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Coleman
Journeyman

Posts: 5
From: Dallas Texas
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 01-30-2004 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Coleman   Click Here to Email Coleman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Offered for sale is a Rust Free 1966 Mustang Coupe, originally Arcadian Blue, with blue/white Deluxe Pony Interior. The car was originally equipped with a three speed manual, factory tinted windows, two barrel V-8 engine with Air conditioning. Well that was good in 1966, but not today:

Engine
Original C code 289 engine professionally rebuilt by Kim Barr Racing Engines.
Edelbrock Performer Intake and matching cam,TRW forged .030 over pistons, moly rings, ARP bolts inside and ARP Stainless outside,a 289 K code HIPO balancer, Holley 650 DP, topped with a set of Tony Branda, Open Letter Cobra “Tall” valve covers to clear the Crane roller rockers. Engine was bored, honed, new cam bearings, crank turned .010 with new crank bearings, new cam bearings, resized connecting rods, high volume oil pump and long block assembled and rotating assembly balanced. Painted correct 1966 Ford Engine Blue and installed with all new hoses and clamps. Heads are PAW 1970 castings machined and surfaced with new valves, springs, guides and high performance valve job. You will not be disappointed in the performance of this engine.

Engine Cooling & Electrical
Thermal activated electric cooling fan with a new 3 core radiator. High volume water pump. Electric fuel pump mounted in front of the tank. Battery installed on the passenger side trunk for better weight distribution. Fuel pump and engine cooling fan are isolated with individual relays to insure voltage.

Exhaust
Nickel plated Tri-Y headers, 2.5" exhaust with crossover and 3 chamber Flowmasters with turn downs underneath rear valance. Very sneaky and sounds deep and throaty, not nearly as loud as the original 2 chamber Flowmaster systems.

Drive train
Brand new World Class five speed with late model T-5 bell housing mated to a new custom aluminum drive shaft, upgraded 9" rear end. The 9" Rear end is equipped with a 3.25 geared Traction Lock pumpkin. Flywheel was resurfaced and new ring gear installed and balanced with rotating assembly. CenterForce Clutch, pressure plate and release bearing.

Brakes
Four Wheel Power disk brake booster by Trans Am Racing, Front brakes are Granada spindles with new calipers, pads and rotors, Rear brakes are Versailles with new calipers, pads and rotors. All new flexible brake hoses and new steel line as needed.

Suspension
Welded on Sub frame connectors, new upper and lower control arms, front sway bar, new tie rod ends, Shelby modification to the upper control arm location, new shocks, new 620 front coil springs and mid eye rear leaf springs with a hidden rear sway bar. (mounted above rear axle) Car is lowered on all four corners approximately two inches.

Tires and Wheels
Torque Thrust II's 16X7's all the way around with new rubber. Less than 1,500 miles on rebuild of entire car, even less on the tires and wheels.

Other
Detailed underneath and new interior. New gas tank with electric fuel pump. New bumpers, front and rear valance, carpet and battery. This is a rust free Texas Coupe. There is more but that’s the major stuff. The front seats are original as is the head liner, they are in excellent shape, but included with the car is new front upholstery and head liner if the new owner wants to install them.

Needs
Paint job. The car has had two paint jobs and needs to be stripped and professional paint job applied. The dash should be white and I would repaint white to keep the interior stock. The car was in a minor accident and the passenger side door was damaged. An original FORD door was found and used for the repair. Part of each front floor pan has been professionally replaced. Before painting I would install a Shelby front valance, (bumper useable) and a Shelby Hood. This would really dress up the looks of the car. Also, the 3.25 rear end gears are not the best ratio for this engine drive train combination. In fifth gear at 2,100 rpm your cruising a 80 miles per hour! If I had it to do over I would install a 3.73 or 3.89 rear gear. The engine could use a lot more cam, the Edelbrock Performer Cam is very mild. A cam with a more aggressive lift and the higher ratio rear gear would really add to the performance of this car. I still have the original heater box and assembly, but the air conditioner is long gone. Currently the heater is not installed but included with the car. As with any classic car that has been modified this much the work is never really finished, there is always something new that would make this car more enjoyable. Just check out this months Mustangs and Fords or Mustang Monthly.

Looks stock, but is very surprising. You will not be disappointed in the performance and handling of this Mustang. Over $16,000 spent and only driven 1,500 miles. This Mustang needs to be driven. I have read that the best buy, when shopping for a classic car, is to buy someone’s project with the hard work done and finish it. Well this is that car, the hard work is done.
I am selling so that I can finish a 1966 Convertible that my entire family can enjoy.

First time offered for sale. Asking $8,500

You can reach me at 972-727-5290
or
[email protected]

Pictures available for serious inquiries.

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