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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Factory Rear Sway Bar Kit
« on: Today at 05:34:20 PM »
What's not so funny is how much good stuff is actually buried in Phred's field...

Just stuff, no bodies right?

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Factory Rear Sway Bar Kit
« on: Today at 01:20:33 PM »
my 66 also had the dozx boss 302 sway bar kit installed in 1970. it was for the boss 302 originally, is it any good? can't say, i removed it a few years ago. threw it "in the field" {was loose nd rattled} phred

LMAO! That's funny!

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I think the majority of the forum participants appreciate a car that is “correct”.

Too often those answering questions interpret that as “concours” correct

There is a big difference.

I can answer most any concours question, but that should not be the sole focus of the forum in my honest opinion.

I have been around long enough to know who the concours people are on the forum, the rest are just swinging at a piñata in an effort to release the contents  ;)

They are afraid to not be correct. The Shelby Secret Police are always lurking somewhere in the shadows.

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53 Years. Yesterday marks 53 years since my parents bought 6S289. The (2) Competition Press & AutoWeek key chains in the photo below were given to my parents when they bought 6S289 back in August 1967.
The fun with 6S289 keeps on going.

Oh - I was going to post this yesterday but it was overshadowed by a more important event...the birth of my first grandchild. YES!



Thanks, Mark

Hey Grandpa!  Congrats! I can tell you from experience that it doesn't hurt!  ;D

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I advise it's $40,000 for the results that you want or EXP. That kind of bursts the bubble of the Mustang Coupe guys.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 289 hipo roller rockers
« on: Today at 11:31:04 AM »
Personally I think full roller rockers are overkill. 98% of the friction is in the rocker tips to valve stem.

I ran mine consistantly to 7,000 rpm with no issues and fit under the Cobra covers with no issues.

Now if you want to talk about uneccessary overkill and issues up the kazoo, ask me about my shaft roller rockers.
Oye vey! What a pain...but they're good to 9,000+!  I'm not though.


      Doug , the "majority" of the friction is on the trunion. ( focal point) The ONLY benefit of a roller tip (only) rocker is less guide wear. I frequently see the "cup" portion of the roller tip rockers with blue discoloration from HEAT. Comp says this is because of the material ( a variety of stainless) and it "shows heat" more than conventional cast iron and is nothing to worry about. RIGHT
     Yes shaft rockers are WAY overkill on a non dedicated "race" engine.

The ball fulcrum IS a type of ball bearing. That is not where the wear patterns show up.

Run long enough the valve stems will wear into the cast rocker arm besides wearing the guides in an oblong pattern.


The shaft rockers are a regular PITA to set up right. Right off, they bent four push rods. They have to be zero on in three axis compared to only two for stud mounts.

Whats wrong  with overkill? What's wrong with two 725 carbs on 347?

That's why I'm know as DD. Dirty Doug. If you're gonna' hang, hang way up there, not just so your toes can't reach the ground? 8)

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If you change the color, you are essentially eliminating yourself from having the car successfully compete in a concours venue.

Since 99% of people will never enter a concours event, its not really a consideration.

Paint the car the color you like. Thats my advice. The change in value is not going to be significant.

The old afvice on a color change was that the most it could devalue the car would be the cost of repainting it. How much is that these days?

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: BJ/BK Carbs Will Not Idle Down
« on: Today at 11:17:36 AM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVAP-Smoke-Machine-Diagnostic-Emissions-Vacuum-Leak-Detector-Tester-USA-MADE/282241437563?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I did a smoke test on mine and foiund several leaks in the vaccum hose system. However you are going to need to adapt it to a carburetor system. Smoke systems are really intended for FI cars.

Take the throttle plates off of the main body and check the gasket orientation. It is possible to put it on backwards and block one of the vacuum ports.

Many of the carbs from Holley use only 6 mounting screws for the throttle plate. It's also possible to pick up a vacuum leak there. Put two more screws in if they are missing. It can't hurt.

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Factory Rear Sway Bar Kit
« on: Today at 10:34:00 AM »
There normally aren't adjustments on either a front or rear anti-sway bar.

I can't say why it works on others cars. I can say that it does not on mine. I tried 3/4, 11/16 and 5/8. All were Addco bars.

With the smallest, the car would not go through the esses. It wanted to go straight. Take the bar off, no problem.


As I said, everyone sets their cars up differently to their preference. I have no problem with that at all.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: BJ/BK Carbs Will Not Idle Down
« on: Today at 07:12:17 AM »
You need to verify that the power valves are not leaking. If even one is a little, it will drip into the vacuum chamber and provide un-monitored fuel.

You just can't say, well I put new ones in. They need to be tested and shown that they hold vacuum.

It is the only item that I see missing from your list .

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 289 hipo roller rockers
« on: August 03, 2020, 07:25:23 PM »
Personally I think full roller rockers are overkill. 98% of the friction is in the rocker tips to valve stem.

I ran mine consistantly to 7,000 rpm with no issues and fit under the Cobra covers with no issues.

Now if you want to talk about uneccessary overkill and issues up the kazoo, ask me about my shaft roller rockers.
Oye vey! What a pain...but they're good to 9,000+!  I'm not though.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: BJ/BK Carbs Will Not Idle Down
« on: August 03, 2020, 07:19:53 PM »
If nothing else, that reply was entertaining :P

I know...my fly was probably open while I was talking? :o

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Funny thing is that lime gold was extremely popular in the 60's but you don't see it too often these days. I've seen a couple cars with a fresh lime gold color...I admit I don't hate it, I think I could even acquire a taste for it and even like it a little....but I live Nightmist.

Seemingly back then every 67 AND 68 was lime? If I remember correctly, according to the stats in the Registry, Red was the most common? In all these years I think I have seen one original red car.

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I'm in the process of tearing down my 67 GT350. This car is currently Acapulco blue; the original color of the car is lime gold green. I'm really torn about picking the paint color....not a fan of lime gold, I really like Nightmist Blue.

Do you think it would be a huge mistake to not go back to the original color? I love originality but not Lime Gold.  This car will never be a museum piece while I own it but I do want it to be at least a period correct driver that I enjoy looking at and driving. The car is missing a lot of original pieces and has/will have sheet metal replaced...the level or lack of originality makes me feel less inclined to worry about going back to original paint color.

I know some will say... my car, my decision but for discussion  what are some opinions?

I've seen a couple of cars in lime repainted in two stage  They are remarkably pretty showing lots of life in the paint, nice depth and sparkling metallic.

I'd suggest that you go through the efforts of view one of those cars personally before you dismiss the Lime. Maybe a club member near you can help you find something locally?



a lot of the issue with that color is simply that the life in it died and it's pretty flat. That's really typical of the original acrylic enamel and even the Nighmist Blue will die on you in the original system,

If you look around at new cars you might notice very similar colors? It turns out that it is a very contemporary color these days too.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: ignition resistance wire
« on: August 03, 2020, 04:54:18 PM »

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