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Monday, April 30, 2012

Just the Details...1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby with Trunk Mounted Battery

The front to rear battery cable on a '65 GT350 Mustang Shelby is routed through the RH front fender apron.  A rubber grommet, as shown, was used where the cable comes through the apron.
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The original clamps for the front to rear battery cable on a '65 GT350 Mustang Shelby were mounted with 1/8" pop rivets.  The clamps were vinyl dipped coated.
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I received lots of feedback from Friday's post on the '65 GT350 images.  A few of the questions centered around the trunk mounted battery and the cable routing from front to rear.  I thought I would share the pictures of the routing.  Click on any of the images to see larger versions and the slideshow of all of the pictures.


'65 GT350 Mustang front to rear battery cable routing along the RH inner floor frame support.
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'65 GT350 Mustang front to rear battery cable routing along the RH floor pan.  Please disregard the parking brake cable and spring locations.  Those are temporarily mounted while the car is partially disassembled.
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'65 GT350 Mustang front to rear battery cable routing along the RH rear floor and frame rail.
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'65 GT350 Mustang front to rear battery cable routing along the RH rear frame rail.
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'65 GT350 Mustang front to rear battery cable routing along the RH rear frame rail.
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'65 GT350 Mustang front to rear battery cable routing into the bottom of the RH trunk floor.
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'65 GT350 Mustang front to rear battery cable routing into trunk.
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For our readers that are not as familiar with these Shelbys, I should mention that the first 300 or so '65 GT350's had the battery located to the trunk.

This particular car still has the original front to rear cable along with the associated mounted clamps as shown.

This image shows the holes in the trunk floor drilled to mount the battery tray and the associated hardware.
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The red arrows in the image show the location of the 1/8" pop rivets to hold the original plastic battery tray.  The blue arrow is the centering tip in the battery tray.  The white arrows show the mounting holes for the carriage bolts for the battery holddown.  Please note that I have seen slight variations on these hole locations even on cars produced very close to 5S162.  The black out paint was originally applied here on this particular GT350.  I have seen other Shelbys with this black out treatment.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Just the Details...1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby

1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby.
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It's not really a project car, but we are still "tweaking" a '65 GT350 Mustang in Jeremy Turner's Maple Hill Restoration shop.  This Shelby has been restored since 1985.  It was an extremely original car before restoration, and most all of its original parts were retained and re-installed during the restoration.  We first did some detailing before SAAC-36 at VIR this past summer, but we still had/have a list of things that we would like to do.


We got a little carried away with our list and ended up freshening the engine also.  Anyway, Jeremy is now on track to have it finished for SAAC-37 at Watkins Glen in June.




Rear Bumper is ready for installation.
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Rear Bumper Bracket has been detailed with the correct zinc plated nuts.
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Rear License Plate Light installed on rear bumper.
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Close up look at date stamping on the rear license light assembly.  This one is dated 5B for February 1965.
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The original 289 HiPo engine was just painted.  Please note that the cast iron intake was installed only for painting.  We will post some pictures of the engine with the Shelby aluminum parts when it is completely assembled.
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Shot of 9 inch rear on the Shelby.
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C4ZF Fuel Sending Unit.
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Clips for fuel sending unit wire on tail light wiring harness.
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Gas Line Clip at Gas Tank.
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Rear Brake Area and Rear Leaf Spring.
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Brake hose and bracket for dual exhaust Mustang.  Studs for muffler hanger remained in place even though the muffler hangers were removed for the installation of the side exiting exhaust on the '65 GT350's.
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Shelby American modified and moved the rear frame rail rubber bumper mount and installed this bumper.  This was done due to the installation of the override traction bars.
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Markings on the rear leaf springs were duplicated.
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Here you can see the routing on the battery cable for the rear mounted battery.
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Floor Pan Drain Hole Cover.
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Sealer along the floor pan/rocker area.
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The original Koni Shocks are dated 3-65 (March 1965).  We repainted them by matching some original paint Koni's from 1965.  They are a orange/red, tomato color.  This image does not really show the true color.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mustang Heater Core Foam Rubber End Caps


Mustang Heater Core Foam Rubber End Caps shown installed on Heater Core.
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We now have Foam Rubber End Caps for two of the Mustang Heater Cores.  These caps fit on the ends of the cores making a nice tight seal in the heater box along with preventing unwanted vibration.

