69stang

Owner

Name
Bob Wilson

Home Town
St. Paul, MN

Vehicle

Year, Make & Model
1969 Ford Mustang

 How long have you owned this vehicle?
Since 1998

Where/how did you find this vehicle
Want ads in Fresno California

Any projects planned for this vehicle in the future?
Convert to manual overdrive transmission, replace factory power steering with a Borgeson unit, upgrade 393 to a 427 Windsor based roller, install some form of posi-traction.

Has this vehicle won any awards?
Nope, just “Best in House”

have you raced it? If so, where and when?
Not legally

Best quarter mile time
N/A

 

Power Train

Engine size and Horsepower
393 cubic inches, approx. 425 horsepower

Tell us about any engine modifications
Coast High Performance Stroker Kit with cast crank and forged pistons, 10.5:1 Compression
Edelbrock Performer RPM top end, including cam, intake and aluminum heads
Holley 750 Carb
Hedman coated shorty headers-2.5 mandrel bent exhaust into custom 2.5” GT tips

Transmission Type and Modifications
Factory FMX automatic with Trans-Go shift kit

Rear axle ratio and modifications
3.50:1 Ford 9-inch, open differential

Suspension

Front
620lb Eibach 1” Lowering springs, factory control arms, 1-1/8” sway bar, export brace and KYB Shocks

Rear
Big-block mid-eye leaf springs 2” drop

Brakes
Power Factory Disc

Other

Wheels and Tires
Custom built Factory GT replica wheels from Specialty Wheel with argent center and chrome outer ring, 15x7 front, 15x8 rear BF Goodrich Radial TAs, 225/60r15 front, 255/60r15 rear

Tell us about the vehicle's unique options or features, either factory or aftermarket
This was a plain-jane H-code (351-2v) fastback with the only options being AM radio, power steering, power brakes, fold down rear seat automatic transmission and whitewall tires, originally painted Silver Jade Metallic.

Tell Us More
I went to Fresno CA to visit my brother with cash in hand for a really cool 65 Fastback for sale in Sacramento. Unfortunately, that car sold as I was getting on the plane, so I thought I would nose around while in California for anything rust free, cool and that could take the drive home to Minneapolis. After looking for days in the Collector Car listings and not finding any values, I decided to just look in the regular Ford listings and found this car. I was able to drive it home, with a stop in Vegas for a convention along the way. I spent the first week with a razor blade and solvent removing nasty purple window tint, stupid kiddy add-ons and doing general maintenance to survive the drive home. It has been a money pit ever since.

After stripping to the bare shell in 2010 it is now a GT clone in Champagne Gold (factory color) with black GT stripes and the interior has been upgraded to the Deluxe Interior. It is now a lot closer to what I would have ordered in 1969.