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The original 3259 from 6S923 is dated 581.
Texas Swede

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Parts For Sale / Re: 1965-66 (?original?) Shelby export brace
« on: June 22, 2022, 04:52:49 PM »
All the originals I have seen and the two I currently have, has a hole on the passenger side arm for
a strap. The original one on my car has the hole and the one from a Mustang in Sweden I have in my attic
also has it. As far as I can tell the one shown is an original.
Texas Swede

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The Lounge / Re: The World Cup comes to Miami
« on: June 18, 2022, 11:29:10 AM »
If Zlatan had been older and played in the Swedish National team, they would have won Gold.
Zlatan has signed with Milan for another year.
Texas Swede

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The Lounge / Re: The World Cup comes to Miami
« on: June 18, 2022, 09:39:18 AM »
I remember back in 1994 when some of the Soccer World Cup matches were played in Dallas. Sweden, my country of birth, was playing Saudi Arabia at the Cotton Bowl Stadium and it was over 100 degrees F and we were sitting in the sun. People around us asked how the Swedish players were handling the heat. My answer was, no problem for them, but the Saudis are freezing.
Sweden won 3-1 and went on to get a bronze medal.
Texas Swede

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Pitman and Idler arms on Ebay.
« on: June 13, 2022, 03:45:36 PM »
Hi again,
Went through all the old "The Marque" and "Shelby American" and the first time a repo of Quick Steering kit was mentioned was in "The Marque" from April-May 1978 by Maier Racing in California. They said they had found a company that could reproduce these kits and asked for interests to buy a kit at $69.95. That would match the D7 on the rubber seal.
Can't find my old Maier catalog though.
Texas Swede

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Pitman and Idler arms on Ebay.
« on: June 11, 2022, 12:01:27 AM »
I agree Jeff, but all repo idler arms I have seen and owned have had the D7 seal and all originals have the C4.
A person paying almost $1000 for a repo set makes me sad.
Texas Swede

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Pitman and Idler arms on Ebay.
« on: June 10, 2022, 11:07:40 PM »
Got an answer back via Ebay from JD Larson where he said he didn't agree with my comments and consequently won't change
the auction. He never commented on the D7 versa C4 on the rubber seal.
Texas Swede

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Pitman and Idler arms on Ebay.
« on: June 09, 2022, 11:41:46 PM »
As I stated above, one way to separate a repo idler arm from an original is the number on the rubber seal.
Repo D7.... and original C4....
Texas Swede

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Pitman and Idler arms on Ebay.
« on: June 09, 2022, 11:08:56 AM »
Dave,
Both the NOS Idler arm and original Pitman arm have a FoMoCo within the oval. One thing that differs with the repo is the
originals have much less distinctive markings. like the XRR than the repos. Checked the pictures I got from Howard many years ago and the original on his car #350 matches exactly with the ones I have.
Texas Swede

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Pitman and Idler arms on Ebay.
« on: June 08, 2022, 08:40:00 AM »
Dave,
I bought a repo Idler arm around 1989-90 and used it until I found the NOS. Because of the lack of right to use
the FoMoCo the manufacturer, who's name I have forgot they had to put Ford within the oval instead.
The seal should be a C4ZA-3A196-A on an original. There is a picture on the Ebay showing the latter part of the number
but the C4 is not showing. The number on the repo I bought had a D7 or something but the rest of the numbers matched.
Sending some pictures of the NOS. I will try to find the name of the repo manufacturer.
Texas Swede

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Pitman and Idler arms on Ebay.
« on: June 07, 2022, 11:57:11 PM »
If I don't recall wrong, the oval logo on the early repos had Ford instead of FoMoCo within.
As Dave said they were placed on a different side and the logo closer to the middle than the originals.
Before I found an NOS Idler Arm, I did a lot of research into this matter and Howard was nice to crawl under both his cars and take pictures.
Texas Swede

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Pitman and Idler arms on Ebay.
« on: June 07, 2022, 02:04:33 PM »
Hi Bob,
Just search on NOS 65/66 Pitman and Idler arms respectively,
Texas Swede

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1965 GT350/R-Model / 65 Pitman and Idler arms on Ebay.
« on: June 07, 2022, 11:31:44 AM »
Hi guys,
Currently there are two auctions on Ebay for 65/66 Pitman and Idler arms. These are presented as being assembly line
parts and priced accordingly. I have checked these out and believe they are very early reproductions.
In fact, I used to own an idler arm just like it. Bought it from a vendor's catalog. Many years ago, I found a NOS
in the Ford box and the markings match the one on my original Pitman arm. Later on, I found another original Pitman arm
which I have as a spare.
I wrote to the seller but got no answer.
Texas Swede

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Wanted to Buy / Re: 65 dated 3259 Holley
« on: May 24, 2022, 10:24:14 PM »
For your information, the original Holley's are not dated like 5C or 5D but 53X or 54X. X is the week of the respective month 1-5.
Texas Swede

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Restoring GT350 Emblem
« on: April 25, 2022, 06:30:44 PM »
After some investigation, I found out there were at least two different GT350 emblems.
Early, S1MS-16229-A which is on the box I have, 4.25" wide
Later, S1MS-16098-A, 4.50" wide
As Bob said above these two are made with different materials.
Texas Swede

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