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Old 12-20-2011, 10:16 PM   #1
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1968 Mustang help

I just got my first mustang, its a 1968 and its needs some TLC. I'm new to Mustangs and I came here in search of advice. Money isn't an issue and I want power, but not so much its un-realistic. Anyway what im looking to do is replace and restore from the ground up, and the first thing to go is the engine and transmission that has 200k miles on each. I would like a V8 and a 6spd (8 speed if you know of any, or if they even exist). If you could please let me know liters, horse power, torque, displacement and size of what ever engine you think I should go with, and a transmission that could handle the monster, I would be ferry thankful. Thanks for your time and help!

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Or not?
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:35 AM   #3
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do you have any pics
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Unfortunately no, right now its getting the paint sand blasted off so I wont have it back for a few days
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:44 AM   #5
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What colar are you going to paint it.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:45 AM   #6
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I don't know much about classics, but what kind of HP range are you looking for? I think Ford sells crate engines that range from 302ci to 429ci. Not sure if they will fit without modification though. I'm sure someone will chime in to help you out (and correct me if I'm wrong lol). Are you planning on upgrading the suspension and brakes too? It would be a good investment, especially for higher HP applications.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:46 AM   #7
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I was thinking about a
Blue print V8
Part # MEIBP3471CTF
Mfr # BP3471CTF
You can find it on
www.autopartswarehouse.com
And no I don't work for them or have any relationship with them what so ever. I never even bought from them so if someone has and can vouch for there "reliability" I would appreciate it
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Or do you want to do more of a classic restoration with original parts?

I know mustang monthly usually has good articles for classic restorations as well as ads for parts. I'll see if I can find anything useful for you if I can find them.
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That will look nice.
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Im doing a complete body restoration. Everything from engine and transmission to the mustang logo on the front. I have a 1968 Camaro that has a ZZ572 "Deluxe" crate engine in it (just to give you an idea) and saw it fit to show the other team some love lol

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If you don't know of the ZZ572 its on classicindustries.com

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Oh and I don't know yet, im torn between laser blue (the darker one) with white stripes or a burnt orange w/ black, the blue car with white stripes is opposite of my white Camaro with blue stripes so I might do that, don't get me wrong I like my Camaro, but iv always wanted a mustang... that I can actually drive and not turn on once say "wow sounds amazing I wonder how it would drive" and never turn it on again
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Im doing a 68 ground up resto on mine too Is it five lug? Iv swapped the rear end in for 8.8 rear. Probably want to go with a 9in locker and disk brakes on the front I have wilwood disk brakes the have many options for brakes. If you get new engine And tranny you need to get your driveshaft retubed also you should look into the Shelby drop and cutting the springs or coil over the mustangs tend to be A little nose high. Polyurethane bushings you can get a kit from energy suspension if you have Any other questions i can try to answer them or if you need help getting parts i can help
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Im glad you you said that, I. Didn't even think of the suspension
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:10 AM   #13
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Haha yeah I know I can't deiced what I want to do I'm thinking about the Shelby drop then get the coil overs it improves the suspension geometry for it. Mustangplus.com has a negative wedge kit and it comes with templates for relocating the upper control arms
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New 5 liter with a turbo kit would be asome and a new 6 speed
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What's the top of the line mustang transmission? Again im not so familiar with stangs
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Ford racing has good parts.
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So im guessing for racing is the racing sector of ford? Lol but ok im 100% undecided... small block or big block?! I went big on my other car, but I just don't know on this one

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Id like to have more overall performance instead of just power
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I forget what company makes it but I'm sure you can find online a boss 331, it is a 302 block that puts out 500hp. That's lightweight, high revvin fun in a lil package and the best tranny out right now is the TKO 6 speed from tremec.

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Ha yes it is they make a lot of racing parts for mustang. You can get a 289 and bore it out to a 302 and put 351 heads on it
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