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Offline Rsanter

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Rsanter has a new toy
« on: May 25, 2017, 12:47:42 AM »
So with the reference from someone on another board I am active on, I just picked up a barn....err...garage find.
It is a 1965 mustang convertable, 289-4V-4speed, traction lock, disc brake car.
All original, unrestored, and mostly untampered with.
76000 original miles, sitting since 1979

Ok, so I'm doing a little bragging. But hey I'm glad to get it and plan a mechanical restoration to get it running and the try to preserve the rest of it.

Bob

66 mustang GT conv 289 AT deluxe int - high school car
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68 mustang conv basket case
69 mustang conv 302 AT
66 mustang coupe hotrod/racecar

Offline Josep

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 01:38:04 AM »
Wow man, very nice looking car, congrats.!

Josep
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Offline ruppstang

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 08:42:53 AM »
Good for you unrestored car are so cool.

Offline DM_1964

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 09:53:50 AM »
Treasure find! Awesome and congratulations :)
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Offline DKutz

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 11:55:15 AM »
What the heck is that thing by the shock tower??  Is that some type of regulator replacement?  Or is it an alarm box?
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Offline mtinkham

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 01:37:10 PM »
On board computer...relay style.

Wonderful find...ok to brag, in my book.
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Offline jwc66k

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 04:38:32 PM »
There appears to be a lot of "poetic license" corrections in a 50 year plus life of not being restored. I went thru a similar "unrestored" 66 Hardtop several years back that had only 25 years of "poetic license". Good luck.
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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 11:39:27 PM »
What the heck is that thing by the shock tower??  Is that some type of regulator replacement?  Or is it an alarm box?

That is a very old school MSD. It is a capacitor ignition system. In the glove box is even the original documentation for it.
It is very cool but for reliability I'm not sure I want to trust 50 year old capacitors. So I plan to remove it and return the car to mostly as stock as I can.
I am really thinking of going ahead and buying the repo hoses, ignition wires and all just to help complete the image. I know I don't have to but I kind of feel like it.
Any thoughts on that?

Bob
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66 mustang conv 289 -3x2v-4spd deluxe int
68 mustang conv basket case
69 mustang conv 302 AT
66 mustang coupe hotrod/racecar

Offline jwc66k

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 12:41:01 AM »
I am really thinking of going ahead and buying the repo hoses, ignition wires and all just to help complete the image. I know I don't have to but I kind of feel like it.
Bob,
Those items would be normally replaced items and should not affect originality. (Rub some dirt on them.)
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Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2017, 01:17:02 AM »
Congratulations - now the fun and work starts.  What is the DSO since it appears the car entered (first registered) Calif in maybe 69
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Offline Rsanter

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2017, 07:27:51 PM »
Congratulations - now the fun and work starts.  What is the DSO since it appears the car entered (first registered) Calif in maybe 69

Chicago
Owner spent a year or less there before moving to CA
There is minor rust spots but nor really much worse than things I have seen on CA cars
Bob

66 mustang GT conv 289 AT deluxe int - high school car
66 mustang conv 289 -3x2v-4spd deluxe int
68 mustang conv basket case
69 mustang conv 302 AT
66 mustang coupe hotrod/racecar

Offline mustang6er

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 02:47:37 PM »
Are you going to leave the outside with the original patina? I have a similar car with original paint, on the fence about what to do with it.

Offline Hipo giddyup

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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2017, 10:32:33 AM »
Sweet find!! and nice options to boot!   8)
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
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Re: Rsanter has a new toy
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2017, 01:02:37 PM »
From the master cyl looks like a disc brake car. Whats the color code?
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