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I know that the 70 shelby was basically a 69 with a 70 vin number,
But what toploader is correct for a 70 GT500 ?

Would it have the same RUG-AE2 tag, C7OR tail  thats in the 69 and use the same 69 shifter?
Would it be a RUG-AZ tag , with a D0ZR tail and a Hurst shifter
CSX 2000 Series / Cobra Gauge ID Help
August 28, 2023, 08:09:17 PM
I plan on listing these for sale soon and wanted to advertise them correctly,
Can anyone confirm the authenticity of these gauges , If they are correct for Cobra ,if so what year ?
If they are not Cobra , What else could they have come in ?
They all say made in the UK ,
and the water and oil gauge say Smiths , but the speedo does not.

Parts For Sale / 289 Hipo Fan
April 03, 2023, 08:27:39 PM
update 5/10/23

Fan is no longer available


I have 2 Original 289 Hipo balancers. both have C5OE-A engineering / casting numbers.

First one is dated C5
Second one is dated H4

$440 ea  Shipped fed ex ,  fully insured
paypal friends and family

I will provide pics of box, shipping label and tracking number

if interested , or have questions please send me a private message
Parts For Sale / 289 Hipo Rods
April 03, 2023, 07:56:34 PM
Up for sale is a set of 8 original 289 Hipo rods.
I believe they would be correct for Boss 302 as well if they had the other style oval head rod bolt.
(update 4/4/23: there are slight differences between Hipo 289 and Boss 302 rods, These would not be correct for Boss 302)

Paypal friends and family

shipped fed ex, fully insured
Pics of box, shipping label and tracking number will be provided

If you're interested , have questions , need additional pics send me a private message.
thank you
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / 1967 shelby Axles , ID Help
March 21, 2023, 07:42:30 PM
I believe these are the correct original axles for 67 GT500 and 66-67 Fairlane 427 ,
but can someone confirm what other applications they are correct for.?

Are they correct for 67 GT350? are they correct for 68 GT350 and / or 68 GT500?
These have the unique semi circle casting design on the ends and have the quarter hash marks.
Measure 27 1/8" and 31 1/8"

I plan on listing them for sale soon and wanted to list them as accurate as possible.
Thank you
Parts For Sale / 1968 Shelby Air Cleaner Base Bottom
March 21, 2023, 07:00:51 PM
UPDATE 5/17/23

Both the air cleaner base and hose have been sold
Plan on listing these for sale shortly and wanted to confirm exactally what they are.
Is this an original 68 GT350 air cleaner base and hose , or was it also used on other models ?
selling an original air cleaner lid.
After doing some research  and asking questions here,  (thanks Bob)
This is an original sand cast, straight leg 'R' lid in black krinkle.
I was told this was most likely a mid production in 67 produced after the plain finish lids and before the curved leg 'R' castings.

Some idiot decided to drill a hole in the center, so it will need some type of repair.
The black krinkle is in good survivor condition and will look much nicer with a cleaning , and since the repair is on the top of the clean fin area, the black finish wont be disturbed

$600 shipped Fed Ex fully insured within USA ,

send me a private message if interested
Im not sure if I asked this or not over the last 2 years?

But trying to identify this air cleaner lid.
I was told it was possibly an early 67 shelby 2x4 that someone painted black krinkle and drilled a center hole.
All 67 oval air cleaners were plain finish correct ?
CSX 3000 Series / Which Valve Covers for 427
February 28, 2023, 09:00:42 PM
which valve covers would have come on the orignal 427 Cobras ?
finned alum "Cobra Le Mans" (in 1 line)
finned alum "Cobra Le Mans (with Le Mans underneath cobra)
finned alum with just "Cobra"
chrome pentroof?
or other ?

thank you , I am learning
Going to be putting a big shaft toploader into a 427 Cobra , I have the option of using a close ratio or a wide ratio , I believe the rear end gear is 3.31

I realize from a dead stop  the close ratio would be a little less aggressive off the line , but with the amount to torque from the 427 and the somewhat light weight of the car wouldnt those factors make up for itself? The starting line ratio of wide ratio toploader would be  9.20 (2.78 x 3.31), and the close ratio  7.67 (2.32 x 3.31)  , I realize tire height , vehicle weight , available torque and even flywheel material play important factors but
looking for your personal opinions .
maybe some of you out there have used both close and wide and have some real seat of your pants feedback ?

