Picked up a new project.
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Picked up this 68 fastback this week. Always wanted a fastback so when one popped up close by for a reasonable (compared to what you normally see) price, I picked it up.
Plans are to swap the 289 out for a roller cam 351w, which will eventually be stroked to a 408w.
-put the 67 Shelby nose from MTF on along with the 68 Shelby hood.
-4 wheel disc brakes, sticking with 04 Cobra set-up. Same as the coupe only going to stick with manual brakes
-FiTech EFI kit with Tanks Inc EFI fuel tank
The car really only needs some parts of the floorpan replaced. I have lots and lots of parts from the previous owner. It is a factory console car and factory AC. I plan on getting the Marti report soon, I like to have them.
The story from the previous owner is that in 1984-85, this car was owned by a restaurant manager who let a couple of his employees drive it drunk one night. They smacked a wooden fence and took out the grille/valance and dinged up the fender. The owner had it sent to the body shop where it was sanded down and going to be completely repainted, but the owner lost interest. The guy I bought it from was driving by the bodyshop and saw it, bought it from the them and placed it in a warehouse where it sat till last December (2015). He was slowly gathering parts to do a big build on it, but never got around to it. He had 3-4 other classic Mustangs sitting around when I picked this one up. He did a full tune-up and re-did the brakes all around (4 wheel drum currently).
The car runs and everything seems to work except the gas tank and the heater. While sitting is storage the heater core gave out and thats why the floorpan needs fixed. The fuel tank is super nasty, the car currently the car runs off a 1 gallon gas can.