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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

1967-70 4 Speed Speedometer Cable Retainer at Firewall

We have been selling Classic Mustang Parts for 30 years, and we are always pleased that so many new parts continue to become available for these cool cars!  As the level of the quality of restorations continue to rise, more and more little detail items come out.

Here is one of those items.  It is the little speedometer cable retaining clip that fits on the firewall of 67-70 Mustangs equipped with a Four Spd. transmission.  It is an exact copy made from the original Ford blue prints.  Our part number is IN-8922.

We have a complete line of Mustang Speedometer Cables available also.  Click here to see them all.

Monday, October 25, 2010

1969-70 Mustang Air Vent Inlet Gasket Set

Here is a little, but much needed, part that we just got in.  It is the 69-70 Mustang Air Vent Inlet Gasket Set that go behind the kick panel and seal between the vent and the body.  Our part number is IN-5554, and they are sold as a pair. 


Don't forget that we also have super nice Kick Panels for 1969 and 1970 Mustangs.  These are available in black as part number ST-971BLK.

Friday, October 22, 2010

69-70 and 71-73 Mustang Parking Brake Lever Return Springs

We used to sell a lot of these Emergency Brake Cable Springs for the Mustangs, but they have not been available for quite some time.  We still get quite a few calls for them, and we are proud to announce that they are available again!

These Mustang Parking Brake Lever Return Springs return the pedal back to the non park position. Originals are often rusty and break. These are made from the original Ford blue prints to the exact original specifications. Finished in black to prevent rusting.

They are available for both the 1969-70 Mustangs under our part number BK-233.  The Springs for the 1971-73 Mustangs are part number BK-2331.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Northeast Regional SAAC Meet - October 2010

In our last post, we wrote about and shared a video of the NE Regional Shelby American Automobile Club meet that was held in Hershey, PA.  Today, we have a few pictures from the event.

Unloading 1966 GT350 6S2301 for the Road Tour.


Line up for the Road Tour.  Lots of cool cars!

Road Tour from the windshield of a '65 GT350

5S162 and 6S2301 take a short break.

That's '65 GT350 Mustang #006 displayed at Bill Collins' Shop during our fantastic lunch at Bill's place.


Lots of cool cars in the parking lot.


The show at the AACA Museum was really well attended!

Nice Green '66 GT350 displayed at this show.

This '67 GT350 with a Paxton Supercharger was just gorgeous!


The AACA Museum in Hershey, PA is certainly nice.  If you are ever in the area, be sure to visit.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Northeast Regional SAAC Meet - October 2010

This past weekend, we attended the SAAC (Shelby American Automobile Club) Northeast Regional Meet.  This was the first meet of its kind, and everyone involved with the planning and management of this event just did a fantastic job!  There were many favorable comments as everyone seemed to really enjoy the activities.

Speaking of activities, we had a full slate from the time we arrived on Friday afternoon until we packed up and left on Sunday afternoon. 

Our video below gives just a quick overview of the entire event.  There was a super Friday evening "social" from 7:00 PM until around 10:00 PM.  There were various tables set up, and we were one of the participants that displayed a few items.  It was just a lot of fun and "car talk."

On Saturday morning, the same room was set up with a great breakfast buffet.  After breakfast, we headed to the parking lot for a 120 mile road tour with about 60 cars.  It was great to see that the majority of cars consisted of the more vintage variety, rather than a ton of late model Mustangs and Shelbys.  We had at least one of each year Shelby Mustang represented along with other cool cars including a Tiger, a Ford GT, and a Boss 302.

The tour ended at the Bill Collins' Collector Fords.  Wow!  Bill just went out of his way to share his shop, let us look at some cool parts and cars, and provide us with an incredible lunch!  Everyone has been raving about Bill's hospitality.

A banquet was held Saturday evening with more great food, entertaining speakers, and both old and new friends.

Everyone headed to the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) Museum on Sunday morning for the popular vote car show.  The show was also well organized and well attended.  There were eight 1965 GT350 Mustangs in attendance!!!  There were even more '66 models.  To see that many '65's and '66's at one place was just really cool!  There were many, many other great cars too including a 427 SC Cobra and a super nice 289.

Everyone that I have spoken to, including me, hopes this becomes an annual event.  If you missed it this year, make sure that you do not miss it next year.



Friday, October 15, 2010

1967-73 Mustang Lower Ball Joint Seal Retainer and Gasket

We just have a quick post today about another new part.

These are the 1967-73 Mustang Lower Suspension Ball Joint Seal Retainer and Gasket. These parts are for use when rebuilding the lower control arms for concourse detailing or when replacing the ball joint seal. These are the two parts that always need to be replaced. Exact reproduction of the original with zinc plating on the retainer.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NEW! 1966 Mustang Radiator Hoses with Stapled Clamps

We have a complete line of FoMoCo and Autolite stamped Radiator Hoses for most model years of Mustangs.  You can see them all by clicking here.

We just got in a new set of hoses that a lot of 66 GT350 owners have been asking for.  Our part number is EG-4771.

