A '67 with '51 pickups already sounds like a mutt, to me. If I ran across a listing for that guitar, I'd probably assume it had been modded. I'm thinking you might actually increase it's value with a "vintage correct" set of CS 60's pickups. I also thought the advice regarding pickup height was good. As far as getting the same snarl as your other guitars, try turning up your amp until you get a similar breakup. If you're swapping guitars mid-set and don't want to mess with the amp, use a boost with the tele. I personally prefer the sound of vintage wound pickups into a cooking amp over hot pickups at lower amp settings.