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MAGAZINE                                                            WINTER EDITION 2009


RESTOMODING
                                                                    • Restomod News!
                                                                    • Car Show Winners!

ACROSS AMERICA!
                                                                    • Late Model Mods,
                                             pg. 28                   & much more inside!
Spring is around the corner,
so get your pony ready for
our April Car Show!
  SAVE THE DATE:
APRIL 25, 2009




                                                                       READ ALL ABOUT IT!
                                                                    COMPLETE STORY ON PAGE 14




pg. 8                               pg. 12                          pg. 29




Another Hot Restomod Rolls out...    Goodbye Sway, Hello Control!     Mustang Dreams Come True!



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MAGAZINE                                                                                                        WINTER 2009


2010 MUSTANG REVEAL!
READ ALL ABOUT IT ON PAGE 14




                                           8                                                    20                        28



                    6   Hot New Products     Cool new parts for your pony from Mustangs Plus!
                                                                                                          JOIN THE MCA TODAY!
INSIDE THIS ISSUE




                    8   Restomod News      Look at what just came out of the Restomod Shop!


                    12 In The Garage   Take that “sway” away by installing a front sway bar!


                    14 2010 Mustang Reveal         First glimpse of the hottest ponies of the new year!


                    20 Speed Shifter Install      Shift into high gear and install one today!


                    23 Cool Late Model Mods        Hot new mods for your 2005-’08 Mustangs!


                    24 October Car Show      We have the winners list and a message from Ron :)


                    28 Restomoding Across America                What’s happening across the USA
                       HOT NEW PRODUCTS
                                TRI-BAR HEADLAMP                          CHROME “ TURBINE” HORN KIT                                             UNIVERSAL 2 DOOR REMOTE
                                WITH TURN SIGNAL                     Get yourself a pair of these chrome “turbine” horns
                                                                     and let yourself be heard with a dual-tone sound!
                                                                                                                                                     CENTRAL LOCK KIT
                                  & COLOR DOTS                       Easy Installation Ideal for antique vehicles.                                                     You can activate your
                                                                                                                                                                       locks using your origi-
                                                                                                                                                                       nal plungers, eliminat-
                                                                                                                                                                       ing the need to mount
                                                                                                                                                                       switches in your door
#14764
                                                                                                                                                                       or fill in the hole left by
Tri-Bar Headlight Conversion replaces the popular                                                                                                                      your original hole plung-
7” sealed beam round headlights. Built in turn sig-                                                                                                                    ers. When the plunger
nal makes it ideal for factory or after market appli-                Chrome turbine dual tone horns                                                                    in your drivers door is
cations. Headlights feature interchangeable color                    ...............................................#14702    $74.95 pr                                depressed or raised, or
dots allowing you to easily customize the color and                                                                                                                    your key is turned, the
appearance of your headlights! Uses a replaceable                                                                                         other door in your vehicle automatically power locks
H4 bulb to give you the best visibility. Omni-View                        1969 FASTBACK BODY SHELL WITH                                   or unlocks. This is accomplished with an exclusive
technology to ensure maximum light output. The Tri-
Bar Constructed of a lightweight plastic case with a
                                                                               DOORS AND TRUNK LID                                        5-wire actuators with built in micro-switches, which
                                                                                                                                          communicate with one another simultaneously, re-
glass lens. Includes removable rubber seal to pre-                                                                                        sulting in prompt, professional performance!
vent moisture build up and access when replacing
H4 bulbs. Includes Limited Lifetime Warranty                                                                                              Remote door lock kit
                                                                                                                                          ........................................... #14768   $139.95 ea
Tri-bar with amber signal and color dots
...............................................#14764 $79.95 ea
Tri-bar with clear signal and color dots                                                                                                  DUAL EXHAUST
...............................................#14705 $74.95 ea
                                                                                                                                          FLAME THROWER KIT
                                                                                                                                          The exhaust flame
Tri-bar and color dots (no signal)
                                                                                                                                          thrower kit is a must
............................................... #14767   $34.95 ea                                                                        have for all Mustangs
                                                                                                                                          and hot rods. The kit
                                      SNAKE EYE                      A licensed restoration part completely assembled                     can make up to 20’
                                                                                                                                          flames shoot out your
                                    HEADLAMP WITH                    from the radiator core support to the tail lamp panel
                                                                     and from the frame rails to the roof. This body in-                  exhaust on command.
                                     TURN SIGNAL                     cludes most of the structural parts, brackets, and                   The kit’s main control
                                                                                                                                          box will control 2 spark
                                             #14766                  braces welded in place, plus doors and deck lid al-
                                                                     ready assembled. It is a bare metal shell with unfin-                 plug for optimal performance on dual exhaust ve-
                                                                     ished welds. Very little body work or adjustments are                hicles. Easy installation and detailed instruction
                                                                     required and the hard part will be deciding on interior              ensures compatibility with most exhaust systems.
                                                                     colors and keeping track of which bolt goes where.                   The kit includes control box, activation button, wire
                                                                              Delivery only to the United States.                         loom, and wire diagram. Please note the kit does
BRIGHT CHOICE! The AutoLöc Snake Eye Head-                           $495.00 crating and handling fee. Body, crating &                    not include the 2 coils and 2 spark plugs needed for
light Conversion replaces the popular 7” sealed                      handling fee, and freight will be prepaid by customer                installation. Some vehicles require additional parts.
beam round headlights used in many cars and                          via money order or cashiers check only.
trucks. Uses a replaceable H4 bulb to give you the                                                                                        NOTE: Please note this kit is for recreational use
best visibility possible. Features AutoLöc’s exclu-                  1969 Body shell with doors and trunk lid                             only. Mustangs Plus is not responsible for property
sive Omni-View technology to ensure maximum                          ............................................#14831 $16,500.00        damage or injuries caused by this kit.
light output. Easy installation even for the “week-                                                                                       Flame thrower kit
end” mechanic.
                                                                          ADJUSTABLE POWER                                                ........................................... #14769   $139.95 ea
Snake Eye with amber signal
...............................................#14765    $74.95 ea         STEERING VALVE
                                                                     Tune your power steering with our new
Snake Eye (no signal) ............#14766                 $29.95 ea   Adjustable Power Steering Valve. It
                                                                     allows you to set, or ‘tune’, the ‘feel’ of
                                                                     your power steering with just the turn
 1964-66 IGNITION SWITCH PIGTAIL                                     of a knob. The high pressure steering
NEW! Ignition switch pigtail correct as original repair              fluid goes thru the lower high pressure passage to
harness that requires splicing.                                      the rack and back thru the upper low pressure line
                                                                     to the reservoir. As the knob is turned counter-clock-
                                                                     wise, the needle valve is raised up which allows the                   MUSTANGS PLUS CARRIES A FULL LINE
                                                                     high pressure fluid to bleed off into the return line,
                                                                     which reduces pressure to the rack and pinion to                       OF HEIDT’S HOT ROD AND MUSCLE CAR
                                                                     tighten the feel of the steering. Go from full power to
                                                                     almost full manual with just the turn of the knob!
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                                                                     Heidt’s power steering valve
                                                                     ........................................... #14858      $84.95 ea
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 UPPER & LOWER NOSE SECTIONS                                                                                                                               PROGRAMMABLE
                                                            Lower control arm eccentric kit. Prevents loss of
                                                            camber and toe-in adjustments. On 65-66 models,
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                                                            this kit eliminates the need of adding or removing
                                                            shims to the upper control                                                                    FAN CONTROLLER
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                                                                                                                          This water resistant controller is programmable, and
                                                            65-66 All ............................. #14688   $99.95 kit
                                                                                                                          will read almost all OEM and Aftermarket sensors on
                                                            67-70 All ............................. #14689   $74.95 kit   the market. .......................... #14596 $164.95 ea

