Author Topic: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible  (Read 589 times)

Offline dsielke

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1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« on: October 08, 2017, 07:05:50 PM »
As it started picture from of March 2016:
I have owned this car sense 1998 and finally decided it was time. It looked pretty good from 10 feet but it had been repainted a non-original silver blue instead of its original Tahoe turquoise and had been painted a lot of times in between.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2017, 02:50:07 PM by dsielke »
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 07:11:11 PM »
Body and paint:
Lucidly the car was a rust free California car. Sadly some previous owner was a lousy driver and it was covered with pretty bad dings. The worst being the taillight panel. They shop I hired for the repaint did a great job of straightening it out though. I did have to replace the rear valance with a ford replacement though it couldnít be saved.
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 07:12:27 PM »
Trunk:
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 07:14:06 PM »
Woodgrain wheel:
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 07:15:39 PM »
Interior:
Stripped out the interior, seat belts restored by python. Gotta love original California floor pans. :)
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 07:18:07 PM »
Engine compartment:
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 07:20:15 PM »
Coming along... next the undercarriage. Lots of dealer undercoating to remove. As a test I wiped of a few random sections with mineral spirits though and the red oxide underneath looked like new. Going to be a messy job but worth it in the end...
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 10:20:45 PM »
Very nice work, it turned out a treat  :)

You might want to add some insulation (I think it's called jute) underneath the trunk mat that sits on top of the gas tank, a friend of mine's San Jose convertible had the original insulation still there.
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 01:43:53 AM »
Very nice work, it turned out a treat  :)

You might want to add some insulation (I think it's called jute) underneath the trunk mat that sits on top of the gas tank, a friend of mine's San Jose convertible had the original insulation still there.

I did put a correct insulation pad under the trunk mat.
6R09A138419: 1966 GT Fastback, Springtime Yellow
6R08T138429: 1966 Convertible, Tahoe Turquoise

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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2017, 05:54:35 PM »
Not an easy car to do with 6 cylinder and Thermactor. Just for others viewing the engine compartment black to body color transition would normally not be a sharp (tapped) edge nor located along the edge of the short small panel that bridges the inner fender panel to cowl.  Normally its located near or just forward of the splash screw hole on both sides and is a soft edge - black over body color.

What is the master cylinder you used on the car if I can ask?

Exterior and interior combo is neat when they are such a nice match
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 12:38:53 AM »
The master cylinder is just a basic 67 dual bowl. I did have to change out the booster and bracket to one with a smaller firewall bracket to get it to fit. Of course after having the original restored, now to sit in a box on a shelf in the garage. Itís not completely concours correct but as close as I could go and feel safe driving it on road trips around nd Southern California. The freeways in Los Angeles are scary.

Btw, I will correct the firewall edge paint as you mentioned as soon as I can.  :)
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2017, 01:49:49 PM »
Just some of the details. I had rubber stamps made for the starter, coil and alternator. Stamping round surfaces is a pain. I know the engine tag is missing, I have a new engine tag on order from Marti.

It also has a pertronix ignition, that is why the red wire to the coil. I did use shrink tubing to cover the two wires up to just before the coil. I have made some caveats to driveability and safety.
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2017, 04:34:19 PM »
Just some of the details. I had rubber stamps made for the starter, coil and alternator. Stamping round surfaces is a pain. I know the engine tag is missing, I have a new engine tag on order from Marti.

Nice job - not easy to do a 6 cylinder and a Thermactor on top of that

Looks like some of the stamps were made from the current Osborn decals. For the starter you might want to compare the originals that have been posted to this site or just be happy with what you have currently.  Also the mounting bolts for the starter appear to be some hardware store replacements rather than the Ford style with the intergrated shoulder/washer


Also the starter would not have been that fully painted black as your is. Again this has been the subject of a number of threads here ;)

Looks like the dichromate plating is gone or going on the fuel pump casing PM  me if your interested - I think I might still have some NOS ones
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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2017, 06:12:15 PM »
Nice job - not easy to do a 6 cylinder and a Thermactor on top of that

Looks like some of the stamps were made from the current Osborn decals. For the starter you might want to compare the originals that have been posted to this site or just be happy with what you have currently.  Also the mounting bolts for the starter appear to be some hardware store replacements rather than the Ford style with the intergrated shoulder/washer


Also the starter would not have been that fully painted black as your is. Again this has been the subject of a number of threads here ;)

Looks like the dichromate plating is gone or going on the fuel pump casing PM  me if your interested - I think I might still have some NOS ones

The stamps were made based on pictures or in the works stamps on this site, my dec 1 ( 1M) car I went with date 5H for the starter and 5J for the coil. My GT with the same build date original glass is 5H. All the replaced bolts including the starter mounting were from NPD and listed as concours. I realize that may not always be correct. The base of the starter is just over sprayed, but maybe a little to far down. Always room for improvement :)
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6R09A138419: 1966 GT Fastback, Springtime Yellow
6R08T138429: 1966 Convertible, Tahoe Turquoise

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Re: 1966 Mustang San Jose t-code Convertible
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2017, 07:17:32 PM »
The stamps were made based on pictures or in the works stamps on this site, my dec 1 ( 1M) car I went with date 5H for the starter and 5J for the coil. My GT with the same build date original glass is 5H. All the replaced bolts including the starter mounting were from NPD and listed as concours. I realize that may not always be correct. The base of the starter is just over sprayed, but maybe a little to far down. Always room for improvement :)

Since we're discussing the finer details IMHO the font for the date portion of the coil stamp appears to be different from originals. Most notable the "C" and the "5"

The starter stamping originally had a solid border around the out side edge and a line that separated the date from the FoMoCo section. It appears (from originals) that the date section was attached somehow to the main block/stamp as its sometimes is misaligned with the main section

Discussed here

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=9396.msg66611#msg66611



Also believe the C4AF-11001- isn't the correct engineering number for a 66 6 cylinder with automatic starter. 

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=12291.msg87846#msg87846



Think I've got 30 hours invested in each of my stamps for each of these items - general designing not all the variations  as we have in the starter design.
Jeff Speegle

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