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Old 06/09/2009, 08:19 AM   #1
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Black Hornet Project

While working on my GT/CS I really like the look of the Green Hornet and Little Red. Shelby's new Black Hornet really got me going.

I have decided to do my own version of the Black Hornet:

*Purchase 1968 Mustang Coupe small block
*Install Shelby Front end with Lucas fog lights amber lens
*1968 Shelby hood
*Proper side scoops
*Shelby 10 spoke wheels with black out treatment
*289 Hi/Po with Cobra Dress up kit ( crate motor )
*Shelby rear fiberglass tail with sequential light kit (LED)
*Raven black exterior color
*Padded vinyl top
*5 speed Tremec TKO or AOD with shift kit
*Upgraded Shelby interior with wood grain dash, Shelby lower gauges
*Power disc brakes, a/c, Power steering
*Shelby lettering, emblems all other removed
*Call it EXP GT350 CSS

What you guys think ?

Thanks, Randy

**I have put a pic of the Black Hornet for reference in my gallery**

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Old 06/09/2009, 09:15 AM   #2
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Hey Randy go for it!
As you might or might not be aware i'm part way through my Green Hornet project. I've got a thread going that you could follow.
Keep me abreast of your progress and perhaps we could help each other out.

Cheers!
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Old 06/09/2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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Yeah, I remember. Keep us updated with pics.

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Old 06/09/2009, 09:27 AM   #4
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Outstanding. What a cool idea. And BLACK - my favorite, first choice. (I once had a '68 coupe - black & black, A/T, P/S, PDB, A/C, S/S wheels. I'll never forgive myself for selling that car!!)
Just remember, Randy; photos, photos, photos as you progress. I'm envious.

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I'll have the trunklid torsion rods this week, and UPS them to you.
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Old 06/09/2009, 11:36 AM   #5
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Randy,
WAY COOL. Go for it!! Saw some pics of a GT/CS with a 68 Shelby nose and hood. I think that Lee Gray should have went that extra step!! I love that hood. would have one on my car if it would have fit over the blower and air cleaner.

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Old 06/09/2009, 12:20 PM   #6
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I just priced the fiberglass alone $2000!

I just found an old thread regarding dealer installed options and some dealers put on Shelby Fiberglass hoods, fronts and rear spoilers on 67' & 68.

Very interesting...

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Old 06/09/2009, 02:20 PM   #7
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I recommend you go with a 5 or 6 speed manual or a 4 speed auto. You'll find your freeway cruising a lot nicer.

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Old 06/09/2009, 04:22 PM   #8
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Yeah, Tremec TKO or AOD is the way to go.

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Old 06/09/2009, 08:12 PM   #9
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I have a Performance Automatic Transmission Center AOD Dominator in mine. 3.70 gears gets 2,700 RPM at 80 miles and hour.

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