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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #165 on: July 10, 2019, 03:16:25 PM »
Randy, no doubt that you and Jeff are correct about what the car needed to stop, but we have all seen plenty of cars that people just kept adding stuff to so that it looked the part.  In the late '70s, we had a guy in town with a chute on the back of his Camaro street car, and I can assure you that it had no need for one.  It sure did intimidate people though...
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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #166 on: July 11, 2019, 07:44:17 AM »
Morning everyone.

I have lots of part number pictures and updates to post but cannot post them due to the uploading issue on the forum. I will post them ASAP when the problem is resolved.

However, I'll list the numbers that I found for now.

Drivers rear spring: C7ZA
                             5_ _ 6AM
                             040EC7

Pass rear spring:  C7ZA
                           _ _ _ _AM
                           04_ _ _ _

Rear axle had an Oval flange center: 28-spline

Driver door upper hinge: 32123LH
                                     SPO or SPC

Pass door upper hinge: 32122RH
                                   SPC
                                   8

Passenger door striker: 1-67
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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #167 on: July 11, 2019, 10:08:38 AM »
Thomas :

Has the steering box been changed?

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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #168 on: July 11, 2019, 10:20:20 AM »
Thomas :

Has the steering box been changed?

Yes. It has a Chevy Corvair steering box. I'm assuming that its what the drag racers used when they converted to the straight front axle.

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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #169 on: July 11, 2019, 07:37:11 PM »
Bossbill;

I will try to get the car out today and take better pictures of the radiator for you. Thank you for your help thus far.

Are you able to make any distinction as to a window of when this radiator would have been assembled into the car?

See pic for where to take the pic.
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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #170 on: July 11, 2019, 08:40:52 PM »
Have you looked at the date codes on the side door window glass?

Seems to me that with whats known at this time, April  car?
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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #171 on: July 11, 2019, 09:46:45 PM »
Bossbill;

I will try to get the car out today and take better pictures of the radiator for you. Thank you for your help thus far.

Are you able to make any distinction as to a window of when this radiator would have been assembled into the car?

See pic for where to take the pic.

Here are the Radiator pics from yesterday.


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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #172 on: July 11, 2019, 09:48:01 PM »
Have you looked at the date codes on the side door window glass?

Seems to me that with whats known at this time, April  car?

I wish that I could. The car has all lexan windows. As far as the build date, I'm building a chart to track stamping date codes for the car. My hope is that somehow I'll be able to figure out what the timeframe is from the part manufacturing process date  to vehicle assembly date. This would give me another possible window to investigate. Might be able to align it to a certain DSO group, then break it down by color etc...

As a few of the members have recommended, I'm following every bread crumb that I can.
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« Reply #173 on: July 11, 2019, 09:52:08 PM »
here are the rear leaf spring pics.

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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #174 on: July 11, 2019, 10:22:17 PM »
Those are AM marked competition suspension springs which are consistent with earlier production 67 Shelby's .
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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #175 on: July 11, 2019, 10:23:23 PM »
Here is the axle, the door hinges and the door catch.
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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #176 on: July 11, 2019, 10:26:34 PM »
This is a better orientation on the Radiator pic .

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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #177 on: July 11, 2019, 10:32:20 PM »
I have another question for the group. I believe that the lower rear lower valance looks to have been replaced due to the Phillips screws that are used to fasten it onto the car. The strange thing is that its welded in the corners and it has the same paint and patina as the rest of the car? Anyone have any info on if these were modified or replaced for some reason at the assembly plant? I've attached a couple of pics to show what I'm referring too.

I've also made further progress on getting some more of the black paint off. Unfortunately the blue stripes seem to wipe off fairly easily. They are there, but when I rub the black off, the blue comes off with it.

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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #178 on: July 12, 2019, 10:57:56 AM »
  Thomas , 28 spline axles are what you have and ( for me) broke the driver's side when the et's dropped into the 11 second range. many racers "back then" did what they could with what they had ( me included) . I switched to 31 spline axles almost 40 years ago .
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Re: 1967 GT350 B/FX racer found in Chicago.
« Reply #179 on: July 12, 2019, 05:12:40 PM »
Stripes were originally vinyl not painted
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