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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

So a Twist on an Old Story.

Today it was decided to get this back running and on the road.

The one on the right. A 1964 and 1/2 Coupe. It has a long tortured story over the decades it has been under my care. It should have not gotten to that point or involved lawyers but it did. Supposedly I am under a condition of the settlement with the "restoration" shop that did work for me in the past and held on to the car for A YEAR while this car was viewed as an asset to the business and it was sold. The car was already in perfect mechanical condition thanks to humble efforts and the year of sitting around in a body shop killed that. 

So, if you actually want a Mustang fender emblem PUT ON BACKWARDS on a NEW NOS Fender I can tell you there is a place in Walnut Cove that can do that. 

I look forward to seeing this car on the road again. This Mustang will at the end of the day be worth more than the other four here. It has great provenance and options including seat belts, back up lights, power steering, and A/C! 

Putting this on the rear valence will be a sweet victory. 


 

Can't wait!      

14 comments:

  1. Outstanding! Glad you finally 'won' a battle that should never have been necessary... sigh

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  2. Fantastic news! Glad it turned out well, if frustrating in the process.

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    1. MOre work to be done, but car is home.

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  3. So you gave them your car to work on and they wouldn't give it back?

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    1. Oh, they gave it back just in worse shape than it started out.

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    2. I don't think it's supposed to work that way.

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  4. That'll teach you for doing anything in Walnut Cove.

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  5. Need more pics of the 64&1/2. Works of art, those are. You're a good man for saving one.

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    1. It is a great car! This one has been here a LOOONG time!

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  6. What engine is in the 64?

    I had a 67 and a 68 years ago. The 67 rusted away before my eyes (my friends called it my "Rustang"), while the 68 went to a good friend who still has it!

    Both had 289-2V engines with C4's. Ran great, and the 67 pulled down 20 MPG after I put dual exhaust on it.

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    1. Since this is one of the first ones (really) it has a 260 with an Autolite 2200 2bbl carb with a C4 tranny.

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  7. My '65 'Stang would go 100 miles on 3 gals of gas. It was originally a 289, but it got a 302 2bbl replacement. It did have the oem 4sp with 2.80 rear. Fastback, 2+2.

    Will

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