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Old 08-22-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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1968 Project Car

I'm looking to purchase a 1968 mustang here in the near future.

But here is where I come to you guys/gals.

I want it to be my DD.

I want it to look original; but be state-of-the-art underneath.

So from my limited knowledge that would mean new rearend, driveshaft, suspension, tranny, and new F/I engine.

Has anyone done this on here and any tips or advice or possibly something I may have left out?
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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Better find you a good chassis or this will take forever. Google this and you'll find stuff. You should just build a NA motor
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Better find you a good chassis or this will take forever. Google this and you'll find stuff. You should just build a NA motor
NA motor? sorry new to car forum lingo
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Lol it's cool. Naturally aspirated. No super/turbo charger.
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R u looking for a 6 or 8 car?
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Lol it's cool. Naturally aspirated. No super/turbo charger.
OHH haha I meant fuel injected. I'm assuming F/I on here means forced induction

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R u looking for a 6 or 8 car?
cylinder size?
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Yeah we say fi as forced induction. Efi for fuel injection. Ubnbit means v8 or 6
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If you start out with a v8 car you wont need a need a new rear end and the other suspension parts and start with a clean body that was my biggest mistake
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If you start out with a v8 car you wont need a need a new rear end and the other suspension parts and start with a clean body that was my biggest mistake
oh! yes thanks for the heads up
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Yep and guys like Travis will be a huge asset to u during a build.

Definitely start with a v8 car. The conversion from a 6 to an 8 car alone can suck. Remember 302's are plentiful. Make sure before u buy, u look under it. It's the stuff that's not visible that will get u.
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Yep and guys like Travis will be a huge asset to u during a build.

Definitely start with a v8 car. The conversion from a 6 to an 8 car alone can suck. Remember 302's are plentiful. Make sure before u buy, u look under it. It's the stuff that's not visible that will get u.
so go for a 302 not a 289?
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I dont know if there was a difference between a 302 and 289 if there was it just be the coil springs
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I dont know if there was a difference between a 302 and 289 if there was it just be the coil springs
I think the only difference is the stroke 2.87 on 289 and 3.00 on the 302. Both have 4" pistons. Everything else should bolt up to either.
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I was talking suspension haha
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I was talking suspension haha
Sorry. I keep misreading everything.
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Sorry. I keep misreading everything.
Ha no problem!
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My recommendation is a drive train out of an early Fox body. All necessary T-5 conversion parts are available on the market, adapting to a cable clutch is simple with the right parts, and you can make a carb'd 302 scoot that light car with just a little work. As far as making the suspension modern, it wouldn't be worth the money spent modifying everything. Best off buying the best direct replacement performance stuff you can afford.
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My recommendation is a drive train out of an early Fox body. All necessary T-5 conversion parts are available on the market, adapting to a cable clutch is simple with the right parts, and you can make a carb'd 302 scoot that light car with just a little work. As far as making the suspension modern, it wouldn't be worth the money spent modifying everything. Best off buying the best direct replacement performance stuff you can afford.
thanks for the input on the suspension. I'll def look further into it
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Iv have the shelby drop and roller spring perches with all polly bushings and my ca handles pretty good a little body roll but i dont have a sway bar on my rear
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thanks for the input on the suspension. I'll def look further into it
If you want modern suspension,
Swap your front suspension with an IFS, and rear with a watt's link

The biggest thing, for a DD is power steering, and disc brakes (as far as condition you buy it in, if you're buying just a body, then look for a good body that had a v8 in it)
Also make sure it's 5 lug, make it a lot easier when it comes to wheel choice
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My mustang is my dd and i dont have power steering its is a bitxh but still it isnt bad but power disk is pretty important
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My mustang is my dd and i dont have power steering its is a bitxh but still it isnt bad but power disk is pretty important
You can always add power steering :p
For 700 XD
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You can always add power steering :p
For 700 XD
is it fairly simple to add?
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is it fairly simple to add?
Idk I haven't done it :p
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is it fairly simple to add?
I believe so there are kits that just bolt right up
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Does anybody have a link to look into a power steering kit for my 1968 Coupe?
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Does anybody have a link to look into a power steering kit for my 1968 Coupe?
Look into a "Borgeson Box" kit. I know NPD carries them.
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Look into a "Borgeson Box" kit. I know NPD carries them.
NPD?

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NPD?

Thanks for the reply
National Parts Depot. A google search will yield a lot of the information you want faster than a forum. That being said, the Borgeson Box is a GM style PS setup. It will give steering assist even at low RPMs, unlike factory setups.
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Or you can look into a rack and pinion style
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National Parts Depot. A google search will yield a lot of the information you want faster than a forum. That being said, the Borgeson Box is a GM style PS setup. It will give steering assist even at low RPMs, unlike factory setups.
Thank you for the info.
I'm off to check this out!!
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thanks guys... i am just trying to figure this out too..i want a new dirty project.. prefer the 68 -v8...i am a dreamer..but i have time..well, i will MAKE it..for this...
any suggestions?
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thanks guys... i am just trying to figure this out too..i want a new dirty project.. prefer the 68 -v8...i am a dreamer..but i have time..well, i will MAKE it..for this... any suggestions?
Get a car with the least amount of body work and if all you can find is a l6 then its not to bad to swap it all over for a v8
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I got brand new suspension for my 68, rides rougher than the older worn out suspension. Partly might be because it was lowered one inch and I went from 15 to 17 inch rims so my tires weren't as thick but it still seems a little rough for having bought brand new suspension.
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Did you get all stock suspension?
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