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CA shelter in place until May 31st. No Problem. The 68 Registry was in the mailbox today. 1072
Pages should get me through the month.
Clarence

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« on: February 12, 2020, 11:30:42 PM »
In between jobs and finally have time to read up on what is happening with our cars.
Just to add my info into the mix #2928 has the Z stamp just before the serial number.
It never made it to a dealership but was sold through Shelby American as seen below:
DEALER: 84X999
SHELBY AMERICAN INC
6501 W IMPERIAL HWY
LOS ANGELES CA 90009

Clarence

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Northern California Region SAAC / Re: Engine rebuild/swap
« on: November 07, 2019, 11:11:34 PM »
Figured I'd throw out an update.
It has been a couple of months since the engine was installed and
after about 200 miles or so it seems to be running well.
I also felt comfortable lifting the hood at the car shows. Lol
Brought it out to do some work and detailing so figured it was
a good time to do a quick walk around of my pride and joy.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ywuealg338cgz12/Shelby-walkaround.mp4?dl=0

Clarence


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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Friendly warning
« on: August 01, 2019, 01:33:09 AM »
I'll add to the do not even consider this company.
I contacted ATK to get an engine built for my Shelby in January 2019.
No problem says the sales guy. February I put half down and was told 4 to 5 weeks to build and ship.
Early April, still no engine. on 4-9 was told "the engine is finished we are just having an issue with our new operating system to be able to ship it out.  The engine should ship out this week." 4-23 the engine still not shipped out due to shipping issues. 5-1 still not shipped 'cause computer issues lost the shop address it was supposed to go to. 5-7 I was told "It seems that your engine has been lost, the shipping department tried to track it down but no one can find it." Then they were building another engine but were waiting for a camshaft. on 5-24 I asked for my money back since nothing was showing up.
Long story short, if you need a crate engine contact Kell at BlurPrint Engines. I  asked for an engine and it was shipped out in less than a week.
Clarence

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Northern California Region SAAC / Re: Engine rebuild/swap
« on: July 31, 2019, 10:29:59 PM »
congratulations!!

Those spec's read a lot like an engine I had and it looks the same, heads, oil pan, front cover - it ran great.

Headers??

Thanks, it has been a long haul project for sure.
Stayed with the tri-y's. After being in place for 40 years why mess with what works.
I also transferred the Shelby intake, Buddy Bar valve covers and the Shelby style oil pan to try to keep things looking somewhat original.
I'm hoping it runs as well as expected. The real test will be in bumper to bumper traffic with 100+ temps like coming from Laguna Seca back to the bay area.

Perfect - I bet it sets off many car alarms and mothers grab their children once you're in ear-shot!!

(Oversize radiators help)
Lol, alarms going off, yes including the one on my 07 Shelby. Going home today my son was following behind me and said No One, neither people on the side of the road or in their cars took a second look. He said he was very disappointed. I did have one guy ask what year the car was and saying it was very nice.
I may try an oversized radiator if I have issues. A shorter fan spacer was installed so there is some room for a thicker radiator.
Still want to try to keep things under the hood looking as original as possible though.

Clarence

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Northern California Region SAAC / Re: Engine rebuild/swap
« on: July 31, 2019, 10:24:04 PM »
That's sounds strong!
Glad you have her up and running again. Good luck with those summer high temps!
Had a short 30 minute test of bumper to bumper traffic.
When I could stay at 30-35 the temp was around 190 deg. when sitting at a light forever the temperature would go up to 200 or just a tad over.  Outside temperature was in the high 80's.

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Northern California Region SAAC / Re: Engine rebuild/swap
« on: July 31, 2019, 06:00:50 PM »
Congrats!  That's incredibly exciting to hear... pun intended.  ;D

Thanks,
And pun accepted.
Exhaust is going through almost 40 year Thrush long tube glasspack mufflers
although I doubt there is much glass left inside.
Clarence

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Northern California Region SAAC / Re: Engine rebuild/swap
« on: July 31, 2019, 05:56:38 PM »
congratulations!!

Those spec's read a lot like an engine I had and it looks the same, heads, oil pan, front cover - it ran great.

Headers??

