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Old 03-08-2004, 02:17 AM
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Correct period mods for muscle car

I'm eighteen and I've got a 68' mustang coupe with a 289. I would like to keep the car true to what it would have been if it were a fast street car in 1968, yet I wasn't around then so I'm hoping some of you guys could help me out. I am more concerned with the aesthetics but engine to-do's and to-don'ts would be appreciated. The things I am considering doing but don't know if they are period modifications are: after market steering wheel change to a chrome three spoke design, window tinting (not to dark), a moderate rake with slightly larger tires in the rear, a cowl induction hood and a steering column mounted tach. If you had a Mustang in sixties I would be interested in hearing about your setup. Thanks for your help.

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You are pretty much on the mark....one suggestion, as to wheels. A nice set of Cragar SS, American Tork Thrusts or 200S, or a set of Fenton aluminum slotted wheels. Non of this fancy crap they have today.

We, in our area anyways, didn't go big for the window tint.
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I had Keystone Classics on mine. Hang some "slapper bars" on the rear springs. Hood pins.
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Yeah, forgot about them, I never liked tham much (rusted alot), but a buddy of mine would wet his pants when he saw some.......
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Lose the cowl induction hood. If you want to be period correct go with a Cobra style hood scoop like this or one of the raised tear drop rear induction scoops like this. Cowl induction hoods for Mustangs really didn't come out till the late '70s.

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Loose the cowl induction hood. If you want to be period correct go with a Cobra style hood scoops like this or one of the raised tear drop rear induction scoops like this. Cowl induction hoods for Mustangs really didn't come out till the late '70s.

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THANK YOU FOR THAT SUGGESTION!

The 289/302 68 MUSTANG was far from being a fast street car. You might consider upping the engine (if you don't want to go with a 390/428) to a 347 or even a 351W installation dressed as a late sixties small block but with TOTAL PERFORMANCE carb/intake (aftermarket headers or tri-y'S) to still have it appear to be from that period.
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Cool





Shaker Hood;



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It all depends on how slick you want to present it.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I've already got the hood pins and I like them and I'm thinking about the torque trust II wheels. So the tinting is a no? Thanks.
There is a picture in the gallery if you care to see what I'm working with. Now I have Goodyear Eagle GT II's instead of Eagle ST's.

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