As I am getting to the point of starting it for the first time, near the end of my rundown list is getting the carburetor linkage figured out. Details are important, and connecting the gas pedal to the engine is one of those details. Continue reading “Carburetor Linkage”
Having done some research, I decided I wouldn’t be restoring the original fuel injection on the 93 5.0 that came with the 65. If you remember, my previous investigation showed the engine was a 5.0 High Output from a 93 Mustang GT. It originally had what I consider a pretty ugly EFI system on it. It actually had parts for a second as well. I have decided I will go Fuel Injection, but I plan on going with one of the modern replacements like FiTech or a Holley Sniper. Continue reading “Tearing down the 5.0 HO”
I tell my self the last major part I need to buy is the drive shaft. I am sure there are other things that will take money, but the drive shaft seems like the last barrier to driving. The other things would all be about finishing or comfort. Back to Modern Driveline to finish what I started there. Continue reading “Driveshaft and U-Joints”
The 5 speed automatic that came with the 65 fastback had some assembly required when I received it. Well, it was actually a couple of boxes of parts. Someone before me was rebuilding it and ran into some issues, leaving it for a project. Fortunately, the project also came with a good DVD on how to rebuild a T-5 transmission. Continue reading “T-5 Transmission Rebuild”
Replacing the old radiator with a new aluminum radiator is something I see people doing a lot. Looking around at the car shows, one thing I don’t like about the aluminum radiators is how they often have a big silver brick for a top (Champion). For my radiator, I wanted best of both worlds with the original look, but modern technology. Continue reading “New Aluminum Radiator”
I haven’t posted in a while because all of the projects are either half done, or hard to get pictures of. With the transmission, working in my garage without a lift makes it very difficult to get a picture. In addition, like every project with this car, there is always one more thing to finish, and I hate to write up half done projects.
My last major project/purchase for the Mustang is the transmission. I picked up a complete conversion kit from Modern Driveline, who specializes in Mustang conversions. I went with a 5 speed manual T-5 which is mid 90’s technology. The 5th gear is an overdrive which should make it rev lower while driving at freeway speeds, leaving the lower gears for the fun. Continue reading “T-5 Transmission Starting Point”