65-66 Upper nose section ..........................#14726   1965-70 FASTBACK FOLD DOWN SEAT                               -Programmable to activate at any temperature
                                                                                                                          -Factory programmed to 160° Low, 200° High
65-66 Lower nose section ..........................#14727           ASSEMBLY W/TRIM                                       -Variable speed for reduced fan noise
                                                                                                                          -Uses OEM or optional SPAL Temp Sensor
                                                                                                     REVITALIZE
        TUBULAR EXPORT BRACE
                                                                                                                          -Waterproof extruded aluminum construction
                                                                                                   YOUR FASTBACK          -LED indicators for High, Low, and A/C
These export braces will work with a stock shock                                                     INTERIOR!
mounts and Global West’s new coilover kits! 4 bar is a
ridge mount for maintaining tower integrity. There are
no rod ends in the system that allow deflection.
                                                                                                     65-66 ..#14371
                                                                                                        ONLY $879.95
                                                                                                                                   2005-08 DEAD PEDALS
                                                                                                     67-70 ..#14491
                                                               front & back                             ONLY $995.95
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                                                               SEAT BACK & BOTTOM FRAME                                     (#14611)       (#14610)        (#14609)         (#14608)
                                                            Winter projects are on their way                              05-09   W/Shelby super snake lettering ........#14611
65-66 Black ....................... #14729   $239.95 ea     and Mustangs Plus can supply                                  05-09   W/GT500 lettering.............................#14610
65-66 Chrome ................... #14730      $364.95 ea     you with all the neccessary                                   05-09   Snake w/ Shelby GT lettering ...........#14609
                                                            parts for your Mustang restora-                               05-09   Shelby Snake no lettering .................#14608
67-70 Black ....................... #14732   $239.95 ea
                                                            tion like these seat backs and
67-70 Chrome ................... #14731      $364.95 ea     bottom frames!                                                  YOUR CHOICE ONLY $39.95 ea
 FLUID ZAP DISPOSABLE SHOP PAD
                                                            65-67 RH ..........#14650

                          Forget laundered shop             65-67 LH ...........#14651
                          towels--FluidZap pads from
                          Mr. Gasket are the highly          ONLY $449.95 ea
                          absorbent, disposable al-                                                                        (#14607)       (#14606)       (#14605)         (#14604)
                          ternative. Each pad has
                                                                                                                          05-09   Running Horse w/GT/CS lettering ....#14607
                          a cellulose core to absorb
                          over half a quart of oil,
                                                                  1969 MAGNESSIUM SHAKER                                  05-09   Running Horse no lettering ...............#14606
                                                            Excellent reproduction                                        05-09   Running Horse w/GT lettering...........#14605
                          grease, or other mechani-
                                                            of the original shaker.                                       05-09   Running Horse w/Mustang lettering..#14604
                          cal fluids, and the poly-
                                                            Base & seal not included.
                          propylene backing keeps
                          those fluids from leaking
                          through. They’re tough
                                                            #14744
                                                                                                                                   MAIER RACING
                          enough to resist tearing
                          under rough conditions,               $899.95 ea                                                 1965-70 SUBFRAME CONNECTORS
                          and they can withstand
                          temperatures of up to 210
degrees F. FluidZap pads also make it easy to trans-
port and dispose of spilled fluids via approved, safe                                 1969-70 VENT                         LESSFLEXANDBODYROLLEQUALSMORECONTROL!
methods. Use them to clean up spills, put them on
the floor under leaking equipment, or clean up tools
                                                                                  WINDOW ASSEMBLIES
and hands with them--there’s always a fresh, clean                                69-70 RH................ #14372
FluidZap pad ready for the job.                                                                                           65-70 Coupe/Fastback ....... #14612          $279.95 pr
                                                                                  69-70 LH ................ #14373
                                                                                                                          65-70 Convertible ............... #14613     $279.95 pr
     GREAT FOR THE HOME GARAGE!                                                         ONLY $101.95 ea
65-66 17” X 23” pad ............... #14761     $2.50 ea                                                                   67-70 Cougar ..................... #14612    $279.95 pr




                   HOT NEW PRODUCTS
                         R ESTOMOD N EWS
                         By Ron Bramlett                                       Another Restomod Mustang Is On The Loose!
                                                             GET YOUR 45TH
                                                          ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS   On December 19th, Tim Riley picked up his 1967 Restomod Mustang
                                                              ON PAGE 19!
                                                                               that he had The Restomod Shop build over the past several months. I
                                                                               must say, it is a beautiful car! Originally equipped with a “C” code 289
  Mustang’s 45th Anniversary 3 Months Away                                     2V V8 engine and 4 speed transmission, it left The Restomod Shop with
It’s hard to believe that the Mustang is going to be 45 years old on April     a Smeding Performance small block 427 Windsor engine, a Tremec 5-
17th, 2009 but it’s true. America’s favorite pony car is what many of us       speed transmission, 9” rear end with 3:50 gears and Wilwood 4-wheel
would consider middle aged. But, as you can tell by this months center         disc brakes. Quite a difference in performance from the stock 289, 4-
fold, all is well in Mustang Land! Ford has given the Mustang a sexy           speed, 8” rear end and drum brakes!
new face lift, added a bunch of new options such as the full tinted glass
roof (which just happens to be my personal favorite!), a supercharged
engine option and kept the price well within the affordable range for
most new car buyers. If they can’t seduce some of the GM and Mopar
fans over from the dark side with the 2010 Mustang, then I guess it’s
just impossible to do!




                                                                                   Tim Riley stands next to his beautiful ‘67 Restomod Mustang
                                                                                   in The Restomod Shop assembly room. The tires and wheels
                                                                                   are loaners as Tim is having custom wheels made. We can’t
                                                                                   wait to see them in April at the Mustangs Plus Display!

                                                                               As Tim’s Mustang was being assembled in the assembly shop, most of
                                                                               the people who saw it asked exactly what the colors were. It’s been a
    For 2010, A supercharged 4.6 will be available. This 2010                  long time since I’ve seen any car generate as much interest in colors
    Mustang has both the supercharged engine and glass roof .                  as Tim’s Mustang did. Actually, the colors were selected by Tim from
    It was both mine and Cindy’s favorite Mustang displayed                    new cars that he saw. Many people assumed that the stripes were silver.
    at the Mustang Reveal on November 18th, 2008.                              But, in reality, they are a very light blue. When Terry and The Restomod
                                                                               Shop crew painted Tim’s Mustang, Tim gave them the paint color codes.
I’ve been told that the first 2010 Mustangs will be delivered sometime in       That’s how the paint was ordered. So, if you want to know exactly what
February so they will be present at the Mustang 45th Anniversary Show.         colors Tim chose, you’ll have to ask him!
I also have no doubt that there will be a few on the Mustangs Across
America cross country trip. So, if you’re going to buy one, wouldn’t it
be a great piece of history for your new 2010 to be a part of this event? I
sure think it would. But hurry. In just 3 short months on April 9th, Cindy
and I will be leaving Stockton to drive to Las Vegas and meet up with the
Mustangs Across America group for our drive to Birmingham, Alabama
for the 45th Anniversary Show and all of it’s festivities. If you’ve ever
wanted in on an event like this, it’s not too late for you to join the party
and come on the cruise with hundreds of other Mustang owners! Just go
to www.mustangsacrossamerica.com and see what it’s all about!

As for the Mustangs Plus April Display, it will be held on Saturday, April
25th so Cindy and I should be back for it with all kinds of tales of our
5,000 mile trip. And, some of them will actually be true! So come on
                                                                                   Tim had The Restomod Shop mold in all of the Eleanor body
out and spend the day with us and hundreds of other Mustang enthusiast
                                                                                   pieces that were used on his car. Here you see the side exhaust
who look forward to our show every year. Be sure to look for the entry
                                                                                   and side scoop. Terry and his crew paid a lot of attention to
form on line at our website, www.mustangsplus.com and also in the                  detail and did a great job on Tim’s Restomod Mustang!
next Restomod Magazine. Hopefully, we’ll see you there!



