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Table of Contents:

I. General Topics, production numbers and facts.
II. Guides and Manuals
III. Complete FAQ Articles
IV. VIN and Parts Decoders
V. Body, Frame and paint
VI. Interior
VII. Engine/Engine Swap/Fuel Delivery
VIII. Transmissions
IX. Differential
X. Suspension/Steering
XI. Brakes
XII. Calculators
XIII. Where to find parts, junk yards and Mustangs for sale.
XIV. Electrical
XV. Wheels and Tires
XVI. 6 Cylinder specific sites
XVII. Air Conditioner sites and information

I. GENERAL TOPICS, PRODUCTION NUMBERS, AND FACTS: I hope you all get some of the information you need here on the FAQ.

The Mustang Dynasty
http://timsweet.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/the-mustang-dynasty-book-review/

Bullitt Chase scene. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMc2RdFuOxI

1966 Mustang production information, data plate decoder, prices, options, stats and codes.
http://www.66mustang.net/convertible/stats.htm

History of the Mustang.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Mustang#Third_generation_.281979.E2.80.931993.29

More history of the Mustang.:
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=93320

Classic Mustang commercials.
http://www.mustangevolution.com/ford-mustang-commercials/

Marti Report for the history of your classic Mustang:
https://secure.alevelhigher.com/martiauto/vinreports.cfm

1965 Mustang specifications:
http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/showroom/1965/specs.html



Is my mustang a 64 1/2 or a 65?
http://www.shnack.com/document.php?pid=31




Muffler Sound Clips:

65 Mojoe's 2 Chamber Flowmasters from outside the car:
65 mustang exhaust clips (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

65 Mojoe's 2 Chamber Flowmasters from inside the car.
project mojoe 6k rev sample (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

19Stang66's Deltaflow 2 Chamber 40's outside the car.
Flowmaster Exhaust on 1966 Mustang (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

19Stang66's Deltaflow 2 chamber 40's inisde the car on the road.
Flowmaster Exhaust on 1966 Mustang (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

Scouttrooper's Magnaflows.
Inside: http://www.martinpages.com/302-Exhaust-From-Inside-clip.wmv
Outside: http://www.martinpages.com/302-Exhaust-From-Outside-clip.wmv

Shelby GT500 with Magnaflows:
http://www.magnaflow.com/04sound/domestic/shelbyl.htm

Kalli's 1964 1/2 Flowmaster 40 series.
mustang 1964 flowmaster 40 exhaust (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

SuperDavids 40 series Flowmasters on the dyno.
67 mustang dyno (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

Ravin Muffler sound clip.
Exhaust clip (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

Cherry Bomb:
http://www.cherrybomb.com/

Valley Firearm's Thrust Glass Packs.
side exhaust (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

Buy it and Build it. Getting your dream Mustang.
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/173_0309_buy_it_build_it_mustangs/

How are 1964 1/2 and the 65 different?
http://www.vintage-mustang.com/topics/faq/64-65diff.html

With Pictures:
http://www.svs.com/zim/mustang/64faq.html


1964-1973 exterior colors:
http://www.svs.com/zim/mustang/colors.html


Bullitt Chase Scene:
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

They shoot horses, don't they? Mustang nightmare.
http://www.classicmustang.com/Stories/Skip%20Novakovich.htm

1965 Mustangs facts and information:
http://home.comcast.net/~65K09/links/links.html

Classic Mustang Production Numbers:
http://fast_wheels.tripod.com/production.htm

Free welding on-line course:
http://www.millerwelds.com/education/etraining.html

Generation 1 mustang production statistics:
http://www.theautochannel.com/vehicles/muscle/mustang/

Generation 1 mustang FAQ:
http://www.geocities.com/a65ragtop/VM_FAQ/

Where do the decals go?
http://www.mustangproject.com/decal%20instructions%20small.pdf

Welding calculators:
http://www.millerwelds.com/education/calculators

Drag Racing tips for Beginners:
http://www.vortexbuicks-etc.com/beginner.htm

How to join MCA:
http://www.early-mustang.com/charles/CTs_MCA_Tips.htm

"Build your own" and other information- By ttoney
http://www.mustangforums.com/m_1260147/tm.htm

How to detail your car:
http://www.web-cars.com/detail/

How to protect my Mustang from theft?
http://web.whittier.edu/safety/safety_vehicle_safety.htm

Mustang racing on a budget:
http://racingarticles.com/article_racing-17.html

How to build your own rotisserie.
http://www.mylittlegt.stangnet.com/custom2.html

Everything you need to restore your mustang: http://www.mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Archives.html

