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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Exhaust system finish
« on: March 21, 2023, 12:34:18 PM »
  Hello all. Getting ready to install the original exhaust back on my KR. Mufflers and pipes are very solid, but after over 50 years they obviously have plenty of surface rust.
 Looking for ideas/suggestions. Not going the concours route, but want the exhaust to look fresh again. I would like to apply some kind of finish to preserve it. Perhaps a chemical cleaning and a high heat mat clear. Maybe a natural steel paint?
  Any past experience or ideas would be very much appreciated.
                                        Thanks, Pete.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / To gasket or not to gasket?
« on: March 08, 2023, 08:12:49 AM »
   Good morning all. Assembling the Cobra Jet for my KR and getting ready to put the exhaust manifolds on. The manifolds have been surfaced and I checked the head surface; it's straight and true. I've had a couple of opinions on gaskets vs no gaskets.
  Any opinions? I'm not concerned with being "correct", I just don't want leaks. As you all know it's a bear to remove the manifolds in the car. Some say gaskets, one other said no gaskets, just a thin layer of grease to the manifold surface.
  Hmm... what to do.  :-\

                            Thanks, Pete.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Coil spring compressor
« on: January 03, 2023, 01:21:05 PM »
 Getting ready to put the coil springs in my KR. I have the old 'hook' type unit but was looking at one offered by NPD that bolts in place of the shock. Has anyone used this type of spring compressor, or heard any good/bad feedback.
  It sure looks much safer than the old hook type.
 I like the fact that it bolts in on both the top and bottom.
              Thanks, Pete.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / A/C- tilt vacuum canisters
« on: December 09, 2022, 01:35:50 PM »
 Getting around to the A/C on my KR. Can someone tell me, are the vacuum canisters on the inner fender for the A/C and tilt the same? I have neither and have to replace both of them.
 Found some good photos using the search, but no information if they are the same or different.
     Thanks for any help.   

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / A/C under dash vent hose. Need help.
« on: November 22, 2022, 12:38:56 PM »
 Hi guys. Need some help with identifying an original A/C under dash vent hose for my KR. 
 There are some on e-bay, but I'm not sure exactly what to look for. The reproductions look cheap and I would like to locate an original.
 Some have a metal strip visible in the ribs and some don't. They also have, for lack of a better term, a 'leathery' look to them. I just don't want to get burned by someone passing off a weathered reproduction as an original.
 Does someone have a picture perhaps of an original with the correct ends and length.
 Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
             P.S. I did try the search, but didn't have  much luck.

                                     Thanks, Pete. 

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / A/C firewall pad
« on: October 18, 2022, 12:00:14 PM »
  The firewall pad in my KR was missing when I got the car. It's a factory A/C car. Just wondering if someone could recommend a good replacement. I see a few different choices in the aftermarket.
            Thanks, Pete.

Concours Talk / KR fender bolts
« on: February 10, 2022, 12:58:36 PM »
  Getting ready to install the fenders on my July built KR. Would like to use the correct bolts. I used the search feature and I think I am even more confused. lol. I believe they should be the silver finish, but I had no idea there were different markings to choose from.
  I have a box of fasteners that came with the car (it was in pieces when I got it ). I want to clean up and use the originals, but I'm not sure which ones to use.
 Any help would be greatly appreciated.
                            Thanks, Pete. 

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Fender help
« on: January 24, 2022, 09:07:24 AM »
 Starting to assemble 04052 and was wondering if anyone can tell me what these 2 phillips screws are for in the front of the fender. The car was in pieces when I got it.
                                        Thanks, Pete.

The Lounge / 1951 Shelby
« on: January 03, 2022, 09:20:47 AM »
  Thought you might like to see some pics of my 1951 Shelby.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Carlite question
« on: December 20, 2021, 10:59:02 AM »
  Getting ready to install the rear window in my KR fastback. I have 2 to choose from, but after cleaning I noticed that one has the 'Carlite' logo in the bottom left corner and the other is in the bottom right corner. Just wondering if it makes a difference. Is there a date code on these, maybe difference from year to year? Not sure which one to use. Would appreciate any advice / input.
                     Thanks, Pete.   

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / VIN question.
« on: November 30, 2021, 11:55:07 AM »
  For the 1969 GT 350, should the door and dash tag consecutive unit number always match the stamped apron number? Just wondering if there were any cars that got different numbers (switched) coming down the assembly line.  Thanks for any help.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / 1968 VIN and apron rivets.
« on: April 12, 2021, 11:37:28 AM »
  Time to put the dash VIN plate and fender apron plate back on my July built KR ( they were already removed when I got the car ).
 I've checked in the search feature to determine the correct rivets for each. Having a little trouble. Some posters say to use a plain generic aluminum pop rivet, and others say to use a 'rosette' type rivet. Not sure which is correct. Would really appreciate any input.
   Thanks, Pete.

Parts For Sale / 1968 240km speedometer.
« on: March 18, 2021, 11:52:11 AM »
  Original 1968 240km speedometer. C8ZF-17265. Very rare, asking $1000. or trade for KR parts. Looking specifically for fog lights or a/c engine oil cooler parts.
                         Thanks, Pete. 

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Argent silver
« on: February 24, 2021, 11:17:46 AM »
  Has anybody used the VHT SP188 argent silver? Need to paint my tail light panel and was looking for feedback, or perhaps another product.
                      Thanks, Pete.

Wanted to Buy / Door glass.
« on: February 19, 2021, 04:16:02 PM »
   Looking for drivers side door glass for '68 fastback. Must be factory tint.

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