1965 Ford Mustang Race Car

Various Engines / Various Transmissions

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This was a very long lived car for me......15 years of going down the track, changing engines, adding electronics and chasing that ever elusive 'consistency' that needs to be there for bracket racing.  I really enjoyed this, and hope to return to it someday, but for now, look at the pictures and relive the memories with me.  The car was various colors during its' life, starting out as a dark maroon red when Fast Times sponsored it, then to a brilliant red, then to white with blue Shelby stripes, then ultimately to my favorite white with red Shelby stripes.

I had 3 different engines in the car.  Starting with the Fast Times provided 454 chevy, but my heart was always with Ford, so that went away and in went a 351 Cleveland with a 'flat' crank.  The thing sounded like a scalded banshee and would run mid 10's with high-port heads, but it would not stay together so I went with a very mild 351 Cleveland with some Keith Craft ported heads and it ran high 9's and low 10's and stayed together very well. 

I was able to win some events and always enjoyed it, but drag racing is a lot of work for just a few seconds of go-fast.

Was it Napoleon that said "I shall return"?

 

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Wheels up!  On way to victory at Shelby club event!  
 
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Sponsored by Dallas Mustang Parts.  Car ran consistent low 10's with 351 c.i.  Heads by Keith Craft.
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Lots of wires, switches, gadgets and gauges
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One of the first passes on the car.
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Fuel cell and lots of cranking power.
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This is the car being assembled after fresh paint, new engine and lots of new electronics.    
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Second incarnation of paint scheme after Fast Times sponsorship went away.
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This is how I used to go to the track.  35' trailer and a pretty nice car!
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Notice the "air conditioning" in a drag car.
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Rear spoiler built by Mike Duffy Race cars, Moore Oklahoma
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I had the engine out more times than I care to talk about.
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Needed lots of fuel
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My Racing office.
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Air under the tires!
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Get 'em hot!  On the way to another 9 sec pass
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More electronics.  Delay Box, shift controller etc.
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This the day of the first run down the track.  First sponsor, before decals.  Car had 454 Chevy in it.
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Rear discs.....courtesy of Mike Duffy Race Cars......Moore Oklahoma
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Some of my wiring handiwork!
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During assembly for refurb after 10 or so years of racing.
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The other Fast Times team car.
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During assembly for refurb after 10 or so years of racing.
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During assembly for refurb after 10 or so years of racing.

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