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Quote from: JohnSlack on October 20, 2023, 03:19:54 AM
Quote from: Jbrooks on October 19, 2023, 07:50:54 PM
You guys were right to recommend sending it to Drew. Just got the carb back on the car and I have zero issues. Drew did a great job, so thank you everyone for recommending him.

Because he is that good!


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: GT-350 Water Valve
October 25, 2023, 08:27:42 AM
Neither a new o-ring or rubber gasket worked.

I'll be on the hunt for a replacement, but since my a/c has been in boxes and not installed in a few years, I'll probably just take the valve out of the loop and install the hose direct to the heater.

Again, thanks to both Bob and Royce for the assistance.
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: GT-350 Water Valve
October 19, 2023, 08:23:06 AM

I think I found the smoking gun..... after a more detailed inspection... I can see where the o-ring groove is in the triangular base plate of the valve. Looks like it may have been replaced by a thin rubber gasket. After peeling the gasket off the removable plate.... I see a small amount of corrosion on the plate, and the rubber gasket appears to have some tiny age cracks...... I guess I can clean it all up, make a new gasket and give it a little coating of RTV for assembly.....

I hope this is it....I appreciate your assistance Royce and Bob.
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: GT-350 Water Valve
October 18, 2023, 07:35:28 PM
Quote from: Royce Peterson on October 18, 2023, 03:22:56 PM
Three screws hold the valve to the bracket. You have to remove the three screws to see the O ring and the corrosion on the bracket. The valve must first be removed from the car.

Done did that..... and the gasket was in tact as well.... thats how I could see inside and the plunger/piston bottom or top.
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: GT-350 Water Valve
October 18, 2023, 02:40:27 PM
Actually nothing rusted out that I can see....and actually the valve being crusty on the exterior, is extremely clean on the inside.... ?  I run a 50/50 mix....but I cant say whet the POs ran in FL and CA before me...... the piston inside moves freely, but cant really see the range of motion. How does the valve come apart so I can check the o-ring ?
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: GT-350 Water Valve
October 10, 2023, 08:29:05 AM
Thank you Bob.....

I will remove later it this week and report back as to I can see/identify.

Due to living in the southeast, and the car being black..... I don't think I have ever turned the heat on.... could that be part of my problem, or partly to blame ?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / GT-350 Water Valve
October 09, 2023, 04:46:30 PM
Yesterday.... out for a nice fall cruise. All was going well.... running well on fresh 93 pure......good oil press and water temp.

On the way home I notice all of a sudden the water temp gauge goes down to nothing, then pulling into my driveway I hear a little hissss.... by the time I get out and open the hood, full on hissing and a little steam from the water valve on the passenger side of the firewall..... small puddle of coolant about the size of a basketball....

I assume after 56 years the old valve has given up......  Do these things wear out, and when is the best place to get a good replacement.... NPD ?

Thanks in advance.
Up For Auction / Re: 8T03S185120-02675 on BAT
July 30, 2023, 07:46:43 AM
" I think the owner made some poor choices that will be expensive. "

Why change the color from sunlit gold.....according to the M report it was one of 83, or something like that....... ?
Up For Auction / Re: 6S254 - Bring A Trailer
July 23, 2023, 08:27:29 AM
SFM stamped font on passenger apron is the same as 1965 production from what I see..... serifed 'SFM' is correct for very early, in this case the second,  1966 production.... is it not ?  As is the serifed 'S' on the SAI vin plate....?
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Z VIN prefix
March 28, 2023, 06:50:25 AM

So the Z prefix was an inventory marking during, or after, or both...... the SAI to FoMoCo transition ? 

Thanks in advance,


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Power steering pump
March 28, 2023, 06:40:54 AM
Note to self..... if you do use the turkey baster, which certainly does work..... don't forget to tell you wife PRIOR to Thanksgiving. Dark brown, shiny turkeys do look great, but can tend to have a funny, petroleum after taste.
If it were me.... I would get on Drew's list ASAP.

Worth the wait IMHO.
Quote from: 67 GT350 on August 16, 2022, 03:16:17 PM
Hi, yes I will be selling mine more actively, soon here,
I have put it out to give a few to know that it is for sale. Not sure which avenue to go. Cash is nice. I personally do not like auctions, I still love the hobby, but if that is where the bucks are???? Who am I to judge...
My car is a Moss Green, Auto, with AIR....and it is nice! As we age, the autos will come into play as a car that everyone can drive.

FWIW .... this is a really nice example.
I know of a '67 GT-350 in moss green that will be coming up for sale soon......

It appears to be a stellar example from the few times that I have been able to view first hand.

Just saw this for the first time..... very nice. I'll admit I went to your website hoping to see your F-100 Test Mule in action ..... !

Thanks again for all the help you provide, not only to me last year.... but to all the other SAAC members here.

We appreciate you.