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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Consensus on BFG TA's
« on: November 10, 2021, 10:11:20 AM »
I have 235 60 15 on my 69 GT 350.  I like the look of the BFG TAís. The only problem I have with them is white letters keep turning brown.
From BFG FAQ, last question under Tire Care and Maintenance https://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/assistance/faq

Direct link to product bulletin basically saying to wet sand them with 400 grit if SOS pad scrubbing doesn't work: https://dcadprod.azureedge.net/b2c-experience-bfg-production/attachments/ckoss264w02hs01o89pidv5yy-b2c-product-bulletin-wsw-browning-vff-3-bfg-only.pdf

I've seen people on other sites claim BFG/Michelin replaced the raised brown letter tires under warranty  but have no first hand experience to back that up

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Correct Windshield Washer Reservoir
« on: October 22, 2021, 10:57:44 PM »

I would be interested to see an original smaller white lettered bag with the hinge style cap. I don't believe that I have seen one except for the reproductions.

Brant,

Here you go. Looking at them side by side, the hinge top bag is a little smaller and I also noticed the bracket is just a little narrower and has a 3rd hole in the center. The
 bracket for the wider bag only has 2 holes

Thanks. Do you know if these were found on any San Jose built cars and the approx. build date.

If not, that's fine...just curious.
The bag with the screw cap I'm pretty sure came off a 65 GT-350 that had a service replacement swapped in. The hinged version came with an early style washer motor I picked up. I don't know where it came from.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Correct Windshield Washer Reservoir
« on: October 22, 2021, 01:20:39 PM »

I would be interested to see an original smaller white lettered bag with the hinge style cap. I don't believe that I have seen one except for the reproductions.

Brant,

Here you go. Looking at them side by side, the hinge top bag is a little smaller and I also noticed the bracket is just a little narrower and has a 3rd hole in the center. The bracket for the wider bag only has 2 holes

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Oil Leak Help
« on: September 21, 2021, 08:57:39 AM »
I forget if the 289 and 302 blocks have the rear oil pan bolt holes machined the same but at least on a 289 the rear holes are a through hole and not a blind hole. If there is no sealant on those bolts and they back out, I've seen them leak and cause a similar mess and also make people think their rear main seal is shot.

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Comments to a post on the Hipo Mustang site a few years ago from Fred Ballard:

an HEH-BT is NOT a close ratio and is NOT for a Hipo. The identifier information that is out there on the internet toploader sites is in error. They also have an error on dates used for the HEH-T transmission and this comes directly from the Ford MPC which is in error on that transmission. We had HEH-T transmission with stamped VIN's on the original Hipo site with Kar production dates as late as May 1965. The toploader sites show that transmission from 8-20-1964 to 10-1-1964 which matches the Ford MPC but that information is in error. If you are in doubt, ask the seller how many teeth are on the second gear. 28 is a close ratio and 31 is a wide ratio

https://hipo-mustang.com/thread/5596-heh-bt/


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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Upper control arm greasing
« on: August 14, 2021, 06:20:31 PM »
I wasn't taking the gorilla approach, I was just pumping easy until I felt pressure and stopped.

I pulled the arm and figured I would leave this here for others. The shafts on the new arms were not really centered and the one that leaked was the one with the least amount of shaft in the nut. To make a long story short, once I adjusted the shaft, no more leak.

I was on the Opentracker web site and under their blueprinted control arm section they claim the arms they get from their vendor (looks like Moog from pictures)  always have the shaft biased to one side...the same side. This means one arm will shift the center of the ball joint to the rear (good for positive caster) and the other side will do the opposite. For reference, the arm I had most out of whack had about a 1/8" difference between sides. I adjusted both shafts to as close to center as possible with any minor bias to influence positive caster.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Upper control arm greasing
« on: August 12, 2021, 02:48:07 PM »
When greasing the 4 bushings on a new set of Moog control arms, I can tell 3 of them are full because of back pressure on the grease gun. The 4th just keeps pumping with the grease seeping out the back of the shaft. I called Moog and they said it's normal for the grease to come out but couldn't explain why it only happens for 1 of the 4.

It doesn't sound normal to me and I believe there is a rubber seal in the nut to prevent this so before I go through the hassle of removing the control arm, any thoughts/opinions?

Thanks




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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Rear Main Oil Leak Repaired
« on: July 10, 2021, 04:39:06 PM »
Nails? Also, why type of windage tray are you using that needs a gasket? The B302 style I've used bolt to the main caps only and have no gasket.

Whenever I've done rear mains, I always offset the ends so they butt up against each other about 1/2" inside the cap/block. That way there is no possibility for oil to seep out through a seam which is flush with the block.

