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Old 03-10-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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Re: 1967 Mustang Coupe Build (Electra)

Cool car. Must have been a maaco paint job? 2000 wasn't that long ago.

Since you already have a 3 speed, I would look into a T5 swap, especially since it sounds like you'll be driving it quite a bit. Check the rear end ratio, if it's too high (like a 2.8) you'll probably want to put in something in the 3.3+ range. My car is a 289/C4/2.8 which is a great non overdrive set up because the high rear end gives me decent mileage (14-15mpg). But the car is also slooooooow. With an overdrive, you can steepen the rear gears for more acceleration power, but it's also necessary so the engine isn't lugging in overdrive. If I ever get back to my Firebird project, it's going to have a Pontiac 400 with a tremec 5 speed and 3.55 posi rear.

And if your car has the single master cylinder reservior... GET RID OF IT! If you loose ANY brake line, hose, etc, you'll lose ALL the brakes. My upgrade kit is sitting in the garage, I need to get mine swapped out too.
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