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Concours Talk / Re: 289 Hi-Po timing chain
« on: May 21, 2020, 03:49:48 PM »
I have seen information that suggests that the correct ford part number for the hipo timing chain is C30Z-6268-A.  Is that not correct? 

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: fuel pumper 66 350
« on: April 18, 2020, 06:24:41 PM »
I recently bought a temporary replacement for my original while it is being de-done.  Napa part # FPN B0110P with higher flow rate for 289 K code.  Does not have the button top look, but is similar size and design and fittings, bolted right up, works great and was inexpensive.   

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Removing 67 Steering Wheel - Stuck
« on: April 15, 2020, 04:00:55 PM »
What has worked for me is leaving the nut on, but with the nut loosened until the top of the nut is flush with the top of the center threaded post.  One person needs to pull up on both sides of the steering wheel while a second person hits the top of the post / nut with a decent size metal hammer, not rubber. If the nut is flush with the top of the post, or very slightly higher, no damage will be done to the post or nut, and the wheel should come loose.   

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Vibrations at 50 miles per hour and up.
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:21:55 AM »
Vibrations at only 50 and above is a classic sign of a problem with wheel balancing, so I would agree with your dad and try that 1st.  When you have them rebalance the wheels tell them to also do a run out test or just look for any signs of one or more tires being out of round.  This happened to my 70 Cougar a couple of years ago and it was a small lump in one tire that pretty quickly evolved to a bigger lump and vibration starting at much lower speed due to a belt in the tire starting to let loose. 

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 289 fuel pump options ?
« on: April 06, 2020, 03:54:53 PM »
I picked up a fuel pump from Napa - higher flow rate supposedly spec'd for K code engines.  Super cheap - about $50.  Just installed it and took the old gal for her 1st springtime rip.  Runs great!  I might just leave this one on and put the original in the drawer to keep it nice and fresh after I get it back from Fred.  Despite all the chaos in the world, all seems right again - at least for today.  Covid 19 therapy indeed.   

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 289 fuel pump options ?
« on: March 22, 2020, 12:33:32 PM »
Not yet.  I don't plan on getting the car out until mid April so this week I'll start looking at options Bob Suggested at auto parts stores and Summit etc.  Looks like at least a few good pretty low cost options for a temporary solution. 

News from HQ / Re: SAAC 45 and the current world insanity
« on: March 20, 2020, 10:35:32 PM »
Just so you are aware the population of Italy is actually a little more than 60 M people, 1.5 times California's population - not 1 M as your statement implies (California ALONE has FORTY times the population if Italy).   That changes your comparisons a little.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 289 fuel pump options ?
« on: March 20, 2020, 05:13:44 PM »
Thanks - solid advice as always Bob. 

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / 289 fuel pump options ?
« on: March 20, 2020, 01:59:08 PM »
So I sent my original 4201 pump to Fred Ballard in November to get restored / rebuilt.  Long story short, his machine broke, took till early March to get a fix in place with some continued challenges.  He has not gotten mine rebuilt yet and the guy that does his crimping is not well and he's not sure about being able to get the plating done given the lockdown in California.  Sooooo, despite Fred's best efforts, he is not in a position to commit when I will get my pump back.   Now I'm thinking about a temporary solution as I would like to get the car on the road again in the next month.  All that said, 1) does anyone have a good used non original pump that they know works and would do the job, that they would sell, or 2) given there are many pumps out there that you can buy new (Holley, Edelbrock, Carter etc.) that would fit, and would do the job, any recommendations on which might be the best temporary solution.  Occasional street use only.   Thanks, John

News from HQ / Re: SAAC 45 and the current world insanity
« on: March 17, 2020, 11:17:56 PM »
Italy did not take the covid 19 virus seriously or fast enough and 2,500 people are already dead and the country is effectively shut down.  In my view, we can take the advice of public health professionals and scientists and be part of the effort to shut this down as quickly as possible, or we risk being part of the reason that does not happen.  To each his own.  I'm healthy and would love to go to SAAC 45, but unless the situation in north america turns around by then, I won't be there. 

Appeals / Re: 1966 GT350 / Carryover Value Circa 1996
« on: March 16, 2020, 01:33:58 PM »
I'm missing my Snake Bite Bulletins after 1994 for a few years.  In July of 94 there are a few 66 GT 350s listed in the $30-40K range.  I'm sure some others would have some bulletins for '96.  You may also want to check auction house history for GT 350's sold in that timeframe.  Pretty sure that B-J has that available online.  Not sure about others. 

The Lounge / Re: Any good Holley Carburetor rebuiders on here?
« on: February 05, 2020, 08:52:30 PM »
I was told that Joe Bunetic is one of the best at rebuilding Holley carbs.  I believe he is in the Chicago area,

Hagerty published this article on Sunday with their views of the auctions last week.  Nothing Shelby specific but an interesting read.  Fewer  big money cars, very nice cars brought strong money, average cars brought less $$ on average...    That was pretty much my observation as well after being at BJ for a couple of days.  One interesting observation for me was how well the restomod late 50's / early to mid 60's vets did bringing in some of the best $$ and they seemed to be very nicely done cars.  Great place for people and car watching.  Probably the most fun I had was doing the Performance Ford Ride and Drive.  They were beating the Shelbys to death non stop all day long. 

The Lounge / Re: Who's going to Scottsdale this week?
« on: January 15, 2020, 11:46:29 AM »
I'll be there (1st time) Thursday afternoon / evening and most of Friday. 

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