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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2014, 09:46:12 PM »
I like it. It needs some fat tires all around.

I have the CCW Reps from the FC.   Handily enough Mustang and FC have the same bolt patterns and close offsets.   :)    Gauges will come over from the FC as well as a couple other little things.

I need to get at a T56 this winter to figure out floor plan mods for it.   Doesn't need to be any good, just needs to be T56 sized.
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1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2014, 09:56:24 AM »
ccw reps?? got any pics of them, I love the ccw's but the $$ isnt worth it since i barely drive it on the street  :poke:

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2014, 10:25:46 AM »
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Gauges will come over from the FC as well

Ah you need a Racepak UDX - no gauges. :)

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2014, 11:07:53 AM »
I like the green idea. You could always go with the highland green from the bullitt mustangs too. This is going to be an awesome car when its done. Staying NA with this one?    :cheers:
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2014, 12:08:13 PM »
Woot WOOT!
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2014, 12:08:26 PM »
Doesn't sound like a gas monkey build, should be fun watchin the build. Love Love Love old muscle cars and cannot wait to see this build  :cheers:
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2014, 02:00:25 PM »
I like the green idea. You could always go with the highland green from the bullitt mustangs too. This is going to be an awesome car when its done. Staying NA with this one?    :cheers:

Nope, turbo or blower.
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2014, 10:42:23 AM »
So, I'm currently working out in my mind how to fit a FMIC in this sucker.   There is limited frontal area and the more I look at the "R valance" aka Shelby valance, I don't much care for how much it squares off the front of the car.   Right now I'm thinking about modifying the factory front valance for a little more airflow and just moving stuff around in the core support area for more room.   Maybe cut out the bottom 2/3 of the core support and make a tubular setup a la my FC.   I need to get the car home and start measuring.

The other thought is to go V-mount style, but I'm not sure if I have the depth.   I will be pushing the engine as far aft and down as I can, but we'll see how clearance goes.    I'm really pretty set on trying to keep the body as stock appearing as possible, aside from my clean-up on a few things.

I also think I'm settled on a front suspension design.   Going to do a Mustang II setup with coilovers and 2" drop spindles.   Late model Mustang Cobra (or really late model GT) dual piston calipers on 13" brakes up front and vented rear single pistons.   Should be plenty to stop a sub 3000 lbs car that won't be seeing any road course action.   Big sway bar, tubular arms, etc.    Rear is going to be some kind of link setup (I'm not a huge torque arm guy), just not sure exactly which one.   Leaning toward triangulated 4 link right now, with coilover like up front.  I need to figure out ABS pickups of some kind up front for traction control.

Next concern is going to be shifter placement with the T56 and motor position.   The Mustang T56 is further forward but since I'm going LS it'll be F-body T56 and I'm not sure how that placement will be.  Need to get a tranny to mock up with and see how it looks.  I don't want to have to go to a Magnum for placement but I will if I have to.

Also looking at doing electric power steering on the column from a Saturn.   Pretty cheap to do and means I can dump the P/S pump up front.   Small circuit board and it can be speed sensitive, I may be able to use ProEFI/AEM to output a PWM signal to run it also, which means I could tune it in software.   That said, I need to check clearance for the power booster.  If I end up needing hydroboost I might as well have hydraulic P/S.   I'm also going to go junkyard scouting at some point and see if there is an easy-to-retrofit HVAC system from a late model car instead of spending $$$ on Vintage Air.
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2014, 10:56:16 AM »
SN95 brakes sound like what you are after, unless you want something with larger diameter.

The PBR 2 pot calipers with 13 inch rotors were used on 99-04 cobras (they say COBRA) 03-04 Mach 1 (smooth caliper) and Bullitt Mustangs (red with running horse). These are also used on late C4 Vettes.

If you are going to run sticky tires.. You may look into adapting the 2005+ Mustang S197 ABS system. Ford offers race ABS modules for it for $300 that replace the street module. The wiring is pretty straightforward.

You will want the SN95 Cobra rear rotors and brackets. The SN95 Cobra rear rotors were vented and larger. Calipers are all the same on the SN95 though.
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2014, 11:36:39 AM »
Very cool build. I would love to do this with a pre 70 camaro.

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2014, 12:57:40 PM »
In for the win.

So the 4v Cobra motor is a no go?
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2014, 01:15:51 PM »
You should upgrade the stereo to an 8 track while you're at it.

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2014, 01:47:19 PM »
In for the win.

So the 4v Cobra motor is a no go?

If I stumble onto one, it's absolutely a go.   But I can't justify the ~4000+ one costs that can make 600 RWHP vs. the 600 that a 5.3 costs that can do the same thing.

Ash, I think the calipers are different on the rears for the Cobra;  wider "jaw" to fit the vented rotor, no?   I had SN95 (GT) rears on the FC and I couldn't put a vented rotor on without changing calipers, if memory serves.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU


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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2014, 09:04:10 PM »
Looks like a good project.  On my camaro I did an air to water setup that is horizontal to the ground that is right behind the front lip. 

Nice idea on the drip rails...ill be doing the same along with the more modern windshield!

Zak