1965 EARLY PRODUCTION MUSTANG

 

 

The manufacture date is September 15, 1964.

Not a True 1964 1/2 but a Transitional Car.

Some 64 and some 65 parts.

This car has been in my family since 1965 and I am the 3rd Generation owner.

Originally purchased in Michigan then drove to Utah where it was sold to my Grandfather.

It was then passed to my Father in 1976.

It was modified and driven as a daily driver until 1984 when it was parked.

It spent 5 years in a field then was moved to a garage where it sat until 2005.

It was then passed to me.

By then it was in serious need of a restoration.

This is where the story begins again.

 

Work in Progress

 

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Here is the car in 1980 in full dress. For the time it was one for the community to envy. Fast and Well known.

Here is the car in 1980 in full dress. For the time it was one for the community to envy. Fast and Well known.

Here is another picture from 1980. The car was a typical late 70's street rod and well known in the local community as a "Stop Light Racer". It's prior paint was Opel GT Orange with the insert panels painted black. Unfortunatly the Orange Black combo was also a "Cop Magnet".

This is how the engine looked in 1980. Specs were .030 bored over with 10.5:1 TRW Forged pistons, a custom grind cam for the C-4 trans, Carter 650 AFB on a Offenhauser dual port 360, Mallory dual point with MSD 5, Castler headers dualed out, Valve train was also built up to handle the cam. Unfortunatly the heads had no other work done except basic rework. Still the car was a killer on the Vard and the suspension was built for it in 70's technology.

 

 

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