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Monday, June 30, 2008

1969-70 Mustang Dash Pad Trim Moldings



Here is another nice part that just arrived! These are the moldings that fit on the outer, lower part of the 69-70 Mustang dash pad at the doors. They are made from black, paintable plastic. They also feature the correct grain just like the originals. Order part number ST651.


Don't forget that we also have the same type of moldings that fit at the center of the dash pad near the radio. They are part number RD221.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Mustang Lower Steering Column Covers



Here is a cool new part that just arrived. It's the '71-73 Mustang Steering Column Cover. It fits on the lower side of the column. It is molded in black paintable plastic. This part is often missing or cracked. Order part number SU759.

Don't forget, we also have the covers for the 1969 and 1970 Mustang.





Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mustang Lower Control Arms


The lower suspension control arms for Mustangs that we handle are the same story as the upper ones (see the Mustang suspension post about upper control arms.) There are imported ones out there that just are not at the quality level we would like to see for a suspension part. For this reason, we only handle the good ones. These are really nice Moog brand parts. We have sold thousands of these over the years.


They are available for the following models:

65-66 Mustang
- Scott Drake Brand

67 Mustang

68-73 Mustang




Monday, June 23, 2008

Wheels for your 6 Cylinder Mustang



So you have a 6 Cylinder equipped Mustang with those 4 lug wheels, and you are looking for a nice looking wheel. Well, there are not a ton of options; but we do have a few nice ones now. For that great '60's and early '70's look, American Racing Equipment now makes the Ansen Sprint Slot Mag Wheel. We think this is a great looking wheel, and it's available in the 4 lug bolt pattern! Please keep in mind that this wheel is only available in a 15 x 7. If you currently have 14 inch tires, you will have to move up. It's really not a problem though, and we recommend a 215-60 x 15 or maybe a 215-65 x 15.





We also carry another nice wheel from American Racing in the 4 lug bolt pattern-the Outlaw II Wheel. It's light weight, looks good, and is priced reasonably. This model is available in a 14 x 7.






Both of these wheels are, of course, available for the V8 Mustangs with 5 lugs also.




Another popular alternative for the 6 cylinder is the Simulated Styled Steel Wheel Hubcap Set. This, of course, is not a wheel; but are great looking full hubcaps for any 14 inch standard wheels. The red styled steel wheel centers are included.


Friday, June 20, 2008

Mustang Upper Control Arms


We handle two different qualities/brands of Front Suspension Upper Control Arm Assemblies for your Mustang. One type consists of a metal arm that is imported but made to exact specifications and then assembled in the U.S. with U.S. Made Ball Joint and Shaft Assembly. This is the arm that we strongly recommend. You will notice that it is priced much higher than the other arm, but it is worth every penny. Speaking of the other arm, it is a totally imported piece that we only handle because some customers are only "price shoppers." If you have any more questions, please give us a call.



We also, of course, handle really nice quality 4 Bolt Upper Ball Joints, 3 Bolt Upper Ball Joints, 65-66 Upper Control Arm Shaft Kits, 67-73 Upper Control Arm Shaft Kits, and many other suspension parts.


We will save the Lower Control Arm Assembly story for another post.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

289 HiPo Spark Plug Wires



Reproductions of the Ford High Performance 289 Spark Plug Wires have been available for a while now. We first had them reproduced after I searched for a set for my '65 Mustang HiPo Convertible in the '80's. They are now reproduced by Marti Auto Works. We have them available as part number WG7. These are made like the original ones with actual steel core wire. This means noise for your radio! As a matter of fact, my '65 GT350 running outside of our store will cause interference with the radio inside the building.


Anyway, we have a new set of wires now. They look just like the originals (SX markings, numbers, FoMoCo boots, etc.), but they are actually made with radio resistant wire. This is great for a car equipped with a radio. They have proven to be a very good seller and are available by ordering part number WG701.

all images © Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

all images © Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

all images © Virginia Classic Mustang Inc



Monday, June 16, 2008

2002 Virginia Classic Mustang Cover



Our 2002 Catalog Cover is really a popular one. The photography is fantastic. It was shot locally by a friend, and former '66 GT350 owner, Chad Gates. Chad is a professional photographer and shot this with one of his medium format cameras. Yes, it was shot on film!


Anyway, this was a local '65 Mustang Convertible. It has since been sold to someone in Europe (not sure where.) The local owner is a body shop owner and restored this car for his wife. We are still asked about the color. It was painted with Dupont Chroma Premier Paint in Chrome Yellow (Code# B9355.) This car looks great in this color and what really sets it off are the wheels and tires. The owner made a great choice with our 15 x 7 American Racing Torq-Thrust D Wheel/B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A Tire (215/60 x15) Package.




