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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 GT500 engine bay questions
« on: October 27, 2018, 02:35:10 PM »
Has anyone ever seen a vac fitting like this? Its what was existing...

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 GT500 engine bay questions
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:59:04 PM »
You both are absolutely right - Pete's website has been a godsend. Without it I'd have had dozens more questions. But, as a newbie (and zero disrespect - - as someone who has built a few websites in my day and knows the time and effort that goes into building content for every page) there are some areas that aren't covered. Maybe it's because some things are more obvious to a seasoned restorer. I'm happy to speak further on the UI or content gaps, if asked of course, but barring that I'll stand behind pure gratitude for his time, effort, and expertise. So, thank you Pete.

Chris and Bob - thank you, as well.

Chris, I do have a question sorta in the form of a statement - in the picture you posted of the vac tree, I noticed that the hose from WP to block is painted blue, along with the straps. I have to assume that its correct, though have never noticed it before...?

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / 68 GT500 engine bay questions
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:03:48 PM »
Hey Gents!

I've finally received my engine back from being rebuilt... 14 months later. I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions moving forward, but for now just a couple...

Was there a carb spacer used?

Anyone have more information on the vacuum fitting on the front of the intake by where the coil rests? Pictures?

Same for the tree that goes in the thermohousing?

Is the pulley on the AC compressor black or silver like the case?



Parts For Sale / Re: 1968 GT500 Distributor C8AF-12127-J Date 7L15
« on: September 27, 2018, 02:42:57 PM »
pm sent!

Still looking for my miracle C8AF-J (original, not restamped).


Wanted to Buy / 68 GT500 Battery Tray
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:38:06 PM »
Rather not go the repop route on this. Any good used ones out there?

There is a difference between tilt and non-tilt trays, no?



Wanted to Buy / 68 GT500 Headlight Trim Rings
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:36:39 PM »
Also looking for a decent original set of headlight trim rings.

Wanted to Buy / 68 Hood Locks
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:28:31 PM »
They don't have to be NOS or perfect, but looking for an original setup. Anyone?


1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Finishes and name that part?
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:42:40 PM »
This post is so much better to see and read than so many of the other posts out there.  This is exactly what SAAC should be about.  Of course this is only my opinion.

We share the same opinion Doug.


I appreciate the kind words and help. To be honest, I was a little hesitant bringing this to the board... Haven't seen much in the way of 'basic' questions and I didn't want to waste anyones time. Furthermore, and just to put it out there - I take full responsibility for not better documenting my tear down. I have over 1000 images, just didn't cover enough!

To that end, if anyone has some images and/or best practices for reassembling the front end (fiberglass, shelf, brackets, etc), it'd be helpful!

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Finishes and name that part?
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:39:00 PM »
Thanks pete!

So, whats the process for mimicking or replicating plated gold cadmium? Or, at the very least, bringing out the shine of an original?

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Finishes and name that part?
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:02:38 PM »
Happy summer fellas!

Gearing up to reassemble (a year later) and resources are a little lighter than when I began! Hoping you can help me out with some finishes and naming a handful of questions marks...


Motor mount brackets? (Black?)
Alternator bracket and arm? (black?)
Sway Bar bushing bracket? (Natural?)
AC idler pulley? (Black?)
Lower AC bracket? (Black?)
Water Valve Motor and Guard bracket? (Goldish looking?)

These are the big question marks for me, as far as parts and finishes go -

Thanks for any help!


1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Battery Tray
« on: April 27, 2018, 06:59:38 PM »
Thank you both!

Ill keep an eye out for a good original.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Battery Tray
« on: April 20, 2018, 10:37:00 AM »
Can anyone tell me what size battery tray is correct in 68 - 24 or 27? I assume it's the larger 27, but I'm just guessing at this point...


1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 GT 500 on Gas Monkey
« on: March 22, 2018, 01:57:21 PM »
My friend came across this car at a St. Louis dealership not a week or two ago with a $120K ask. I don't think GM did anything to it but flip it to another flipper.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / 6S1782
« on: March 01, 2018, 06:17:20 PM »
Ran into 6S1782 today and wondering if its in the registry...?

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