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I was wondering if all 1968 Shelbys 350/500/500KR have tinted back glass or did some of them have clear back glass?
All 1968 GT350 /GT 500 fastbacks had tinted back glass. Shelby convertibles had clear back glass.
+1 And to add to that all F/B Mustangs not just Shelby's rear glass is Sun X.

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Pretty sure 68 would be a J code.
Early 68's still ran 289's.  The 302 came Mid Year. About the same time as the 428 CJ and the Chrome external Rear Side Markers.
Yes early to mid 68 M/Y used 289 C codes ( 2V ), no A code 4V's. I have 2 of these cars ( C code ) one an Feb. build San Jose car and the other a Mar. Metutchen car. No! 302 J codes came earlier than that. 68 GT350's are J code 302's and they were produced starting in Nov. 67. A few maybe earlier than that. Note; all 68 J code's are 4V engines. Ford never put a 302 2V in the Mustang for M/Y 1968. If Perry truly wants an A code he will be shopping for a 67.
Rodney

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Wanted to Buy / Re: 68 shelby drivers seat
« on: March 11, 2023, 09:31:20 AM »
You might want to specify color ( black or saddle) and deluxe smooth ( early FB or all  convertibles ) or comfort weave.
Rodney

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68' Convert Trunk Lid ?
« on: March 10, 2023, 03:21:53 PM »
I dont believe there is a coil spring on a 1968 convertible trunk hinge.

The hinges are exactly the same as a Mustang and tension is adjusted by the two rods.

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Not sure if they (68 Shelby convertible torsion rods) are the same as Mustang. 68 GT/CS's using the same trunk lid as the Shelby list a unique torsion rod for them. Different from regular Mustangs. Did that carry over from or to the 68 Shelby's? I don't know, but GT/CS's were first built in Feb. 68. Later than a lot of Shelby's and at a different assembly plant. Yes 68 fastback Mustang/Shelby's use a flat wound clock spring on the hinges unlike the torsion rods on the 67's.
Rodney

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 66 Fuel Gauge Issue
« on: March 08, 2023, 06:40:22 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

Was wondering about a ground issue too so will check that first. Also thought about a float hole but the gauge only drops when driving, seems stable when parked. Would a hole react like that?

If grounds look good I'll pull the sender and check that and the float. Been meaning to install the new gas tank anyway....
   I would think if the float had a hole in it , it would fill with fuel and always read empty , if you're going to replace the fuel tank then replace the sender with it .
I have seen floats with a pin hole that have only been partially filled with fuel and make the gauge read goofy as they do not totally sink.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 Rear brake air ducting question
« on: March 03, 2023, 09:12:44 AM »
Jeff/Bob

Thank You

Rodney

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 Rear brake air ducting question
« on: March 02, 2023, 12:18:18 PM »
What rivet did SAI use to attach the air duct end pieces? Black or natural ? The car I am working on is 6S2069 with the scoop ends mounted on the outside of the quarter panels.

Rodney
Typically natural aluminum. The rivets are typically inserted from the inside of the car with a small washer securing the other side.
Bob
Thank You

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 Rear brake air ducting question
« on: March 02, 2023, 09:20:45 AM »
What rivet did SAI use to attach the air duct end pieces? Black or natural ? The car I am working on is 6S2069 with the scoop ends mounted on the outside of the quarter panels.

Rodney

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: February 25, 2023, 01:03:25 PM »
Back in the 80's my best friend worked as a salesman at one of the largest motorcycle dealers in the country. They would have an after hours Christmas party every Christmas eve. This was a pretty big building. They would have the food, drink and socializing in the showroom. In the service area was were the real action occurred.They would get several small bikes, usually 60-80cc 2 strokes off the showroom floor or out of stock and set up a track though out the back of the building and have "pit bike races". The courses had support beams and the like lined through out. No hay bales or the like to protect the participants from them, nope they used new crated motorcycles instead. Now 90% of the participants were real racers so we were serious about wining and having a hell of a good time. Helmets and other safety equipment were optional ( rare, unheard of ) but beer on the other had was nearly mandatory. Racing/parting would go on for several hours, usually until the CO got so bad you couldn't think straight. OK the beer might have had a little part in it. After a few years the dealership opens a new second store up 40 miles away and my fiend is sent there. Same Christmas eve tradition as before, but this store is smaller. Same as before, course set up in the back shop area. New stock in crates lining the course ect.just smaller. Racing gets crazy fast so some genius decides to put down soapy water ( on top of smooth concrete ) to slow us down. Well it worked for awhile until it dried up. So the next brilliant idea was to use oil. Mayhem ensues. Surprisingly there were no major injuries to the riders other than dead brain cells, can't say that so much to the new stock in the crates though. Exhaust fumes and CO get real bad a lot quicker in the smaller shop, head aches get bigger also. Their might have been a few damaged in freight claims submitted come the new year. Ah the good old days!

