Nevada Shelby American Automobile Club


Engine Compartment Detailing

1967 thru 1970

Accelerator Bracket

Zinc silver

Accelerator Bracket (Return Spring)

Natural, zinc phosphate or black

Accelerator Linkage

Natural, cadmium plated

Accelerator Linkage Bolt

Zinc phosphate (gray), clear cadmium

Accelerator Rod


Natural, cadmium; clip phosphate; stud to head cadmium, zinc; washer/bolt zinc; nut cadmium

Accessory Brackets


Air Cleaner

Ford Corporate Blue

Air Cleaner Heat Rise Tube

Ford Corporate Blue; black or silver tubing

Air Cleaner Heat Rise Tube Bracket

68KR & 69 & 70 Shelby - Natural, flat black; nut/stud natural

Air Cleaner Down Tube Clamp

Zinc dichromate

Air Cleaner S Tube

Blue; nut natural

Air Cleaner Snout/Snorkel

Ford Corporate Blue

Air Cleaner Snout/Snorkel Screws

Clear cadmium, gold cadmium

Air Cleaner Wing Nut

Cadmium silver

Air Cleaner Vacuum Hose

Black or striped blue, yellow, red or green stripe, 68 had solid stripe 69&70 had MX markings - See shop manual for applications

Air Conditioner Compressor Bracket


Natural or Black; screw/washer zinc, Cadmium; screw/washer to compressor phosphate & oil, cadmium; bolt to bracket/adjuster/compressor zinc plated

Air Conditioner Bolts

Natural; to compressor base cadmium, zinc; adjusting arm to compressor bolt cadmium; nut/lock washer zinc plated

Air Conditioner Clutch

67/68 Clutch is Black with brushes bolted on top. 69/70 Zinc silver; bolt silver or gold cadmium, zinc silver plated

Air Conditioner Compressor


67/68 - c7zx or c8zx part number is painted aluminum York compressor (Argent), 69/70 cast iron tecumpsy compressor painted Black, natural aluminum; bracket black; bolt to engine natural

Air Conditioner Condenser


Air Conditioner Hose Connections

clamp zinc silver

Air Conditioner Idler Pulley

Black base, Natural or black, Bearing cover in center is silver

Air Conditioner Large Pulley

Clutch argent silver or black

Air Conditioner Spacer


Air Pump Bracket


Bolt to engine cadmium or zinc phosphate; nut zinc phosphate; adjusting arm bolt to pump zinc phosphate; to bracket zinc phosphate; washer zinc phosphate


Natural aluminum; bolts cadmium, zinc plated flat washer natural; lock washer zinc plated; ground bolt zinc dichromate

Alternator Markings


38 Amp purple

42 Amp orange

55 Amp red

60 Amp green

65 Amp black

85 Amp red

Alternator Bracket

zinc phosphate, semi-gloss black; bolt/washer clear cadmium

Alternator Fan

zinc dichromate (gold)

Alternator Fan Pulley

gold plated.

Alternator Bolt/Washer

Cadmium plated, zinc dichromate

Alternator Spacer

Natural aluminum, yellow dichromate, gold, red or pink anodized

Anti-backfire Tube

Nut/connector/elbow natural

Automatic Transmission Filler Tube

67 BB Black or Yellow; 68-70 BB Yellow; handle zinc phosphate

Automatic Transmission Lines



Autolite 22F or 24F; optional 27F

Battery Caps

Yellow or Red - see battery section

Battery Heat Shield

Black plastic; a/c equipped & big blocks

Battery Hold Down Bracket

Black, later rubberized

Battery Hold Down Bolt

Natural; carriage bolt phosphate & lubricant, cadmium, zinc plated

Battery Ground Cable

Black, Autolite; nuts phosphate & oil; bolt natural, cadmium, zinc plated

Battery Positive Cable

Red. Autolite

Battery Shield/Deflector


'67 shield on positive post, black

'67-70 standard with air, big blocks & Hi-Po's .