8         Restomod magazine
Another thing to keep in mind is that Tim special ordered a custom set          their own time and at their own expense. So, the people who are elected
of wheels for his Mustang and at the time he came to pick it up, they           to these offices are dedicated MCA members.
weren’t ready. So, we loaned him a set of 18” Torque II wheels until
his are finished. So, the next time you see Tim’s Mustang, it will have          As a national club, the MCA builds relationships with people and busi-
his “mystery wheels” on it and the car will look different than it does         nesses from all over the world. A very good example of this is the MCA’s
in these pictures.                                                              relationship with Ford Motor Company. When Ford Motor Company
                                                                                wants to know what Mustang owners are thinking, they contact the MCA.
                                                                                This is exactly what Ford did back in May of 2008 when they had 10
                                                                                MCA National Directors come to Dearborn to see the 2010 Mustang
                                                                                prototype. Afterward, we were asked to write down our impressions.
                                                                                Many people don’t realize it, but without the MCA input to Ford, there
                                                                                probably wouldn’t have been a 1994 Mustang. Or, if there would have
                                                                                been, it would have been a front wheel drive. My sources tell me that
                                                                                the Ford Probe was supposed to be the 1994 Mustang. Where would our
                                                                                hobby be today if that had happened? Also, remember the tail lights on
                                                                                the 1994 and 1995 Mustangs? It was the MCA that convinced Ford to
                                                                                make the change to the 3 lens upright design which has been used on
                                                                                the 1996 and up.
    The 1967 G.T.350 hood that Tim picked for his Restomod
    Mustang had louvers in the top that made the hood look                      On another level, the MCA has spent years understanding how the older
    great! 1967 G.T.350 hoods are longer than the stock hoods                   Mustangs were built, what is considered correct and original, and has
    and the louvers added a little extra eye candy on the already               put these facts together to come up with judging rules and categories for
    great looking hood!                                                         all Mustangs. It really means something for your Mustang win a Gold,
                                                                                Silver or Bronze award at a MCA National Show. Just ask any of those
Tim will be at the Mustangs Plus April Display so come and see this             people who have bought a Mustang, any Mustang, and paid thousands
beautiful Restomod Mustang! Hopefully, after Tim has it just the way            of dollars more for it at one of the auctions like Barrett-Jackson because
he wants it, I’ll be able to shot it and you’ll see it in a future edition of   it was an MCA Gold winner. Without the MCA to set that standard,
Restomod Magazine!                                                              how would anyone know the quality of the car they were buying? This
                                                                                effects every Mustang owner because it helps to keep the value of our
  “I Support My Local Mustang Club. Why                                         Mustangs higher.

Should I Join The Mustang Club of America?”                                     Another reason to belong to the MCA is because the MCA gives back so
Unfortunately, I hear this from Mustangers everywhere I go. The MCA is          much to the Mustang hobby. There are over 175 MCA Regional Mustang
a very important part of the Mustang hobby and yet most Mustang owners          Clubs all over the world. As an MCA Regional Club, the MCA helps
who are members of local Mustang clubs are not members of the MCA.              many of them by providing insurance under the MCA umbrella for their
It’s great to support your local Mustang club, but it’s also important to       car show and events that would cost them thousands of dollars a year.
support the MCA. They are two different entities that provide different         The cost for this coverage? Nothing. As an MCA Regional Club, the
benefits to the Mustang hobby. Allow me to try to explain to you how             club can apply for show insurance and hold their event knowing that
and why they’re different and why both need your support.                       the participants are protected and that their club is safe in the event of
                                                                                a problem. You’d be surprised at how many Mustang shows would not
First, let’s look at the average local Mustang club. Your local Mustang         happen if it weren’t for the MCA helping their Regional clubs. This
club is the place where you build friendships with local people who ap-         brings up the question. Is your local Mustang club an MCA Regional
preciate the Mustang the same as you do. With them, you’ll have outings,        Club? If not, why not? The MCA requirements are very minimal and the
shows, get togethers and monthly meetings. How your local club grows,           MCA is always looking for more ways to help. For more information,
how it donates to charities, the bonds it builds with local businesses and      go to www.mustang.org.
more is all in the club’s control. Sort of like a family. But, it’s very hard
for local clubs to build relationships outside their area. The time, energy     I didn’t get around to building friendships all across the United States and
and money it takes to do this is usually not at the local clubs disposal.       the wonderful National shows that the MCA sponsors and host. These,
And this is where the MCA, as a national club, comes into play for all          along with the above, are just a few of the reasons I feel it’s important to
Mustang owners.                                                                 be a member of the MCA. It cost just $40.00 a year and if you join for
                                                                                5 years, you get the 5th year free. Each month, you’ll receive Mustang
Now, let’s look at the MCA. The MCA is the voice of the Mustang hobby           Times, the club magazine. For any true Mustang enthusiast, the magazine
that everyone hears on a national level. Currently, the MCA has around          alone is well worth the membership price. So think about it. The MCA
11,000 members. The MCA has 25 National Board of Directors. There are           needs everyone of us as members so that it can continue to be the voice
also 5 members of the Executive Board which include the President, Vice         of the Mustang hobby.
President, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President. These 30 people come
from all over the United States to run the MCA. Six national meetings               Until Next Time,
are held each year. National Board Members attend these meetings on
                                                                                      Happy Restomod’n!                     - Ron Bramlett
                                                                                                                        Winter 2009                     9
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                                                                                                                                      polyurethane frame bushing and end link kits! All
                                                                                                                                      metal frame brackets, and end link hardware are top
PLEASE STATE YEAR WHEN ORDERING                                                                                                       quality gold zinc chromate plated for longer life.


                                                                                                                                                          REG. $99.00
                    GRAB-A-TRAK UNDER RIDER TRACTION BARS
                                                      ®
                                                                                                                                                         ON SALE!
                                                                         Unlike Slapper Bars, Under Rider Traction Bars
                                                                         provide extra traction and control whether you are
                                                                                                                                                        ONLY $85.00
                                                                         accelerating or decelerating! (Weld in).

             TRACTION & CONTROL!
                                                                         65-66 Traction bars ............................. #646 67-
                                                                         70    Traction bars ............................. #647       63-65      1” sway bar kit .........................#10200
                                                                                                                                      66-69      1” sway bar kit .........................#10202
                                                                                             REG. $99.95 pr                           66-70      1” sway bar kit .........................#11200
                                                                                       ON SALE! $89.95                                71-73      1” sway bar kit .........................#10204



                GRAB-A-TRAK®                                                                                                                              REG. $109.00
  PERFORMANCE COIL SPRING KIT
 This kit will replace your front coil springs. Includes:                                                                                                ON SALE!
 Mustangs Plus 620 or GT coil springs, 2 coil spring
 perches plus polyurethane insulator pads.                                                                                                              ONLY $95.00
                     REG. $124.95 kit
               ON SALE! $109.95
                                                                                                                                      63-65      1 1/8” sway bar kit ................... #10201
 65-66 All ...................................................#8584
                                                                                                                                      66-70      1 1/8” sway bar kit ................... #10203
 67-73 All ....................................................#8584
                                                                                                                                      71-73      1 1/8” sway bar kit ................... #10205


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   GRAB-A-TRAK® PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION REBUILD KIT                                                                              GRAB-A-TRAK®
                                                                This complete kit is perfect for anyone who
                                                                wants to completely rebuild their front suspen-               PERFORMANCE SHOCK
                                                                sion! Plus, every part is backed with a lifetime
                                                                warranty against defects in workmanship and                      ABSORBER KIT
                                                                materials!
                                                                Kit includes:
                                                                    • Upper Control Arms
                                                                    • Lower Control Arms
                                                                    • Spring Perches
                                                                    • Polyurethane Coil Spring Insulators
                                                                    • Polyurethane Strut Rod Bushings
                                                                    • Polyurethane Frame Bushing Kits
                                                                    • Polyurethane End Link Kits

  65-66      Mustang (specify sway bar diameter). ................#8502     ONLY $329.95 kit
  67-73      Mustang (specify sway bar diameter). ................#8503


                             ADD ON A SET OF 620 COILS
                                 FOR ONLY $40.00                                   BONUS
                                                                                   DEAL!
                             American made, black powder coating with a
                           firmer spring and greatly improves the handling!
                           65-66 ........................... #8502 Reg. $79.00
                           67-73 ........................... #8503 Reg. $79.00
                                                                                                                       REG. $99.95 set           SALE! $89.95
                                                                                                                      When it comes to performance choose a name you

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                                                                                                                      shocks will give your pony that sure footed feeling
SUSPENSION REBUILD KIT                                           SPRING BUSHING KIT                                   you’ve been looking for whether you’re on city
                                                                                                                      streets or country roads.

