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Cars > Challenges > “Ol red” Vs “Coupevertible”


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Austin, Texas
United States


1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby Recreation

“Ol red”

1966 Ford Mustang


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About “Ol red”

This car has evolved to what you see now but originally it was aqua green with white interior , automatic and Rust!
Owned since 1979 (my college beater) this is the second Restoration and Modification. See Spec Page for a full description and pics show the beast from freshly painted shell to finished product.

3-24-07 New pictures Coming Soon ...Flaming River Tilt wheel, Unisteer power rack and pinion, Alpine Stereo, New Trunk Mods, Aluminum Radiator, Electric Fan, UNGO Alarm System ..etc all being installed

9-18-08 New Stainless Steel hood hinges , new Open Letter Cobra Valve Covers, New Heavy Duty reverse Leaf rear Springs and new urethane bushings being installed New pictures Coming Soon!

See new Pictures!

About “Coupevertible”

Custom Hardtop / Softtop Conversion
408ci Stroker, Megasquirt EFI w/Holley 900cfm Throttle Body Injection, Unisteer Power Rack & Pinion Steering, TCP tubular coil-over suspension, Richmond 5 Speed, Mark Williams 35 Spline Rearend

Originally a pale yellow 289ci automatic coupe.

I cut off the original hardtop and can either bolt it back on, install the custom vinyl top, or have her go topless.

VIDEO: Flyin over the camera
VIDEO: 3 shift burnout
VIDEO: Autocross racing


Specs for “Ol red”

1965 Mustang Shelby Recreation

Vehicle Description

Original 289 Bored .030 over
TRW Forged Pistons
TRW Off Road Cam
Rhoads Lifters
Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake Port matched
Holley Avenger 670 cfm Carb
1 Inch Carb Spacer
Original Heads Ported and Polished
Stainless Steel Oversize Valves 1.90 Intake 1.60 Exhaust
Tri-y Headers Ceramic Coated
1.6 Steel Comp Cams Roller Rockers
Pertronix Ignitor III Distributor w multispark built in!
Pertronix III Coil
Pertronix 8mm Spark Plug Wires
Polished spark plug wire mounts
High Volume Oil Pump
Cobra 7 Quart Oil Pan With Windage tray
Oil Cooler
Aluminum Radiator with Electric Fan
Flowcooler Water Pump impeller upgrade
Cobra Valve Covers
Ron Morris Performance Motor Mounts
New Chrome 100 AMP Alternator with Hi Po Pulley
Julian’s Custom Polished Stainless Steel hood hinges
Trunk Mounted Battery with Kill Switch

1965 Mustang Shelby Recreation


Front: Lincoln Versailles Front Disc Calipers and Spindles
Semi Metallic Pads
Rear: Lincoln Mark 7 Rear Calipers
Front and Rear Cross-drilled and Slotted Rotors
Wilwood Proportioning Valve
Power Booster with Dual Master Cylinder
Mustang Steve Ball Bearings on Brake and Clutch Pedal
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Converted Disc Parking Brake

Transmission and Clutch:

Borg Warner T-5 World Class
Pro 5.0 Shifter
Converted Hurst Shifter
Mustang Steve Cable Clutch Conversion
Diaphragm Clutch
Roller Ball Bearing Pedals
Roller Input Shaft Bearing

Rear End :

9 Inch Ford with 3.70 Traction Lock

1965 Mustang Shelby Recreation

Fuel System:

Holley Avenger 670 CFM
High Volume Mechanical Pump
Stainless Steel Fuel Line
20 Gallon Fuel Tank

Rear Suspension :

Mustangs Unlimited Rear Leaf Springs
Shelby Under Ride Traction Bars
Ron Morris Performance Shock Mounts
1 Inch Lowering Blocks
KYB Gas Shocks
Sub Frame Connectors

Front Steering and Suspension:

Unisteer Power Rack and Pinion 2.7 turns lock to lock
Relocated Upper Control Arms per Shelby Specs
600Lb Coil Springs Cut 2/3rd of coil
KYB Gas Shocks
1 Inch Sway Bar
Export Brace
Monte Carlo Bar
Wedge Kit
Lower Control Arm Weld in Adjustment
Roller Spring Perches
Street or Track Adjustable Strut Rods

