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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Shelby license plate pics
« on: April 01, 2020, 03:42:47 PM »

Dave - Thanks for the added input! 

(Does that factor the engine assembly date of Feb 10, 1966?)

The Lounge / Re: CJ Pony exits Mustang parts
« on: April 01, 2020, 02:58:39 PM »
I was bummed out after seeing the video and then read the very end and saw it was a joke. I'm glad another mustang source didn't bite the dust.

If it is a joke, I would say not the greatest business move. Especially with the recent shutdown of Mustangs Unlimited and, as enthusiasts, our questions as to the health of our hobby.


Swap Meet / Re: swap HiPo manifolds for correct 68 GT350 manifolds
« on: April 01, 2020, 12:56:07 PM »
IIRC the exhaust manifolds you have may also be correct for later '67 GT350's (wider user range than just '68's), the earlier cars used C3 and a C4 identified parts but later cars used the C7 parts, not sure when the change occurred (time) and others will know better.

(sorry I'm not the owner, I've been asked by him to help as this is his first Shelby and not sure he wants the number out there.  The car was found after sitting for decades with the last known owner that SAAC had on file and Howard has been very helpful with verifying the car)

The Shelby VIN is a low 20XX number and the San Jose assembly date is thought to be late April '66, (that is not our speculation but a time suggested by those with more knowledge than us) sheet metal date code stampings support that. 

The car has the original engine and the Ford VIN present - but it's minus the original intake (the intake that was on the engine is like the 1st one on the left in the group comparison image I posted in reply #39 which others have stated is too early for the car/engine assembly date), carb, distributor, air cleaner, water pump, timing cover.  The block and heads have casting date codes of Jan 31, '66 and the issue is the engine assembly date is Feb, 10, '66  If the intake was installed at the Cleveland plant, what were they installing early February of 1966 in Cleveland. 

Yes, I have been trying to ask some other owners what they have but not all are certain they have their cars' original.  One owner with a Shelby VIN lower by about 100 cars' has the "later S2MS" the 4th form the left in the group comparison image I posted in reply #39, were "they" making/installing that intake at that point in time?  (As a comparison the '67 GT350 I had that was one of the first 100 '67 GT350's made at San Jose in October of '66 had this same intake - were they using that from February of '66 through February of '67?)

We think that the owner needs to acquire the "right" intake for the "engine assembly date" more than the cars' VIN number - correct?

Do other owners out there have a car with an original engine and intake/carb with an assembly date around Feb 10, '66 and if so which version of intake does your car have?  (silly me I thought '67's were difficult - but then it's Shelby don't look for easy)

Thanks all

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Lil' Red's nose ring
« on: March 31, 2020, 06:32:53 PM »
Bob, I think he's referring to the trim around the outer most edge of the opening. 

Is the top piece part of the hood or was another surface added, anyone know?

Seems to be a precursor to what the '68's got.

The Lounge / Re: What one would you choose?
« on: March 31, 2020, 06:25:33 PM »
Bullitt, Steve McQueen drove it, famous car chase star, 4-speed, partial to dark green, don't have to worry about driving it, not a big fan of red or coupe vinyl roofs.  (I do like the '67/'68 Trans-Am Coupes)

(to another post, not sure Craig Jackson would sell both Li'l Red and the Green Hornet for what the Bullitt sold for)

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Lil' Red's nose ring
« on: March 31, 2020, 07:53:36 AM »
I was just pouring thru my latest Hemmings Muscle Machines and noticed that Lil' Red has a ring of brightwork lining it's radiator opening.

Anyone know if it's aluminum? Chromed Pot metal? How deep does it go in?

Was this ever done on any other '67?

My understanding was just this car.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:43:01 PM »
George Barris Mail-Order Kustomizing Klass graduate?

News from HQ / Re: Spring 2020 Issue of the Shelby American
« on: March 30, 2020, 09:36:49 AM »
^^^ great story

Many good stories to read - Thanks!

Also, did Howard take the Bullet Mustang for a test drive???

and, to add to Jeff's reminiscing on page 11 of seeing a fire  damaged GT40 street car out behind the shop where he was buying tire here is a after the fire and before the fire of that same car.  This car is also referenced in the article about Fran Kress.

rotated... Hope it didn't do any damage.

I've been trying to help a guy with a '66 determine which he should have.

I did the following to help me, I'll post it here, it has more than just the S2MS versions but some of these others have been brought up and was trying to get a better perspective on them.

Hope this helps...may need to post a larger file

Here is another of the stamping(s) on one of the underside fills... "3B" if referencing the original post.

Replicas and Tribute / Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:37:12 PM »
It looks like you bought a solid base. If you didn't invest in the Osborne manuals, buy them all. You'll need them I guarantee you!

^^^^ +1 (get the whole series of the '67 books, don't get just a couple)

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Detail Paint Question
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:33:29 PM »

Jeff's color examples show much better than what I posted.

To add to Bob's post, here is a another photo with the not blue dip stick and a detail of the dipstick for the Thompson pump.

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