                                                                                                    1965-73           65-70 2 rear shocks, 2 front shocks ..... #8572

                                                                                              Includes Shackle
                                                                                              and Eye Bushings

                                                                                                     #559
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                                                                                                                          POLYURETHANE SPRING
                                                                                                                                PERCHES
                                                               REG. $64.95 kit        SALE! $54.95
                                                             REPLACE YOUR OLD RUBBERS WITH
                                                                NEW POLYURETHANE ONES!
If your upper control arms can be rebuilt, and your
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save money by using this kit!
COMPONENTS:
 • Lower Control Arms
                                                                          GRAB-A-TRAK®
 • Upper Control Arm Shaft Kits                                  SUBFRAME CONNECTORS
 • Upper Ball Joints (specify 3 or 4-bolt)
 • Polyurethane Strut Rod Bushings
 • Polyurethane Sway Bar Frame Bushing Kits
                                                                                                                                        REG. $71.95 ea
 • Polyurethane Sway Bar End Link Kits                                                                                        TWO FOR ONLY $110.00
                  NOW ON SALE!
     REG. $209.00 kit                                                                                                      CADMIUM PLATED FOR
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                                                                          ON SALE! $119.95                            If you demand performance, Grab-A-Trak®
65-66 Suspension rebuild kit .................... #8516                                                               gold cadnium plated, polyurethane bushing coil
                                                                                                                      spring perches are what you’re looking for. The
                                                            For track cars or other application where increased       extra tough bushings give a firm ride and quick
67-73 Suspension rebuild kit .................... #8517     stiffness to the bottom of the car is needed.             responsiveness under any driving conditions.
 PLEASE SPECIFY SWAY BAR DIAMETER                           65-73    Coupe & Fastback ....................... #4092   65-73    Poly Perches set .......................... #6497


                                                                                                                                     Winter 2009                            11
                                                                                                                          Take That
                                         Mustangs Plus shows you how easy it is to install a Grab-A-T
    Grab-A-Trak 1” Front Sway Bar Kit
                                          Article and photos by Ron Bramlett and Brian Stemen

Someone once asked me, “What’s the easiest and least expensive thing I can           other side of the car that the turn is being made. In other words, during a turn
do to my classic Mustang that will make the biggest difference in the way            to the left, the right front tire will have weight transferred to it and the left
it drives and handles?” OK. You caught me. No one ever asked me that in              front wheel will have less weight on it. I’m sure you’ve all heard tires squeal
those exact words. Close, but not exact! But, if they did, I would tell them         as a car drives through a turn. Well, this is what a sway bar corrects.
that a larger front sway bar would be the thing they are after!
                                                                                     A sway bar helps to control the weight that is transferring from one tire to
The reason for this is that Ford, either to save money or because they just          the other. The bigger the sway bar, the more weight transfer is controlled.
didn’t know any better, put whimpy little anti-roll bars, which we now call          This is because the sway bar is attached to the frame rails of the car with
sway bars, on their passenger cars of the 1960’s. It took Carroll Shelby and         frame bushings and each end of the sway bar is attached to the lower control
his racing team to build a real honest to goodness sway bar for the Mustang          arms with end links. As the car starts to lean, the sway bar is twisted because
when they started racing them in 1965. Here’s what a sway bar does. As the           one side is trying to push up and the other side is being pulled down. This
car is going through a corner, weight is transferred to the front wheel on the       action keeps the car flatter in the turns, keeps more of the tire tread on the
                                                                                     road and makes the car handle better.




1.) The original sway bar bushings and end links were 2.) After securing the car, in our case we used a lift, 3.) Here’s how it will look when you’re done. The
completely worn out. Time to make this puppy, or remove the end links. You’ll need a 9\16” wrench and frame mounts will hold the original sway bar to the
rather, pony, handle better than new!                 a 9\16” socket to get this done. Remove both sides. car.




7.) Your new Grab-A-Trak Front Sway Bar polyure- 8.) ..... slip them onto the sway bar as shown.                9.) You can now slip the metal frame bushing bracket
thane bushings are split to slip on the sway bar. Grease                                                        onto the polyurethane bushing and you’re ready to
them with the grease that comes in the kit and.....                                                             install it on the car.




13.) Now for the tricky part. The bushings go between 14.) The tricky part is to get everything together with- 15.) ..... and install the finial bushing, washer and the
the lower control arm, then a washer and a spacer out dropping it! We did, twice in fact. So take your nut after putting the bolt through the end of the sway
sleeve goes on, then another washer and bushing.      time and get it together in the right order.....         bar. Believe me, it’s harder than it looks!

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t Sway Away!
A-Trak® Front Sway Bar Kit on your 1965 to 1973 Mustang!
                                                                                                                                 Grab-A-Trak 1 1\8” Front Sway Bar Kit


   From the factory, the stock 1965 Mustang front sway bar size was a puny           Our Grab-A-Trak Front Sway Bar Kits come complete with the frame bush-
   11\16” in diameter. When the GT package was introduced as one of the              ings, metal frame brackets, end links and a front sway bar in your choice of
   one year anniversary options in March of 1965 (the other one year option          1” or 1 1\8” in diameter. A further upgrade in our Grab-A-Trak Front Sway
   was Pony Interior), the GT got a special sway bar that was a little larger at     Bar Kits is the polyurethane bushings. For a sway bar to start working, it
   13\16” in diameter. When Shelby started racing Mustangs, they increased           has to crush the rubber bushings to a point where the rubber can not be
   the sway bar size to 1” in diameter. That’s why the 1” Front Sway Bar Kits        compressed any further. With polyurethane, there is very little compressing
   are as popular as they are today.                                                 to be done so the bar can start working much sooner.

   As the years wore on and engine sizes got bigger and tires got wider, front       Follow along as we show you how easy it is to install a new Grab-A-Trak
   sway bar sizes from 1965 to 1973 increased. But, they never got to the 1”         Front Sway Bar Kit on your classic Mustang and to take that sway away!
   diameter of Shelbys. So, the 1” front sway bar and the 1 1\8” front sway bar      You won’t believe the difference a half inch or so can make!
   became very popular upgrades for 1965 to 1973 Mustangs.                                 For larger photos of this article please visit our website:
                                                                                                   www.mustangsplus.com




   4.) Next, remove the frame mounts. Again, you’ll 5.) Leave the bolts hanging from the frame as you’ll 6.) Your new Grab-A-Trak Front Sway Bar Kit comes
   need a 9\16” wrench and a 9\16” socket. The bolt reuse them. Remove both sides and lay the original with polyurethane bushings. Notice the grease groove
   heads can be seen from the top with the hood open. sway bar off to one side. Notice how thin it is!   that are on the inside of the bushings.




   10.) Remember that you left the bolts hanging from 11.) ..... start the nuts on the bolts. Don’t tighten them 12.) With both frame mounts attached but not tight-
   the frame? Just slip the metal frame bracket over the up just yet. If you do, you won’t be able to get the ened up, put the end links through the bottom of the
   threads of the bolt and ......                        end links on the sway bar ends!                         lower control arm and put the bushings in order.




   16.) Once the nuts on both of the sway bar end links 17.) Now you can tighten the end links just as tight 18.) Your new Grab-A-Trak Front Sway Bar Kit is
   have been started, go back and tighten the frame as you can get them by hand! Don’t be afraid if you now installed and ready to go! See? We told you it
   bushings. Tighten them tight, but not too tight.     squeeze the bushings. The tighter the better on these! wasn’t a very hard job to have better handling!

                                                                                                                               Winter 2009                        13
2010 Mustang Reveal                                  Story and Photography by: Ron Bramlett

                                                    If Ford Motor Company is on the verge of going broke, you’d never know it from the way
                                                    they’re spending money to promote the 2010 Mustang! This past November 18, 2008,
                                                    Cindy and I had the pleasure of attending Ford Motor Company’s first public unveiling
                                                    of the 2010 Mustang in Santa Monica, California. As I look back on it now, I realize what
                                                    a wonderful night it was. But, at the time, there was so much going on that it was hard
                                                    to take it all in! Everywhere you turned, everyone you saw, every Mustang that arrived,
                                                    sparked just that much more excitement into the event! It was that kind of day....

The line of 44 Mustangs, one for every year,        Ford hosted the 2010 Mustang Reveal at one of the hangers at the Santa Monica Airport
outside the hanger at the Santa Monica Airport.
Each decade was displayed between poles with        just a couple of days before the L.A. Auto Show opened the next weekend. Here’s where
the years on them.                                  it got interesting. For the Reveal, Ford wanted to have a Mustang of every year parked in
                                                    a line outside the hanger to commemorate the 45 years of “Mustang”. The owners of these
                                                    45 Mustangs would be given the royal treatment which included a seat in the hanger for
                                                    the actual Reveal which started at 7pm. It was a great idea and Ford turned to the MCA’s
                                                    President Elect, Steven McCarley, to put a team together to find all of the Mustangs that
                                                    were needed to have a Mustang of every year at the event. Steven, in turn, got a hold of
                                                    Craig Cunningham of the Mustang Owners Club of California as the event was taking
                                                    place in Craig’s and the MOCC’s own back yard, so to speak. Craig put a list together of
                                                    all the years and started filling in the blanks! Now, this may sound like an easy job, but
Cindy’s mother, Jane Crowden, was asked to          believe me, with the 2010 Mustang Reveal taking place on a Tuesday afternoon and night,
bring her 1979 Indianapolis 500 Mustang Pace        it was not as easy as it sounds. The people who were going to have their Mustangs fea-
Car. Jane put her order for a 2010 in that night!
                                                    tured in this display would have to have their Mustangs there by 1pm and they had to stay
                                                    in place until the Reveal was over which was 9pm. So, if you came from any distance, it
                                                    took a real commitment to come. Travel time, hotels, and missing work, were all things
                                                    you had to deal with. But the reward was worth the price, to many people!

