Author Topic: 1966 GT350 partial spec GT350's with protective cover/wrap on rear brake line  (Read 1355 times)

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Hi all,

I was thumbing through the Virginia Classic Mustang website and came across a part that VCM is selling for 1966 GT350 partial spec (AKA carryover) cars.  It is a protective cover/wrap that installs around the rear axle brake lines near the override traction bar brackets, assumed to be protecting the brake line from chafing.  I had not seen or heard of this cover/wrap before.  I have several questions:

1)  Was this a brake line chafing an issue with the 1965 GT350's?  Any warranty claims?
2)  Was the fix only installed on the 252 partial spec GT350's according to the note with the image for the part.
3)  Was the cover/wrap dropped on the GT350's after 6S252?  and why was it dropped?

Below is the image and associated text.  Thank you Brant for sharing and providing the wraps.

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« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 10:08:52 PM by 6s1640 »

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Panduit spiral wrap. Cheap and easy.

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None on #373 but who knows If there before. Keen to hear what others say
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« Last Edit: January 04, 2019, 04:52:17 AM by GT350Lad »
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Here was my email reply to Cory:


I have seen quite a few carryovers with this wrap on the rear brake lines as pictured.

Strangely enough, I have never seen it on a late '65 or any '66 (other than a carryover). I have never seen any written documentation from SA about this.
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  I saw that on one carryover car with a vin in the 180s , but it was not on any of the three I owned ( all in the 200's). The fact that Brent has seen it often is very important.  The brake lines had to be "manipulated" because of the over ride brackets. It is possible that more than one person was doing the "manipulation" and took it upon himself to add the sleeving. I've never seen it on a '66 chassis car ( post #252)
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Was this something used on the over ride traction bar equipped cars only?
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Was this something used on the over ride traction bar equipped cars only?

Hi 1967 eight barrel,

From what I can tell from the prior posts, it is only the first 252 66's, all with overrides that appear to have received intermittently.  Gt350hr (Randy) is suggesting it might have been one individual that was putting them on, thus the random intermittent installation.  There appear to be no records from Shelby American describing the work.  There appear to be no cars after 6S252 that received these protective covers.  The practice was either dropped or maybe the guy quit or changed jobs.

This is the  collective input so far.  Thanks for the question.

Cory
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Here are pictures of the originals still on 6S030:
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It's definitely not a "random installation". I have observed the exact same wrap on enough cars to verify that.
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 I can see where there may have been some concern early on about the steel brake lines when they introduced the override brackets on the differential. It would be interesting to know if someone just finally realized they were unnecessary, or as Cory said, that guy may have quit or changed jobs.  Seems very likely that that guy could still be around but I doubt we will ever know.
 Just curious, is there a formal organization for former SA employees?
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So being this seems limited to vehicles with over ride traction masters, do we see the panduit on 1965 vehicles as well?
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6s117 still has the original wrap on the brake line. Quite weathered and fragmented, but still there.

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So being this seems limited to vehicles with over ride traction masters, do we see the panduit on 1965 vehicles as well?

No wrap on 65 is not IMHO typical.

As far as being random - maybe the wrong word. Maybe its better to state at this time that not all of those cars received the wrap. "Random seems to suggest  only a few or less than fifty percent.
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Note the ground off/modified bolt heads on both of 6S030's original traction bars. (GREAT photos Ruben!)

Then read this 1966 story from Bill Kolb Jr., when he was working at Larsen Ford (White Plains, New York) about the same issue they were encountering with the override traction bars on the Hertz cars:

   



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Note the ground off/modified bolt heads on both of 6S030's original traction bars. (GREAT photos Ruben!)

Then read this 1966 story from Bill Kolb Jr., when he was working at Larsen Ford (White Plains, New York) about the same issue they were encountering with the override traction bars on the Hertz cars:

Believe removing and using a lathe is much more advance engineering than the typical example we find
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