This is the unfortunately short story of my now sold 1966 Ford Mustang. I picked the car up in January of 2002. I sold it in February of 2004. I had much ... Show moretime and money invested, but at the time I lacked the knowledge and resources to rebuild the car the way it deserved to be done. Since the day I sold it, I have regretted it. I fully intend on owning another early Mustang, and this time it will be everything I wanted my first to be, and more.
The car came to me as a completely stock (but not original) 289 2 barrell carbed engine with a C4 automatic transmission. The previous owner told me it was originally a 6 cylinder car, with everything converted over to V8 parts, including suspension. it had some sort of unknown wheels. They looked a lot like the old MiniLites, but not exactly the same. They also had a Shelby center cap, which was odd.
The very first pictures from the morning after I picked her up. I had NO idea what I was in for...
My first modification was a front bumper spoiler and blacked out the grill and pony surround.
The trunk was very clean, no rust what so ever, and a new fuel tank installed by the previous owner. I took the liberty of installing a pretty decent stereo system. Sony Xplod headunit, speakers, subwoofer, and amp. Looking back it was terrible, but I was just getting into and learning about cars.
I eventually purchased a fiberglass 3" cowl hood and Shelby style rear deck lid. Fitment left some to be desired.
Then I decided to loose the cowl hood and style something really unique. I found a guy in Queens that made reproduction Shaker hood scoops that fit 65-66 Mustangs. I picked one up, did a test fit, but sadly never got around to cutting a hole in the stock hood to make it permanent.
And here she is on the day before selling her. I had primered up some exterior rust spots and the entire hood (in anticipation of cutting a hole in it for the scoop). She was a mess, but I loved her.
I have no pictures of any engine work I had done to the car, but here is a list of the modifications I did.
Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold
Edelbrock Performer Series 600 CFM Carb
Hedmen Long Tube Headers
Custom made X-pipe and Dynomax Super Turbo Mufflers
MSD 6A Ignition box
MSD Pro-Billet Distrubtor
MSD 8.5 Super Conductor wires
MSD Blaster 3 Coil
K&N 3" Air Filter
High Torque Mini Starter
140 Amp Alternator
Looking back, I did this car completely wrong. Instead of upgrading the ignition, stereo, and exterior, I should have worried about fixing the rust that covered the entire underbody of the car. As shown here:
I've since learned from my mistakes...the next one will be fun. I'm thinking big cubic inches out of a small motor.
Till next time. Show Less