                                                    We arrived at The Santa Monica Airport and were promptly greeted by friends from all
                                                    over the country. MCA President Elect Steven McCarley, MCA Vice President Elect Ste-
                                                    ven Pruitt and many others from the MCA National Board of Directors had flown in for
Once seated, we were able to watch celebrities      the Reveal. Jim Smart, Miles Cook and Mark Houlahan, Mustang magazine writers and
being introduced and all the other action on the
Big Screen. It was an impressive stage with fa-     editors, were there, too. I also had the pleasure of meeting several people who I have
mous Mustang racecars stacked three high!
                                                    known for many years by phone and e-mail face to face for the first time. It was just an
                                                    incredible atmosphere! We parked our Mustangs, Jane’s 1979 Indianapolis 500 Mustang
                                                    Pace Car and mine and Cindy’s 1984 1\2 G.T.350 20th Anniversary Mustang in their
                                                    proper space in the long line of Mustangs in front of the hanger. For the next few hours,
                                                    we were able to wander around, talk to all of the other Mustang owners and tell tall tales
                                                    of our exciting times we had all had with our Mustangs. A great afternoon indeed.

                                                    At 7pm, we were allowed into the hanger and to our seats. Inside the hanger, we were
                                                    surprised to see stacks of Ford Mustangs! Stacked 3 high, as a matter of fact. The hanger
                                                    had been set up as a sound stage with all the glitter and lights needed to film a television
Let the drifting begin! A new Grabber Blue 2010
Mustang drifts around the stage floor!               show. In fact, that’s exactly what they were going to do! The Reveal was carried on the


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                              of the event and of the new 2010 Mustangs at
                                   this event, please go to our website:
                                www.mustangsplus.com

Speed Channel and I was very disappointed that I hadn’t set our VCR up to record the
show. (However, our good friend Dave Launderville from the Sacramento Area Mustang
Club did record it and gave us a copy. Thanks, Dave!) In the center was a huge video
monitor that allowed us to see everything that was happening on the floor, very close up!
                                                                                                  Once the drifting stopped and the other 2010
Outside, there was another huge video monitor that everyone who couldn’t fit into the              Mustangs were in place, the celebrities came
                                                                                                  back on stage for the finale.
hanger watched.

Then the show started.... First up was several commercials that had been filmed with the
Mustang as the center point. The one that won Ford’s Best Mustang Commercial Contest
was a piece called “Father’s Day”. I won’t try to tell it here because I don’t want to spoil it
for you if you haven’t seen it. But if you get the chance, see it. It’s a great one! Next was
the presentation of a 2010 to the winner of the Mustang Stories Contest. The winner was
Kory Chester, a young man serving our country in Iraq. One of the rules of the contest was
that you had to come to the Reveal to win the car. So, he had to talk to this Commanding
Officer and get his permission to come. He also had to ask a friend to fill in for him dur-         After the Reveal, we were allowed down on the
ing his leave so his duties would be done. I understand the friend he asked was supposed          stage to mingle with the celebrities and check
                                                                                                  out the new 2010 Mustang up close!
to go home a few days before but stayed in Iraq so that Kory could be present to win his
2010 Mustang. Now, that’s what I call a friend! Then it was on to the main event, so to
speak. A dozen or so of the biggest names in Ford racing were there to kick off the 2010
Reveal! Each one came out, told who they were, what they drove and what they had won.
It was truly a great sight! We’re talking names like John and Ashley Force, Jack Roush,
Parnelli Jones, Lyn St. James, Scott Pruitt, Tommy Kendal, Rick Titus and of course,
Carroll Shelby. The many others will have to forgive me but I just don’t remember all the
great names that were there. It was quite a night!

The last hour and a half of the evening was spent going over the 2010 Mustang, getting
the celebrities autographs and lusting over the beautiful new Mustang of the future. As           From the far left, Danny Thompson, the late
                                                                                                  Mickey Thompson’s son, Dorsey Schroeder,
Cindy and Jane were headed down to the floor to check out the cars, Jane ran into Carroll          Jack Roush and Parnelli Jones. These were just
                                                                                                  a few of the celebrities signing autographs.
Shelby. He grabbed her hand, shook it and told her “ Thanks for coming”! As you can
imagine, that really made her day! We all had a great time for the rest of the evening and
it will be a memory that we will all remember for a long time. By the way, Jane had made
her mind up that she was going to buy a new 2010 long before so this was just like a trip
to the Ford showroom for her.

As I said at the beginning of this article, if Ford Motor Company is on the verge of going
broke, you’d never know it. They have designed, built, produced and are now selling a
beautiful, new Mustang. And soon the 2010 Mustang will be in garages all over the world.
I’m told the first units will be in customers hands sometime in February. This will be per-
fect timing for them to show up at the Mustang 45th Anniversary Show in Birmingham,
                                                                                                  The perfect ending to a great afternoon and
Alabama in April. Hopefully, the new 2010 Mustang will be just one of many positive               night! Cindy sits in a new 2010 GT Convertible
forces in 2009 that will help Ford Motor Company pull through these tough times we are            and says to me, “I want one!” Sounds to me like
                                                                                                  our 2010 story is just beginning!
experiencing now!


                                                                                                            Winter 2009                   15
2010 FORD MUSTANG
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               1965-1970 HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES
                            Headlamp                                    5-66 LH .........................................................#6158
                               doors                                    65-66 RH ........................................................#6157
                             included
                                                                                                  REG. $108.95 kit
                                                                                            ON SALE! $94.95
                                                                                                                                                              ENGINE ACCESSORIES
                                                                        67-68 LH .........................................................#6470
                                                                        67-68 RH ........................................................#6469           EXTERIOR ACCESSORIES
                                                                                                  REG. $124.95 kit                                       INTERIOR ACCESSORIES
                                                                                           ON SALE! $109.95
                                                                                                                                                              REPLACEMENT PARTS
                                                                        1969
                                                                        1969
                                                                                   RH .......................................................#2153
                                                                                   LH ........................................................#4181
                                                                                                                                                               STEERING WHEELS
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                                                                                                                                                       BILLET HOOD HINGES
                                                                        1970       LH ..................................................... #12408
                                                                        1970       RH .................................................... #12409

                                                                                                  REG. $342.95 kit
                                                                                          ON SALE! $299.95
                                                                                                                                                                #12094
                                                                                                                                                                                               #12484


       STREET/STRIP PANS                                                     BILLET THROTTLE LINKAGES

                                                                                                                                                      Billet Aluminum
                                      REG. $234.95 ea                                                                                                 65-66   Fiberglass hood ....#12094
                                                                                                                                                                                               REG.$649.95pr
                                                                                                                                                      65-66   Steel hood ............#12095     SALE!
                                    SALE! $199.95                              REG. $59.95 ea             NOW ONLY $ 45.95                            67-70   Fiberglass hood ....#12096
                                                                                                                                                                                               $569.95
                                                                                                                                                      67-70   Steel hood ............#12097
65-73 289-302; Oil Pan; Street Strip, Front                                 All        Billet; Black; Hex Design ................. #12036
      Sump 8¾”D X 9”L X 11”W; Sump 8 Qts
                                                                            All        Billet; Natural; Hex design .............. #12035              Black Anodized
      + Filter ............................................. #11111
                                                                                                                                                      65-66    Fiberglass hood ....#12484      REG.$749.95pr
                                                                            POLISHED BILLET TAIL LAMP BEZELS
                                                                                                                                                      65-66
                                                                                                                                                      67-70
                                                                                                                                                               Steel hood ............#12485
                                                                                                                                                               Fiberglass hood ....#12486
                                                                                                                                                                                                SALE!
                                                                            These 2 Billet tail lamp bezels 7 5/8” x 5 5/8” rounded                   67-70    Steel hood ............#12487   $669.95
                                                                            corners with make your pony stand out in the herd!
                                      REG. $244.95 ea
                                                                                                                                                        CUSTOM
                                   SALE! $209.95
                                                                                                                50% OFF                               BILLET COWL
                                                                                                                                                        VENT KIT
65-73 351W; Oil Pan; Street Strip, Front Sump
      8¾”D X 9”L X 11”W; Sump 8 Qts + Filter
                                                                                                                   Only $49.95                           ALL HARDWARE
      ........................................................ #11112                                                                                      INCLUDED!

