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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Excess heat inside the car GT500KR
« on: February 04, 2020, 02:46:06 PM »
Well in that case I should just gas up my a/c and run it when driving.

Being that yours is a non a/c car does it stay cooler for you if you ran the heater setting to  cool on the temp setting (middle lever) and screen or face vents as opposed to floor?

Also if you select off and put the fan on do you get air coming out of the floor level?

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Excess heat inside the car GT500KR
« on: February 02, 2020, 03:45:27 PM »
Royce, thank you for you sage advice.

That diagram was reproduced in the link I had attached earlier and is helpful.

My vacuum operated valve ( door/flap actuator ) seems to be moving and holding vacuum. However what I found was that when the door should be closed and the fan is switched on I feel the same amount of air flowing to the floor as when it is open so Iím wondering if there is something not allowing the door to stay closed. It is closed when i direct air to the screen and face level as no air goes to the floor.

Well guys I donít seem to have that problem as it appears that a previous owner ( AKA knucklehead ) has removed the boot and screwed t to my console with the metal retainer. Looks ok as is practical but obviously is not correct.

I guess thatís why I can access the bolts on the shift without any hassle. Now my big issue will be to return it back to original by fitting it under the carpet and replacing the faux wood grain vinyl.

So its the same as the 65/66 Shift with the the pull up lever, because Iíve pulled that one out and the cable is part of the shift

Last time i replaced the roll pin i did with the the shifter in the car but I think i will take it off and work on the bench.

Is there any issues in unbolting the 2 bolts from the shifter to the linkage mechanism that i should watch out for or is it a straight unbolt and remove with the cable coming with the shift

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Excess heat inside the car GT500KR
« on: January 31, 2020, 07:16:40 PM »
So I found a link which I included in this post and it gives a great view and description of what is going on with the Selectaire system.

I does mention the operation of the heater control valve

3. Electrical and vacuum functions are illustrated here. When you apply heat, you are moving the Bowden cable, which affects the heat control door and hot water valve function. The hot water valve is either on or off depending upon vacuum application. Each vacuum port at the vacuum regulator directs vacuum to the appropriate servo motor depending upon control position.

Canít road test today as it is bad and stormy weather in Melbourne so Iíve done just run it in my garage.

What I found so far is the vacuum is operating fine as it changes direction of air flow from screen to face to floor so the doors are operating.

However I found that in the off position on the 1 lever and with the cool setting on the centre lever of the control which runs the Bowden cable the fan running in all 3 speeds blows air into the floor area  just like when it is in the heat position.

So Iím thinking that either the door doesn't fully close or the foam is deteriorated. The amount of air passing through is the same so I donít think it deteriorated foam with a closed door as the closed door should still reduce the air flow even if it allows some through.

The door actuator is moving all the way in and out when operating the Bowden cable to and from the heat position so its moving the door from open to closed, but is it closing all the way.

So Iím wondering if there is any adjustment that can be made to close the door totally shut without having to pull out the box.

Just another note....the centre lever doesn't sit in the up position (cool) when i let go of it as it springs down a little, but it will sit in the down (heat)

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: GT500KR unrestored
« on: January 31, 2020, 05:57:43 AM »
Is it my iPad or is the car painted black. I note in the first post it stated it was highland green but most pictures look black with one of the LH fender and hood looking green in the most recent pictures posted?

So just wondering if someone can add light as to what the correct fitting is to secure the cable in the it a roll pin or something with a head or grub screw?

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Excess heat inside the car GT500KR
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:55:02 PM »
Guys, thanks for your suggestions.

As i mentioned in my initial post my first step will be to bypass the heater core to isolate heat in the heater box.

Iím in Australia, being summer and bushfire season here at the moment iíve got a hot couple of days with temps expected to be around 110 deg Fahrenheit. Obviously I donít need extra heat in the car.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Excess heat inside the car GT500KR
« on: January 28, 2020, 10:53:42 PM »
Thanks Bob, if it is a faulty vacuum or duct function is there any way to check it without pulling out the heater box?

When I got my KR the 4 speed shifter had a nail in the lockout pull-up lever to attach the reverse cable lock out.

I replaced it with a roll pin of tempered sprung steel. All was good until today.

Went for a drive in the countryside and stopped for a coffee. When I got back into the car and tried to select reverse the pull up lever had lost the roll pin and the cable was gone down the shaft. My assumption is that pull u the ever compresses the roll pin and it can move out of its rest posting in the lever under the knob.

If i put another roll pin in Iím afraid it may happen again.

If I put a nail back in it is wrong and feels bad between my fingers.

What has everyone else done to solve the problem........roll pin Iím guessing.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Excess heat inside the car GT500KR
« on: January 28, 2020, 09:34:55 PM »
Havenít bypassed the heater core yet but thatís the first thing I will do to rule out a heater box or as you suggest the water valve in the engine bay.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Excess heat inside the car GT500KR
« on: January 28, 2020, 09:10:24 PM »
Does anyone else have excessive heat inside the car?

Went for a drive today and found there is a  lot of Heat coming into the car,  like the heater is blowing hot air into the cabin area.

The hood seal is fine so nothing getting into the cowl area.

Iím tempted to bypass the heater core to rule out a problem in the heater box or cables shutting down the heat flap from the box.

It is an a/c car.

Anyone have any ideas as to what could be causing it?

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: GT500KR unrestored
« on: January 26, 2020, 04:45:47 PM »
I too would drive and enjoy it. Once its restored you wont feel as confortable driving the wheels off it

I won't get my GT350 painted as I would not be able to take it out and feel as comfortable as I do now


Iíve been cautious to drive my KR (and 66 Hertz which bought after a full resto) since getting it back from the paint shop. It seems to sit on the 4 post hoist while i drive my Mach1 as it doesnít bother me if it gets a chip or dent from a flying stone, let alone the fools who can cause an accident due distractions like cell phone use

Enjoy it for now and restore it later once youíve had some great memories in it.

The Lounge / Re: "Bullitt" sells for $3.74 Million
« on: January 11, 2020, 03:38:28 PM »
Rust and peeling paint...I think thatís whatís called Patina.

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