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Wanted to Buy / WTB: Good used original '68 parts
« on: February 13, 2023, 07:37:29 PM »
Looking for nice original used parts for a low mileage (25k miles) '68 Shelby:

1 original working tung sol headlight

4 original 15x6 K/H wheels (original paint with patina ideal)

4 original blackwall E70x15 tires

Fresh air vent knob/cable assembly

Convertible shoulder belt retainer, piece behind the rear panel close to the opening, prevents belt from retracting too far

Trunk filler board, the LH Mustang piece

Spark plug wires

Distributor cap

C7 solenoid

Original positive battery cable

Original negative battery cable

Battery hold down hardware and top clamp

Original or NOS drive belts, CJ with power steering (no A/C)

Original or NOS PCV valve

Accelerator rod (long Z-shape with threaded end)

Fuel pump, 4441S with date code around April/May '68

Original radiator cap

Original Front/Rear shocks

Original rear brake drums

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: hipo alt. pulley
« on: February 09, 2023, 04:03:56 PM »
I think that it would only be prudent for a owner/restorer to document in pictures to justify if a odd variation like the Blue pulley or fan should be incorporated into a restoration for THAT specific car. That way a judging team can make a determination if it is valid for that car or not. Just because something is found on a given year car somewhere does not mean it is appropriate for every car of the year. In the past some of these odd things have been left off of judging sheets to minimize confusion and proliferation of a given detail that may only be valid for a very small number of specific cars.

+1.  It's an obscure detail that doesn't merit any additional credit, if anything, the blue alternator fans and non-K blue pulley's create confusion for the unfamiliar.  Even finding a blue fan is not a 100% guarantee it's original to a specific car.  If an owner/restorer are confident in the originality of this detail on a car, then with credible proof, it should be acceptable.  The date span I've observed for this is around May '65 through early '66 production... Jeff S has more examples than I do, don't remember when the latest production period they were used.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 350 Power Steering Pump Color
« on: February 02, 2023, 03:51:31 PM »
Will do. Wasn’t sure if they had that one. I saw the lighter color.

Thanks Pete.

Will be the darker one.

Thanks for the pic & sounds like they crashed 3 cars all together in the one incident .

Saw some additional pics on facebook.  Looks like the Camaro remote-started and ran into the back of the Shelby and pushed it into the Corvette.

Appeals / Re: Cracked KH Brake Drum
« on: January 27, 2023, 11:59:59 AM »
I remember hearing that drums could be re-sleeved, like an engine cylinder. 

Looks like this place does them?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 350 coil bracket
« on: January 23, 2023, 04:48:29 PM »
The left is what I've typically seen on small blocks.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 R Model Press photo - Questions
« on: January 17, 2023, 12:20:09 AM »
Can't remember where I read it, maybe in Mark's notes or website, but Friedman did not take these photos.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Speaker delete - Part of radio delete
« on: January 13, 2023, 02:15:16 AM »
Hi Charles,  I agree with you.  I believe the better term is "radio block off plate".  However, contrary to your post, many hobbyist refer this plate as "radio delete", right, wrong or indifferent.  It is the common speak of the hobby.  I will try to mend my speak on the subject.  Thanks for the correction.

Just pointing it out, not intending anyone to change what they call it.  One of those pervasive misconceptions.   ;D ;D

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Speaker delete - Part of radio delete
« on: January 10, 2023, 04:44:13 PM »
Just a technicality, but a radio was not a 'delete' item for 65-68 (and probably later), it was an option.  If the checkbox wasn't checked on the order sheet for a radio, the car didn't get one. 

A heater was a 'delete' item as it was standard equipment.

Have not seen an original car with blanks as described.

Up For Auction / Re: HiPo Heads
« on: December 21, 2022, 07:49:25 PM »
Not mine   Hipo 289 Heads  date 7H23  on E-Bay  334673474563

Very late 7H (August '67) dates with slotted pushrod holes for rail rockers... probably were service replacements.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: SFM5S360 Search
« on: December 21, 2022, 07:45:44 PM »
Only info I have is pic below. 

Has been around the auction block a few previous times from what I recall.

Up For Auction / Re: Fake Shelby for auction
« on: December 09, 2022, 04:30:41 PM »
I also doubt from the lousy stamping job on the engine that it's not really a K block.

Looks like a coupe Dearborn VIN, which were usually crooked like that.

Up For Auction / Re: Fake Shelby for auction
« on: December 09, 2022, 02:02:21 PM »
The door plate codes are likely a fabrication since it's a reproduction plate.

5S146 is still around, according to registry, restored in 2008.  I sent a message to Howard with the info...

Up For Auction / Re: Fake Shelby for auction
« on: December 09, 2022, 12:31:59 PM »
 ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

Makes no sense at all for a '65 number plate to be on a tribute '66.

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