A special experiment began for the 1966 model year at Ford Motor Company. A test was underway to determine if a new assembly line method would help speed up production. This test, at the Dearborn and San Jose assembly plants consisted of attaching clamps to the radiator hoses to save the assemblers time. Note the "Pat Pend" stamp on the hoses. Virtually all mid to late production Shelby GT350s should have this style of hose, along with most other 289 Mustangs.


These radiator hoses are made by an original OEM manufacturer to the latest SAE standards. They feature correct bends. The hoses have the original double-wire clamps stapled to the hose with the correct orientation as was done on original assembly line hoses. These are the only hoses with this feature. The logo and part number stamped on the hose are the correct ones. The part numbers and logo are printed with the correct font size and style to match the originals exactly. Do not clean hoses with Armor-All or other products that contain solvent. We recommend cleaning by using a very dilute soapy water solution on a damp cloth with very light pressure.

This is a Ford Licensed product.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Heater Cores for your Classic Mustang!

We now have two versions of Heater Cores for the popular application in the 65-66 Mustangs (Air and no Air Conditioning) and the 67-68 Mustangs without factory Air Conditioning.

One version is a new aluminum Heater Core that has been redesigned in order to be an exact replacement and proper fit for the 65-68 Mustangs as listed above.  These Mustang Heater Cores are very nice and are manufactured by Scott Drake Mustang Parts.  This aluminum version is our part number IN-9022.

We also still have the original copper/brass design Heater Core.  This version is our part number IN-8304.

Friday, October 8, 2010

New!! Show Quality 65-66 and 67-68 Mustang Kick Panels


Almost every 65-68 Mustang needs new kick panels.  Those original plastic kick panels are almost always broken or cracked, particularly at one or more of the screw holes.

We have been extremely pleased with the quality of the kick panels that we have been offering for many, many years.  We still like them, but the bar has been raised. 

We now handle a kick panel that is very difficult to distinguish from most originals.  If you are restoring a Mustang to a high level, or you just simply like to have the best for your car, you may want to check out these new kick panels.


The above image shows our "standard" 65-66 kick panels.  The grain in the plastic is a bit "tighter" than the original, but the new "Concours" version is correct.  The ridge in the kick panel is nice, but not exactly like the original.  See the below image for the correct ridge in the "Concours" version.


This image shows the detail of the new "Concours" 65-66 Model Mustang Kick Panel.  The ridge is shaped exactly like the original, and the grain of the plastic is "spot on."
  So, what is the difference?  Well, this Concours Kick Panels feature the exact molded-in ridge, contours, texture, grain and thickness as the originals.  The screw holes are even "reinforced" with molded plastic on the back side like the originals.  Note: The two factory hole locations are correct for late 65-66 . Earlier Mustangs had one additional hole.


Reinforced screw holes just like the original.
 

Here is another look at the detail.
 
You can find our complete selection of Mustang Kick Panels by clicking here.

The new Concours Quality Kick Panels are presently only available in Black for 65-66 Coupes & Fastbacks and 67-68 Coupes & Fastbacks.

Here are the links to find them on our Virginia Classic Mustang Online Parts Store:

ST-921BLK  65-66 Concours Black Coupe/FB Kick Panels

ST-941BLK  67-68 Concours Black Coupe/FB Kick Panels




Image showing the correct shaped ridge and the correct texture/grain of the 67-68 Mustang Kick Panel
 


 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

1965 Mustang K Code Convertible Restoration Update

Here is another "picture update" of our '65 Mustang HiPo Convertible project.

This is the date code that is stamped on the Trunk Latch.  Most 65-66 Mustangs should have a date stamp.  This one is "4G" July 1964.


The Front Suspension Control Arms were date stamped in a similar manner.



Here is the original Brake/Clutch Pedal Support that is almost ready to install.


The Steering Box and Column are now installed.  The "Black Out" process will be applied to the steering box later.  The undercoating/sealer has not been applied on the firewall area yet either.

This early HiPo has front Drum Brakes.  The hoses are ready to go.


...and finally a look at some of the details under the dash at the Steering Column with the brake/clutch pedal support in place.


Monday, October 4, 2010

65-68 Mustang Heater Plenums

Just about every 65-68 Mustang needs a new Heater Plenum.  The original plenums were constructed of a pressed board material that just cannot hold up over a long period of time.  Original heater plenums are usually torn and warped from water/antifreeze damage.  This Plenum directs the air flow to either the defroster hose to the windshield or to the floor.

The Mustang Heater Plenums that we handle are molded from ABS plastic.  They come in a dark gray color to replicate the color of the original cardboard plenum.  They feature the correct bracket, grommets for the flapper door rod, and a metal flapper door with pads.  They are a tremendous improvement over the original cardboard Heater Plenum.  The price is also incredibly reasonable.  Order our part number IN-546.


Friday, October 1, 2010

1965 HiPo Mustang Convertible Restoration Update

We are continuing to make progress on our '65 High Performance Mustang Project.  Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration has been working hard on installing the side glass, finishing the details under the dash, working on the seats, and other areas.

Take a look at some of our recent progress in these images.


The seats were not in too bad of a shape.



After the Mustang seats were disassembled, Jeremy cleaned and glassbeaded the frames.  They were then primed and painted.



New Burlap was assembled with the original wires and installed.





Within the next week or so, we should have an update with the seat foam and upholstery installed.