Mustang 1968-2 bbl “A” code-by MCF Charles

Originally a 1968 289 2 bbl A code. Factory Meadowlark yellow and black standard interior with optional console.
 IMG_0503 IMG_0507
Total restoration was done completely by me in my garage and driveway. She came to me as a rust free example from southern Virginia. I completed the body work, stripped the existing paint, paint prepped, primed, painted the car in my favored color of 1967 Spring Time Yellow (more yellow pop). A complete upholstery kit including headliner were sourced from Laurel Mustangs as were bumpers, emblems and interior bright work pieces. A new windshield was needed, purchased and installed.
IMG_0506 IMG_0504
To achieve capable handling that these cars can achieve, I relocated the upper control arms, “invented” a twin front sway bar arrangement and installed with more than satisfying results. She carves corners like a pancake. KYB HP gas shocks keep everything predictable. The goal of this build was a reliable daily driver with capability for fun track days at Virginia International Speedway (pictured), the occasional stop light challenge, and road trips. I sourced a 1997 Ford Explorer 302 with the factory roller cam and GT heads. The motor is dressed to appear as it should circa 1968 with v belt pulleys, belts, etc. Ignition is Petronixs breaker less in the original distributor housing with matching 40K volt coil. Intake is Edelbrock performer matched with a Holley 600 cfm 4 bbl. Headman headers and Shelby style side exit exhaust round out the performance package. Lighting upgrades include 100 watt halogen hi beam, 55 watt low beams with relays. The entire car can be described as “Nothing radical”,but good and reliable.
The Stang rides on 15 x 7 inch Magnums 235/60/15 front and 15 x 8 inch Magnums 255/60/15 rear.
I can furnish pictures of other builds, restorations, and related if you would like. Two recents are a 1967 Ford F100 short bed, a 1981 Chevy C10 short box style side, a 1989 Dodge d100 long bed and an 89 4X4 Power Wagon long bed.
The 67 Fastback is in process as I write. She is close to prime and paint. The 390 FE is on the stand awaiting a mild port job on the C8AE-H heads and a set of FE Mustang headers, (pricey). In time I will complete and send accompanying videos and photos. The Stang will be refinished in her original Burn’t Amber and Saddle Interior cools. This was an apparently rare paint color and even more rare when matched with the Saddle Interior colors. I spotted a 67 Fairlane at the Myrtle Beach Good Guys show in Burn’t Amber and Saddle and was completely thilled with my choice.Build goals are roughly the same as the coupe. Can’t love ’em if you can’t drive ‘em.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Recent Facebook Posts

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

1 day ago

Muscle Car Fan

Barn find 68 cutlass 455, a barn full of 50s and 60s Oldsmobile and Cadillac parts. Video tour one Cutlass at the end still buried ...

2 days ago

Muscle Car Fan

Anyone know what this bumper guard fits? ...

Anyone know what this bumper guard fits?Image attachmentImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

Still have not tracked down the car it goes to

Close No cut out on these for the bumper like this one has

Most of the fords had a flat rubber strip?? I’m thinking mopar , satellite or cuda class

First thought, but naw...

71 Plymouth satellite.

A early 70s model. Maybe a ford maverick or a Plymouth duster? Hard to tell

Ford Pinto maybe. Though those old Challengers had similar guards like that.

On the car, am sure of it.

Who cares , ruler is a keeper though . Vote RED across the board .

Looks like it's for an early squarebody gm truck

a car

Ford 250 pickup push guard

Keep it chunk the ruler!! Blue all ready!!

Could be a vw bug 60s 70s

70s VW Beetle??

No markings on it anywhere?

How about a Dodge Dart?

1978 Ford LTD

I got it a car right

Camero split bumper

Can we not do car stuff w/o the political stuff?

Square body's had those too

A bumper

A bumper

View more comments

3 days ago

Muscle Car Fan

Barn Find Backhoe extracts 1967 Cutlass 442? 35 years resting ...

Comment on Facebook

I have a 38 chevy sedan, ready to restore.

This great car must be restored.

Beautiful cars!

I would like to see the car after it's been restored

Awesome car

In its DAY WOW !!

Looks like the 330 ci motor as well and not the 400.

Supreme with factory Spanish red paint.

I would already be pressure washing it

I just don’t understand people like this. WHY DIDNT THEY COVER IT UP!!!! Good grief!!!


They got it running and driving

Dirty sweet !

VIN and Title check in order Something smells fishy

Is it for sale

View more comments

5 days ago

Muscle Car Fan

1952 olds super 88 convertible awesome car ...

Comment on Facebook

They were the first muscle cars started in 1949 for olds they were fast.

Nice car.pretty

Nice ride

I love that ‘88!

View more comments

5 days ago

Muscle Car Fan

1964 Cadillac Convertible for parts at Franks ...

Comment on Facebook

Real barn find that needs to be sent to a scrap pile.only thing may be reusable was possible some of the dash but that was very questionable.

Hey the glovebox door looks to be in usable condition.

What condition is the front bumper in

It ain't worth shit

Reminds me of 48 hours


View more comments

Load more