1967 Shelby GT 350

Started on Aug. 8, 2011, 10:34 a.m.

Our GT350 is a survivor with the patina to prove it. After a years of abuse and neglect, we’re getting it back on the road for a run on the Going to the Sun Rally in Montana before conducting a full restoration. This project is sponsored by Ford Racing, National Parts Depot, and Orlando Mustang.

Stay tuned as this story unfolds.

1967 Shelby GT 350

Specs

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Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:United States
Original price: $3995
0-60 time:7.1 seconds
Displacement:4272cc
Stock horsepower:306 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque:329 lb.-ft @ 4200 rpm
Engine configuration:V-8
Transmission:4-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Suspension:A-arm with coil springs (front)
Live axle with leaf springs (rear)
Brakes:disc/drum
Body width:70.9 in.
Curb weight:3360 lbs.
Wheelbase:108.0 in.
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Latest Project Updates

Oct 15, 2013

The Shelby Drop

Oct 15, 2013

We modify our upper control arm mounting point for better suspension geometry.

Sep 18, 2013

Competing in the Going to the Sun Rally

Sep 18, 2013

Only minor issues hindered us on the Going to the Sun Rally.

Sep 11, 2013

Comparing Shelbys, Eh?

Sep 11, 2013

We crossed the border to Canada and found a surprise along the way.

Sep 9, 2013

In-Transit Power Steering Upgrade

Sep 9, 2013

We installed a new pump while we were on a road trip with our Shelby GT350.

Sep 6, 2013

Driving Our Shelby Through the Wild Wild West

Sep 6, 2013

We drive the best tool for the job of roaming the dry and mountainous West Coast.

Sep 4, 2013

Our Trip Is Going Well

Sep 4, 2013

We enjoyed our trip, driving our Shelby on the West coast of this beautiful land.

Aug 30, 2013

The Shelby Goes to the Sun

Aug 30, 2013

Our Mercedes is down for an engine swap, so the Shelby is hitting the road.

Aug 28, 2013

A Less Restrictive Airbox

Aug 28, 2013

We improve our Shelby’s breathing.

Apr 18, 2013

Upgrading our Shelby with Wilwoods

Apr 18, 2013

The stock brakes just weren’t up to task.

Feb 15, 2013

Let's make it handle

Feb 15, 2013

We take our Shelby to our test track to set a baseline.

Oct 28, 2012

Heavy-duty dual-disc clutches

Oct 28, 2012

Horsepower + burnouts = cooked clutch

Jun 20, 2012

Dyno runs and burnouts

Jun 20, 2012

Boys will be boys. We tune the engine, then abuse the clutch.

Jun 13, 2012

Mysterious Taillight Problem

Jun 13, 2012

We keep blowing turn signal switches, but can’t quite figure out why.

Jun 4, 2012

Showing and Sorting the Shelby

Jun 4, 2012

The Shelby makes some appearances and revisits the dyno.

May 21, 2012

New tires and wheels

May 21, 2012

The Shelby needed more stick.

Apr 19, 2012

See the Shelby at Charlotte AutoFair

Apr 19, 2012

The Shelby is on display in Charlotte this weekend.

Apr 10, 2012

Beating the Heat

Apr 10, 2012

We get our Shelby’s air conditioning blowing cold to prepare for hot Florida summers.

Mar 28, 2012

Shelby Makes a Splash at Silver Springs

Mar 28, 2012

We show off our Shelby at the Silver Springs Florida All-Ford Show in Ocala.

Mar 22, 2012

Tuning our Shelby's Carburetor

Mar 22, 2012

We tune our Shelby to resolve the engine’s rich running condition.

Mar 16, 2012

Leaks and Squeaks

Mar 16, 2012

We address a few niggling issues on our Shelby.

Mar 8, 2012

Post-Rally Sorting

Mar 8, 2012

We start attacking our to-do list for our Shelby GT 350.

Mar 5, 2012

Vintage Vinyl Graphics

Mar 5, 2012

We add weathered-looking sponsor decals to our Shelby, giving birth to the Terlingua Terror.

Feb 29, 2012

Initial Dyno Runs

Feb 29, 2012

Our Shelby hits the dyno before departing for the Texas 1000 rally.

