Author Topic: Unrestored - 68 GT350  (Read 1591 times)

Offline Chris Thauberger

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Re: Unrestored - 68 GT350
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2017, 06:01:12 PM »
Nice find Jeff.

I find E4 helpful.

Looks like the thermactor decal is missing from the left shock tower.

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Unrestored - 68 GT350
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2017, 06:18:19 PM »
Looks like the thermactor decal is missing from the left shock tower.

Interesting since I can see the service decals on the drivers side shock tower on each of the unrestored GT350's I have pictures of and not one has the timing/emission decal on a shock tower.  Same goes for cars that have been redone - allot of them haven't had the decals attached.

Did we stumble across something?  Might be a good start for another thread

Guess you saw the other 68 unrestored GT350 thread I posted a while back. 

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14609.msg91015#msg91015

Didn't post any (have a few) engine  compartment pictures - guess I need to fix that  ;)

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Offline OldMustangGuy

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Re: Unrestored - 68 GT350
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2017, 03:43:40 AM »
I was under the (perhaps incorrect) impression that 68 GT350 automatic cars did not have the emissions sticker applied since there is no emission equipment added for that model.

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Unrestored - 68 GT350
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2017, 05:29:48 AM »
I was under the (perhaps incorrect) impression that 68 GT350 automatic cars did not have the emissions sticker applied since there is no emission equipment added for that model.

All engines had some form of system or design to reduce emissions by 68. For the ones mentioned it was IMCO

Even a 68 6 cylinder with no Thermactor system  received a timing/emission sticker.

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=5365.msg30131#msg30131

 J codes also with automatics for a Mustang.

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=13807.msg85559#msg85559



Don't think that Ford paid and ran separate emission tests for the Shelbys and the Mustangs just for the engine type for all models. The sticker would not stick well to the aluminum valve covers with the wrinkle paint so they choose another locations to fullfill the Feds requirements and this is apparently an example. Have other unrestored cars fitted the same
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Re: Unrestored - 68 GT350
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2017, 07:33:14 PM »
The 1968 Shelby emission decal covers both transmissions and both engines.

I have found the decal was not always applied, but no patterns for the absence of the decal have emerged.

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Re: Unrestored - 68 GT350
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2017, 07:44:31 PM »
The 1968 Shelby emission decal covers both transmissions and both engines.

I have found the decal was not always applied, but no patterns for the absence of the decal have emerged.

Thanks Pete and I do understand that Shelby was required to do separate emission testings in 68. Must have been because of the name. Though I would think Ford still didn't need to do separate ones for Mercury and Fords with both the same engines and related items
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