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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Hipo 289 spark plugs
June 13, 2024, 09:50:15 PM
Is there a problem with running bf32 Autolite plugs? Have been using them in my K cars and Shelbys since 1973. Will my engine run better with the 45s?  Thanks
Parts For Sale / Hipo Balancer
June 03, 2024, 10:10:05 PM
For sale nice used original 289 High performance crank balancer. C5 date. Rubber looks good not spun. Asking 575. I do not use pay pal money orders are fine. Will ship to lower 48 states. Thanks
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Choke cable hole
February 14, 2024, 10:55:51 PM
I agree with the divot indicators. You can clearly see them on the air cond. knockout plate. I think my 65 had some kind of gumbo sealer and not a rubber grommet. The choke cable hole on the Hertz car will remain the way it came off the assy. line. It is a little crude, but that is the way it was made. Thanks for your knowledge on early Shelbys, the input helps.
       Maybe you can answer a question about the 1 inch sway bar. Was it painted black or just black from heat treatment?  Thanks
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Choke cable hole
February 14, 2024, 01:11:12 PM
        Have a 65 also a 66 Hertz both hipo cars. The 65 is a punched thru hole. I am the second owner of the 65. Purchased In 1973. The 66 clearly has a different hole. Not sure of the process, but does have an area towards the bottom that looks ripped You can see in the pic.  Read an article years ago maybe in Mustang Monthly and they mentioned punched holes. For the choke. The Hertz looks like it could have used a hole saw and it ripped the bottom of the hole. Some holes may be 7/8 but my 66 isnt that big.
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Choke Cable Hole Size
February 13, 2024, 07:14:28 PM
Rodney, You are welcome to come and measure mine. Also the hole was punched not drilled. My 65 is a smaller dia. than my 66. The hole in my 66 is just under 5/8 Tom
Shelby Parts and Restoration and Branda sell the correct looking battery tray. I dont remember any part no. on my original tray. Also the tray in my 66 Tiger was plastic  Neither had a cover. 2 threaded bolts and a cross over hold down completed the 65 Shelby application. You can buy the complete setup from Branda. Was it safe, who knows?
Parts For Sale / 1966 Mustang Shelby AM FM original radio
December 16, 2023, 10:52:26 AM
Original Ford optional AM FM radio. Year 1966 Mustang. Good condition, some small pitting. I have not hooked it up.  May need cleaned and serviced. Wires are not cut. Asking 1,500. Plus lower 48 shipping. Checks only I do not use pay pal. Also see ad in swap meet section. Thanks
Decent not mint chrome has small pitting. Never hooked up but all wiring is there not clipped. Overall good condition. Should be cleaned and serviced. Would trade for optional 66 Shelby wood steering wheel. 
Original covers. But someone has taken the time to polish the sides smooth. Not sure if that does anything to the value. Nice covers though.
SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Help with oil cooler history
November 07, 2023, 02:26:37 PM
Hello I know Shelbys but not much about Boss 302s and Cobra Jets. I have some very early Boss parts. A 69 oil cooler adapter and a Nov. 10 1968 stamped oil cooler. I have looked but cannot find a 69 oil cooler adapter. They all seem to be 70s. Seems like a pretty early date on the oil cooler. Also has the Ford oval stamp the 70s that I have seen do not. Could they be part of the Trans Am race program? Pics included.  Thanks for any info.
Parts For Sale / Re: Original Holley 3259
October 27, 2023, 04:44:44 PM
When did the S2MS 3259 carbs become available? Were they not a production line carb? Also agree with a 3 digit date code for original carbs.
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Holley 715 Help
September 01, 2023, 08:51:36 PM
Would check pcv valve.   Run the engine in a dark garage with the hood up to check for plug wire arch. By your desc. the carb is okay. Could be vac. leak from carb gasket, or intake to head gaskets. Just some thoughts
Tip of the day, heat gun works great. Heated up then used a utility knife blade to slide down the length behind the plate. Thanks Bob
Sill plate from 6s1831, Unrestored also flat not embossed 1 line. I need to remove without bending. Would heat gun be the best? Also need 1 more original like this. Other side missing for some reason.  Thanks
Too bad I cant show in person. I also have had many early Shelbys. Paint is in same location on both springs on the outside on the last clamp and some on the springs. It is not spray paint. Have seen many paint daubs and stripes just looks factory to me. Maybe will show to Rodney Harold before restoration.  Will retain pics to show original condition. My car is untouched unrestored unregistered since 1978. First time springs have been off since new, Car is black and gold. Never painted orange. Thanks for the comments Just like to add the orange is underneath the dirt and crud on bare spring. Also I do value every opinion if I didnt I wouldnt ask. So thanks for the help. Just want to build the car as best and correct as possible.