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« on: September 08, 2017, 12:21:44 PM »

I have been working on this one a while and I am calling in some help, but I can report 1968 GT500 #56, that was originally equipped with a supercharger is now ready for its engine paint job.



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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 04:08:54 PM »

Thats a 428 Cobra Jet with the original 428 aluminum PI intake manifold, same as tested by Shelby in 1968-9.


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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 06:46:05 PM »

Did someone say COOL?  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 08:17:07 PM »

I will try to post a few more pictures

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 08:38:56 PM »

Thats a 428 Cobra Jet with the original 428 aluminum PI intake manifold, same as tested by Shelby in 1968-9.


I don't think anyone on the forum would have assumed it was a 427 after all the previous discussions.   Shocked



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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 08:24:45 AM »

 Hysterical



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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 11:17:58 AM »

I believe the Paxton should be white for 1968 when done.

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 02:08:50 PM »

What were the black Paxtons used for?

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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2017, 08:07:39 PM »

What were the black Paxtons used for?
From what I have observed and learned is that the Studebaker Avanti used orange color Paxton blowers and the black blowers were offered over the counter in '65-'66.  The factory Paxton '66-'67 Shelby GT350's received Ford Blue blowers that were designated, in the serial number of the blower, with either an "S" or "C" to show they were produced for Shelby.  Over the counter '68 Paxton units were white in color and may have an "S" in the blower units serial number for Shelby.

I would think it may be possible '68 GT500 #56 could've been equipped with a blue color blower if Shelby was experimenting with this car toward the end of '67.  The reason this may be is because Shelby had an over stock of '66-'67 Paxton kits leftover at the end of '67, which were painted blue and had the "COBRA" carb bonnet (1968-70 carb bonnets had the "SHELBY" name on them).  This of course is my opinion on what color the blower should be for #56.      

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2017, 08:24:48 PM »

It's all about timing. 56 was wary car and if Paxton was prior to may 68 iikely black
428cj Paxton no AC? Piece of cake  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2017, 05:38:29 AM »

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Good stuff here...

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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2017, 06:21:16 AM »

From what I have observed and learned is that the Studebaker Avanti used orange color Paxton blowers and the black blowers were offered over the counter in '65-'66.  The factory Paxton '66-'67 Shelby GT350's received Ford Blue blowers that were designated, in the serial number of the blower, with either an "S" or "C" to show they were produced for Shelby.  Over the counter '68 Paxton units were white in color and may have an "S" in the blower units serial number for Shelby.

I would think it may be possible '68 GT500 #56 could've been equipped with a blue color blower if Shelby was experimenting with this car toward the end of '67.  The reason this may be is because Shelby had an over stock of '66-'67 Paxton kits leftover at the end of '67, which were painted blue and had the "COBRA" carb bonnet (1968-70 carb bonnets had the "SHELBY" name on them).  This of course is my opinion on what color the blower should be for #56.      
   Great info here George idea

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2017, 07:19:38 AM »

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Yes, once you get past re-engineering the smog, coming up with a workable bracket, resolving pulleys and off sets, it is easy.

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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2017, 01:41:12 PM »

Yes, once you get past re-engineering the smog, coming up with a workable bracket, resolving pulleys and off sets, it is easy.

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Mounting the airbox and air intake. Setting up breather hose. Carburetor linkage. Fuel lines.. Pressure and manifold gauge connections.  Fuel pump pressure is Ehsan lines. Finding fan combinations
Oh yeah .....AC

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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2017, 08:21:45 AM »


It's all ready edgy when a CJ's secondaries come on, what would this feel like? SpaceX Shocked

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