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Title: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: gimmea250swb on March 09, 2019, 11:30:40 AM
A real dream come true.  See you all at the shows and track.
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: Stillakid54 on March 09, 2019, 11:36:51 AM
Congratulations! Enjoy.
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Post by: JD on March 09, 2019, 11:41:09 AM
Congratulations! Enjoy.

^^^ YES, great !!
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Post by: 557 on March 09, 2019, 11:41:23 AM
Good looking car! Details???
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Post by: Steve Z on March 09, 2019, 11:43:51 AM
   Very Nice, Welcome to the forum
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Post by: 683760 on March 09, 2019, 11:52:49 AM
Congrats.   8)
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Post by: CSX 4133 on March 09, 2019, 12:05:22 PM

Nice looking GT350, welcome to SAAC.
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Post by: mark p on March 09, 2019, 01:09:50 PM
Diggin' the Green - very sharp - welcome aboard  8)
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Post by: davez on March 09, 2019, 01:28:41 PM
Nice color
Where are you in Virginia
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Post by: SFM6S087 on March 09, 2019, 01:47:21 PM
GREAT looking car! Wishing you many miles of fun driving. Be sure to come back often & post pics & updates.

Steve
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: gimmea250swb on March 09, 2019, 01:50:42 PM
Thank you all!  Itís going to get some miles on it.  Hereís a photo of it when it raced in Peru.  Luckily it still has the original engine.  Itís hard to believe it lasted!

Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: gimmea250swb on March 09, 2019, 01:51:43 PM
Nice color
Where are you in Virginia

South of DC
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Post by: rraceme on March 09, 2019, 01:53:28 PM
Congrads! Ivy Green is a great color.
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Post by: Shelby_0022 on March 09, 2019, 01:57:12 PM
Congrats!  It looks like an looking car.  Enjoy and please share details when you can.  :D
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Post by: NC TRACKRAT on March 09, 2019, 02:01:38 PM
Good lookin' car!  Very subtle in Ivy Green and no stripes.
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Post by: honker on March 09, 2019, 02:18:23 PM
Congrats...nice to see it back in it's original colour    8)  It sure has had it's travels !
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Post by: GT350Lad on March 09, 2019, 03:38:01 PM
Congrats and welcome to the crew
Cheers
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Post by: chris NOS on March 09, 2019, 03:47:56 PM
Congratulations!!!
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Post by: gimmea250swb on March 09, 2019, 03:48:20 PM
Thank you all,  itís tough getting details of itís racing history.  Iíve been able to connect with three people familiar with the car when it raced in Peru. Iíve got several photos of it racing from 1969-1974.  It raced in the Caminos del Inca which is a 1700-2000 mile race around Peru.  Itís like the Mille Miglia in Italy. It won twice with Teodoro ďEl ZorroĒ Yangali driving.
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Post by: corbins on March 09, 2019, 04:24:04 PM
Nice color
Where are you in Virginia

South of DC
Nice ride !!  I think Ive seen that car in the past. How far south of DC are you ? Fredericksburg area ?
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Post by: deathsled on March 09, 2019, 05:59:16 PM
Congratulations on realizing a dream. I know precisely how you feel!
Richard E.
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: gimmea250swb on March 09, 2019, 06:19:03 PM
Nice color
Where are you in Virginia

South of DC
Nice ride !!  I think Ive seen that car in the past. How far south of DC are you ? Fredericksburg area ?

Woodbridge.  I bought the car from Virginia Beach.  It's only been here for about two weeks.  Where are you?
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: gimmea250swb on March 09, 2019, 06:36:56 PM
So, one thing I think I'd like to fix on the car is the rear end.  I understand the current rear didn't come with the car.  I'm still learning so bear with me.  I understand this is a 1966 rear but not the correct one for a Shelby.  Mine came originally with a detroit locker if that makes a difference.  The story goes that when my car was imported back to the US with a 65 Shelby the rears were swapped when both were restored simultaneously.  The 65 has a 66 rear as well but it currently has overriders on it.  I have the original metal tag that came with my rear.

Could you please confirm this rear didn't come with my car?

Are the rear ends date coded? 

Is there an external indication that the rear is a detroit locker?
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Post by: Sixx7shelby on March 09, 2019, 07:28:15 PM
Congratulations. Very nice car, I like the green!
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Post by: davez on March 09, 2019, 07:33:43 PM
2  parts to the rear. The center section with the locker. That is cast iron with a date code. It holds the locker and gears. The black housing itself that everything bolts to. Looks like you have a 65 style housing where the back is fully rounded. The 66 style has a bump out for the ring gear. My carryover has the 65 style I just took the locker out of it. I also have a 66 dark green #1127 under restoration. I can send you some pics. I live near Leesburg VA if you want to PM me.
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Post by: TJinSA on March 09, 2019, 07:38:53 PM
If the Housing came out of a '65; I don't see the brackets for the over-ride traction bars.
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Post by: SFM6S087 on March 09, 2019, 08:54:27 PM
Here are some pics to show the difference in the rear axle housing between 1965 & 1966.
Pics 1 & 2 are 1965 style.
Pics 3 & 4 are 1966 style.

