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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Got the dream car

Hey guys nice to be able to join another mustang community. I live outside of St. Louis, Missouri and recently acquired a 66 fastback in its original Tahoe turquoise over aqua interior with factory A/C. The car goes well with my 13 coyote and is much more fun to drive.

Engine is a fresh built 302 from an 87 foxbody with a T5 trans from a foxbody too. AFR heads, forged pistons, air gap intake, 750 carb yada yada...

Still has drum breaks all around which are a pain in the *** but will most likely be going with a full roadster shop spec chassis with 6 pistons on all corners in the future as safety is my #1 goal and then add some forced induction later as well.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 01:52 PM
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NIIIIIIIIIIICE ! ! ! Welcome to the gang !

'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
•Original Styled Steel Wheels
...my first car

'66 Emberglo / Parchment coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Power Steering
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Welcome to VMF and congratulations on your "new" car.

In my opinion, that is the best model and color in 1966, but then again I may be a little biased.

John
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Transformed 2017: (Thanks 22GT)
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66 FB C Code C4
Code U Tahoe Turquoise Metallic
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Welcome to VMF and congratulations on your "new" car.

In my opinion, that is the best model and color in 1966, but then again I may be a little biased.

John
I'm with John on this one. It would be cool to have a Tahoe Turquoise registry...
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'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
•Original Styled Steel Wheels
...my first car

'66 Emberglo / Parchment coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Power Steering
•Dealer Air Conditioning •Console
...son's first car


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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 02:01 PM
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wow that is a beautiful car! Congrats on the new family member
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1966 A-code coupe...work in progress
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 02:10 PM
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Very nice! Killer color combo for sure. Looks like you’ve got a lot of the same mods I do. Cool wheels too!
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Super cool Welcome.
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And not nearly enough time

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 04:08 PM
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Hell yeah, congrats. There's nothing like finally bringing home a dream car!
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 04:32 PM
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Can you post a better/bigger pic of your wheels? They look like my US Mags, but the center cap appears larger on yours. Tough to tell at that resolution though.

Edit: also, yours look like they could be 16’s. Can you also verify size?

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 05:24 PM
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Welcome to VMF. Nice looking 66 Fastback.
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Welcome to the VMF, nice looking 66 that you got.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Correct the wheels are US MAGS and size is 15x7. Very good fit bit will be going with a different wheel when I get the chassis sorted the way I want it to.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 10:46 PM
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Well that’s cool. Center looked larger because there was less wheel around it. I don’t think I knew they came in 15’s.

What are you planning on swapping them out for?

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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 11:00 PM
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that is some serious coin for the Roadster shop chassis.
IMO it would be a shame to do to major surgery to such a nice looking car. The stock platform of course has limits but can be made to handle and stop very well
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 11:14 PM
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Beautiful car! Welcome! I just bought my dream car, there’s nothing like it! Congrats!

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