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Do all 66 Shelby's have the 9" with the rear bump out or did some of the early non-carry over cars have the round back? I have a friend with a car with a December build date (maybe around car 300+- cant recall) and I assume it's one with the bump out (not round back housing) but figured you never know since his car also originally had overrides.  Was there a transition date for the two housing styles? 

I have a late 66 Shelby all cast iron T10 and it has an aftermarket Hurst shift assembly on it and have a few questions to get it back to original.
1) Could someone post a picture of the side of a similar trans so I can see how the rods and shifter assembly are mounted and be able to ID them?
2) Are the rods/shifter linkage and swivels T10 specific or are they the same as what's used on the top loader?
3) Is the shifter mechanism/base assembly the same as a regular 4spd top loader from that year? (I may have the parts just need a way to identify them)
4) If the shift rods or shift mechanism/base assembly are all unique to a T10, or Shelby for that matter, and I don't have them where would be the best place to source them so I don't buy the incorrect stuff?   

Thanks for your guidance!!

There is nice looking Shelby GT350 conv (not mine) on Facebook out of WV. Ad in Marketplace says, "1 of ten shelby convertibles given to playboy enterprises in 1968..." and " Out of the 10, this is the only black one".  Pretty interesting history. 

Up For Auction / Intake and Carb for 67 GT350 on Facebook
« on: April 05, 2023, 11:08:39 AM »
I don't have a link to share but an Owen Brands in NJ just posted an ad for " 1967 Ford shelby intake" and it appears to be the intake and carb for $3800.  Maybe someone here is interested if they confirm authenticity and negotiate.  I'm not affiliated with it and don't need it just figured I'd share as it's not something I see every day on Facebook marketplace. 

Wanted to Buy / 1966 Shelby Ten Spokes Wanted
« on: March 24, 2023, 05:06:42 PM »
I'm looking for 4 original 14 inch 1966 Shelby ten spoke wheels. If anyone has a set please PM me. 

If anyone wants to chime in to give me an idea of what they go for these days (if you can find them) let me know.

I may have to go down the route of getting repro's but figured I'd first ask what's out there for originals. Thanks. 

The Lounge / 68 C code with reinforced shock towers?
« on: February 13, 2023, 08:22:26 AM »
I was shown a unrestored 1968 coupe project recently that has reinforced/wrap around shock towers but was a factory C code car. I thought they only came on big block cars?   They looked original and the buck tag and vin stamps confirmed it was a C code MT car with a "c" side stripe but no code for it being a GT either.  Just figured I'd ask if those types of shock towers also came on small block cars in 1968? Just curious for my general mustang knowledge.

Wanted to Buy / Friend needs a 1968 nose trim center piece
« on: February 10, 2023, 02:23:38 PM »
I have a friend who isn't a computer guy. He has a 68 Shelby and over the decades lost the small chrome piece at the nose where the two thin stainless/chrome grill molding strips come together at the top in front of the shelby letters.  Is there a dealer who makes and sells just that small piece?(he wants to avoid buying a whole kit for a few hundred). If someone has one they want to sell and are willing to ship then PM me with your info and I can have him call you. Thanks for your help.

Between firsthand stories and of course the volume of recent YouTube videos there has been at least 10 Shelby project finds recently and many of them were bought by well know YouTubers and dealers who frequent this forum for in the 30's into the 40 thousand's range. I don't own a Shelby and as I've been looking, I have noticed far more projects being pulled out of yards/barns/garages in recent months than in recent years (aging ownership base, economy- who knows for sure).  I love hearing the stories and the idea of these guys hopefully saving and not just flipping another Shelby.  I would like to get into a 1968 or earlier lower end PROJECT in that sub 50k range similar to many of these recent finds. I know of the dealers who sell projects who post here but prefer to buy direct from an owner (obviously to avoid a 10-20k flipping mark-up) I know some of these are being sold so the seller can have their two minutes of fame but if someone has one being neglected, is ready to sell in this price range, and doesn't need to be featured in a YouTube video then please PM me directly.

(p.s. I know it's unlikely that I'll find a Shelby this way with this price range, but I figured why not ask and at least get to speak about my amazement of the volume of recent finds)

I have a friend who's not an internet guy who had a set of 10 spokes bead blasted and is trying to figure out the best way to restore the original look. Are there any shops who restore them who I could refer him to?  Also, I think he'd rather do it himself and used to own a body shop and is pretty handy- is there an efficient process to get the polish look back to the wheels and a correct paint color he can use. He believes them to be correct 68's.  I'll pass along any of your recommendations. Thanks.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / What is this 1968 part- where does it go?
« on: November 07, 2022, 09:14:00 AM »
I am piecing together a non shelby 1968 J-code GT fastback. I was going to start reinstalling the underdash wiring (that I got in boxes) and came across this bracket.  Can anyone tell me where and how this mounts (pictures?) and what the assembly is used for?  Maybe that thick green wiring is for the console?  The wiring diagram booklet I have shows wires but not where things are attached or routed and aren't super clear. Thanks very much for your help.

I was going to put the doors on a 66 mustang I have and when I looked at my bin of mounting plates that sit in the pillar where you bolt the hinges through I remembered there were two different plates used but don't know for what timelines. Essentially there are thinner door mount plates that use the three smaller 3/8 bolt holes and there are thicker plates with bigger bolt holes.  Is this a early versus late 64.5-66 thing?

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Axle ID help needed
« on: January 20, 2022, 10:36:25 AM »
Hello Everyone,
A few years back I bought a pair of 31 spline for 9" axles so I could use them in a 70Boss I had but ended up finding the originals buried in my garage. Every once in awhile I think about using them in a 67/68 9" housing I have and using it in a regular GT mustang.  The question I have is are the 31 spline axles different between 67 and 70 shelbys and mustangs that came with 9' and 31 spline from the factory and if so are the differences visual (marks or tweaks in look? what are they?) or functional (ie these wont fit say in a 67 or 68 Shelby GT500 housing w/3rd member).  I always thought they would work in any 67-70 9" housing with a 31 spline center section but can't remember for sure. Just hoping for a little education before I try to use them in a project or get rid of them.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Sail Panel Install Question
« on: January 18, 2022, 09:00:15 AM »
I purchased a pair or new repro sail panels as I didn't have the originals and originality isn't a big deal for this car. I am used to working on earlier mustangs and not the 69/70 years and can't seem to envision how they mount. I tried Youtube but didn't see any videos. Basically on the back of them there is a square tab to insert a mounting clip like on door panels. Where else and how does it mount to the car?  I can't image one clip hold the entire sail panel?  If anyone could share some insight or pictures I'd really appreciate it.  Thanks

The Lounge / New video on Youtube about large Shelby collection
« on: December 07, 2021, 08:09:24 AM »
In case you haven't seen it, go out to YouTube and search for "We found the largest ford/Shelby performance car collection".  The Petersen Museum just released it (They have a number of great collection videos).   The collection owner is a Gary Thomas.  As someone who doesn't have a collection like that its amazing to see rows with multiples of the Shelby years and Boss cars.  There are two videos- well worth the watch.

I was looking at a 68 fastback project of mine last night and noticed the bump out area in the upper metal structural area below the rear glass which is hidden behind the interior fiberglass vent panels (red primer picture).  I never noticed that before and it looks like an attachment point for something but I have no idea what.  The second rear interior picture is on my 67 fastback (rusty sheet metal) and it doesn't not have that bump-out in the metal. I thought it was odd they would create it as a one year thing.  Have any ideas on why that was added in 1968 and what that was used for? 

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