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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 GT350 Coil Location
« on: Today at 03:29:35 PM »
Since the later S7MS and S2MS (large number later 67 up version) aluminum intakes have the same coil mount provision as the cast iron intake it was the obvious logical choice for dealers to mount it in the same place. With that said as has been mentioned anomalies happened.

Was going to add to my earlier post return when I got home  but you got to it first. :)

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 GT350 Coil Location
« on: Today at 12:32:49 PM »
The issue here is dealers were involved in refitting some cars with aluminum intakes.

At that point, all uniformity was lost

Great thing to mention and the reason I stuck with the iron intakes for the shots :)

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Paint Code Question
« on: January 30, 2023, 08:33:14 PM »
Or as we called it refrigerator white. The 67 TransAm cars were Chevy Sunfire yellow.

Well at least some were ;) at some point

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 GT350 Coil Location
« on: January 30, 2023, 08:27:35 PM »
Hope this helps illustrate the comments above

Missing bracket?

Believe he is stating that #4 in the factory drawing is not there.

If that bracket that is shown in the bottom picture then yes its "missing"


Then its the forward upper bumper guard bracket that the bolt attaches to through the rear trunk opening lip

Up For Auction / Re: 5S208 - on Bring A Trailer
« on: January 26, 2023, 05:31:49 PM »
Are you saying it is NOT a real GT 350?

I almost asked "what is a "real GT350" was but thought that might reflect too directly on this specific car and auctions so let me try to respond the following way respectfully

Replying in general and not specifically about this particular auction or car.

The term "real Shelby/GT350" has come up many times before on this site as well as personal discussions  and there is not a clear universal description of what this means. Like "matching numbers" "restored" "rebuilt" and so on it depends on who is using the term and their definition IMHO. And why you have to, at times ask the speaker or questioner what they mean exactly by their use of the term.

For some they might describe a real Shelby as a car with every part and finish exactly as it came from the factory with no repairs or replacements. For others they might just be happy calling a car a "real Shelby" as having one of the three Ford VINs and a reproduction Shelby VIN tag attached to a body.

Again NOT referring to the car the thread is about and only continuing the line of discussion above. This always goes towards the discussion as to how much of a car can be repaired or replaced before it's "no longer a REAL Shelby" Same personal opinions come into play again with no common agreement to what that percentage is by everyone involved with the cars, business and hobby.

Best scenario is when there is full disclosure and as much information about the car's current condition, history and details as possible are provided through multiple ways to a potential buyer so that they can apply their personal definition as well as determining if the car is "right" for them.   

Up For Auction / Re: 5S208 - on Bring A Trailer
« on: January 25, 2023, 06:48:08 PM »
So what's wrong with this car? The car is for sale , so all the experts here pick it apart. Please explain what you all see wrong with it.

As an observation of this thread, if experts were "picking it apart" you would see a list of observations already.

Listing how to make a car pass an inspection or scrutiny posted publicly may not serve the hobby or other owners best in the long run. Just an opinion

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: engine bay photo
« on: January 25, 2023, 03:57:58 PM »
2 No service spec decal?

Yes odd. In the pictures the car appears to have been used pretty well by the time the pictures were taken. Does the paint on the drivers side shock tower look odd, damage and touched up or something else to others. 

Can report that other cars built prior to and just after have the original service decals in place. Can post examples but don't think its needed at this point. If it was missed don't think we have a pattern here as of yet

And yes the location of the battery inspection sticker is very very odd. Guy mush have been in the middle of a conversation with someone else or he dropped it and it landed there. That is a location we sometimes see the hood sticker be reattached after it falls off the hood and the owner just sticks it somewhere else

Up For Auction / Re: 5S208 - on Bring A Trailer
« on: January 25, 2023, 01:41:21 PM »
"The nicest one I have ever seen" is my new favorite seller comment.

Well how many have you seen? Lol


Or the possible other comment

"How long have you been legally blind?"


Sorry the pictures are not clearer. Basic old school cabinet drawer or door catch design

Did you try posting in the WANTED section of the site?

Good luck with your search and read through the threads on the differences between originals and the clones/fake one for sale out there.

Don't be "that guy"

Concours Talk / Re: distributor cap changeover
« on: January 24, 2023, 11:19:25 PM »
i had an original 1q67 set of wires still on the autolite cap and it was the small spaeced type autolite cap.

That would be good for cars/engines built after Dec 66 or Jan 67 and anytime till maybe May since supply of first quarter would continue in the system for a while after the production period? There is a hand full of FoMoCo/Autolite labeled parts that changed in the first half of 67 production.

Don't know if there is enough data/unrestored cars to document a specific time period but will look. Not just a Shelby thing so that helps a little  :)

Up For Auction / Re: 5S208 - on Bring A Trailer
« on: January 24, 2023, 04:53:36 PM »
Thanks for sharing. Missed it the last time it went to auction.

Really nice that the seller included allot of pictures. They do provide a fair amount of insight.

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