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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: electrical question
« on: March 24, 2021, 08:36:42 PM »
I'm glad someone just added to the post - I realized I forgot to update you all.  I know you all were on pins and needles waiting - lol!  After poking around 'everywhere' my friend determined  the problem was in the emergency flasher switch!  Who would have thought - since the flasher was in the off position.  Apparently there was just enough of a connection (corrosion/old age) that it was causing the electrical system to consider it active - even though it was off and the lights were not flashing.  He switched it on and off several times; the clicking stopping and the no sparks coming from the battery any more.  :-) 

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: wiring diagram
« on: January 23, 2021, 09:44:13 AM »
I'm done with mine, you can have it if you pay shipping. Covers all 68 fords including Mustang.

PM me

Chris



I sent you a PM, Chris - I think :-) I've never done that before - lol!  Please send me a PM if you did not receive it.  Thanks!

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / wiring diagram
« on: January 22, 2021, 07:15:59 PM »
About a week or so ago I asked the folks here an 'Electrical Question'.  Got some great responses and sent them to my friend to help him with our quest (he said 'thanks, all!).  He lives out of state, but will be coming by next week to look over the issue and see if he can fix it.  In the meantime, he asked if anyone had any sources on getting a wiring diagram (68 Shelby GT500).  I have a Mustang book called an 'exploded view' - which is helpful, but he really would prefer a wiring diagram.  Any suggestions?  Thanks, much!

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: What's My GT350 Worth?
« on: January 14, 2021, 10:48:01 AM »


Well, IF you decide to sell, chances are high you will find a good caretaker here at a fair price without a hassle.  Enjoy it as long as you can.
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Thanks, rodster-500.  I bought the car in the late 70's - but it's been in storage more than it has seen the light of day.  :-)  I always dreamed of the day it would be road-worthy but life doesn't always work out as one dreams -lol!  I'm now a 'senior' and no longer have the support from a dear friend who has worked on it all these years - since he retired and moved out of state.  Anyway - should that day come it is good to know there are options to ensure it goes to a good home.  :-)  Thanks!

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: What's My GT350 Worth?
« on: January 13, 2021, 09:47:03 PM »
68cobra427: what does BAT mean?  Where did you end up selling it through?  I'm new to all this - and this thread caught my eye.  I've always wondered, if I ever decide to sell my car (68 GT500) what would I do?? My only knowledge is eBay and auction houses.  The suggestion posted by someone else, to put a very high reserve on ebay - to see what kind of offers you get - could cost a mint.  It is my understanding that ebay still collects fees for an unsold item - based on the reserve amount; correct?

Don't even think of selling yet.  ;D

Why not?  :-)  Actually, I never thought I'd even think of doing it until I got too old to drive - but my best friend that has spent more hours under the hood of that car has moved to another state.  I now feel lost without his support....so the thought does cross my mind at times. 

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: electrical question
« on: January 13, 2021, 09:41:31 PM »
Thanks much to all! My friend, who discovered the problem, and is way more mechanical than I'll ever be - won't be back in the area for awhile - but I have forwarded all of your suggestions to him for when he comes back.  Thank you, again!  As for photos - well, she's a little rough.  :-)  It's been in storage for pretty much all the years I've owned it - since the 70's.  I'm hoping to some day - after it's safe and truly road worthy - to then take it to a body shop to have the 'personalization' done by the previous owned 'cleaned up' - then it will be ready for photos. :-)  [ps: thanks for the suggestion regarding disconnecting the battery when the car is not going to be in use for awhile]

We are a family here in the 68 Shelby world....... nothing too rough to share and only support to fellow owners.  I for one would love to see your car.  I don't care how rough, the 68's are the best.  ;D

Ok - maybe I'll get brave for your guys! lol! 

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: electrical question
« on: January 13, 2021, 09:39:14 PM »
There is a voltage regulator for the gauges behind the dash. Also the Ammeter? I'd also look at the voltage regulator up front

Thanks, Cobrask8.  I think mine are in the console -  the clicking sound was definitely near the driver's side dash.  We thought the clock - but it hasn't run for years; unless it's trying to start again :-)  He did pull some of the larger amp fuses - but we probably should try all of them next time.

