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Trying to find help on my car.. posted under "need help" earlier today. Is there anyone out there that I can contact to help me bring my car up to mca standards? Any judges in the area (tampa) any thoughts?
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I'm sure the concours gurus and MCA judges who post here will be happy to answer your specific questions about a concours restoration...

If you need comprehensive guidance or assistance in your project, I would recommend contacting one of the clubs listed nearby in Florida and they can likely direct you to a restoration facility to help...

I can't speak for everyone but it's not likely anyone here will guide you through the entire process much as I would not spend hours explaining exactly how to rebuild an engine...

Learning by doing and making mistakes is often the best path to knowledge and wisdom....I encourage it...

Good luck!

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Thanks for your reply..perhaps I was too vague. I am A newbie after all! What I am looking for is those "little" things that make a good car and a great car. The car has been restored already, has been on the cover of mustang monthly,and won various gold and silver awards.
BUT.. Its not a concours car. While I have no intention of trailering it, I would like it to be correct anyway. I have spoken to local restoration shops but the info given on how to improve it tends to vary and sometimes even conflict.
thanks for your input!
 

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I'm by no means an expert in this area, but why don't you enter it in a couple of shows and see how it does and talk to the judges about the areas that need improvement.

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you can start by getting a copy of the MCA judging rulebook. not sure if you have to be an MCA member to buy it though, probably not.

also, there is an MCA national show in Pensacola this weekend. A little bit of a drive from Tampa, but you could take it there and enter it in concours just to see where it stands. You can request your judging sheets after the show which should have specifically what points were deducted for.

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can I call mca for a copy of the book?Thanks for your info, I would love to take it to pensacola ,but it probably isn't an option this late in the game. I don't think I would drive 5+ hrs anyway. I do take it to local shows (and at the risk of sounding arrogant)do very well.
But I think its more of "the big fish in a small pond" kind of thing. My goal is to make it correct, and while I do take it to shows, its just for fun..that way you always go home happy. Are there any judges in the area? thanks for the help!
 

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I think the best way to learn about your car is to go to an MCA judged show and offer your services as a scribe for your year of car. I am sure they could use the help and by being a scribe you would be writing down what they see and would be privy to a lot of info that the rules book doesnt cover.
 
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a good suggestion was made in the other post. while you may not want to drive your mustang to the Pensacola show, maybe you could drive your regular vehicle and go be a judges assistant on Saturday. You should be able to buy a copy of the rulebook at this show. Otherwise, go to http://www.mustang.org There is a list of Gold Card judges on the site and you can check for anyone in your area. There isn't but about 20 gold judges for 66 in the whole U.S.

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Try out the link you listed and you'll see what I mean. Just a little ribbing -- don't be too harsh on judging my car (and yes, I'm going to detail the upper c-arms correctly)



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The MCA judging rule book is available from Mustangs Unlimited (and probably most of the other parts houses). It gives very detailed descriptions that should help you take your car to the next level.

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