Steve
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: kingchief on March 09, 2019, 09:01:28 PM
Another picture of an early '66 non Detroit Locker with overrides.

Steve
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: gimmea250swb on March 09, 2019, 09:18:42 PM
Thanks Gents!  I haven't looked at the rear closely since buying the car - I haven't checked on the top of the rear where the overriders should be.  I wonder if they were ground off.  The '65 that was restored at the same time has a '66 rear with overriders (I presume welded on).  I'll take a closer look tomorrow and let you know what I find.

Where would I find the date code on the pumpkin?
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Post by: Side-Oilers on March 09, 2019, 10:15:07 PM
Cool car and history. Glad to have you here!
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Post by: Bigfoot on March 09, 2019, 10:19:02 PM
Nice piece
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Post by: Dunerider777 on March 10, 2019, 12:08:04 AM
Congrats!!   Very nice looking car.
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Post by: jswoody on March 10, 2019, 09:01:48 AM
Congratulations and great color!
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Post by: FL SAAC TONY on March 10, 2019, 10:14:40 AM
congratulations and enjoy the ride
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Post by: greekz on March 10, 2019, 10:38:26 AM
Enjoy the ride.  Love the green!
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Post by: pchmotoho on March 10, 2019, 03:33:17 PM
Enjoy the ride.  Love the green!

I bet you do!  I agree. 
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: SFM6S1348 on March 11, 2019, 12:07:46 AM
Congratulations from 6S1348. Love the green...

Les
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: Brant on March 11, 2019, 10:01:07 AM
So, one thing I think I'd like to fix on the car is the rear end.  I understand the current rear didn't come with the car.  I'm still learning so bear with me.  I understand this is a 1966 rear but not the correct one for a Shelby.  Mine came originally with a detroit locker if that makes a difference.  The story goes that when my car was imported back to the US with a 65 Shelby the rears were swapped when both were restored simultaneously.  The 65 has a 66 rear as well but it currently has overriders on it.  I have the original metal tag that came with my rear.

Could you please confirm this rear didn't come with my car?

Are the rear ends date coded? 

Is there an external indication that the rear is a detroit locker?

You have gotten some good information on the styles of housings. There are instances of the '65 style being installed in '66 cars, but the cars are usually earlier production times than yours.

You and I have talked about the tag, but here it is for the others.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YDnWfrKAsEjz9Na288XsgmuvXYZfQkNvrb_mEkGETV51ezTIqGaFGG5qQC0Cr79ZDODBcdteMnLphD0ft5MQ9se7EigTpdnzU_1HOViJ4qEJwAXmNpDrzzNJW9kcIYYS6Tnn3xsLlX-AAkAE20W9Q4q7hxaLGpyO18UbCELz-ip6NcnDSW4rtuBXTZf5KbLGJc_Fiydse0RPZq17a8svY7IyRLSD_2Vi5YUQ7QIki-kAwfFwvEwG8YQYfrwOv2B4ntHRI3mWTwE31myl0PQ0TcedgxHI4WJx51qZIC1ODhdgibVWlAL_32aRsvYDJRpUVwESiH_ydbq6HIyXHJZ87fMM0WH0rCOGyb35arW_1OnR8SOB4B5YGwhceo5FHFrWoW8Q-C2xmNMx2fYQShwZYb48vSwMH8OvHQmJVwI9IEJ050M1Sz2rlDHCFdJUfFsDnM-fpyL-zDEUrYWILjG9d82-iqm5q8sOOd2QWnXN2s-qlVWaOKP_XhLuTPlte9zJDXuYxDGJ-4zF86YFoKUIiAQt9kpkB3OghViVWvqasxoTHShG1L9df1eId8goMQoegsW45A7We0GDiPquiK-RlOfiS7sgH_xu_l9-oCKvyzIQIaKrFQQ_nilFAvJdz6Vd4iVYWY2ReAIvTZWE665LvLbyYUD8NTmj=w489-h378-no)

3L89=3.89 ratio with Detroit Locker
6=1966
B=Feb
D=4th week (Feb in this case)

Pretty cool to see a Detroit Locker in a '66. It's pretty unusual.

Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: gimmea250swb on March 12, 2019, 10:22:25 PM
Youíre a class act Brant.  Thank you for taking the time to educate me offline. 
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Post by: rcgt350 on March 12, 2019, 11:19:24 PM
What about the 964 ?
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: Brant on March 13, 2019, 08:40:13 AM
What about the 964 ?

Supposedly the axle manufacturing plant...no specific data though.

Earlier tags have "SP" here. Of course, '66 models usually have "C6ZX" numbers too.

It's very unusual to have a factory installed Detroit Locker in a '66. 6S1066 has a pretty unique original tag to go along with that option!
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Post by: TJinSA on March 13, 2019, 11:30:03 AM
It's been my experience the 'L' stands for limited slip, not Locker. While a limited slip will drag the outside wheel if having been parked for a while, they do not have the ratcheting experience of a Locker.
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: Brant on March 14, 2019, 11:03:44 AM
It's been my experience the 'L' stands for limited slip, not Locker. While a limited slip will drag the outside wheel if having been parked for a while, they do not have the ratcheting experience of a Locker.

