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'66 Mustang Restomod Log

JDraper

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Just thought I'd post a log on the restoration of our '66 Mustang. We're doing a restomod on it. The body and interior will be factory stock, but we have upgraded the drivetrain and the suspension.
Specs on the upgrades:

Engine
Block and all cast iron parts painted black
289 Block bored .040" over
Edlebrock Performer heads
Edlebrock Performer intake
Edlebrock Performer cam
Holley Street Avenger 575 cfm carb
Holley Fuel pump/regulator
Crane 1.6 roller rockers
Accel electronic ignition
MAC long tube headers
Summit balancer
Mustang Powered by Ford aluminum valve covers
Chrome alternator/pan/dipstick/coil
Be Cool Aluminum Radiator
High flow water pump
-AN fittings and braided hoses throughout

Drivetrain/Suspension
T-5 manual transmission
Ford Racing hydraulic clutch
Auburn 3.27 trac-loc 8" rear
SSBC Stainless power front disc brakes
Shelby springs
KYB Shocks
1.25" front stabilizer
.75" rear stabilizer
Chrome transport bar
Chrome Monte-Carlo bar


Audio
Kenwood "Mustang" radio (looks like factory two post)
Sony 10 CD changer in trunk
Polk Audio Speakers


Here are a couple of pix of it before the restoration began:
 

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Awesome. :) Posting for updates/pics.
 






The car is currently at CJ Pony Parts in Harrisburg, PA being torn down to have the body restored. It goes for media blasting on Tuesday.

Here are the latest pix:
 

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More pix from today:
 

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Jeff, two questions:

(1) How much ( $ ) do you have in that motor?
(2) What is the body work costing?

Thanks ..........
 






That car in the first few pics looks familiar. I think part of my necks is on the seat from Jeff having a little too much fun with it.
 






Schweet. So what kind of numbers do you expect, power wise?
 






That's great Jeff, kinda reminds me of a certian 65' convertible last year!

Thanx for sharing and please keep us posted (more progress pics)


Last years 65' Vert project



P.S. on the way here in a week or two I have a Vette restoration project arriving. ;)


P.S.S. Are you going with the Flaming River manual steering or the regualar steering box (4 turn hopefully)?






Jeff
 






j602 said:
Schweet. So what kind of numbers do you expect, power wise?
I'm expecting about 320hp out of the motor. We ran the car all last fall and winter with it, and I'd say my guess to the hp will be pretty good. It will be dynoed and tweaked after the restoration.

SVO said:
P.S.S. Are you going with the Flaming River manual steering or the regualar steering box (4 turn hopefully)?

We're keeping the factory power steering. The car came with a bunch of factory options that make it kinda unique, so they stay. It has factory air, factory power steering, a factory remote trunk release, and the long console.


BTW, for anyone wondering, this will NOT be a trailer queen!!!!!! It will be driven daily (as long as the pavement is dry ;) ).
 






What all have you done to your engine? I know the Hipo's came with 271 hp. What kinda parts did you, or are you going to throw at it to get 350 hp? Also good choice on keeping the power steering mine is a ***** tryin maneuver at creeping speed.
 






1996Limited said:
What all have you done to your engine? I know the Hipo's came with 271 hp. What kinda parts did you, or are you going to throw at it to get 350 hp? Also good choice on keeping the power steering mine is a ***** tryin maneuver at creeping speed.

JDraper said:

Engine
Block and all cast iron parts painted black
289 Block bored .040" over
Edlebrock Performer heads
Edlebrock Performer intake
Edlebrock Performer cam
Holley Street Avenger 575 cfm carb
Holley Fuel pump/regulator
Crane 1.6 roller rockers
Accel electronic ignition
MAC long tube headers
Summit balancer
Mustang Powered by Ford aluminum valve covers
Chrome alternator/pan/dipstick/coil
Be Cool Aluminum Radiator
High flow water pump
-AN fittings and braided hoses throughout

:D I'm jealous!!
 






Couple more pix of the demolition...had to retrieve 'em from my work computer.
 

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I still remember when I picked it up and tried to load it on the wrecker... I was afraid to touch it for fear of a scratch...

NOW LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Augh, it hurts to see it in that shape but it has to be done, right? Damn thing was so clean I didn't think it had any rust on it, lol. Did Sue or Rachel come up with a name for the old girl yet?
 






Spas said:
Did Sue or Rachel come up with a name for the old girl yet?



Little Red Rides Though the Hood ;)
 






Spas said:
...... Did Sue or Rachel come up with a name for the old girl yet?


The old girl already has a name.......




Sue :D :eek:

(yeah, I'll be dead when she reads this :confused: )
 






JDraper said:
The old girl already has a name.......




Sue :D :eek:

(yeah, I'll be dead when she reads this :confused: )


I feel sorry for you if she reads that Jeff.. then again I'll be up there next weekend so I'd better be on my best behavior.
 






JDraper said:
The old girl already has a name.......




Sue :D :eek:

(yeah, I'll be dead when she reads this :confused: )

WOW. It's been nice knowing you, Jeff :eek:

Susan, can I have the Mach after his funeral???? :D ;)
 






Well, I'm still writing, so Sue hasn't killed me yet :p .
The car is back from media blasting, so here are some more pix. The frame and a lot of the metal is good, but some is a little rusty/dented. We're going to have the following unibody sheet metal replaced: Both quarter panels, floorboards on both sides, right front battery apron, left front strut rod bracket, trunk floor, left rear trunk upper corner.

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Wow..
 



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