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I find these style of latches common to dryer door latches.  Take a look at this one on auction, eBay No. 325383430057.  The pin looks very similar to the factory pin.  The anchoring feature might be different, sheet metal thread VS. machine thread.

Cory

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Ď66 Ten Spoke restoration
« on: January 19, 2023, 03:12:25 AM »
Hi Stevie,

Welcome to the forum.  Shelby Parts and Restoration has restored ten spokes in the past.  The current website also does not say, but give Jess a call.  Below is the link to their website.

https://shelbypartsstore.com/

Good luck

Cory

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 R Model Press photo - Questions
« on: January 16, 2023, 04:47:21 PM »
Hi Brain,

I have heard or read, as you said, the photograph was staged.  IIRC, the entire shop was cleaned up as well to make the photo look good.  It is not reality.  I am sure the shop area was a mess, with parts, tools and supplies scatted everywhere.  It is likely the posing mechanics were instructed to look busy.  Their actual busy work might be meaningless.  So its hard to say if what they were doing was even real.  It still is an awesome photo.

Cory

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Speaker delete - Part of radio delete
« on: January 13, 2023, 12:11:21 AM »
Just a technicality, but a radio was not a 'delete' item for 65-68 (and probably later), it was an option.  If the checkbox wasn't checked on the order sheet for a radio, the car didn't get one. 

A heater was a 'delete' item as it was standard equipment.

Have not seen an original car with blanks as described.

Hi Charles,  I agree with you.  I believe the better term is "radio block off plate".  However, contrary to your post, many hobbyist refer this plate as "radio delete", right, wrong or indifferent.  It is the common speak of the hobby.  I will try to mend my speak on the subject.  Thanks for the correction.

Take care

Cory

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Speaker delete - Part of radio delete
« on: January 09, 2023, 11:19:40 PM »
Hi all,

I was reading on the Virginia Mustang Blog thread on the heater delete and there is a comment from a fellow hobbyist that described a speaker delete with the radio delete.  He said "... and has the gray cardboard blanks for both defroster openings and for the speaker hole..."  I have read the defroster covers are the same shape as the cardboard end of the ducts.  My question is:  What shape is the speaker delete cover?  Is it the same shape as the speaker and made from similar material to the glove box cardboard?  Does anyone have one and can post an image?

Below is the link:

http://blog.virginiaclassicmustang.com/2015/07/65-66-mustang-heater-delete.html

I posted a similar question years ago.  Here is the link https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=7906.msg66064#msg66064     Any new info?

Thanks

Cory

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: list of GT350R prices from www.classic.com
« on: January 08, 2023, 12:14:21 AM »
Hi HistoryBuff,

Great piece of info.  I reformatted in the attached table image.  Hope that helps.  Please check my work, make sure I got it right.  There were thirteen auctions on the link you posted.

Thanks

Cory

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 Rear brake air ducting question
« on: December 30, 2022, 11:53:58 PM »
Hi Jeff,,

You said "...and for some reason they were later installed from the outside,..."  Isn't the reason cost savings?  I believe the back seat no longer required removal along with the quarter panels to gain access to install ducting parts.  If the duct fittings and hose could be installed from the outside, considerable labor cost savings could be realized.  What do you think?  I think they made this change  too late in the production (...somewhere between approx 6S2020 and 6S2070.) to fully benefit the savings.

Cory


Don't know for certain it was for cost savings so didn't speculate. Have not found any of the cutouts inside a car yet that would at least support the idea that they didn't leave the interior panels in place.

Hi Jeff,

1966 GT350 6S2339 has the duct fitting installed from the outside.  What is really amazing is that the water shields behind the rear seat quarter panels are still there.  This was a Mustang fastback feature and not needed for the GT350.  The shields have fallen down, but amazing the long time owner did not pull them out when he was racing the car.  Just another piece of evidence that supports that the back seat interior was not partially removed.  I have heard early cars have no remnants of this shield with ducts fitting installed from inside the car and the interior partially removed.  I expect there are some cars with the shield torn out through the holes and are now absent.  But there should be remnants of the shield that remained with the car when torn out.

On the suggested reason for change, I expect it was not done to increase cost.  We should be able to agree on that.

