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Parts For Sale / Re: 1968 Tilt underdash components
June 04, 2024, 10:50:31 PM
Hi Pete,
I have sent you a PM about the underdash tilt unit.

Tom Gilliam
Appeals / Re: '69/'70 Wheels
March 26, 2024, 11:04:49 AM
The four(4) wheels I believe to be the originals for my 69 Shelby GT 350, #480202, January 13, 1969 build date, have recently been cleaned and inspected for markings and condition. With the tires removed all four have date codes, size and manufacturer's name stamped into the rims. All four of these wheels have the TOBY manufacturer's name. All have 7-L X 15 stamped in for the size. Three(3) wheels have a clear date stamp of 2 - 68, one wheel has a date stamp that looks like 2 - 67 (very clear) but with very close examination I believe to be 12 - 67. Of the four wheels, two are glued-in centers and two have the rivets holding the centers. The stampings are all together in one area on the rim. The format is: top line - Mfg's name, second line - wheel date code, third line - wheel size. Thought this might bring some more information to discussion about the 69 Shelby wheels. I did not buy the car new so cannot say for sure the wheels are original to the car. I bought the car in 1980 in a run-down condition, not appearing to have any updating or restoration work done on it since new. FYI

Tom Gilliam   
Good Day sfm5s081,
I have had numerous Holley carbs. rebuilt/reconditioned/restored by Drew P. including two or three Boss 302 original units. If you want high quality work and a good result he is the best option available today.
I have used Holley Carburetor (the company) to do a couple of carburetors for me because they are very close to where I live. In two cases carbs. came back without the original parts I sent. One was an original Boss 302 carb. that they replaced the base plate on that you will never find new or used.

Tom Gilliam
Good Day Michael,
That is a beautiful 68 Shelby GT 500KR. I am curious if this car is original paint since it came from the original owner? The pictures show the paint to look really beautiful but the whole car appears to have been well cared for. Thanks for your time.

Tom Gilliam
Thanks for looking. I believe I have found a set.

Tom Gilliam
Looking for a set of original rear brake drums for an early January 69 Shelby. Need the 10 X 2 drums. My understanding is they could be marked KH or FOMOCO for a January 69 car.
Thanks for the help.

Tom Gilliam
Still looking for a 67 Shelby GT 500 gas cap emblem. Have not found one yet.
Rich, Thanks for the tip but did not work out.

Tom Gilliam
(270) 847 - 8093
WTB - Working to finish up a 67 Shelby GT 500 and would like to use an original/NOS gas cap emblem. If you happen to have one please let me know. I know these are getting hard to find but trying to locate an original. Thanks for your help.

Tom Gilliam
(270) 847 - 8093
Hi Fast Fords,
I will send you a PM.

Tom Gilliam
SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Clutch rebuilders
March 28, 2023, 08:38:53 PM
Hi Charles,
I just had KYClutch do three clutches and pressure plates for me. I actually visited their shop because it is not too far away. They "know" clutches and clutch components. Ask for Chris, he seems to be the "main guy" there.
KY. Clutch, Inc.
Brooks, KY.
(502) 955 - 9173

Tom Gilliam

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: SAAC-48 National Convention
January 30, 2023, 11:37:28 AM
Good Day Eric,
I have been in your position before - should I take a car to the convention or just attend? I have done it both ways over the years. I enjoyed the convention in a much better way when I brought my car there. I felt like a participant instead of just a spectator when I took a car.
That said, I would advise doing very good pre-planning ahead for the event. Although your distance is not too extreme, I suggest trying to arrange to trailer the car to Pittsburgh. I went to the convention there in 2018(?) I believe. Once at the Host Hotel/Motel general area there will be a need for considerable driving - you will not miss out on getting seat time during the event. My reasoning, the 67 Shelby is so iconic these days, it cannot help to draw a lot of attention. Unfortunately attention can come in a good way or bad way. You have a very beautiful car and I am sure you enjoy sharing it with other enthusiasts. However, if you had anything bad happen traveling to/from the event or while at the event I am sure it would ruin the experience and your enjoyment of the convention.
Also, the car is 56 years old now. No matter how good the condition, any kind of minor or major problem/breakdown could turn into a very bad situation for you away from your local area. Just a flat tire or battery issue may be difficult to address on the road. If you have the opportunity to travel with some other friends going to the convention from your area it would be a big plus for you. Support, backup, additional cars/friends to help if needed is priceless when traveling.
I know SAAC and all involved with the convention work hard to make sure there is security for people and cars coming to the convention BUT it is the Owner's responsibility to use good judgement.
I would love to see your car in person at the convention. I love Shelbys and specifically 67's but would advise that you use the next five months to properly prepare to attend and give yourself the best possible chance of having a great time.
I hope to see you there!

Tom Gilliam

Parts For Sale / Re: FMX Kick down rod for 69
January 20, 2023, 11:21:12 AM
Good Day Sir,
What car line was this kick down rod removed from?

Tom Gilliam
Appeals / Re: PPI needed
January 13, 2023, 08:53:09 PM
Hi 67 GT350,
I sent you a PM. I have a suggestion of someone to help you.

Tom Gilliam
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Restoration
December 26, 2022, 11:07:43 AM
Hi Rich,
I can highly recommend Jeremy Imming - Jeremy's Cars in Blue Grass, Iowa (near Davenport, Iowa) for restoration work on 67 Shelbys, either GT 350 or GT 500. He is great to work with and very knowledgeable on the finer details of 67 Shelbys. His paint work is excellent as well - not just the color but the details of primer, black out details and body color.

Tom Gilliam
Thanks for the responses - My car is a January built car. If someone could provide pictures of the correct part I would appreciate it.
Thanks Jeff, Bob and 1969shelbygt350 for the information.

Tom Gilliam