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Shelby American History / Re: Status of theCoralsnake website
« on: January 28, 2023, 10:51:42 PM »
Way to go Pete.  Being a webmaster ain't always easy, especially at the level you're at.  So it tuns out that we share a common passion, we both code up our own websites.  That can be both a rewarding and a humbling experience.  Keep up the good work, you have a very good website you can be proud of.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: '65 Wood Steering Wheels?
« on: January 27, 2023, 01:06:07 PM »
Yikes!  I thought the aluminum hub was the weak point.

Many wheels are restored, but the wheel inner ring and spokes are not checked, and one good yank is all it careful how you get in and out of your car...and never try to steer it with the motor off (PS is not helping with the motor off).

To add, Thanks for Jeff Stephens for making it great again! It came out beautiful, and STRONG!
Not to be snarky, the subject here is '65 steering wheels.  And '65s don't have power steering.

I am looking to find a rebuilt carburetor for my car. I was told I needed a C6ZF-F probably a FOMOCO carb. Can anyone help me find one?
Good luck with that one.  The automatic versions of the Hi-Po carburetor rarely come up for sale.  I had to settle for the four speed version (C6ZF-C) for my Hertz car since I could not find the right one.  Then be prepared to pay a large sum.  Asking prices could be as much as $4 or $5K for the real deal.  These carbs are extremely scarce.  And don't get fooled by clones.  There are a lot out there.  If you have to pay big money, you need to get what you pay for.  Good luck on your search.

Once you have the carb dailed in, you will be happy with the way it performs.  These Autolite carbs are great carburetors and will probably run better than a Holley, cfm for cfm.  The secret is in the annular discharge venturi and the integral emulsion tubes.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Need help before buying
« on: January 20, 2023, 04:43:22 PM »
I agree with the above replies, you are in good hands with Mr. Speegle.

Up For Auction / Re: Brittany Blue 67 GT500 on BAT
« on: January 20, 2023, 03:28:39 PM »
Every time someone supplies an answer to one of richstang's questions is another small piece of the '67 Shelby GT puzzle, one of the most intrieging years of Shelby production.  There were so many running changes that year to the cars not to mention it was right in the middle of Ford's take-over of Shelby American.  Please support Rich in his efforts to gather data like testgt350 has done.

The Lounge / Re: Happy birthday Carroll !
« on: January 11, 2023, 01:55:32 PM »

Would have been nice to still have him around.  RIP

The Lounge / Re: So which was better Gumball Rally or Cannonball Run ?
« on: January 10, 2023, 09:43:05 PM »
Gumball and Alternate Plan B.

Wanted to Buy / Re: Mico master cylinder
« on: January 10, 2023, 09:40:48 PM »
If I remember correctly, the original MICO P/N was 704B1.  When you call MICO (507-625-6426), just ask for their replacement part number.  Hope this helps.

Up For Auction / Re: The Silly Season Is Returning
« on: January 10, 2023, 09:10:39 PM »
The description from BJ says "The car is listed in the Shelby American Registry with serial number CSE67431F41SS023, although it now has an Arizona state-assigned VIN".  In which part of the registry is the car listed?  Or is there now a separate registry for "Super Snakes", something I would NOT support.

I, for one, can't understand why anyone would prefer an Eleanor over a stock '67 Shelby. There is simply no comparison in terms of design and/or appeal.
+1.  I'm trying to come up with something witty to say here, but I can't.  Ned, you are right on the mark and I couldn't agree with you more.

Looking Back / Re: SAAC4 June 28 - 30, 1979
« on: December 17, 2022, 10:49:48 AM »
I'd forgotten this thread.  It was my second convention, the first being Hershey.  I posted a bunch of photos from this one on my website (  These photos were shot with a Kodak Instamatic.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: November 11, 2022, 03:31:37 PM »

To continue my series of dumb questions, will this harmonic balancer work on a later model 302 engine? Since I can't find a local engine builder I'm probably going to order a 302 stroker long block crate motor and add all the SAI externals to create the appearance of a Hipo.

mlplunkett, with out knowing any details about the crate motor, I'm going to say that the crate motor is probably already a balanced assembly.  Just throwing a different balancer on would likely destroy that balance. They really do need to be matched together.  It would probably work if you are willing to have a quality machine shop match the balance of the new part with the old part.  I'm sure others will chime in with their own opinions.

Best of luck with your project.

The Lounge / Re: Are the new S H E L B Ys real S H E L B Ys ?
« on: November 10, 2022, 06:21:51 PM »
I have no dog in this fight. I own a 1966 and a 1967.  8)
Very nice, "the real ones"

How late a 67? Don't forget Ford took over production at the airport around April/May 67. It seems pretty likely if you have one of the Z marked vin tags your car was produced under Ford ownership not SA.

You can see just how late a '67 from my signature (pretty late).  And yes I have a Z marked vin tag.

I would think that the personnel and manufacturing methods would remain pretty much the same the entire year.  After all, you don't hear about a sudden layoff or change in manufacturing techniques midway through the manufacturing year.

And now that it's been brought up, I guess I do have a dog in this fight after all.  Or maybe half a dog.  :(

The Lounge / Re: Are the new S H E L B Ys real S H E L B Ys ?
« on: November 10, 2022, 01:33:12 PM »
I have no dog in this fight. I own a 1966 and a 1967.  8)

Hands down it has to be Blazing Saddles.  There just is no other choice.

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