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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: original hipo lid or not ?
« on: December 06, 2023, 09:23:43 PM »
I vote yes, looks like the correct contours...

Up For Auction / Re: 6S406 - Bring A Trailer
« on: December 06, 2023, 04:50:39 PM »

Discussions like this depend on people’s interpretation of the phrase “not that unusual” but I’d personally call a 1 day spread pretty unusual..just my own judgement though.

Not saying it’s impossible at all, just certainly a LONG way away from the norm from my experience scrutinizing engine vins and date codes.

I’ll also throw in there that, in my opinion, a hipo engine would be even less likely to have a 1 day spread since they were almost certainly assembled in batches after periods of casting cores where they would be measured for core shift and the best castings put to the side to build hipo engines out of. Not continuously assembled like on “lowpos”.  Was the engine your referring to a hipo or a regular strength?  ;D

Just my opinion here..interesting discussion.

Kind regards,

Hi Vern,

This is a standard block out of an A-code car.

Gotta fess up, I was going by memory and notes on the block dates but decided I better dig it out and take a look. They casting date is indeed 2-1-66 but I was wrong on the assembly date which is actually 2-3-66. My apologies!


Replicas and Tribute / Re: New 67 "Shelbys"
« on: December 06, 2023, 11:28:32 AM »
From their Web Site:  "Hi-Tech Legends is not an Engine or Gearbox supplier. Purchasing of the Engine and Gearbox is the responsibility of the customer and/or their chosen installer, and is for the customer’s account. The pricing provided is an estimate for budgetary and information purposes only and prices may therefore vary between different parts suppliers."

Right, I was just referring to the inboards/outboards comment, not drive train...

Up For Auction / Re: 6S406 - Bring A Trailer
« on: December 06, 2023, 11:25:22 AM »
Not that unusual. I have a spare block cast on 2-1-66, assembled on 2-2-66 2-3-66.

Replicas and Tribute / Re: New 67 "Shelbys"
« on: December 05, 2023, 10:31:13 PM »
Looks like you can get it either way....

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 drag car
« on: December 04, 2023, 04:40:51 PM »
Based on info in the current Registry this is an original drag car, 6S021. Photo probably taken in 1971 or 1972. The sometime driver listed as Glenn Hughes, door says Glenn Hayes so that's probably a Registry typo. Registry also says it was sometimes named "The Going Thing" and sponsored by Central Heating & Cooling.

1969-1970 Boss 302/429 / Re: Another missing mustang
« on: November 27, 2023, 12:04:39 AM »
The January, 1970 C&D article by Brock Yates was also reprinted on pages 3-4 of the Boss 302 Chassis Modification book.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Wire Harnesses in New Cars
« on: November 19, 2023, 07:36:32 PM »
Mice got into my wife's Cayenne 2 years ago and did $20K worth of damage. Porsche basically confirmed the wiring harness insulation was made from Purina rodent chow.

Appeals / Re: Cobra Oil Pan Stripped Drain Plug Hole
« on: November 13, 2023, 08:08:31 PM »
Did mine almost 10 years ago without removing the pan using a Keensert, sort of a helicoil on steriods. You can significantly minimize metal filings by coating the drill bit and tap with grease which will trap most of them. Only drill and tap slowly over short distances then backout, clean the grease with filings off, repeat until done. Then I did exactly as Doug suggests and ran a few quarts of thin oil, 0W-20 I think, through the pan before installing the Keensert. IIRC, also did an oil change shortly after.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Ford rear brake drums
« on: November 07, 2023, 04:20:09 PM »
Do as Cory suggests. Offer say....50%more. Then I'll pay you 100% more than you paid. Everyone will be happy...

Parts For Sale / Re: NORS HiPo 289 Crank Timing Gears
« on: November 07, 2023, 01:12:57 PM »
Both Sealed Power gears still available.

The TRW and Federal Mogul gears are sold, thank you!

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: What Rearend Gear ratio should I have?
« on: November 06, 2023, 04:26:20 PM »
Is this originally a 4-speed or auto trans car? 3.89's were standard on 4-speeds and 3.50's standard on autos. IIRC other ratios were optional and dealer installed.

Parts For Sale / Re: NORS HiPo 289 Crank Timing Gears
« on: November 06, 2023, 02:58:47 PM »
Individual gears...

Parts For Sale / NORS HiPo 289 Crank Timing Gears
« on: November 06, 2023, 02:57:36 PM »
These are long obsolete NORS 289 HiPo unique crank timing gears, same as Ford C3OZ-6306-A. Two are Sealed Power brand, one is Federal Mogul, and one is TRW. $85 each inducing shipping. I can combine shipping so if you want more than one, each additional gear would be $75.

Please PM or email if interested...


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Valve Cover Oil Baffle
« on: November 04, 2023, 03:51:19 PM »
Yep, most likely a previous owner pounded the baffles up to make clearance for roller rockers and/or polylocks.

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