Battery Tray


Black; locknut/screw/washer/clip/nut/retainer phosphate & lubricant

Bell Housing



Ink stamped, FOMOCO/ Autolite

Block & Heads

Ford Corporate Blue

Brake Backing Plate


Brake Booster

Black; clamp zinc plated; screw/washer phosphate & oil; lock washer/connector natural; washer cadmium

Brake Booster Tube Assembly

3-way T & elbow natural; plug T zinc

Brake Drums


Brake Junction Block

Natural, brass

Brake Lines

Natural, tin plated; clips cadmium plated, phosphate coated

Brake Proportioning Valve

Natural, cast iron; union natural

Build Tag

Natural, found on some Dearborn & Metuchen

Bypass Hose Connection


Unpainted, hose stamped FOMOCO painted blue, clamps blue, zinc; tube steel; 351 brass bypass plate

Cables, Starter



Natural anodized, Autolite; nuts cadmium Holley gold anodized

Carburetor Choke Lines


Hot air white asbestos covered, bare steel CJ's use orange rubber tube connection; clip cadmium, zinc phosphate

Carburetor ID Tag

Blue anodized aluminum

Carburetor Return Spring


Green: '67200; '68 200,289,302-2V ,390

'69 250,302,351 2V (before 4-6-69)

Orange: '67289,390; '68 427,428CJ

'69 -'70 250,302,351-2V (after 4-6-69)

Yellow: Boss 302 & 429,351-4V (before

4-6-69),390,428CJ,'71 429 CJ

Gray: '69-70 Boss 302 & 429, 351-2V (after

4-6-69) 351-4V, 351CJ, 390,428CJ

Carburetor Riser/Spacer

Color of block or brownish red

'68 Natural or unpainted black plastic

Carburetor Stud for Return Spring

Cadmium plated

Carburetor Vacuum Fitting



Natural wire or tower; '69 wire style

Clutch Cross Shaft

Black, cadmium

Clutch Fan


Natural aluminum, gold cadmium center, zinc dichromate; spring natural

Clutch Fan Blades

Black; nut aluminum

Clutch Linkage

Natural, cadmium plated

Clutch Release Bar

Natural; markings 6 cyl green, 428CJ blue

Clutch Return Spring



Autolite, yellow top, black case

Coil Bracket

Natural, zinc phosphate, black; screw/nut/washer cadmium

Coil ID Tag


Compartment Walls

Semi-gloss black with flattener

Crank End


Crankshaft Pulley

Flat black; bolts cadmium plated, zinc phosphate

Disc Brake Assembly

Natural; shield black


Natural aluminum

Distributor Cap


Black plastic, #Ion inside, Autolite; '67 Autolite or FOMOCO; brackets natural

Distributor Hold Down

Natural cast iron; bolt cadmium plated

Distributor Advance Band

Gold, zinc dichromate

Distributor Advance Plug

Zinc dichromate

Distributor Advance Hose


Rubber, yellow stripe, MX; T Natural; clip phosphate & lubricant

Distributor Retard Hose

Rubber, red stripe, MX

Distributor Vacuum Control Valve

Brass base with block color overspray

Driveshaft Loop


Dress Up Kit


'67-'68 Cobra valve covers chrome plated, chrome bolts/washers, air cleaner, dipstick, oil filler cap, radiator cap

Engine Accessory Bracket Bolts


Engine Front Cover

Ford Corporate Blue

Engine ID Tag

Natural aluminum

Engine Lift Hook

Ford Corporate Blue; nuts zinc phosphate

Engine Mount Brackets

Black, natural

Engine Mount Insulators

Black rubber; bolts cadmium, natural, phosphate

Engine Mount "L Bracket

Natural, zinc phosphate

Engine Mount Bolts

Natural, phosphate; nuts cadmium plated, clear cadmium

Engine Mount Markings

Right yellow; Left green

Engine Support Bolts


Exhaust Manifolds


Natural, overspray engine color bolts/washers natural, cadmium; upper bolts/washers may be engine color

Exhaust Manifold Choke Tube Clip

Cadmium plated

Exhaust Manifold Shield, front

Black; nut/washer natural, phosphate

Exhaust Manifold Shield, rear

Natural, black, blue; nuts/washers phosphate

Exhaust Manifold Shield Bracket

Front black; rear black, zinc phosphate

Exhaust Manifold Spacer/Stud Nuts

Natural; nut cadmium plated

Export Brace


Black, dark gray; bolt zinc dichromate; screw/washer phosphate & oil


Black; spacer natural aluminum

Fan Clutch


Natural aluminum; center gold cadmium; spring natural; nuts zinc phosphate

Fan Pulley

Black; bolts cadmium plated, zinc phosphate

Fan Shroud

Black, natural

Fender Bolts, Inner


'67 Natural, phosphate & oil or black;