While that may be true, on the early GT350s, Detroit Lockers were offered and installed, rather than Traction Locks.
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Post by: Cjc6566 on March 14, 2019, 04:58:47 PM
Congratulations!  I think you will find the forum members are incredibly helpful with us newbies, I have s1604 for just anout three years.
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: SFM6S087 on March 16, 2019, 07:55:00 PM
So, one thing I think I'd like to fix on the car is the rear end.  I understand the current rear didn't come with the car.  I'm still learning so bear with me.  I understand this is a 1966 rear but not the correct one for a Shelby.  Mine came originally with a detroit locker if that makes a difference.  The story goes that when my car was imported back to the US with a 65 Shelby the rears were swapped when both were restored simultaneously.  The 65 has a 66 rear as well but it currently has overriders on it.  I have the original metal tag that came with my rear.

Could you please confirm this rear didn't come with my car?

Are the rear ends date coded? 

Is there an external indication that the rear is a detroit locker?

You have gotten some good information on the styles of housings. There are instances of the '65 style being installed in '66 cars, but the cars are usually earlier production times than yours.

You and I have talked about the tag, but here it is for the others.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YDnWfrKAsEjz9Na288XsgmuvXYZfQkNvrb_mEkGETV51ezTIqGaFGG5qQC0Cr79ZDODBcdteMnLphD0ft5MQ9se7EigTpdnzU_1HOViJ4qEJwAXmNpDrzzNJW9kcIYYS6Tnn3xsLlX-AAkAE20W9Q4q7hxaLGpyO18UbCELz-ip6NcnDSW4rtuBXTZf5KbLGJc_Fiydse0RPZq17a8svY7IyRLSD_2Vi5YUQ7QIki-kAwfFwvEwG8YQYfrwOv2B4ntHRI3mWTwE31myl0PQ0TcedgxHI4WJx51qZIC1ODhdgibVWlAL_32aRsvYDJRpUVwESiH_ydbq6HIyXHJZ87fMM0WH0rCOGyb35arW_1OnR8SOB4B5YGwhceo5FHFrWoW8Q-C2xmNMx2fYQShwZYb48vSwMH8OvHQmJVwI9IEJ050M1Sz2rlDHCFdJUfFsDnM-fpyL-zDEUrYWILjG9d82-iqm5q8sOOd2QWnXN2s-qlVWaOKP_XhLuTPlte9zJDXuYxDGJ-4zF86YFoKUIiAQt9kpkB3OghViVWvqasxoTHShG1L9df1eId8goMQoegsW45A7We0GDiPquiK-RlOfiS7sgH_xu_l9-oCKvyzIQIaKrFQQ_nilFAvJdz6Vd4iVYWY2ReAIvTZWE665LvLbyYUD8NTmj=w489-h378-no)

3L89=3.89 ratio with Detroit Locker
6=1966
B=Feb
D=4th week (Feb in this case)

Pretty cool to see a Detroit Locker in a '66. It's pretty unusual.

Hey Brant, what does the "B" on the top-right of the tag stand for? I think I've seen tags with either A, B or C in that position.

Thanks,
Steve
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Post by: GT350Lad on March 16, 2019, 08:07:51 PM
Is it the shift A, B or C?
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Post by: SFM6S087 on March 18, 2019, 04:53:10 AM
Hey, Lad, that's a good guess. Hopefully someone knowledgeable will chime in & confirm or refute that for us.

In the mean time, do you know if the factory Locker in your 6S373 is the "loud" or "quiet" type?

Steve
Title: Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
Post by: GT350Lad on March 18, 2019, 06:00:17 AM
Hey, Lad, that's a good guess. Hopefully someone knowledgeable will chime in & confirm or refute that for us.

In the mean time, do you know if the factory Locker in your 6S373 is the "loud" or "quiet" type?

Steve

Thanks,I think I read it on forum 1.0
I think there is nothing too quiet about the locker. Itís been rebuilt as it was pretty bad when I got then car about 10 years ago, ie wheels locked, leaked and very noisy, bit more usable since but hasnt been driven under her own power (engine being rebuilt!
) yet so not tested
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Post by: oldcanuck on March 22, 2019, 11:57:47 AM
Congratulations.... green is a power color !!!

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Post by: gimmea250swb on March 22, 2019, 12:28:46 PM
Iím going to cars and coffee in Great Falls, VA tomorrow if anyone is in town.
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Post by: gimmea250swb on March 23, 2019, 10:49:46 AM
Nice stop in Clifton, VA(http://)
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Post by: SFM6S087 on March 23, 2019, 12:58:27 PM
What a great picture. Thanks for taking the time to share that.

Steve
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Post by: sfm5s081 on March 26, 2019, 06:40:24 PM
That looks like Josh's car? Super nice! OF course I love Ivy Green... #1124 here ;)