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Concours Talk / Which under air vent is correct?
May 19, 2024, 12:04:49 PM
I bought an under air vent that had no holes for two things that go on it one being what my buddy said is an attachment for the wiring harness and the second one for a turn signal fuse.  The vent hole has a plastic grill.  I found another vent that has no plastic grill and also has the attachment points.  It has a lid that looks like it was partly opened by a can opener instead of a plastic grill.  Is the third one the real one?  I am suspecting the one I got was an old aftermarket clone.
I couldn't even write this stuff.

The auto manufacturers are compromised. Keep your old cars gentlemen. And save up on spare parts. We are in for a rough ride by the global political landscape.
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Shelby exhaust ASMR
May 11, 2024, 11:27:38 PM

For rest and sleep without the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / California dreamin'
May 11, 2024, 07:30:51 PM
I thought it highly appropriate if, but for a blip of time, to bolt on 843's original California license plate along with an aftermarket Hi-Performance Motors frame where the car was invoiced.  Drove around the area a bit imagining the Pacific Ocean to my left while headed in a northerly direction on the Pacific One. I can dream a bit.
Damn it I love this car!
Concours Talk / License plate screws
May 10, 2024, 11:36:49 PM
Went to install the Hi-Performance Motors license plate frame on the back end of the 66 Hertz (car 843) and noted that they were actually small bolts and not long enough to accommodate both the license plate and the frame.  Any suggestions for bolt or screw length to accommodate the plate and frame?  Which is appropriate for back in the day?

Adding that rubberized square patch that sits on the inner fender apron to insulate the metal from the positive battery cable.
Concours Talk / NOS pony keys or?
May 09, 2024, 10:38:40 PM
I found this artifact in my closet of parts with the intent to have one of them cut. I bought a long time ago say at least 10 years from some key shop in Ohio I believe. Not that it matters, but intellectual curiosity drives the question: nos or not? I take it that the rectangular head means ignition key while a key with rounded ends would be for the trunk? (So both are ignition that I have it would seem.)
Looks like Klutt has or had a plan to buy it.
1965 GT350/R-Model / Raydot mirrors
May 08, 2024, 01:26:34 PM
I am looking for advice on a good Raydot style mirror for my dad's 65 non-Shelby fastback.  Is there more than one manufacturer for them?  I am looking for the best replica out there preferably made in the USA or UK.  Thanks for any input.  You guys, all of you, are great.
The Lounge / Uncle Tony's take on Chinese parts
May 08, 2024, 10:55:53 AM

I have to agree with him. We came to them and got exactly what we requested and here is the result. I try to buy American but it is an arduous task.
The Lounge / Uncle Tony's take on modern parts
May 08, 2024, 10:40:30 AM

The problem he had with that electric fuel pump is incredulous. He explains the problem very clearly. It's unbelievable the machinations he had to go through to find a problem that was inherently built into a name brand pump.
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Tri power intake
May 06, 2024, 04:27:04 PM
I might have a bead on an old Ford three-two barrel setup and was wondering if it would add some decent power to the car.  As everyone probably knows by now, my car is a day two car with a 302 roller rocker setup. Edelbrock midrise intake and Holley 650 double pumper currently. (Original Cobra intake in closet with engine).  I believe that the Monte Carlo bar would clear such a setup though it would be a close shave.  I'd rather keep the original bar intact than go for a curve at the center of the bar that defeats the purpose.
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / 195 degree thermostat?
May 06, 2024, 04:03:49 PM
I seem to have a small coolant leak.  Could be around the thermostat housing.  While at it I am looking to replace the thermostat and I saw a recommendation of 195 to fix any potential overheating problems.  Thoughts?
Looks like it worked out okay.  Note how I wrote "looks like." Opinions may vary.
Concours Talk / wiper arms 66 GT350
May 05, 2024, 02:53:48 PM
Satin or shiny chrome?  I have the shiny chrome on at the moment which I suspect are aftermarket.  I also have a pair of satin which appear to be original. 
I acquired this little piece just recently and wondered if Hi-Performance Motors actually used this identifier on their plates? That was the claim by the seller who patterned this repro from file materials he received from Lew Spencer in 1984. My car was invoiced to Hi-Performance Motors so I wanted the piece for the small Shelby shrine I created in the home office.
Concours Talk / Battery hold down clamp for a 66
May 03, 2024, 06:02:10 PM
Recent acquisition.  Apparently a service part with label taped on. What am I looking at here? 843 currently has a ridiculous little hold down tab which is apparently all wrong. Friend of mine says there should be the letter "c" stamped on this block shaped clamp which I do not see. If I got seen off it wasn't for a lot. Curious.
The Lounge / And happy May 24th
May 02, 2024, 01:00:52 PM


I am hoping it is as good if not better than Fury Road.