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Up For Auction / Re: Three Shelbys Up For Auction
« on: February 23, 2023, 02:03:22 PM »
For what's it worth.
Salvage titles in OH ( probably most states ) are the results of the insurance industry. Most  insurance companies will total a vehicle when the cost to repair it is at 75-80% of it's value. They then factor in  the possibility of supplements ( additional repairs required in addition to the estimate), car rental time and salvage value. So most of the time they will total( write of as a total loss ) a vehicle at less that the standard 75% value. A "totaled" vehicle doesn't necessarily have anything to do with how badly a vehicle is damaged. Example "A". A 20 year old vehicle W/125K on the odometer is in a minor fender bender. Vehicle needs a headlamp, grille, dent in the fender repaired and refinish the fender and bumper cover. Estimate to repair is $1000. Insurance co. says the value of the vehicle is $1500. While the $1000 estimate is less than 75% ( $1125 )of the vehicle's value more often than not they will total it because they factor in their total costs. Would they need to rent a vehicle for the client while the vehicle is being repaired? A supplement might be needed after repairs begin. Plus thy factor in the salvage value of the vehicle. In this case perhaps the salvage value is $300. The insurance Co. pays out $1500 to settle the claim, get $300 from the salvage yard for the vehicle and they are done! vs $1000 min repair costs and maybe a $150 rental or more with a risk of additional repair costs ect.Insurance will total this vehicle most of the time. Example "B". A 2023 F150XLT 4x4 with 3K miles is broadsided, heavy damage. $60,000+ truck. Estimate to repair is $35,000, well under the $45,000, 75% total threshold. Vehicle is repaired no salvage title. Which one is damaged worse? which one would you want? In OH you go to the salvage auction and buy vehicle "A". You pay $500 put a headlamp in it, pound out the fender a little and it's good to go. But it has that salvage title. No problem here. Just take the vehicle to your local Ohio Highway Patrol station and have it inspected. If they give it a passing inspection now you can take it to a license bureau, get plates and done. A salvage title will hurt the value, but perfectly legal if done by the book.

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Up For Auction / Re: Shelby 10 spokes on BAT
« on: February 17, 2023, 06:39:06 PM »
Sold for $3200 thought they would bring $5k

Pat
3200.00 is not chump change .  I sold a few sets at 5-7K but that was back when everyone with a 68 Shelby wanted them thinking that they were a option. Ever since it has been brought to enthusiast's attention that 99% + came with hubcaps the prices have been depressed.
+1

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Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB: Good used original '68 parts
« on: February 14, 2023, 10:49:17 AM »
Charles
PM sent

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Wanted to Buy / Re: 68 Shelby Hubcaps
« on: January 30, 2023, 03:32:23 PM »
Matt
check the parts for sale on this forum, azdriver has a set listed there.

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Ask a Registrar / Re: 1968 GT500KR #2458
« on: January 25, 2023, 11:12:41 AM »
Oh yes, the red one on eBay

Blocks were usually not stamped with serial numbers. That date code is appropriate for the build of that car.

You might find a derivative serial number on the rear face of the cylinder head.


Just to clarify Pete's info. KR's typically have a partial VIN stamped on the back of the left cylinder head ( drivers side). They can be stamped very lightly in some cases and very difficult to find and or read. One other thing to consider is that if the heads have been removed at some point that they could have been reinstalled on the opposite side of the block and if so that partial VIN stamp would now appear on the front of the right head. A 8D11 dated C7ME-A block would be appropriate for a lot of KR's, but that alone does not guarantee  that it is a CJ block or original to that car. The C7ME-A block casting number is just one of several that Ford used in casting CJ blocks.
Rodney

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 2022 Annual
« on: November 15, 2022, 03:28:58 PM »
Arrived today NE OH

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