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Looking for the top compression nut for rear mount antenna.
The nut on my antenna was damaged at some point. 
I'm concerned that it was damaged to the point where the rounded off edges are beyond repair.

I'd like to find a good core for rechrome.
Any comments, or leads on finding just the nut are appreciated.
Attached are photos of the antenna mount that highlight the nut fastening hardware.

Thank you
Wanted to Buy / NOS CobraJet Gas Cap Emblem
March 14, 2023, 05:28:14 PM
WTB: NOS gas cap emblem
Application: 1968 Shelby GT500KR

Thank you
Correct electrical junction block used on 1968 GT 500KR. (mounts on the inner fender)
I believe the original design used a Bakelite material. (Very fragile stuff)
(my original is split at one of the mounting holes)
I'm searching for a correct junction block for my restoration.
Any information is appreciated.
Thank you

Added a photo of my original (split)
I'm looking for sources for a console lid latch.
My console is missing the latch that attaches to base.
Looking for guidance on what is missing, and any leads on part sources.
Attached are 2 photos that show the lid with latch, and the base that is missing mating part.

Any assistance is appreciated.
Thank you

Thoughts on rechroming originals Vs going the aftermarket path.

I was inspecting my original handles today, in preparation for taking a batch of parts off to the chrome shop. My handles are beyond just doing a good polish..
I realized there is a roll pin that needs to come out. Best way to do that without damaging the handle is to carefully drill it out using an end mill. Then get the 2 parts chromed and reassemble with a new roll pin.

It's a little bit of extra work, and cost to have them rechromed.
Worth the effort, or are the best reproductions that good, or just a "semi-decent" copies?

Thank you
tubular bumper bracket question:
The service replacement brackets have small tabs welded about 4 inches from the end (see photo)
I don't recall these being on the production line bumper brackets. right?

What is the purpose of these "tabs"?
Thank you.
Wanted: S8MS 16098-G,  1968 Shelby 428 CobraJet Fender Emblem. Qty 2.
NOS very good condition.

Acsco directly sourced, will also be considered, if colors are correct.
It is my understanding that Acsco did much, if not all of the emblem and trim design & manufacturing for the later years.

Thank you.
Wanted: S8MS 8217- A, Upper Grill Mounting Brackets. Outer grill mounting "smaller" brackets
Looking for NOS, or very good used condition for my KR restoration.

Thank you
C8AF 11001 A
Date range March-June 1968

Interested in any condition, as long as the stamping marks are clear.
Thank you
Wanted Original Bracket. (this is the CJ lower alternator bracket with TE)
Engineering Number: C8AE-10145-B
Needed for GT500KR restoration.
Thank you
Searching for an NOS later production (smooth side marker panel).
Red Oxide is preferred.
Any assistance is appreciated.
Convertible panel might be considered, but prefer coupe body style.

Thank you

Sourced. Thank you for all the assistance!
I'm getting ready to send out my drive shaft for restoration.
    -  Replace the tube & restore what I believe to be the original u-joints.

Did Ford typically install the balance weights at a certain distance from the ends?
    - I included photos of my crusty drive shaft assy. 
        - Shows 2 weights at the yoke end, and then 1 weight at the rear end u-joint.

There are still small amounts of the original paint markings.  (Orange, violet)
Originally appears to be correct, based on my knowledge.

Thoughts/Comments appreciated.
Interested in understanding production line paint markings.

I observed many markings on the rear housing after doing a basic clean and external inspection of the assy from my car.
Is there a general understanding of what job aid, or production line process step these refer to ?

The center section has the typical orange and yellow paint color markings. (photo attached)

The axle housing has:
- blue paint lines at the brake line junction block and axle vent hose coupling (photo attached)
- yellow wide paint marking on the passenger side, by the brake backing plate (photo attached)
- yellow "X" paint marking where the 2 brakes lines meet. (photo attached)
- light yellow paint marking at the drivers side end, near the brake baking plate. (photo attached)
- white marking on the center section rear of housing. I'm not sure if that is a number? (photo attached)
- orange paint marking (line) near the brake junction block. (photo attached)

Sorry, I can only attach 4 photos.
Others available on request. 

I'd be interested to hear from folks that can explain these.
I'm guessing that these are typical of what is found on other rear axle housing assemblies.
Thank you!
Date  8 G 11 1 (July 11th 1st shift)
There are two paint markings on my pump.
(Blue and Orange?
The blue paint mark looks more like overspray.
The orange (or similar color) is more like a brush on mark across the Mfg stamping date.

I believe this pump is original to the car.
I want to put these markings back on the unit as part of the restoration.
Are these markings consistent with late July built cars?

Thank you


See photos
Wanted 1968 Drivers Door Glass.
Original Dated "8E"

I have very good condition Drivers Door Glass dated "6K" for trade if interested.
Also a second piece dated "6H", that has the typical body shop sanding marks at the glass lower edge, otherwise good. 

I can bring them to SAAC Indy. 

Thank You
For Sale:
I have 3 KH 15 x 6 inch Steel Rims.
2 of the rims have a tire machine mark.
The third rim has a slight bend, that can easily be straightened.
Offered at $2000.00 each
Delivery to Ford Carlisle (Sat only) or SAAC Indy.

See photos for description, KH stamping mark on front, KH manufacturing markings inside, yellow striping, riveting. All rims have the same stamping marks.
I included a few photos, more are available, just send me a PM and I'll send them to your email address.
I prefer to sell these together.

Thank you.

Searching for guidance on a rear brake hardware kit.
I'm confused..
Rear Brake Shoe retaining springs .
I think these are original to the car.
One is colored black, the other is blue.
The are actually wound different direction.
Is this correct? I'm finding it difficult to find a kit or even Ford part numbers that reference these.

Attached is a photo of the springs.  These were installed in both the drivers and passenger side rear brakes.
Also attached is photo of the marking on the brake lining.

Any assistance is appreciated. Thank You

While I was preparing my GT500KR for restoration, and removing the windshield, I noticed yellow markings on the windshield. This was under the stainless trim and rubber seal.

Initially I thought it was just crap from years... maybe that's all it is.
The windshield has a date code that tends to align with the build date of the car for what it's worth.

The marking looks like an "8" "-d" "J"
Is this a marking that appears on other cars that still have their original windshield?

See photo of this marking

GT500KR Starter, should I rebuild it or....? To prevent hot starting potential problem.

This car had the starter replaced under warranty at Gotham Ford @ 2836 miles. From what I can determine by reading the shop order, it was related to heated starting. The starter was replaced with PN C8AZ 11002 A. ($27.18)

The case stamping and front nose casting engineering numbers) don't seem right, but this may have been replaced again at some point. ( 15k mile on odometer)

If this car has good cabling, battery, starter solenoid and grounding, can I use an original starter without having starter " failure" due to heat?

I've included photos of the starter markings for any comments..
I getting ready to send out parts for rebuild and I noticed 1969 Casting Numbers on my KR water pump.
I believe the pump is original to the car, as are most items, other what has been replaced due to accidents...
The date code seems correct/possible for my car.
The question I have is, was the updated 1969 water pump design used on late builds of the 1968 GT500KRs?
Has anyone else observed this on a late build KR?
See attached photo for the casting number and build date. 
Thank you for all comments!