Talking with my brother in law a few weeks ago, he mentioned he is trying to figure out what to do with his dad’s mustang. His dad passed away last year and left the mustang he had for 20 years to Eric and his sister. I encouraged him to keep it and we could get it back to a driver so he could enjoy it like his dad did. This week we picked it up and brought it home.Continue reading “Eric’s Family Mustang”
The 65 came home today. Metalwork is done, and it’s time to start test fitting things. I want to do this before any body work is done because some things are going to need some adjusting and if it was painted, it would be ruined. Case in point, Step 1 for installing the Street or Track camber lockout is to grind down metal and weld on the plate. So, the next stage is upon me.Continue reading “Homecoming”
I am a list oriented type of individual. If there are sets of things, or lists to be done, I am compelled. Since there are 3 body styles for the mustang, I am somehow required to have all 3. Today I finished that list and brought home a 67 convertible.Continue reading “Adding to the Herd”
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”
The fastback came with a lot of parts. Since the previous owner had owned it for a long time with many plans to make it a resto-mod, many of the parts are from various vehicles from a variety of years. I figure I would start taking some inventory to identify just what I have here. Continue reading “Identifying Parts”
When I started restoring/rebuilding my 67 coupe and really dug into the world of Mustang restoration, I started realizing I wouldn’t be done when I finished this one. I started feeling the draw of the fastback. After a couple of years of passively keeping an eye out, I finally found the one. Continue reading “New Beginnings – 65 Fastback style”
4 years ago, in February of 2012, I started thinking about restoring the ’67 again. In preparation for talking to some shops, I took some pictures to document the wide array of issues that need some attention. It turns out this is a pretty good starting point for a before and after. I wish I would have done this years ago as well, before I took then engine out and changed out the front brakes. Reading more today, I also wish I had kept the original spindles in a box somewhere at least.