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Friday, October 24, 2014

New Mustang Part! 65-68 Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Snaps


Have you ever tried to install those original style Mustang convertible quarter trim snaps?  By "original style", I mean the ones that are basically tubular rivets on the backside and require you to expand the rivet to make them tighten in place.  It's very difficult.

Well, an easier solution is now available!  Our new 65-68 Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Snaps have a threaded stud allowing you to install them by simply tightening the supplied nut.  The snap seen from the front looks exactly like the original.

These new, easy-to-install snaps are sold in a set of 6, which will do one car (3 on each side).  Our part number is ST-1431.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet in Gettysburg PA - Part 2

Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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If you missed Part 1 of our coverage of the NE Regional SAAC Meet, click here for the other pictures.  We pick up Part 2 with our lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.

Here is the description of the event just in case you missed it:

The Fifth Annual Shelby American Automobile Club NE Regional was held October 16-19, 2014 in Gettysburg, PA.  This event was put together by the Lehigh Valley Region of SAAC.  For the fifth year in a row, they did a fantastic job.

This event is somewhat unique in that it features a Saturday road tour.  The tour is about 60 miles long with a few stops in order to keep all of the cars together, visit points of interest, and to eat lunch. The tour was extremely successful with a record number of over 70 cars participating.

We drove our recently completed '66 GT350 and had a blast.  Stops included the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and Performance Motors of Hanover.  The Museum has lots and lots of memorabilia and cars to view and Performance Motors of Hanover's showroom is absolutely incredible.  The lunch provided there was also very well received.

Saturday evening featured an ice cream social and evening program.  The event wrapped up Sunday with a popular vote car show.

If you weren't lucky enough to attend, you may want to pencil it in for next year.  The cars, and especially the people, always make it a great time!


Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  This is a very early production 1965 GT350 - 5009. 2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  Our 1966 Shelby performed flawlessly on the tour. 2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  This is another early '65 GT350 - 5010.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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How about a factory '65 GT350 Race Car (R Model)?  It's 5R536.  Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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How about a factory '65 GT350 Race Car (R Model)?  It's 5R536.  Saturday Road Tour lunch stop at Performance Motors of Hanover.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday evening program.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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The popular vote car show was held on Sunday.  6S1732 and 6S2301 were the early arrivals in the '66 Shelby section.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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The popular vote car show was held Sunday.  The turn out of 1966 Shelbys was quite impressive.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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The popular vote car show was held Sunday.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet in Gettysburg PA

Lining up for the Saturday Road Tour.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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The Fifth Annual Shelby American Automobile Club NE Regional was held October 16-19, 2014 in Gettysburg, PA.  This event was put together by the Lehigh Valley Region of SAAC.  For the fifth year in a row, they did a fantastic job.

This event is somewhat unique in that it features a Saturday road tour.  The tour is about 60 miles long with a few stops in order to keep all of the cars together, visit points of interest, and to eat lunch. The tour was extremely successful with a record number of over 70 cars participating.

We drove our recently completed '66 GT350 and had a blast.  Stops included the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and Performance Motors of Hanover.  The Museum has lots and lots of memorabilia and cars to view and Performance Motors of Hanover's showroom is absolutely incredible.  The lunch provided there was also very well received.

Saturday evening featured an ice cream social and evening program.  The event wrapped up Sunday with a popular vote car show.

If you weren't lucky enough to attend, you may want to pencil it in for next year.  The cars, and especially the people, always make it a great time!

Part 2 coming soon!

The Saturday Road Tour is underway.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour first stop.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour first stop.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour first stop.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour second stop.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour second stop.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour stop at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour stop at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour stop at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Saturday Road Tour stop at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.  2014 SAAC NE Regional Shelby Meet - Gettysburg, PA.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Another New Part! Chrome Cobra Lettered Air Cleaner Assembly

This new chrome air cleaner assembly will fit most carburetors on any V8 models.  Complete with raised Cobra lettering on chrome lid, correct filter, and blue painted base.  14 inch size.
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The 289 High Performance Mustangs came equipped with an open element 14 inch chrome air cleaner assembly.  These air cleaners were also used in the popular engine dress up kits that were marketed by Ford.