Thanks, it has been a long haul project for sure.
Stayed with the tri-y's. After being in place for 40 years why mess with what works.
I also transferred the Shelby intake, Buddy Bar valve covers and the Shelby style oil pan to try to keep things looking somewhat original.
I'm hoping it runs as well as expected. The real test will be in bumper to bumper traffic with 100+ temps like coming from Laguna Seca back to the bay area.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Tachometer Wiring Upgrade
« on: July 31, 2019, 04:27:00 PM »
Ok, until I figure out how to get the indash tach to work with the Pertronix I have an Autometer 2301
3-3/4" pedestal tach mounted on my steering column. Sooooo
Hurray!!!
The Beast is officially alive again. The new engine is running good.
At least from the shop to work.  ;D
A bit more cam than the old engine. Some quick specs:
378.5 HP, 343.8 ft/lbs torque at 5800 RPM
Cam specs: .543 Intake, .554 Exhaust - 218 Intake / 226 Exhaust Duration
Heads: 60cc chambers - 2.02 Intake / 1.60 Exhaust - 190cc Intake / 60cc Exhaust
I will need to get used to the lumpty-lump movement of the car at idle.
Engine: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ozlo5q18bzjs9xm/new%20engine.jpg?dl=0
Engine first fired up: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvw3xzxm8k0506q/Shelby_Sound-7-31-2019.mp4?dl=0

Clarence

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Northern California Region SAAC / Re: Engine rebuild/swap
« on: July 31, 2019, 04:20:01 PM »
Hurray,
The Beast is officially alive again. The new engine is running good.
At least from the shop to work.  ;D
A bit more cam than the old engine. Some quick specs:
378.5 HP, 343.8 ft/lbs torque at 5800 RPM
Cam specs: .543 Intake, .554 Exhaust - 218 Intake / 226 Exhaust Duration
Heads: 60cc chambers - 2.02 Intake / 1.60 Exhaust - 190cc Intake / 60cc Exhaust
I will need to get used to the lumpty-lump movement of the car at idle.
Engine: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ozlo5q18bzjs9xm/new%20engine.jpg?dl=0
Engine first fired up: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvw3xzxm8k0506q/Shelby_Sound-7-31-2019.mp4?dl=0

Clarence

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Tachometer Wiring Upgrade
« on: July 30, 2019, 03:21:03 PM »
I'm installing a Pertronix distributor and because of this I was told that I need to "Upgrade" the tachometer from a 2 wire to a 3 wire setup to get the tachometer to work.
Any recommendations on who I could send mine out to in order to get this done? Cost estimate for this to happen?
Help is always appreciated.
Thanks,
Clarence
i would NOT screw with changing the tach unless yours has failed. It can't be changed back. You can run the factory tach with pertronix. I posted on Phil and he rebuilt the Ford factory tach. He is one of the few that has the parts. Stay away from Tachman.
If you need assistance on how to make the factory stuff work shoot me a PM. I'll be glad to walk you through. It's pretty simple.
                                                                        -Keith

Hi Keith,
PM sent.
Clarence

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Tachometer Wiring Upgrade
« on: July 29, 2019, 08:22:21 PM »
I'm installing a Pertronix distributor and because of this I was told that I need to "Upgrade" the tachometer from a 2 wire to a 3 wire setup to get the tachometer to work.
Any recommendations on who I could send mine out to in order to get this done? Cost estimate for this to happen?
Help is always appreciated.
Thanks,
Clarence

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Northern California Region SAAC / Re: Engine rebuild/swap
« on: July 24, 2019, 11:09:14 PM »
Great news!  Half the battle is finding a reputable shop that you can trust.  It makes sleeping at night much easier!
Keep us posted on the fire-up.

Craig R.
+1 and the other half is for finding an engine builder that you feel confident about.
Although I still have sleepless nights with all the what if questions...
The engine came with a dyno sheet so at least I know it ran before it was shipped out.
Will update as things develop
Clarence

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Northern California Region SAAC / Re: Engine rebuild/swap
« on: July 24, 2019, 07:17:53 PM »
Just an Update. Found a shop, Campbell Ford Performance.
So far so good on getting my new engine in place. 
Just need a few more parts put in place, some engine bay organization
and it should be ready to fire up early next week.
My thanks also to BluePrint Engines for working with me to build what I was looking for.
Clarence

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Vacuum Advanced Distributor
« on: June 02, 2019, 11:59:30 PM »
Hi Bob,
Thanks for the information. We can always count on you to help us out when needed. The distributor currently in the car is a dual point. As mentioned it has been there for the 38 years I've had it. Who knows how many years it was running before that. I've replaced the internals over the years as needed, thought about pertronix but never pulled the trigger. Maybe the least expensive option is find a shop to do a professional rebuild on it?
Clarence

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