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Does anyone have a source and pictures of the correct gasket and or spacer that goes on a 1966 car with the autolite carb.   It seems like every gasket set up I try eventually has a vacuum leak under the carb
This would be the gasket between the carb and the intake

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / buying a GT350H in the late 70's
« on: June 03, 2021, 06:58:18 PM »
I had purchased car 1431 in 1971 and in 1978 had a chance to purchase another GT350H, this one was 1855. found some of the paperwork from the purchase.
It took two years to pay it off at 23 payments of $99.11. My oh my, times have changed
We sold it for $5,000 to buy our first house, should have kept it.

The Lounge / Looking for “lost” engines
« on: May 30, 2021, 10:12:24 AM »
Years ago we had a friend that owned a Donzi boat with an alleged 289 HiPo that had been swapped out when the harmonic balancer slipped. He swapped it out for a 302 and kept the 289 for years until dumping in the woods maybe 20 years ago. This weekend he returned from Florida and we went searching for the engine.
After walking around in the tick infested woods we found it, laying in a ditch. We had to get the tractor to lift it out. He had changed the heads to a 302 style back in the late 60’s and we were hoping at least parts of the short block were HiPo (cranks, rods, hatchet weight, etc)   To say it was in rough shape was an understatement, apparently water had collection in the heads and split the coolant chambers, the block was covered in dirt and we couldn’t get any of the pan bolts loose. So we cut the pan off hoping to find the elusive HiPo 289.
Unfortunately it seems to be either a 302 J code or a 289 D code, no HiPo parts were in this block
He now thinks that may be the “other engine” and the 289 HiPo is in “the other garage” at his other house
The search continues

Services Offered / 4/1/21 Caution Fan Decal Application
« on: April 01, 2021, 06:22:51 PM »
I understand the next issue of the Shelby American will have a cover story on the exact placement of the "Caution Fan" decals
This will be available today only according to sources close to Rick Kopec

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Looking for a MICO master cylinder
« on: February 11, 2021, 08:27:56 AM »
Putting together a display of unique Hertz parts and accessories
Anyone have a MICO master cylinder for sale? It’s for display only so it doesn’t have to be completely functional just has to have all the parts to look correct

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / 14” inch tires for 66 Magnums
« on: February 07, 2021, 03:10:10 PM »
Have a stock GT350 with non lowered control arms and am wondering about what’s the best 14” tire that won’t rub on the fenders
Any suggestions, tires on the car are approaching 6 years old and it’s time to replace them

The Lounge / Firewall insulation and trunk mat
« on: January 22, 2021, 03:43:22 PM »
Had a gentleman with a San Jose built coupe that wanted some work done on it but the car has more problems than anticipated (doors are rotted out, has holes in the roof from removal of vinyl top, cowl rotted out, interior needs replacement, etc) he has decided to get rid of the car. In looking the car it has an original trunk mat in great shape, and a “dimpled” firewall insulation pad that appears to be undamaged
We are trying to talk him into letting us remove these items and sell them for him
Any ideas on the value? 
Will post pictures this weekend

Wanted to Buy / 1966 Wheel Cylinders
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:46:51 AM »
Looking for a set of the small bleeder 29/32 rear wheel cylinders.
Anyone have a set for sale. Prefer already restored set

The Lounge / Christmas Gift
« on: December 28, 2020, 10:34:56 AM »
Received for Christmas the movie "Ford V Ferrari" We saw it in the movie theater and I know it take some liberties with the story, but it seems to capture the magic that must have been in the air in those times.
It must have something to have been there at Shelby American  from 1962-67

Regional Shows and Events / Last Ride of the Year
« on: December 26, 2020, 10:07:05 AM »
As I’ve done for many years on Dec31st, I’ll take my “Last Ride of the Year” with the  the “Dumpster Fire of a Year” 2020 hopefully behind us I’m hoping that 2021 will be better. Since I’m pretty much been self quarantined since March I won’t have a lunch stop like I’ve done in previous years. The route I’m looking at will take me down through Southern Maryland from Chesapeake Beach into St Mary’s county at Solomons and back up through Charles County, should be a nice 100+ mile trip.
Anyone want to tag along? Will probably start around noon or so

The Lounge / Winter Shelby American 2020
« on: November 27, 2020, 03:49:03 PM »
Stubbled across this in the Members Section, was there an announcement? 
Really nice articles in this issue

Parts For Sale / Ford $ 427 crankshaft for sale
« on: October 26, 2020, 10:56:35 AM »
Have a forged steel 427 Ford crankshaft for sale. It’s the later model with the screw in oil plugs, cut 0.10 under on the mains and rods
Was going to be used in a blown 427 SOHC but went with a custom billet crank instead
Ready to go $1200 or B/O

Also have another Ford 427 crank, cut for Chevy BB rods make offer

Cranks are located in maryland

Wanted to Buy / Hertz memorabilia
« on: October 11, 2020, 06:35:22 PM »
Looking for 1966 Hertz Memorabilia
What do you have for sale or barter?

The Lounge / The Bullitt car and 5R002
« on: October 02, 2020, 12:36:45 PM »
Does anyone know if the Bullitt car and “The Flying Shelby” are going to be on display anywhere?
I hate when cars are bought and then “disappear” for view

Wanted to Buy / Hertz stuff
« on: September 24, 2020, 03:35:28 PM »
Looking for Hertz stuff from the 1966 time period. Looking for the drink glasses, suit bag and whatever else’s that might be out there. Somebody has got to be tired of looking at the stuff you have stored away, now’s the time to think about selling it. Trying to put together an awesome display case of this stuff for the 2021 MCACN Show
If you want to loan something for the display that would be great also

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