'68-70 silver cadmium, gold anodized

Fender Bolts, Outer


'67 Natural, phosphate & oil;

'68-70 silver, gold or clear cadmium

Fender Bolts, to unibody

Washer/clip/retainer phosphate & oil

Fender Splash Shield, front & rear

Staples tinned; screw/nut phosphate & oil


Same as compartment but with partial undercoating

Freeze Plugs

Diamond trademark, color of block

Fuel Filter

Autolite; steel washer

Fuel Lines, Rigid

Natural, tin plated; clips natural, cadmium

Fuel Lines, Flexible


Black rubber, nylon; mounting clamps/clip to side member silver; screw/clip to fender apron phosphate & lubricant

Fuel Line Brackets

Color of block

Fuel Line Hose


Black, "GAS" short hose from filter; clips pump to tube silver to valve cover natural, steel

Fuel Pump


Natural aluminum; 6 cyl. Autolite/ AC/Carter; 8 cyl. Carter; dichromate top & bottom

Fuel Sender

Zinc dichromate


Black; bolts natural

Grille Opening Finish Panel

Screws silver

Harmonic Balancer


Color of block, natural, black; bolt zinc phosphate; bolts clear cadmium, zinc phosphate

Head Bolts

Color of block

Heat Riser Tube


Heat Shield Mounting Bracket, front

Black; nuts natural, phosphate

Heater Block Off Tube


Heater Hose


'67 white stripe, 68 Black with yellow/orange or white stripe to pump side, ribbed, Autolite

Heater Hose Bracket

Natural with black rubber coating nut/washer natural

Heater Hose Clamps


Natural, pedestal; '67 & up wire style some '67 were pedestal zinc dichromate

Heater Hose Tube

Cadmium plated

Heater Motor


Heater Motor Delete Panel

Screws phosphate & oil

Heater Motor Shroud


Hood to Cowl Seal

Screws phosphate & oil

Hood Bumper Jam Nut

Zinc; nut/retainer phosphate & oil

Hood Catch.

Nut/screw/washer phosphate & oil

Hood Dowel Pin

Zinc dichromate; washer/nut phosphate & oil

Hood Hinges

Natural, (gray) phosphate & oil dipped

Hood Hinge Bolts

Natural, zinc phosphate, phosphate & oil

Hood Latch

Gray phosphate & oil dipped

Hood Lock Support/Brace


Black, dark gray; screw/washer/nut/retainer/locknut phosphate & oil

Hood Moulding


Hood Prop Rod


Hood Release


Hood Underside

Same as exterior; Shelby's 69- 70 may be black


Black, some gloss black; screw natural; relay screw zinc plated

ID Tags


Intake Manifold


Ford Corporate Blue; all cast iron except Boss 302, 351, 429 ;'69 & '70 35l-4V; bolts clear cadmium or zinc phosphate, Shelby engine color

Intake Manifold Bracket to Accelerator

Clear cadmium, zinc phosphate

Intake Manifold Fitting, Rear

Brass, natural

Intake Manifold Water Neck


Master Cylinder


Natural cast iron, dark gray; to tube assembly without booster connector/elbow natural; clip phosphate & oil; bails natural, gold cadmium

Master Cylinder Cap

Silver cadmium, gold cadmium, some painted caps

Oil Cooler

Black; hardware black; hose black

Oil Cooler Connections

Natural; fittings natural

Oil Dipstick Handle


Color of block, '65-'68 2V black, big blocks chrome (Shelby's & CJ's)

Oil Dipstick Tube


Color of block; Shelby's & CJ's chrome (390 & 428); bolt zinc plated; lock washer natural

Oil Filler Cap


Black, chrome; '68CJ's connector natural '69- 70 CJ's black plastic

Oil Filter

Color of block, Autolite

Oil Filter Adapter

Natural, blue

Oil Pan


Color of block; lock washer/washer/screws zinc; bolt cadmium

Oil Pressure Sending Unit

Natural, zinc dichromate

PCV Bracket

Zinc dichromate

PCV Hose Clamp

Zinc dichromate, gold cadmium

PCV Hose Clips

Gold cadmium

PCV Junction Block

Natural, blue

PCV Valve


Black coated steel; elbow natural; adapter

assembly bolt zinc plated; lock washer cadmium

Power Brake Booster

Gloss black

Power Brake Hose Clips

Spring style, phosphate; band type cadmium

Power Brake Hose

To manifold vacuum fitting blue

Power Steering Arm, adjusting

Natural; nut/bolts silver cadmium; spacer phosphate & lubricant; lock washer/washer zinc plated; bolt to pump natural; nut cadmium

