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Bob Gaines

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 12:43:36 PM »
Thank you. What is that handle looking part behind the heat shield, it that part of it?
You are most likely referring to the engine lift hook . They were supposed to be taken off the regular Mustang engines when installed according to assemblyline instruction . Sometimes they were left on. The overwhelming majority of the time left on 390 and 428 engines because they were hard to get to once the engine was installed. On the small block however they were easy to reach and remove and more times removed.  It is my belief that the highly styled engine of a Shelby with the special valve covers aluminum intake etc. was given special attention and the lift hooks were removed more often. I have not seen lift hooks left on any of the  67,68,69/70 Shelby GT350's survivor cars that I have observed over the years which is the bases for my belief. Others that are my peers may think differently. I think the lift hooks detract from and do not add to the look on a Shelby. I would rather not see them on a concours original Shelby because of that . Just my opinion.
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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2018, 05:34:47 PM »
Looking at jeff s. 351 w engine photo the heatshield goes on first next to manifold & lift hook is last so it can be removed like some were even thou i have found alot of those lift hooks over the years at swap meets & junkyards so many stayed on the engines.

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 03:54:06 AM »
Those are the 351 W engine lift hooks.

I would like to see how the bolts and studs work for the attachment of the hooks and heat shield.

I just ordered my parts from Special Ed. Now I just need the proper fasteners..

Looks like AMK Exhaust manifold bolt set RLK 6 and AMK Engine lift hook fastener kit AMK352 will do it. Could and expert weigh in on those items and steer the newbies along :)

For Jeff: would you happen to have a few more pics to show how the hooks and the shield are attached with the hardware?

Thanks for the interest in the topic. This is one area that has always been a frustration. The info from the veterans about the 351 W is very much appreciated and explains why there just are limited parts out there for this area.

Stubee

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 09:28:26 AM »
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I have not seen lift hooks left on any of the  67,68,69/70 Shelby GT350's survivor cars that I have observed over the years which is the bases for my belief.

GT350 #2060 still wears her original lift hooks. :)

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 09:36:48 AM »
Just curious is the heat shield mounted on #2060 on the outside of the hooks or inside against the manifold?
Do you have a picture of the hooks and heatshield on the car?

It seems there were many variations on lots of things during production. Always fun to see the exceptions.

Thanks everyone for the input,

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2018, 01:32:52 PM »
The lift hooks mount on the outside to make removal easier. Like Bob G said, they should have been removed but at least one set (2060) didn't get removed.   :o

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2018, 01:56:08 PM »
480627 LIFT hooks still in place since new.

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2018, 02:28:37 PM »
Pretty cool. Thank you all for the info.

Stubee

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2018, 05:37:49 PM »
The lift hooks do get in the way of changing 2 of the spark plugs so I leave them off my car.  It takes me all of 45 minutes to change the plugs on my GT350, which is about 4 hours less than on my ex '68 KR.   ;D

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2018, 10:27:44 PM »
Agree with others that the earlier picture I posted appears to have the hooks under the shield and last nut. Good thing none of them caught it any of the times it was judged. ::)

In any case here is another picture of a very low mileage 1969 351 W with the hooks left on. Its blown up from a larger picture so sorry the resolution isn't better. The attaching nuts are thin so don't use normally type ones.

Arrows indicate

Red - Washer (painted when engine was painted)
Green - Stud nut (painted when engine was painted)
Purple - Engine hook
Gold -  Outer unpainted thin nut

Heat shields location/order does not appear visible - its pretty thin from this angle

Hope this helps



Other side of same example



« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 10:30:56 PM by J_Speegle »
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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2018, 11:07:35 PM »
One other point is the color probably won't match the engine color since the lift hooks were painted by the vendor. Mine were a lighter "Ford blue".

TOB
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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 04:20:17 PM »
All great stuff.

Thanks for sharing.

Stubee

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2018, 06:21:21 PM »
I have a question about the air cleaner base.  Is the whole air cleaner base suppose to be painted blue?
 Dan

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2018, 09:15:57 PM »
The inside bottom...(under where the filter sits) was painted black. The rest is blue.

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Re: 1970 GT 350 Air Cleaner/S Tube
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2018, 12:26:51 AM »
also bottom of ram air lid  black mainly the area inside the air filter top & bottom