We have a few different versions of these air cleaners available, including a show quality reproduction that is exactly like the ones originally installed on the '65-66 289 HiPo Mustangs and '65-66 Shelby GT350s.

Now we have an air cleaner that is exactly like our correct assembly, but it features a chrome lid with raised COBRA lettering.  Like our other air cleaners, it comes complete with the correct round hole air filter and base.

It will fit almost any 2V or 4V carburetor on a V8 engine.  Order our part number EG-1242.  Click here!
This new chrome air cleaner assembly will fit most carburetors on any V8 models.  Complete with raised Cobra lettering on chrome lid, correct filter, and blue painted base.  14 inch size.  This particular image shows the base with fitting for hose.  This fitting can be capped if not needed.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Part - Double Hump Chrome HiPo Air Cleaner Assembly

Early style "Double Hump" Chrome Air Cleaner Assembly - 1964 1/2 Mustang, Cobra, and other Fords.
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As you know, we are big fans of the early 289 High Performance Mustangs.  Because of this, we are super excited to announce the availability of these new, unique chrome air cleaner assemblies.  These air cleaners were installed on the '64 1/2 HiPo K Mustangs and are commonly referred to as "double hump" air cleaners, referring to their uniquely shaped top lid.

These air cleaners were also installed on 260 & 289 Cobras, early Falcons, early Fairlanes, and other early Fords.  Recently, they have been very difficult to find, and the prices have reflected their rarity.

This is a super nice reproduction and comes complete with the correct round hole air filter and a stamped steel base.  The base is painted semi gloss black and does not have a provision for a hose.

Click here to read more and/or order:

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Early style "Double Hump" Chrome Air Cleaner Assembly - 1964 1/2 Mustang, Cobra, and other Fords.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Just the Details...1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang



1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang
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We are thrilled to wrap up our "clean up" of our green 1966 Shelby.  If you missed our previous posts about this car, please click here and scroll through the posts to read more.  This car was purchased in the Fall of 2013 from the long time owner.  It was really a barn find, and while it was nicely maintained by the owner, it needed quite a few things to bring it up to super reliable standards.  The great work was performed by Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration.


1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang.  Shelby number stamped in the RH front fender apron.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang.  Underside of hood was just cleaned with original paint remaining.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang.  Original dated radiator.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang.  Underside was cleaned, new gas tank was installed along with an older NOS Ford exhaust system.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang - engine detail.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang.  New bushings were installed and the original shocks were installed after matching the original color paint.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang.  Export reinforcement brace on cowl.
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We were lucky, because this Shelby was in amazing shape for its age.  It had been properly stored for years and does not have any rust.  The floors just required cleaning to reveal the original red / brown sealer.  The entire brake system was rebuilt, including the original rear wheel cylinders, front brake calipers, proportioning valve, and master cylinder.  All of the brake lines and hose were also replaced.


1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang
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The same thing was done with the original front suspension and fuel system.  Other areas, including the interior and engine compartment, were carefully cleaned to maintain much of the car's originality.

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang.  This image shows the date stamp in the hood frame.
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The Shelby was painted way back in the late sixties or early seventies, and the paint is far from perfect, but it was also cleaned and certainly is presentable as is.

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang.  Original paint in the door jamb.
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We did pull the engine in order to properly paint it since the previous owner had painted the block and heads black.  It now sports the correct, original blue color.

Original jacking instruction decal.  1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang
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The last owner was extremely careful when it came to saving any original parts during his ownership. We were lucky to have the original front shocks, original rear wheel cylinders, original traction bars, original HiPo fuel pump, and the original front brake calipers.  All of these items were in boxes when the car was picked up.  We rebuilt all of these original parts and installed them with the other original items that were already on the car like the dated radiator, original engine and transmission, original dated carburetor, all five original Magnum 500 wheels, original 3 inch wide racing seat belts, and more.

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang.  Original spare wheel with reproduction Goodyear Blue Streak tire.
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The Shelby's debut is planned for this coming weekend at the SAAC NE Regional Meet in Gettysburg, PA.  This is always a fun event with a cool road tour, lots of socializing with friends, and a Sunday popular vote car show.  We will be posting lots of pictures next week for you from that event.


1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang  Trunk Area
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