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As my mother taught me about artwork, you can’t explain what you like but you’ll know it when you see it.

And my Edelbrock runs just fine, thank you. But then Dan did his magic on the distributor so that might have something to do with it.

Absolutely everything has plus and minuses. Think F150 vs. Mustang. In the political world people seem to concentrate only on the plus or the minus (or their imaginary version of a plus or minus) and don't seem to balance it all out for the best overall solution (to a problem which may not exist).

Signed Candy Apple Red with Black interior.
 

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Wheels any larger than 16" on any 65-68 mustang...they are too big for the smaller mustangs...they look cartoonish...most people wont agree with that... but its what my eyes tell me. Like 22" dubs on a 90s caprice.
I agree 100% But I have 17's because I autocross. They don't annoy as much a year later.
 

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We are often asked our opinions, and I realized that there are some that are so subjective, it's not even fair to offer them. So just for fun, and with the understanding that beauty is in the eye of the beer holder, here are some entirely subjective opinions that I believe very strongly, but in the final analysis, mean nothing.

It should be noted, there's no room for hurt feelings here. I imagine most of you would include "no flame jobs on Mustangs" as one of your strongly-held subjective opinions. I don't care. You're probably right. This is for fun.

What about you? What are your unpopular opinions?

1: Color. Black/Grey/Silver/White. They're sooo boring. Every other car in the world right now is a shade of these 4 colors with very few exceptions. The only way to get away with one of these colors is if you have a brightly contrasted interior, like red or blue. Full disclosure, my car was black with red interior and I changed it to all black with grey flames. You may now throw stones at my glass house.

2: Color again. There's no room in my life for silver blue. It's the embodiment of a 90's Toyota Camry color. Literally every other available color is better. Except maybe Arcadian Blue. Woof.

3. Eleanor. It's over. It was dumb in 1999, and it's worse now. A legacy of a copy of a clone of a plasticky car, with felony VIN tampering and millions of dollars in scammed people (Unique Performance). It's a sad car that is attractive to people who don't know what real Mustangs are. Everything about a stock 67 Shelby is better looking than that turd. Time to bury it.

4. Edelbrock Carbs. They're fussy to tune and even then it's hard to get them to run right. I had a magical 1405 that ran perfectly on a bone stock C-code 289 with an Eddy RPM intake for years. Once I added go-fast parts to it, it never ran right again (until Holley entered the picture). I don't understand why people are so attracted to them. Is it the chrome? I dunno. Get a Holley.

5. Stant lever radiator cap. It's ugly. If you have one, you should remove it and see how far you can throw it.

6. Engine bays that are any color besides black. Just no.

7. Chrome/polished Torq Thrust II wheels. I get why they're everywhere. It's an objectively attractive wheel. Let's all agree to move on and find something else.

8. Plastic conduit on wiring. There are better options. Get some Power Braid from Painless or something similar. It's better in every measurable way, and doesn't look like it came from the 80's.

9. No cowl hoods on (classic) Mustangs. They look great on Chevy's and Fox body Mustangs. They just don't look right on our cars.

10. Paint your pinch welds black! On a light colored car, the pinch welds were painted black from the factory so the ugly pinch welds faded into the background. They did this for a good reason.
Love it...… the net is the place even an introvert can just hang it out there. Mate of mine always says "opinions are like butt holes - everyone has one but that doesn't mean I want to see or hear yours". :smile2:

Only thing I can really disagree on is #1 - add red. How many red stangs are there in every variation of red anyone can dream up. Find something different for crying out loud. Give me a nice clean white 70 Mach 1...….

And add 11. chrome shock tower hats.....WTF!!!
 

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10. Paint your pinch welds black! On a light colored car, the pinch welds were painted black from the factory so the ugly pinch welds faded into the background. They did this for a good reason.
Is mine a light, or dark color?
 

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smacked in the face with a wet paper sack full of dog crap.
I've had to resist sending a couple of VMFrs a direct message I hoped they had explosive diarrhea and uncontrollable sneezing in a traffic jam in the middle of a mile-long bridge on a hot day with no AC.
WOW!!! Can't stop laughing. In my Opinion....Funnier than a white Eleanor with Torque thrusts on a 4X4 chassis!
 

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Everyone has an opinion but the internet makes it far to easy to express it without any remorse or guilt. Someone doesn't like Eleanor that's there opinion OK. I personally think its a beautiful car. Not everyone likes Teaberry chewing gum is what my father always said. But you always have someone that goes beyond just giving their opinion and has to criticize. That's basically why I stopped posting on this forum. I mean I truly enjoy this forum. If someone has a question or a problem and I can help then I try. But I will never post another pic or detail of anything I am doing again. People should be more careful of how they express there opinions. Not saying in any way that your opinions in this thread are bad. Don't take that the wrong way not criticizing you. Speaking in general from past experience.
Lets not even bring up Gear Drives! :pirate:
 

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I painted My 1st 66 SilverBlue

I also think that silverblueBP 's car is pretty good looking


I liked Eleanor ,But it has been done to death. And on anything but a 67 fastback ,just NO
I Prefer Edelbrock carbs if for no other reason they don't have a gasket below the fuel level.Besides they are dead simple and reliable
My radiator cap is a Chrome Hex shaped,

Speaking of radiators if you have an aluminum unit don't paint it
actually if you have any aluminum under the hood ,don't paint it
As far as thinking out side the box for wheels ,as far as I know I'm the only one rocking a set of these
 

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Lets not even bring up Gear Drives! :pirate:
I wanted a gear drive since the first time a timing set came apart in an engine of mine, the ads offered a "quiet" and "noisy" options, and I learned the ultra-durable International Harvester engines had em. Thought about putting one in my Wicked Windsor build, but after watching what you went through...
 