                                                                                                                                                       REG. 369.95 pr
      REG. $294.95 ea            SALE! $254.95                                                                                                          NEW LOW                #13510             #13509

                                                                                                                                                         PRICE!
                                                                                                                                                                             Black Finish       Clear Finish
65-73 351C; Oil Pan; Street Strip, Front Sump

                                                                                                                                                        $284.95
      9½”D X 9½”L X 12”W; Sump 8 Qts + Filter
      ........................................................ #11118       REG. $99.95 pr



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Featuring interchangeable counterweights, from zero to                                                 radiator cap outlet and more! Call your friendly sales person
50 oz, these balancers allow you to adjust their counter-
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Featuring multiple bolt patterns, they may be installed on
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                     BILLET STEEL
65-73 260/289/302/351W; w/28 oz. Weight . #7549
65-73 5.0L; w/50 oz Weight ......................... #7550
                                                                           65-66      V8, 1” inline outlet, A/T ......... #10146             REG. $359.95 ea
  REG. $393.95 ea            ON SALE! $ 299.95                             60-66      V8, inline outlet, M/T............. #10772             REG. $342.95 ea
                                                                                                                                                                              FAN
                                                                                                                                                                             #14708
                                                                                                                                                                                           SALE!
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                                                                           65-66      6 cyl. staggard outlet, A/T ..... #14340
                                                                           65-66 SINGLE 14” FAN/SHROUD COMBO - 17 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 2, 1280CFM
                                                                                                                                             REG. $359.95 ea
                                                                                                                                                                                 #14708.E
                                                                                                                                                                                   5 .9$ G
                                                                                                                                                                                   94 R2
                                                                                                                                                                                          $509.95
65-73 260/289/302/351W; w/28 oz. Weight . #7755
65-73 5.0L; w/50 oz Weight ......................... #7756
                                                                           67-70 24” core, staggard, A/T .......... #14710                   REG. $399.95 ea                  FAN
                                                                                                                                                                                           SALE!
  REG. $139.95 ea            ON SALE! $ 109.95                             67-70 24” core, inline outlet, A/T...... #14711                   REG. $399.95 ea                 #14706

                                                                           69-70 DUAL 11” FAN/SHROUD COMBO - 24 x 14 3/4 x 2 5/8 , 2600CFM                                       #14706.E$569.95
                                                                                                                                                                                   97 R2
                                                                                                                                                                                   5 .9$ G

          TD PERFORMANCE                                                   71-73 26” core, crossflow,                                                                          FAN
                                                                                                                                                                                           SALE!
      ENGINE DRESS-UP KIT                                                            staggard outlet, A/T ............... #14712             REG. $399.95 ea                 #14709

                                                                           69-70 DUAL 12” FAN/SHROUD COMBO - 17 3/8 x 25 3/4 x 2 5/8 , 2400CFM                                   #14709.E$569.95
                                                                                                                                                                                   97 R2
                                                                                                                                                                                   5 .9$ G

                                                                           80-92 29” core, crossflow, A/T ......... #14713                    REG. $349.95 ea
                                                                           80-92 29” core, crossflow, M/T ........ #14716                     REG. $329.95 ea
                                                                                                                                                                              FAN
                                                                                                                                                                             #14707        SALE!
                                                                           71-73 DUAL 11” FAN/SHROUD COMBO - 17 3/8 x 24 1/8 x 2 5/8” 2600CFM                                    #14707.E$509.95
                                                                                                                                                                                   97 R2
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   REG. $139.95 kit          ON SALE! $ 119.95                               CENTERFORCE
This excellent value has everything you need to make
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                                                                        DUAL FRICTION PRESSURE
Covers (12) Wing Style Valve Cover Bolts, (12) Wash-
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                                                                            PLATES & DISCS                                                                                                #14451



65-73 289/302/351W ..................................#5287              10” PRESSURE PLATE & DISC
                                                                        65-67     289 w/10½” .......................................................#14447           REG. $279.95 kit   ON SALE!    $254.95
                                                                        66-73     302 w/10½” .......................................................#14447           REG. $279.95 kit   ON SALE!    $254.95
                                 45TH ANNIVERSARY                       69-70     Boss 302 w/10½” ..............................................#14447               REG. $279.95 kit   ON SALE!    $254.95
                                          T-SHIRTS!                     79-85     5.0, 10.4” ............................................................#14451      REG. $282.95 kit   ON SALE!    $257.95
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T-Shirt / Black Womans Large .....................#14660                      aftermarket trans ................................................#14453               REG. $339.95 kit   ON SALE!    $309.95
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                                                                        96-01 4.6-2v GT, w/T-45 trans......................................#14454                    REG. $369.95 kit   ON SALE!    $339.95
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INSTALLING THE RESTOMOD ® SPEED SHIFTER REMOTE HANDLE
               If you have a T-5 trans in your classic Mustang, you’ve got to see this!
                                                          Photos & Text by Ron Bramlett                                     (Reprinted by popular demand:)

    “Born out of necessity” is a phrase                                                                            It sets the shifter handle 10” back
 that really applies to this product.                                                                              on the tunnel from where the shifter
 I installed my first late model T-5                                                                               comes through the floor making it
 transmission into a classic Mustang                                                                               very easy to reach. As an added
 well over 10 years ago. With every                                                                                bonus, since the transmission is
 installation I’ve done since, the pro-                                                                            now shifted so close to the floor, the
 cess has been refined and improved                                                                                 distance you have to move the shifter
 to the point where there is no mystery                                                                            to change gears is greatly reduced
 or problems in doing it. Except in one                                                                            over having a handle sticking up out
 area; the shifter handle. I have never                                                                            of the floor. Comfort and speed! What
 been able to find a production based                                                                               a combo!
 shifter handle that’s comfortable for                                                                                       If you have a T-5 in your
 me. Now, that’s a thing of the past.                                                                              classic Mustang, the next time you
    After trying several different shifter                                                                         make that 2nd to 3rd or 4th to 5th
 handles and making a couple myself,                                                                               shift, check to see if you have to
 I figured that I would just have to                                                                               strain to do so. If you do, you may
 continue to stretch forward to make                                                                               want to consider installing a Re-
 the 2nd to 3rd shift in my Mustangs that were equipped with the T-5’s.           stomod® Speed Shift Remote Shifter Handle in your classic Mustang.
 Installing a better shifter to the transmission like a Steeda Tri-Ax and         By the time you receive this issue of Restomod Daze, we should have
 the Hurst Competition Plus made a big difference as they cut down the            them in stock and ready to ship. Each will come assembled at a price
 travel. Still, I found myself having to lean forward to make the shift. The      of just $189.95. Here’s how easy it is to install.
 Restomod® Speed Shift Remote Shifter Handle changes that for good!

                                                                 1.) The Restomod® Speed Shift Remote Shifter Handle comes assembled and ready
                                                                 to install as shown, including the shifter knob. This unit is a prototype. A couple of
                                                                 minor changes are planned for the production units which may make this one look
                                                                 slightly different . The major parts are as follows. A. The shifter block. B. The transfer
                                                                 rod. C. The shifter handle. D. The shifter handle bracket.

                                                                 Details About This Product: Although you can’t see them in the picture, where the
                                                                 transfer rod bolts to the shifter block and the shifter handle, there are white washers
                                                      C          between them. These are Teflon washers that are designed to keep the two pieces
                                                                 of aluminum from rubbing together and galling, which would make the shifter bind
                                                                 during use. Also, all the aluminum billet parts of the Restomod® Speed Shift Remote
                                                                 Shifter Handle are clear coat anodized, not raw aluminum. The shifter knob has the
                                                                 T-5 5-speed shift pattern on it and is available in the clear anodized finish or a black

  A                                                              anodized finish. All bolts are grade 8 or better with nylon lock nuts. The bolts we’ve
                                                                 chosen to bolt the transfer rod bolt to the shifter block and the shifter handle are
                       B                            D            special military AN bolts which have a long shank and short threads. By using these
                                                                 expensive bolts instead of the garden variety grade 8 bolts, the aluminum transfer
                                                                 rod never comes in contact with the threaded portion of the bolts which can gall the
                                                                 hole. The bolt shank goes all the way through both pieces and the threads are just
                                                                 long enough to get the nut and washer on.


