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I just bought a Mustang 65 but I'm not sure if it's called a 64 1/2. I have heard that assembly from January to August 1964, it's called 64 1/2. Is it true? Mine is June (code=F).
How could we know that a Mustang is called 64 1/2?
The codes are 65AK8627F1236, 5F074XXXXXX
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model year: 1964 1/2
built at: Dearborn (Dearborn, MI)
bodystyle: Hardtop
engine: 170 CID - 1V (Export DSO, only)
consecutive unit #:
body series: Hardtop - standard-trim bucket seats
estimated build date: June 27, 1964
exterior color: "Silver Smoke Grey"
interior trim: Black crinkle vinyl (White headliner in Hardtop)
ordered through (DSO): Buffalo, NY ("BF")
axle ratio: 3.20:1 "conventional"
transmission: "C-4" automatic
 

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FYI, on the homepage, under Mustang info, FAQ's, is info on the differences between 64 1/2 and 65.
 
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That's right, but the exterior is painted Poppy red and need to be repainted.
thanks to response.
 
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In my book (How to restore your Mustang, Mustang publications inc. Feb. 1983) for Engine code there is letters & numbers, it said:
2=6cyl. 200cid
3=8cyl. 289cid
4=6cyl. 170cid
6=8cyl. 302cid
 

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In my book (How to restore your Mustang, Mustang publications inc. Feb. 1983) for Engine code there is letters & numbers, it said:
2=6cyl. 200cid
3=8cyl. 289cid
4=6cyl. 170cid
6=8cyl. 302cid

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Your book is WRONG!!! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

1964.5:
D - 289 4V
F - 260 2V
K - 289 Hipo
U - 170 1V

1965
A - 289 4V
C - 289 2V
K - 289 Hipo
T - 200 1V

Your 5th digit is probably a "U" /forums/images/icons/wink.gif?????
 
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I received a PM from someone that I feel is very knowledgable stating that they sometimes used the numbers if the car was going be exported to an area with lower octane gas.

That's the great part about this place. You learn something new every day.
 

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Patrick,
Just wanted to extend a warm welcome to the VMF from a fellow 64.5 owner...

Sounds like you have quite an interesting car there! Glad to see the gurus helped you identify everything....I think you'll be amazed at the knowledge and experience here.

Enjoy your stay!
 
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thanks Pat, I'm glad to meet you. I see that you are from Cal, I just went to Redwood City in April for work, my first trip to Cal. I enjoyed a lot. Were you at the car show at the Bay end of April (don't remember the location name). I was there and I was very impressed to see many many nice cars!
I have a question, on your 64 1/2 do you have drums break? I have on mine and I would like to change them for disk, can I change only the front, or rear, or both? How much can cost me?
thanks
Pat
 

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Hi Pat,

I live in Central CA, not far from Doug Whisenant (whizco) in Fresno...

Unlike most VMF'ers, I'm not active in the hobby and spent the better part of the last 3 decades, when in a Mustang, in the race car, as opposed to going to car shows. So, I have lots of experience to offer, particularly on drivetrains/chassis and racing, but little else.

My D-coder's chassis is still completely stock with factory power steering and manual drum brakes. The swap you desire (discs) is quite feasible on our cars and is similar to that on a 65-66. Many VMF'ers have done this swap and information and links should be in abundance in the archives. Just use the search feature. Some have used Ford parts (mostly Granada) and some have used aftermarket (SSB and others) parts for the swaps. You can do front and rear, depending on parts used, for anywhere from 600-1200 complete, last I looked. You'll want to consider power assist if you don't have it, with discs, so factor that in as well. For an example of the process, please read this article

There are a lot of VMF'ers in the Bay Area, Napa valley and Sacramento areas so, if you have occasion to work in that area again, put out an APB here and meet up with some of them if you have time...they're great folks..

If you have further questions, feel free to ask!
 
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