Your first Mustang restoration? Here is what you need to know. http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto/66598/

Where do I get tough-up paint?
http://www.towerpaint.com

Ford Engine numbers and data:
http://raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod/engine.html

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II. GUIDES AND MANUALS:

Mustang restoration guide:
http://www.themotorbookstore.com/mustang-restoration.html

Mustang shop manuals on CD:
http://www.1aauto.com/1A/CDManuals/Ford/Mustang

Shop Manuals:
http://www.motolit.com/0856963577.html
http://www.motolit.com/0801990602.html

Interior restoration guide. http://www.motolit.com/0879382112.html

Guides and how to manuals:
http://www.fordracingparts.com/download/instructionsheet.asp


III. COMPLETE FAQ ARTICLES:

Most of what you need to know:
http://www.treasurecoastmustangs.com/tech.htm

Top 25 fixes for your mustang:
http://mustangmonthly.com/techarticles/173_0401_top_fixes_mustangs/

Answers to everything you need to know to repair your Mustang.Engine, body, interior, etc.,
http://www.desertmustangs.com/write-ups.htm

Mustanghowto.com. Everything you need to know about your classic Mustang.
http://www.mustanghowto.com/mhthome.htm

Mustang Monthly sitemap: 3 pages of technical articles:
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/sitemap/sitemap.html

Mustang Monthly "how to" tech articles.  Tons of great how to's here
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/techarticles/index.html

Just about every tech tip you need to know about your Mustang:
http://www.classicmustang.com/tech_tips.htm

The most frequently asked FAQ's.
http://www.geocities.com/a65ragtop/VM_FAQ/

How to install an Export brace and Monte Carlo Bar, plus many other How -To's.
http://www.californiacarclubs.com/articlelinks.htm

Other How-To's.
http://www.themustangshop.com/

Everything you need to restore your mustang: http://www.mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Archives.html

Your first Mustang restoration? Here is what you need to know. http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto/66598/

A lot of Tech articles from CJ Pony.
http://www.cjponyparts.com/TechArticles.asp

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IV. VIN AND PARTS DECODERS:

Marti Report.
https://secure.alevelhigher.com/martiauto/vinreports.cfm

Where is my VIN, and how do I decode it?
http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/students/Blommel/
http://www.mustangdecoder.com/decoder.html
http://www.fomoco.com/mustang-vin-decoder.shtml
http://www.vintage-mustang.com/topics/decode/decode.html
http://www.decodethis.com/

Engine Block Codes:
http://www.cehighperformance.com/ford_block_car_codes.htm

More engine block codes information:
http://www.classicmustang.com/casting_numbers.htm

Ford Part Numbers tell a story:
http://www.mustangsandmore.com/ubb/FordTechData.html

Head casting numbers information:
http://www.aacncclub.com/FORD_HEAD_CASTING.html#ford289head1

Ford Parts decoding information:
http://www.classicmustang.com/decoding_part_numbers.htm
http://www.mustangsandmore.com/ubb/FordTechData.html

Engines and Production figures:
http://links.vintage-mustang.com/index.html

Ford engine numbers and data:
http://home.comcast.net/~cobrasite4/ford_engine_numbers.HTM
http://raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod/engine2.html
http://www.aacncclub.com/FORD_BLOCK_CASTING.html

V. BODY, FRAME AND PAINT:

Where do I get paint?
http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/

Shelby Drop.  How to......
http://home.bresnan.net/~dazed/drop

All about bodywork and painting.  Ask the experts.
www.autobody101.com

How do I repair my cowl?
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/projectbuild/mump_0103_mustang_cowl_repair/index.html

How to repair your cowl:
http://mustangbarn.com/Cowl_Vent_Repair.htm

How do I replace my floor pans?
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/mump_0411_pan_replace/

How do I repair my front frame rails?
http://www.cox-internet.com/bjennings/framerailrepair.htm

Sub-Frame connector installation:
http://www.carcraft.com/howto/ccrp_0707_1967_mustang_subframe_connectors/index.html

How to replace the battery apron:
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/173_0404_ford_battery_apron/

'68 Mustang Script Emblem Location.
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/28798/1967_ford_mustang_gta_lettering.html

How to take the vent window out and replace the rubber:
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/projectbuild/32885_1966_ford_mustang_vent_window_frame/

How do I add LeMans racing stripes to my early Mustang, and what are the dimensions?
http://www.nvsaac.com/photogallery/images/details/paint/Le_Mans_stripes.jpg

Front suspension UCA Shelby drop:
http://home.bresnan.net/~dazed/drop

Torque Boxes. What are they, and how do I add/replace them?
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/projectbuild/mump_0003_1966_ford_mustang_torque_box/