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: What's My GT350 Worth?
« on: January 13, 2021, 12:17:23 PM »
Thanks, coralsnake!
..."The two you listed are the two least desirable in my opinion." -- that's why I asked.  :-)

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: What's My GT350 Worth?
« on: January 13, 2021, 11:52:38 AM »
68cobra427: what does BAT mean?  Where did you end up selling it through?  I'm new to all this - and this thread caught my eye.  I've always wondered, if I ever decide to sell my car (68 GT500) what would I do??  My only knowledge is eBay and auction houses.  The suggestion posted by someone else, to put a very high reserve on ebay - to see what kind of offers you get - could cost a mint.  It is my understanding that ebay still collects fees for an unsold item - based on the reserve amount; correct?

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: electrical question
« on: January 13, 2021, 11:32:48 AM »
Thanks much to all! My friend, who discovered the problem, and is way more mechanical than I'll ever be - won't be back in the area for awhile - but I have forwarded all of your suggestions to him for when he comes back.  Thank you, again!  As for photos - well, she's a little rough.  :-)  It's been in storage for pretty much all the years I've owned it - since the 70's.  I'm hoping to some day - after it's safe and truly road worthy - to then take it to a body shop to have the 'personalization' done by the previous owned 'cleaned up' - then it will be ready for photos. :-)  [ps: thanks for the suggestion regarding disconnecting the battery when the car is not going to be in use for awhile]

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / electrical question
« on: January 12, 2021, 03:33:00 PM »
I know electrical issues can be a bear to locate so I thought I'd present this to the folks here - in case someone else had a similar issue so as to help narrow it down a bit before I send it to a shop for analysis.  Thanks, all!

My '68 GT500 was recently put back in running condition - after many years of storage; so it's probably still in the 'working out the bugs' stage. Although the battery was less than a year old, I just discovered it had totally died.  I bought a new battery and when we went to connect it, it sparked a lot more than usual, then heard a ticking sound (no key in the ignition yet).  We put on the headlights - and them, and the interior dash lights - were flickering, in unison with the ticking sound.  My friend pulled some of the fuses out; no change.  The ticking appears to be coming from the dash - driver's side. Any thoughts as to where we should focus our efforts first would be greatly appreciated!  (the battery is now disconnected on a trickle charger, since I presume whatever the cause of the ticking is what may have caused the last battery to die prematurely - I did not hear it prior to connecting the new battery, though, but it is possible I wasn't listening for anything - thanks, again!)

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Shock installation question
« on: July 20, 2020, 07:23:43 PM »
I will be dropping by the shop, probably tomorrow - to drop off a part.  I'll see if he has finished working on the shocks yet.  He's only working on the car during his slow times so he may not have started that yet.  Hopefully with all of your suggestions, one of them will be helpful.  He's making the car road-ready after 40 years of sitting so a few more weeks won't be a big deal if he hasn't gotten to it yet. 

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Shock installation question
« on: July 11, 2020, 02:00:50 PM »
Thank you. coralsnake!  You - and the others - have been very helpful.  I appreciate that!  Thanks, again. 

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Shock installation question
« on: July 11, 2020, 01:39:16 PM »
Exactly -- it should be extremely straightforward (snide remarks by shelbydoug  are not necessary -- I am a longtime member of SAAC, hence have paid a lot of money to keep this club alive as the rest of you have; if there wasn't a confusing situation going on, I would not have wasted anyone's time; I'm sure all of you would like to see an old relic back on the road?) -- but they are giving him a lot of problems; that tells me that whoever did the install last was not a 'first year HS auto shop student'.  For them to be so difficult to remove tells me the install was not proper in the first place - or something else is wrong.  I do not have photographs but what he showed me was that the shock tower no where near lined up with the shocks and to get them to there it will take a lot of force.  Davez I will bring your point to his attention as a potential issue. What brand of shocks were original (this will let me know if they have been replaced and most likely done improperly, somehow).  Thank you for your thoughts!!

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Shock installation question
« on: July 11, 2020, 12:41:42 PM »
Hello!  I have my '68 GT500 at the shop and they are having some problems with the shocks.  When they tried to take the worn ones off it was noted that they were very 'tight'.  Probably took them awhile but once they got them off, they went to put a new set on and were faced with the reason that the other shocks were so difficult to remove.  He stated that the angle was very extreme - basically if he were to put them on as intended, they would hit the towers - hence who ever put them on (40+ years ago - during which time the car has been in pretty much storage since) must have really had to use some force to get them to even bolt on.  I told him I would check with the pros on this site and see if there is something unique about the installation, or perhaps a special tool was used - or perhaps the previous owner may have done some 'improper modifications' along the way.   Thank you for your assistance.   

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