1967 Ford Mustang 350

Breathing New Life – Preparing the Rocker Covers on a 1967 Ford Mustang for Paint

With American V8s the first thing you notice in the engine bay is the Rocker Covers.

One of the most iconic of these is the historic ”Cobra by Ford” covers that graced the tops of some of the most legendary race and sportscar engines the American continent has ever produced.

Our 1967 Ford Mustang has got these very covers fitted on top of its small-block V8. These covers will be refinished in-house by our paint and body teams to make sure that when they go back on, they look just like, if not better, than the day they were fitted.

On the Straight and Narrow – Looking into the Steering on our 1967 Ford Mustang

This 1967 Ford Mustang isn’t like many others. This is a right-hand drive 1967 Ford Mustang.

That does make refurbishing the suspension and steering systems a little bit trickier. But, it’s nothing our in-house restoration technicians can’t handle. The conversion was done on the car prior to its history with ourselves, apparently done during the vehicles life done in the Phillipines.

Our Technician, Paul, has been slowly taking apart the steering rack in preparation to be rebuilt along with its suspension set up.

We are currently sourcing replacement pieces for the vehicle thanks to the detailed nature of the assessment on each component of this unique Mustang.

Ford Mustang – researching parts

It’s proving a bit of a challenge sourcing parts for our 1967 Ford Mustang right hand drive converted classic. Many suppliers across the UK are eager and willing to help us find replacement parts but as you would imagine, a lot of original components have had to change as part of the conversion. Parts begged, stolen and borrow from other vehicles…like the Vauxhall Cavalier steering rack.

Through a good friend and colleague of ours, John from Norfolk Brake and Clutch Specialists, we have a guy able to overhaul the steering rack. Fantastic news as this was our first major obstacle.

Now we are speaking with Mustang specialists from all over the UK to help us on our recommission journey.

Who would’ve thought a classic Mustang would be so challenging!

Steering rack over-haul.

After Paul did inspection work on the 1967 Ford Mustang 350, one of the first things that are being done is that the steering rack is being sent off to be over-hauled, after it was found to be leaking at the seals.

Mustang gets a thorough inspection.

Paul has been giving our 1967 Ford Mustang 350 a thorough check over and noting down any issues he does find. So far, he’s found that the wheels aren’t sitting quite right and there’s a leak coming from the underside that needs further investigation work.

Ford Mustang up and running!

The electronic ignition was the issue with the Mustang not starting upon collection. John has worked his magic and now she’s all fired up!

We still can’t go anywhere as we have no brakes…well we can go places, we just can’t stop!

Rarer than a galloping rocking horse s***…

Being around classic cars all day, everyday they all have a story to tell and we love to hear about them.

The history, the life that the car has had and the owners that have sat in the seats all make up a great story.

We see and work on a lot of rare cars. When we heard of the rarity of latest addition we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. This may look like any regular 1967 Ford Mustang but look closely…something seems to be in the wrong place! Some would argue that it’s a much better place but the purests might not agree.

Today we collected our 1967 Ford Mustang 350 Shelby…right hand drive!

Believed to have been converted to right hand drive in the Philippines some years, once we delve deeper into the car’s history we will be able to build a bigger picture of the car’s exciting life up to now!

For now…we have collected the car and is safe with us in the workshops awaiting further updates.