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General Information

Year
1965
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang Convertible
Color
Red, White top, white interior with black appointm
Packages
A code, 4 speed.
History
I bought the car in 1978 (while I was in high school). It was a "Fred Flintstone" car you could see the ground through the floor, and the top and interior were in moderately rough shape. Although I didn't know it at the time the pistons were cracked on the sides and the cylinders had to be bored out 60 thousandths to get them back to round when we rebuilt it. Luckily I had a friend who used to race cars at the Bonneville Salt Flats, we rebuilt the engine to perform much better than when Ford built it originally (if by better ones means much higher rpm and more total hp).

The car currently is in pretty fair condition. Lots of modifications, lots of fun.
1965 Ford Mustang Convertible (Red, White top, white interior with black appointm)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Engine - bored 60 thousandths (298 cubic inches), forged pistons, milled heads, decked block, shot peened and polished rods, ported heads, upgraded springs (6,500+ rpm), balanced near perfectly (tiny fractions of a gram), FITech EFI, FCC fuel system, 130 AMP Ford one alternator, overflow tank, export brace and monte carlo bar, electric two speed fan.
Interior
DIY console, CD player (in console), left and right turn signals on the standard dash (LED bright indicator).
Exterior
Hood scoop, factory style luggage rack (but stainless steel construction, not chrome), Eagle polished aluminum wheels, late model center caps, victory red paint, LED sequential tail lights.
Audio
Engine noise primarily. :-)
Suspension
Roller bearing spring perches, spherical bearing lower control arms (off set for castor gain), rebuilt uppers (grease groove, offset for castor gain, tab welded nut retainers), 1" front anti-sway bar, 3/4" rear anti-sway bar, DIY front cross member bracing, Global West sub frame connectors, front disk brake conversion.
Wheel and Tire
Wheels - Eagle 152s, polished aluminum (old school look, new dimensions), 16x7. Tires - 205x65x16 (I think) uni-directional tread.

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