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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-14-2015, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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66 Fastback rebuild / track ride

Hey guys! New member here.

I just picked up this 66 Fastback that is going to be my new track toy. I'm currently doing HPDE events in my CTS-V (for sale) and always wanted to a fastback and this opportunity to buy this car came along.

It's an older shelby club car that hasn't been raced in 10yrs so it's going through disassembly right now.

It's got a hot 351W that loves 100 octane, 4 speed, 9 inch, fuel cell, etc.

I will post more pictures shortly.

I just tore apart the the cooling system. It goes to Mike M in a couple weeks for new subframes, strut tower brace, and KRC power steering kit.

I might just order wheels and brakes at the same time.







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I'd look over the suspension and brakes real close. See what you have and what needs replaced /upgraded. Does it have ductwork to the front brakes? What shocks and springs?

There are much better seats out there too.

The car looks great!

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Recommendations on seats welcome! i'm not going to take it out on the track with those seats..thats asking for a helmet to roll bar scenario.

You're right on the brakes / suspension. I'm pulling all the brake lines off and upgrading to 6P Willwood's/Bear /4p in rear.

I'm most likely going to go with Mike's stuff for Front/Rear funds permitting =)
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Not to detract from Mike's offerings, but these guys offer some excellent solutions as well...since you are new to the game.

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and replace all the soft brake lines with braided lines!

+2 for ORP and SorT!

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Looks like a great starting point! Keep us posted on how the project is coming along and let us know if you have any questions.

Are you going to open track it with the Norcal Shelby Club? Good bunch of guys right there!
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Nice looking car, and welcome to the forum!

You mentioned getting a new strut (shock, really) tower bar. But since you already have an export brace and monte carlo bar, I don't see why you'd need to bother, unless it's just personal preference.

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Yeah I might just keep the brace and monte carlo bar setup, and spend the money on new front shocks instead.

So started the cooling system disassembly this weekend in between family time.



Going to repaint all the pulleys, and ordered a new thermostat housing and edelbrock victor water pump and bolt kit.
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Looks like a great starting point! Keep us posted on how the project is coming along and let us know if you have any questions.

Are you going to open track it with the Norcal Shelby Club? Good bunch of guys right there!

I did join NorCal Shelby, I wish I could make the last event of the year at Thunderhill but the car wont be ready by then. =(
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Recommendations on seats welcome!
For track days I found Cobra Monaco's to be an inexpensive, yet comfortable seat. Anything along that line (many diff brands to choose from) should be affordable. If you want better with more containment, then Kirkey and Ultra Shield have good options.

https://www.subesports.com/


I won't be needing the pass seat any longer if you want a used one. It's out of date as far as FIA rating, but is fine for track days. Only thing is I have no desire to ship it!


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Love these vintage race Cars! Nice car!

Love this video
http://youtu.be/NPJleHP0rNk

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For track days I found Cobra Monaco's to be an inexpensive, yet comfortable seat. Anything along that line (many diff brands to choose from) should be affordable. If you want better with more containment, then Kirkey and Ultra Shield have good options.

https://www.subesports.com/


I won't be needing the pass seat any longer if you want a used one. It's out of date as far as FIA rating, but is fine for track days. Only thing is I have no desire to ship it!

thanks for the offer if you decide you want to ship it let me know!

So here is my dilemma my wife is 5'3 and i'm 6'2 ideally i want a seat that is adjustable. I noticed the Corbeau's have a race seat that is adjustable.

Do you have yours fixed or on a track to move back and forward?
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I was on the fence for a long time trying to decide what to use for a seat. I finally just went for the kirkey full containment seat, but was worried about how comfortable it would be street driving the car. I've spent over and hour in the seat and it is surprising just and comfortable as the seats in my other cars.
now getting in and out is more of a challenge. The first dozen times were a pain but I have it figured out now so it's not to bad. But, a removable steering wheel is a must.

You really have a nice car to start with.....
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Do you have yours fixed or on a track to move back and forward?
I used to have the adj mounts that came with the seats (made the seat sit a little too high), but ditched them in favor of fixed mounts (made the seat sit lower). I don't have the adjustable mounts anymore.

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I used to have the adj mounts that came with the seats (made the seat sit a little too high), but ditched them in favor of fixed mounts (made the seat sit lower). I don't have the adjustable mounts anymore.
Do you recall the height difference? I believe a lot of their seats have an option for cutting the lower cushion shorter by 1". Maybe that would negate the extra height from the adj. mounts.

Edit: just realized you were referring to your Cobra seats. My comment is about Corbeau.

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