 2.) Our project car is Ol’ Blue, Ron Jr.’s 1966 coupe with the EFI 5.0 and
 T-5 transmission. We chose Ron Jr.’s Mustang because it had carpet in
 it, it’s very streetable, and with Ron’s long legs, he needs the benefits of
 the shifter! In this picture, George shows the difference between the two
 shifter handles by holding the new Restomod® Speed Shift Remote Shifter
 Handle in the area it will be installed.

 3.) Remove the T-5 shifter handle, leaving the shifter boot on if you are
 going to use it. (We removed it to get better pictures and then put it back on
 for the final shot) This leaves the shifter handle arm from the T-5’s shifter
 sticking up out of the floor and boot. There are many different aftermarket
 shifters on the market today and everybody will not have the same one. So
 supplying mounting bolts becomes a problem. You may have to use your
 existing ones over again so don’t give them the old heave ho just yet!
 4.) Bolt the shifter block to the shifter handle arm which is sticking up
 out of the transmission. You can bolt it to either side with no problem. To
 center the remote shifter handle in the floor, we bolted the prototype up



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to the passengers side of the shift handle arm. Also, because Ron’s car has
the stock shifter on the transmission, we had to use the existing metric bolts,
which were smaller in diameter than the 3/8” fine thread grade 8 bolts that
are included in the kit. We simply made a couple of sleeves to go around the
bolts and fit into the holes on the shifter block to keep them tight.

5.) Here’s a detailed look at the shifter block as we bolted it to the shifter
handle arm which can be seen sticking up out of the factory shifter. As you
can see, the stock hole in the floor has a lot of clearance.




                                                                           6.) Now for the hardest part. This will be a lot easier if you don’t have the
                                                                           carpet in the car, but Ron’s does. Make sure the transfer rod is straight so
                                                                           that it doesn’t bind when in use. Position the shifter handle straight up at 90
                                                                           degrees. With a sharp awl, make a hole in the floor to position the shifter
                                                                           handle mount. If you’re working on the metal floor, mark all the holes at once
                                                                           and center punch them

                                                                           7.) Drill a 1/4” hole in the floor. We had to be very careful since we were drilling
                                                                           through the carpet. The drill can grab a strand of carpet and pull a run in it. Our
                                                                           care and patience paid off and the carpet came through it all right. If you’re not
                                                                           hampered with the carpet, drill all four holes at the same time.



8.) Drop a 1/4” grade 8 mounting bolt through the 5/16” hole in the shifter handle
bracket and snug it up from under the car. Line the shifter handle bracket up
straight with the transfer rod. Take the awl and make another hole in the floor
and drill it out as before. Finish the other holes and you’re ready to bolt the
shifter handle bracket to the floor. We are using 1/4” bolts in 5/16” holes so
there can be a little adjustment after the holes are drilled. The added clearance
will help you, especially if you’re mounting the shifter handle bracket on carpet,
to be able to make sure it’s aligned straight with the transfer rod.

9.) With a friends help, tighten the 4 mounting bolts equally on the shifter
handle bracket. Check operation to make sure it’s smooth and doesn’t bind.
Now, go out, drive and enjoy shifting those gears!



    Order Yours Today! $189.95 ea




Before. George shows us just how far he has to lean forward to make               After. George makes the 2nd to 3rd shift without having to move his right
the 2nd to 3rd shift with the stock shifter handle. Notice, his right shoulder    shoulder off the seat. This keeps his body from twisting and moving the
is off the seat, effecting steering, as well as shifting.                         steering wheel in the process. A happy camper at last!


                                                                                                                            Winter 2009                    21
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                                                                                      260 V8, an automatic transmis-
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BILLET BATTERY CLAMP ASSEMBLY                                          BILLET ALUMINUM HOOD PIN KITS                                                   BILLET OIL CAP COVERS
                                         Dress up you en-                                         (#14184)
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                                         billet aluminum hold
                                         down to complete
                                         that show quality
                                         look!                        Ring Brothers billet hood pin kit for early and late                        #13285               #13286              #13280
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SS CHROME WHEELS                                                         REG. $229.95           ON SALE! $209.95                                     BILLET BRAKE FLUID CAPS
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chrome wheels are HUGE                                                05-08 All; black plate .............................. #14185
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                                                                                                                                              05-08 Billet standard ............ #13282     $44.95 ea
       SALE! SET OF 4 $1,599.95
Includes lug nuts only.                                                                                                                          BILLET RADIATOR CAP COVERS
                                                                      05-08 Mustang GT aggressive chin spoiler.
05-07 20x9, SS chrome aluminum w/ +30mm                                     ............................. #11688 $246.95 ea
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                                                                                                                                                                                            $39.95 ea
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                                                                      It’s the little details that bring your Mustang to the front
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Ford Racing script.
                                                                      of the herd. Easy to install!
                                                                                                                                                   05-08 BILLET HOOD LIFT KIT
                                                                      05-08 Door Inserts ............ #14025             $154.95 kit          Eliminate your factory prop rod by replacing it with
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                    Hey, Mustangers! If you were at the last Mustangs Plus Display in October, 2008, you know what a good time we all have
                    at our shows! If you weren’t, then I guess you don’t. But don’t let it get you down! You’re going to get another chance to
                    come party with us on April 25th, 2009 and this show is going to be even bigger and better than the last! Here’s why...
                    There will be 100+ raffle prizes for you to win, mood music to polish your car by, great deals on parts and accessories to
                    finish that project that’s taking up over half of your garage space for so long, tons and tons of inspiration from all the super
                    cool Mustangs and other Ford powered cars that will attend and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever want to meet to
                    share the day with! How do I know this will all happen? Because that’s exactly what has happened at every Mustangs Plus
                    Display Day that we’ve hosted for the past 20+ years!

So, don’t just think about it... DO it! Come on out and join us! Who knows? You might have such a good time that we’ll have to chase you off
after everybody else has left! See you here, Mustangers!


          2008 OCTOBER SHOW WINNER LISTINGS
       64½-66 COUPE                          69-70 COUPE                    05-PRESENT FASTBACK                          SALEEN
    Bill & Joan Anspach                       Pierre Page                      Earnie Alejandro                      Martin De LaPaz
          PJ Bruss                                                              James Griffen
     Charlie Cassarino                  69-70 CONVERTIBLE                         Jeff Parks                              COBRA
        Fred Montejo                        Ken Sousa                           Doug Williams                          Rod Leingang
       Dennis Rhode
    Raymond Zambrano                        71-73 COUPE                   05-PRESENT CONVERTIBLE                    SPECIAL INTEREST
                                            Jorge Espino                       Chris Nielsen                       John & Carrie Hinds
   64½-66 CONVERTIBLE                    Randy & Diane Gonzales                David Slayton                           Larry Booth
      Joseph Conner
      Warren White                       71-73 CONVERTIBLE                    CALIFORNIA SPECIAL                        CUSTOMIZED
                                              Max Beas                          Jan Steenkamp                           Steve Keefer
      65-66 FASTBACK                                                                                                    David Stone
         Ray Banks                         71-73 FASTBACK                         IN PROGRESS
          Pete Doi                          Steve Bautista                       Timm Shepherd                           COUGARS
       Joel Groskopf                                                                                                    Juli Oatham
         John Lease                           74-78 ALL                          64½-67 K Code                         Steve Spatola
        Dan Melville                        Harry Pulliam                         Dave Wallace
        Neil Ohlson                                                                                                FAVORITE MUSTANG
        Marc Turner                          79-93 COUPE                        68-72 R CODE                         Frank Ghilotti
                                             Bruce Morris                  Dave & Donna Van Arkel
        67-68 COUPE                                                                                               BEST WORKMANSHIP
        Ray Barsanti                     79-93 HATCHBACK                        COBRA MUSTANG                        Steve Keefer
         Joe Freitas                        Clint Garrity                          Joe Paul
       Michael Grodin                                                                                                 BEST INTERIOR
       Glenn Thomas                     79-93 CONVERTIBLE                             BOSS                       Jim Jensen & Les Sherman
       Chuck Wiltens                      Craig Fairchild                         Frank Ghilotti
                                                                                  Mark Johnstad                        BEST PAINT
    67-68 CONVERTIBLE                      94-04 HARDTOP                                                           John & Carrie Hinds
  Les Sherman & Jim Jensen                  Matt Bingham                             MACH 1
    Wayne & Pam Yeaw                       Tony Machutes                           Dan Collins                       BEST RESTOMOD
                                                                                  Laura McLean                    Jerry & Rita Anderson
      67-68 FASTBACK                    94-04 CONVERTIBLE
       Karen Johnston                        Al Alcala                              SHELBY                            LONG DISTANCE
        Bill LaPalia                       Jim Johnson                          Andy McCulloch                        Brian Lissimore
                                        Vanessa Maldonado                         David Rusch                           Surrey, BC
                                                                                 Brian Bowling


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            Sharing insight on car shows, car clubs, events and much more about the Mustang hobby fr

Joyce Epperson (Utah)                                                                  coupe and a 1971 Cougar which he showed with his beloved 1964.5 coupe at
                                                                                       the 2008 MCA Grand National in Park City. He was in process of restoring
Friends and Memories                                                                   another 1964.5 coupe which he dragged out of a Mustang graveyard in Iowa.

