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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Our 65 Mustang High Performance Convertible is Running!

We have a short video today of our 1965 HiPo Mustang Convertible.  It is finally running under its own power.  More later!!!



Monday, March 28, 2011

Mustang Fastback Interior Quarter Light Wiring Feeds

1965 and 1966 Mustang Fastback RH Quarter Interior Lamp Wiring Feed with Ground Wire Pigtails.  Our part number is ER5772.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

We have had quite a few customers asking about the Wiring Harness Feeds that run from the driver's side Mustang Fastback interior quarter lights to the passenger's side ones.  This wiring is not included with our Mustang Tail Light Wiring Harnesses.
1969 and 1970 Mustang Fastback Interior Quarter Light Wiring Feed.  Our part number is ER5862.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc.

We now have them in stock:

ER5772  65-66 Mustang Fastback Interior Quarter Light Feed Wiring Harness

ER5823  67 Mustang Fastback Interior Quarter Light Feed Wiring Harness

ER5841  68 Mustang Fastback Interior Quarter Light Feed Wiring Harness

ER5862  69-70 Mustang Fastback Interior Quarter Light Feed Wiring Harness

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mustangs on the TV and in the Movies

Before I start the subject in today's post, I just wanted to point out I noticed that the last post here on our Virginia Classic Mustang Blog was post #500!!  Wow!  500 posts...I didn't even realize there were so many!

Anyway, today I wanted to mention a pretty cool site that I found here a while back.  It is the Internet Movie Cars Database.  If you have a chance, check it out.  There is an extensive listing, with photos/stills, of different makes of cars that have appeared in movies or TV shows.  Since the Mustang is such a popular car, you will note that there are quite a few references and photos to Classic Mustangs.  Check it out when you have a chance.  Here are a few examples:

Here's a 65 Mustang Convertible from The Munsters TV show that ran from 1964-66.  Looks like it had a little accident!

I love this one!  It is a 66 GT350 Shelby Mustang.  You will note the red color, no LeMans stripes and Shelby Cragar wheels...cool car!!!!  Oh, it is from the TV show I Spy which ran from 1965-68.
How about this cool 68 Shelby Convertible.  This still shot is from the TV show, Get Smart.  This show ran from 1965-70.
You can look up some more by going to the site!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mustang Seat Foam

TMI™ brand Mustang Seat Foam.  65-66 Mustang Standard Interior Foam Set is pictured.  All Images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

When you replace your Mustang Seat Upholstery, it is always a great idea to also replace the Seat Foam.  New Mustang Seat Foam will give your seats the body and firmness that they originally had when the car was brand new.

TMI™ brand Mustang Seat Foam.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc
We handle TMI™ brand Easy Install™ Mustang Seat Foam.  This seat foam seems to have just the correct amount of original "firmness" and is just a quality product.  Seat Listing Wires are molded in the foam channels making installation much easier.  There is also a woven backing molded into the foam on the back side of each piece for extra support.

TMI™  brand Mustang Seat Foam.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Also the TMI™ brand Mustang Seat Foam is the only foam specifically designed to work with our TMI™ brand Mustang Seat Upholstery sets.

We have seat foam for all Mustang models:

ST101  65-66 Mustang Standard Interior Seat Foam

ST102  65-66 Mustang Pony Interior Seat Foam (also use this when converting your standard seats to Pony / Deluxe interior seats)

ST103  67 Mustang Seat Foam

ST104  68-69 Mustang Low Back Seat Foam

ST721  69-70 Mustang Mach 1, Shelby, and all High Back Seat Foam

ST723  71-73 Mustang High Back Seat Foam

Monday, March 21, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mustang and Shelby Shelves for Collectibles


1965 Mustang GT-350 Shelby 3D Wall Shelf with Tempered Glass Top Shelf.   www.VirginiaClassicMustang.com

We just got a few of these cool shelves in!  Quantities are very limited, so please order soon.  We only got half of the number that we requested.

Here is our description:

1965 Mustang GT350 Shelby 3-D Wall Shelf (Front End View) with Tempered Glass Top Shelf. Display your collectibles with classic car shelves. Cast from resin, these accurately detailed sculptures are topped with tempered glass shelves. They are a great way to add a touch of nostalgia to any room, and the perfect way to display other collectibles. 
20.07 inches x 6.10 inches x 7.68 inches


1965 Mustang 3D Wall Shelf with Tempered Glass Top Shelf.  
www.VirginiaClassicMustang.com
1965 Mustang 3D Wall Shelf with Tempered Glass Top Shelf.
www.VirginiaClassicMustang.com



They are also available in the '64 1/2-65 Mustang Front End View and the '64 1/2-65 Mustang Rear End View.


