This website was created to share information regarding the restoration, upkeep and care of the 1965 Ford Mustang.

A lot of the information that appears on this website also applies to later Mustang models, most specifically the 1966 Mustang which is very similar to the ’65 version, and the ’64 1/2 Mustangs which are almost exactly the same as the ’65 models.

Full disclosure: I’m not a car mechanic. I’m just a regular guy who owns a ’65 Mustang. Although I’m not a professional, I’ve picked up a few handy bits of knowledge along the way.

The primary goal of this website is to keep a record of any useful information i learn (so I can come and look it up if i ever face the same issue some years down the road), and to share it with others like myself.

Mustang coupe 1965

When I first bought my Mustang, I used to run to the garage(?) in case of trouble. It quickly dawned on me that the cost of owning and maintaining a classic car was way more than I was willing to sink into my hobby.

So necessity dictated that I learn the basics of car repair myself.

I quickly noticed that there was no handy source of easy-to-understand information available. There is a wealth of knowledge on this topic on the internet, but it’s fragmented accross forum replies, blog comments, partial scans of manuals and the like.

So now, whenever I learn something, I gather all this information and shape it into an (hopefully) easy-to-understand guide.

Hopefully, this information can help guys like myself, trying to learn how to take car of their rides by themselves.

My ride is a 1965 Coupe Ford Mustang with a 289 V8 4.7 liter engine. As such, the information I provide is necessarily most adapted to this particular model. It used to have the original 2-barrel Autolite 2100 carburetor, but I had to replace it with a 2-barrel Holley street avenger 500cfm, with great results.

Mustang horse emblem