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 offer 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 toploader 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.

Terry Moore: 1960-1973 Fords, Mustang, Fairlane, Comet & high-performance Ford parts.  Located in Tempe AZ 480-212-2190.

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

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

Vintage Auto Glass: Authorized Carlite dealer that sells glass for Mustang and Cougars with etched logo with date code at very good prices. Several of our customers have recommended them. 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

Restoration Services

Rock House Restorations 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.

Booster Dewey 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 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.

The Rimblow Buddy restores steering wheels and has the best reproduction rimblow switches.

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.

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

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. Customer recommended but not used by us yet. 

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. 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.

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. A few more pictures are located here.

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 of a 1969 BOSS 429 Engine compartment  without engine (Ed Meyer collection)

Pictures of a 1969 Mustang Grande survivor (Metuchen build)

Pictures of 1970 Shelby GT500 6,800 mile survivor

Pictures of a 1968 Shelby GT500KR 6,515 mile survivor

Pictures of a NOS 428 Super Cobra Jet oil filter adapter

Pictures of an original 1969 Mustang/Shelby convertible top header seal

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.