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Old 07-20-2012, 10:14 AM   #36
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That's exactly what I'm looking for. Not a show car but a nice daily driver. I'm only 19 I don't have all that experience yet haha
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #37
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Grab a repair book and a few tools and jump on in. You won't know until you try and if you get in a bind, there will be somebody in here that can give advice. Age doesn't matter, I'm 35 and still learning.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:51 PM   #38
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If you don't mind me jumping in on the conversation....I too am 36 and still learning. I try as much as possible to be involved in my car. If I bring it to the shop, I ask questions, follow the mechanic around and pay attention. It saved me more than a few times! This winter I took my interior apart, it scared me at first. I ran wires, hooked up speakers, grounded some lights. Now, I did end up blowing the radio but that's the price I pay. But I know the interior inside and out and that's what counts. So go for it and enjoy the fact that you can do it and that it's your choice.
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Before you buy any tools and go to work your first investment should be a shop manual and a wiring diagram! You will save a lot of headaches. But by all means try some of the mechanical repairs yourself.
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Yessir. I'd use a chilton but Haynes would be fine as it also has wiring diagrams. As far as tools, a SAE socket set, wrenches and screwdrivers go a long way. I tore most of my 66 down with a socket wrench.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #41
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My preference is the factory manuals, but Chiltons and Haynes are good too. Reprints of the factory ones are available.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:45 AM   #42
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Yessir. I'd use a chilton but Haynes would be fine as it also has wiring diagrams. As far as tools, a SAE socket set, wrenches and screwdrivers go a long way. I tore most of my 66 down with a socket wrench.
And NO metric 😃

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:08 AM   #43
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Sounds interesting. Where can I buy a wiring diagram or a manual. I want to try and require a couple of things. Thanks for the advice guys. Im going to take some auto classes at mu college this semester see if it helps
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Go to almost any of the online mustang parts suppliers. I like CJ Pony Parts and National Parts Depot. There's probably a sponsor of this forum too

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Old 07-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #45
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Sounds good. I'll look that up. My first order of business will be to fix my turn signals because they don't turn on. I'm sure a wiring diagram will help. I have another question. Would it be better to keep the car completely stock? Or modify it? It's a straight 6 66
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Modify if you want more power and have a bit of money but you can easily make a straight 6 sound good. Get headers and dual exhaust. Sounds very similar to a 289
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What about modify like appearance wise. Different seats, interior, etc. or should
I keep it original?
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #48
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I'd keep it original but mustangsplus.com sells pretty sweet interior pieces such as a billet styled gauges that include both speedometer and tach instead of just a speedometer. You can also get glove box inserts to match them.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:01 PM   #49
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In my opinion since its a 6 cyl, there is not much inherent value so you can do what you want. I have modified my engine (see my album) added 4 lug disc brakes, GM style power steering and distributor, and put dual out headers and a Weber carb on. The body is getting painted Ford Race Red. I am spending a lot more than the car will be worth but I have no intention of selling it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #50
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Never sell your first car if you put hard work and money into it. People who have sold their first old car said they regretted it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:14 PM   #51
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Yeah I thought about it. And a straight 6 66 isn't worth much, so it's not worth getting restored if you're going to sell it. But I'm going to keep my car. My first car is my 01 V6 mustang and I'm selling it to help pay for remodeling my 66.

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@ matcox83 I love what you did to your engine. How much does it cost to paint the engine block?
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #52
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Cheap. A can of engine primer and one of Ford Corporate Blue. Unbolt everything you can and tape off the rest. I would not advise taking off the fuel pump since there is a trick to putting it back on. I would leave the distributor in too unless you know how to mark it to reinstall Mask the rest of the engine compartment then paint. Of course you have to clean it really well first.
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