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About 66GT350PS

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    Team Shelby Member
  • Birthday 08/20/1947

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    Pacific Coast
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    Travel, car shows, driving and restoration of Mustangs.

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  1. After 8 years of complete disassembly and restoration, the 66 felt very healthy with the rebuilt HIPO and Paxton (not original production, added in the 1980s). I had my mechanic do the test with the warning that any breakage was on him or parts and labor.
  2. Nice toys in your barn. It is true about seeing many o the classic ones on the road much.. For me it is a case as a senior citizen to drive the 2011 more than the 1966 due to all the modern comforts and ease of driving. The 66 takes a bit of arm wrestling and my legs get tired of the clutch shifting in heavy traffic. I am more likely to take the wife's red 1965 GT convertible to a cruise night and the 2011 GT350 on a club cruise. To see a bunch of early Shelby rides, I just go to a SAAC national convention when I can. Oddly enough, despite the thousands produced, I do not see a lot o late model GT500 Shelby Mustangs on the road as I used. I am more likely to see a late model Ford GT350.😎
  3. I have the same issue with my original 66 GT350 which I have owned since 1982. Solved it by changing the license plate to respond in advance to the two most common questions that I get: "Real 66" is the answer on the car.😎
  4. It will cost low six figures to bring back to life and could be worth it if the new owner is able to put in a lot o the time and labor themselves and since if it is original and has the original drive train. It will definitely be fu to enjoy when done. Otherwise, buy it, clean it up and flip it to an interested party that would like to restore it. 😎
  5. Does it still have the original engine and drive train? Looks like engine and trans are missing from the car.
  6. Record the Ford VIN and send it to the SAAC 1965 Shelby registrar, Howard Pardee at: saachp@snet.net to verify the car.
  7. I believe that it should be compulsory eating for TV viewing of "Ford v Ferrari".
  8. Checking the information on the other site will continue to give more of the answers that you require. Lots of knowledgeable people that have these systems. Also, look at the photos on the Paradise Wheels site as it may show all the parts. 😎
  9. Looking forward to meeting you and seeing your ride. Your GT500 is quite a start for a first Mustang. I have been a TS member from its early years and a SAAC member for 45 years. I play with a 1966 GT350 and a 2011 GT350 45th Anniversary. Don
  10. Darryn, Where is Hawaii are you? Aloha, Don Johnston Aloha Mustang & Shelby Club of Hawaii
  11. 66-67 had a "Cobra" carb. box with switch to "Shelby" was made in 1968. Also the "Mustang" on the blower bracket was added around the same time. A number o owners of 65-70 Mustangs and Shelby GT350 cars have added the Paxton units at later times. I found an early correct Paxton set up for my 66 GT350 and added it in 1987. The set up had reportedly (by the seller) originally been used on s stock 289 67 Mustang, It had been set up incorrectly with the wrong pulley back in 1967 and they blow the engine (rod) with too much pressure and poor installation. It was removed and sat on the shelf in his garage for decades before he sold it. With the advent of the bigger block engines in the Shelby GT500 and Mustangs at the same price ($400.00 then) as a Paxton unit for a small block, few supercharges were sold at the time. In later years, owners with smaller engines (289 and 302) decided to add the system or more power. The Paxton does give the small bock the power feel and performance of the larger V8. There are a number of older magazine articles and books on supercharging about the Paxton system and its use and development. You did not mention if you have all the rest of the Paxton set up which included the blower, crankshaft pulley, tension pulley and spring, air intake canister, pulley belt, etc. The bl;ower cradle bracket that is in the picture looks like the one for a non-/ac or power steering system. system. Craig Conley can give you more accurate details. 😎
  12. One of experts is Craig Conley of Paradise Wheels. When Paxton Industries was split up and sold, Caig got all the early year parts, tools, machinery, design information, etc. from the Santa Monica shop. Paxton equipment for the later 5.0 Mustangs and Camaros of the 1980s and beyond went to Vortex. If you do nt have a complete system. Craig has the correctparts. Your photos show an over the counter '68 to '70 blower box and pulley or small block Ford. Do you have the blower? Check the serial number and color. A ire at the Paxton Industries shop destroyed all the individual records, but by recolection, a lot of information was redeemed. http://paradisewheels.biz/power/ 😎
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