How to add or replace torque boxes:
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/projectbuild/5658/

Body restoration on a 67 by 67t5Ponycoupe:
http://www.mustangforums.com/m_1042642/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm

How to replace Mustang weatherstripping:
http://www.dtmn.com/dt/Howto/weatherstrip/weatherstrip.htm

How to remove a windshield:
http://links.vintage-mustang.com/FAQ/window_removal.html

Windshield removal:
http://links.vintage-mustang.com/FAQ/window_removal.html

How to remove and install glass: Windshield, etc.
http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/dent9.html

How do I replace the drip rail mouldings?
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/14158/index.html

Door skin replacement guide:
http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto/8654/

How to replace rear quarter panels:
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/26739/

How to replace worn door hinge pins/bushings:
http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto/127_0402_hinge_rebuild_ford_door_hinges/

Touch-up paint:
http://www.paintscratch.com

How to paint your car at home:
http://www.carcraft.com/howto/24820/

What is wet sanding?
http://www.mobileworks.com/wet_sanding.html

Everything you want to know about rust and more:
http://www.holzwerken.de/museum/links/electrolysis_explanation.phtml

Rust inhibitors:
Por 15. http://www.por15.com
Zero Rust. http://www.zerorust.com
Eastwood. http://www.eastwoodco.com/rust-inhibitor.htm
Picklex. http://www.picklex.com/

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VI. INTERIOR:

3 point seat belts:
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Strip/1121/seatbelt.html
http://www.mustangsplus.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=MPFMP&Category_Code=seat_belt_3-point


How to install a headliner.
http://mustangmonthly.com/projectbuild/38018/

LMI interior upholstery dealers. Seat covers, etc.
http://www.mustangupholstery.com/dealerlocator_usacentral.html

Where can I find a console for my pony?
http://www.perogie.com/consoles.htm

How to reupholster bucket seats:
http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto/5205/index.html

Rear seat/trunk steel divider:
http://www.stephanies-mustang.com/divider.htm

Sound Dampening Material:

http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/
http://www.b-quiet.com/installs.html
http://www.automedia.com/Automotive/Sound/Dampening/res20041001sd/1
http://www.dynamat.com/
http://www.mustangforums.com/m_1120506/tm.htm

Junk the plaid trunk liner. Get a carpet kit.
http://www.mustangandfords.com/techarticles/127_0310_trunk_carpet_kit/

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VII. ENGINE/Engine Swap/FUEL DELIVERY:

Firing order.
289-302- 15426378
351 and 5.0 - 13726548

Firing order diagram for all Mustangs:
http://www.muscularmustangs.com/2005/firingorder.php

Modernizing a 289 engine.  What can I do to modernize my 289/302? http://www.mustangandfords.com/techarticles/engine/5256_modernizing_289_engine/index.html


How do I attach the accelerator pedal spring .
http://forums.mustangmonthly.com/70/6835366/vintage

351 Cleveland information:
http://www.jason.fletcher.net/tech/cleveland2v/page1.jpg
http://www.jason.fletcher.net/tech/cleveland2v/page2.jpg
http://www.jason.fletcher.net/tech/cleveland2v/page3.jpg
http://www.jason.fletcher.net/tech/cleveland2v/page4.jpg
http://www.mustangandfords.com/techarticles/30220_clevor_engine/
http://www.darkhorseracing.net/clevor_head_mod.htm

How is a 5.0 H.O. engine different from a regular 5.0 engine?
http://phystutor.tripod.com/stang/engines/50.html

Which oil filter should I buy? The infamous "Oil Filter Study."
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html

I6 to V8 swap:
http://www.geocities.com/a65ragtop/VM_FAQ/mechanical/i6_to_v8.html

Another I6 to V8 swap:
http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto/127_0412_veig/

351C and 351W swap into a 64-66:
http://www.mustangsandmore.com/ubb/DanJonesEngineSwap.html

What is a stroked engine, and how do I make mine a stroker?
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/techarticles/17460_stroker_engine_build/


How to pull an engine:
http://www.carcraft.com/howto/1005/

How to convert your classic engine over to EFI (fuel injection)
http://www.mustangandfords.com/techarticles/mufp_0602_ford_fuel_injection/

How to add 351 Cleveland Heads to a 351 Windsor Engine:
http://www.themustangshop.com/clevor.cfm

What headers will fit my engine? Header fitment charts:
http://www.stanginfo.com/Headers/headeroptions_view.php

