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Crazy story. A good friend of mine works for Red McCombs Ford in their corporate office. Given the history of Hemphill-McCombs Ford (which is now solely owned by the Red McCombs Family - Red still comes into work at age 93!), I asked my buddy if heíd check around and see if there were any dealer emblems from back in the day lying around (aka, needle in a hay stack).

Well, my buddy reached out to Redís secretary (who has been with Red since the 60s!) to no avail. Last week, the secretary came knocking on my buddyís office door, held out the attached and said, ďIs this what youíre looking for?Ē  Wow!! This thing is in mint condition - never been mounted! The best part? The secretary said that this was one that Red himself had held onto for decades. Amazing.

Now, if only I could find one for University Ford in Champaign, IL for my Carryover!

Up For Auction / 1967 Shelby GT500 - 03109
« on: August 12, 2020, 12:52:53 AM »
No affiliation:

Auction: Aug 27, 2020 to Aug 28, 2020
Location: Kissimmee, Florida, 34744
Stock #: FA: S132.1
Exterior: Dark Moss Green
Interior: Black

Sellerís Description: - Shelby no. 03109
- Shipped new to Gotham Ford, Inc. in New York
- Window sticker
- One repaint applied in 1991 in correct Dark Moss Green with Lemans stripes added
- Original 428/355 HP Police Interceptor engine
- Dual 4-barrel carburetors
- Finned Lemans valve covers
- 4-speed manual transmission
- Power steering
- Power brakes with front discs
- Black bucket seat interior
- Fold-down rear seat
- Shoulder harnesses
- Radio
- Deluxe 10-spoke wheels
- Vintage time slips from the New York National Speedway
- Copies of previous titles

To be sold at the Kissimmee Summer Special 2020 auction, Kissimmee, FL, August 27-29, 2020. To consign a car or to register to bid, visit the Mecum web site: or call (262) 275-5050

Parts For Sale / 1965 Shelby GT350 Small Letter Cobra Intake
« on: July 27, 2020, 01:49:20 PM »
Up for sale is a 1965 Shelby GT350 Cobra Small Letter Intake. This intake was used on early 65s, as it has the firing order stamped on the lower back pad, but no part number stamped behind the carburetor pad.

$3,000 plus shipping. Please PM me with questions or interest.


I have an original S & C Ford (San Francisco) License Plate Frame for sale. The frame is in overall good condition with some rubbing visible on the lower left side of the frame.

$240 plus shipping. Please PM me if interested.


I have an original Galpin Ford (Sepulveda) License Plate Frame for sale. The frame is in excellent condition - please see the pictures below.

$275 plus shipping.  Please PM me if interested


1965 GT350/R-Model / 1965 Shelby GT350 Intake Differences
« on: July 21, 2020, 06:27:49 PM »
I'm looking for some help.  I did some research online (and on the forum), and I can't find pictures or references to (what I'm led to believe) are three different versions of the 1965 GT350 small letter intakes:

- Early GT350 Intake
- Later GT350 Intake
- R Model Intake

Also, were the same intake(s) used on the small block Cobras?


Wanted to Buy / WTB - 1967 Shelby Items
« on: June 02, 2020, 10:24:08 PM »
I'm looking for the following:
- NOS Windshield WS
- NOS Rear Window WS
- NOS Front Fender Emblem (set) - GT350
- NOS Front Grill and Deck Lid Emblems - GT350
- NOS Back-up Light to Body Seals
- Original Tail Light Frames for 67 Shelby (later version with small screws) - need to be in excellent shape

Please PM - thanks!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / 1967 Thermactor Hose Clamps
« on: May 09, 2020, 11:32:31 PM »
Iíve looked high and low for two clamps, but I cannot locate them.

The first one is attached to the top of the AC unit and holds a Thermactor hose (lower red circle), and the assembly manual lists is as ď376906-SĒ. However, I couldnít find an AMK reference in their ďFord FastenersĒ book, and Iíve tried looking online, but to no avail. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

And, the top red circle shows what looks like a clamp holding an AC hose, but itís listed as ď37776876-SĒ. Again, I canít find a reference.


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / 1967 Shelby AC Drain Hose / Carpet
« on: May 04, 2020, 04:39:42 PM »
I saw some pictures online, and it dawned on me that I've never confirmed the correct installation / routing of 1967 factory AC drain hose located at the bottom of the evaporator box.

Can someone please confirm that the attached picture is correct (i.e., the drain hose goes through the carpet to the floor hole on the passenger side versus the carpet resting over / against the drain hose)?


Up For Auction / 1968 GT500KR - Orange
« on: May 01, 2020, 01:28:39 PM »
Calling the Coralsnake!

