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Colt351
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From: Stockton, Ca USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 08-13-2001 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colt351   Click Here to Email Colt351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello everyone! I just finished my ground up restoration of the Colt 351. This car was pulled out of the junk yard at Mustangs Plus.
I only took me 4 years (started when I was 15 and finished at age 19). Anyone is welcome to check out my website for pictures of the whole process. If you are ever at Mustangs Plus I would be more than glad to show you the car.
Thank You and take care.
Richard

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Richard
65 Mustang 351W, 5 Speed.

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Colt351
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From: Stockton, Ca USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 08-13-2001 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colt351   Click Here to Email Colt351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry forgot the address:
www.colt351.com

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JAAZZY
Gearhead

Posts: 745
From: Bay Area, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 08-13-2001 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like the first 66 I built. That was from 15-20 due to lack of funds. You might have seen it years ago when I drove it out to MP. You would probably have been about 8-10 at the time. My current 65 is a work in progress. Mostly work...little progress.

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 08-13-2001 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW to be 19 and have that car.Or even to be 19 again.How sweeeeeet it is.All your hard work has paid off big time.Man I hope when I grow up my car is half as nice as yours.Ron

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65 coupe with a stock 1969 351w,RPM intake,carter625cfm,shorty hedmen hedders,black magic electric fan,stock C4,peg leg 8" 2:80,Boss 429 hood scoop.

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66HIPO&more
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From: SLC, UT
Registered: Jul 99

posted 08-13-2001 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more   Click Here to Email 66HIPO&more     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Richard.
Great looking car.
Now bring it on out here to our show with your mom, dad and brother!
Joyce

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lyle29464
Gearhead

Posts: 827
From: Mt. Pleasant S.C.
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 08-13-2001 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Richard That is a great looking stang.

I started mine in 1976 and have about one year left. I hope they have a slow contest.

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69 rag top
93 explorer
98 f 150

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FloJoe
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Posts: 518
From: Port Orange, FL, USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 08-13-2001 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Hey sweet car!

How do those aero-chamber mufflers sound??

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Joe Fields
68 Fastback 289ci bored .030 over
C-4
"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn."

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bluestreek
Gearhead

Posts: 1332
From: Athens,GA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 08-13-2001 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2 thumbs up!! You should be proud of The Car and the website..

Happy Motoring!!

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sigtauenus
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From: Beaufort, SC
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 08-14-2001 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man, that is one PHAT car!!! Nice work, I'm jealous.

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 08-14-2001 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Richard,

Cool car!! Very nice work. We'll have to meet up at Sac Raceway, maybe a grudge race between your car and my 18 yr old daughter's '66 w/351w power. It would be nice to meet you out there. We're doing a 5 speed swap, and freshning the motor but we should be ready in a couple weeks. Let us know.... BTW loose your rear tires and put on some M/T et streets for the "race"

SteveW

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Colt351
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From: Stockton, Ca USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 08-14-2001 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colt351   Click Here to Email Colt351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Steve 66 sure we can meet up at Sac Raceway some time. What kind of times are you turning? Do you like that 351W?

I think the 351W is the best motor for the early cars.

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 08-14-2001 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Richard,

That'll be fun, it'll be a few weeks though before we're ready. Gotta swap the t-5 in first, we're hoping for low 12's after the tranny swap. Your 351 is running strong, and I agree they are great engines.

SteveW

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JAAZZY
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Posts: 745
From: Bay Area, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 08-14-2001 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Who knows, maybe I'll be ready in time as well. I don't expect to be in the running in the drags though especially with the rear gears(3.0) I've got.

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T5owner
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Posts: 631
From: Germany
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 08-14-2001 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Saw your car on the rotisserie in the shop years ago. It was hard to imagine at that time, what it would morph into. Now I can understand from your pictures why your car had extra holes drilled for the relocated seat due to your length

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