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WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« on: May 15, 2018, 06:35:13 PM »
I recently purchased a 1967 Shelby GT500 and it does not have the correct transmission.  It has a 1968 RUG-S.  I talked to the second owner, Harold Clark, who removed and sold the original transmission in 1970/71.  He told me that he had a salvage yard in Taylor, Arkansas and sold it after he put a C6 in the car.

Taylor, Arkansas is near the Lousiana and Texas borders.  The car was built on 1/24/67.
Even if you have this transmission in your car let me know and I can make it worth your while.


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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 01:46:17 AM »
It will be a tricky deal as you donít want the info. Out there that would identify the tranny as original to the car ...nuff said....

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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 06:47:11 AM »
Iím ok with the info out there because Iím going to pay a finders fee and no problem paying the right money for the right transmission

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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 03:10:52 PM »
Iím ok with the info out there because Iím going to pay a finders fee and no problem paying the right money for the right transmission
I believe the previous poster was referring to the Ford VIN information that is stamped on the 67 Shelby transmission .The Ford VIN is kept confidential (on 65-67 Shelby's) while the Shelby number or Shelby VIN is visible on the tag for all to see. Keeping the Ford confidential is in the owners best interest to deter others from trying to phony up a bogus Shelby.With that in mind is the reason the previous poster made the observation that the transaction and search would be tricky. It will be hard to keep the Ford VIN confidential and yet have to openly given it out to many potential sellers who may have Honorable intentions and some that may not. The RUG S with a Ford VIN stamped into the normal location is going to typically mean it is from a Shelby . If you are fortunate enough to get a good lead I would suggest leaving off the last sequential numbers at the end of the Ford vin until you see The Ford VIN stamped first hand. If you can find one with every number except the sequential numbers for your car you will be 98% there yet still protect your Ford VIN number. If you get that far you can confirm the last 4 sequential .  Hope this helps. Best of luck with the search.
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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 04:19:01 PM »
To add, on the 67 Shelby Transmission stamps it is more typical then not for the full Ford VIN to be stamped however there can be some examples that didn't have all of the characters stamped. Keep that in mind while confirming. The last sequential numbers were the ones most important for the Ford personal to stamp. Best of luck with the search.
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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 05:06:20 PM »
Thanks

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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 06:24:44 PM »
Wow, talking about finding a needle in a haystack? Yikes.

Don't forget to check with some of the larger parts dealers on specialty items like this like Tony Carey on Long Island, and the Perubski brothers at Perogie Enterprises in New Jersey.

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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 06:30:38 PM »
Thanks for the help

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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 06:34:41 PM »
Anyone else have any ideas where I should look?

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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 07:16:21 PM »
Remember the engine character in the Ford Vin must be a Q which often can be difficult to see
 in comparison with an O or a 0. No Q no Shelby 67 (with the exception of some prototypes) before
production started. I know of one 67 GT500 trans in Sweden being used in a 69 Mustang.

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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 07:24:03 PM »
7R02Q146xxx stamped transmission was in a Shell Valley Cobra kit car a few years back on eBay.  That might be close to what you are looking for?
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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2018, 09:00:08 PM »
You did ask the 67 Shelby registry if he had any intel on the missing trans didn't you? Myself and others have used his help trying to re unite transmission when found with present owners.
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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 03:42:45 PM »
Where was the Shell Valley Cobra?
Yes Iíve asked Dave.

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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2018, 10:30:56 PM »
Where was the Shell Valley Cobra?

The eBay auction ended 7/2/2013.  Item location was listed as Portland, OR.
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Re: WANTED 1967 ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION FOR CAR 0786
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2018, 12:22:34 AM »
You have a copy of the listing?