Here are the links to order:


AC-341   1965 Mustang 3D Wall Shelf (Front End View)


AC-342   1965 Mustang 3D Wall Shelf (Rear End View)


AC-343   1965 Mustang GT350 Shelby 3D Wall Shelf (Front End View)


1965 Mustang GT350 Shelby 3D Wall Shelf with Tempered Glass Top Shelf.
www.VirginiaClassicMustang.com



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

65-66 Mustang Fastback and 67-68 Mustang Coupe / Convertible Trunk Lid Torsion Bars

1965 and 1966 Mustang Fastback Trunk Lid Torsion Bar / Spring.  Order our part number SM9102.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc
We now have the Mustang Trunk Lid Torsion Rod / Spring Sets in Stock for the 1965-66 Mustang Fastback and the 1967-68 Mustang Coupe and Convertible.  These rods fit in the trunk hinges and keep the trunk lid in the upright position when it is open.

The 65-66 Mustang Fastback just uses a single rod.  It is our part number SM-9102.

1967 and 1968 Mustang Coupe and Convertible Trunk Lid Torsion Bar / Spring Set.  Order our part number SM9571.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

The 67-68 Mustang Coupe and Convertible uses a set of two.  They are sold as a set under our part number SM-9571.

Monday, March 14, 2011

New! 3 Inch Wide Race Style Seat Belts

3 inch wide Racing Style Seat Belts give your Mustang that '60's "period correct" look.  Made in the USA!  Image ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Here's is another brand new part that we are excited to offer.  These new Racing Style 3 inch wide Seat Belts are perfect for that "period correct" restoration of your Mustang or any other vintage car for that matter.

These seat belts are similar to the racing belts that were used in the 1965 and 1966 GT350 Shelby Mustangs.  They not only provide that extra level of safety, but they also give you that cool vintage race car / 1960's "look" for your Mustang.
Our new 3 inch wide Racing Style Seat Belt features a quick release latch and leather protective pad.  These are very similar to the seat belts originally installed in the 65 and 66 GT350 Mustang Shelbys.  Made in the USA!  Image ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

They feature a quick release latch along with a leather protective pad.  They can be installed in minutes by using the same bolts and mounting holes as your original seat belts.

Our part number is ST739.  They are sold as an assembly per passenger.

...and they are made in the USA!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

1966 GT350 Mustang Restoration Project: Uncovering Drive Shaft Paint Markings

As we wind down the final couple of months to the completion of our 1965 HiPo Mustang Convertible Project, we are going to take another quick look at our next project.  As mentioned, the next one coming up is a 1966 Carryover GT350 Shelby.  It is number 6S033.

We were doing a bit of research on drive shafts in all of the various HiPo Mustangs, including the GT350's, and discovered what appears to be the original drive shaft in 033.  I won't go into the various "styles" of drive shafts in this post, but rather focus on the various paint markings to be uncovered.

There were very faint markings that we noticed on this particular drive shaft upon removal.  They were actually so faint, they were barely noticed.  Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration uses both Metal Rescue™ and Evapo-Rust to "clean" items, particularly when we are trying to uncover some factory paint markings.

Our Shelby Drive Shaft started as a typical dirty drive shaft.  The paint markings were so faint, we don't even have any  pictures of them, since they would not show up in an image like this.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

The first order of business was to build a suitable "container" in which to soak the drive shaft.  This was accomplished by cutting a PVC pipe and adding ends to it.

A trough was built for soaking the Mustang Drive Shaft.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc


Picture showing the "end caps" applied to the trough made from PVC tubing to soak the Mustang Drive Shaft.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc



It was amazing how clearly this number appeared after soaking.  We could barely make out this marking at all when the Drive Shaft was initially pulled out of the Shelby.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Jeremy soaked the drive shaft in Evapo-Rust.  After soaking overnight, it was amazing to see the results.  All of the paint markings, along with the stenciled on yellow number, were quite visible after soaking.  The stenciled number appears to have been applied with some type of roller.  This stencil was probably applied by the manufacturer/supplier of the metal tubing itself, not Ford.  Sorry, but we really don't have any other "firm" information as to what each of these other paint markings represent.
We uncovered three wide stripes at the rear of the drive shaft:  light blue, very dark blue/possibly black, and "Ford" blue. All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc
We thought that it was very interesting that this weight to balance the Mustang drive shaft appears to have been installed after the paint markings were applied.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

We will have more restoration updates on our 1965 HiPo Mustang Convertible Project soon.  We will then have more '66 Shelby stuff to share!