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I wanted a gear drive since the first time a timing set came apart in an engine of mine, the ads offered a "quiet" and "noisy" options, and I learned the ultra-durable International Harvester engines had em. Thought about putting one in my Wicked Windsor build, but after watching what you went through...
In the end, there was nothing wrong with the gear drive nor did it did cause any problems. As I had originally said, no need to check cam end play with a flat tappet hydraulic cam. If I had stuck to my guns and just gone that way all would have been fine, but I had to cave into the peer (forum) pressure, and that messed things up. But this is a discussion for another thread.

When I purchased it back in the 80's, it was the thing to have. Like the big yellow traction bars and those huge yellow Accel coils you had to bolt to your firewall they were so big. Air shocks to raise the back of the car way up in the air!

And yes, my 1st Mustang had Keystone Klassics!
 

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I wanted a gear drive since the first time a timing set came apart in an engine of mine, the ads offered a "quiet" and "noisy" options, and I learned the ultra-durable International Harvester engines had em. Thought about putting one in my Wicked Windsor build, but after watching what you went through...


I’m cracking up on this thread....
Hilarious!! And awesome....

: #1, Blake: I love your car.... it’s freaking awesome! And beautiful.....love the flames.

#2: I’ve wanted a gear drive since i was 14. I’m now 48. Lmao!
I just bought one off eBay for my cleveland for no other reason just to have one... probably not going to use it. My engine builder looked at me like I had a third eyeball in my forehead when I mentioned I bought one.
Keep in mind I have a brand new rollmaster unit on hand. And I still want to use the used gear drive. More noise the better... I want to, but probably won’t.

3# to each their own, as in mustangs and life. I don’t care what you do with yours, and I couldnt care less if you don’t like what I’m doing with mine!! Lmao
I respect each and everyone’s taste. I love them alll.

4# this thread is about anything that’s not my taste:
A) Stock Motors in And stock Cars
B) original air cleaners
C) white wall tires
D) that stupid plaid mat in trunk
E) cars that sound like sewing machines
F) a car that sits lower in back.
G) that dumb sticker on air cleaners

My local resto place calls me “Ricky Racer” and my name is Mike! He is a cool guy and he is kind of poking fun at me in a nice way. I e joy the banter.

I’m so guilty on some of this stuff mentioned above... but ya know, I bought this car, and I’m building it like I want.
And that includes it being a hot rod...... is what it is.

But if you want a bone stocker.... I love your car too....


Mike






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I basically agree with almost everything you listed except I like clean silver blue cars and white if it is a GT350. Nick Cage Eleanors were played out the day after the movie released. Don't forget to add "murdered out" cars and halo headlights to the list. Sheesh....
 

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Great thread...

I love all things Mustang...As some have said, to each their own.

Concourse cars are incredible if that is what you are into, but I want and have a couple of drivers.
Resto-mod, great. Mustangs have personalization written all over them.
Stock cars, again, they look great and really are driven history...
Bullitt, the ultimate car buff movie. Bar none. Nothing else comes close...Don't even try...

But I draw the line at "fart can exhaust" setups. Doesn't matter if it's a Mustang or a Honda. They sound like garbage...
 

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We all know what they say about opinions and a$$holes - everyone's got one ;) - so here's mine...

1. Wraps! Get a real paint job! A wrap is just a poor excuse for paint, and it's NOT the "never-wax damage proof" coating the purveyors claim it to be. The exception would be if it's printed with extreme or detailed graphics promoting your business. Otherwise, the first thought that comes to mind when I see a wrap is, "what kind of sins are they covering up?"

2. Flat paint! Again, get a paint job. If it's a work in progress or a track beater in primer, sweet! But don't treat your high-dollar restomod (or exotic or luxury car) to a dull flat paint job (or similarly bland wrap). Do it right and paint it!

3. Obscenely oversize wheels - we're talking diameter here. 18 inches and bigger don't belong on classic Mustangs. It doesn't matter how blingy they are or how cool they look on new Mustangs or other cars, they don't look good on a classic Mustang.

4. Extreme makeovers of bodywork and interiors! Yeah, there's a reason most of the people designing some of the atrocities committed on classic Mustangs don't get paid by Ford to do it professionally... Stick to your day jobs people, and stop pretending to be automotive designers. If you want flat panel touch screen controls, buy a new car! Nuff said!

Again, these are my opinions. I hope no one takes offense. And if your car falls into one or more of these categories, well, it's your car to do with as you please. I may not agree with your taste or style, but I always appreciate fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, even if the style is not something I would have done. So whatever you do, do it well!
 
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