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1816 Restoration Progress
« on: December 14, 2018, 02:23:20 PM »
Stored away in the year 1975 car number 1816 soon to breath fire once again!

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Re: 1816 Restoration Progress
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 02:33:24 PM »
Looking good! ;)
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Re: 1816 Restoration Progress
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 02:47:17 PM »
Very Nice!

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Re: 1816 Restoration Progress
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 03:23:57 PM »
Very cool! Hoping to start 281 in 2019. More pictures and info about your project please.
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Re: 1816 Restoration Progress
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 03:57:08 PM »
I'll keep major progress pics updated.  I received back all of the steering and suspension perfectly restored by Shelby Parts and Restoration a few months ago.  Can't wait to start bolting on those pieces  :).  Getting ready to take the C4 for rebuild.   I do know the specific uniqueness about the C4 for this car, valve body and servo.

 Are there any suggestions on the rebuild process / reliability enchantments for the transmission from anyone? 

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Re: 1816 Restoration Progress
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 06:39:19 PM »
Gone is the white and one is the black :)  Looking good. Now the fun begins.

Good luck with the project.
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Re: 1816 Restoration Progress
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 11:13:47 PM »
i have owned  #1855, #1297, and #731. Love the black and gold combination. Sporty and elegant.



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Re: 1816 Restoration Progress
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2018, 06:22:48 AM »
I'll keep major progress pics updated.  I received back all of the steering and suspension perfectly restored by Shelby Parts and Restoration a few months ago.  Can't wait to start bolting on those pieces  :).  Getting ready to take the C4 for rebuild.   I do know the specific uniqueness about the C4 for this car, valve body and servo.

 Are there any suggestions on the rebuild process / reliability enchantments for the transmission from anyone? 

Thanks

Performance Automatic in Frederick Maryland makes a really nice front pump gasket. It much thicker than ones available now, similar to the original Ford one. Fought a trans leak for a year before I was able to find their gasket
It’s not in their catalog, but you can call them
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Re: 1816 Restoration Progress
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2018, 08:01:29 AM »
Thanks for the info I'll be sure to reach out.  I'm assuming a basic rebuild of the transmission is the way to go.

Any suggestions on converter brand / stall speed?

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Re: 1816 Restoration Progress
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2018, 12:53:43 PM »
I just checked out the original one and it was good, it went back in the car
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Re: 1816 Restoration Progress
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2018, 06:29:19 PM »
There are needle bearings in the TC. It's not expensive to have them rebuilt.  Obviously, all seals, bearings, bands and friction materials at minimum.  I rebuilt the top loader in my Shelby, which required a couple gears, but in my opinion there is more of an art to rebuilding an automatic. You might consider having it done. I am sure the gentlemen here could recommend a known rebuilder in your area. 

The Shelby is beautiful. I remember when my shell came back painted. I couldn't wait to dive into it.  Tragically, I had completed the suspension and It was sent to paint with it on. The painter was careless which necessitated complete disassembly, repainting, some replating and replacement of several items. Lesson learned. Keep the progress pictures coming.

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