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

 

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humbler

M–48
Evansville, Indiana
United States

 

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby Recreation

“Ol red”

1970 Pontiac GTO

“humbler”

 
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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!

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About “humbler”

I was born in 1966 so I missed the musclecar era but my love affair of Pontiacs (particularly GTO’s) started at a very young age. I was brought home from the hospital in a brand new 1966 GTO. But this is not about me. This is about the 1970 GTO that I own.
I’ve always wanted a GTO but either they were sold before I could go and look, were to much money, or were way past my ability to bring back to life (You know the phone conversation “just needs paint” yeah bring boxes and a truck). In 1991, I had to sell my 1986 Buick Grandnational because of financial reasons (Bills before toys). So I had to get another car to drive to work and I decided to get a Pontiac.
I was looking through the local paper and found a 1970 GTO for $3,500. I found a dark green 1970 GTO (350hp 400, auto) with dark green interior and dark green vinyl top. What really interested me about the car was it was fully loaded (posi, pwr steering, pwr disc brakes, pwr windows, pwr locks, pwr trunk release, ac, am/fm radio, rally gauges, cruise control, tail light indicator, map lights). It was rough but not as bad as some that I looked at so I decide to take it for a test drive I thought if it runs I could work on the looks a little at a time. Well, it had no power at all. So with a heavy heart I drove away thinking will I ever own a GTO?
In 1996 I was driving home from work and in the front yard of a house was a beautiful palisade green with dark green interior and dark green vinyl top 1970 GTO for sale. I drove home and got the wife to look at the car (I probably broke a few traffic laws). The GTO was 90% done it was everything I was looking for. The lady came out and said her husband had done all the work. I asked how much she said $11,500 I thought I was going to cry the same old story dejected again I went home.
A year later I saw someone local was starting a GTO club so I called him and told him that I didn’t own a car but that I was interested in joining he said that was fine and to come out to the meeting at the local Pontiac dealership. They were having the meeting in the service bay and some of the members drove their cars. Sitting there was that palisade green GTO and it belonged to the president of the club. Him and me became good friends and I became newsletter editor for the club.
About a year later I was meeting with him to discuss what to put in the newsletter and he told me he was going to sell the GTO because he needed the money. After trying to talk him out of it I asked how much he was going to sell it for. My jaw probably hit the floor I said you know you can sell it for twice what your asking and he said yeah but I need the money. I told him give me Monday or Tuesday because I’m buying the car.
It took me all day Monday to find a bank that would loan money on a 1970 GTO. When we signed the title over he had some pictures of the car and gave them to me. Looking through them there was that dark green 1970 GTO that I had test-drove. I asked him if this was the same car and he said yes that was before it was restored.
So now I own the car that have looked at three times for sale (third times a charm). In 1998, my son was born and I went home and got the GTO and brought him home from the hospital. I figure like father like son.

 

Specs for “Ol red”

1965 Mustang Shelby Recreation


Vehicle Description

Engine:
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

Brakes:

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







Interior:

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 Springs..got em !
New Rear Spring Urethane Bushings..got em !
Trunk Modified with Custom Subwoofer and Capacitor
Trunk Lined with Black Carpet
Custom Billet Aluminum Battery Box..got it !
Time to install everything !

Specs for “humbler”

Exterior - Palisade Green
Interior - Dark Green
Cordova Top - Dark Green (CO8)
400/350hp (YS)
Automatic (M40)
3.23 Safe-T-Track Diff (G80)

 

Factory Options for “Ol red”

see spec sheet

Factory Options for “humbler”

Radio AM/FM Stereo (U58)
Mirror Visor Vanity (D34)
Mirror - DS Remote Control (D33)
Belts - Custom (AK1)
Steering Wheel - Custom Sport (N34)
Wheels - Rally II (N98)
Cruise Control (K30)
Rally Gauge Cluster - Clock (W63)
Console (D55)
Power Steering (N41)
Power Brakes - Disc Front (JL2)
Steering Wheel Tilt (N33)
Mats - Front Floor (B32)
Glass - Soft Ray - All Windows (AO1)
Power Windows (A31)
Deck Lid - Remote Control (A90)
Air Conditioning (C60)
Springs, Shocks - Ride Handling (Y96)
Rear Light Monitor (U46)
Lamp - Luggage (U25)
Dome Reading Lamp (C89)
Lamp - Underhood (U26)
Guards - Door Edge (B93)
Battery - Heavy Duty (UA1)
Mouldings - Wheel House Opening (B96)
Air Cleaner - Heavy Duty (K45)
Power Door Locks (AU3)

 

Mods for “Ol red”

see spec sheet

Mods for “humbler”

she is a numbers matching, date code factory car

 

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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Cover photo of boy and his goat album
boy and his goat
Photos: 30
 

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