69 Mustang w/390

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  1. matrix243

    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    67 Mustang w/390

    Some old lady is selling one unlisted for $4000. Husband passed away. Supposedly the body and interior is in great shape. Was pondering the idea of dropping in my 430hp 390 into it. Since they did come with 428's, I wouldn't think it would be to difficult. Anybody have any info on this?

    Think they came with 351W, 390, 428, and maybe 302's? That'd be crazy if it was a 428.

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    Cue-Ball I hate you, Milkman Dan

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    '69s did come with the 390 from the factory. Ditto the 428 and other big block engines. If i were you i'd snatch that car up in a second. I used to have a '69 and have always regretted selling it.
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    I guess it could possibly be a 200ci also. Although the drivetrain would be gutted, it would have to be in great shape for $4000.

    Do you happen to know if the axles are 28 or 31 spline? I would have to guess and say 28, in which case would have to be changed. Hopefully they do have 9" diffs in the 69 regardless of engine size.
     
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    Car looks so much better than any new mustang
    Beware of undercarriage rust and trunk rust, just as you would in a 67-69 Camaro
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    Ya, I jump the gun a bit. Found out it's a 67 Fastback. Going to look at it tonight. Is there specific areas to look out for rusting? I heard the 'torque box' area could be bad. Basically any stress point I would think.
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    Here's a sweet shot.
     
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    Check the shock towers, they're usually rusted or have had the rust poorly repaired. The trunk and floorpan are other problem areas for that car.

    You can swap just about any engine into a 64-73 with a subframe/crossmember kit from zig's or another fabricator.
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    cool. I'm feeling gidy.:big grin:

    here's a shot of the motor I'd transplant in. I don't think the headers will fit though.:rolleyes:
     
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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    I have two words for you, pal:

    Eleanor Clone. :big grin:
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    Here's what the headers look like.
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    They don't look to bad for sneaking around the towers.
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    The pics are in. Here's what it looks like.
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    And one more.
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    The 2nd and 4th pic is the only damage I could find on the car. Haven't look at the undercarriage yet. The interior is mint, no visible cracks.
     
  14. Jcolman

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    Pay very close attention to rust in the tranny tunnel. These are unibody cars and and any rust in areas other than doors and trunk lids is a potential nightmare. From the pics, it looks like there's rust under the rocker panels and the side scoops that's been painted over. Hard to tell.
    $4000 is an ok price if the car is rust free.
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    I'll be customizing it to a street/drag car. I know its not originally a GT so it would be worth more customized then original anyways. Here's a very similiar car.
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    Would that be tunnel edge near the firewall? Because I would they it would be quite difficult to see anything above the tranny. I'll be looking at the undercarriage soon. The info is great.
     
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    Places to look for rust:

    Front frame rails, rear frame rails, inner fender panels (up under the battery, and on top of the panel itself), Cowl (very important you look up under the dash with a HD flashlight), floors, bottom corners of the doors, rear section of the front fenders by the doors, quarter panels, trunk floor. If you find rust in the transmission tunnel area, walk away from the car, as this only happens to the true basket cases. Also check the shock towers for stress cracks. If they fail, the upper A arms will come off.
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    Just watched 'Gone in 60 seconds' again. Yeah, think I'll have to build this car into an Eleanor look-a-like.

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    Didn't relize that Eleanor IS also a 67. Thought it was a 68. Soon the production car will be out.
     
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    dont do a eleanor car replica please :hs: They are badass but it just means another 67/68 fastback gets cut up :hs: They are getting more rare as the years go on.

    that and the fact that the body kit costs 5k....
     
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    that may be, but cars are meant to be enjoyed... if it'd be more enjoyable to the owner as an eleanor clone, thats how it should be built up. :bigthumb:
     
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    matrix243 Earn this. Earn it.

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    I'd just be happy with it looking like this.
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    The original fastback look is probably what I'd go for, just for aftermarket tires/wheels and hood.
     

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