Progress Thread 1967 Inline-6 mustang father-son project

TwinTurboV8

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I figured I do a progress thread for funsies.

So, me and my dad got a really nice, original 1967 Ford Mustang coupe with the 200 ci inline-6 for about 10k back in may. It spent most of June in the shed due to the RMV not allowing non-essential vehicles to be registered during COVID-19.

During its time in the garage, we ordered a Kicker PXiBT 50.2 since the AM radio didn’t work (also who even wants to listen to AM in 2020? Certainly not me). We set up the receiver and wired up the speakers. With a few hiccups, we were able to get all 4 speakers working and have the Bluetooth connect to our phones perfectly. By July, it’s already been on the road and we picked up some chrome, 4-lug, 14”, Cragar Mags off Facebook marketplace for 200 bucks. Came with all four tires, rotated, and only with 8,000 miles on each (The tires put the width up from 175mm to 195mm).


We also found out the speedo was off, it’d read 33, but we’re going 43. It’d read 50, but we’re going 70, you get the deal. We’re gonna fix that eventually

It has stayed like this for quite a while until the front end started to squeak on bumps. We figured out it was the bushings and planned to replace them. We had brought it to our local mechanic to confirm the problem and he said we were correct about the bushings, but there was an oil leak, a transmission leak, and the shocks were getting too soft. No big deal, we though, so we ordered new parts online and we just sent the car to the mechanic today to have him put on the parts.

And to finish this off, we ordered a Pertronix Electronic ignition igniter to help the car with its hesitation.

(we also put on other small things but are they really important?)
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wicked93gs

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Nice clean 67(I am partial to 67 coupes, had one as my first car). As for listening to AM radio...I occasionally still listen to it(coast to coast AM is always good for a laugh in the middle of the night)...but with a 67 you dont have to cut the dash to install a more modern radio...why not get an extra radio bezel and cut it? If you want to retain the stock radio look, Aurora Design offers components that let you gut your original unit and get all the modern features(and even retain full AM functionality):


A little late for you, just letting you know the option exists.
 

TwinTurboV8

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Nice clean 67(I am partial to 67 coupes, had one as my first car). As for listening to AM radio...I occasionally still listen to it(coast to coast AM is always good for a laugh in the middle of the night)...but with a 67 you dont have to cut the dash to install a more modern radio...why not get an extra radio bezel and cut it? If you want to retain the stock radio look, Aurora Design offers components that let you gut your original unit and get all the modern features(and even retain full AM functionality):


A little late for you, just letting you know the option exists.
We were gonna get an entirely new radio with Bluetooth that looked stock, but the Kicker was much cheaper and it does what we want it to.
 

2Blue2

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She's a good looking coupe, I love old mustang coupes.
Got to do something with the one odd wheel though.
 

HemiRick

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Fix the oil leaks, they are what caused the rubber bushings to go bad. Rubber parts hate oil on them, causes them to soften and go bad.
 

rbohm

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s for the speedo being off, first thing to do is check the condition of the driven gear at the end of the cable. at this point in its life it is probably worn out. that or someone just grabbed what ever gear was available without checking if it was the right one first.
 

TwinTurboV8

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We had just gotten back the car from the mechanic shop. We had him install new shocks, control arms, bushings, oil pan, oil pan gasket, and output shaft seal. Saturday we're going to try and install a Pertronix Electronic Ignition Igniter II with a friend. I also bought an echo auto for 20 bucks because why not? If I can, I'm gonna try and hide the Echo somewhere that it can hear us, but it's out of view. Connect it to our Kicker system and we have a nice little assistant.
 

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