Not mine - no affiliation

Location: Englewood, Colorado, 80110
Stock #: CON3397
VIN #: 8T02R20615703397
Mileage: 96,109
Transmission: Manual
Interior: Black

Sellerís Description: - Lightly restored Shelby GT500KR Fastback
- Originally sold out of Courtesy Motors in Littleton, Colorado
- 428 CJ V8 engine
- Power front disc brakes
- Power steering
- 4-Speed manual
- 3.5 Traction-Lok rear end
- Rare Special Paint Orange #WT5017
- Correct Fiberglass hood and trunk lid
- Tilt-away steering wheel
- AM radio
- Sport deck fold-down rear seat
- Deluxe Marti Report included
Up for sale is this very original 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback finished in the very rare Special Orange exterior paint over a nice black Luxury Vinyl Knit interior. All Shelby GT500 'King of the Roads' came with the GT equipment package as well as the stout 428 Cobra Jet V8 engine. Interestingly this car was bought new out of Courtesy Motors here in Littleton Colorado and the car remains only a few miles away from where it was first sold. Please look through all the photographs of the car and make sure to watch the video of it running. This is your chance to own a very nice collectors Shelby GT500KR in a rare color! CALL TODAY 720-465-5104

Please visit our website to view full photo gallery and a video of the vehicle running.
Price: $149,900

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / 1967 Shelby GT350 Firewall Grommet
« on: April 27, 2020, 08:00:26 PM »
Iím trying to figure out what grommet this is in the attached picture. Iíve circled it for reference. Bonus points, if you know where I can get one.


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / 1967 Steering Wheel Restoration
« on: April 21, 2020, 09:04:36 AM »
2+ years ago, I restored the steering wheel on my previous 67 Shelby GT350.  During that time, I documented my steps with pictures and verbiage on Forum 1.0.  However, I didn't write down what I did, and 1.0 is long gone.

Can anyone share how they have restored their steering wheel?


The Lounge / The Levity Effect - Stories to Lighten the Mood
« on: April 15, 2020, 07:26:09 PM »
Given all that has been taking place in our world lately, there is one thing that I think we could all use more of: Levity. 

For those who know me, I'm the kind of guy who finds just about anything funny (appropriately so, that is  :D).  And, as I was reflecting on some work to be done on my current 67 GT350, I realized that there are MANY stories I've stored away that, in reality, where both horrifying and funny, especially to someone other than me.

So, in that spirit, I've started this thread with the goal of transparency and (hopefully) a good laugh.  And, to break the ice, I'll go first.

The first Shelby I ever bought was a 1967 Shelby GT350 - 0022.  After my purchase, I immediately went about having the car restored.  And, as many of you already know, this takes time.  So, after over a year of waiting, the date had finally arrived for me to receive my car!  It arrived via covered carrier around 10pm on a weeknight, and I spend the next 2-3 hours driving it around.  I was elated! 

The next morning came quickly, as I had to get up early for work, and I decided to take #22 with me (we had secure covered parking and my boss parked next to me, so I figured I was safe).  At lunch, I headed out to the car for a quick trip bite to eat.  I put the key in the ignition, cranked it...and the car lurched was in gear!  To make matters much, much worse, there was a 4 foot tall concrete wall inches in front of my parked car.  Immediately following the lurch, I became extremely aware that the car had made contact with the barrier.  I turned the key to off and ran around the front to assess the damage.  The front of the fiberglass (NEWLY FINISHED fiberglass) hood was cracked and bent down about 2-3 inches from the front edge.  Luckily, this was the only damage to the car... but, what an IDIOT!!  I NEVER start a manual without first checking to see if it's in gear.  In fact, I usually spend (what seems like) 30 minutes shaking the shifter side to side just to ensure I'm NOT in gear.  Now, I had a fully restored car with a damaged hood.  I hadn't even had the car in my possession for more than 15 hours, and I "wrecked it"!

Luckily, I came into contact with some amazing people (a whole other story) who are not only Shelby / Mustang enthusiasts, but they also run a local body shop.  They came to the rescue and fixed the hood for me - no trace of my stupidity left to be found!

So, for those who seek to be humbled (and I wasn't), I received quite the heavy dose that day.

Share if you dare!  ;)

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Removing 67 Steering Wheel - Stuck
« on: April 15, 2020, 03:08:48 PM »
I know this was discussed on Forum 1.0, but I can't remember what was said.

I need to replace my turn signal switch (hazards work great, the turn signal flasher has power through it and power through the harness up to the turn signal harness connection), and, therefore, need to remove the steering wheel.  The nut is lose / off, and wheel is not budging.  I remember someone saying to soak the threaded part (or even shoot it down the crack between the wheel and the column) with some type of solvent, but I can't remember what it was.  I tried my old method used on #22 where I left the nut partially threaded (so the wheel doesn't come flying off at you - ask me how I know) and then hitting the center metal arms of the steering wheel with a rubber mallet.  No bueno.

Please advise - thanks!

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