Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast — Guest Interview Application
Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.
What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?
Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? If you are in the classic car business (selling, repairing, restoring, products or services provided to owners) what can we promote on the show to our community of Mustang owners?
Enhancing the performance of an I6 Mustang
How long have you owned your classic ride?
If you’ve made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?
Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? Explain please
Sometimes but not very much. I have tools and equipment but no time
What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?
New engine, carburetor, distributor, cylinder head
A fan letter from today’s guest:
Just listened to your podcast on Mustang values and I agree with your analysis. I just wanted to add the following – I think that the only Mustang that really benefits from restomod (as far improving its resale value) is the common street variety six-cylinder automatic. Originally these cars were nothing more than glorified Falcons and when compared to the V8 289 are inadequate in every respect.
So if you add 14 inch wheels, a new suspension with a heavy duty sway bar, disc brakes, AC, 3-row radiator, fan shroud, high-flow thermostat & water pump, headers, aluminum cylinder head*, 2bbl or 4bbl carburetor, high-performance camshaft, high-performance distributor (DUI), shift kits (for AT)., power brake booster, etc. If you spend the money to really jazz up the six-cylinder and turn it into something very unique and special, then I think you have a vehicle which will be highly desired and one that you can feel safe driving on today’s roads.
I agree that messing with “K” cars and other special value vintage Mustangs is a dangerous thing to do, but when it comes to the lowly six cylinder, modifications can only make it a better vehicle.
PS – Vintage Inlines in Fraser, Michigan makes a beautiful aluminum cylinder head with individual runners to each cylinder. This improvement gets rid of Ford’s horrible log head on the six-cylinder 200 and the exhaust side of the cylinder head replaces the awful “siamese” port on the exhaust of cylinders 3 & 4 where many an exhaust gasket has died (what idiot at Ford came up with the siamese exhaust port anyway?).
Mustang Beginnings (Daniel)
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