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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Hey

I just joined this forum after owning my mustang for a year and finding that most of my google searches brought me here and finding great information, figured I should sign up.

I own 1966 coupe, C code, 289, c4 that I picked up last year, I have always like the first gen coupe for some reason. Its seems to be a decent platform to start with, pretty straight with very little rust, candy apple red so my daughter named her Rosie. Most of its problems are poor m maintenance and "repairs" from previous owners. Lots of WTF moments in the last year fixing butchery from previous repairs.

My plans are to make some safety/performance upgrades as budget allows and keep it looking mostly stock, something my family will enjoy cruising around in.

In the last year I have already installed a 302, 4 barrel carb and intake, upgraded ignition, fusebox, seats, rebuilt gauges, removed power steering, replaced radiator and all new hoses, rebuilt driveshaft. And a bunch of other small things that were bugging me.

Up next is upgrading brakes, seat belts, suspension and lighting so I can actually drive her and feel somewhat safe on the road.

I want to thank this community for all the great info so far! Hope to see you on the road!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 10:01 AM
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Nice ride!

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Nice car and welcome.


I would also recommend to work on the brakes asap. Minimum upgrade would be a dual master cylinder a better upgrade (IMHO) a front disc conversion. People here drive drum/drum since decades without issues. Drums need more maintenance compared to discs to work well. No need to go discs in the rear with an early Mustang.


About the suspension, a Shelby or Arning drop is a very good and super cheap improvement (buy a 17/32 drill). High quality shocks like Bilstein are also worth the money. Roller perches are also a good invest together with a bigger sway bar. To make the front more stiff get an export brace for less than $50. Installation might be a pain dependent how much the car sagged in the last 50+ years.



Enjoy your car.



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Welcome to VMF. Nice looking Mustang.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 05:50 PM
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Very nice Mustang. I'm still working on my 66 coup. Can't wait until I get it running. Also a new member as of today.
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Sweet car! Welcome to the forum.

289
4 speed
Rally-Pac
Bench Seat
Power Steering
All-around discs
Aftermarket A/C

And not nearly enough time

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...I just joined this forum after owning my mustang for a year... 1966 coupe, C code, 289, c4 that I picked up last year...
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...Also a new member as of today...
WELCOME to you both ! !

'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •Quick Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
...my first car

'66 Emberglo / Parchment deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •Power Steering
•Dealer Air Conditioning •Console

'66 Nightmist / Blue & white deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
•Factory Air Conditioning •Console
WAITING FOR RESTORATION

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