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Jan 27, 2012

1964 Ford Mustang Production Plant in Milpitas, CA (San Jose)

This PDF document was found online by friend who posted the link on the SAAC Forum.  The direct link can be found by clicking here.

It shows pictures of the Ford Assembly Plant in Milpitas, CA, referred to as the San Jose assembly plant.  As the document explains, this plant was converted totally over to Mustang production with the first Mustangs rolling off of the line on July 10, 1964.

Sorry, but I did not want to post the pictures here without permission, but click on the link above to see them.

Jan 23, 2012

1969 and 1970 Mustang Door Panel Cup Inserts

Long Style 1969 Mustang Mach 1 / Deluxe Interior Door Panel Cup Inserts.

We now have the rubber textured door panel cup inserts for both the short and long style cups.  These are the cups used on '69 and '70 Mach 1 Mustangs and Mustangs equipped with deluxe interior door panels.  The long style cups were used on most '69's.  The short style cups are found on late '69 Mustangs and '70 Mustangs.

Short Style 1970 Mustang Mach 1 / Deluxe Interior Door Panel Cup Inserts.

The rubber inserts fit in the cups and cover the mounting screws.  They are currently only available in black, but white will be available in about 4-6 weeks.

Our part numbers are the following:

ST-5711  1969 Mach 1 / Deluxe Interior Door Panel Cup Inserts - Pair (Long Style)

ST-5811  1970 Mach 1 / Deluxe Interior Door Panel Cup Inserts - Pair (Short Style)

Jan 20, 2012

Just the Details...65-66 Mustang Door Hinges

1965-66 Mustang Door Hinge.

I started these "Just the Details..." posts here a while back.  Some of them might be a bit "geeky" for some of our readers' tastes, and this post just might qualify.

Today, we will look at two different designs of door hinges used during the 1965-66 Mustang production.  The pictures explain it best, but the earlier design is a "straight cut" design and the later ones have a beveled edge as shown.  Please keep in mind that all of the NOS Ford Service Replacement door hinges for '65 and '66 Mustangs that I have seen are the later beveled design.  These door hinges were available several years ago and are often seen on previously restored cars.  This is just an important note to point out when trying to determine what your Mustang original came with.

1965-66 Mustang Door Hinge.

Sometimes it is difficult to tell when changes like this took place, and this change is no exception.  We have found the "early" design on a January 1965 Dearborn production Mustang, and I suspect we may find them later than that.  We are still looking into this and would certainly welcome any feedback from our readers, and please keep in mind my note about the Ford Service Parts being the beveled design.

Jan 18, 2012

Customer Car - 1968 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Coupe

1968 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Coupe.

1968 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Coupe.

We love to feature customer cars here, and this one is a rare one!  It is a 68 428 CJ Mustang Coupe.  These cars were often purchased to drag race and are difficult to find in nice condition like this one.  The original window sticker and paper work are great bonuses!

Copy of the original window sticker from a 1968 Mustang Coupe equipped with the  GT Package and the 428 Cobra Jet Engine.

1968 Mustang equipped with the rare 428 Cobra Jet Engine.

Jan 16, 2012

Mustang Ratchet Style Jack Handle Wrench

This is the reproduction of the early Mustang Ratcheting Jack Handle Wrench.  It features nice clear/silver zinc plating.  It is a very authentic reproduction of the original.

This is a close up view of the reproduction of the early Mustang Ratcheting Jack Handle Wrench.

This is a view showing the "open ended" style handle on the reproduction of the early Mustang Ratcheting Jack Handle Wrench.

This is not a new item, but I thought it deserved a Blog post.  The 1965-67 Mustang originally came with a ratchet style jack handle wrench.  It was a very weak design, and I always suggest only using one for "show."

There are several versions.  The earlier style has an "open end" handle.  The late style that appeared sometime in the '65 model run has a "closed end" handle.  There was also a style, that I think appeared later, with a straight, rather that angled as shown in these pictures, head.

Note the "closed" style handle on this Mustang Ratcheting Jack Handle Wrench.  This one appeared sometime during the 1965 model year production.

The reproduction that we have is the earlier style "open end" handle Mustang Jack Wrench.  It is our part number ST-279.

Jan 13, 2012

65-66 GT350 Idler Arm Bushing

1965 and 1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang Idler Arm Bushing.

We now have the idler arm bushing for the 1965 and 1966 Shelby Mustang.  This bushing is exactly like the original with the steel inner and outer sleeve.  It is even marked "Harris Silentbloc 62366."

This bushing will also fit the 65-66 Mustang Power Steering Idler Arm (original arms only.)

It is our part number SU157.

Jan 9, 2012

Mustang Tie Rod Ends

Mustang Tie Rod End.

As I have pointed out before, all Mustang parts are not created equal!  We offer many parts in two different versions-a nice, but cheaper version and then a show or higher quality version.

One part that we do not offer in a "lesser quality" version is the Mustang suspension tie rod end.  The automotive suspension market has exploded with cheap, imported versions of various parts.  Tie rod ends are included on this list.  For the price difference, we just don't think it is worth handling the cheap stuff.

All of our Mustang Tie Rod Ends are US Made Moog® or equivalent quality parts.

Click here for our complete listing of Mustang Tie Rod Ends.

Jan 6, 2012

65-66 Mustang Ford VIN stampings

Ford VIN stamping locations on 1965 and 1966 Mustangs.

Here lately, quite a few people have had questions about the locations of the Ford VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on 1965 and 1966 Mustangs.

We put together the above image for reference.

Please note that there are variations and "factory mistakes" that may present exceptions to the rule.  We have also seen quite a few examples where one or both of those rear stampings are at locations that allow them to be seen even when the fenders are on the car.

Jan 2, 2012

1969, 1970 and 1971-73 Mustang Fuel Tank Sending Units

Stainless Steel Mustang Gas Tank Sending Unit.

We have had great luck with our 65-68 Stainless Steel Mustang Gas Tank Sending Units in both the 5/16" and 3/8" designs.

We now have these nice Scott Drake units available for 69, 70 and 71-73 Mustangs.  Just like the ones for the 65-68 Mustangs, these Fuel Tank Sending Units feature stainless steel construction with a brass float.

Here are the part numbers:

ER-602   69 Mustang Fuel Sending Unit

ER-603   70 Mustang Fuel Sending Unit

ER-604   71-73 Mustang Fuel Sending Unit

We also handle economy Mustang Fuel Sending Units.  Click here to see our complete line of Mustang Fuel Sending Units.