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Cars For Sale / Re: 1966 GT350 Carryover
« on: April 10, 2021, 08:14:42 AM »
If you have a side discussion or know more about the car, that type of post belongs at the following url:

Up For Auction / Re: Am i missing something here *completed auction*
« on: March 24, 2021, 06:08:48 AM »
Just want to ask the question;  am i the only person who watched this auction and thought what is going on here.......

seems like a absurdly high price for such an item, not critising the buyer or seller just want to understand the reasoning behind the final price.



Sometimes it's not always a sale, but someone attempting to manually manipulate the market. I'm not saying that is what has happened here, just that it happens. We first saw it in the early days, before the internet with 308 Ferrari's, then vintage 60's corvettes, on the web, "R" Model, late model Mustangs, even vintage Shelbys. Now this same effect may have trickled down to the parts market. Again, not saying that occurred here, just pointing out a certain trend that pops up every now and then with the "my last NOS set sold for XXXX, don't let this newly found NOS set I did not even know I had get away". All else fails, you can review the bidding history percentages of the high bidders with the seller in question and come to your own conclusions, one way or the other.


Parts For Sale / Re: 1968 Shelby floor console (revised)
« on: March 18, 2021, 09:35:35 PM »
Locked  ::)

Please PM the seller if you are interested in his item for sale

Up For Auction / Re: green 1966 GT350 on BAT
« on: March 15, 2021, 05:43:30 PM »
No need to have duplicate threads

Not all factory VIN's were stamped on the block in 1969, some had them had partial, rough, hand stamped VIN's into the back of the drivers side head.


SAAC Forum Discussion Area / On the road again-Thank you SAACforum
« on: February 27, 2021, 05:53:06 PM »
Been a rocky year, first my personal interaction with Covid, then the loss of family, and friends, both in and out of the automotive community. Took the wind right out of my sails for anything car related. Finally got a chance to look inward, and found my motivation to get back out to the garage for a little "me time", clear my head so to speak by getting my hands dirty again....Been a long time....So with that said, just wanted to give a shout out to all those who assisted me, both on and offline, when my rebuilt carb install did not quite go as planned recently. This is what the forum is all about, people helping people, as if we really were family.  "The Pumpkin" is back on the road and running great, took it for a spin down RT85 and to the house via some twisty back roads to test everything out. Need to tweak the cold idle a little more, but other than that, the car is purring along as it should.

Once again, thank you, you know who you are.


   Doug ,
      Speak for yourself! My '66 runs 11.5s with an all iron 331 that is well within the guide lines of what I have laid out. A slightly warmed over  '68 KR with a 4.30 gear and a 10" slick would be in the 12s with EASE.
    This deal is not for the "easy chair" racer. Careful scrutiny of the guide lines could produce 600 hp engines. THAT will propel a car into the 11s easily. I've left some serious loop holes in on purpose.

So, you want to race, and you are already bringing the built ringer to the track. Tested, tuned, and ready for more, with perhaps some details left out of what you did with the drivetrain and chassis this winter......Now I see where you are going with this thread  ;)

Sounds like fun either way you go......I do suspect a deeper financial pocket will be required in order to win though, and to me, it's not about the money spent, but about the amount of fun had while at the track with like minded friends.


1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Carb spacer installation
« on: February 22, 2021, 05:23:59 AM »
1 black type on both sides of spacer


1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Carb spacer installation
« on: February 21, 2021, 09:32:00 PM »
U need 2 black top photo gaskets  not the mr gaskets type

Two on the bottom and one on the top of the spacer between the spacer and the carb?
Or like I have now, one at the bottom between the spacer and the intake, and one between the spacer and the carb?

Thanks in advance,


1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Carb spacer installation
« on: February 21, 2021, 09:20:47 PM »
You have to wait until She leaves the house... :-X


Sure, now you tell me  ::)

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Carb spacer installation
« on: February 21, 2021, 09:09:15 PM »
Check the spacer. The reproduction for my 68 was not flat. I used a large flat file to get it flat. Mike

Sand paper on a pane of glass is also a good way to get flat surfaces.  :)


Checked on a the glass table in the house, SWMBO was not amused  ;)

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Carb spacer installation
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:24:46 PM »
Starting my carb reinstallation, have the Felpro installed above and below the spacer now and have a wonderful vacuum leak (high pitched whine). Thinking my custom cut MrGasket picture below might alleviate the vacuum leak. All to be installed dry I assume as that is what I am used to. Or is there a proper part number I have yet to stumble across that will work without custom cutting?

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