PleasePlease,really talk to lots of people onconcors side..If you actually have a early 65, then it is worth Double to Triple price than a late 65 car... If it has not been cut all up in pieces..End of the day it is your car, drum brakes are the best on rear end.. 8in has all you need..If truly 260engine,worth more than 289..I have had and do have late 65's and 66's.. Would love to have an early 65 car.. everyone will tell you lots of things to do to it, I just advise talking to Mustang people.. I know you want reliable car....Put the petronic(sp) point replacement, and newer carb on a 302 and then drive it.. Main thing is drive it, you may find out it is alot of fun driving..hey gang,
I have a 64 1/2 mustang that has a 260 v8, had automatic transmission.
I'm upgrading to a late 90's 5.0 and a T5 5 speed manual. My question comes to the rear differential gear ratio. I'm thinking about putting newer model rear axle in it with disc brakes and 8.8 diff. Anyone have my engine/trans combo? What gear ratio are you running? This car will be a cruiser, not a drag car. It will run 75 on the interstate, etc. 3.55LS a good choice? 3.73? I'd appreciate a little input. I'm going to research what are in newer mustangs and see what ratio fits the masses.