Choke Stove kit for headers:
http://performanceparts.com/part.php?partID=1354

How to install an export brace and a monte carlo bar:
http://www.fly-ford.com/MM0105-How_To_Install_an_Export_Brace_and_a_Monte_Carlo_Bar.html

Edelbrock Carb Installation and Tech Video:
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/misc/tech_center/install/tech_vids.shtml

Ford Engine Torque Specifications for 289/302:
http://home.comcast.net/~cobrasite4/ford_engine_torque_specs.HTM

Ford Engine Torque Specifications for 351 C and M:
http://www.classictruckshop.com/bt351C_Modified.php

Dual or Single Plane intake manifold?
http://www.mustangandfords.com/techarticles/5244/

How to rebuild a Motorcraft 2100 carburetor
http://www.automedia.com/Motorcraft_Carburetor_Rebuild/pht20020301cr/1

How to identify vintage Mustang distributors:
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/techarticles/mump_0602_vintage_mustang_distributors/

Electric cooling fans (used):
http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2003/02/electricfan/index.php

How do I replace my heater core?
http://mustangmonthly.com/howto/5769/

14 rules for improving engine cooling performance:
http://www.arrowheadradiator.com/14_rules_for_improving_engine_cooling_system_capability_in_high-performance_automobiles.htm

How to check your engine's compression:
http://www.motorage.com/motorage/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=16170

How to overhaul a Mustang carburetor:
http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/10/35/05/0900823d80103505.jsp#hd1-1-3

How much does my engine weigh?
http://www.mustangworks.com/articles/misc/EngineWeights.html

How to adjust hydraulic valves:
http://raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod/valveadj.html

How to replace a timing chain:
http://autorepair.about.com/cs/doityourself/a/aa042702a.htm

How to Replace a fuel tank by Billy Bob:
http://home.comcast.net/~rigoberto13/howtank.doc

How to remove and replace an AC clutch.
http://www.bernardembden.com/xjs/comclutch/index.htm

Explaining proper carb and exhaust size- by BillyBob:
http://www.mustangforums.com/m_982319/tm.htm

Intake Manifold replacement:
http://www.mustangsteve.com/intake.html

Engine/carb options for hood clearance:
http://www.stanginfo.com/Engine/EngineOptions_view.php

How to check for hood clearance and how to install and remove exhaust manifolds:
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive/general_instr/general_instr.html

Head porting for the do-it-yourselfer:
http://www.sa-motorsports.com/diyport.shtm

1964-66 351 engine swap:
http://www.themustangshop.com/index.cfm?pg=/351swap.cfm

Some basics of building a 351 Cleveland:
http://www.mustangfaqs.com/FAQ/General/Some_basics_of_Cleveland_building/

All about the Windsor engines:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Windsor_engine#289

K Code/ HiPo information site:
http://www.hipomustang.com/
http://www.hipomustang.com/images/hipoeng/

HiPo questions.
HiPo

How To Install Nitrous Oxide:
http://www.barrygrant.com/fromBarryGrant/NitrousWorks%20Instructions/MustangEFI%20instruc.pdf

How to hook up a pertronix:
http://va-mustang.com/articles.php?articleId=3
http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2000/02/pertronix/index.shtml

How to install a Duraspark ignition system:
http://users3.ev1.net/~bmarr/duraspark_ignition_upgrade.htm
http://www.mustangsteve.com/conversion.html

Header options and fitment charts:
http://www.stanginfo.com/Headers/headeroptions_view.php

Where can I get information about headers, and where can I buy some?
http://www.mustangsandmore.com/ubb/DanJonesEngineSwap.html

Engine-hood clearance charts:
http://www.stanginfo.com/Engine/EngineOptions_view.php

How to detail your engine compartment:
http://links.vintage-mustang.com/FAQ/engine_compartment_detailing.html
http://mustangmonthly.com/howto/173_0308_paints_engines/

Blower Kits:
http://www.blowerdriveservice.com/categorynarrow.php?category_id=3480&company_id=101011

How to add a supercharger:
http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto/5270/

What headers will fit my engine? Header fitment charts:
http://www.stanginfo.com/Headers/headeroptions_view.php

Headers:
http://www.jbaheaders.com/65-70mustangnew.asp
http://www.performance-plus.com/stang/headers.htm
http://www.hedman.com/pages/hedmanmain.html

Tips on Tightening cylinder head bolts:
http://www.aa1car.com/library/2004/us70480.htm

How to tune your Vintage Mustang for improved Performance:
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/techarticles/mump_0605_vintage_ford_engine_tuning/index.html

EFI conversion information:
http://www.midnightdsigns.com/james/

How much does engine weigh? http://fixrambler.com/engineweightchart.txt

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