!
Rich;
Your partially correct. Open and Closed are the classes
Open - Convertible
Closed - Hardtop (Coupe & Fastback)

Sometimes you'll see "ALL" which means they compete in the same class together.

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