Bought a 67 K code Mustang

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Horsman, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Horsman

    Horsman Well-Known Member

    Recently had a family friend offer me a chance to buy their old Mustang, since it is such a rare and nice car I could not help myself. Car was drag raced all its life and has been sitting in storage for over forty years. Since it was used mainly for drag racing, some of the original K code specific parts are long gone. Thought I would check in with my Buick community to see if you guys might know of a Mustang guru who might have some parts they could sell. Any leads appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
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  2. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    I found you a friend
  3. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

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  4. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Very nice! I had a complete K code drivetrain in my old street rod.
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  5. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    Jeff ,
    There is this wiseman guy over in Lucas with contacts at Dallas Mustang .

    PS you need to display it at MCACN this November .

  6. Nailhead

    Nailhead Gold Level Contributor

    Post some photos!
  7. Horsman

    Horsman Well-Known Member

    IMG_0988.JPG IMG_1012.PNG IMG_1019.JPG IMG_1020.JPG IMG_1027.JPG IMG_1040.PNG Some old photos (black and white from 1972, old color from 1968). The garage shot on jack stands is where it has was stored, some in my driveway the day I picked up. Trunk full of old drag race trophies. I know the hood scoop is hideous.
  8. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Jealous! I love that color green on the '67-'68s....very cool. Congratulations on the score. I'd dang near keep it the way it is as a time capsule drag car. Those little K-code 289s ripped.
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  9. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Congrats! That's an amazing find. Tough call on that hood scoop.... keep it for the history, or replace it 'cause it's hideous!
    The first resto I was involved in as a teen was a friends maroon '67 fast back. I ended up buying a 66 GS from his older brother just before I turned 16.
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  10. Horsman

    Horsman Well-Known Member

    Glad you approve. The hood will be removed and kept with the car, I cringe ever time I look at it. Probably cool in seventies, not so much today.
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    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Jeff that's a very cool Mustang you got there. Enjoy.
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  12. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    That would have been a tough pass. Love those '67 fastbacks! Congrats.
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  13. gsman66

    gsman66 Only in Texas....

    Love it! One of my favorites years for the fastbacks.
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  14. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Nice score ! Great looking . Agree loose the hood!
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  15. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Agree with all of the above. '67/68s are my favorites, notch or fastback.
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  16. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    My favorite color on a Mustang! Looks great!
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  17. k.pascoe

    k.pascoe 73 Century Gran Sport 455

    In today dollars the K code engine was $3450 plus the GT package which was mandatory @ $1565. In retrospect the 390 ci would could be had on any model was $263. ($2000 in 2019 dollars)
    That car has quality restoration written all over it.
    Good job!!! Nice score.
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  18. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Having owned quite a few 390s (and currently owning one), I think stock for stock, a K-code 289 would murder one in a race.
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  19. k.pascoe

    k.pascoe 73 Century Gran Sport 455

    Stock for stock a hydraulic lifter '67 390ci engine rev'd to a mighty 4600 rpm while the little solid lifter 289 would rev to over 7000 rpm if you would let it. I loved that little 4" bore motor.
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  20. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Agreed, sir....... Hey Jeff, did the car happen to come with any timeslips? Or did they tell you what it used to run?

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