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The Cars => 1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR => Topic started by: BGlover67 on September 07, 2019, 07:48:34 PM

Title: Can anyone tell me if this is NOS correct for a '68?
Post by: BGlover67 on September 07, 2019, 07:48:34 PM
Found this today, is it correct for a '68?  I remember having a broken dynamite stick on my '68 cougar many years ago.  I thought it looked like this.

Title: Re: Can anyone tell me if this is NOS correct for a '68?
Post by: Bob Gaines on September 07, 2019, 07:59:05 PM
Found this today, is it correct for a '68?  I remember having a broken dynamite stick on my '68 cougar many years ago.  I thought it looked like this.
Sticks look like well used original .Instructions are Branda copies. Check Scott Fullers website -  https://www.scottfullerreproductions.com/page/page/4673696.htm
Title: Re: Can anyone tell me if this is NOS correct for a '68?
Post by: BGlover67 on September 07, 2019, 09:01:21 PM
Thanks Bob, as usual.
Title: Re: Can anyone tell me if this is NOS correct for a '68?
Post by: Coralsnake on September 08, 2019, 07:47:07 AM
Originals have plugs on the end. While this appears original, the plug has been cut off. You will find a correct reproduction on eBay, its the same sequencer that Scott Fuller sells. Fuller just stamps them with the correct part numbers and date codes

It most certainly is not NOS
Title: Re: Can anyone tell me if this is NOS correct for a '68?
Post by: BGlover67 on September 08, 2019, 09:11:15 AM
Thanks Pete, my neighbor who gave it to me was a bit confused, although I'll bet he thought it was unused when he purchased it 25 years ago and meant well.  Back then they didn't have folks like Bob, you and this forum to set the record straight.  ;)
Title: Re: Can anyone tell me if this is NOS correct for a '68?
Post by: Coralsnake on September 08, 2019, 09:22:36 AM
I started a partnership about 20 years ago to make the current reproductions. I have since handed over everything to some others.

The sequencers sold by Branda for decades were in an aluminum tube, had the wrong colored wires and no plug.  They were difficult to install and required extra splicing.
Title: Re: Can anyone tell me if this is NOS correct for a '68?
Post by: Bigblock on September 09, 2019, 12:55:31 PM
I remember having a broken dynamite stick on my '68 cougar many years ago. 

68 Cougars did not use dynamite sticks. They had a mechanical sequencer.
Title: Re: Can anyone tell me if this is NOS correct for a '68?
Post by: Chris Thauberger on September 09, 2019, 01:54:49 PM
I remember having a broken dynamite stick on my '68 cougar many years ago. 

68 Cougars did not use dynamite sticks. They had a mechanical sequencer.

MAN, what a contraption that was. Thank your lucky stars it never made it to the Shelby.

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/178-090919135309-38821045.jpeg)

Here is the schematic just for the tail lights!

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/178-090919135309-388526.jpeg)
Title: Re: Can anyone tell me if this is NOS correct for a '68?
Post by: BGlover67 on September 09, 2019, 06:30:47 PM
You're absolutely right.  I remember the crazy mechanical contraption now, except mine didn't work.  Once again, I honestly don't know much about the finer details of '68s.  I guess I really need to buy one soon, so I'll be able to learn all the differences.