Mustang Heater Core Foam Rubber End Caps for 65-68 Mustang Heater Core.  This particular set fits all 65-66 Mustangs and 67-68 Mustangs without air conditioning.
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Part number IN-5491 is available for the 65-68 Heater Cores (all 65-66 models and 67-68 no air models.)  IN-5511 is used on the 67-73 Heater Cores used on Mustang with factory integral air conditioning.

Please note that the IN-5491 65-68 Caps fit only the original style copper/brass heater core like our IN-8304.  They will not fit the IN-9022 new aluminum heater core.

Mustang Heater Core Foam Rubber End Caps for 67-73 Mustang Heater Core.  This particular set fits 67-73 Mustangs with factory air conditioning.
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Mustang Heater Core Foam Rubber End Caps shown installed on Heater Core.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

3 Pin Style 70-73 Mustang Door Jamb Switch


Here is another new part that just arrived.  We get quite a few calls for this switch.  It is the 3 pin style door jamb switch.  It is used on the  71-73 Mustang LH (driver's side) door.  It is also used on the 70-73 RH (passenger's side) door with the auto seat latch.  These switches were made using the original Ford blue prints.

Our part number is IN4212.

Friday, April 20, 2012

1967 Mustang Radio Knobs



Here is a cool, new item that just arrived.  This is the 67 Mustang chrome radio knob set.  The set includes 2 outer knobs and 2 of the inner knobs.  They are die cast just like the originals.  The outer knobs have the retainers installed and are detailed with the correct black paint in the recesses.

Our part number is RD682.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Underground Garage

Check out this video from HGTV's "Million Dollar Rooms."  It is an underground garage with an elevator for the cars!  Watch the entire video.  It is really cool.




Wednesday, April 11, 2012

1965 Mustang Parking Brake Set Up


1964 1/2 and 1965 Mustang Parking Brake Cable Set Up Detail.
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We have lots of customers ask about the emergency brake hook up on Mustangs. We happened to have a nice picture a 1964 1/2 Coupe, so we just labeled it showing the various parts.

Here is the listing of the parts shown on the picture:

BK7 Parking Brake Cable Equalizer

BK10 Exact Front Parking Brake Cable


BK8A Parking Brake Lever Return Spring

BK9 Parking Brake Adjusting Bolt

BK5 Parking Brake Cable Equalizer

BK-2247 Rear Parking Brake Cable (2 per car required)

Exact Rear 65 Parking Brake Cables BK2247
Replacement Rear 65 Parking Brake Cables *not available at this time*

Monday, April 9, 2012

Just the Details...Mustang Pinch Weld Rocker Area Black Out

1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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The pinch weld rocker panel area was blacked out on Mustangs for appearance reasons.  It was done on all cars except the dark colored cars.  In fact, it is still done on many cars today.

Anyway, for you detail guys, you may have noted that on many 1965 and 1966 Mustangs this process was accomplished by sprayed the black on this pinch welded area.  

I have noted on many of the earlier production 1964 Mustangs that it was often brushed on.  I've posted several pictures here of our original paint '64 1/2 HiPo Mustang coupe here as just one example of this.  This is a June production, Dearborn assembly plant Mustang.

1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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1964 1/2 Mustang "Black Out" on pinch weld area.  This particular example is from an original paint car and was brushed, as opposed, to being sprayed on.
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Just the Details...Early Mustang Trunk Boards

Early style trunk board in a June 1964 Dearborn built Mustang coupe.
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 OK, just when you thought my Mustang "Just the Details..." posts could not get any geekier, Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration comes up with this little observation.  There was actually a difference between the 64 1/2-early 65 Mustang trunk boards and the later ones.  As you can see in the images posted here, the earlier version is cut differently at the wheel house area.

It appears that the change was probably made to the larger notch to allow the trunk board to be installed a bit more easily.

The Mustang Trunk Board at the top of the image is the later style.  Note the larger "notch."
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By the way, when we started looking at more original 65-66 Mustang trunk boards, we looked to see if they were cut so the rough side or the smooth side was up.  It seems that this is very random...some are cut so the rough side faces up, some are cut so the smooth side faces up.

The 64 1/2-early 65 Mustang Trunk Board has the smaller cut out/notch.
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