CSX 3000 Series / Cobra backwards shifter question
February 15, 2023, 04:43:50 PM
on a 427 cobra with toploader and factory ford shifter assembly ,
If the stick is mounted backwards, the reverse lock out lever (tab) that slides up and down is now on the wrong side and wont work properly.

Is there a reproduction chrome stick specifically made for this application where the lock out is switched to the other side?
CSX 3000 Series / Toploader In Cobra Fitment Question
February 01, 2023, 01:24:11 PM
Plan on installing a Toploader in a 427 cobra and have some questions.
I have every toploader combination and different extension housings
Wanted to select the best one for correct shifter position coming through the floor.

Would this be a 24" toploader , with a mid shifter position extension housing, with the factory big block metal shifter relocation plate bringing it back (like a big block mustang) , factory shifter with the handle installed backwards?
or another combination?

I also have a small block mustang extension housing with its shifter position at the end of the tail, that has been bored out to big shaft if thats a better route to go.

Im looking for a steering wheel center emblem for 68 shelby.
It can be used or a reproduction.
If anyone has one they're willing to part with , please send me a private message
Parts For Sale / 1969 Torino 428CJ Carburetor List 4345
November 22, 2022, 11:40:26 PM
1969 Torino 428CJ carb for sale
C9OF-9510-H ,  List 4345 , dated 884 , 1968 August 4th week
correct metering  5671 , 5673 metering plates , 172 butterflies
Restored / Rebuilt and never run


If youre interested or have questions , please send me a private message
I have an original 1969 428CJ carb for sale.
List 4279 , C9OF-9510-M , dated 913 ( 1969 3rd week January)
correct 5673 and 5671 metering plates and 172 butterflies

4279 would have been original equipment on 1969 Mustang 428CJ 4 Speed , and 1969- 1970 Shelby GT500 4 Speed

This was restored and been in a plastic bag since,


please send me a private message if you have interest or questions
1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Spindle ID Help
March 24, 2022, 11:13:13 PM
I have a spindle that im trying to figure out what it belongs to.

It has a C9OJ-3107-C number on it and has the Kelsey Hays caliper bracket on it.
I thought this style bracket was only used on 65-67 applications??

any ideas?
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Cobra Oval Air Cleaner Help Please
September 29, 2021, 12:12:51 AM
Can anyone help ID the authenticity of this air cleaner assy.

On the Top ,  the O doesnt look wider than tall , and the R has a straight leg and not curved and I dont see the small circles on the back side , but it does seem quite old and I do see the frame around the cobra letters.
bottom appears to be legit in my opinion unless you see something that  shouldnt be there?. at the very back of the oval (or at 12 o'clock) it is flat there without a lip if that means something?
The hose has fomoco and a C8ae  number

Is it original 68 Shelby GT350? or something else?
or does it look like a repro??
thank you
I am familar with toploaders and the most of the speedo gears ....
I am refering to the gear on the mainshaft of the toploader not the gear at the end of a speedo cable.

Black .... 64-73 all toploaders (except Galaxie Tiger and 64 Fairlane) for use with 2.75-3.50 rear end gear ,  passenger side access hole on extension housing
Pink ......   same as above ..................................................... but for use with 3.50-4.11 rear end gear ,  passenger side access hole on extension housing
Yellow ....  Galaxie , Tiger and 64 Fairlane  (cut opposite of black and pink)  driver side access hole on extension housing

but does anyone know when a brown or green speedo gear are used ?
possibly Tiger with different rear end gear ratio ??
They have the same cut as the yellow , so im guessing must be a galaxie, tiger or fairlane application

thank you