Tuesday, November 18, 2008

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe

Meet Lil'Stinger.........This is absolutely one of the finest inline six Mustangs in the country. It has been completely rebuilt and wins at every show it is entered. The detail in its construction was done very well. It looks, sounds and runs wonderful. In fact, it sounds like a 289 or 302. At shows it fools many folks!!! As an added bonus it was featured in a five page article in Mustang and Fords Magazine as shown below. Copy of the article is available upon request. The car as had larger wheels installed since then along with a Shelby Valance, and an exhaust change, but it’s still a good read.
It features beautiful screaming yellow exterior paint with flat black stripes, along with a factory looking vinyl top on a very straight body. All of the chrome and trim is in great condition. The custom interior is done in yellow and black to match the exterior with custom bucket seats from an early nineties Supra. It has a custom console and a great stereo in the glove box along with an amplifier and speakers in the trunk. There is a Vintage AC system mounted under the dash that will freeze you out even on the hottest days. All the gauges work as they should except for the gas gauge.
The engine is 200 inline six that puts out 211 HP at the rear wheels. We have the dynos to prove it. This is no ordinary six! The head is a new design that is produced by Classic Inlines in Mesa Arizona along with a new intake that has been jet hot coated to match the Hi-Po head. The rocker arms are 1.6 Hi lift adjustable along with custom oversized Valves and heavy duty springs to prevent valve float at higher rpms. The car was tested recently at Pony Carbs in Las Cruces New Mexico for an upcoming article in Legendary Ford Magazine. The first part should be hitting the news stands by the end of July. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to read about your new Stang and know that it’s in your garage now? The carburetor is an Autolite 4100 4 barrel that was installed by Pony Carbs. Check them out at http://www.ponycarbs.com/. The bottom end of the engine is basically stock, bored .60 over with a custom windage tray that was very carefully assembled and balanced. Chevy rod bolts were used instead of stock to keep things together at higher rpms. The timing chain and gears are stock; however the distributor and wires are custom made by Davis Unified, or DUI. You can read more about them and watch a video of this car on the dyno at http://www.classicinines.com/. The fuel pump is stock, along with the water pump. To keep the car cool it is equipped with a custom aluminum radiator from Griffiths. The header is produced my Pacemaker and splits out to duals all the way to Flowmaster Mufflers. It also has a front disc conversion from SSBC to help the car stop better. There is dual master cylinder but not a booster. The rear end is an 8 Inch from a later model mustang for the larger brakes and completely rebuilt for the car with 3.00 gears along with new heavy duty springs. The shocks are KYB’s for better handling. The front end has also been completely rebuilt with a kit from Mustangs Plus called “Grab a Track”
To make shifting smooth it has a T-5 from a later model Mustang. It keeps the rpms down for better cruising speeds. You can drive this car all day long at 75 to 80 but never get your RPMs above 2500.
It was painted about 4 years ago and has some touch up done since then. It shows very well. It has always won best in the driver class. The undercarriage is very clean but not show quality to the point of showing it with mirrors. It was built to be driven. There is no rust to be found on the car.
The wheels are the 17 inch “bullit” style with a set of Riken Raptor tires that have about 90% tread life left.

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