Power Steering Bracket


Steel black; natural aluminum; bolts zinc phosphate, silver; bolt to pump cadmium, zinc, natural; washer natural; nut cadmium, silver; lock washer zinc; bolt to support zinc, cadmium; nut rivet zinc; nut to underbody cadmium, zinc; 3/8 washer natural; 7/16 washer zinc; washer case hardened; bolt/nut/washer to engine natural; support to engine screw phosphate

Power Steering Canister


Power Steering Control Valve


Natural; hose: metal wrap, zinc dichromate; retainer/screw natural; plug/lock washer cadmium; bolt/nut natural, zinc plated

Power Steering Cylinder


Nut to idler cadmium; to bracket cadmium; check nut zinc; castle nut case hardened; clamp/screw/washer natural, phosphate & oil, cadmium plated; jam nut cadmium plated

Power Steering Cylinder Bracket

Cast iron natural; bolt reddish pink in color

Power Steering Dipstick

Natural, zinc plated, color of block

Power Steering Hose, mounting


Retainer screw zinc plated; 7/16 nut zinc plated; 5/8 nut cadmium, zinc plated

Power Steering Oil Cooler

Screw to rail phosphate & oil

Power Steering Pulley


Black, natural; bolt/flat washer zinc plated; lock washer cadmium

Power Steering Pump

Black, natural aluminum canister dark blue-green; screw to housing natural; bolt to cover phosphate & oil, cadmium, zinc plated; pin natural; cap natural

Power Steering Reservoir


Black; '67-68 natural or teal; stud/wing nut washer/bolt zinc; spring nut natural; bolt to fender zinc; locknut zinc, cadmium

Power Steering Spacer

(where used) Natural, zinc plated


Gloss black; overflow tube black

Radiator Bolts


Natural; to support zinc; washer cadmium; nut phosphate & oil; lower bar screws zinc

Radiator Cap


'67-70 13 PSI, natural zinc plated, brass rivet cadmium, SMCO/Autolite~ HiPo's & Shelby chrome; Shelby's may also be zinc plated

Radiator Hoses

Black; '67 FOMOCO; '68-70 Autolite/FOMOCO

Radiator Hose Clamps

'67 Natural, zinc dichromate pedestal or wire; '68- 70 natural, wire style

Radiator Shroud

Plastic, natural models equipped with A/C, '67-68 4V; '68-70 standard; screw zinc; nut phosphate & oil

Radiator Support Panel


Black; nut/screw zinc; retainer phosphate & oil screw phosphate & oil; seal staples tinned

Ram Air Assembly

Top black; base blue; lock nuts/washers natural

Rev Limiter

Natural, Autolite

Shifter Linkage

Natural, phosphate



Autolite painted gloss black; adjustables blue

Shelby's: 67 black; 68 blue; 67-68 orange;

'69-70 blue or white adjustables; bolts natural

Shock Brackets


Shock Tower Brace


Black, some dark gray; bolts natural, black; screw/washer/nut phosphate & oil

Shock Tower Mounts

Black, natural

Shaker Air Cleaner Flapper


Shaker Air Cleaner Base

Blue; lid blue

Shaker Air Cleaner Elbow

'69- 70 steel; '70 plastic blue

Shaker Drain Hose


Shaker Hood Scoop

Low gloss black, top of ribs argent

Shaker Hood Scoop

Nut Cadmium, phosphate

Shaker Snorkel

Blue; flapper black; screw cadmium plated

Shaker Snorkel Vacuum Motor

Clear cadmium; hose yellow stripe or no stripe

Shaker Support Bracket

Black; nut cadmium plated

Shaker Trim Ring

Low gloss black

Shaker Vacuum Lines

Black tube, striped blue, MX

Spark Plug Wires


'67 FOMOCO/ Autolite/Radio Resistance

'68-70 Autolite/Motorcraft; black or orange

boots, CJ's have heat insulator sleeve, red boots

Spark Plug Wire Separator

Black plastic


Black, Autolite; cable black Autolite

Starter Bolts

Natural; nut zinc plated; lock washer cadmium

Starter Band

Black, aluminum casting, natural; screw/nut cadmium

Starter Relay

'67 FOMOCO; '67-70 Autolite; black, zinc plated top

Steering Column


Color of interior, natural, zinc phosphate; clamp/nut/washer natural; tilt: washer to socket natural; screw/washer to tube phosphate & oil

