For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: Rear
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Buffalo, New York, United States
'67 Mustang Coupe 302 Project Car
I purchased this Mustang last October, and had it shipped from California. I have worked on cars all my life, and was looking forward to restoring this basically solid car, but my personal circumstances have changed, and I need to sell. This car needs a lot of work, but it is a nice starting point for a rewarding project. It is just what I was looking for. I'll start with a brief overview description, then go on to some further details. Please contact me if you have any questions, and I'll be glad to answer them. I have a reasonable reserve, and if this is what you are looking for, you should get a nice price. This is not a rot box, like some of these cars I have seen from the north and east of the U.S. It is a basically solid foundation for a fun project.
The car has sat for most of the last ten years, as far as I can tell. Someone started to take it apart, and never finished. I got the car running last fall. I changed the oil and antifreeze, replaced the gas filter, and put a new battery in it. I was able to run the car to full warm-up, and it sounded great. There was no blue tailpipe smoke, and the engine sounded strong. This spring, I can't get fuel to the carb. The new fuel pump that the previous owner put in may be bad, or something may be blocking the fuel line. In any case, it won't run, and it's because the fuel is not reaching the carb. I don't have time to investigate further. I ran the car for the video by putting gas directly in the carb. This is gas for my leafblower, so it has oil in it. This, and the fact the carb bowl is not full, accounts for the smoke you see in the video, but I wanted you to hear the car run. Please see the video on YouTube on my channel: JJMcKinnon1 http://www.youtube.com/user/JJMcKinnon1
The transmission makes a scary rotational noise sometimes when in gear, the fluid is not burnt. Not sure what is wrong there. For shipping purposes consider this car a "roller" that will need a winch or something to get loaded on the truck or trailer. I will ship with the battery disconnected.
I was told by the previous owner that the motor is a 302, and transmission an FMX automatic. The car was originally a 289 2v with 3 speed manual. The motor has an Edelbrock "Performance 289" intake, Weber/Edelbrock 4v Carb (8867), and headers with full and intact dual exhaust with 3" tips. It likely has a performance cam of some sort, not sure what else. It also has a rear sway bar.
The car has the original door tag. I can give you the details if you are interested. It is a San Jose car, originally Springtime Yellow, but was painted red at least two times as far as I can tell, from nosing around. I have not been able to do anything to the car, other than getting it running the one day last Fall.
This car will need a lot of work, but the parts are readily available, and reasonably priced. I include some nice Mustang books as pictured. I include a shop manual, and wiring diagram to aid you on your project. Thanks for looking. Email me with any questions, and then we can talk on the phone as well if you would rather, for more details.
As much as our digital lives have cut down on our trips to the post office, there are still times that sending "snail mail" is necessary. With us car lovers in mind and philately in their hearts, the good folks at the United States Postal Service will introduce a new stamp design called "Muscle Cars" starting on February 22.
Designed by artist Tom Fritz, the new collection of stamps consist of five classic muscle cars: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, 1967 Shelby GT-500, 1966 Pontiac GTO and 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda. In addition to just the stamps, the USPS is also commemorating the new series with plenty of collectable memorabilia. Previous car-related stamps include 50s Sporty Cars from 2005 and 50s Fins and Chrome from 2008.
According to Consumer Reports, the automotive brands that stand out in the minds of car buyers are, in order: Toyota, Ford, Honda and Chevrolet. This news comes after the magazine polled its readers, asking them to take into account vehicle quality, safety, performance, value, fuel economy, design/style, and technology/innovation - which are the factors that car shoppers are most influenced by.
It's important to note that this award is only about perception. In other words, it's perceived quality, not actual quality. "Often, perception can be a trailing indicator, reflecting years of good or bad performance in a category, and it can also be influenced by headlines in the media," said Jeff Bartlett, Consumer Reports deputy automotive editor.
The brand that made the biggest jump in perception amongst Consumer Reports readers is Tesla, which posted an impressive 47-point gain to finish in fifth place. Subaru is also notable for finishing in the top 10, despite being one of the smaller manufacturers doing business in the US. Scroll down below for all the details from Consumer Reports, if you're so inclined.
William Clay Ford, retired vice chairman of Ford Motor Company and the last surviving grandchild of company founder Henry Ford, died this morning after a bout with pneumonia. He was 88.
Ford spent 57 years with his grandfather's company, joining the board of directors in 1948 before graduating from college. Ford also held a position as chairman of the design committee, as well as the chairman of the executive committee and vice chairman of the Board of Directors during his tenure with the company. In a 2013 Detroit Free Press story, retired CFO Allan Gilmour said Ford had an eye for design, and was once able to pick out when a fiberglass model of a Ford Contour was asymmetrical, off by an inch on one side. He retired and assumed the position of director emeritus in 2005.
"My father was a great business leader and humanitarian who dedicated his life to the company and the community," said Bill Ford, Jr., Ford's current executive chairman. "He also was a wonderful family man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, yet he will continue to inspire us all."