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General Information

Name
Fools Gold
Year
1965
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang
Color
Honey Gold with Ivy Gold and White Pony interior
Packages
65B Luxury Coupe with a lot of options
History
Built in San Jose and shipped/sold new in Phoenix area. Car was one of 22,232 Luxury Coupes. It has the following options: 65B Luxury Coupe, V8, Auto, AC, PS, PB, Push button radio, Visibility Group, Console, Tinted front glass, Padded Visors, rocker panel moldings, cigarette lighter, and maybe more (not sure about what wheels/tires it came with or what the dealer may have added) Arrived in New Mexico in 2000 then Texas in 2012 and Tennessee in 2015. I purchased the car in 2018 bringing it to the rustbelt (Chicago). Solid car but had previous quarter panel damage from a wreck some time in the cars history. They did a terrible job fixing it so now car is being restored with some upgrades. If rust is found it will be replaced with new. Comments welcome :) Garage photos will change as car progresses and I have more pictures in my album.

Modifications

Drivetrain
Engine: Ford small block 289 bored .040" squared and decked. 331 DSS stroker kit with Nodular Iron Large Fillet crank, DSS Forged Polished I-Beams, DSS SX Series Forged Flat Top Twisted Wedge -3cc pistons at 11 to 1, stud girdle and windage tray. Massaged Trick Flow aluminum heads 58cc and roller rockers. Cometic MLS Head Gaskets at .04 thickness. Comp 512/280 cam with duration at 230 int/exh. Holley street avenger 670 cfm carb with edelbrock intake.Pertronix flame thrower 2 ignition. Six quart oil pan with baffles. Short block machining and rotating assembly done by DSS Racing. Two row ACP Maxcore aluminum radiator. Built AOD with 2300 stall. Rebuilt 8" rear end with 3.40 Trac-loc and Opentracker 11" drum brakes. Aluminum drive shaft. Lots more.
Interior
Factory Pony car with AC. Keeping stock but will freshen and soundproof as needed. New headliner, console, trim, dash, carpet, TMI two toned aftermarket door panels. etc.. Three point front seatbelts. Replacing steering wheel and installing a Rally Pac. Installed a convertible seat riser to help stiffin things up.
Exterior
New paint job. Lots and lots of new metal. All new chrome and stainless, Restoration underway. Will end up with a ton of pictures by the time it is completed. Car will still be Honey Gold having the factory greenish tint (AKA Fools Gold). Rolling the fenders for future upgrades.
Audio
Watching wife trying to find something to hang on too :) Retrosound radio but not sure it matters.
Lighting
Added fog lights, rest is new stock or upgraded Halogen/LED. No real category for it but installing new wiring everywhere and one wire alternator.
Exhaust
JBA long tube headers with H-pipe and full 2 1/2 inch exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers. Not finished past the mufflers yet.
Suspension
Rebuilt front with Arning/Shelby drop, GW plus 3 upper and lower tubular A-arms, Street or Track adjustable strut rods, welded strut rob braces, Opentracker welded shock tower/trans am bracket, GW raised shock tower support, welded torque boxes in front, new export brace and adjustable Monte Carlo bar, progressive front springs one coil removed for a total 2 1/2" drop, swivel spring perches, SSBC disc brake conversion, Z-Ray front cross member, 1" drop 4.5 Mid Eye leaf springs rear with 1" block (2" total drop), 4 Bilstein shocks, Sub frame connectors. Lots more. Looking into traction bars, rear sway bar and/or panhard bar or watts link.
Wheel and Tire
Goodyear 695/14 Power Cushion - Dual 3/8" Redlines. Will put these away for now or sell, they do not work with the brake upgrade. New 17x8x4.75 Torque Thrust II wheels with 235/45/17 tires.

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