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GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: MK-IV Wheels
« Last post by 98SVT - was 06GT on Today at 09:31:53 PM »
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I agree!
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The casting date of the block and the build date of the engine and the build date of the "car at San Jose" and the completion date at Shelby American are all different dates - 4 dates.

With regards to the first two - casting date and engine build date on a K-code 289 HiPo these occurred in Cleveland Ohio.

The completed engine was then shipped to San Jose (near San Francisco) for installation into the car that although able to be driven off the assembly line still had to be shipped to Shelby American (Los Angeles) to be completed into a saleable car - '67 GT350.  Not likely that the first 3 occurred in 19 days.  (When you refer to the car build date are you referencing the San Jose build date or the Shelby completion date?)

As suggested by Jeff S... a much longer spread in dates is typical.


...With that others in that production period (give or take a week or so) at San Jose have been found with casting dates for the block from Jan 67 from what I've collected


To your initial question...

I have really never entered into a discussion regarding the values of 67 Shelby GT350 having the original engine or an engine with the correct casting numbers. 

It seems like most Shelby's had there engine replaced along the way. Any thoughts. 

In Judging is any of the casting numbers and build date of engines even considered? 

Does anyone have a comment on this subject?


Value of a car that has it's original engine (block?) vs not having the original, but having one with the correct casting date?

Some buyers value (desire) original drivetrain and others the original sheet metal - doesn't seem to be a clear-cut issue.  Typically the more original to the car is the most valuable as you are probably well aware.  Trying to but a dollar amount to that is very difficult because then other issues/variables kick-in such as color, trans and more.

With regards to the last question in you opening post...
"...In Judging is any of the casting numbers and build date of engines even considered?  ..."
As you can see above - YES and depending on the organization and the judging class in that club the expected varies.
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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« Last post by 557 on Today at 07:36:15 PM »
Is this a mini minor or a minor mini
. Both…Thank God!!! :D
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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Front sway bar diameter
« Last post by 69 GT350 Vert on Today at 07:27:47 PM »
Thanks Bob!
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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Toploader Speedo Gear Color ? Brown ? Green ?
« Last post by brandosaac on Today at 07:18:03 PM »
I am familar with toploaders and the most of the speedo gears ....
I am refering to the gear on the mainshaft of the toploader not the gear at the end of a speedo cable.

Black .... 64-73 all toploaders (except Galaxie Tiger and 64 Fairlane) for use with 2.75-3.50 rear end gear ,  passenger side access hole on extension housing
Pink ......   same as above ..................................................... but for use with 3.50-4.11 rear end gear ,  passenger side access hole on extension housing
Yellow ....  Galaxie , Tiger and 64 Fairlane  (cut opposite of black and pink)  driver side access hole on extension housing

but does anyone know when a brown or green speedo gear are used ?
possibly Tiger with different rear end gear ratio ??
 They have the same cut as the yellow , so im guessing must be a galaxie, tiger or fairlane application

thank you
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Jeff, The car is listed above as a GT 350.

Sorry missed that in the original post

With that others in that production period (give or take a week or so) at San Jose have been found with casting dates for the block from Jan 67 from what I've collected

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Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB - Motorsport Head & Intake gaskets
« Last post by 98SVT - was 06GT on Today at 06:57:14 PM »
I have some new Felpro 1021
look up application to see if it will work for you
Sorry won't work
Engine Family:
Ford small block Windsor
Engine Size:
5.0L/302
Application Notes:
302 SVO block only.
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The Lounge / Re: What was your first Shelby/Cobra?
« Last post by S7MS427 on Today at 06:43:42 PM »
My first Shelby was my '67 G.T. 500, No. 03040, which I bought in 1977 for $2400.  Read the whole story on my website.
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I guess I would  like to get an opinion if it would be acceptable to have an engine with a build casting
March 9 1967 and a car build date of March 28 1967?

Jeff, The car is listed above as a GT 350.

On the short end of the spectrum, but I think it’s entirely possible.

Jon
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