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Wanted to Buy / Re: 1968 Engine oil cooler
« on: October 20, 2023, 12:33:05 AM »
Respectfully, all 1968 Shelby big block cars with air conditioning had external oil coolers.

Originals are hard to find, there are replacements available that look similar

I am aware of power steering coolers. Not engine oil coolers. In 1968 model year Shelbys.

Hereís mine, 4159 is a factory A/C car.

Trust us, Royce, on this one.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Installing headers on 67 GT500
« on: October 12, 2023, 01:48:38 PM »
These are current version hooker supercomps on my KR.I paid my mechanic to put them on, he did it with engine in place but was in a VERY bad mood when i picked the car up and used a lot of swear words to describe the job.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: KR wheel alignment specs please
« on: October 12, 2023, 10:54:08 AM »
Thanks Tim much appreciated. :)

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / KR wheel alignment specs please
« on: October 09, 2023, 04:34:42 AM »
4159 is off for a wheel alignment tomorrow.
My Shelby owners manual is for "1967 Shelby GT350/500" and states:

Caster   2 degrees positive
Camber  0 degrees
Toe-in     1/8in. total

Is it the same for a 68?
If not can anyone advise specs please, I tried searching but got lots of varying info.

Thanks in advance as always.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 4159 KR resto commences
« on: October 03, 2023, 10:02:58 AM »
First drive, still work to do but she is a functioning car again😁

Up For Auction / Re: 67200F7A00102 on BAT
« on: September 30, 2023, 10:42:54 AM »

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: KR tilt mechanism
« on: September 27, 2023, 03:28:52 AM »
Thanks Jack. my tilt would not move all of the time. After reading your post. I took a 1/2 inch length of vacuum hose and forced it over the signal leaver. It did the trick.
Very happy to have been of some help. I have had so much generous advice from this forum.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: KR tilt mechanism
« on: September 22, 2023, 12:37:35 AM »
Hi Jack quick question if you donít mind, where are located?

Clearly Iím in Australia and was wonder if you were too.

Iíve got a KR too with tilt issues I thought you might be able to help
Iím in Kojonup in WA.If you PM me your email I will send you the manual and troubleshooting guide for tilt/tilt away,happy to help if I can.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: KR tilt mechanism
« on: September 20, 2023, 08:00:05 AM »
Not much done on the KR last 6 months due to a bad case of sciatica and now waiting on the panel shop for some minor touch ups/repairs where I screwed up.
Anyway I finally solved the tilt problem described in this thread, posting in case it helps someone down the track.
As described the tilt-away function is working perfectly but the tilt, not at all.
My problem was that the indicator lever/stalk should have a collet at the bottom, I'm not sure what it is made of as neither my original nor the new lever I bought have it. If your tilt is not working(mine was locked in one position) you can test if this is your problem by positioning a screwdriver in behind the indicator lever on the dash side and pushing the stalk towards the dash should then activate the tilt.
The collet fits up over the lever from the bottom end and looks to be about twice the thickness of the stalk and maybe 1/2" long(rough guess from pics I found.)
Hope that helps someone, sometime.

Moderator, please do your job and get rid of the troll, itís clear he needs to go.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: First ride in 17 yrs!
« on: July 09, 2023, 10:35:26 PM »
Must feel wonderful, congrats.

Exciting to have her running, enjoy !!

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: KR tilt mechanism
« on: April 25, 2023, 10:41:52 PM »
Have you tried pushing the stalk way down where it comes out of the column?

It may be flexing

Thanks Pete, gave it a try but no luck.I will get the workshop manual on the tilt column and hopefully that will help to work it out.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: KR tilt mechanism
« on: April 19, 2023, 02:16:11 AM »
Thanks Pete, hopefully I can sort it without pulling the column.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / KR tilt mechanism
« on: April 16, 2023, 01:14:12 PM »
With all the challenge and subsequent excitement of getting the ďawayĒ setup working perfectly I completely forgot about the ďtiltĒ.
Am I correct in thinking I should be able to set the angle of the wheel (through a vertical plane only, not the away motion) by pushing the indicator stalk away from me?
When I try this the stalk moves away when pushed but the wheel remains stubbornly locked in place.
Any thoughts appreciated.

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