Resto Resources

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

Parts

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

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 480-941-6019.

Randy Sizemore: Specializes in hard to find 1965-70 Mustang/Shelby parts 765-265-1993 shelbycobra@hughes.net

Troy White: NOS 1967-70 Parts  541-561-3477 cell/text  Email: hmc@eotnet.net

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.

Restoration Services

Armond Dagostini Restorations painted my 1969 CJ convertible and is a good friend doing great work!  Fun site to browse.

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.

Anghel Restorations specializing in 1969-70 Mustangs/Shelby restoration, suspension component restoration, master cylinder rebuilding, used parts, restored production original parts and detailed written appraisals and inspections.

O'Connor Ford Distributor Rebuilding and Restoration Service is a rebuilder of distributor vacuum advances and Carter X fuel pumps.  Customer recommended.  --currently closed--

Rhode Island Wiring Service will re-wrap your trunk wire harness and use the same thread color that your car came with.  Its best to send them the harness and let them unwrap your original harness so they can document how it was wrapped from the factory.  They will then test, clean, then rewrap it with the correct colored thread.

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 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.

1969 BOSS 429 Magnum 500 Wheels: Valley Wire Wheel Services will rechrome your original wheels. They are located in Van Nuys California: 818-785-7237 (Mike)

1970 BOSS 302, 429 Magnum 500 Wheels: Valley Wire Wheel Services in Van Nuys California 818-785-7237 (Mike) will separate the rim and centers. Send the centers to Ogden Chrome for satin chrome. The rims are then sent to a local chrome shop. Once the centers and rims are plated they will be reunited. You will have to apply the painted black areas yourself. Some shops say they will do the restoration correctly with the satin centers etc but nobody has nailed it like Ogden Chrome  and Valley Wire Wheel Services says Armond of Dagostini Restorations. It will take several months to have this done so plan ahead. Expect to spend around $2,500 to $3,000 for everything.

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 Zeeman 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. 

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.

Interviews & Pictures

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.

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

Convertible Top Pictures of an original production white convertible top.  Notice the pads on top of the trunk wheel wells. Thank you Ed Meyer.

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

Bob Perkins Restoration shop is a great place to visit if you ever get the chance.  Bob is 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.

  

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