Thanks for reading!

One more shot showing a blue paint marking on the end yoke.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mustang Recognition Guide - This Book is available again!!

1964 1/2-73 Mustang Recognition Guide.  This great Mustang reference book is available again.  Click here to order your copy from Virginia Mustang

After being out of print for a year or so, the Mustang Recognition Guide is back and now in stock!  I have always thought that this was one of the best reference books for the Classic Mustang.  Each section touches on the unique features of each model year, options, colors, etc.  There are tons of color pictures also.  It is a book that every Mustang owner or enthusiast should have.  226 pages.  Written by Larry Dobbs, Donald Farr, Jerry Heasley, and Rick Kopec.


Our part number is LT14.

Monday, March 7, 2011

67-73 Mustang Suspension Lower Control Arm Bushings

1967-73 Mustang Lower Control Arm Bushing - Moog.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

We handle a complete line of Mustang Upper and Lower Control Arms for the front suspension, including the super quality, USA Made, Moog Brand Lower Control Arms.

1967-73 Mustang Lower Control Arm Bushing - Moog.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Just in case you only need the bushings for your 1967-73 Mustang lower control arms, we now have them also.  These bushings are brand new "take outs" from our quality Moog Arms.  Our part number is SU10808.

1967-73 Mustang Lower Control Arm Bushing - Moog.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc


Friday, March 4, 2011

1965 Mustang High Performance Convertible Restoration Update

Once we get the drive shaft completed, we should be ready to start our 65 HiPo Mustang Convertible!  The final details to get it ready to run are being completed now.

The exhaust has been installed.  You will note that this car uses the early style HiPo exhaust with the resonators (look like mufflers) going into the transverse muffler and then two tail pipes coming out of that muffler.

The brake and fuel lines are installed.  The brake system has been filled, bled and is ready to go.  The suspension pieces and fasteners have been checked and torqued.

We also have fabricated an accelerator linkage rod for the 3 x 2 (tri-power) induction set up.  A manual choke set up has been installed also, so we can use the stock HiPo choke cable assembly.

The radiator and all hoses have been installed also.

Take a look at the latest pictures...


1965 Mustang K Code Convertible Dual Exhaust System.  This shot shows the transverse muffler (two pipes in and two pipes out)-this was the style system originally installed on an early production 289 High Performance Mustang.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc


Clutch area, steering box, exhaust H-pipe detail on 1965 Mustang Convertible.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc  

Exhaust System - 289 HiPo Mustang.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc 

Under car shot showing Cobra "Roadster" Optional Aluminum Finned Oil Pan on Mustang Convertible.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc


Dual Exhaust H-Pipe.  1965 K Code Mustang Convertible.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Another image showing the dual exhaust resonators on the early transverse system for the 65 HiPo Mustang.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Intermediate pipe to muffler on the early transverse system for the 65 HiPo Mustang.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Rear end and leaf spring detail.  1965 K Code Mustang Convertible.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Original Rear End Tag showing the 3.89 rear gear ratio.  The "4HA" date indicates the first week of August 1964.  The nine inch rear was part of the High Performance Mustang option.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Another shot of the HiPo Mustang 9 inch rear end detail.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Early production Mustangs built in this time frame used screws to fasten  some of the brake and fuel clips.  The hole beside of the other hole was covered with a strip caulking.  This covered hole was later used for the push in style fasteners more commonly seen.   All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc
Manual Choke Set Up is being installed along with the original HiPo Mustang Choke Cable Assembly.  This photo shows the initial set up, which will be slightly changed and tweaked.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

 
A different oval air filter was installed on the 3 x 2 carb. set up.  The first air filter was an aftermarket brand that did not fit well.  The air cleaner now seems to be at the correct level.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

1965 Mustang Convertible front sway bar insulator and bracket.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

NEW! 1967 Mustang and Shelby Radiator Hose Sets 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.

Several months ago, we got in a new set of hoses that a lot of 66 GT350 and other Mustang owners had been asking for.  Our part number is EG-4771.  These hoses have been extremely popular.

We now have the 1967 Mustang version of this same hose.  These hoses will be great for that "final detail" on any 289 equipped 67 Mustang, including all of the 1967 model GT350 Shelbys.  Our part number is EG-1871.

The following is the description on our web site:

A special experiment began for the 1966 and 1967 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 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.