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Re: New category
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2019, 11:53:26 PM »
I posted these on the old forum, but... My car originally had Shelby-Cragars.  Through a history of being a dedicated drag race car, such foolishness was left behind.  When the car returned to street trim in 1979, the owner put on a set of original 10-spokes shod on 1969-70 dated G-60 and H-60 polyglas GTs he found languishing, still in paper wrapping, at various full-service gas stations.  I loved the beefier look, but just over a year ago friends were concerned with the age of my rubber so I set them aside and considered returning to Cragars.  For years in the hobby they were the 'WOW' factor on early cars, but now it seems every early Mustang, much less Shelby at car events have them.  You never know whether their right or owner-preferred.  A Day-2/3 look gave me a pretty limited pallet-- Torque Thrust, until my search was rewarded with these Halibrand repros.  Produced in the 63-5 time frame out of magnesium, Halibrand marketed them as "Touring Wheels for Sportscars" available in both bolt-on and spindle-mount knock-offs.  Studebaker made them optional on their R2 & R3 high-end cars.  Shelby's School of High Performance Driving also used them on at least one Falcon, and a Ranchero.  Looking at them, you see the same approach to design as the 6-pin drive Halibrands. During my curatorship, my car will never be a concours candidate, so these aspects REALLY hit the buttons for me to pull the trigger-

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As race wheels and tires began to widen and grow Halibrand just retired the mold-- couldn't be produced at the rate and cost of the Torque Thrust.

p.s. To avoid my reflection on Cragars, I bought the entire stock along with the molds (I wish) so they will remain a rare period piece.
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Re: New category
« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2019, 01:04:32 AM »
Fist picture is tiny but the wheels are spectacular.

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Re: New category
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2019, 06:49:02 AM »
kjspeed neat on all the trophies. I looked it up in the last registry. I really like the fact that it has been running the open track events. I hope to meet you at SAAC 44 if you are going. Thank you for the information. I am looking forward to the Willwood part numbers.

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Re: New category
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2019, 12:17:28 PM »
68GT350roadracer - sorry for the delay in getting this to you. I had 90% of it composed on Saturday and then touched the wrong key on my keyboard and erased everything.

Front brakes: caliper# GK-120-4997, rotor DK-300-3099, 11-3/4" diameter, 13/16+" thick, rotor surface set back from hub face 1-7/8"



Rear brakes: caliper# EN-120-5005, rotor DN-170-6240, 12" diameter, 13/16+" thick, rotor surface to hub face 3-1/16"




I can't find numbers on some parts without disassembling them. From what I can tell, these are all obsolete part numbers for the Dynalite series brake systems. I would guess there are newer part numbers for brake kits that would work on these cars with 10-spoke standard offset rims. If it helps you, the front and rear brake kits that I am using on my project car are; 140-9918 and 140-7140. These will work with 15x8 with 4-1/2" back spacing on the front and 15x10 with 5-1/2" back spacing on the rear. ~Kevin
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Re: New category
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2019, 06:18:04 AM »
Thank you Kevin. That will help.

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Re: New category
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2019, 10:13:07 AM »
This new forum would prolly be the only place I'd be able to visit once I make the decision to drop a 5.2 FPC drivetrain in my '68 vert #2626....still on the fence...32k orig miles is the biggest roadblock... I'm definitely a mod kinda guy...
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Re: New category
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2019, 11:00:57 AM »

I like your vision, but if you are seriously considering doing this I could see some pitfalls (in addition to the razzing you'd get on this forum). Could it be done without altering the Shelby to the point of no return (to original)? Would the 5.2 FPC fit between the shock towers? With all that power you'd have to do some serious suspension upgrades to get it to handle on the road. When all is said and done, would it make more sense to build a clone with that power plant?

This new forum would prolly be the only place I'd be able to visit once I make the decision to drop a 5.2 FPC drivetrain in my '68 vert #2626....still on the fence...32k orig miles is the biggest roadblock... I'm definitely a mod kinda guy...
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Re: New category
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2019, 11:14:37 AM »
A built SBF would be great, or a Paxton.

Just a suggestion

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Re: New category
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2019, 07:43:39 PM »
There is only one way to do it...no shock towers...DSE front suspension...I'm building a "tribute" '66 with a FPC engine right now...I just need to leave it alone I guess... I'm very familiar with modular transplants...it's a lot of cutting up... the last one is the current project...the others are modular engine '69's...
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