1965 Ford Mustang
500hp Blown Stroker being built now by JBA!
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Although the 1965 Mustang is not considered a true Muscle Car I
had to give the boys at FORD their props! The FORD Mustang sold over a MILLION cars before
the end of the 1966 production year. This achievement alone is enough to secure the
Mustang its place in the 1965 year! So, to make up for the short comings of the stock 289
powerplant I have chosen to modify one to bring it up to the level that warrants the
Muscle Car nomenclature.
1965 Ford Mustang: This car was purchased on January 9th, 1991
for $500 from a co-worker. No, it did not look like this! After 9 years, 3 engines, 3
paint jobs and two restorations, I decided that I would dedicate this car as my race
vehicle. Why did I choose this one and not the others? The answer is simple... If I wreck
this one I can get another one for $500. My other cars do not come as cheep as Mustangs.
Besides, all Chevy owners hate faster Fords so the victory is sweeter.
You will find that early in my racing career I have some parts
that I would not have installed on this car if I knew that I was going to dedicate it to
racing. But five years ago I wanted a street car so I made some decisions that better lent
themselves to the "cruising mentality". Things like 3.55 gears, Iron heads and
street tires. But if nothing else it will be fun to see what improvements will be had by
upgrading the more mild parts with time tested race gear.