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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65-67 Dual Quads
« on: January 02, 2023, 01:37:13 AM »
I also have a 347 with AFR 185 heads with that T/A manifold. It currently has twin 390 carbs and a big comp roller cam and it is the best running small block I have ever had. It had 600''s and then 460's but would foul plugs. I don't claim to be an expert but for the last 6 years it has been flawless with no bogging and amazing performance. i followed the advice of Car Craft magazine article from about ten years ago that tested this manifold with various carbs and found the 390's worked the best. For an all out race car you might use larger carbs but for anything short of that smaller might work better. Never had it on a dyno but it has to be north of 400 hp.

Shelby American Racing / Re: Vintage Racing Images
« on: February 14, 2022, 01:49:11 AM »
Could this be the same car as the Orange Blossom Special?

Replicas and Tribute / Re: Who needs an R-Model gas tank?
« on: January 22, 2022, 12:17:16 PM »
One more closer

Replicas and Tribute / Re: Who needs an R-Model gas tank?
« on: January 22, 2022, 12:13:46 PM »
Here are some pictures of the bulkhead from trunk to interior. Not very good picture but maybe you get the idea. I used a thin sheet of fiberglass to fill in the inside of the car where the flip up panel would be.

Replicas and Tribute / Re: Who needs an R-Model gas tank?
« on: January 21, 2022, 12:11:08 AM »
I fabricated it myself, not the best looking but I run the car in open track events and with any size tank it is a good Idea. There are some after market ones that used to be sold and one that bolts on top of a stock sized tank. You can use aluminum plate and drill and bolt it in yourself that is not too hard to do. Not sure if it is required by vintage racers but for anything else it is a good modifacation unless you have a fuel cell. I will post picture soon.

Replicas and Tribute / Re: Who needs an R-Model gas tank?
« on: January 18, 2022, 01:21:41 AM »
I have a r-model tank in my replica that has the hammered down lip and a ring on top with the splash bucket on top, it works great and has not leaked a drop in 8 years, but I would not run it full for any reason and have the stainless steel panel to give a little more protection  .for the inside of the car.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 R tach
« on: May 06, 2021, 08:09:20 PM »
Here is more pics from the back and side, what was this used on? Maybe sold through a catalog. it has the AC stamp on the back and looks to be similar to R model except cable drive.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 R tach
« on: May 06, 2021, 05:31:22 PM »
Here is the only picture I have so far but hope to get a picture of the other side along with more info.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 R tach
« on: May 06, 2021, 03:12:25 PM »
Thanks for the info, the tach I am referring to is for sale and I have only seen a picture of the front and i looks like an R model type with no redline and white tach needle with CS logo at the bottom. The owner says it is cable driven, I will have him send me more pictures.

1965 GT350/R-Model / 65 R tach
« on: May 06, 2021, 11:40:08 AM »
I have a question about the 1965 R model tach, were they cable drive? I know there are not many around out there, what are they worth?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: So which Holley 4150 is best ?
« on: March 06, 2021, 02:11:05 AM »
I used to have a 66 289hp car that I put a 600 DP carb and it felt like  50 hp increase, of course it wasnt that much but felt great, a lot may depend on your engine but even though on a dyno you may show an increase with a large carb, for driving around I have found 600 or so carb on a stock type engine feels better especially a double pumper. gas mileage is a different story.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: March 04, 2021, 01:47:31 AM »
Anyone recognize this car from 1974 Phoenix International raceway powered by a 351w. The car had no Shelby fender tag but I think it probably was a real GT 350. It was extremely quick.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Electric Fuel pump question
« on: February 26, 2021, 12:54:41 PM »
I have one mounted in the trunk just for looks and run off mechanical engine pump on my R-model replica.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 20, 2021, 01:54:26 AM »
Did they use the 302 Tunnel port or regular 302?

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: R model guages
« on: January 08, 2021, 12:16:33 PM »
The tach was made for competition use (more reliable?) and was made by a different company

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