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Author Topic: Engine Bay Restoration - Car #100 GT350 Convertible  (Read 14387 times)
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« Reply #75 on: June 26, 2017, 07:58:11 PM »

Please tell me that you plan on replacing the grabber blue cap with a black one. My sensibilities are in a tizzy. Hysterical

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« Reply #76 on: June 26, 2017, 08:05:49 PM »

Lol.  Blue cap is just temporary used during engine install.   

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« Reply #77 on: July 03, 2017, 06:50:39 PM »

Took the shelby for the first drive today with the rebuilt engine installed.  No issues or leaks.  It feels like a different and much better car.  Very strong, mild lope on cam, and runs much cooler than before.  Me likey.  





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« Reply #78 on: July 03, 2017, 07:23:39 PM »

Looks great!  Is there a performance factor reason for not going with the autolite 4300?

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« Reply #79 on: July 03, 2017, 07:36:38 PM »

Looks great!  Is there a performance factor reason for not going with the autolite 4300?

Thanks!  Yes, the autolite 4300 carb was less than 500 cfm I think.  No way it could flow enough for my new engine combo making 365HP.  I think the 4300 was an emission carb, not designed for performance. 

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« Reply #80 on: July 05, 2017, 06:37:31 PM »

Took the shelby for the first drive today with the rebuilt engine installed.  No issues or leaks.  It feels like a different and much better car.  Very strong, mild lope on cam, and runs much cooler than before.  Me likey.  



Great job. It looks just beautiful. Congrats PeelOut

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« Reply #81 on: July 05, 2017, 06:47:25 PM »

Thanks carm for the compliment.  Did you ever get the correct color match for your grabber orange vert? 

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« Reply #82 on: August 01, 2017, 07:16:46 PM »

I decided to purchase an AEM wide band air/fuel meter to dial in my carburetor jetting.  It was well worth the time and money.  My 735cfm list 4609 carb was way off with the factory jetting of 66 primary and 79 secondary on my rebuilt 351W.   After 6 attempts taking the carb on and off for jet changes, I finally got my idle, cruising, and wide open throttle dialed in at 13:1 air/fuel ratio.  The jetting I ended up with is 76 primary and 69 secondary jets.  The car idles much better now and actually runs cooler because I was very lean at cruising speeds.  It was well worth the $150 I spent on the aem gauge.  I would have likely burned a hole in my pistons over time if I didn't use the gauge due to being very lean. 

I ran the gauge and wiring temporarily to my windshield wiper.  It looks like crap, but it worked and is removable once the carb is dialed in.  



 



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« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2017, 08:16:32 PM »

I decided to purchase an AEM wide band air/fuel meter to dial in my carburetor jetting.  It was well worth the time and money.  My 735cfm list 4609 carb was way off with the factory jetting of 66 primary and 79 secondary on my rebuilt 351W.   After 6 attempts taking the carb on and off for jet changes, I finally got my idle, cruising, and wide open throttle dialed in at 13:1 air/fuel ratio.  The jetting I ended up with is 76 primary and 69 secondary jets.  The car idles much better now and actually runs cooler because I was very lean at cruising speeds.  It was well worth the $150 I spent on the aem gauge.  I would have likely burned a hole in my pistons over time if I didn't use the gauge due to being very lean. 

I ran the gauge and wiring temporarily to my windshield wiper.  It looks like crap, but it worked and is removable once the carb is dialed in.  



 
How does that work ? The ones I have seen you had to weld in a bung on the exhaust pipe for the sensor. Also FYI if it matters Anco wiper blades were factory on 69 Shelby not Trico.

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« Reply #84 on: August 02, 2017, 01:07:41 AM »

Yes. A bung is welded into the H pipe on passenger side.  A plug is installed when O2 sensor is not.  It is accessible from top side.  You can see the bung from engine bay if you really look for it so it is not an option for show cars.  CaN I still buy anco wipers?

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« Reply #85 on: August 02, 2017, 05:57:31 AM »

early 69 shelbys built in fall 68 still had tricos 16''

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« Reply #86 on: August 02, 2017, 06:06:55 AM »

Does anyone have pictures of the Anco wiper blades I just want to make sure the ones I have are correct.    Thank you

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« Reply #87 on: August 02, 2017, 06:19:40 AM »

My car was completed in December 1968.  Car number 100.

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« Reply #88 on: September 17, 2017, 05:10:07 PM »

Shelby parts is able to have his guy do wrinkle powder coating. I do it the old fashion wrinkle way myself. It is your choice how you do it. Black wrinkle is is factory correct .

Do  you have a link for Shelby parts? I googled "Shelby Parts" and came up with numerous websites. I need to have my valve covers repainted as well but would like to keep the factory wrinkle finish.

Great thread btw, valuable as I am going through a similar process.

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« Reply #89 on: September 17, 2017, 07:16:19 PM »

www.shelbyparts.com

Shelby Parts and Restoration
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