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Old 12/18/2017, 10:24 PM   #1
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6-Cylinder '68 Mustang

Have any of you owned or driven a 6-cylinder Mustang. Is there any spunk to them at all? Will an air conditioner drag them down?

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Old 12/18/2017, 10:51 PM   #2
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I built a 67 Mustang coupe that was a bit of a GT/CS clone. It had side scoops and a spoiler trunk lid and end caps. This, plus a front air dam and a 69 Mach I hood scoop.

It was powered by a stock 250 6 shooter. The one other add is I removed the 3 speed toploader of the 67/68 era and bolted up a toploader 4 speed! It is a direct bolt in with the same clutch and same driveline. A true bolt in with of course the 4 speed shift linkage. No other changes at all.

The 4 speed woke up the six cylinder a whole bunch! The 3 speed has such a huge gear jump between 2nd and 3rd it really hurts the six. Give it the extra cog of a 4 speed, or better yet a 5 speed, and it is really fun to drive and works quite well. My car had the stock 4 bolt rear end with 3.25 gears that also helped a bunch.

The six has plenty of poop when given the extra gear spacing!!!

Rob

And by the way, there are 4 bolt style steel wheels available! No one will know and that is what I am doing with the current build in my shop for a customer.

http://www.kentuckymustang.com/product_p/7610.htm
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Old 12/18/2017, 11:01 PM   #3
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I restored a '68 coupe, 200ci 6 cyl- Factory A/C, P/S, A/T. It was VERY nice, mild mannered driver.

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Old 12/19/2017, 06:10 AM   #4
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We restored a 67 200 I6 with AC. I would fill the trunk put my two boys in the back seat turn on the AC and drive it 75. Then get 20+ MPG. The strait six has a lot of torque and if you use the 3.25 gears you will be pleased with the performance. It will never be a 289 though.
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Old 12/19/2017, 08:10 AM   #5
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Arlie,
I’m sure you have seen Mustang’s advertised with Offenhauser intake manifold’s, both three singles or one 4bbl. Also split headers to a dual exhaust. I know I’m just a little bit off kilter but I really like the look of this set up.

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Old 12/19/2017, 11:54 AM   #6
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Clifford Performance has been the main stay in 6 shooter performance. Myself, I would not do this and go V8, but at the same time it would be a nice conversation piece at a car show!

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Old 12/19/2017, 01:42 PM   #7
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I could put a Paxton on it and claim the car is an experimental Shelby.
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Old 12/19/2017, 02:18 PM   #8
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NOW were talkin!!! I would do a 5 speed and 3.50 gears!! It would make it a hoot to drive!!

Do you have one locally? Did you see this one? Low mileage, but the paint job looks like they did not paint under the hood. Or two tone on purpose.

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https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/c...414599915.html
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Old 12/19/2017, 03:41 PM   #9
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It's this one.
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Old 12/19/2017, 04:03 PM   #10
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Wow, That is B E A U T iful!!! It would be so cool to 5 speed it! It would be difficult to AOD it. It would take a special bell housing

But they have manual ones!! Picture looks wrong, but is supposed to be the one


https://www.summitracing.com/parts/q...-size/3-3l-200

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Old 12/19/2017, 04:15 PM   #11
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Definitely the best color!
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Old 12/19/2017, 04:38 PM   #12
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Are you going to buy it??
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Old 12/19/2017, 05:54 PM   #13
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Wow, love the C stripe, interior, vinyl top and the wheels. And the fog lights too!
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Old 12/19/2017, 06:36 PM   #14
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Are you going to buy it??
We're discussing it.

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Old 12/19/2017, 07:08 PM   #15
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If you buy it, will there be any fun stuff left for you to do? I think it's cleaner and nicer than my "new" car :)
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