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Old 06-02-2003, 09:03   #1 (permalink)
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66 Convertible V8

I know she isn't much yet, but I just picked her up Friday for $1500. No engine or trany but it was originally a 289 two barrel. I plan to use a T-5 tranny and rebuild a 289 to the 271 HP level. This is where the project begins!!
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:36   #2 (permalink)
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Well, you can only go up with this car. The 289 is a fantastic motor especialy the Hi-Po. Do you plan to put the pony interior in it ?
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Old 06-02-2003, 11:21   #3 (permalink)
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Yes my friend. You think like me! I plan to make it a GT clone with Pony int, Shelby hood and brake scoops. It may take me several years to be complete but it will be sweet! It is a very solid convertible and it was here in town so I was able to tow it home for $85 bucks. Considering it would have been around $700-$1000 to ship one from somewhere else, I feel like I got it for 600 or 700. I also got to look at the car in person before buying it. In the two years I have been searching, I have not been able to find one for this price with a body in this good a shape. I am very very happy!!! Fun times ahead!
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I wish the internet had been around when I was 15- 18 years old. Looking up parts for these cars were not easy at times. But thankfully they're was a large following of the early stangs here in Atlanta. Makes since, Mustang Club of America did start in GA. It just would have been a lot easier to turn on a computer and find parts all over world for them. The 67 Cougar I had, parden my French, was a BITCH to find parts for. My turn signal box, it makes the rear turn signals blink in sequential order. Well I was able to find one in and old warehouse Ford stored parts in up in Canada. Thanks to nice guy working at the Mercury dealership. It was still in a box that had the 1967 stamp date on it.
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Oh and also, are you going to take the A-arms out and replace them with tubulars ?
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:49   #6 (permalink)
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greetings all
just i thought that i had after i sold my 64 1/2 convertable, i was thinking of building a 66 fastback with a 302 efi engine, 4 speed auto & a au falcon rear end ( IRS ) with A.B.S.

this would be a little easier for you in U.S.A. as there is a heap of mustangs there with the ideal I.R.S. that you could use, may be easier to buy a wrecked late mode mustang & source all the mechanical from that, you would have the late model driveability & the early model style

dont think you could beat that

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Old 06-03-2003, 04:55   #7 (permalink)
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I haven't deceided about the a arms. I know what you mean. I restored the Sprint 66 we owned in HS and it was JC Whitney and referbish my own exhisting parts.

66 fastbacks are not plentyfull in the US either. I tought there was some salvage yard in Austriala that was full of 60's Mustangs? Maybe that was a lie somewhere on the internet.
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Is it a "K" serie's car?
Are you striving for an original look?
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No its not a K code. It is a 289 two barrel. Kind of originial and kind of not. GT clone with a Shelby hood & brake scoops so it won't be exactly.
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You might consider upgrading? It would be a great safty item to have the disc brake's.
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