What problems should I be looking for when inspecting possible purchase vehicle. Looking for a V-8, 4 speed.
[I have a 1966 Mustang coupe, 289.] Crucial you check for rust! Get an inspector if you can't personally see the vehicle before you buy it. Specifically, check for rust on/around the cowl area. One tell tale sign is if you feel moisture on the carpet, either on the driver's side or passenger side. Take a really bright flash light, and look up from the underneath the dash. Look for the tell tale signs of rust, up there, looking at the cowl, but from underneath looking up (again, up underneath the dash). On the driver's side, there is an air intake vent, shine your flash light up around there. See my two attached pictures of the rust problem I found in the cowl area, driver's side. If a potential buyer lets you, pour water down into the cowl, emulating rain fall. Also pour water down the windshield, again like rain fall. Then, look for water dripping down from under the dash, into the floor board area, especially around the driver's side. To really check thoroughly, it will ideally require pulling up the carpet and then look for leaks dripping down. That will tell you you have a leak from the cowl area, and/or the windshield. I know this now because I discovered this rust problem in the cowl area and the windshield (especially the driver's side) AFTER I bought the car. Major lesson learned for me, hope to save you some heart burn. Not saying don't buy it, but you go into purchase negotiations with your eyes open. Good luck!What problems should I be looking for when inspecting possible purchase vehicle. Looking for a V-8, 4 speed.