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Wanted to Buy / 67 15/16 Sway Bar
« on: August 03, 2020, 09:47:35 PM »
My car had a reproduction sway bar on it when purchased.  Does anyone have the 67/68 15/16 sway bar they are willing to part with?

Up For Auction / S Code Apron and Door Data Plate for Sale
« on: June 29, 2020, 11:08:13 PM »
Not mine of course.  Too bad the owner did not keep the car.  Special paint, loaded with options.
My guess would be a silver color with the "red paint stripe" option.

Up For Auction / Man, I like this car! 1966 Convertible Factory GT
« on: June 11, 2020, 01:52:05 PM »
Looks like a great platform for a restoration - California car.  Factory 76B, Silver Frost with deluxe red pony.  Nice!
However, hard to justify the 39K asking price.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Carburetor Question
« on: June 02, 2020, 12:37:51 PM »
Hey Guys.

I am running a 67 date 427 Side Oiler - MR in my 67 Shelby GT500.   The carburetors are date matched C5AF-9510-BD/BC.  The primary carburetor has a provision for a choke plate, but does not have one installed.  The BC does not have one and is correct from the factory.

Is there an application (67 R code Fairlane or Cobra)  that did not use a choke plate on the primary or has this carb been modified?   What about the primary for the Shelby application BJ/BK. Does it have a choke plate?

Sending the carbs out for complete rebuild and want to know if I should have the choke plate added?




1967 Shelby GT350/500 / First Start. #861 last ran in 1978.
« on: April 17, 2020, 07:50:36 PM »
Great to hear it running after so long.  Exhaust still needs to be completed.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / 1967 Shelby Fuel Line
« on: April 13, 2020, 03:56:42 PM »
Question.  Is the 5/16th one piece fuel line (early 67 cars) used throughout the 67 production or did it change to the 2 piece 3/8 line later in production?  I know that the one piece runs down the transmission tunnel whereas the two piece runs along the rocker. What other differences are there besides the crossover shield?

What size fuel line did the 67 Shelby have from the pump to the carb log?

I flattened a section my 5/16th fuel line jacking the car up with my floor jack.  I am considering replacing it with
a 3/8 line since I have a 427 side oiler, MR.


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Exhaust Tip/Exhaust Update
« on: April 08, 2020, 08:32:09 PM »
Is this pic and measurement (3.75") accurate for an early car with the chrome trim around the top?  I have a 67 GT 500 if that makes difference.

Do you guys think this system is going to hang too low?   Ordered some tips that I think will work.  More pics next week.

Sent off #861 for exhaust and mechanical tweaks.  A good day in all the craziness. 
2014 Day of Purchase
2020 Off for exhaust

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / What are these and where do they go?
« on: February 28, 2020, 11:02:22 AM »
What are these, where do they go, and how many do I need?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Ammeter Gauge
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:51:05 PM »
Has anyone decided not to hook-up their ammeter gauge?   I am ready to install it, but after reading so many "warnings" about fires etc., and no inline fuse for the ammeter, I am questioning whether I should even hook it up.   What is the concensus of those driving their cars?

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Thoughts on Hershey 2019
« on: October 09, 2019, 09:11:14 PM »
This was my first visit to Fall Hershey.  Hershey was on my bucket list for many years and I have not been disappointed. 

Statements from the Brochure ...
Moto - 65 Years and Still Shifting Gears
800 Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) volunteers to make this happen and over 330 acres of show space.
If you walk up and down every row on all the fields, you would have walked 20-21 miles.
Listen to the various languages as you shop the aisles and you will hear those who represent dozens of countries world wide.

Personal Reflections...
Vendors are hard working (primarily older generation) that enjoyed the camaraderie of Hershey and the sell of their parts/goods.
Although there were organized vendors representing larger, well known companies, the majority of vendors were mom and pop type establishments.
Ford Model A/T (or equivalent) well represented, but prices falling for cars and parts.
Ford Thunderbird - Best bargain at this time as quality cars range from 15k - 45k.
1960's Model Year - Steady to high prices for quality cars
1970's Model Year - Same as above
1980's Model Year - Not as well represented.

Pics from Corral and others ...


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« on: September 06, 2019, 07:51:29 PM »
These are the original door panels with Burtons Brushed Aluminum Door Panel Inserts.  While not bad for a 50 year old Ford product there are a few cracks etc in the panels.

I tried to restore the original inserts and they came out looking like a wavy, platinum something or the other!

I am not posting this in the Concourse section so you know that I am not going that route,  but I still try to keep as many original parts as possible.  Well, maybe not the 427 Side Oiler!

Should I just purchase new repop panels?   It would be so glaringly obvious if I don't!


SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Fold-down seat trim. Pics, places, and prices
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:14:50 PM »
Priced out a couple plating shops in Houston, Tx for the fold-down rear seat - 12 piece on my 1967. This did not include the piano hinge (if that is what it’s called).

Airline Plating - $650.00
A-1 Chrome - $650.00
Atlas Plating - $850.00

I went with Airline Plating and picked up the pieces today. They did a good job, but can see some imperfections in a few of the pieces.

I used A-1 Chrome before as it is closer to my home. They have my vent window frames now and quoted $350.00 to do both. That is $175.00 a piece and seems like a good price. Will post a pic once I pick them up.

The vent window glass frame and glass in the pic are original. Went with Scott Drake repop on the small handle and have this to show for it!

CarLite date 6 M. December 66.  Most metal, glass, and mechanical components on the car are dated 6M or 7A

I am becoming pretty good using the buffer and Eastwood materials.


While looking at the 69 GT 500 in the Auction section, I noticed that it had a a Vehicle Inspection Sticker from 1976. Pic posted below.
I like seeing those along with other items like buck tags from the 65-66 Mustang.  They are great for record keeping and nostalgia.

I had two on my car when I purchased it.  A 1977 Vermont indicating 59,908 on the odometer at the time of the inspection and a 1978 Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Registry.  The Massachusetts sticker did not have as much info indicated as what was found on the Vermont.  The previous owner was from Massachusetts, but went to school in Vermont.

Anybody else have any old stickers?



1967 Shelby GT350/500 / 1967 Registry Write-up - How's it Going?
« on: May 10, 2019, 10:57:19 AM »
How are everyone’s 67 Registry write-ups coming along?  I submitted mine with a nice picture that my son took.   Dave said that I had way too much information, but I guess that is a good thing.  After several years of research, I was able to track down two more of the original owners dating all the way back to 1968.  I love the research and stories on these cars.  Adding that info to the registry makes me feel like a good steward and care taker.   Hopefully the generations to come will appreciate that fact!

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