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If I may start this by saying thank you. During the past year of ownership of my first car, this site was my saving grace when it comes to learning this car. Im a 16 year old junior in high school with college plans and job experience in computer tech. and networking. Cars have ALWAYS been my passion. Since the age of 7, going to a few different car shows and hearing stories of relatives who owned first gen mustangs, I was determined to own a horse. After years of hard savings with the idea of that mustang in the drive, I made it a reality. After much heart breaking drooling searching online, I found this 1965 inline 6. Built by a machinist for his son (we where told) , I traveled to a place with a gravel road as its main road outside of little rock. Then and there I fell in love. The unique 2 tone (silver top/blue bottom) and the pin striping of black separating the colors with the GT style strips and painted MUSTANG letters with a fading horse on the side was all me. We drove it home and the guy even called us to see if we actually made it. It was clear corners where cut ( big time) So many toggle switches (even on for the heat ) and such a poor job done with it , my local "Classic Mustang Specialist" told me it should have caught on fire. Not to mention the huge exhaust leak, carburetor leak, trunk leak, wasp nests that had been painted over , unclean body that causes paint to bubble, ect. And one by one has it been fixed with the best of my capabilities( and this form) and its my current daily driver. Its still far from daily driver quality, but thats the fun of it( if you think beating your head against a brink is relaxing) it breaks , you fix it. At this point, the car has been in the shop more than it has been home, not because of lengthy jobs or a slow machine but because I have something that I cant fix occur at least once every 2 weeks. Thats why I need you alls help. If you have any tips for me feel free. Im willing to learn and im very open to all ideas (even v8 swaps cause i already know thats coming.) Thanks for taking some time to help a younger gen pass on the knowledge.
 

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Welcome to the site! Sounds like you have your hands full, just let us know what you need help with as you run across your issues. There are a lot of knowledgeable, helpful individuals here that will go out of their way to help you out. Best of luck.
 

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Welcome to AFM. That was a well written introduction and I think you will be rewarded at the end of your journey after all the repairs are completed. You obviously see the potential in the classic you own even at you age which is refreshing.
 

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Thank you all. This car is part of who I am and im glad to help others with the knowledge i've gained this far as slim as it may be.
 

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Welcome to AFM.
 

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When I hear your story like yours I always think of the Kounting Cars show. I love that show and I have seen him turn some classic Mustangs into mean machines, both engine wise and body wise. I think I would almost do something like that if I had a classic like yours, but I understand how fulfilling it is to do things yourself over time. Good luck and welcome.
 
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