Another thing I've seen many people miss is that the 2 larger oil pan bolts in the rear do not go into a blind hole, meaning the threads in the block go all the way through to the crankcase and if not sealed can be another source for oil drips.
In this category  the OP could be referring to a big block. Although 68 GT500 or KRs did not use a CJ windage tray from the factory 69/70 GT500's did. It is not uncommon for owners to add the BB CJ windage trays to  their engines even though they did not come with them from the factory .Those windage trays use two oil pan gaskets to sandwich it between the oilpan and the block.
Ahh my bad, small block on the brain today

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Rear Main Oil Leak Repaired
« on: July 10, 2021, 01:09:21 PM »
Nails? Also, why type of windage tray are you using that needs a gasket? The B302 style I've used bolt to the main caps only and have no gasket.

Whenever I've done rear mains, I always offset the ends so they butt up against each other about 1/2" inside the cap/block. That way there is no possibility for oil to seep out through a seam which is flush with the block.

Another thing I've seen many people miss is that the 2 larger oil pan bolts in the rear do not go into a blind hole, meaning the threads in the block go all the way through to the crankcase and if not sealed can be another source for oil drips.

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Antifreeze in oil, HELP
« on: June 25, 2021, 07:06:33 PM »
I was informed that the main and rod bearings were very worn on one side as if the crank was not true so rebuilding is definitely a good thing. 

I'm guessing your rod bearings wore out on the top side? If so, that's what I would expect mainly due to combustion and compression strokes having more pressure on that side and with anti-freeze in the oil, the wear would be accelerated. My other guess is the bottom of the mains are worn? Same idea just switch where the most pressure is applied. Sounds like you caught it in time which is always a good thing.


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Looks like if the guy has an air tag app he can find yours. All he needs to do is add his and tag your car as his as it moves away he'll be alerted yours is tracking him.

AirTag is designed to discourage unwanted tracking. If someone elseís AirTag finds its way into your stuff, your iPhone will notice itís traveling with you and send you an alert. After a while, if you still havenít found it, the AirTag will start playing a sound to let you know itís there.

There is no Air Tag app....Its Find My Friends app on an Iphone....the Air Tag is paired only to owners phone not seen by others.....same process for locating a family member is same app....no one else sees your family members location
Sort of but if you leave something far away, the Apple Big Brother spy network can find it, ping the location to iCloud and notify you where it is on a map.

If someone stole your car and had an iPhone, they would also be alerted there is an Airtag if they are part of the network

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https://www.apple.com/airtag/

"When youʼve left something far behind, like at the beach or the gym, the Find My network ó hundreds of millions of iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices around the world ó helps track down your AirTag. And itʼs designed to protect your privacy every step of the way.

Your AirTag sends out a secure Bluetooth signal that can be detected by nearby devices in the Find My network. These devices send the location of your AirTag to iCloud ó then you can go to the Find My app and see it on a map. The whole process is anonymous and encrypted to protect your privacy. And itʼs efficient, so thereʼs no need to worry about battery life or data usage."

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Need help rebuilding GT350 engine
« on: June 22, 2021, 06:30:55 AM »
Are all modern gaskets made to be right/left independent? We have another set that has a raised crush ring around them but the ring is block side down on the right and head side up on the left see the attached photo.
You need to have the water jacket openings as you have them. Flipping a gasket to make the crush rings the same on both sides is almost 100% guaranteed engine failure. The ring itself doesn't really care if it's up or down once everything is torqued down.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Clutch Pedal Support ?
« on: June 18, 2021, 11:59:54 AM »
All great information guys.... thank you.

One more question..... Does the clutch itself incur any extra wear if the pedal is not returning that last little bit ?
The throw out bearing is more likely to wear depending on how much "not returning" is happening

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Clutch Pedal Support ?
« on: June 17, 2021, 10:19:10 PM »
Just asking but, ScottyD stuff is not of good quality usually. What is that made of? I only ask because I am afraid that for all the work, it should be very hard steel. If it is China made it actually might fail. This is a "Just sayin" / "Just asking" We all know that the metal from China is really useless including stainless.
I'm always skeptical of Drake stuff too but did use these. The bearings from what I can tell are put together well. The only issue I recall was the groove for the c-clip sat maybe .001 - .002 too low when the bearing was installed in the support. Nothing that 5 minutes with a file on the support couldn't solve. It's also not a bad idea to throw the plastic bushings for the Z-bar in the trash and use bronze instead

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Up For Auction / Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« on: June 13, 2021, 08:37:59 AM »
There was a thread on the vintage mustang forum on this car.  Very interesting story.  When posted originally the owner did not know what he had and wanted to resto mod it.
I believe this is the thread you're referring to, if so, it's a different car. https://www.vintage-mustang.com/threads/k-code-from-italy.661805/

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