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I am new so be gentle. I have several issues with the stang.
the short, we bought it strip or street race ready with a 351 cleveland some what worked. 10 yrs later its still yellow and over powered.
It needs tire, carb,cooling and body advice. The P215 70 R15's are rubbing and came with the car on sleek chrome wheels that make the car look good, otherwise with stock wheels,and that color, its the "belongs in a junk yard" look.
Must I flare the wheel wells to keep those rims ?
The carb that came with it was a modified 1100 cfm holly.
Now with a modest cam, I need the right carb size. Currently, running with an 850 holly and no breather or filter to speak of(help !).The radiator is from the original stock engine setup(help again!).
6 yrs ago we rebuilt the engine and then quickly parked it. It has started up perfectly after sitting. Acorns flew out of the tail pipes.
We got as far as adding new contour coil springs and have plans for installing disk brakes on it soon.
A Hurst pro shifter replaced the B&M shifter that had broke in half. I never got the cover on that.

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1 Where to buy the right breather/filter?
2 radiator
3 Needs new lines for air shocks just to be able to test them.
4 Tires !

I am awaiting collectors registration papers for it in my state. Ever heard of "Pimp my ride", well this would be "scrimp on my ride"
If there are any questions or input needed to help me, please ask.


http://home.comcast.net/~rebelbrowser/graphics/67stang.jpg tell me about tires.
 

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My two cents...

I beg to differ with:

...and that color, its the "belongs in a junk yard" look.
I actually like the color, and so did someone at ford so they re-introduced it calling it "Screamin Yellow" now found on 2004 F150 and Mustangs... ;)
 

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Maybe I can help you on your tire issue. I can tell just by looking at your photo that the offset on your front wheel is very wrong. They are too "deep" as you look at them from the outside. I run 215/70R15s on my 70 (similar wheel well) and have nary a problem with rub. The difference is that my wheels are much "shallower" as viewed from the outside. (You say that you are new to this so please accept my apology if I'm explaining something that you already understand.) The standard way to measure wheel offset is by the back spacing. First lay the wheel face down on the floor. Place a straightedge across the back of the rim of the wheel (not the bulge of the tire--only the wheel) then measure from that straightedge down to the back of the hub face; that is, where the back of wheel mounts to the brake drum. If you measure less than about 3-1/2 or 4 inches,(as I strongly suspect you will) you have found your tire rub. Your wheel, being too deep, is placing the tire too far out in the wheel well. The only solution is a shallower wheel.

By the way, welcome to the forum. Any Classic Mustang question that you have, you will almost certainly find an answer here.
 

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Your right I might be in denile of already knowing the measurements dont add up. Your saying you have the same tire on a more shallow rim I think. The car came with a set of 5 of these rims. The 5th spare is perfect as a "close to stock" sized wheel, and I wanted all 4 of them on there. My *friend says, keep the performance tires that wide all around. Doe Performance mean that wide ? *ie he who owns a nice new last year camaro w/simaliar tires and wheels. Would I easily find someone to trade with ?
I agree yellow is fine until you take the nicer wheels off it and put on cheaper dirty ones. lol. nice job on keeping it garaged ! check back.
It sat next to my garage for over 6 years !
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Welcome to VMF! :)

To answer your questions;

1 Where to buy the right breather/filter?

All the Mustang vendors (NPD, Mustangs Unlimited, etc.) sell a copy of the 65-67 HiPo chrome breather. About $25.

2 radiator

Again, you can get 3-4 core HD radiator from any Mustang vendor or locally from a radiator shop or auto parts. You should know if you have the 20" radiator (Bolted in from the sides) or the 24" radiator (Held in by a clamp at the top).

3 Needs new lines for air shocks just to be able to test them.

They still make those? :D Do your car a favor and pitch em'... The shock mounts were not designed to carry the weight of the rear of your car, eventually the shocks will break the mounts, both upper and lower.

4 Tires !

The tires are not the problem! You have the wrong wheel offset! 3 3/4 to 4" backspace is what you need on old Mustangs. If you like the style, grab your Summit catalog and order the same ones with the correct offset for the car.
 

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The shock mounts were not designed to carry the weight of the rear of your car
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Its a large truck 9 inch rear right , I think a C3 tranny too right ? It bangs into drive and reverse. but whats up with that breaking the rear shock mounts, are mine already shot ? cant I weld somthing to help it ?
 

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Welcome to the board. Just wanted to toss in my two cents. I run wheels with 3.75 backspace and I had to roll my fenders to avoid rubbing. Keep in mind that I have shorter springs in front and mideye leafs in back. If you go with a 4 or 4.25 backspace, you shouldn't have problems with rubbing depending on how fat a tire you run.
 

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http://home.comcast.net/~rebelbrowser/graphics/Picture04.jpg
This shows the reading at like 4.5 inches.
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Its a monster car !
why do we have these 15 inch wheels on this car ?
explain to me again, shouldnt stock sized tires on stock sized rims be on it ?

" They still make those? Do your car a favor and pitch em'... The shock mounts were not designed to carry the weight of the rear of your car, eventually the shocks will break the mounts, both upper and lower. "
Oh now I get it ! right, I agree I agree ! Was anything good ever done about that ? I mean, thats not a slight oversight. It doesnt have a sway bar either. What is a sway bar anyway ?.
 
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