1967 Shelby GT 350

1967 Shelby GT 350

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.

Latest updates

Oct
15
Oct 15, 2013
The Shelby Drop

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

Sep
18
Sep 18, 2013
Competing in the Going to the Sun Rally

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

Sep
11
Sep 11, 2013
Comparing Shelbys, Eh?

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

Sep
09
Sep 9, 2013
In-Transit Power Steering Upgrade

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

Sep
06
Sep 6, 2013
Driving Our Shelby Through the Wild Wild West

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

Sep
04
Sep 4, 2013
Our Trip Is Going Well

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

Aug
30
Aug 30, 2013
The Shelby Goes to the Sun

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

Aug
28
Aug 28, 2013
A Less Restrictive Airbox

We improve our Shelby's breathing.

Apr
18
Apr 18, 2013
Upgrading our Shelby with Wilwoods

The stock brakes just weren't up to task.

Feb
15
Feb 15, 2013
Let's make it handle

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

Oct
28
Oct 28, 2012
Heavy-duty dual-disc clutches

Horsepower + burnouts = cooked clutch

Jun
20
Jun 20, 2012
Dyno runs and burnouts

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

Jun
13
Jun 13, 2012
Mysterious Taillight Problem

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

Jun
04
Jun 4, 2012
Showing and Sorting the Shelby

The Shelby makes some appearances and revisits the dyno.

May
21
May 21, 2012
New tires and wheels

The Shelby needed more stick.

Apr
19
Apr 19, 2012
See the Shelby at Charlotte AutoFair

The Shelby is on display in Charlotte this weekend.

Apr
10
Apr 10, 2012
Beating the Heat

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

Mar
28
Mar 28, 2012
Shelby Makes a Splash at Silver Springs

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

Mar
22
Mar 22, 2012
Tuning our Shelby's Carburetor

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

Mar
16
Mar 16, 2012
Leaks and Squeaks

We address a few niggling issues on our Shelby.

Mar
08
Mar 8, 2012
Post-Rally Sorting

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

Mar
05
Mar 5, 2012
Vintage Vinyl Graphics

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

Feb
29
Feb 29, 2012
Initial Dyno Runs

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

Feb
13
Feb 13, 2012
First Drive in Our Shelby Mustang

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

Feb
01
Feb 1, 2012
Getting Our Shelby GT 350 in Line

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

Jan
31
Jan 31, 2012
Shelby Mustang on the Mend

Putting the nose back on our Shelby GT 350 project.

Jan
24
Jan 24, 2012
Shelby Interior Progress

Restoring the interior panels on our Shelby Mustang.

Jan
20
Jan 20, 2012
Shelby Interior Upgrades

Finishing the seat restoration on our 1967 Shelby GT 350.

Jan
19
Jan 19, 2012
Adding an Exhaust

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

Jan
17
Jan 17, 2012
Installing a Distributor on Our Shelby GT 350

The engine won't run without one.

Jan
13
Jan 13, 2012
Rebuilding the Power Steering

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

Jan
11
Jan 11, 2012
Lubrication and Cooling Systems Check

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

Jan
04
Jan 4, 2012
Fixing the Fuel System on our Shelby Mustang

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

Dec
28
Dec 28, 2011
Clutch Time

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

Dec
07
Dec 7, 2011
Shelby GT 350: Stopping and steering

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

Dec
05
Dec 5, 2011
Dashboard Diving

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

Dec
02
Dec 2, 2011
Shoeing Our Shelby

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

Nov
30
Nov 30, 2011
Rebuilding the Transmission

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

Nov
28
Nov 28, 2011
Moving Forward on Our Shelby's Chassis

Adding new brake lines and fixing our fuel delivery problems.

Nov
18
Nov 18, 2011
Putting it Back Together

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

Nov
14
Nov 14, 2011
How Can Something So Crappy Be Concours Correct?

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

Nov
10
Nov 10, 2011
Reality Sets In

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

Oct
11
Oct 11, 2011
Working Below Decks

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

Sep
23
Sep 23, 2011
Engine Bay Beautification

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

Sep
13
Sep 13, 2011
Mustang on the Move

Undoing past sins on our survivor Shelby.

Sep
06
Sep 6, 2011
Stripping Our Shelby With Steam

Cleaning with the power of steam and thinking about brakes.

Aug
31
Aug 31, 2011
Flooring It

Time to tackle the metalwork on our Shelby project.

Aug
26
Aug 26, 2011
Quick Clean

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

Aug
16
Aug 16, 2011
Tearing Down Our Shelby

Our driveline teardown reveals good news.

Aug
11
Aug 11, 2011
Where Do We Start?

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

Aug
08
Aug 8, 2011
Our Shelby Saga Begins

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

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