Wheels and Tires:

American Racing 15*7 Torque Thrust Wheels
225/60/R15 BF Goodrich Radial TA’s
Nitrogen Gas Filled
Tony D Branda Front “R” Wheel Trim
American Racing Chrome Rear Caps

Body / Exterior :

Ford Candy Apple Red
Shelby Wimbleton White Stripes Buried in Clear
Clear Coated Side GT 350 Rocker Decal
1966 Shelby Grill
1965 Fiberglass Shelby “R” Front End with Fog Lights
Custom Lower “R” Grille
Shaved emblems Per Shelby Specs
Fiberglass Shelby Hood with Scoop
1966 Shelby Cobra Gas Cap
GT 350 Rear Emblem
Rear Sequential Turn Signals and 3rd Brake Light


2003 Mazda 6 Leather Seats
Power Driver Side Seat
Ungo remote entry and Alarm System
Hidden Power Windows (Crank Activated)
Power Door Locks
Old Air Products Hurricane Air Conditioning
Alpine Stereo with Six Speakers
Alpine Amplifier w/ Subwoofer Output
Ipod Integration
Radar Detector
Shelby Tach and Oil pressure Pod
Billet Aluminum Cobra Racing Pedals
Flaming River Tilt Steering Column
Lecarra GT350 Wood Steering Wheel
Rear Antenna
Padded Console

Future Upgrades Planned

Mustangs Plus Reverse Eyelet Leaf em !
New Rear Spring Urethane em !
Trunk Modified with Custom Subwoofer and Capacitor
Trunk Lined with Black Carpet
Custom Billet Aluminum Battery it !
Time to install everything !

Specs for “Coupevertible”

Dyno 06/2013: 425 RWHP / 408 RWTQ
1/4 mile 06/2005: 12.34 @ 116mph / 2.08 60' ( All weather radials )
Dry weight: 2900lbs


Factory Options for “Ol red”

see spec sheet

Factory Options for “Coupevertible”

No factory options listed.


Mods for “Ol red”

see spec sheet

Mods for “Coupevertible”

General information:

Solar Yellow with Black LeMans stripes
Custom hardtop/softtop conversion
Scat 408w stroker ( 351 windsor block )
Holley COMMANDER 950 900cfm TBI ( 534-173 )
4 85pph Injectors - low impedance 1.4 ohms ( 522-43 )
MegaSquirt II ECU
Richmond 5 speed transmission
Mark Williams 35 spline spool and axles
Nodular 3rd member with 3.00:1 gears
Unisteer Power Rack & Pinion steering

Interior Details:

Interior: Black upholstery / carpet
Tach: Autometer 3.5" Chrome
Gauges: Nordskog Digital/Programmable Speedometer
Gauges: Innovate XD16 Wideband o2
Gauges: DIN style Fuel/Temp/Volt gauge
Roll Bar: Custom 6 point
Seat: Aftermarket Racing
Harness: RCI 5 point
Steering Wheel: Aftermarket

Exterior Details:

Exterior paint: Nissan Solar Yellow with gloss Black stripes
Fibreglass: Shelby racing apron, Shelby side scoops, Eleanor hood, Chin spoiler, 3.25" flared front fenders, 3.5" rear fender flares, Decklid with spoiler
Top: Original hardtop and custom vinyl softtop
Misc: Shelby style foglamp kit

Performance Details:

408ci Engine Details:
Cubic Inches: 408 (stroked 351W)
Compression: 10.7:1
Crankshaft: SCAT 9000 series
Bore: 4.030
Stroke: 4.00
Rods: SCAT Forged H Beam 6.2"
Pistons: Probe Forged 19.3cc dish
Timing Chain: Edelbrock Double Roller
Oil Pan: Milodon 8qt.
Crank Dampner: Summit SFI
Motor Mounts: Prothane urethane

Cylinder Head Details:
Brand & Model: Air Flow Research AFR205
Valves: 2.08 / 1.60
Port Work: CNC ported and polished
Components: Air Flow Research valvesprings
Rockers: Crane Gold 1.6 Roller 3/8 stud ( 974D ) Summit 1.72

