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#32 of 71 Re: That's true - alternator (isellhondas) [hpmctorque]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 09, 2007 (8:19 am)
I agree, too. The Falcon, at least in its 6 cylinder, "three on the tree" configuration, could easily be serviced by a mechanic living in 1925. Nothing on that car would be alien to him, except perhaps the radio.
The Corvair was the *potentially* most interesting and technically advanced car, but it was, and remained, seriously under-developed due to the usual GM habit of poking its own eyes out and complaining that it had been blinded by the government or foreigners.
The Valiant was the first serious attempt to make a modern car in America for the world as it was then emerging--by that I mean the engineers got at least equal time with the stylists.
#33 of 71 Re: 1965 Mustang Value [cv3162]
Jul 21, 2007 (10:43 am)
I have a Mustang 65 I bought new, a long time ago. I had a refurbished engine put in and is in nice shape with several beige coats of paint. Often people ask if I want to sell it, but it isn't for sale.
Don't feel bad about the price, fix it up and be happy with it, it's a great car. About the white smoke, I think it will disappear after it worms up. The engine is made for leaded gas and I don't know how much difference that makes?
How much it is worth is hard to tell, you could pay a few thousand more or maybe less but it was set at the time of purchase. In a way it is like stocks on the market.
#34 of 71 1965 Mustang Value
Aug 21, 2007 (2:05 pm)
My neighbor is giving me a 1965 mustang coupe for 500 dollars i dont really know if its worth it. The car has rust in the typical areas but pretty bad. It has the 289 and the floor pans are new. Is it worth it you think?
#35 of 71 Re: 1965 Mustang Value [1965mustang]
Aug 21, 2007 (2:15 pm)
Where is the rust? The whole body on these can go, it can be very expensive unless you like to do body work - do you? Was the cause of the floor pan rust (likely clogged drains or rusted out panels behind the dash) repaired? If not, the rust will return. Are critical areas, like the spring attachment points, rusty? Finally, these cars, even when completely restored, pose a high risk of passenger compartment fire in a rear end collision because the gas tank forms the floor of the trunk. Just so you know.
#36 of 71 Re: 1965 Mustang Value [texases]
Aug 21, 2007 (4:31 pm)
the frame is alright. interior is in good condition (no rust) and right now i am in an auto body class learning about this stuff. i believe he said the pans were replaced because of clogged drains. the guy who previously owned it put some new parts on it like the hood and new trunk lid and some other stuff. but do you think that its worth 500 dollars for it,for a project car.
#37 of 71 Re: 1965 Mustang Value [1965mustang]
Aug 21, 2007 (4:34 pm)
How's the engine/trans, and the front end? If it runs and can be driven, and you think you can do the body work, then $500 seems OK, as long as you know it'll be a lot of work and some $$ to get it right.
#38 of 71 Re: 1965 Mustang Value [texases]
Aug 21, 2007 (4:48 pm)
yeah everything on it is fine. but the guy has not started it up for about 2 or 3 months. thank you for helping me out.
#39 of 71 Re: 1965 Mustang Value [1965mustang]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 21, 2007 (5:48 pm)
Sure, it's a good simple car to learn on and you can always unload it when you're done. Just stay sober about your budget as you put labor and money into it. Once you've acquired the skills to to a full restoration, you might want to start with a car that isn't rusted. A GT coupe would be nice, 289 auto.
#40 of 71 Re: That's true [isellhondas]
Oct 05, 2007 (6:12 am)
Converting to disc brakes is the smartest,best investment you can make to a Mustang. They don't stop for crap with drum brakes. I changed my fronts to disc brakes and it was the safest thing I did.
#41 of 71 Re: That's true [jspagna1]
Oct 06, 2007 (8:46 am)
Once again, I totally disagree.
Yes, discs are better. No question about it. No argument there.
But the drums work just fine too! I have owned at least four 1965-1966 Mustangs and a 1968. They all had drums and they all stopped just fine even under emergency situations.
As long as things are up to snuff they are more than sufficient.