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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: headers for 427 FE Engine
« on: Today at 04:38:48 PM »
FPA tri-Ys in my GT 500 with PS. No drop bracket required.

   +1 , FPAs and DITCH the drop bracket before it breaks out the frame in that area. Guess why I know???
    Randy

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     Cory ,
     I go to high on the caliper bolts , mid on the attaching bolts and low on the backing plates. ( 60-40-30) Never fails. Over tightening the attaching bolts WILL break the bolt at the end of the threads.
     Randy



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The Lounge / Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« on: Today at 04:11:32 PM »
   Brian,
      A 5-30 or 5-40 should be fine for you engine all around. For synthetic "I" like Mobil 1. I have tried many "designer" oils without any 'magical" differences. On a low ( annual) mileage , weekend only car you can run the oil for a year without any issue, If it's clear enough to see the sick through it , it doesn't need to be changed.  I am not a fan of "designer" or "fad" oils. Others WILL have different opinions.
   Randy

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   I went through "one of many" of the boxes I have of header bolts and found SEVEN different types of end markings. I am going to go through some others i have and compile a list of those markings , excluding obvious ( Mr Gasket , ARP etc) late model versions . It is important to remember there were AT LEAST twenty different header companies in '65-66 all over the country, plus companies like Segal , Eelco , Develvco, and others selling header bolts. There was no "brand loyalty" or "exclusive" situation going on. No one cared about what bolts they had. Collector bolts are another can of worms. There were at least three different styles there too. Most common was the plain steel "no marks"  1-1/2 bolt and plain nut with a split lock washer.
      Randy

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Up For Auction / Re: GT350 Tri Y manifold bolts (?) for sale on CL
« on: July 19, 2019, 10:53:55 AM »
   One more time for those who haven't seen my past comments.
      The header bolts were NOT a SAI specification  OR anything SPECIAL. They were purchased by the THOUSANDS by every header manufacturer and supplied WITH  the header sets in the day and STILL done that way. Cyclone "probably" bought the least expensive ones they could find  There had to be at least ten different "end styles". Flat , three "bars" ( for grade 5) , round recess , recess with raised circle and three radial lines ( like mine had) Rockford, some with three small letters, and others I can't remember at the moment.  At 16 per pair of headers it didn't take long to go through a couple thousand bolts and the manufacturer DID vary over the course of '65-66 production. The point is various bolts were also used on Hedman , Doug's Jardine , Belanger, Douglass, Stan's, JR, Stahl and others in the day for Chevy and other makes. MANY of the bolt manufacturers are STILL around and making bolts the same way. Others like the company that made "my " style , recess with circle and three radial lines have either changed what they make or quit making those bolts as I haven't seen them offered in header kits for over 40 years. I have header bolts all over the place ( shop , garage , tool boxes, drawers in race car hauler) and ( now) I sort them by end design or lack of it . People have asked me for them in the past but I was not organized well enough to help them and am still not.  I may offer what I have that is extra in the future but don't bomb me with requests now. I simply don't have the time to search for them.
   Randy

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Up For Auction / Re: 6S1415 for sale in Hemmings for $100K
« on: July 18, 2019, 03:11:03 PM »
  At that price it won't last long !
     Randy

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Saleen 66 GT350 Racecar
« on: July 18, 2019, 03:08:25 PM »
   What's really funny is a local place "Rays High Performance" that we all knew about would sell you a geniune ( never installed) R Model dash ( leftover SAI inventory) for $65 and I don't know why Steve didn't do that. Oh well it's history now.
  Randy

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Saleen 66 GT350 Racecar
« on: July 18, 2019, 12:13:21 PM »
In the video, the red car shows a 65 dash pad and pod, 65 style door pads, but wood grained round 66 style gauges.  I was trying to figure out a timeline and ID the cars before the VINs were provided.  I tried to post a still of the video but couldn't.  It's right around the 10:00 mark.

   The red car is 554. He did convert it over to the  deluxe "GT" dash. Notice it also has 1/4 windows and side scoops plus Hilborn fuel injection sticking through the hood. It was a glass / steel frame hood. These were just cars back then , none of had any idea they would be as valuable as they are today. If we did Steve would never have let 554 go to the junkyard. It could have been fixed.
    Randy

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Saleen 66 GT350 Racecar
« on: July 18, 2019, 12:05:25 PM »
   One very cool thing I remember was from an SCCA race we went to at Laguna Seca. The day was over and we were at dinner. Steve , myself , and another crew guy , (Lyndon Bacheldor) . Steve was recounting the race that day and how much he enjoyed it. Out of the blue he says "I want to be like Carroll Shelby and build my own cars with my name on them" . This was around August of 1974. It took him 10 years to put it into motion but he did what he dreamed of doing.
   Randy

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Saleen 66 GT350 Racecar
« on: July 18, 2019, 11:18:22 AM »
The video showed the round speedometer with 65 door pads.  At first I thought carryover, but then learning it is 554 I started wondering.  Seems like a lot of work to change the gauges and harnesses over adding aftermarket.  It also showed a 66 GT gas cap.

     The car you are looking at IS ( now that I looked at it) 5S554 It was white then black then Chartruse ( green) and then red when it was crashed.  The car in the first few shots ( with his name over the door) is 6S417. Steve only had two cars . Again I was there.  I can't answer the license plate deal but ZNT would be from early '69 before the change to blue plates.
   Randy

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The Lounge / Re: Wonder if anyone can help. Rebuilding a T10
« on: July 18, 2019, 11:08:54 AM »
 I'm sorry you aren't over here in the states as I know I can fix it. Sticking in gear has nothing to do with the brass. It should always pull back into neutral even if the brass was stuck onto the gear you were in. Putting it in neutral would free up all of the brass as the gears remain in motion but the output shaft isn't connected.
     Randy

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Saleen 66 GT350 Racecar
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:21:14 PM »
I found a few photos of 6S417 on the internet.

Here:  (click "next" to flip through them)  http://mariemmusic.com.au/brianmag1.htm

Export brace doesn't look right and looks like it is right hand drive now.

  That is a FAR cry from when it was racing with huge "batwing" flares. Obviously the entire drive line is not original to the car so I cane see why some items don't look right.
   Randy

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Saleen 66 GT350 Racecar
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:15:02 PM »
Did 554 come with gauges like the carryover cars?

     No it was a '65, Sweep speedo and idiot lights

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  The one John is looking for is pretty obscure . I'm not sure Jay has ever had one. The only ones I have had were T/A-Nascar style that John is not looking for.
    Randy

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Up For Auction / Re: GT350 Tri Y manifold bolts (?) for sale on CL
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:23:04 AM »
   Jeff the Rockford header bolts are STILL being made so why pay $450 for a $20 set of bolts?  Mag Mustangs gets $1,400 for them!

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