Feb 13, 2012

First Drive in Our Shelby Mustang

Feb 13, 2012

After lots of blood, sweat and tears, our Shelby is ready for that first drive.

Feb 1, 2012

Getting Our Shelby GT 350 in Line

Feb 1, 2012

We set the Shelby’s alignment for the right mix of comfort and performance.

Jan 31, 2012

Shelby Mustang on the Mend

Jan 31, 2012

Putting the nose back on our Shelby GT 350 project.

Jan 24, 2012

Shelby Interior Progress

Jan 24, 2012

Restoring the interior panels on our Shelby Mustang.

Jan 20, 2012

Shelby Interior Upgrades

Jan 20, 2012

Finishing the seat restoration on our 1967 Shelby GT 350.

Jan 19, 2012

Adding an Exhaust

Jan 19, 2012

Fitting the perfect headers and exhaust system for our Shelby GT 350.

Jan 17, 2012

Installing a Distributor on Our Shelby GT 350

Jan 17, 2012

The engine won’t run without one.

Jan 13, 2012

Rebuilding the Power Steering

Jan 13, 2012

Our Shelby Mustang can go and stop. What’s left?

Jan 11, 2012

Lubrication and Cooling Systems Check

Jan 11, 2012

Armoring our Shelby against any cooling problems despite its extra 200 horsepower.

Jan 4, 2012

Fixing the Fuel System on our Shelby Mustang

Jan 4, 2012

With the engine installed and the clutch in place, it was time to get the rest of the ancillary systems figured out.

Dec 28, 2011

Clutch Time

Dec 28, 2011

We look for the best clutch setup for our Shelby GT 350.

Dec 7, 2011

Shelby GT 350: Stopping and steering

Dec 7, 2011

Finding the right answers for our power steering and brake questions.

Dec 5, 2011

Dashboard Diving

Dec 5, 2011

We refurbish our Shelby’s a/c setup while retaining the factory-correct appearance.

Dec 2, 2011

Shoeing Our Shelby

Dec 2, 2011

Finding the right wheel-and-tire combination for our Shelby Mustang.

Nov 30, 2011

Rebuilding the Transmission

Nov 30, 2011

Just like the rest of our Shelby, the transmission needed attention.

Nov 28, 2011

Moving Forward on Our Shelby's Chassis

Nov 28, 2011

Adding new brake lines and fixing our fuel delivery problems.

Nov 18, 2011

Putting it Back Together

Nov 18, 2011

With the underside of our Shelby painted to MCA concours standards, it’s time to bring it home for reassembly.

Nov 14, 2011

How Can Something So Crappy Be Concours Correct?

Nov 14, 2011

To make a rough old Mustang concours-correct underneath for Mustang Cub of America judging takes a lot of work.

Nov 10, 2011

Reality Sets In

Nov 10, 2011

It’s time to fess up: This project was a lot more work than we thought it would be.

Oct 11, 2011

Working Below Decks

Oct 11, 2011

We perform more cleaning, welding and grinding underneath our Shelby’s unibody.

Sep 23, 2011

Engine Bay Beautification

Sep 23, 2011

We sandblast the engine compartment and work on the seats of our Shelby.

Sep 13, 2011

Mustang on the Move

Sep 13, 2011

Undoing past sins on our survivor Shelby.

Sep 6, 2011

Stripping Our Shelby With Steam

Sep 6, 2011

Cleaning with the power of steam and thinking about brakes.

Aug 31, 2011

Flooring It

Aug 31, 2011

Time to tackle the metalwork on our Shelby project.

Aug 26, 2011

Quick Clean

Aug 26, 2011

The thrash continues: We nearly strip our Shelby’s chassis in one day.

Aug 16, 2011

Tearing Down Our Shelby

Aug 16, 2011

Our driveline teardown reveals good news.

Aug 11, 2011

Where Do We Start?

Aug 11, 2011

We’ve barely begun work on our Shelby, and we’re already behind schedule.

Aug 8, 2011

Our Shelby Saga Begins

Aug 8, 2011

We begin a six-week thrash on our patina-rich Shelby.

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