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This is my 1965 mustang…getting ready to start working on her. A lil history about the car, I got it in the summer of 2007, before I even had my license and mom would drive it to the pool and back cause that was all she could stand being that it had no, and still has no air-conditioning. I drove it everywhere and it was literally my daily driver all thru high school and my first semester of college. it started at around 90,000 miles on the all original garaged kept car but it is now at 143,000 miles….still all original. Can’t beat the dependability and strength of an old car.

Bout to start the restoration on it and do all if not most of the work by myself to save me some money. My goal is to keep the car with an originall exterior look with upgrade inside to give it more power, better handling and smoother cruising experiences. I will be keeping the same motor in the car even though it is the six cylinder and the same C4 transmission. Other then that we will see how it goes…

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Having A Little Trouble?

Ok for all you guys and gals out there who have older mustangs, I do know the wonderful joy you may feel when you own a V8 mustang. For those who own a inline 6 including myself I wanted you guys to have have this diagrams for the Inline 6…Autolite 1100 Carburetor! Enjoy

Few Bite The Bullitt

Yesterday I saw a Mustang that are not normally seen in my part of Virginia, if even on the east coast! The Dark Highland Green Bullitt Mustang! It’s a very beautiful Mustang based off the 1968 Bullitt Mustang 390.

'68 Bullitt Mustang

The Bullitt Mustang debued in the 1968 movie “Bullitt” driven by famous stuntman and driver Steve McQueen. most notably known for the car chase in the movie, the Bullitt faces off against a Dodge Charger (winning of course). Many of these Mustangs have been duplicated over the years just like any other desirable Mustang. Ford has only introduced two redesigned Mustangs over the years, one in 2001 and the other in 2008-2009

2008-2009

2001

Although these are great renditions of the Bullitt I don’t believe they will ever be as great as the ’68 Bullitt, but as the muscle car industry is designing/redesigning more classic vehicle there may be a chance to see the Bullitt look closer and closer to the original Mustang. I recommend (even for people who don’t like older movies) that you should rent and watch “Bullitt”, any Mustang fan or enthusiast would!

More Pictures of 2008-2009 Bullitt

Chase Scene From “Bullitt”


Rust Problems…No More?

When starting a mustang project 30, 20, even 10 or fewer years ago you had a limited amount of choices to choose from. Your mustang had to be almost rust free unless you had money for an expensive project or could weld and fabricate.

Mustang Project Years Ago

But as time has passed and technology advanced more and more replacement panels are making the project easier. Today you can buy a repair panel for almost every part of the classic mustang. This new advancement will help many mustangs stay far away from the crusher and will save brother mustang will not have to give up a life for another.

Yes... This Is A Shelby Rust Bucket

Take a look at this ’67 Shelby… YES I did say Shelby! Now with the help of replacement sheet metal this baby can be refurbished to new.

For all of those Mustang II owners would cry at this picture but now they can take care of these stallions in an easier way then ever before.

Little Rusty You Think...

Even that daily driver with a little rust on the fender or rear or front panel can be refurbished!

Daily Driver Rust

Ok you guys have fun and please save some Mustangs! Here are some addresses to help you out, in your quest for restoring America’s history.

Mustangs Unlimited

CJ Pony Parts

Bringing Back the Legend

Shelby American is back in session! For those around in the early to late 60s (’62-’69) you may remember well the Shelby American company known for some of the world’s greatest racing vehicles and legends. They produced many racers in the time of this name such as, most notable, the Shelby Mustang GT350, GT500, GT-H, and the Cobra 427. In 1970 Shelby American changed their name to Shelby Automobiles but still produced the same vehicles like Cobras, GT500 Super Snakes and GT-Hs, but enthusiasts wanted the American name back!

“Enthusiast have asked us many times to bring back the Shelby American name, said Carroll Shelby. “ Though I’m Proud of the cars we produced as Shelby Automobiles, we’re fulfilling that wish for fans worldwide. Using the Shelby American name will better connect our current vehicles to our heritage of building great cars like the GT350 and Cobra.”

Shelby American will still offer Cobras along with the Super Snake, Prudhomme drag racing edition, and SE post-title packages for ’07-’10 GT500s. Also available Terlingua Racing Team packages installed on ’05-‘09V6 Mustangs or the SR package for ’05-’09 Mustang GTs. The Shelby SC and SR post-title packages are also available for ’07-’08 Shelby GT Models

2011 Mustang 5.0

The American car companies have been in a power race since the first release of the pony cars in the 1960s. Slowly and surly some of the cars came to an end though in the 80s and 90s except for the Ford Mustang.

Chevy Camaro

The pony car/ power crazy consisted of mainly the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camero, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger with lots of other vehicles.

Dodge Charger

Over the years though with the gas crisis of the 1970s a lot of the big beefy muscle cars could not keep up with the call for fuel-efficient vehicles and soon died out.

The Chevrolet Camero and Ford Mustang were two of the few cars that made it through this crisis with success and continued into the 80s and 90s.

Dodge Challenger

In the late 90s the Camero’s production was stop and only the Mustang was left. In 2005 the Mustang was redesign after almost over a decade of the same design and the Charger was brought back into production again. In 2006 the Camero and Challenger were redesigned and brought into production. So now with the “crave” for power one again showing up what is the mustang doing to stay in the race?

2011 Mustang 5.0 V8 and 3.7 V6

V8

This package is not the same mustang your dad or older brother would have gotten when in ’82-’95. The new engine’s base is an aluminum block with aluminum four-valves-per-cylinder heads and Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) producing 412 horsepower and 390 ft. ld. of torque (Camero SS at 426hp and Challenger at 425hp)… and all this with an expected better than 25 MPGs! But you need a way to hold all of this power and get it to the wheel. New to the system is a new pair of 6-speed transmissions both manual and automatic. The GT package includes enhanced rear lower control arms, a stiffened rear stabilizer bar and retuned spring rates, dampers and stabilizer bar diameters. A Brembo brake package adds 14-inch vented front disc brakes from the Shelby GT-500, unique alloy rims and summer performance tires.

For the interior the speed-o-meter now will go up to 160 mph and the redline on the tach goes from 6,500 to 7,000. For the personality for you to add you have three new colors: Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat, Race Red and Ingot Silver. Plus why not get the MyKey programmable vehicle key!

V6

Do you remember a few years ago the 4.6 V8 that produced around 305hp, it was nice but expensive. Now the v6 coupe owners that buy a mustang in 2011 will now have that 305hp with an estimated at 30 MPGs. Along with the new advancements in the V8 model the V6 has new aero dynamical advancements with new front fascia, tire spats, a taller air dam and an added rear deck lid seal. A package will be available in august 2010 for a 3.31 rear end and GT suspension.

So lets hope all goes well and hopefully with all this new tech the mustang will be the best candidate for drivers and enthusiasts.

Kelly-Blue-Book and LA Show Video