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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Friendly warning
« on: August 02, 2019, 03:09:15 PM »
I bought a set of heads from Survival Motorsports and yes the communication was lacking. I think Barry was overwhelmed when a article about FE's and performance parts for those engines was published a couple of years ago (That is what prompted me to buy his heads) and his heads were rated at the top. It took two years to get them but at the time I wasn't in a hurry because of family stuff going on and other projects. I called once a month for awhile with no word and then a he would call back and give me status.
When I finally received the heads, my engine builder was impressed with the work and he has been building engines for some time for a few of the stock car and trans am racers here on the west coast so I was pleased to hear that.

Once I figure which carbs I'm going with I hope to have heck of a motor.

Terry
Shelby GT500 #504

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / BJ/BK Carburators
« on: July 31, 2019, 01:52:46 AM »
Hello All,
I have a question about the stock carbs that were used on 67 GT 500 Shelby Mustangs, what are the advantages running stock VS other carbs. The reason I asked is when I bought my car it came with Holley 1850-2's that need to be rebuilt and knowing the cost for the re-issue ones being sold by Tony Branda and original ones VS the carbs I have, what are advantages between the three. My car is close to stock except the paint (Very vintage early 70's metallic scallops on the hood) and the engine, a 427 side-oiler with survival motorsports heads so kinda of a "Day 2" vibe so the carburetors are not high on my list at this time  but would like to know if stock linkages and all the other items that get attached to the carbs can stay stock.
The engine has just been built and the carbs are the last thing I need to get ready for the run stand.

Thank you

Terry
1967 GT500 #504
 

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Parts For Sale / Re: New Reproduction wiring for sale 50% off retail
« on: July 30, 2019, 01:08:35 AM »
Hello Sir,
Interested in the 1967 wiring. Need for a 67 big block Shelby. I take it it is close to factory? You can contact me offline at tigersnakegt @ yahoo.com

Terry
GT 500 #504

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Parts For Sale / Re: Std bore 5 bolt block
« on: May 23, 2019, 03:43:35 PM »
Interested. Where are you located?

Terry

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Yep personalized is my favorite as well but I do have a lot of appreciation for the stock class. I was one of two judges that judge the Tiger Class at Carmel at the big Car weekend in Monterey and it was tough. It took a good 4-5 hours to judge 8 cars.
Attached is a picture of my car, started out stock and now with a 289 with aluminum heads, roll bar, non-stock dash it has ventured over to personalized/ modified depending on how the Tiger Club hosting the event views it.

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I find this subject interesting. I belong to STOA, Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association located in the SF Bay Area, and all the west coast Tiger clubs get together once a year and they have a big Tiger event called "Tigers United" and they hold a concours at the event (More like a show and shine) and they break down the class of cars by how much you changed on the car: Stock class is supposed to be stock, as delivered from England with dealer options, next class is Personalized, where a few modifications like interior upgrade, engine upgrades or suspension/ brake upgrades, limiting to 5-6 items that could be changed from stock and no body modifications. The third class is modified which is pretty much a freefall, anything goes. We also include cars on the show field as well who don't want to be judged but want to show their car. This gives spectators a chance to see different flavors of the same marque. Because I don't know what goes on at a judged event at SAAC I thought people would like to know what other clubs do at their events.

Terry

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Center headlight bracket style
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:28:52 PM »
Shelby Mustang #504- San Jose build date January 9th, SA build date January 30 - 3 hole

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Perfect. This helps a lot and yes it is the Osbourne Black Electrical book I have.

Again, thank you.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Engine compartment wiring harness clips placement
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:15:54 PM »
I'm ready to install the clips in the engine bay that holds the wiring and after reviewing the Electrical assembly line booklet I was hoping to see pictures or a better diagram on how the wiring was routed and what clips were used where. The PO had drilled about 200 holes in the engine compartment (putting metal wire clamps every 4 inches)  and in the process of changing the engine compartment back to black, (It seems every car I have I have to change the color back to stock, Mustang to black, Tiger from black to body color...ugh) I welded up most or all the holes and looking at other cars and taking pictures  at SAAC at Sears Point this past year I still wasn't sure. I have a running early 1967 6 cylinder mustang available to reference but I know there are differences, especially with the center hi-beam headlights and the Tach wiring. Any help would be most appreciated.


Thank you in advanced


Terry


Shelby Mustang GT 500 #504

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: The future of the SAAC
« on: August 15, 2018, 02:54:59 AM »
I find this subject interesting. I've been a member of SAAC for 10 years and also a member of the Bay Area Tiger club for over 30 years and I see some similarities of issues that both clubs have and had.
For the poor attendance on the west coast part of that you can contribute being so close date wise to one of worlds largest car spectacles, the Monterey Historics and Pebble Beach.  A lot of people schedule their vacation around that event and I think the SAAC convention was just a little too early in August, maybe if it was closer to the Monterey event people could have attended both.
I've attended 2 conventions on the west coast, every time I come away enjoying the cars, static or racing but as for learning something or trying to figure out what is what and who is who I am lost. Part of that is my failure not attending any of the outside events like the dinners and the tours, but at the track there is no promotion. No signage explaining where judging is taking place or explain the differences between years of the cars. That was one of similarities  I find with car clubs, all the veterans know their way around the events and know the people. New members are then left out trying to figure out what the heck is going on and its gotta be worse with a national club. With these conventions it might be good time to ask people attending if they are new SAAC members, did they bring a car and where they came from. Maybe if they had a welcoming tent/location it might help or maybe they did and I didn't see it.
Another thing that I thought was weird was the promotional material, just a small booth selling a few items. I was hoping that there was items for sale with different years Only selling 1968 items I get because that was year the convention was celebrating, but nothing for the other years/cars. Bummer.
Somebody did say "did you check the SAAC website" which I did and everything is sold out. Almost looks like a going out business sale.While I was on the SAAC site I decided to check out any info about this years convention and the convention page just stated the event is completed. That is it? Maybe they will post pictures or winners of this past event.
These are just my observations and like getting my annuals and I've purchased all the registeries to help support the club and I'm looking for SAAC to staying around for many more years.

Terry

 



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