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Friday, May 26, 2017

Just the Details...1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Restoration


It's been months since our last Shelby Restoration Update. Check out the last one at this link: http://blog.virginiaclassicmustang.com/2017/02/just-details1966-shelby-gt350-mustang_24.html

If you haven't been following our updates, this is one of the 252 "Carryover" Shelbys. These were titled as 1966 models, yet they started life as 1965 models. So, they were equipped '65 interior along with other '65 features. You can read more about these unique cars at www.CarryoverGT350.com.

This particular car is number 33 - 6S033. It also features a rear package tray rather than the more common folding rear seat. If you plan to attend the Shelby American Automobile Club's 42nd Annual Convention (SAAC-42) to be held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway June 8-10, 2107, you can see this car. We are planning to participate in the judged show on Friday and the popular vote show on Saturday.

We have just been wrapping up the final details over the last few months. The final part of a restoration involves getting everything to run and function properly, and it's sometimes the most difficult part. We have been driving the car a bit and just sorting things out. If you look closely at the picture above, you will see our clip on plastic "mud flaps" to protect the paint!

The pictures below show lots of under side details including the rear end housing, drive shaft, rear brake hoses, shocks, gas tank sending unit, exhaust, suspension, brakes, and more.

Be sure to also check out the captions under each picture for more details.


Original markings were duplicated on the rear end housing. This is commonly found on Shelbys.
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The original drive shaft markings were duplicated during the restoration of the '66 Shelby.
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Shelby GT350 rear brake hose.
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The Shelby H-Pipe was also duplicated.
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Shelby front suspension detail.
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Front strut rod bushings.
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Front brake caliper.
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A new transmission mount with the original part number was used.
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Floor pan detail. Every attempt was made to duplicate the original overspray patterns, colors, drips, etc.
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Shelby rear differential detail.
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Original rear leaf spring markings.
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Rear exhaust tail pipe.
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This shot shows the rear Koni shock, rear traction bar, axle limiting cable, and special rear mounted rubber bumper.
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Rear end and rear brake backing plate detail.
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Exhaust with 6-65 dated muffler.
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Muffler and hanger.
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Rear area detail.
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Original fuel sending unit.
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Rear brake hose and parking brake cable.
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Rear frame rail.
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More under car detail
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Speedo cable clip.
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Transmission crossmember.
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Behind front valance detail.
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Front brake caliper.
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Lower front control arm
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Under car shot showing alternator.
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Radiator date stamping
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Friday, May 12, 2017

1965 Mustang 289 HiPo K Code Coupe - For Sale

1965 Mustang 289 HiPo K Code Coupe - For Sale
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Here's another cool car on www.bringatrailer.com. Check out this 1965 HiPo Mustang Coupe.

http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-ford-mustang-24/

1965 Mustang 289 HiPo K Code Coupe - For Sale
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1965 Mustang 289 HiPo K Code Coupe - For Sale
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1965 Mustang 289 HiPo K Code Coupe - For Sale
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Win a 1965 Mustang Convertible and Support a Good Cause


Every year, the Rotary Club of Bailey's Crossroads, VA raffles off a classic Mustang. They have another beauty almost ready to go for this year's raffle. Please take a look at the below information and  consider buying a ticket to support their worthy causes.

Tickets can be purchased here:  https://rotary-club-mustang-raffle.myshopify.com/

