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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« on: October 18, 2021, 01:20:27 PM »
Human hair as in what gets swept up on a barbershop floor can be used to help disguise a repair on a genuine shroud.

       Especially from "gray hairs" like ME!   LMAO.  Human hair is actually thinner than the fibers in the shrouds. Gray moustache hairs are closer and they don't change color.

For all cars other than 6S001 al the pedals lacked the stainless trim since that was part of the deluxe interior package. Allot of owners and builders added them over the years for the bling factor and or owners wanting them

    +1 , I did on all the '66s I've owned. They keep the pads on LOL My clutch pedal pad on 6S240 was always falling off until I added the stainless surround.

  Mike ,
      I know it's not your picture but I have to call foul. If this is an r model , it would at least have an export brace instead of the the stock braces , right? Also of not is the super long dip stick/tube , as in ''generator" application.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Parking brake warning light sensor
« on: October 18, 2021, 11:56:04 AM »
      Dave @ Shasta Mustang and I had many conversations regarding the similarities and differences between 6S476 and my 6S477. BOTH are part of the 18 white with blue side stripes Hertz cars that became known as the "brake test" cars. 476 (sent to SF) had the light and hole in the dash while 477 ( used at LAX) did not. 477 DID get a change to asbestos rear lining as the original metallic linings ( now back on the car) were placed in the trunk drop offs. This was likely done "in the field" by Hertz as there are no "warranty records" of HP Motors doing it. My "Hertz Vehicle Maintainence Record " paper has no markings on it either. One odd thing ( as I have already told you is 476 and 477 both have '65 "round back" rear axle housings ( and some others in the group) , NOT the '66 "half round" with the big hex nut. Neither car has a speedo lock either.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« on: October 18, 2021, 11:31:35 AM »
Yes its an original with C7ZE-8146-A on the left top flange .  Do you remember what industrial glue you used?

Also, have you had any problems with re-cracking because of the vibration?


        I do not remember. I bought it from a "Hawker" touting it's wonders at the Pomona Swap Meet and I ponied up for a bottle. It has to be refrigerated but is FAR superior to any "store bought" super glue.Three years later it is still excellent. It is liguid , not a gel which requires "filler material" harvested from another "horse hair" shroud , Ford truck in this case. ALLOT of filling and filing along with multiple applications , but it IS undetectable to the naked eye. Yes the horse hair shows through and can be "placed" to match the surrounding area before applying the glue.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Need help rebuilding GT350 engine
« on: October 18, 2021, 11:04:32 AM »
  Thanks Roy , I have sent a PM to the OP and will help him out. 30+ years in the custom piston piston industry pays off sometimes.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Big Block Fan Shroud Repair?
« on: October 15, 2021, 02:11:28 PM »
Yes I have done it. It is a slow and labor involved process. Took me over a month to "properly" make a complete split look undetectable. I used an "industrial" superglue that when mixed with crushed original material allowed the horse hair to be seen. It took several applications and lots of "forming" the area.

Replicas and Tribute / Re: Ford's Big Bore Boss 302 block
« on: October 13, 2021, 03:33:42 PM »
        Yes the current engine in the Shelby is a 331 that makes about 525 by the 122 mph at the finish line. I previously had a 351ci Boss 302 that made closer to 600. It rand 10.70's at 127MPH. The engine "on the stand" is a 374CI all aluminum Boss 302 that I "hope" will run in 9.99 "once" . LOL That takes close to 700. Then I might put it "out to pasture".

Replicas and Tribute / Re: Ford's Big Bore Boss 302 block
« on: October 13, 2021, 10:43:22 AM »
   Mickey several manufacturers have "tie bar" hydraulic roller lifters, or "retro fit" hydraulic roller lifters. Howard's cams , Morel , Lunati, Crane, etc.

    Kill all the cows and make farting ILLEGAL . This will make room for the MOUNDS of TOXIC dead batteries that will be stacking up. Meanwhile CHINA pollutes by the MILLIONS of tons everyday , something the tree huggers never mention. Progress at it's best.

Replicas and Tribute / Re: Ford's Big Bore Boss 302 block
« on: October 08, 2021, 11:06:08 AM »
   In 52 years of racing them , I have never "broken" a 289 crank nor have I cracked one. Spun bearings? SURE. The Boss 302 cranks ( especially DOZE) have a reputation for cracking in road race use. You have nothing to worry about with a 347 crank. The .150 difference in overall stroke is NOTHING to be concerned about. People act like these cranks create all kinds of stress and strain. I put 50,000 miles on a 347 as a daily driver before I pulled it to inspect and resell. I did go to .040 over because I sold it to a friend. "I" would have simply ball honed and re rung it if I kept it. There are all kinds of "internet isms" out there that are repeated by clueless people. My favorite is "the pin in the oil ring groove will cause excessive oil consumption". Next is "the increase in side loading will wear the pistons out more quickly".  Neither is true.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: thermactor
« on: October 07, 2021, 12:18:33 PM »
   +1 bag and tag.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: October 07, 2021, 12:16:03 PM »
   Not sure but the newspaper shot showed two Cobras. I drove by his shop the mext day and they were still visible in side. Our local paper , The Anaheim Bulletin is long gone and I doubt the images are still around.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: October 07, 2021, 10:11:29 AM »
^^^  Randy, what year was that fire?

       I want to say '69-70 but I could be off a year or two.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: October 06, 2021, 03:51:42 PM »
Ned Lothar had a shop here in Anaheim by the 5 freeway. There were two 427 Cobras in the shop when it caught fire . Both were damaged . Yes one was silver , IIRC the other was red.

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