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Vintage Engine Pic

Started by propayne, December 23, 2023, 09:41:55 AM

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propayne

Don't believe this has been posted before?

Scanned this from my copy of the August 1968 issue of Super Stock & Drag Illustrated magazine.

It's the issue where "Dyno" Don wrings a 13.23 1/4 mile time out of a Cobra Jet 1968 XR-7 GT Cougar.

There is also a test of a '68 GT500 with this shot of the engine. Photo is printed small in the mag so I made a hi-res scan and enlarged it.

- Phillip

President, Delmarva Cougar Club - Brand Manager, Cougar Club of America

Coralsnake

#1
Oh now we have to figure out the car number !

Can you post the date and text?

shelbydoug

Quote from: Coralsnake on December 23, 2023, 10:15:20 AM
Oh now we have to figure out the car number !

Can you post the date and text?

You're great at that.  ;D
68 GT350 Lives Matter!

68blk500c

Thank you, Phillip, for this early engine photo.

Coralsnake

#4
1968 GT500 Fastback
Built before 2/15/68 (most likely January or first two weeks of February)

4 speed transmission?

Large letter Goodyears / Marchals / Front Mount Antenna

No AC / Black Interior/

Most likely Red, Blue or possibly Dark green Car


Bill Collins

Distributor vacuum advance is single diaphragm so is likely an automatic.
Enthusiast since 1965, SAAC charter member since 1975 and Regional Rep since 1985, GT350 Owner since 1971, 289 Cobra owner 1979-2016, Ford GT owner 2006 - 2017

Coralsnake

All GT500s used the single vacuum advance in 1968, but good observation

propayne

I will post the entire article later today.

They state that this car has a C6 with a standard 3.50:1 rear. Tires are plain-wall Goodyear E70-15's.

- Phillip
President, Delmarva Cougar Club - Brand Manager, Cougar Club of America

KR500

Yes C6 trans. If you look closely the vacuum hose for the modulator is visible back by the RR of the carb
Rodney Harrold,Ohio SAAC Rep,SAAC 68 Shelby Concourse Judge,68 GT500KR 02267

Coralsnake

1968 GT500 Fastback
Built before 2/15/68 (most likely January or first two weeks of February)

4 speed transmission? Automatic Transmission

Large letter Goodyears / Marchals / Front Mount Antenna

No AC / Black Interior/

Most likely Red, Blue or possibly Dark green Car

Coralsnake

It looks to have tilt hose?

propayne

President, Delmarva Cougar Club - Brand Manager, Cougar Club of America

propayne

President, Delmarva Cougar Club - Brand Manager, Cougar Club of America

propayne

Last page - with ads  ;D

- Phillip

President, Delmarva Cougar Club - Brand Manager, Cougar Club of America

Coralsnake

#14
Thank you

Yes on tilt. That almost looks like a Koons decal on the decklid.

Where was this magazine published?