1966 Ford Mustang
Recently Fix Motorsport’s owner Paul Fix started on this 1966 Ford Mustang project with his daughter, Shelby Fix. Disassembling every nut and bolt, Shelby started the process with intentions to build a show car to be driven. Over breaks in her schedule at Marist College, Shelby would help assemble the car after it came back from the paint shop. The goal was to finish in time for her college graduation in May 2014. It was finished a few months early and just in time for The Calvalcade of Cars, Classic and Custom Car Show in Buffalo NY. Shelby’s car won Outstanding Modified Classic. It was than shown at the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration in Charlotte, NC on April 17th, 2014.
The 1966 Ford Mustang’s life started in 1966 at the San Jose, CA assembly plant, and was delivered to Sunrise Ford in Fontana, CA. It lived there with it’s original owner until 2009. Needless to say it was a virgin body without any rust or needing any body repair.
Paul Fix has restored over 55 Mustangs, always striving for authenticity, but this time Shelby was making the decisions on how it would be built and she wanted to do something different. So it was modified with a bit of pro touring suspension for ride and handling. Then mixing in a few of the best ‘65 parts for better looks.
Here are some highlights of this 1966 Ford Mustang’s build:
The paint color is 2012 Ford Mustang, Candy Apple Red Metallic Clear Coat.
-Engine is a built 289 cid, 350 hp. with ported and polished heads and a Hipo Hydraulic, Comp Cams Nostalgia cam.
-Cobra engine dress up Kit with Cobra dual plane intake, Cobra open letter valve covers and Cobra T-Pan.
-March Performance Billet Aluminum Pulley set.
-Autolite Dual Point distributor.
-Holley 600 cfm 4 barrel carburetor.
-Tri Y headers into a custom H pipe and Flowmaster Dual exhaust.
-Tremec World Class T-5, 5 speed conversion (M-7003-Z).
-8” rear end with 3.80 ring and pinion and an Auburn Gear Limited Slip differential.
Wheels and tires:
American Racing Torque Thrust II, 2 pc. wheels, 17”x8” with a 4 ¾ ” backspacing and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires, 235/45ZR17. So we didn’t need to roll the fender lips. Custom machined center caps.
-Baer Brakes SS4+ 13” front and rear Brake kits with cross drilled and slotted zinc washed rotors and etched Shelby logos.
-Classic Tube Stainless Steel brake and fuel lines incorporating a dual chamber master cylinder and adjustable proportioning valve.
-StopFlex Stainless Steel braided DOT brake hoses.
Suspension and steering:
-Front coil springs are 620 lb. Powder coated black with the Shelby 1” lowering modification to the upper control arm. Rear leaf springs are mid eye 4 ½ leaf rated at 175#’s..
Borgeson Power steering conversion kit using the Shelby quick steering idler and pitman arm.
-1” Shelby front sway bar.