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68 Shelby GT500 427sohc


XYHARRY

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G'day all. Here I have my AMT/ERTL 1968 Shelby GT500 which I built about two months ago. I wanted to present it with the rare 427sohc option. I'm not sure if it was a factory option but I believe a few did have this engine. For it to fit, the hood had to be opened up, which I did but opted to use a scoop from my parts box to make it look more like Shelby might have done it if it was offered to the public. Please excuse the messy masking job, I had a bit of trouble with it. Exhaust was built with spare parts but looks wrong. Anyway, thanks for looking. All feedback encouraged and appreciated.ย 

Cheers, David ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘20220930_225834.thumb.jpg.0c35ca576ce29d36b1d55255ab9afeb9.jpg20220930_225848.thumb.jpg.3bdadbaf2a06a8eda1881f94793c3704.jpg20220930_225914.thumb.jpg.412d01b87ee7adeffa9f4235c571e0ca.jpg20220930_230013.thumb.jpg.14f78ba7736fea254065f3d743a75400.jpg20220930_230032.thumb.jpg.de6b77a18deea8dcb0804a13ad7f07a5.jpg20220930_230045.thumb.jpg.03225039636f81c5adaf42f4e3115706.jpg20220930_230132.thumb.jpg.46eee44be290f1db61509aacf777a7bb.jpg20220930_230216.thumb.jpg.2b7ef5e088b2a7480b7c095d19e319e4.jpg20220930_230242.thumb.jpg.65378b40429658ff1a00e8c040ea092a.jpg20220930_230300.thumb.jpg.63f447737999765c1bd52985516c27c4.jpg20220616_225346.thumb.jpg.c5948209edb3f3b275098a553256ce74.jpg

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9 minutes ago, '70 Grande said:

Good-looking build! I can't explain why, but this kit has always been one of my favorites. I know it's inaccurate in many places, but I always like the finished look of this kit and the same goes for your build!ย 

Thanks Mark. I bought this kit about 20 years ago as one of a four pack sold at Kmart in Australia. I would have built it long ago if I had known it would look this good built.

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7 hours ago, Maindrian Pace said:

Tough looking car, David. The Cammer was never a factory option in a production car, and it didn't physically fit between the spring towers of the Mustang chassis. The only chassis that the engine fit with no modifications was the full size Galaxie, but it's an impressive looking engine in any car.

Thanks Mike. It just goes to show not to trust everything you read online.

Cheers, David. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

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Nice color choice. it reminds of the first one I built back in the 70โ€™s and I even painted the interior red before I knew more about Mustangs and Shelbys and the more limited factory exterior and interior color choices. ย The cammer motor was AMTs choice as they wanted the builder to have the option of building a weekend drag car. ย I think after the one-off 427 1967 GT500 Super Snake, Ford realized the cost of the racing engines was too prohibitive and frankly dangerous in a street pony car. ย That is what makes modeling great - you can build what someone may have built in a garage or race shop sometimes without even having to scrounge parts from another kit.

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6 hours ago, vamach1 said:

Nice color choice. it reminds of the first one I built back in the 70โ€™s and I even painted the interior red before I knew more about Mustangs and Shelbys and the more limited factory exterior and interior color choices. ย The cammer motor was AMTs choice as they wanted the builder to have the option of building a weekend drag car. ย I think after the one-off 427 1967 GT500 Super Snake, Ford realized the cost of the racing engines was too prohibitive and frankly dangerous in a street pony car. ย That is what makes modeling great - you can build what someone may have built in a garage or race shop sometimes without even having to scrounge parts from another kit.

Thanks Rex. I didn't know about the 67 super snake. The internet only mentions that there 'may' have been some cammers offered by Shelby in 68.

Cheers, David. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

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2 hours ago, XYHARRY said:

Thanks Rex. I didn't know about the 67 super snake. The internet only mentions that there 'may' have been some cammers offered by Shelby in 68.

Cheers, David. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

No cammers factory installed or by AO Smith despite the urban legends and just one prototype with a 427 side oiler that would have cost more than a 427 Cobra.

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