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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendations for a mechanic in N San Diego area?

Picked up a new 67 convertible and relocated to North San Diego area. Looking for a shop to help with and/or guide me in the stages of repairs/upgrades I am planning. Looking to update the engine (it's tired), switch to a 5-speed, a little suspension enhancements and see if I can get a reasonable quote on paint. Any help or referrals would be much appreciated.
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I know you're in SD but I'd recommend you check out Mustangs & Fast Fords OC. I've spoken with the owner and visited this shop numerous times and always been happy with his service and prices on parts. I haven't had any work done on my '66 with his shop but he always has a team of mechanics working on 5-10 classic mustangs so he can probably help you with anything needed on a 60s Mustang.
https://mustangsandfastfordsoc.com

I haven't had any paint work done in a while so I can't help you there.

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One of my current employee's. Use to work at Current Auto Performance in El Cajon. They maybe able to assist with the T-5 conversion and some of the driveline stuff. Action Cylinder Head in Santee rebuilt a engine for one of my work trucks. Was easy to work with and stands behind his work. Never used them but Total Performance in Santee has an excellent reputation for building
high performance Ford engines. What do you mean by reasonable paint? There is a shop on the north side of the 78 west of Nordahl Dr. That always has a red mustang parked facing the highway. I've heard good thing about them. My car needed a bit more attention. I ended up sending it across the country to Pete's Ponies. You can find him on facebook.
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BTW welcome to VMF! If you're feeling adventurous, pick up a Ford Factory Service Manual for your 67 and consider doing some of the repairs/upgrades yourself. These cars are fairly easy to work on and completing projects can be very rewarding.
https://www.npdlink.com/product/shop...mustang/138040

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They are a regular auto repair shop but they work on old cars too. They had a Shelby in not too long ago.

See Ben at Midland automotive in Poway. (858) 486-1302

He has been working on my vehicle for over 15 years and he has never done me wrong.

Tell him Erich C sent you.

Everybody has to start some place

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California Classics & Collectibles in Vista, talk to Scotty. Honest and knowledgeable about all things mustang. Did a fair amount of work on my 67 convertible always recommended the right stuff not always the most expensive.

https://calclassiccars.com
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Thanks for the tip. I'll give him a call.
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Brent, thanks for the tip. I will check them out. Actually planned on doing the work myself. Jut need some help/advice on where to start and bang/HP for my buck. Thanks,
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