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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: R-Model Aviaid Oil Pan
« on: March 23, 2022, 07:54:49 AM »
The March 1965 Sports Car Graphic GT 350 Competition test report shows an Aviaid pan with drain and temp sender bung on r.h. side. My car has an original Aviaid pan with the front drain and temp sender bung. Close to the sway bar but no interference or problems with over 16,000 street miles.

Don
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Anyone able to provide a good, scanned copy of the 65 GT 350 Competition specs sheet. (Has photo of 61 B car at I believe Daytona) Would also like scanned copy of ad that is titled It's What's Up Front That Counts!

Thank you.

Don
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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 KR sequential turn signals
« on: March 16, 2022, 06:47:36 PM »
Yup. Mine work fine with the engine running. Alternator puts out more voltage than the batteries 12.6 volts.

Don
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Up For Auction / Re: 1969 Boss 429 project (not mine)
« on: March 07, 2022, 03:31:01 PM »
My 69 Super Stock CJ had the same modifications. I believe it was to save weight and provide an attachment point for a driveshaft safety loop that would be close to the transmission yoke universal joint. I think NHRA rules required the safety loop a specified distance from the yoke universal? My car was also "swiss cheese" drilled anywhere possible to allow weight to be added in a more advantages locations. My seat risers were drilled and cut as well as under dash brackets and doors.

Don
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Wanted to Buy / Re: Ford toploader detent pin and spring
« on: March 06, 2022, 08:12:09 AM »
I've always had good luck with Dan Williams in North Carolina for top loader parts and technical support. Have not had any dealings with him in years, but he was always very helpful.

Don
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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Dash pot purpose and function
« on: February 22, 2022, 01:49:48 PM »
NPD lists a dashpot for 428 CJ w/ 735 cfm and automatic. I trust it is different or they would have listed for GT 350 also. Might work in a pinch?

Don
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Wanted to Buy / Re: 65 rear axle bump stop relocation bracket.
« on: January 24, 2022, 10:05:31 AM »
Attached is photo of the brackets I made for my GT 350 Competition replica. They are fabricated from 3 pieces of 1/8" steel and welded.

Don
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Wanted to Buy / Re: 65 rear axle bump stop relocation bracket.
« on: January 24, 2022, 09:44:52 AM »
Bob,

Found my template.

Send me your address to gt350bp@bellsouth.net and I'll send a copy in the mail. I made my brackets out of 1/8" steel, but not sure if that is the proper thickness. I think, I had taken the measurements off a 65 that was being restored in the same shop in Pennsylvania that was doing the paint and body work as my replica.

Don
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Wanted to Buy / Re: 65 rear axle bump stop relocation bracket.
« on: January 23, 2022, 07:27:43 PM »
I might still have the cardboard template I used to have a local fabricator make mine. I'll check tomorrow.

Don
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Replicas and Tribute / Re: Who needs an R-Model gas tank?
« on: January 21, 2022, 06:42:11 AM »
I agree that the bulkhead plate is a great idea if not using a fuel cell. I think most racing rules require a plate to close off the interior to the trunk as well as the engine compartment. The firewall does that to the engine compartment, as long as any holes are sealed. The rear bulkhead I believe in most rules requires a minimum .040" aluminum to close of the trunk to the driver's compartment.

I see that many R-Model track car utilize the rear package shelf, but they really do not seal off the driver's compartment. I use the package tray on my car, nut I am using the fuel cell. I'm going to consider installing a bulkhead closure the next time the tank or rear package tray needs to be removed.

Don
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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 KR sequential turn signals
« on: January 20, 2022, 06:01:10 PM »
Shake down run in the neighborhood today to test the new power brake vacuum pump, electronic tach and LEED sequential turn signals. Has a really bad bog, so I readjusted the accelerator pump and changed the cam for more initial fuel. Will try again tomorrow to see if the adjustments are going in the right direction.

Don
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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 KR sequential turn signals
« on: January 20, 2022, 10:41:25 AM »
An update on the sequential signals and LEED bulbs is that the signals work as intended as long as the car is running. All bulbs flash bright, but when the emergency flashers are turned on without the car running, only the two inboard lights flash. When using the original dynamite sticks with red LEED bulbs, I had to replace the turn and emergency flashers with AR-5 electronic flashers, since the LEED bulbs do not draw enough current.

Many thanks to Vic Yarberry at Cougars Unlimited for help with the flashers and red LEED bulbs.

Don
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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Color of adhesive for plenum
« on: January 19, 2022, 01:49:55 PM »
Was that the only adhesive suitable for bonding fiberglass back in 1968? If black was available, probably they would have used?

Don
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Replicas and Tribute / Re: Who needs an R-Model gas tank?
« on: January 17, 2022, 08:47:06 PM »
I found that a 1/4" thick plate ring did not need the flutes as the ring was thick enough to allow welding to the tank high and low flutes.

Don
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Replicas and Tribute / Re: Who needs an R-Model gas tank?
« on: January 17, 2022, 03:21:38 PM »
I think original tanks use a 1/4" thick ring that allows the flutes of the tank to weld to it. This gives a flat surface for the LeMans fuel filler to be flush.

Don
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