CLASSIC MUSTANG RAFFLE
A brief history of our classic Mustang raffle.
Thirty years ago, Past-President Robert Metzger, a classic car enthusiast, attended a Board of Directors meeting where discussion focused on the need for a repeatable, significant fundraiser. Metzger suggested a classic car raffle. In 1986 and the first BXRC Mustang Raffle occurred. Top prize? A 1965 Mustang Convertible, blue with a white top. Sales began April and all 1,000 tickets were sold by early June! Over the years we have increased the number of tickets printed and we have extended the sales season to September.
Honorary BXRC member Val Wadsworth works with our club to identify and restore the Mustang. About two years ahead of need, he starts vetting potential cars. Val has been interested in Mustangs since 1975. As a career Naval Officer he traveled a great deal and was unable to actually own a Mustang until he was stationed in Washington DC in 1994. He has served as president of the National Capitol Region Mustang Club of America and currently owns a 1966 Mustang GT Fastback. Val is also a Cobra Enthusiast and is a member of the regional Cobra Club. He is very pleased to have been selected as an Honorary Member of the Baileys Crossroads Rotary Club and considers his restoration efforts as a way of giving back to the community.
The benefits of selling Mustang Raffle tickets in person include meeting the people in our community whom we serve – and meeting people who want to help others. Talking with those who want to give back to their community through active, hands-on service, we have met many “future Rotarians” whom we have welcomed to our club.
Three decades of growth have proven the program’s success and sustainability that has raised more than $1.5 million for charity.
Where do the funds we raise go? This is a partial list:
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
Bailey’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department – Provide financial support for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses for local volunteer fire department.
Fairfax County Police Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) – CAC enhances communication between residents and the FCPD and offer residents a chance to dialogue with members of their local police districts
Fisher House of Fort Belvoir – A network of comfort homes near military bases where military families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
Wounded Warriors Association at George Mason University Spinal Injury Program.
YOUTH PROGRAMS (NEW GENERATIONS)
Career Day – Rotarians visit with middle and high school students in the Stuart Pyramid to discuss various career options available to students.
Ethics Day – Rotarians visit with middle and high school students in the Stuart Pyramid to discuss ethics in the workplace and everyday life.
Fairfax County Police Explorer Troop 1742 – Provide financial support to police-sponsored Explorer Scout Troop to promote leadership development and positive training for youth who want to pursue a career in law enforcement.
High School Student Scholarships – Provide college scholarships to graduates of J.E.B Stuart High School.
Interact Club – Provide support and mentoring of J.E.B. Stuart High School students involved in the Rotary Interact Club and leadership development.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) – Provide scholarships for high school students to attend RYLA camp, recognizing achievements of young people consistent with the ideals and ethics of Rotary.
Stuart Pyramid Fair –Annual program preparing elementary, middle and high school students for school; over 4,500 students were helped in 2016.
LITERACY
Dictionary Project – Provide dictionaries to third graders in the local elementary schools (e.g., Bailey's Crossroads Elementary School).
AVID – Provide financial assistance to the J.E.B. Stuart High School AVID program.
Speech, Essay and Music Contests – Sponsor Rotary District speech, essay and music contests at local high and middle schools to promote the themes of Rotary, including Service Above Self (e.g., Glasgow).
Outstanding Educational Leadership Awards – Recognize teachers and other educational leaders who make significant contributions to the education and development of students at all levels.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Bailey's Crossroads and Culmore Area Food Delivery – Conduct annual social/cultural outreach by providing Thanksgiving food delivery to area needy families involving elementary and high school students.
Culmore Cleanup Project – As a sponsor organization, participate with community organizations and the J.E.B. Stuart High School Interact Club in the Mason District cleanup project in the Culmore/Bailey’s Crossroads communities.
Fairfax County Parks Foundation – Support outreach programs of Hidden Oaks Nature Center and Green Spring Gardens.
Friends of Fairfax Animal Shelter – Our donation provides medical care, food, and supplies to help the shelter care for these animals that come to the facility.
Holiday Gift Program for Fairfax County Elderly and Children – Deliver gift cards and toys to local citizens.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
The Rotary Foundation – Support Rotary International to help the needy worldwide through projects related to health and hunger, water and sanitation, literacy, and reducing child mortality.
Domestic and International Disaster Relief - Support of the Shelter Box program and other financial contributions.
Eradication of Polio - Financial support of the PolioPlus program to EndPolioNow.
MicheLo Project –provides free vocational and profession development opportunities for Special Education teachers in Swaziland. We provide free dental health care, adaptive physical education, community education to understand disabilities.
Safe Blood – this program directly addressed the challenge of scarcity of uncontaminated blood throughout much of Africa by recruiting people to commit to providing 25 blood transfusions which commits them to avoiding drugs and avoiding HIV/AIDS.
Rise Against Hunger – Providing inexpensive and highly nutritious meals for those in need; during a recent Mar 2017 meal packaging event, we help pack 20,000 meals in 2 hours.










Friday, May 5, 2017

SAAC 42 - The Shelby American Automobile Club's 42nd Annual Convention

SAAC 42 - The Shelby American Automobile Club 42nd Convention
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The annual Shelby American Automobile Club National Convention is always a great time, but this year is a bit more special. It will be held at the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This will be the 42nd annual convention and will be held June 8-10, 2017.

The first convention that we attended was SAAC 4 in Downingtown, PA...wow, that was 38 years ago!

The convention will feature open track sessions, vintage racing, tech sessions, an evening social at the Speedway's museum, a dinner banquet, a judged car show, a popular vote car show, and more!

Current plans include showing our '66 GT350 Shelby (SFM6S033) that has been featured here on our Blog.

For more information about the convention, please visit www.SAAC42.com.

SAAC 42 - The Shelby American Automobile Club 42nd Convention
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Dash plaque from SAAC 4
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