Cory

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 Rear brake air ducting question
« on: December 30, 2022, 10:14:05 PM »
Hi Jeff,,

You said "...and for some reason they were later installed from the outside,..."  Isn't the reason cost savings?  I believe the back seat no longer required removal along with the quarter panels to gain access to install ducting parts.  If the duct fittings and hose could be installed from the outside, considerable labor cost savings could be realized.  What do you think?  I think they made this change  too late in the production (...somewhere between approx 6S2020 and 6S2070.) to fully benefit the savings.

Cory

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65-67 Dual Quads
« on: December 23, 2022, 02:28:25 PM »
MustangteK shows Holley LIST 3360 and 3361 for 1966 2X4V set up.  More pictures on their site.

Good luck

Cory

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Replicas and Tribute / Re: Order your new AC Cobra GT roadster - NOW
« on: December 21, 2022, 07:24:16 PM »
Europeans use a period as commas and commas as a period in numbers.
Regards, P.P.

Hi P.P.,

I think you are right.  That would fix their specifications, both the length and Kg values.  It did not even occur to me that the "." was used like the "," to separate 1000's.

However, its not strictly a European thing.  I found with a Google search, that there are 47 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland that use the "." as the decimal separator.  There 74 countries that use the "," as the decimal separator, including Germany and Cuba.

I can imagine this could be a bigger problem with two contrives and negotiating a deal and the "." and "," thing is mixed up.  Yikes.

Thanks

Cory

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Parts For Sale / Optional OTC wood steering wheel horn button piece
« on: December 21, 2022, 07:10:45 PM »
Hi all, I had a horn button that was missing a piece that holds sticker emblem in place.  I had my son model and print me a new version. He printed two. I have an extra if someone needs it. Five dollars and Iíll send first class USPS letter.  See attached image.  The printed version is on the right.  Please send me instant message if youíre interested.

Thanks

Cory

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Replicas and Tribute / Re: Order your new AC Cobra GT roadster - NOW
« on: December 21, 2022, 01:55:49 PM »
Hi Scott,

You pass and get an A+.  Thank you.  The "length" dimension was incorrect.  I have made the correction.  I double checked my work and all the other dimensions are good.  Yes, there are too many significant figures, but hopefully everyone gets the point.   The car is still the size of a lady bug.  Their specifications are hosed.

The corrected specifications are likely

  Length 4.33 m = 170.47 inches  (14.21 ft)

  Width 1.96 m =  77.17 inches (6.43 ft)

  Height 1.400 m = 55.12 inches (4.59 ft)

  Wheel base 2.57 m = 101.18 inches (8.43 ft)

Take care

Cory

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Replicas and Tribute / Re: Order your new AC Cobra GT roadster - NOW
« on: December 21, 2022, 04:13:37 AM »
Their specification page is hosed.  The car is small than a tiny  toy Micro Machine, about the size of a lady bug.  It weighs about 3 lbs, has over 650 horse power with a top speed of 172 mph.  The power to weight ratio is out of this world.  I expect that their length measurements in millimeters (25.4 mm = 1.00 inch)  are suppose to be meters. Their 1.400 kg should be 1400 kg.  (Which is actually a measure of inertia, not weight.)  The car would then be closer to 3086 lbs.

PS =  PferdStarke (literally, 'horse strength' in German)

Nm = Newton-meters, which is work, force through a distance or force with a lever arm (Torque).  The rate of work is power = Nm/sec or lbs-ft/sec.

The ** says that a 165 lb driver will fit in this lady bug size car.  That is crazy.  LOL

I invite anyone to check my work.

Enjoy

Cory


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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 66 quarter glass trim
« on: December 14, 2022, 05:04:11 PM »
I recently had a pieces of aluminum hood trim anodized.  It was not cheap.  If you need a contact, drop me a PM.

Cory
It is important to add that the Brite Dip anodizing is different then regular anodizing. Brite dip is the proper anodizing that the automotive industry uses on polished or shiny trim pieces to maintain the shiny look. Not every place that does anodizing does Brite dip anodizing. It is a special process. If you take a piece of shiny trim and do regular clear anodizing the trim will come out much duller then if Brite Dip anodized.

Hi Bob,

Agreed.  My guy brite anodizes.

Cory

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 66 quarter glass trim
« on: December 13, 2022, 08:42:31 PM »
I recently had a pieces of aluminum hood trim anodized.  It was not cheap.  If you need a contact, drop me a PM.

Cory


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