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    A place for Old Cars to be.

    When I retired from the Air Force (wearing the uniform) in 1989 my wife and I bought a 1966 Mustang. My first car was a '67 Convertible and her first car was a '65 Coupe so the '66 Fastback seemed like a perfect gift to us to ride out our retirement years. For the past three years we and the restoration company have been restoring the car. They doing the work and we providing the decisions and money. The car is now pretty modern with power steering, power brakes, updated radio (without cutting into the dash), power windows, EFI and a restored '65 289 V8; has about 270 HP now. Brought it home Friday and have been driving it. The Holly Terminator EFI needs to be run so it can teach itself how to best flow fuel to the engine. Been a learning experience for both of us. It still needs new springs, front wheel alignment and new tires. I'll run it for a couple of more days and then the high zinc content oil needs to be changed. Once the springs are made and shipped they will be installed and then we can finish the alignment. Once aligned we can put new tires on and start taking the car on longer trips before the first official trip to Colorado this summer to visit family. Can't wait. Here are some Easter photos to show the car's restoration result.

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    Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less

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    Here is the car in 1989.

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    and here she is in 2016

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    Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less

    Robert E. Lee

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    That, IMHO, defines "Mustang"

    Oh, and by the way the first 100 years of any restoration are the toughest (I'm in one myself)

    Best of luck, terrific car.
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    Very nice, one of my favorites
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    Beautiful Mustang you have there. Color me envious.
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    Looking good.
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    Very nice!

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    For the past three years we and the restoration company have been restoring the car.
    They doing the work and we providing the decisions and money.



    Ha , ha , glad to see that you did your part !

    As you know , houses aren't the only money pits .


    It is a beautiful car , Congrats !

    Enjoy !





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    George - a nice old Alfa Romero Spider would be on my wish list
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    First line of defense , my faithful Pit - don't mess with Mr. Kane !

    Lovin' it here in N. Ga - I wasn't born here , but I got here as fast as I could .

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    Very nice. Love the fastback style Mustangs.
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    That Obama sticker on your car really says "YES, I AM STUPID"

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    I'm Green with envy, and I'm color blind! Nice stang!
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