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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2019, 02:18:23 PM »
Congrats...nice to see it back in it's original colour    8)  It sure has had it's travels !

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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 03:38:01 PM »
Congrats and welcome to the crew
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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 03:47:56 PM »
Congratulations!!!

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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2019, 03:48:20 PM »
Thank you all,  itís tough getting details of itís racing history.  Iíve been able to connect with three people familiar with the car when it raced in Peru. Iíve got several photos of it racing from 1969-1974.  It raced in the Caminos del Inca which is a 1700-2000 mile race around Peru.  Itís like the Mille Miglia in Italy. It won twice with Teodoro ďEl ZorroĒ Yangali driving.

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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 04:24:04 PM »
Nice color
Where are you in Virginia

South of DC
Nice ride !!  I think Ive seen that car in the past. How far south of DC are you ? Fredericksburg area ?

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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2019, 05:59:16 PM »
Congratulations on realizing a dream. I know precisely how you feel!
Richard E.
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2019, 06:19:03 PM »
Nice color
Where are you in Virginia

South of DC
Nice ride !!  I think Ive seen that car in the past. How far south of DC are you ? Fredericksburg area ?

Woodbridge.  I bought the car from Virginia Beach.  It's only been here for about two weeks.  Where are you?

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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2019, 06:36:56 PM »
So, one thing I think I'd like to fix on the car is the rear end.  I understand the current rear didn't come with the car.  I'm still learning so bear with me.  I understand this is a 1966 rear but not the correct one for a Shelby.  Mine came originally with a detroit locker if that makes a difference.  The story goes that when my car was imported back to the US with a 65 Shelby the rears were swapped when both were restored simultaneously.  The 65 has a 66 rear as well but it currently has overriders on it.  I have the original metal tag that came with my rear.

Could you please confirm this rear didn't come with my car?

Are the rear ends date coded? 

Is there an external indication that the rear is a detroit locker?

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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2019, 07:28:15 PM »
Congratulations. Very nice car, I like the green!
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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2019, 07:33:43 PM »
2  parts to the rear. The center section with the locker. That is cast iron with a date code. It holds the locker and gears. The black housing itself that everything bolts to. Looks like you have a 65 style housing where the back is fully rounded. The 66 style has a bump out for the ring gear. My carryover has the 65 style I just took the locker out of it. I also have a 66 dark green #1127 under restoration. I can send you some pics. I live near Leesburg VA if you want to PM me.

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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2019, 07:38:53 PM »
If the Housing came out of a '65; I don't see the brackets for the over-ride traction bars.
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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2019, 08:54:27 PM »
Here are some pics to show the difference in the rear axle housing between 1965 & 1966.
Pics 1 & 2 are 1965 style.
Pics 3 & 4 are 1966 style.

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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2019, 09:01:28 PM »
Another picture of an early '66 non Detroit Locker with overrides.

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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2019, 09:18:42 PM »
Thanks Gents!  I haven't looked at the rear closely since buying the car - I haven't checked on the top of the rear where the overriders should be.  I wonder if they were ground off.  The '65 that was restored at the same time has a '66 rear with overriders (I presume welded on).  I'll take a closer look tomorrow and let you know what I find.

Where would I find the date code on the pumpkin?

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Re: I just became the owner of 6S1066
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2019, 10:15:07 PM »
Cool car and history. Glad to have you here!
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