My year as the 2008 President of Northern Utah                                         One funny memory was Larry calling to say he found a Cobra. We eagerly
Mustang Owners Association is now over. As the                                         went to Larry’s to see this prize he trucked home from a field in California.
year ended we heard some sad news about the death                                      Larry’s beloved Cobra is a white and blue striped Cobra II which he was also
of one of our members, Larry Juhl. The closing of                                      planning to restore.
the year, the end of my position, and the loss of a
friend cause me to be introspective.                                                   It was with much enthusiasm Larry telephoned Mike first in early 2004 to get
                                                                                       specifics on joining the 2004 Mustangs Across America caravan. We thorough-
The tangible ownership of Mustangs brings people together in various associa-          ly enjoyed Larry’s humor and many stories. On the trip one of the other partici-
tions. It’s our love of the Mustang that draws us together, but it is the intangible   pants, Walter, ran into a curb late one evening and blew out his tires and dented
friendships, experiences, and memories that keep us coming back. I believe             his rims. Walter and his wife thought their cross country trip was ended. Larry
that without the friendships and kindred spirits we meet, we wouldn’t have             came to the rescue donating his spare rim and tire. This story was captured on
lasted this long in the hobby.                                                         the Discovery Travel Channel program about the trip. In the program Walter
                                                                                       said “I’ll never forget Larry.”
Mustangs have been the catalyst for many opportunities. We’ve met terrific
people and gained friends from all across the USA, and other parts of the              We have to agree we will never forget Larry.
world. We’ve traveled to places we wouldn’t have considered without Mustang
activities being hosted there. Knowledge has been gained, whether trivia or a
skill, via the hobby and its associations.

My friend Larry was a Mustanger who utilized the hobby to enrich his life and
the lives of those he met. He was friendly to everyone. Always a story to tell
with great humor. After talking to Larry for just a few minutes, you felt he had
been your friend for a lifetime.

Larry Juhl passed away suddenly on December 5 after having a severe heart
attack and not being able to be revived at the hospital. Larry lived in Payson,
Utah with his wife Grace. He joined NUMOA in 2004 after having completed
the Mustangs Across America trip to Nashville, TN in his 1964.5 coupe.

Larry and Grace are the original owners of this early Mustang. Larry had lov-          So as we begin 2009 and celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Mustang, we
ingly restored his gold coupe prior to the 2004 trip. He was proud of the fact         will honor Larry’s memory. We throw ourselves fully into the activities and
that he never gave up ownership of this special car. In fact he was in process of      relationships we love. Don’t put off anything that brings joy as we don’t know
planning a gathering of the few remaining original 1964.5 Mustang owners at            what tomorrow will bring - or take away. Grasp all opportunities as they arise.
the 2009 45th Anniversary celebration.                                                 Let go of pettiness. No regrets. Most impor-
                                                                                       tantly tell those that give us happiness and
We remember Larry in his Sunday best, white shirt and black slacks, laying             reprieve from life’s drudgery just how im-
under his car fixing a gas leak during a cruise around Park City during the 2004        portant they are to us. I look forward to 2009
MCA National. Larry was always good for a great laugh.                                 and continuation of friendships, new and old,
                                                                                       and creating happy memories.
Last June several NUMOA members cruised to the NEPHI Roundup car show
90 miles from Salt Lake City. Afterward we cruised the gorgeous Nebo loop
mountain drive and then stopped off at Larry and Grace’s home in Payson
                                                                                                        www.numoa.com
where they treated us with Pizza. It was also fun to park all the Mustangs in
their pasture with the horses in the background.

Larry and Grace came to Utah after leaving their family ranch in Minnesota
                                                                                       RESTOMODINGACROSSAMERICAFANS
in the care of their son. Larry owned Juhl Trucking and loved traveling the                                          C. Steven McCarley
country’s highways. After his passion for Mustangs was reawakened he found
several sources across the country for great finds. Frequently my husband Mike                                        Steve is hard at work
received calls from an excited Larry telling him of the prizes he discovered in                                      on his stories for us
                                                                                                                     all. He will return in
fields and barns along the interstates.
                                                                                                                     next issue of Restomod
                                                                                                                     Magazine. Stay tuned!
He hauled home several more Mustangs and a Cougar. Larry restored a 1970


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SS AMERICA!
y from different areas across the good ol’ USA!
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                                  Mr. “C’s” Corner
                                  (California)                          Giving Back - It Can Sure Feel Good
                                  Several years ago our Mustang Owners Club of California worked closely
                                  with an auto shop class at a local high school to restore a 1965 coupe. Our
                                  members went to the school and worked closely with the students to restore
                                  the car. The car was finished successfully and then raffled off with the funds
                                  supporting the high school band.

      Now let’s share another give-back story. The Orange County Mustang Club of Southern California
      recently finished a similar project working through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A 16 year old high
      school student in Fontana, California recently lost his father. His 80 year old mother had one wish for
      her son and that was to restore his late father’s 1966 coupe.

                                      Frank Morales, President of the club got his Board of Directors to support the restoration of the coupe. For eight months club
                                      members worked with various sponsors and repair facilities to completely re-do the car. This included the rebuild of the engine,
                                      automatic trans, rear end, complete paint, suspension, interior, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, and lots of other
                                      good stuff. Replacement equipment was donated from various Mustang suppliers and labor supplied by club members and other
                                      repair facilities.

      The car had a very special un-veiling at the John Force Racing Facility in Yorba Linda, California. With a huge crowd on hand
      at the car show, the car was completely covered with a car cover. The boy, Cheyenne, had never met any of the Orange County
      Mustang Club car members prior to this giving back night. When the un-veiling took place you could see the joy of the receiver
      but also of the many members who took part in the process.

                                            There are probably countless other stories of car clubs that have participated in similar
                                            scenarios. If your club or even a group of car enthusiasts can find a person or a cause to
                                            participate in using your skills, I believe that the “give-back” feeling is something you
                                            will really enjoy!




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     Joe Volpe (New Jersey)                                                              The question remains, would an inspection beforehand have exposed any
                                                                                         weakness. Probably not, but it got me thinking about other things that I should
     WINTER MAINTENANCE REMINDER                                                         be doing on a regular basis. For example, changing the brake fluid, flushing
                                                                                         the cooling system, changing the fuel filter, the list goes on….. This is espe-
     Sometimes it takes a little reminder to make us                                     cially true about our “newer” classics. Many of us have vintage mustangs and
     think about preventative maintenance. I’m specifi-                                   probably work on them more because they are more prone to malfunction.
     cally writing about our show cars as opposed to dai-                                However, our newer Mustangs start right up, ride so nice, and hardly ever miss
     ly drivers. We tend to think that they don’t require                                a beat. This is how we get lured into a false sense of security. So, while you’re
     as much attention because they are only driven a                                    sitting on the couch this winter watching Barrett- Jackson, wishing you had
     couple of thousand miles a year. We spend plenty                                    kept that old car that just sold for $375,000, think about the one sitting in your
     of time washing our rolling treasures, and very little time maintaining them        garage that probably needs your attention!!!
     mechanically. Too often we wait until something brakes on our cars rather
     than spending time looking for problems. The down side to this approach is          See you on-track, Joe
     that when things go wrong, the cost of repair is usually much higher than the
     preventative maintenance required to avoid it!

     Recently, during a track day on the Lightning course at NJMP, I was the unfortu-
     nate recipient of one of those reminders. As I approached a very high speed turn
     and aggressively applied the brakes, they broke….literally! Both front rotors
     on my very low mileage Cobra ( yep, even lower than Ron’s! ) separated at the
     hub. Yes, both at the same time! Obviously, I missed my turn-in point and went
     straight off into the grass. Thankfully, no other damage was done, but I’ll spend
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     many more hours detailing the car as a result of my off course excursion.
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