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Cars For Sale / 65 factory GT A code coupe with AC, PS
« on: February 25, 2020, 12:40:13 AM »
Factory GT coupe, VIN 5R07A223263 rebuilt original 289 4V and green dot auto trans, and fresh bare metal repaint on all OEM sheetmetal.  San Jose built car, in CA and WA its whole life.  Rare factory AC and PS car with console.  Bought from owner since '78 and restored as a driver with modern upgrades like dual master cyl, tri Y headers, Edelbrock carb, and a few other bolt-on mods.  Retained all original parts.  Restored in original Springtime Yellow with black standard interior.  Making room in shop for other projects.  Fly in, drive it cross country.  Appx 7,500 miles on total mechanical restoration.  Looking for $25k. Located in Seattle, WA.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Mag Stars or 10 Spokes
« on: February 15, 2020, 01:46:38 AM »
I have the same dilemma with my Gotham Ford sold car, number 683.  I got to speak with Bill Kolb a few years ago, and he confirmed that they frequently swapped wheels among cars in stock to suit the buyers wishes.  I got lucky and have original sets of both 10 spokes and Magstars, but I prefer the 10 spoke look so that's what I'll put on the car.  Also it seems like the Magstars lug holes might be more prone to "ovaling" if not regularly torqued down?  Just a hunch, the ten spokes seem a bit thicker.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Correct 4 speed bellhousing for 67 GT500?
« on: December 21, 2018, 04:05:41 PM »
Here are pics of the one I could locate easily, and it appears to be the right one but has a later date code on it than would be right for my Jan 67 car.  So, blast it to clean, clear coat it, then overspray blue to make it right?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Correct 4 speed bellhousing for 67 GT500?
« on: December 20, 2018, 02:05:58 AM »
I received three FE iron bellhousings and two steel inspection covers with my car when purchased in pieces.  What part number should the right one have for a January '67 built car?  Any distinguishing features?  Thanks in advance,

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: BJ BK carb question
« on: December 19, 2018, 12:27:39 PM »
Thank you for all the great insight, guys.  I am concerned with the idea that as time passes, the number of people alive who can properly restore these carbs is dwindling.  For the cost of a full blown restore (even at $1,000) it's still not bad compared to buying new reissues, or changing it all up for a Weber setup.  The perspective on date codes and levels of concourse judging is also quite helpful, as my car is not a candidate for that class.  I've been blessed by the previous owner's diligence in assembling all the right pieces for my car, many of which are NOS and properly date coded, however it was a NY car and had lots of sheetmetal replaced.  While it will be as correct as possible, it had been ripped apart, customized, rotted out, blown up and left for dead.  Too many knuckleheads had their way with this poor car to make it fully concourse, at least on my budget (which is completely blown).
I'll give Joe a call and go that route with my carbs.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / BJ BK carb question
« on: December 18, 2018, 05:24:57 PM »
Howdy- recently dug out my C3AF-9510-BJ and BK carbs to send out for full restoration.  The date codes are stamped on the opposite side of the air horn (not directly under the LIST number) and are 363 which tells me they're third week of June 1963.  So, looks like these were likely off a Galaxie R code, not my car?  Could Ford have used "leftover" 1963 carbs on my Jan '67 built car?  Thinking not likely.
Question is, should I bother doing a full-blown restoration on these carbs with recoloring, etc if they're not correct?  Or just get them operational and working?  Not going for concourse restoration, just a nice driver.
Alternatively, if these are in fact Galaxie carbs and not totally correct for my car, I'd consider a trade for some Weber 48IDA's...

Howdy - just getting back into this long term project (67 GT500) and need some stuff dealt with by professionals for reassembly:
Distributor rebuild
BJBK Carbs, linkage and fuel log rebuilt and refinished - is Larry at Oly's Carbs still doing them?
Master cylinder rebuild - found a guy in AZ but is there anyone more local?
Front Suspension and rear axle powder coating
Steering box rebuild
Top loader gearbox and 9" rear full rebuild and upgrade to T-lok diff- lots of local shops in Seattle but anyone really good, and maybe outside the city (and not as expensive)?
Thanks for any help with sources for this stuff!
John T

Wanted to Buy / 67 fiberglass nose needed for early car
« on: March 19, 2018, 12:45:37 AM »
Need a used or NOS fiberglass nose for 67 GT500 with a February build date.  Also need radiator and shroud for same car, big block four speed.

Ok, thanks for the help, Bob.  Searching for an original nose for the same car (orig was mostly destroyed) so I expect the same to be true in identifying an original nose, it should have the woven fiberglass pattern as opposed to the horse hair "swirl" pattern like this panel?  Probably near impossible to find an original nose in decent shape these days...

The original fiberglass was all intact on the car when I removed it, luckily.  The tail light panel and trunk lid do have the woven fiberglass pattern, however the end caps and side scoops share the same horse hair pattern as this panel.  Is it possible that this panel was made as a service replacement part by the same manufacturer?

Hello from the cold NW- I have a unused 1967 fiberglass flat taillight panel, believe it to be NOS.  it was purchased from a stash of parts in storage in PA since at least the early 80's if not longer.  I previously had a NOS raised panel one that had a manufacturers mark, but this one has zero markings or numbers that I can find.  It looks like horse hair glass.  Thoughts about its origin and value?  I want to unload it since I restored the original one for my car, but I don't want to misrepresent it.  Thanks for the help!

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