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Old 07-18-2012, 03:44 AM   #1
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Hello mustang lovers! I have always loved the classic mustangs. The lord would have it that my wife happened to have a 65 coupe that was in desperate need for someone to love it. that someone is me. I never planned to rebuild a car but I couldn't imagine letting this one go and I can't think of a better way to use the space in my garage. Anyways, I'm excited about the project.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:37 AM   #2
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Welcome! Put some photos in your profile and tell us your plans!
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Welcome sounds like a good. Plan
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I'm trying to restore a 66 myself. Never loved a car more that my 66 good luck and post pictures
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Love seeing these restorations. Wish i had the money to do one myself. Congrats good luck and post lots of pics!
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I hardly have the cash to do my restoration. I asked my boss for a loan and she told me
To get an estimate for how much I'll need good thing she loves mustangs
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I hardly have the cash to do my restoration. I asked my boss for a loan and she told me
To get an estimate for how much I'll need good thing she loves mustangs
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I looked at the pics. That engine looks like the right place to start. Paint looks good. Is the body solid under there?
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I just put some pics up. Fortunately, it's already In decent shape cosmetically. Mechanically, however, thats a much different story. Lots of work to do. My plan is to bring it back to its former stock glory. I will upgrade the cam, intake and carb to a smaller four barrel as opposed to the stock 2 barrel. And I don't see much point to keeping the exhaust manifolds so I'll get some nice headers. I have never played in the performance game before so I am kinda a layman in that way. This will likely be a lifetime
achievement for me so I am open to some ideas.
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Do your homework and overbuild the bottom end if your budget allows. And by the time you pay for parts and machining, you might as well have the machine shop build the bottom end and the heads. That way you get a little bit of warranty if something goes wrong clearance wise. Over building the bottom end is just insurance for many years of worry free driving.
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Dern! My plan to have quality time with the stang is foiled. My engine hoist fell through for tomorrow.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:24 AM   #12
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Well have the block cleaned up and tested. It's all good so that I a good thing. It will need to be bored though I just dropped off the crank And I'm going to reuse that but it will need to be machined. I have estimated close to 600 bucks to rebuild the bottom side. Does that sound about on target?
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