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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2017, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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My New Old Mustang

My first mustang in almost 40 years.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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I guess this is as good a place as any to post a couple pics I have from the old days of my prior Mustangs.

In the summer of 1972, one week before my 16th birthday, my parents drove me to Purcell, Oklahoma where a friend of theirs owned a car lot. I bought my first car that day with money I'd earned washing dishes at a local restaurant. I paid $400 for a white 1964 1/2 Mustang couple with a 6 cylinder/3 speed.

I drove it my Junior year of High School and sold it in early 1974 for the same $400 I'd paid. I used that to help buy a 1968 Mercury Cyclone, but that's another story. This was that Mustang. I had bought a wrecked 66 and replaced the grill and dashboard, among other things.


In 1975 I joined the Army and when I came home in 1978 I bought a 1969 Mustang fastback with a 302/automatic. This was actually a really good car that I drove all over the place. From Kansas to California and back. Twice. With a turtle shell on the roof. I'm not unhappy that I have a 68 coupe now, but if I'm honest, this is what I was really looking for when I started searching a couple months ago.


The 69 fastback got looks and complements WAY before it was "Vintage".
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That 68 looks pretty great. It also looks like it's been modded. What are the details there?
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That 68 looks pretty great. It also looks like it's been modded. What are the details there?
It's a stroked 351W with a fairly wild cam and a 5 speed. 3:50 rear, lowered quite a lot all around with 17" front and 18" rears, racing seats & aftermarket gauges. That's the big picture but there are a lot of details I don't know yet.

My initial goal is to make it a better car to drive. I want to tighten up the steering and add EPS. After that, who knows. I definitely want to get it on a dyno and to the drags at least once or twice.

But mostly I'm learning. No big hurry. I want to take it to the drag strip sometime and it would be fun to get it on a dyno. I'll be sure to post results if I ever do that.
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Welcome home. It's always good to see another 69 past owner. Hope you enjoy the Forum. These folks know all the Mustang tech, lore, and history. That is a great looking 68 resto-mod coupe! Please share photos of the interior too.

1969 Mach1 w/ 671 Blower

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A cell phone pic from this morning. I've been driving it to work on Friday.

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In the summer of 1972, one week before my 16th birthday, my parents drove me to Purcell, Oklahoma where a friend of theirs owned a car lot. I bought my first car that day with money I'd earned washing dishes at a local restaurant. I paid $400 for a white 1964 1/2 Mustang couple with a 6 cylinder/3 speed.

I drove it my Junior year of High School and sold it in early 1974 for the same $400 I'd paid. I used that to help buy a 1968 Mercury Cyclone, but that's another story.
Ah, the good old days.

I fondly remember buying cars in the 1970s for $400 or $500.

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Very nice looking 68 I really like the red and black paint love those colors combos.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 11:24 AM
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Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

Wife,........."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted pile."
Son,.........."This old car is cool."

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