Back in April I posted about Adam’s LHD and RHD Supercharged Eleanors that were being built here in Australia. Well it’s been a few months and I have a nice update for you all. Last week Adam informed me that the LHD car was now on the road!
Firstly let me start by saying this article is based on allegations and purely that. None of the information I state has been proven in court and is based on the experiences of Memory Lane Classics customers. The story is still sketchy but it has emerged that Memory Lane Classics out of Chisholm Minnesota, builders of custom Eleanor and classic Mustangs, have got themselves in some major trouble and as a result it appears, or should I say alleged, that the owners have skipped the country leaving many disgruntled and livid customers some missing up to $500,000 on orders that have not been fulfilled. Remind you of something?
It’s been roughly three months since Classic Recreations unveiled their much anticipated Shelby GT500CR in what was a move to provide an ‘Eleanor’ inspired car that took various stylings from the movie car but built on them in their own unique way and now in what is a sign the company’s has grown two-fold they are introducing three new models.
So as another month goes past with no real progress or updates on my car I’m yet again finding myself trying to keep the spark alive by looking up parts I need to buy. A few months ago I was looking at the MSD-6AL which I’m looking at getting when car begins to be built back up but now I’ve been considering the car stereo, and to me it’s one of the most important things in the car!
It’s stories like this that make you root for the small guy. Car restorer Tim Shuler is at the centre of an odd legal dispute involving one of the holy grails for Mustang owners, a candy-apple red 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500. In 1980 the car was reported stolen and, officially, never recovered. Unfortunately the man who reported it stolen, Jeff Dove, died last year leaving behind a tangled legal web.
Only a small update this week and it’s a follow on from last weeks post where I shared two videos with you all from Classic Recreations. The behind-the-scenes videos gave us our first look inside the building of the GT500CR. If you haven’t already seen them click here. This week it’s the third part of the series, focusing on the engine, engine bay and boot compartments. Check it out after the jump.
Back in March Classic Recreations unveiled their much hyped GT500CR along with a great video in HD. But up until now that one video and a few pictures is all we’ve had to go on. However, this week the CR guys realeased the first few videos detailing the behind the scenes close ups of the GT500CR mid-build. Check out the videos after the jump.
I often check the RRS site for new products and modern innovations for the vintage Mustang and this week they’ve updated their site with a brand new package for those after a right hand drive (RHD) Mustang. Previously RRS has only offered things suck as suspension parts, brakes and modern upgrades to improve the handling of vintage cars but more recently they have begun selling complete cars or chassis such as the Dynacorn bodies and in fact are the Australian distributor for right hand drive Dynacorn shells, however the new package adds more to their simple chassis offerings by adding a full body kit that by the looks of the picture on their site can only be described as ‘Eleanor’ inspired
With so much time on my hands waiting and waiting for work to restart on my project I’ve increasingly been looking at small parts to buy that I’ll be needing or maybe parts I don’t need but just want. But one part that I’ve been tossing up with is the MSD-6AL ignition control. Do I need it and what benefits will it provide my engine? I’d really like to hear your comments and suggestions. Are you running one? Is it essential? And more importantly do I need one?