1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

Why a vintage race Mustang? Cool sounds, cool vibe. And rather zippy, too.

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Nov
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Nov 16, 2021
How to prep and paint an engine compartment | Project Vintage Race Mustang

The last step before installing the engine in our vintage Mustang racer? Cleaning up and painting the engine bay.

Nov
14
Nov 14, 2021
How to quickly add tow hooks to an early Mustang | Project Vintage Race Mustang

Thanks to Cobra Automotive, adding tow hooks to an early Mustang is a lot easier than you might think.

Nov
08
Nov 8, 2021
How to fit a larger radiator into an early Mustang | Project Vintage Race Mustang

Before we commit to painting our engine compartment, we needed to fit our beefier-than-stock radiator.

Oct
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Sep
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Sep 26, 2021
Adding reinforcement for a Shelby-style export brace | Project Vintage Race Mustang

An easy fix that will reduce chassis flex? Adding a Shelby-style export brace.

Aug
09
Aug 9, 2021
Preparing the interior for race duty: blasting, priming and painting | Project Vintage Race Mustang

Lightness added and safety mounting points installed, we sent our Mustang to Blast Masters to blast, prime and paint the interior.

Jul
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Jul 19, 2021
Adding lightness: removing wipers and wiring harness | Project Vintage Race Mustang

One last step before we send our Mustang off to get its interior media blasted and painted: Lose some weight by removing the wiring harness and windshield wipers.

Jul
08
Jul 8, 2021
Adding window net and harness mounts to our roll cage | Project Vintage Race Mustang

How we installed a window net into our '65 Mustang racer.

Jun
22
Jun 22, 2021
How to fit a race seat | Project Vintage Race Mustang

Next up for our Mustang racer? A safe, comfortable and supportive racing seat.

Jun
01
Jun 1, 2021
Time to build our roll cage | Project Vintage Race Mustang

Cobra Automotive gave us a good starting point for a roll cage for our Mustang vintage racer, but it's up to us to turn it into a full system that's …

May
19
May 19, 2021
Gutting the Interior for Track Prep | Project Vintage Race Mustang

Weight is the enemy in a race car, and the more unused items that can be removed, the better.

May
03
May 3, 2021
Easy, Low-Buck Paint Blending | Project Vintage Race Mustang

One of the side scoops on our Mustang racer fell off mid-tow. Instead of replacing it, we decided to remove the other one and blend the paint.

Apr
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Apr 13, 2021
Our Mustang Will Lap the Field at Daytona, Right? | Project Vintage Race Mustang

With any luck, we'll be able to replicate Olly Bryant's HSR Classic24 run at Daytona back in 2016.

Mar
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Mar 29, 2021
How to Prep Store-Bought Exhaust Headers for Track Use | Project Vintage Race Mustang

We lightly modify a set of store-bought headers to meet the needs of our Mustang racer.

Mar
14
Mar 14, 2021
Buying A Used Race Engine | Project Vintage Race Mustang

For our Mustang vintage racer, we bought a used racer engine. So, what did we get?

Mar
08
Mar 8, 2021
Preparing Torq Thrust D Wheels for Racing | Project Vintage Race Mustang

Cobra Automotive recommends running American Racing Torq Thrust D wheels on our vintage Mustang racer. Thankfully, we had a set laying around.

Feb
22
Feb 22, 2021
Roll Cage Prep: Stripping the Interior | Project Vintage Race Mustang

We arrived at Cobra Automotive at 3:00 p.m., only to find out the roll cage builder would be there tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.

Feb
15
Feb 15, 2021
Collecting Mustang Parts | Project Vintage Race Mustang

How many parts does a racecar need? We made a list.

Jan
27
Jan 27, 2021
Scoring a Deal on a Used, Legal Race Engine | Project Vintage Race Mustang

The good news? Cobra Automotive owner Curt Vogt told us we made a good buy. The better news? He had a race engine for our Mustang vintage racer.

Jan
17
Jan 17, 2021
Finding the Right Starting Point for Our Vintage Race Build | Project Vintage Race Mustang

Sometimes the perfect project shows up when you least expect it. Such was the case for our vintage Mustang race car project.

Dec
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Dec
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Dec 18, 2020
Cobra Automotive Shows Us How to Build a Vintage Race Mustang | Project Vintage Race Mustang

One of the best ways to ensure a successful project? Ask an expert what they know on the matter.

Dec
18
Dec 18, 2020
Project Vintage Race Mustang: What About Racing a Real Shelby?

Why didn't we pick up a real Shelby Mustang race car? A peek at the numbers will help us explain our final decision.

Nov
17
Nov 17, 2020
Project Vintage Race Mustang: What Does It Take to Go Vintage Racing?

Why is there a vintage Mustang project on Grassroots? Because, frankly, it looks cool, sounds cool and is even a fun way to get on track

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