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Monday, October 31, 2016

Mustang and Ford Alternator Fans Are Here!!

Mustang and Ford Alternator Fan. Gold Zinc Plating.
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Since losing our supplier over a year ago, we have been out of alternator fans. We have good news now though! We have a new manufacturer, and these fans are back and even better!

These alternator fans were used on all Mustangs (and, of course, other Fords) from the first '65s equipped with alternators through much of  the 1970 model year until 11/17/69.

These new fans feature the correct "U" in a circle vendor stamping. The gold zinc plated version was used starting in very late '66 production. The exact same fan is also available with a black painted finish. The black ones are dipped painted just like the original.

In addition, there is a third version available. This flat fan was used from the beginning of alternator production until around May of 1965. This version comes complete with the spacer that was originally used under the fan during installation. The spacer is also available separately.

So, to recap, here's the complete list:

EG-374    Gold Zinc Plated Ford Mustang Alternator Fan  Click Here
EG-3741  Black Painted Ford Mustang Alternator Fan       Click Here
EG-3742  Black Painted early flat style Ford Mustang Alternator Fan with spacer  Click Here
EG-3743  Spacer only for early flat style Ford Mustang Alternator Fan  Click Here
Mustang and Ford Alternator Fan. Gold Zinc Plating. Correct "U" vendor stamping.
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Mustang and Ford Alternator Fan. Black paint dipped like the original.
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Mustang and Ford Alternator Fan. Black paint dipped like the original. Early flat style with spacer included.
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Available separately - Mustang and Ford Alternator Fan Spacer only for early style flat fan.
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Just the Details...1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration. Trunk lid and rear bumper and lights are in!
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We've got more pictures today of the restoration of '66 Shelby #33 as Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration continues to make great progress. Even though we had lots of  components restored and ready to go on, the research and parts collection continues!

In this series, we have the back end assembled with the trunk lid and bumper, the sealer applied on the firewall, the engine and transmission installed, and more!

As always, continue to scroll down the post to read more and click on the pictures to see larger versions.
1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration. Sealer was sprayed like original on the heater blower/firewall area.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration. More sealer on the firewall.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration. Image showing the rest of the firewall sealer.
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After careful study of the pictures before disassembly, lots of spraying of test patterns, and observations of cars built around the same time period, Jeremy was able to really nail the sealer for the firewall.




1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration. The trunk is coming together nicely.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration. Original cardboard heater plenum.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration. The engine is about to be installed.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration. Lots of protection for the engine installation!
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration.  Lots of protection for the engine installation!
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We made sure that we were very careful as we prepared to install the engine.

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration. It's always nice to see the parts back on the car where they belong.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration. The 289 HiPo is in place!
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Just the Details...1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang
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We are continuing our series on the restoration of 1966 Shelby SFM6S033. If you haven't read the previous posts, this is one of the "carryover" GT350s. Check out the last post here:  http://blog.virginiaclassicmustang.com/2016/09/just-details1966-shelby-gt350-289-hipo.html

Check out the latest pictures here. Also be sure to read the explanations about the details located below some of the pictures.

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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The gas tank is shown here, ready to install. The sending unit is an original that was restored and tested. The units used on '65 Mustangs had a C4ZF number. The C6 number appeared in 1966. There was no C5ZF model.
1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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 The picture below shows the trunk area prepared with sealer for the installation of the gas tank.

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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The rear license light assembly was disassembled and restored. The key is finding a unit with  nice, original wiring. You will also note that the assembly is dated. This is the original from the car and is dated "5F" for June of 1965.
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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 Even the tail light bodies are dated, although this date cannot be seen once the body is installed.

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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An older NOS transmission mount was sourced featuring the same numbers as the original assembly line unit. You will note the paint marking. We will mention that we only duplicated the markings found on this particular car. Often times these markings vary by plant, production date, options, and more. Consistency is often lacking also.

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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 Gas tank, rear suspension, exhaust, tie down brackets, and more are installed!

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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The exact finishes and overspray patterns were duplicated on the rear valance. In this particular case, the back side of the valance was painted with a red sealer and then received lots of body color overspray.
1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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 The "OK" marking was reapplied to the transmission bellhousing.

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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Original oil pressure sending units are extremely tough to find. There are tons of suitable replacements, but the originals for '65-66 models featured a square, rather than hex base for tightening. They were dated too! We were able to obtain this one from a good friend, and, and strangely enough, it even has a suitable date of "D5", April 1965, for 6S033.

1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang 
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 Another step completed as the headliner is installed!

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Rear Spoilers on 65 Mustangs, Bonneville, and More!


We recently ran across the website, http://www.gyronautx1.com about the Gyronautx X-1 which captured the Land Speed Record for motorcycles in 1966. Believe it or not, there was a Mustang and Shelby American connection with one of the builders. One of the posts contains the information along with some great vintage pictures.

Please check out the post here:

http://www.gyronautx1.com/live-updates/the-shelby-gyronaut-connections-cobra-engines-and-the-first-gt350-rear-spoilers