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By Richard Lee, Mary Price Lee

Careers For. . . * number of CAREERS proven. From the most obvious to the vague, readers can be in a position to discover careers that fit their pursuits. * profession PROFILES. contains whole activity descriptions and wage levels. * expert INTERVIEWS. let scholar to determine what jobs are particularly like and what it took to get them. * confirmed instructions. support scholars comprehend what it takes to get the task in their desires and the stairs to get there.

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Know your budget beforehand. Determine what you can pay for the vehicle and for any restoration. Get basic information such as hourly rates from several restorers as a benchmark; you can’t get a firm estimate until the restorer sees the actual car and probably not even then. Have cash ready. When you go to see a car, this can give you leverage to make a better deal. But don’t be rushed into buying something you don’t want just because you have the money at hand. Decide how much work to invest. If you have the skills and tools to do some or all of your own work, you can bank your savings accordingly.

Fenders were either removed or replaced by custom fenders to accommodate custom wheels and fat tires. Exotic color schemes and flame jobs were part of these very individualized cars. Owners often raced them in secret, side-by-side, two at a time, usually at night, using onequarter mile of road as the racecourse. The winner of each pair of quarter-mile runs would race the other winners until one top eliminator emerged—or until the police showed up. Sanctioned NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) and AHRA (American Hot Rod Association) drag racing emerged from the informal J O B S TO B U I L D O N • 2 5 street competitions.

S own engine was overweight and outmoded. Since Ford had been one of Shelby’s racing sponsors, its performance folks told him of a new, lightweight 260-cubic-inch displacement V-8 engine. As an option for a Falcon model, the Sprint, this powerful engine would enhance Ford’s go-go image. C. and got a 260 V-8 from Ford. The resulting marriage, while far from made in heaven, was enough for starters. Shelby approached Ford for development money. The car, he said, would be the Cobra—a name that, according to some stories, came to Shelby in a dream.

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