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Wanted to Buy / Re: 68 GT350 Smog Equipment
« on: August 16, 2020, 02:19:41 AM »
What parts are you needing? I have some smog pieces off a 68 Mustang 289. Maybe they're the same.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / 289 Cam ID
« on: May 28, 2020, 04:23:29 AM »
Just wondering if anyone can help ID this cam. It came out of the HiPo 289 I'm parting out.  From what I've been able to find, the HiPo solid lifter cams were marked "VE" (actually an upside down "A" instead of "V" but can't type upside down here). The 260 hydraulic lifter cams were marked "UA." This cam is marked "XUA" but does have the orange paint behind the distributor gear like the HiPo cam. The engine did have solid lifters. Any ideas?

Wanted to Buy / Re: Hipo damper and intake wanted
« on: December 01, 2019, 03:33:44 AM »
I have a "4L" damper, but I'm going out of town tomorrow and will be gone for three weeks. If you haven't found one, let me know.

Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB 9 inch 8D case or complete third member
« on: November 19, 2019, 04:42:39 AM »
Nodular or single rib case?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Power Steering Belt Alignment
« on: November 19, 2019, 04:19:58 AM »
I'll try to get the "C8" bracket out tomorrow and post pics of it for comparison. It's actually off a 68 429 engine, but it looks identical to the "C7" bracket (except for the additional depth). The same PS pump will mount to it, and it almost looks like it could be used and line up correctly without the spacer. I don't know if it was used on anything other than the 429. I don't this bracket is the issue the OP is having If it were, the PS pulley would be sticking out too far.
One thing, though from his pics, shouldn't he have a two-groove water pump pulley and have the PS belt go over the water pump to the crank? I've never seen a setup that only ran between the PS pump and the crank.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Power Steering Belt Alignment
« on: November 18, 2019, 03:50:52 AM »
His post mentions nothing about the aluminum bracket. He states he has a "C7" crank pulley. He may, though, in fact have the "C7" bracket if the PS pulley is too far back. The "C8" bracket would put the PS pump pulley farther forward. A pic of his pulley alignment would help.

The Lounge / Re: Fords new EV crossover Mustang Mach E
« on: November 17, 2019, 03:06:28 AM »
If I got one, I would use the tax break funds to have  a grill designed and put on the front with a running horse.  The issue with putting on rear side air scoops is another story... ::)

Any tax breaks given will likely be spent on the car in the form of "dealer markup" before you even get it. Also, don't forget that you'll have to buy charging equipment. Has anything been said about the charge range on this car? Where will you be able to charge it away from home? Also, I'm willing to bet your annual vehicle registration fees will be "adjusted" because the vehicle doesn't use gas and pay the gas taxes that everyone else pays.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Power Steering Belt Alignment
« on: November 17, 2019, 02:40:34 AM »
The aluminum bracket that the pump mounts to is usually bolted up against a cast iron bracket that supports the AC pump.  On applications without AC, you need a spacer to make up for the thickness of that cast iron bracket. Which direction are you off? Does the pulley need to move out from the engine or back? Which aluminum bracket do you have? Does it have a "C7" part number or "C8"?

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: motor mount question
« on: November 16, 2019, 03:45:37 AM »
The 67 frame-side engine brackets are confusing to a lot of people. Here's their application.
67 Coupe & Fastback w/ smallblock V8
67-70 Coupe & Fastback w/ big block V8
67-70 Convertible w/ smallblock or big block V8

Unless you're building a "concours" show car, you're better off using 66 or 68-70 frame brackets. The 67 smallblock rubber mounts are "one-year only" items. Hard to find and VERY expensive.

Up For Auction / Re: Eleanor - one of the original movie cars on eBay
« on: November 09, 2019, 03:41:24 AM »
For purposes of the movie, why would they ad AC to the car? A lot about this car looks fishy to me.

You're right. I guess it really comes down to how "right" he wants it to look. My point is he knows its a clone. It doesn't have a Shelby VIN. I doubt it will have original Shelby fiberglass parts. It won't have a 428PI motor. Everyone who knows Shelbys will know its a clone. Those who don't know Shelbys won't know the difference. He's not trying to pass it off as a real Shelby. Why go to the time and expense trying to locate those unique parts that only belong on a Shelby. Just get the parts that functionally suit your needs and reasonably look correct. Build it. Drive it. Have fun.

The issue with the balancer that's been mentioned is about "correctness" not function. You can use any FE balancer on any FE engine. You just need to use the matching pulleys for that balancer. If you use the balancer and pulley for a 67 390GT Mustang, everything else is probably pretty common parts. The pulley on the power steering pump is different for a Shelby. You can find that used or reproduction if you want. You could also use any one of several less valuable pulleys. You're building a clone / tribute car. You're not trying to pass it off as the real thing. Also, if you're running an internally balanced stroker setup, you won't be needing the 428 flywheel or flexplate. You can use one from any 390.

I would require proof that it is in fact a 428 considering it any further. He claims it's a "C scratch" block. Ask for a photo of the rear of the block where the "C scratch" would be located. Ask for a photo of the crankshaft casting ID. It should be either "1U" or "1UB." If it came out of a Galaxie or T-Bird, it would more than likely have the "A scratch" on the back. In the auction photos, the engine has a truck bellhousing bolted to it. It has a truck oil filter bracket, and like I said before, the pulleys and brackets look like they're off a truck. The heads and the intake manifold are useless to you. You don't get the carb or exhaust manifolds. You're basically buying a shortblock if it is in fact a 428. If it ISa "C scratch" 428 block with that date code, and it has a "1UB" crankshaft, and CJ rods, and is standard bore, then I'd say it could still be a decent deal. Otherwise, you could do better if you keep looking.

The Lounge / Re: Illegal Garage in Ca.
« on: August 22, 2019, 04:22:12 AM »

And cali cares about property values! Just look at the streets of LA and San Fran! Look at Philly, look at Baltimore, they really care about their property values! LOL

With little effort you'd be able to that the same thing can be said about most any city anywhere. From New York to Texas to  Washington state to Montana to Florida and California. Every state, every county and city has nice areas and areas you wouldn't want to be caught dead in. No place is perfect, or even close.

The Lounge / Re: Illegal Garage in Ca.
« on: August 21, 2019, 03:37:28 AM »
Fortunately, the rules mentioned in the article apply only to Sacramento County. Not ALL California. Where I live, there are related rules also. You can do minor work like oil changes in your driveway. Major jobs like engine removal, have to be done inside an enclosed garage. For the Haters out there, I'm sure if you check your City or County rules, you'll find similar laws in place. Not all municipalities will enforce the laws equally, but the laws are there. Show me a place that doesn't have similar laws, and I'll show you a place that doesn't care about property values.

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