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Hello from Kentucky
« on: November 28, 2010, 01:35:50 PM »
    New to the forum and looks like a good place to get help on my Mustang. I have a 1965 Mustang coupe painted springtime yellow with the 289 engine and three speed on the floor. Have tinted glass, bench seat and back up lights. I will be keeping the car as it came from the factory. The Mustang does have a little rust through from water coming from the air vent in front of the windshield. But not planning on driving in the rain but will have to watch it when I wash the car. Will have to get some toe patch for the rust out in the floors. Just on the driver and passenger side. The rest of the underside of the car looks fine. The trunk is in great shape also. Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself. My name is John and my wife is Linda and we have three grown daughters and six grandchildren but we are still young at heart. I am a VietNam vet (65-66) Big Red One. Search and destroy missions. I am so proud as to how our young men and women are treated today when they come home. We were not treated so well back then. Glad to be here.

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 03:09:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Yeah, fight that rust, I'm Navy and know about that rust stuff. That "little rust" from the air vent is probably more serious that you want to know about, but it can be repaired. Just enjoy your toy and feel free to ask about some car fixing solutions and give us some of yours.
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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 05:10:09 PM »
You have the twin sister of my Mustang, springtime yellow and all.  The only alterations I have done to mine is to put on a 4 row radiator, shroud, overflow tank, Monte Carlo bar and an export brace along with a two bowl master cylinder.  Mine was running hot, and these alterations made it run cool.  My old York air conditioner conpressor needs replacing, and that's the only thing I have in my project bag right now except for the backup light switch.  But, I'll get around to that this winter.    Years ago I bought the Mag 500's, but normally run the original wheels.  As far as the rust around your cowl and your floor.......you need to get that crap out of there ASAP.  I have some articles in the FAQ section of the classic section to help you through the process.  I have to warn you though, it's hard work, time consuming, and expensive.  The rust won't stop growing just because it isn't wet.  You can buy cowl covers, but that only slows down the process if you drive it in the rain or snow.  BTW....welcome to the forum. 

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 06:08:14 PM »
Welcome aboard. . . . .

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 10:49:52 AM »
Soaring,
 I thought your 65 was white in the picture. I love the springtime yellow. I have the black interior and it goes well with the exterior. The PO installed a Mustang am/fm w/casette that fits in the OE holes but I am glad he did not cut anything. Yes, I will have to get on that rust. Not too worried about the vent. I will be getting one of them covers. Mine does not run hot but do not know if it has been changed over to a four roll or not. Do not know how to tell. It does not have a fan shroud ). I do want to add air later. But I want it to look OE.  I will have to have the car repainted some day. It was painted with enamel and I want it repainted with base coat/clear coat. He did not do a great job. (whoever he was) Springtime yellow is the OE color. But someone at one time painted it red. Then it was repainted OE yellow. I thought I would not like the bench seat but now I do and like the arm rest. I hear not too many of these were ordered.  Thanks for the welcome. John

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 04:23:31 PM »
John,
I have been accused of having a white car in the past, but I Guess the picture was taken in the wrong sunlight. Here are a couple more.  I still have the shoe brakes on all four corners, but I can stand it on its' ear if needed.  I just make sure they are all 4 adjusted equally, especially the front.  I have the bucket seats, but wouldn't mind having the bench.  How does that 3 speed shifter clear the bench seat?  OK....Now it's your turn to post some pics. 
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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 11:45:26 PM »
Well the shifter is just fine. The seat does not get in the way at all. Here are a few pictures I took today. Not the best pistures but you can see the car. Will be getting new white walls later. I also have drum brakes all around and mine do not stop all that great and the E-Brake is even worse. You can pull it all the way out and the car will still roll with the trans out of gear. Guess it will need adjustment.

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010, 12:01:58 AM »
I like you picture show. Man, your car and mine look so much alike. Except I am sure yours is in much better condition with all the work you have done on it. I want to have dual exhaust installed later. Your interior looks great. Engines look the same except for the air. I will be keeping mine all OE also. I plan on doing a lot of work on the old girl. These cars are not made for big guys like me. I have a hard time getting in and out. that is my wifes car next to the stang and my old 86 Chevy in the back ground. 

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2010, 05:22:05 AM »
If your hand brake doesn't work well, you need to replace the rear shoes and adjust them.  I had to replace the handle on mine as well. Pick a project and get it it resosved before you move on to another.  Just remember, you are always going yo have a project with these old dinosaurs.  They are fun to work on though.

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010, 02:00:26 PM »
Do I have sign in ever time to get on here? I clicked on all the time and still have to sing in. No real big deal.

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2010, 05:04:02 PM »
No, you don't have to sign in every time. 

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2010, 07:59:08 PM »
Nice clean ride for a 45 year old car. Well worth the time to make it into a cruiser. Don't be afraid to ask questions. This group has some dedicated Mustangers aboard. . . .  8)

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2010, 09:00:23 PM »
Thanks. I have big plans for the car.

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2010, 09:03:54 PM »
No, you don't have to sign in every time.

I had to sign in this time also. But as I said "no big deal". I just guess the "forever" is not working for me. I have checked a lot of Mustang forums and to be honest, this is the best. I am sure I will be getting plenty of help and if I can I will also help. John

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2011, 08:25:26 PM »
my wife is from cunningham right up the road from you  :)

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 09:29:14 PM »
Well, I use to live not too far from you guys. I lived in Salina, Kansas and worked at the Salina Fire Department for going on eleven years and also worked for Beech Aircraft befor the fire department and and was one of the first to be hired when Beech started the wing section there in Salina at the old Air Base. I was shipped out from Fort Riley to VietNam with the big Red One back in 65 and the Army was my first job.  All three of my girls were born there in Salina as well as my wife. Lived here in Mayfield since 1976.  Retired from General Tire and Rubber Co. back in 97. Went to work for Beech after I got back from Nam. Been to Cunningham one time. Small town north west of me.

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2011, 06:49:33 PM »
Well, I use to live not too far from you guys. I lived in Salina, Kansas and worked at the Salina Fire Department for going on eleven years and also worked for Beech Aircraft befor the fire department and and was one of the first to be hired when Beech started the wing section there in Salina at the old Air Base. I was shipped out from Fort Riley to VietNam with the big Red One back in 65 and the Army was my first job.  All three of my girls were born there in Salina as well as my wife. Lived here in Mayfield since 1976.  Retired from General Tire and Rubber Co. back in 97. Went to work for Beech after I got back from Nam. Been to Cunningham one time. Small town north west of me.

Thanks for serving and glad you made it back. . . .  8)

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2011, 02:08:54 PM »
Well, I use to live not too far from you guys. I lived in Salina, Kansas and worked at the Salina Fire Department for going on eleven years and also worked for Beech Aircraft befor the fire department and and was one of the first to be hired when Beech started the wing section there in Salina at the old Air Base. I was shipped out from Fort Riley to VietNam with the big Red One back in 65 and the Army was my first job.  All three of my girls were born there in Salina as well as my wife. Lived here in Mayfield since 1976.  Retired from General Tire and Rubber Co. back in 97. Went to work for Beech after I got back from Nam. Been to Cunningham one time. Small town north west of me.
my brother  in law owned  B&M tire in cunningham

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2011, 02:59:49 PM »
I hope you got some good deals from him on tires. I take it he does not own B&M any more?

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2011, 03:57:32 PM »
nope he moved on to better things after like 25 yrs. in the tire biz

 

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