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My 67 Mustang - 'Monroe'

The Little Engine That Could

Hey all, just thought I'd share my pride and joy for the last four years. The car was purchased as a rolling shell, original engine had multiple fist-sized holes in the block. The transmission is not original to the car but is the same one it had at the time of purchase. I took the project and ran with it, doing most of the work over the summer. Fresh out of high school, and admittedly the first time I had ever worked on a car. This particular project also happened to be my first car and thus was spoiled rotten! The car is clean, straight and 98% of the sheet metal is original. The undercarriage still clings to the original orange primer and nearly rust free. Bought from a neighbor the car had sat for at least five years, perhaps longer depending one when the engine blew out.

I decided to keep the car a six despite its particular bad rep and unpopularity because I felt it possessed a unique quality. I knew I'd be entering shows and inline engines aren't the stereotype. I also admire the challenge, within recent years performance and aftermarket products have allowed the six to become the powerhouses they were never acclaimed for being. However, they were known for strength, stability, torque, and dependability; that's all the reason I need to devote so much effort into creating an engine of a different caliber. I wanted to share what I thought would be a interesting and perhaps welcomed addition to the automotive culture, my own little piece of history. A story that will certainly be continued.

- Specifications and upgrade list - Manufacture date: January 25th, 1967 Plant: San Jose, California

Engine:Thriftpower 170ci Inline 6 .040 over
Transmission :C4 Automatic
Camshaft :Clay Smith 274/274 duration 110*
Rocker Arm:1:5 Adjustable
Timing:Dual chain
Distributor:Electric pointless system
Cooling:American Eagle 2 core aluminum radiator
Carburetor:1bbl Autolite 1100
Exhaust :Classic Inline's 6 to 2 one piece split manifold, two spintech 6000 series mufflers, custom true dual 60" side pipes


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ghpcnm on Nov 11, 2015 said:

WOW...What a great car. I love that 6 cyl.

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