shelby gt-h...possible future gt350?

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  1. lugnut427

    lugnut427 New Member

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    just wondering if anyone here thinks that this new GT-H might be a precursor to a shelby gt350 for the future. it seems to have all the makings for it, what does everybody think?
     
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    Not at it's current hp rating. But otherwise yeah I can see that.
     
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    really? i would think the 325hp in the gt-h could be about right for a future gt350... cuz (and i could be wrong) wasnt the 68 gt350 rated somewhere in the 250hp range...which really wasnt too much higher than the 302 motor available in the non-shelby mustangs.

    sure, i'd like to see more hp for a future gt350, but it seems to fit that the current gt-h could spun into a future gt350.

    plus i'm glad that "shelby" is back across the rear of the car....it just looks better that way (imo)
     
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    While the first GT-350s were rated at 306 HP, 35 HP more than the 289 K code engines they were based off, you are correct, due to emissions regulations the 1968 Shelby GT-350s came with the same old ordinary 250 HP, 302 CID, 4BBL, hydraulic lifter engine that regular old Mustangs got. Later in the year the GT-350s did get aluminum intake mainfolds (after emissions approval).

    It is also questionable that the 1967 GT-350s really had as much HP as the 1965 & 1966 GT-350s as the 1967s did not have the long tube headers that the 65s & 66s did.

    In any case to me a real new GT-350 would need to have 35 more HP than a regular Mustang GT.
     
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    It would be nice to see a gt350 but Ford may not get the gt500 off the ground.I heard a major problem with crankshafts flying apart and now Ford is considering cancelling the gt500.Ford better get their stuff together or they'll turn out like GM, building JUNK! I also seen on cnn that the v-6 mustang was the worse american car when it came to customer complaints.People wonder why Ford is losing market shares?
     
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    35 more Hp would be ok. But then it depends on how much they charge for it. Anything more than a $2k-$3k. And you could do it yourself.

    As for the GT500 having issues. Please post where you heard this info. So we are not spreading rumors.
     
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    To be a GT350 it needs to have atleast 350hp IMHO, personally I think the GT350 should have a N/A version of the 5.4L making 385hp. Just like the Mach 1 had a N/A version of the Cobra's S/C DOHC 4.6L.:flag:
     
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    ^^ Yeah, but with an aluminum block!
     
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