Resto Resources

This is a list of other parts and service providers we have used over the years...


Scott Fuller Reproductions makes complete perfect concours correct exhaust systems for your 1965-1970 Mustang/Shelby.

Precision Exhaust offers complete exhaust systems that fit good at a reasonable cost. Customer recommended. 860-617-0556

Insta-Black 333 is a blackening agent really good for cast iron parts like your transmission case and other bare steel finishes.

David Kee is best top-loader restoration service we know. 

Aldridge Motorsports specializes in rebuilding BOSS 429 engines but also has a large stock of used parts for BOSS 429 Mustangs.  We recommend him for BOSS 429 engine rebuilding and parts.

Randy Sizemore: Specializes in hard to find 1965-70 Mustang/Shelby parts 765-265-1993

Tony Navarra:  T&D HiPo Motors specializes in used Ford parts. 408-316-9607‬

Troy White: NOS 1967-70 Parts  541-561-3477 cell/text  Email:

Buntman's Obsolete Torino & Cyclone Parts has the largest inventory of 1968-71 Torino and Cyclone parts in the country. They are a good honest family company to work with.

CycloneSpecialties: 1970-71 Mercury Cyclone obsolete parts source. Drivetrain and related parts for 429 S/CJ.

Vintage Auto Glass: Authorized Carlite dealer that sells glass for Mustang and Cougars with etched logo with date code at very good prices. Reports are customer service can slow and inconsistent. 860-872-0018. Takes some time to get so plan accordingly.

DSD Restorations makes exact reproduction disc brake soft lines with a single crimp, part numbers and date codes just like the originals. 870-780-4999

Engine & Carburetor ID Tags: "Twister John" 651-274-0211‬

Bill Healy Ford Four Speed Shifters: Bill can help you with parts to rebuild or repair your original Ford shifter. He can be contacted through his eBay store. Contact him if you don't see the part your looking for on eBay, he probably has it in his stock. 

Restoration Services

Rock House Racing smog pump and distributor restorations. Jim Woods offers restoration services, pumps sold outright and parts for original 1967-73 Ford smog pumps. Jim is our go-to guy when we need a smog pump to look and function like a NOS pump. Pumps can be date coded to your need. We also send him our Ford distributors for Concours restoration and tune. 770-823-1370

Apple Hydraulics Rebuilds master cylinders and other brake components.  We've had several of our customers use these guys and so far they have been happy.

Power Brake Booster Exchange rebuilds all type of brake boosters. We have used them for every brake booster restoration since 1997. Always fast, reasonably priced and honest.

Instruments Services, Inc can rebuild your factory gas tank sending unit. They can also repair and calibrate to original factory operating specifications.  No cosmetic restoration.  Clock and gauge rebuilding.  Clock kits.

DSD Restorations can restore your factory radiator cap, brake components, shocks & starter solenoids. 870-780-4999

Anghel Restorations specializing in 1969-70 Mustangs/Shelby restoration, suspension component restoration, master cylinder rebuilding, Carter X fuel pump restoration, used parts and detailed written appraisals and inspections.

Chockostang Classic Mustang rebuilds original steering boxes, power steering pumps, rams, control valves etc. Several customers have used them with good results.

Brian McDivitt 740-922-9680 offers concours distributor vacuum advance, Ram Air vacuum motor (R & Q-code) & Carter fuel pump restoration.

Bill Herdon's Pony Warehouse offers concours distributor vacuum advance, Ram Air vacuum motor (R & Q-code)

Fred's Classics restores early Mustang/Shelby 289HP and 351C fuel pumps.  Phone 661-251-2362 Info provided by one of our customers. Note: We cannot recommend or not recommend this vendor since we have not used his services.

Python Restoration is the best seat belt restoration service we know.  They did the seat belts in 1970 BOSS 429 we restored so we know what their work looks like. Higher quality workmanship and more accurate than Snake Oil.

Rim Blow Steering Wheel Restoration: These guys really do nice work. They also have the good American made switches and can restore your center pad. I have used them several times in the past but not recently.

Holley Carburetor Restoration & Plating: Tom Zeman 631-581-2009 Several customers have used Tom's services and rave about how good the plating looks.

1957-77 Ford Carburetor Restoration: Concours restoration or basic rebuild service for all Holley, FoMoCo, Autolite and Motorcraft carburetors. Concours correct platings applied in house. Henry 503-970-7955 (leave message and he will call you back).

Shine On Me Trim Restoration repairs your brite-dip anodize aluminum trim to look like new. They also polish stainless steel, chrome plastic and pot metal parts. Customers say they do great work but they are not cheap. Update 12/16/22 Not sure still in business. Website is offline. Suggest contacting first. Email: Phone: 949-394-5985

Sihilling Metal Polishing repairs brite-dip anodized trim moldings to look like new. They also polish stainless steel. My friend who lives in the Los Angles area says these guys do great work. He has used them for several projects.
Located in Santa Ana California 714-543-7051 

Ford Shifter Restoration: 1962-69 Ford shifter restoration & parts. Bill Heeley 301-774-6710

Hurst Shifter Restoration: Pete at Precision Pontiac is known in the Pontiac hobby for his high quality Hurst Shifter restorations but he also restores FORD Hurst Shifters. He makes sure every component of your original shifter is within specifications and has its original factory plating finishes.

Hoss' Gear Shop: Specializes in rebuilding manual transmissions and rear ends. He has been doing it for over 40 years and is very knowledgeable. Located in Mt Pleasant, PA 724-423-6502 can rebuild your rear end and help source original parts if you don't have them. Our customers have had only good things to say about this company.

Ignition Engineering in Anaheim, California has restored Ford distributors for a few of our customers over the years. We have never used them but they have all reported good experiences.

Midlife Wire Harness Restorations taillight harness braiding service, tach conversions and Mustang harness repairs.

Hood Hinge Restoration: They install new oversized rivets that match yours and crush them with the correct crosshatch or round ball pattern. The website doesn't show Mustang hinges but we had a customer who sent him a set and said they looked perfect.

Interviews, Pictures & How To

Chrysler Assembly Line Engineer Yes, I know it's not about building a Ford but it gives you first-hand account of what it took to build a car back then.  Chrysler had the same basic assembly methods so this might help explain why your car didn’t follow the assembly manual exactly. If anyone knows of an ex-Ford assembly line worker I sure would like to interview him or her.

1969 428 Cobra Jet Convertible we restored years ago. This is my personal car that I restored years ago. Currently we have it apart to upgrade a few parts and fix a few technical issues we missed the first time around. 

Autolite Group 27 Battery Rebuild: How to forum post with instructions for gutting your dead Autolite battery.

Audio recorded interview with an ex-Ford assembly line employee.  Interviewed by Jack Brooks & Ed Meyer. (temporally unavailable)

Pictures 1969 BOSS 302 Bob Perkins restored

Bob Perkins Restoration shop is a great place to visit if you ever get the chance.  Bob was a contributing editor and technical advisor to Mustang Monthly, writer of The Resto Roundup column for Mustang Monthly Magazine, Bloomington Gold Survivor Zenith Judge (Ford products) and is the Mustang Club of America (MCA) Authenticity head judge.  His website also has many pictures of original cars, rare parts, and other cool stuff.