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1969 ***playboy Pink*** Mustang Fastback

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This is mine and my dads pride and joy. We have been restoring this car for about two years now with what little time and resources we have had available. It is a 1969 5.2 litre V8 fastback Mustang which we shipped over all the way from Colorado (USA) to the docks of sunny Themsport (London). we have formed a company called CAM (Classic American Muscle) and hope that one day we will be able to restore these beautiful pieces of American history as a full time occupation. As for now the main concern is getting the company off the ground ie restoring this car to its full factory fitted condition and colour. This happens to be Playboy pink, not my personal colour preference but this is the original colour and also an extremely rare colour, rumour has it that this car was only issued to the rich and famous. Possibly the legend himself known as Hugh Hefner.. anyway this car is the result of a lot of hard work and struggle which we have faced these past years and someday soon will be restored to its original glory and hopefully be the platform and step we need to have our own garage. If anyone has any info on this car it would be greatfully appreciated as even the hardcore enthusiasts dont seem to own one and only know of its rarety in this colour.. YES ITS RARE! lol click on the photobucket link and check out what we have done so far.. Much love Paddy and Dave x

Car Details:
5.2 litre V8 Windsor Block
Vin Number: 9R02T123124
BODY: 63A (Standard Interior, bucket seats)
TRIM: 2A (Charcoal black, corinthian vinyl and charcoal black kiwi vinyl)
DATE OF REGISTRATION: 19th November 1969
AXLE 6: 3.00:1
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5.2 liter?
Huh. Everyone's always informed me and everything I read also said that it was a 4 speed. I apologize for my ignorance.
There are toploader 3 speeds, 3 speed w/overdrives, close ratio 4 speeds, and wide ratio 4 speeds.
Ok, so what does that translate to in how they're different? The first one is three gears, the second is three gears and an overdrive gear (so technically 4 gears total), the third is 4 gears with an emphasis on acceleration through the gears, and the fourth is 4 gears with gears spaced out wider apart resulting less acceleration but higher top speed and lower rpm's at cruising speeds? How far off am I in my assumptions?
That's pretty close. The 3 speeds were an early transmission, and the overdrive tranny was a truck transmission. It had a "granny gear" for first, and when you went from 3rd to overdrive, it was almost like skipping a gear lol. They're junk and you don't want one.

You're correct on the close ratio being geared towards acceleration. The wide ratio is a little more street friendly, but gives no better cruising speed or anything like that, because the final drive ratio on all of them (accept the overdrive) is 1:1.
No, you can't convert an toploader to an overdrive because the output bearing on the O/D transmission is larger than the toploader transmission, so the cases and tailshafts are actually different. If you want O/D a T5 is your best bet.
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