1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
Vehicle Identification Number: 5R09A142961
Poppy Red with Tuxedo Black painted top stripes
New 331 stroker engine by Blue Print (dyno’d 331 hp/364 tq to flywheel)
New performance AOD conversion Level 2 to support 500+ hp,
2500 stall convertor
New differential with 3.55 gear ratio (replaced the original 3.00 ratio)
All still in the break in period, car has been driven less than 100 miles since install. Front disc brake conversion New OE style suspension. 1” drop front springs. Shelby drop has not been done New interior New engine bay and tail light wire harness (under dash harness is original) New Speedometer and gauges Car has been done in restomod style with added GT fog lights, rally pac, and Retrosound Bluetooth stereo, with trying to keep some of the original look to the Classic Mustang.
This car was purchased from previous owner in August 2013 which is when the restoration began. The car was last registered in 1980 and had been kept in storage ever since. The previous owner was starting a restoration on another vehicle, so was looking to sell this awesome car. I started the restoration project with suspension and refreshing original drivetrain. I later found out the 289 engine in the car had low compression, which lead to the new engine being installed Dec. 2014 before going to the body shop. The body and paint work were done by The Rusty Fender of Billings. Front end has aftermarket parts, drivers rear quarter and tail light panel were replaced. Has original doors and passenger quarter panel. Front floor boards had a little rust at the front seam but did not go all the way through. Did strengthen the floors with Por15’s floor kit. As evident by the incorrect VIN on the driver side fender apron, the front core support replacement suggests a previous accident. I do not have knowledge, history of an accident or why the front apron was replaced. Paint and body were completed in Nov. 2015. Interior installed in the summer of 2016 along with the glass. New front windshield and vent windows. Door glass and back glass are original. After interior was installed, mechanic discovered transmission and differential needed to be replaced, both done in Oct. 2016. As with any classic car the work is never done to make adjustments and modifications to this wonderful vehicle.