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Old 07-11-2013, 03:21 PM   #61
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It sounds like your goal is to keep it stock? If so, you have a nice complete car there. The 65-66 fastbacks are my favorite Mustangs. A friend of mine had a '66 with 4 speed in high school that he and his dad built. It looked completely stock, but had a 302 boss with about 400 hp.


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Old 07-11-2013, 03:23 PM   #62
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Guy down the street from me had one. He was a little older - 18 to my 16 - and I loved that car. He never took care of it, beat on it, and just let it go. I tried to buy it but couldn't scrounge the cash. That was 1985(?)....maybe 1986.

Fast forward almost 30 years and I now have the resources and the know-how to afford one of these cars and work on em. Don't get me wrong, I'm no pro with a wrench but I did a mechanical resto on an 85 Land Cruiser that helped me find my way around a tool box and I can almost - and I mean ALMOST - do it right the first time.

So, she may not be the prettiest thing on the road but she is straight, I have a good bit of documentation, and she actually runs and drives. Maybe a better deal would have come along but I have seen few (mostly) rust free, one-owner, orig. engine cars come along even at this price. Bottom line, I like it and am already having a blast!



Good times!!!!

THats a really nice survivor car..... one that you kind of hate to change anything on because it's just a clean old car. Nice find!
My room mate is a BMW tech and he has a serious resto-mod 67 in his moms garage up in Napa. He's put serious money into motor, suspension, brakes etc..... cant wait for him to finish it.....
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:25 PM   #63
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She is a nice old gal for sure, good luck with it.

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Old 07-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #64
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Looks good! My favorite Mustang body style for sure. They look best with a set of Magnum 500s on them, and one extra gear and a couple more barrels (and 289 Hypo camshaft) in them.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:13 AM   #65
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Congrats OP. I think you wll have a blast.


Before I bought my first car I really really lusted for a first gen fastback. Or a 68 Firebird.

But I opted to go with a vintage BMW 2002 because of the more sophisticated suspension, disc brakes, fuel economy, overhead cam engine and the fact that i've lusted for them since I was a wee 4 year old.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:43 PM   #66
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Nice car, good luck with it.

I had 2 '66 coupes, a '64 1/2 coupe, and a '66 convertible, but still think your vintage fastbacks are the best looking.

We managed to sandwich a 351 Cleveland into one of the '66 coupes, with a worked C-4 and a 9" rear. Painted it up like a Shelby, Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes. It was an absolute beast, you could actually feel the body twist a little when you got on it, and it chirped the tires on each shift.

The ragtop went from a 3spd 6 cyl. to a 302 4spd, with gas shocks up front and air shocks in the rear, quick steering, Shelby lowered front suspension, poly bushings all around, front export brace, and a large sway bar in the rear. Handling wasn't too shabby.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:12 AM   #67
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Beautiful! I like the red/white scheme.
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