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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: someone got a deal!
« on: June 30, 2020, 12:19:08 PM »
Based on the information published about this car, the buyer got a real good deal.  He/she can enjoy it as it is or can elect to change out the wheels, trans, etc. to make it correct and still not be upside down. 

SAAC-45 / Re: SAAC-45 Registration
« on: March 01, 2020, 09:40:51 PM »
Easiest hotel registration ever.  Thanks - good job.

SAAC-45 / SAAC-45 schedule
« on: February 20, 2020, 09:43:15 PM »
Is there a schedule of events for SAAC-45 yet? 

CSX1000, 4000, 7000, 8000 / Re: CSX4862
« on: October 31, 2019, 08:11:06 AM »
I saw a new series CSX8000 car that had a spring clip on the back of the Shelby American plaque. This plaque was clipped to the transmission tunnel where one section of carpet overlays another and allows for the plaque to easily be removed if desired but your car may not have that carpet feature.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 289 valve stem seals
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:30:10 PM »
Thanks guys.  The guy working on my engine is having trouble locating posi locks in the size needed and is hesitant to machine the block.  I am hoping we can find a way to use the positive seals vs the umbrella seals.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / 289 valve stem seals
« on: September 26, 2019, 07:56:08 PM »
For a re-build, is it recommended to stay with the umbrella design deflector shields or go to a positive seal?  I have been told that it may be difficult to find a positive seal in the size needed for the K-heads.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« on: May 12, 2019, 09:35:56 PM »
Saw that car at a show in Lakeland, FL a couple of years ago.  It appeared to have been recently restored and presented beautifully.   Previously, I had seen the same car when it was a 4-speed white/blue stripe car back in 2010.  Congratulations, you have a very nice looking car - enjoy it!

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 production date
« on: April 29, 2019, 07:46:11 PM »
Thanks for the responses. 

More info:  the block date code is 6A26 and the engine assembly date is 6B10.  With respect to the VIN numbers supplied by Cory, my Ford VIN 189--- falls in the April production run. 

Does anyone know whether or not a production record from Ford exists that would list a firm production date for a specific VIN?

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / 1966 production date
« on: April 29, 2019, 02:33:33 PM »
Is it possible to determine the actual production date of a car using the Ford VIN?

Information on file in the Registry under the Shelby VIN lists only the order and shipping dates for this car.  There apparently is a 289K registry book, however, the Ford VIN for the car I am researching is not listed on the page listing San Jose K-Codes with a range of Ford VINS that should include this car. 

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / master cylinder cap color
« on: March 06, 2019, 03:17:21 PM »
Can someone please advise me what is the correct color/finish of the master cylinder cap for a 1966 GT350?  I have been told that it should be painted black.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Autolite ink stamp for 66 alternator
« on: November 09, 2018, 03:09:49 PM »
Does anyone have a source for a stamp to apply the red Autolite logo and other data to an alternator for a 1966 car?

SAAC-43 / Thanks to all
« on: August 10, 2018, 04:16:17 PM »
Many of us came from a great distance but it was worth it.  Thanks to all the SAAC and NORCAL staff and the many volunteers that made a truly memorable convention.  Even the chicken I had at the banquet was good!  Thanks again.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: What gear to run
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:52:34 PM »
Correction to the typo in my post dated 7/4/18:  My car allegedly has a 3.50 rear axle ratio, not a 3.25 as I originally posted.  It feels like a 3:89 though.  Wish I had a 3:25.


1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: What gear to run
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:06:56 PM »
My T-10 4-speed with 14" BFG radials and a 3.50 rear axle ratio runs 3,000 rpm at 55 mph, 3,250 at 60, 3,500 at 65 and 4,000 at 70.   Although the car is just driven to weekly local cruise-ins and shows with minimal highway use, I believe a 3.25 would be a better fit for me.

SAAC-43 / Thursday Denbeste open house and BBQ
« on: June 27, 2018, 10:36:01 PM »
Is it necessary to register or pick up your pre-registration credentials at the track prior to attending this event?

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