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Garage
Vehicle Name Fools Gold
Year 1965
Make Ford
Model Mustang
Color Honey Gold with Ivy Gold and White Pony interior
Packages 65B Luxury Coupe, V8/Auto/AC/PS/PB/Radio/Visibilty Group/Console/Tinted glass/Padded Visors and more
1965 Ford Mustang
1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang
History Built in San Jose and shipped/sold new in Phoenix area. Arrived in New Mexico in 2000 then Texas in 2012 and Tennessee in 2015. I purchased in 2018 bringing it to the rustbelt. Solid car but had previous quarter panel damage from a wreck some time in the cars history. They did a terrible job fixing it so now car is being restored with some upgrades. If rust is found it will be replaced with new. Comments welcome Garage will change as car progresses.
Exterior
1965 Ford Mustang Exterior 1965 Ford Mustang Exterior 1965 Ford Mustang Exterior
Just a nice paint job. Restoration underway. Will end up with a ton of pictures by the time it is completed. Car will still be Honey Gold having the factory greenish tint (AKA Fools Gold).

Interior
1965 Ford Mustang Interior 1965 Ford Mustang Interior 1965 Ford Mustang Interior
Factory Pony car with AC. Keeping stock but will freshen and soundproof as needed. Replacing carpet and adding matching two toned aftermarket door panels. New dash and carpet color will be different but what we like for color combination with car. Will end up getting a new steering wheel at some point and installing a Rally Pac for it.

In-Car Entertainment
1965 Ford Mustang In-Car Entertainment 1965 Ford Mustang In-Car Entertainment
Aftermarket sounds. Watching wife trying to find something to hang on too No real category for it but installing new wiring everywhere.

Under the Hood
1965 Ford Mustang Under the Hood 1965 Ford Mustang Under the Hood 1965 Ford Mustang Under the Hood
Engine: Ford small block. 289 bored .040". 331 DSS forged stroker kit at 10 1/2 to 1 with stud girdle and windage tray. Massaged Trick Flow aluminum heads and roller rockers. Comp 512/280 cam with duration at 230 int/exh. Holley street avenger 670 cfm carb with edelbrock intake. JBA long tube due to AOD. Pertronix flame thrower 2 ignition. Short block machining and rotating assembly done by DSS Racing. 2 1/2" exhaust. Lots more.
Trans: Installing a built AOD with 2300 stall.

The old 289 and C4 will be stored with the original along with Patriot ceramic Tri-Y headers that do not work with the AOD

Suspension
1965 Ford Mustang Suspension 1965 Ford Mustang Suspension 1965 Ford Mustang Suspension
Rebuilt front with Arning/Shelby drop, welded shock tower/trans am bracket, added torque boxes in front, new export brace, Monte Carlo bar, progressive springs front, swivel spring perches, SSBC disc brake conversion, Z-Ray crossmember , adjustable strut rods, 4.5 Mid Eye leaf springs rear, 4 Bilstein shocks, Sub frame connectors, Torque Boxes. Lots more done and more to go later.

Rebuilt 8" rear end with 3.40 Trac-loc and 11" drum brakes.

Wheel and Tire
1965 Ford Mustang Wheel and Tire 1965 Ford Mustang Wheel and Tire 1965 Ford Mustang Wheel and Tire
Goodyear 695/14 Power Cushion - Dual 3/8" Redlines. Will put these away for now or sell, they do not work with the brake upgrade. New 17x8x4.75 Torque Thrust II wheels with 235/45/17 tires.
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