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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Intake broken - please help
« Last post by rraceme on Today at 08:23:53 PM »
 I was installing a cobra intake on my hipo motor from car 6S2227 and while in my 3rd and final round of tighten bolts the intake end broke. I was using a torque wrench, started at 12 lbs, then 20 lbs, last setting 26 lbs and the corner cracked. (See pic). What did I do wrong? I've installed 50 aluminum intakes in my life on 302's and never had this happen.  Only saving grace, this was an aftermarket blue thunder intake.... not my original intake. Still I hate destroying my intake. Also this was my 1st time installing any intake on a 289 engine all my previous intakes are 302's. Prior installing intake i knew 289's have slightly shorter head mating surface, weaken mounting area, & exposing the bolt. But I assumed by following same torque sequence would work just fine.  So before I destroy another intake please advise me what I did wrong? Lastly thank you for your assistance I've found this forum incredibly helpful and friendly. Fred

BTW - i can load more pictures of removed intake if helpful in diagnosing issue.
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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: front fender lower section
« Last post by Shelbypat on Today at 07:59:35 PM »
Mine's restauration has already 18 year old. Yes the inside is hairy style fiberglass.
A few years ago I learn from a previews post that the inside was suppose to be black. So I take it off, sand it, used the occasion to remove the rough with corners sections and repainted as it should be.

Patrick
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Early 289 Edelbrock pump on an early 289 timing cover on a replica T/A Boss 302. NOTE: it does not say Edelbrock on the pump because I removed it.


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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: front fender lower section
« Last post by Bob Gaines on Today at 07:25:31 PM »
Hi.
I have used both lower section and front valence from branda so they fit well . if you keep using your original front valence it might be an other story.

Patrick
Does the back side still have a rough fiberglass texture different from original? That was the way the back side of the lower fender piece and back side of the front valance were the last time I saw one but that has been a few years ago.
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Up For Auction / Re: 1967 Shelby GT500 on eBay #415
« Last post by Bill on Today at 06:56:22 PM »
Was it completely or partially stripped?

I believe someone stated on SAAC 1.0 that the nose was MIA when retrieved, but I cannot say with 100% certainty.


Bill
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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: front fender lower section
« Last post by Shelbypat on Today at 06:42:24 PM »
Hi.
I have used both lower section and front valence from branda so they fit well . if you keep using your original front valence it might be an other story.

Patrick
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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« Last post by 98SVT - was 06GT on Today at 06:06:06 PM »
Vector Aeromotive Corporation

stunning car, impressive most impressive

Those of us in SoCal were used to seeing Weigert at anything automotive in his jumpsuit pitching investors - Sometimes he'd pitch you could get on the buyers list for $1,000 with $100 monthly payments. Took him 11 years to produce his first car. They said he paid off early disgruntled investors with later investor funds. He lost the company the got it back.
The pix are the W8. By the time he started to build the W2 it was 10 years old and very outdated. The W8 would never live up to the promised performance with the drivetrain they installed.

In 1989, Wiegert's company, now known as the Vector Aeromotive Corporation, began production of the W8, an evolution of the W2. Financial backing came from public stock offerings and various lawsuits including suits against the Goodyear Tire Company (trademark infringement with the Vector brand of tires) and Vantage cigarettes. Two W8 prototypes were made, of which only one ran. The Vector W8 utilized an automatic Oldsmobile TM425 Transaxle mated to a Twin-Turbo CAN-AM modified Chevrolet small block V8 engine.
One black W8 was pre-ordered by famous tennis player Andre Agassi. Since Vectors were hand built, each required significant time to finish, calibrate and test, but Agassi demanded that the company deliver his W8 before it was ready. Vector complied, and company representatives told him that he could display it, but warned him not to drive it until the final work was completed. Agassi ignored this advice, and when the vehicle broke down, Wiegert and Vector Aeromotive refunded his US$455,000 purchase price; this resulted in negative publicity despite the circumstances. Afterwards, Agassi's W8 was finished and the car was resold.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_Motors

It was reported that the company seeks to sell two Vector WX-3 prototypes for US$3.5 million to secure further funding of development operations. Vector's website announced the WX-8 will be equipped with a choice of two potential engines: a 10.0 liter big-block V-8 or an electric/hybrid 7.0 liter small-block V-8. The car was not complete by the time of designer Gerald Wiegert's death in early 2021, with an incomplete prototype model sitting on Wiegert's driveway.
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Up For Auction / Re: 1967 Shelby GT500 on eBay #415
« Last post by 1969shelbygt350 on Today at 05:27:19 PM »
Was it completely or partially stripped?
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Appeals / Re: Rear brake drum swap
« Last post by jamesfee on Today at 05:22:58 PM »
Thanks for that insight Bob.

j
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All I'm trying to convey is that Edelbrock advertises a 65 to 67 Hi-Po water pump for the early timing cover. They do not look correct for an R-Model replica, but they work better than the aluminum Ford pumps especially in warm climate.

I live in Central Florida and my replica runs cool, as the extra capacity Aviad oil pan, oil cooler and larger Galaxie radiator with larger radiator opening and front valance all help to minimize the engine heat. If I was going to be doing more open track and racing, I would change back to the Edelbrock water pump. The early timing cover with Ford Racing balancer and Ford aluminum water pump IMO makes a nice combination for a replica.

FYI, my stroker engine was assembled by Scott (pbf777 on this forum) and it runs and look good for my purposes.

Don
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