Steering Column Tube Flange


Locknut & pin cadmium, zinc phosphate; bolts zinc phosphate; nuts phosphate red

Steering ID Tag


Steering Linkage


Steering Gear Box

Natural cast iron; bolt zinc, red coating

Steering Shaft

Zinc phosphate

Support Braces

Black; bolts natural

Sway Bar

Black: Markings: Right yellow, Left green

Sway Bar Bracket


Smog Air Bypass Valve

'69-70 blue anodized, 70 aluminum

Smog Air Bypass Valve Bracket

Zinc dichromate; screw clamp cadmium

Smog Relief (anti-backfire) Valve

Blue, aluminum anodized

Smog Pump


Natural aluminum, black cast iron; bracket bolt cadmium, zinc plated; nut natural; adjusting arm bolt zinc plated; washer natural; bolt phosphate, cadmium; brackets black

Smog Pump Hardware/Bolts

Natural, zinc phosphate

Smog Pump Hose


Black with yellow stripe; FOMOCO black with white stripe; clips cadmium plated

Smog Pump Pulley

Flat black, yellow paint dab at shaft

Smog Pump Spacer

Natural aluminum; washer natural

Smog Control Valve Junction Block

Natural, blue; hose natural, blue

Temperature Sensitive Vacuum Switch

Silver top, brass base

Thermactor Adjustable Arm

Blue; steel washer natural

Thermactor Check Valve

Blue, natural

Thermactor  Junction Block

Blue, natural

Thermactor Hose


'68 200,289,302 AT red stripe: intake to vacuum control valve; yellow stripe: carb to diaphragm; green stripe diaphragm to vacuum control valve '68 289/302/390 (MT & AT); blue stripe: intake to air cleaner black: air bypass to intake; red: diaphragm to intake; yellow (brass strap): carb to vacuum control valve; green: diaphragm to vacuum control valve '68 427 black: air by pass, to intake; yellow: carb to diaphragm

Thermactor Hose Clamps


Natural, cadmium dichromate, gold iridited, zinc dichromate

Thermactor  Housing

Color of block

Thermactor Junction Block

Blue, natural

Thermactor Pump

Bolt to bracket zinc, cadmium; to arm cadmium

Thermactor Tubes

Natural with blue overspray on tops

Thermostat Housing

Color of block, neck natural

Timing Cover

Color of block

Transmission Cooling Lines


Vacuum Advance


Natural aluminum diaphragm, base silver cadmium; nipple gold, zinc dichromate

Vacuum Hose Clamps

Natural, may have blue overspray

Vacuum Fitting, Intake

Color of block

Vacuum Fitting, Intake rear

Brass; block assembly blue including hoses and clamps

Vacuum Lines

Black tube, blue stripe, MX

Vacuum T

Rear of intake clear cadmium

Valve Covers

Blue; Shelby's 67 natural; 68 black; '69- 70 natural

Valve Cover Bolts

Cadmium plated

Voltage Regulator


Early '67 Autolite black with silver, later blue with silver;'68-70 Autolite blue with yellow or silver script; Boss 429 blue with silver; also San Jose units

Voltage Regulator Screws

Natural phosphate, natural;'70 zinc dichromate

Water Pump Assembly

Color of block

Water Pump Pulley

Black; bolts zinc phosphate

Windshield Washer Reservoir


Early '67 black with white print, flip lid or black with gold lettering; '67- 70 plastic container, white; T nylon; screw to cowl zinc plated; jet screw zinc plated; clip to cowl natural

Windshield Washer Reservoir Hanger

Black; screws zinc plated

Windshield Washer Pump

Natural, black; screws natural

Wire Separators



Black plastic wrapping with no adhesive backing tied in knot at end of harness; clip phosphate & lubricant; adjusting straps nylon

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