Friday, June 13, 2008

1970 Mustang Colorized Wiring Diagram on CD


We have added another model year to our collection of Mustang Colorized Wiring Diagram CD's. These CD's, along with the Ford Master Parts Manual DVD and the Shop Manual CD's, have proven to be very helpful and popular parts. Here is the description for the new 1970 CD:


The 1970 Colorized Mustang Wiring and Vacuum Diagrams CD-ROM contains a complete and comprehensive collection of wiring diagrams, schematics, and electrical illustrations. And, to make tracing wires easier, each wiring diagrams and schematics has been painstakingly colorized! Each diagram and illustration is from an original Ford Motor Company publication and are the same manuals used by Ford technicians to troubleshoot electrical repairs. Written in an easy to understand format, this manual contains step-by-step instructions designed for the novice and the expert. In addition, this CD-ROM contains one of the original Ford training manuals, "How to Read Wiring Diagrams", to help those unfamiliar with how to read diagrams from the 1960's.This CD-ROM was compiled using several original Ford Motor Company publications to provide a more comprehensive collection. The contents of this product were extracted from: 1970 Cougar, Fairlane, Falcon, Mercury, Mustang, etc. Shop Manual, 1965/1972 Ford Car Master Parts and Accessory Catalog (Form FP-7635B, May 1975), 1970 Wiring Diagrams (Form FD-7795P-70) and the How to Read Wiring Diagrams (FD-7943-G).

Features:

- Colorized wiring diagrams

- 408 Total Pages

- Adobe Reader format

- Printable pages

- Includes 30-Minute Ford Training Video, "How to Read Wiring Diagrams"


Here is a list of all of the Mustang Wiring Diagram CD's that are currently available:



Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Seat Belt and Parking Brake Warning Light Kits

Click on the picture of the one that you want to order.





These warning light kits were originally offered as accessories for Mustangs. The seat belt kits were even factory installed with the deluxe seat belts. The lights in these kits look exactly like the originals, but feature state-of-the-art LED lights that will not melt the lens like the originals did. The LED light is rated at 100,000 hours and will last for years. The 65-66 version does not require a hole to be drilled in the dash like the original, and the 67-68 version includes the correct mounting bracket. Below are the installation instructions.


You may also download these instructions from our installation instruction page on our web site.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Photo Update-1965 Mustang HiPo Convertible

If you have been checking out our Blog, you know that we are "re-restoring" our '65 Mustang that we have owned since the early '80's. This entry really covers no specific area. It is just kind of a Photo Blog showing the progress.




Friday, June 6, 2008

Mustang Assembly Manuals


These manuals are very valuable tools. Here at the shop, we are constantly referring to them. They feature reprints of the original Factory Assembly Manuals. Each manual contains hundreds of drawings outlining the original assembly. Many show the locations of the smallest parts and fasteners. Here are a few "snapshots" of various pages showing you some of the detail. They are available for the following areas of the Mustang:











Wednesday, June 4, 2008

69-70 Mustang Windshield Washer Reservoir

Time to time, we may feature a part here so we can show a few more details about the particular item. This one is a really popular part. This is an excellent reproduction of the 1969-70 Windshield Washer Reservoir for the Mustang. We have included two extra pictures showing the Ford engineering number and the Ford Logo on the cap. The tooling was made using the original Ford blueprints and nice original patterns. The one that is or was available from Ford is a replacement that will work, but is not like the original part like this item. It is, of course, Ford Licensed. Order part number EG316.



Monday, June 2, 2008

HiPo Mustang Convertible-Assembly Line Markings

Everyone always is interested in duplicating those factory assembly line markings. I think it is always best to duplicate what was on YOUR car if at all possible rather than copying another car. Anyway, here are some interesting ones from our '65 Convertible. These were written with a wax crayon type of marker on the radiator support. Over the years, the metal actually pitted where these markings were made, so they were easily duplicated during the first restoration over 25 years ago. Some of the letters and numbers are easily decoded. The "76A" designates a convertible with standard interior. The "3" is the exterior color, Poppy Red. The "D6" is white interior with black appointments. We are not really sure about the "Q63" or the "P7," and the little star is just interesting-not sure what that is all about.

The first picture shows our first restoration before we stripped the car this time. The second picture shows the support after it was stripped. The green color is the temporary primer, and the markings were just drawn with an ink marker to show up in the picture.