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General Information

Name
Eric R
Year
1965
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang
Color
gold / black
Packages
coupe 289 + .040
History
California car originally white exterior. all original matching drive train and body.current condition finished in 2006.
Drive train completely rebuilt. 289 V8 + .040. valve train comp cams hydraulic roller. electric fuel pump and cooling fan. edlebrock performer intake and 650 cfm 4 barrel carb. TCI performance rebuild on original C4 transmission. 3.55 posi 8" rear end. dual exhaust from headers all the way to tail pipes. factory A/C. Kenwood and JL Audio Sound system. Viper alarm and keyless entry. Foose 17" wheels.
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Modifications

Drivetrain
289 V8 bored .040 over. valve train upgraded with comp cams roller rockers, comp cams hydraulic roller cam and roller lifters. Edlebrock performer intake and 650 cfm 4 barrel carb

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Hello Eric,
I just joined the site. Wondering how you got such large wheels/tires to fit into stock appearing wheel wells?
I'm in Woodburn, IN.
My Stang is a '64.5, 289 (292, .030 over) modified, 4spd. Top-loader, w/ 3.50 to 1, 9" Equa-loc out of a '67 Cougar.
Bought the car in Ma in 1981 & moved out here in 2003. Finished a 7 month restoration last Sept., but we know they are never done!
Wanna chat?
 

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Hello Eric,
I just joined the site. Wondering how you got such large wheels/tires to fit into stock appearing wheel wells?
I'm in Woodburn, IN.
My Stang is a '64.5, 289 (292, .030 over) modified, 4spd. Top-loader, w/ 3.50 to 1, 9" Equa-loc out of a '67 Cougar.
Bought the car in Ma in 1981 & moved out here in 2003. Finished a 7 month restoration last Sept., but we know they are never done!
Wanna chat?
I just bought 17x7 front and 17x8 rear for my '65. Plan on 225s up front and 245s in back. My research says no problem. Preferred look of 16s but was set on Torq Thrust Ms that didn't sell in '16 with the proper back spacing. Also smaller tires are getting fewer.
 

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I just bought 17x7 front and 17x8 rear for my '65. Plan on 225s up front and 245s in back. My research says no problem. Preferred look of 16s but was set on Torq Thrust Ms that didn't sell in '16 with the proper back spacing. Also smaller tires are getting fewer.
I just bought 17x7 front and 17x8 rear for my '65. Plan on 225s up front and 245s in back. My research says no problem. Preferred look of 16s but was set on Torq Thrust Ms that didn't sell in '16 with the proper back spacing. Also smaller tires are getting fewer.
Just ordered these same Foose rims from CJ Pony parts for my 65. Love how these look on your car I can't wait until mine come. I was a little nervous about getting them to fit in the back, but from what I am reading, its maybe 50/50 chance I'll need to roll the fenders. I got those same specs for the fronts and rears. I still have drums in the back which will probably show, so looking to paint them red before install. Thanks for sharing
 

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Hello Eric,
I just joined the site. Wondering how you got such large wheels/tires to fit into stock appearing wheel wells?
I'm in Woodburn, IN.
My Stang is a '64.5, 289 (292, .030 over) modified, 4spd. Top-loader, w/ 3.50 to 1, 9" Equa-loc out of a '67 Cougar.
Bought the car in Ma in 1981 & moved out here in 2003. Finished a 7 month restoration last Sept., but we know they are never done!
Wanna chat?
Hi Dave,
Just reviewed our previous chats and thought I reconnect to see what's new.
Our Mustangs looked so much alike until I painted mine last summer. Yours is gold and mine was a silverish/gray color and may have been called champaign silver.
I think I gave you a few spacifics on what I have done and have had done to the car since I bought it in May of '81. Here is a few other things I've had done.
The 289 is still the original block 'n crank but that's it! In 1983 I had the engine professionally built by Precision Motors of Hudson, NH. They do race motors too.
Bored .030 over all blueprinted, align-bored & balanced. TRW forged alum. pistons, HI-PO conn. rods and ARP hardware throughout. 1969 351W heads, modified, but I don't know to what extent, as a guy at the shop where the engine was being built had them for sale, along with the set of HI-PO connecting rods, called me and asked if I wanted to include them in the build. Of course I said yes, a price was satisfactory and I said, "throw them on there!" He, or someone else, had a vintage Edlebrock F4B aluminum intake for sale to, so I had that now & didn't have to use the stock cast iron intake.
It was an original 225 horse, 289, 4-speed Toploader car with an open 3.00 8" rear.
I grabbed a complete 9" set-up out of a '67 Cougar and purchased a 3.50 equa-loc pumpkin from another FORD enthusist, I met many times at various swap meets. He has a workshop and a whole barn full of old FORD parts, up in Townsend, MA. I put the rear-end in myself and I had that same guy inspect the 4-speed, but he said it was good to go the way it is. I installed a Hayes clutch and pressure-plate asm. and resurfaced the stock flywheel and retained the stock driveshaft. Didn't have to change a thing to put the 9 inch asm. in either. Did go with new stock leaf springs from Mustangs Unlimited.
We did an entire brake job on the car too. Kept drums on all 4 corners, plenty enough for a light car, like a Stang.
Back to the engine, I went with a replica of FORD's 289 HI-PO solid lifter and cam kit from Comp Cams along with Comp's steet Magnum roller lifters. A cheap set of either Cyclone or Black Jack 1 5/8ths headers and 2 1/4" exhaust all the way back, by Meineke Muffler and turbo mufflers that are all still all on the car 2-day!
This engine is built to rev 7,200 rpms.
Early on, I realized the stock 2-row radiator wasn't adequate, so I had the rad. rebuilt to a 3-row and the guy added a larger holding tank on the bottom, for more capacity. Then I built a clutch fan using a new fan clutch and modifying a plastic flex-a-lite fan blade & mounted it to the new clutch asm. Saved the weight of the steel blades. Mounted the battery in the trunk and removed the battery tray during the refurb. Still got an original console to install, that I got from a wreck, 30+ years ago, for $20.
Oh, Hurst Competition shifter/linkage too.
I had a 600 Holly on the car, that came on there, but the modified engine wanted more. I purchased a Holly 725 cfm for $25 @ a flea market, rebuilt it with a kit from NAPA and it's been the best carb ever. Tried a rebuilt Holly 650 double pumper, but I didn't like the way it performed and I knew the 725 was working fine, so back on went the 725 & that was 10+ years ago.
I have a Weiand #7515 open-plenum intake that I plan to put a divider into, to make the engine "think" it's a dual plane, by retaining low end torque, but gain some upper rpm power. That'll go on this winter.
The refurb I did last summer, included the interior and all the body work, prep. & paint, 7 months worth. Made & put in a metal divider between the trunk & back seat, for safety reasons. Used the cardboard that was in there as a template. Did it all myself, with the help of a couple of friends in one of the guy's garage. He had a garage/shop added to his house, just to do cars, 4 at a time it'll hold, if need be. Painting, welding, engine building, etc., we'll tackle most anything! It's not a business, it's all our cars & friends cars. Xferred a convertable 1967 Mustang to a fastback, from a donor car. Gives U an idea to what extent we'll go.
Well, I gotta go.
What's new with you & your Mustang?
Later, Richard
 
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