Ford Mustang 1964 1/2 - 1973: How To Build And Modify by Frank BohananFord Mustang 1964 1/2 - 1973: How To Build And Modify by Frank Bohanan

Ford Mustang 1964 1/2 - 1973: How To Build And Modify

byFrank Bohanan

Paperback | February 13, 2014

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The Mustang is an automotive icon with more than two million cars built between 1964-1973. Mustangs, such as the Shelby GT350 and GT500, Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet and Boss 302 and 429 ruled the street, but many thousands of common six cylinder and small V-8 Mustangs hit the highways and byways as well. These 40-plus-year-old cars use antiquated equipment that includes drum brakes, breaker point ignition systems, and 14-inch skinny steel wheels. The OEM running gear is obsolete by today's standards and all of these Mustangs can be transformed into high-performance street machines that can compete with late-model Mustangs.

While some owners choose to preserve their Mustangs through an original restoration, other owners have upgraded their Mustangs into true driving machines by installing aftermarket suspension, steering, and driveline technology. Many owners have performed bolt-on upgrades that don't affect originality, while other owners have completed more extensive projects that modify and seriously upgrade these cars. Included in this book is information about installing a crate engine, big high-performance brake kits, coil-over shocks, tubular A-arms and so many other projects that increase performance by leaps and bounds.

From mild to wild, this book covers every component group of the car including engine, transmission, rear differential, front suspension, rear suspension, steering, chassis, electrics, interior, and more. Following the information in this book, you can build a high-performance street car as well as a track car. In no other book will you find the information to comprehensively transform the classic Mustang into a car that performs with the best on the road today.

Frank Bohanan has been a muscle car guy for more than 30 years. He is a regular contributor to Muscle Car Enthusiast, Mustang Enthusiast, and many other magazines.
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Title:Ford Mustang 1964 1/2 - 1973: How To Build And ModifyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.44 inPublished:February 13, 2014Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1934709603

ISBN - 13:9781934709603

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Table of Contents


Introduction 


Chapter 1:

Short-Block and Rotating Assembly 
Short-Block 
Rotating Assembly 
Block Selection 
Crankshaft Selection 
Balancer Considerations
Motor Mounts 


Chapter 2:

Camshafts, Cylinder Heads and Valvetrain 
Camshafts 
Springs 
Valvestem Seals 
Cylinder Heads 


Chapter 3:

Intake, Exhaust and Fuel Systems 
Intake System 
Carburetor 
Intake Manifold 
EFI Conversion 
Fuel System 
Exhaust System 


Chapter 4:

Ignition and Starting 
Ignition System 
Ignition Improvements 
Starting System 


Chapter 5:

Lubrication and Cooling 
Oil Pan 
Dry Sump Oiling System 
Wet Sump Oiling System 
Thermostat 
Radiator Cap 
Mechanical Fan 
Electric Fan 
Radiator 
Water Pump 


Chapter 6:

Engine Swaps 
Small-Block Windsor 
Big-Block 
Modular Engine 
5.0L Coyote 
Crate Engine  
Short-Block Assembly 
V&Belt versus Serpentine-Belt Systems 

Chapter 7:

Transmission 
Conversions 
Manual Transmission Upgrades 
Automatic Transmission Upgrades 

Chapter 8:

Driveline 
Driveshaft 
Yokes and U-Joints 
Rear Axle 


Chapter 9:

Brakes 
Master Cylinders and Power Boosters 
Brake Lines and Valves 
Front Calipers 
Rear Calipers and Parking Brakes 
Rotors and Pads 
Vehicle Type 1: Daily Driver 
Vehicle Type 2: High-Performance Street Car 
Vehicle Type 3: Streetable Track-Day/Drag Strip Car 

Chapter 10:

Suspension and Steering 
Suspension Upgrades 
Vehicle Type 1: Daily Driver 
Vehicle Type 2: High-Performance Street Car 
Vehicle Type 3: Streetable Track-Day Car 
Steering Upgrades 
Vehicle Type 1: Daily Driver 
Vehicle Type 2: High-Performance Street Car 
Vehicle Type 3: Streetable Track-Day Car 

Chapter 11:

Wheels and Tires 
Wheel Sizes 
Wheel Fitment Guidelines
Tire Categories 
Tire Size Designation
Tire Service Description 
Uniform Tire Quality Grading 

Chapter 12:

Interior 
Safety Considerations 
Seats and Pedals
Tilt Steering Column and Steering Wheel
Gauges 
Data Acquisition 


Chapter 13:

Electrical System
High-Output Alternator 
Headlamps 
Other LED Upgrades


Source Guide