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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 9 inch rear
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:15:20 PM »
The last one I had done was 225.00 in labor.  I provided all parts but the seals and shims. I also provided the clutch pack for the limited slip carrier.


1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: valve cover spacers
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:06:36 PM »
Your stem mark should be no more than .045. from the roller pattern and it should be centered. If not. you have a valve train geometry issue easily corrected by correct pushrod lengths.
This usually isn't an issue unless you changed the cam. We have seen some issues with certain aluminum heads and they fact they the guide plates are flat out in the wrong place.
They do offer a split guide plate now that offers adjustment to center the pushrods and align them correctly with the stems.


1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 65-66 and 67 Mustang front spindles
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:00:21 PM »
Not only checking the bearing race is seated, but you could have a mismachined rotor like I did where the pocket for the race wasn't deep enough. Another possibility is if you purchased new bearings is that the bearings are incorrect.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Ignition key is difficult
« on: August 19, 2019, 01:54:14 PM »
Graphite is the normal product to use, but it winds up on your hands and clothes. I got all over my uniform not paying attention. The wire wheel idea is what often works best on new cut keys. My suggestion is to do what I did. Take the keys in. All your locks and have them put new pins in the locks and clean them up and lubricate them. It'll cost you more than a Chinesium set from Drake by about twice but it's the long term fix. They'll also replace the stainless covers so it's a win-win.
I bought the Drake set and found out that the original Ford keys will NOT work in the door, but do in the ignition.


I also have an original ford plate with the points and condenser. It has 28000 miles on it. I pulled it from my 1967 GT500 when I went to Pertronix.

Wanted to Buy / Re: 66-67 GT350
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:16:21 PM »
I am curious why you've listed the western part of the country. Is it the presumption that it will be rust-free?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: BJ/BK Carburators
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:12:21 PM »
These are my BJ-BK's on Drews Galaxie.  They run beautifully and the AF is on the money.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: What heads for a 427 in a GT500 clone?
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:01:32 PM »
BBM isn't Chinese Junk. The company is a US company. The foundry it is cast at is Hyundai.  His blocks are the best on the market. Stay away from Pro comp crap.
You can thank lefty unions who cut their own throat and the US based foundries he inquired with wanted a much larger order than feasible.
BBMs 427 blocks are better made than any US made product currently offered and BBM is straight up. Yes, I prefer to purchase U.S. made products as well, but be careful about assumptions.  If you've ever been embroiled with Genesis or Pond you'd understand that statement.


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: What heads for a 427 in a GT500 clone?
« on: August 16, 2019, 03:13:02 AM »
BBM makes a nice head too.  However, they are MR port configuration and with some manifolds they will have quite a port mismatch.

What I can tell you with photographic evidence from my experience is that the Edelbrocks exactly match my Edelbrocks on my C7ZX without any port match work. I bought a bore camera and will be glad to share show pictures. BBM heads are in the 2500.00 range as well.


The Lounge / Re: Checkered Flag: Tony Branda
« on: August 16, 2019, 01:36:42 AM »
He will indeed me missed. I was going through some boxes of books and I found an several early catalogs and even a Cobra Fiberglass products one.

I was 17 when I got my first catalog from Branda. 

My condolences to the Branda family. He had a profound influence in my youth for the love of Shelbys.



1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: BJ/BK Carburators
« on: August 16, 2019, 01:30:43 AM »
Drew just did mine and straightened out a mess that no matter what was done would not lean out. I would be glad to provide you his phone number if you'd like.
I can't say enough about him. He actually pulled the carbs off his 427 Galaxie and set my carbs up on his vehicle and returned them.


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Paxton & Automatic experience question
« on: August 16, 2019, 01:28:25 AM »
As Randy will tell you it makes absolutely NO sense to run outdated old cam profiles in engines anymore. You should look for a custom grind.
Randy and I both know a guy that does some great ones and is based on specifications of the engine, not a book with numbers.
Steve Long Racing Cams in Corona, CA. cut the cam for my FE's in my Shelby. I never lost the vacuum to a point the power brakes won't function.
The profile makes a ton of power and you don't lose all the bottom end. However, it doesn't come on so low all you do burn the tires off.
I'll be glad to pass along his information if you're interested.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: What heads for a 427 in a GT500 clone?
« on: August 16, 2019, 01:22:16 AM »
I'll get it from Jay Brown.  The initial offering is full out race. I know Art Francis of Blue Thunder personally from the Law Enforcement community in California. Great products despite very limited availability. Great product but there are some clearance issues because of the raised ports and shock towers.
Trick Flow has an issue with factory rocker geometry and requires milling, T&D rollers and custom pushrods and complete assembly.

I bought a set of Keith Black Ported Edelbrock heads this time to go with the new block.


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: What heads for a 427 in a GT500 clone?
« on: August 15, 2019, 11:24:44 PM »
Are the Jay Brown heads being produced? Calling those 427 heads is like calling a Thor head a 429SCJ head.

The Blue Thunder head is at least something closely resembling the original, and is the best performer (of the non-brown heads) and without a doubt the highest quality casting and machining.
You didn't do your homework. There are TWO versions. One used the OE style exhaust port one uses a port similar to the 429.

As for Tunnel port heads. They aren't able to support 900+ HP and they suck on street driven vehicles.  They are by far lacking and ONLY fit a 427 bore.
On my new heads I was able to get 2.19 1.75 exhaust valves to fit with NO clearance issues on a 4.155 bore. It doesn't even require notching, even though I did do the 427 mod on the block to unshroud the valve.
Some of you need to come out of the 60's. There are much better choices when it comes to induction, heads, rods, pistons and cam shafts.


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Tower Style Hose Clamps
« on: August 12, 2019, 07:23:19 PM »
Yes, they twist if you don't pay attention not to mention being a royal PITA to remove. I twisted one on the water pump to intake and I had to go get another set of clamps and water pump gaskets on my FE.


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