Camshaft Details:
Brand & Model: Crower 15445
Duration adv int/exh (0.050 int/exh): 285/292 (254/260)
Gross lift int/exh: 0.642/0.578 (1.72/1.6 rockers)
Lobe Separation: 106
Cam advance/retard: Straight up
Lash: .022" intake and .024" exhaust
Lifters: Crower mechanical roller

Induction System Details:
Intake: Edelbrock Victor Jr 351W
Port Work: Matched
TBI: Holley 900cfm throttle body w/quad 85pph injectors
AFR: LC-1 Wideband O2 kit
Fuel Pump: NAPA inline
Air Filter: K&N 14x4

Exhaust System Details:
Hedders: Hedman Shorty 351W Swap
Pipe Diameter: 3"
X-Pipe: Pypes
Mufflers: Magnaflow
Tailpipes: Custom over axle with mufflers at rear bumper

Ignition Details:
Distributor: Mallory Unilite with HEI conversion cap
Ignition: Mallory HyFIRE IVc
Coil: MSD Blaster HVC-II
Wires: Ford Motorsport 9mm plug wires
Plugs: Autolite 3924 or NGK V Power Spark Plug (BKR7E-11)
ECU: MegaSquirt II v3.0

Cooling Details:
Radiator: AFCO Racing alum. 19x26x3
Fan: Perma-Cool 18" 2950cfm electric with thermal controller
Water Pump: Stock 289
Temp sender: GM 25036135

Drivetrain Details:
Transmission: Richmond aluminum 5 speed (RMG-7041710A)
Gear ratios: 3.28, 2.13, 1.57, 1.24, 1.00:1
Flywheel: 13lb Zoom Aluminum (60-3101) w/ARP bolts
Pressure plate: McLeod 800 series 11" diaphram style (360850)
Clutch Setup: McLeod Alum / bronze 11" (260571)
Driveshaft: Shortened with 1350 U joints
Axle housing: 1/2 Ton Truck, narrowed
Axle flanges: Large bearing early Ford 3.5"x2.375" 3.150 dia
Axles: Mark Williams 35 spline
Carrier: Nodular Ford 9"
Differential: Mark Williams full spool
Gear Set: Superior Gear 3.00:1
Clutch Linkage: McLeod hydraulic throwout bearing with Wilwood master cylinder
Shifter: Hurst Drag Racing H pattern with custom adjustable shift handle (Hurst VGate in storage)
Miscellaneous: Hurst Roll Control Linelock
Alternator: PowerMaster 100a internally regulated

Audio/Video Details

Head Unit: Pioneer
Front Speakers: Kenwood 6x9
Rear Speakers: Sony XPlod 10" (2)
Amplifier: 200 watt brigeable

Steering/Suspension Details:

Steering: Unisteer Power Rack & Pinion
Front UCA: TCP Mark II tubular
Front LCA: CPP Mini subframe w/tubular LCAs
Springs Front: 600 lb/in TCP Coil-over with 2" drop plate
Springs Rear: 5 leaf reverse eye
Control Arms: Grab-A-Track (upper relocated 1" lower)
Front Antisway: 1"
Rear Antisway: 3/4"
Front Shocks: VariShock single adjustable
Rear Shocks: KYB Gas-A-Just
Bushings: All polyurethane
Subframe Connectors: Competition Engineering
Traction Devices: Underride Traction bars (welded)

Wheel Details:

Brakes front: 11" 4 piston disc ( '67 calipers )
Brakes rear: SSBC 10.5" 1 piston disc ( SUM-BK1327-X )
Master Cyl: Manual dual bowl for 4 wheel disc setup
Prop valve: Wilwood
Wheels: American Racing Torque Thrust II 17x11 ( 5.25" BS )
Tires: Nitto 555 275x40x17 / 315x35x17
Slicks: Mickey Thompson 10x26 r15

Painless wiring kit
Rear coilover conversion
Tremec TKO


Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of New Improvements ! album
New Improvements !
Photos: 12
Cover photo of Ol red Pics album
Ol red Pics
Photos: 34

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