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In reference to a previous post about the 67 Shelby which was modified to elude police, eat chevies ect, I found the article {or one of them, I dont know if any other publication did an article or not}. The article is in the July, 85 issue of "Fabulous Mustangs and Exotic Fords".
The specs are as follows;
Engine: 428 cid Ford, balanced and blueprinted
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Carburation: Twin Holley 600, electronically tuned
Horsepower: 425 bhp
Camshaft: Sig Erson; .546" lift, 286-degree duration, 39 degree overlap; Rhodes lifters
Intake: Aluminum, Ford med-riser
Exhaust: Hooker Headers {electrically opening}, turbo mufflers
Ignition: Mallory dual-point, MSD ping control
Oil Capacity: 10-quart pan plus 9-quart reserve, with sensing unit and auto-feed
Fuel capacity: 62 gallons {stock 15-gallon tank plus auxiliary 47-gallon tank}
Transmission: Doug Nash five speed
Rear axle: 2.47:1 ratio, differential cooler
Brakes: Four wheel disc, temp sensors
Wheels: Shelby 10 spoke aluminum, 15x7, with air pressure sensors
Tires: Goodyear NCT radials, 245/60VR15
Shocks: Koni
Instrumentation: 140 mph & 8k tach, oil level, oil press, differential temp, exhaust temp, fuel level, fuel temp, fuel mixture, manifold vac., amperage, voltage, avg. speed, avg mpg, numerous warning lights.
Electroic equipment: Two Escort radar detectors, two CB radios, programmable police scanner, mobile telephone, radar jammer.
Miscellaneous: Recaro seats, racing harness, radar-wave absorption material along underside of hood and trunk lid, Kevlar 29 bulletproof panels in doors, fenders and roof, electrically heated windshield wipers, headlight washers, liquid filled ground sprayer, dozens of backup and safety systems
Top speed: 160+ mph
Crusing range: Up to 1200 miles

Whew!!! Mike
 

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I remember that article! It was the automotive version of the Stealth aircraft. Pretty interesting article as I remember it. Thanks for posting, maybe I can find a back copy of the mag.
 

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What's the article like? Does it tell some story about the car in a race, eluding police and going into a hideout?

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What's the article like? Does it tell some story about the car in a race, eluding police and going into a hideout?

-bob
If it's the same article that I recall, yes, that's essentially the story. The driver warms up the car and emerges from his secluded garage and proceeds to "wring the car out", causing all kinds of commotion with the police. Not an actual race; more of a "shakedown" both of the car and the driver's tactics. IIRC, the Shelby in question was supposedly built as a "Cannonball" car (look at that fuel capacity). I might still have the article out in the garage somewhere.
 

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I believe there was an article, near identical if not identical prior to that in Hot Rod, Pop Hot Rod or Car Craft. I quess my take on the car wasn't as stellar... :p
 

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Amazing how things change. Nowadays you don't write a story about ANY Shelby without including it's VIN numbers. Wonder where that car is now?
 
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