A Very Special Guest

As this is the first post of the year; Happy New Year to all our readers and followers and we hope you all had a great Christmas. Thanks to those of you who dropped us gifts into the office all of which was very much appreciated. We thought we would that we would start the first post off with a bang, it doesn’t get much better than this:

Adam had kept it quiet that there was going to be a very special guest coming to the UK over Christmas to visit him for a stop over before they went back to the USA. That special guest is his friend Cleo Shelby. Cleo landed in the UK before Christmas and Adam was there to pick her up and take her back to his home while Cleo finalised arrangements for what she needed to do while over here in the UK. As Adam is a private person he fully respects Cleo’s privacy and the need to get away from it all now and again. With that in mind the visit was kept quiet to stop any unwanted attention which would allow Cleo to just get on and do her thing. Cleo would stay at Adam’s home before she returned to the USA where she was treated just like one of the family. It was a time to relax and not have to worry about anything except just being yourself, a pub visit, meals out and of course the catch ups late into the night.

Adam had asked Cleo to sign the odd thing or two for him. Cleo kindly agreed and wrapped up warm in a borrowed coat and was then taken out into the British cold weather. Cleo was shown around Adam’s vast parts stores and car just as big a car collection. Cleo was impressed by the number of cars Adam had and realised why Adam has so many guard dogs to protect his premises. Cleo was even treated to the full access guided tour even to the out-of-the-way areas where the rarities are stored. Adam had uncovered his much-loved Shelbys in anticipation for the evening signing session should Cleo agree of course. Cleo sat in each one of the cars to sign them for him. There was no expense sparred on the new Sharpie pens which were bought just for the this occasion in a selection of colours, black or silver. The only down side was trying to sort out a good balance of lighting for Cleo to see what she was doing and also for the camera work during the signings as it was starting to get dark very quickly. Sometimes the lighting and camera work getting in each others way! As with all signatures proof is always part of the provenance so Cleo was happy to oblige there too for us, just in case some people didn’t believe the authenticity of the signatures. Adam has more photo’s but they are for his private collection and not to be plastered all over the internet.

Adams Orange KR was up first.

Adam’s anniversary Hertz.

A friend and good customer of Adam’s had his anniversary Hertz at the yard for a little work which also received the coveted Shelby signature.

Next up was Adam’s pride and joy, his genuine un-restored 1966 Hertz. Adam explained to Cleo how he come to get the rare beast before she signed it in silver for him.

After the guided tour of the workshops and the yard it was back up to the offices for some warmth and conversations. In the offices there was a little more signing to be done on three DeAgostini 1:8th scale ’67 Shelby GT500 models. They were for Adam’s grandson’s Jack (a part finished model), Gary’s and Mart’s completed models waiting for that special signature.

Jack’s model being signed:

Gary’s model being signed:

Mart’s model and book being signed:

Those who are eagle-eyed will see that the cars are different as the aerial was removed on Mart’s car for transport other wise it didn’t fit in the storage box. There was also a Limited Edition book called “The Art of the Mustang” which Mart sneaked into the mix to be signed by Cleo on the author’s signature page too.

Cleo was now in much need of a hot cup of tea, so it was back to the house and get ready for the night out and something to eat. Cleo had given Lynn and Adam their gifts, Adam’s was a Limited Edition still boxed 1966 Hertz model in mint condition that was originally given to Carroll Shelby himself.

Thank You Very Much Cleo.

We can only say a huge thank you to Cleo for taking time out (especially in the freezing cold), to sign the full-sized cars and models for us. You can bet your car keys that these cars, the model’s and the book will not be parted with just for the money. Cleo’s signatures just make special items very special and unique indeed, none of which you will be seeing on eBay!

Questions & Exhausts

The week reached a nice high point by changing the V8 rumble sounds of two very nice rare cars, for different reasons. We start this weeks post with the Park & Pic section with a little added twist!

This week’s Park & Pic car is owned by Gary W. whose rare car we have been looking over the recent years for him.

Gary’s latest visit to our yard was to swap the car’s near silent single exhaust, for a nice new dual system without the excess noise if possible was the brief. As Gary wasn’t too sure what “sound” he was after we gave Gary a sound tour! As any Petrol Head (UK) or Gear Head (USA) will know, the exhaust not only helps with performance but also helps with the throttle response and not just the sound or character of the car. We took Gary around the cars in the yard and storage and started them up for him to hear the difference between the engine note of each exhaust setup. Gary eventually picked the sound he liked with the eventual winner being the classic 2″ dual system from Scott Drake’s with a “H” cross pipe. This setup gives a more even and balanced V8 burble, the mufflers are more about driving pleasure but without the shout. After all, driving a convertible with the hood down with the wind in your hair is a real pleasure in Classic Mustang, when fitted with a loud and shouty exhaust may sound good for a while, but it can soon become tiresome on a long trip.

Here the single exhaust setup is shown with two mufflers that give that silent cruising experience.

The twin system being fitted which is a difficult job to get right on a convertible due to the additional strengthening under the car. You have to position the exhaust so that there is no vibration off the pipes moving and touching the bodywork especially when the engine is under load or engine braking. The final exhaust tips were fitted with the classic turn-downs that are just visible under the rear valance.

While we were fitting the rear section it was time to sort out the rear spring plates that were a little (ahem), distorted should we say. The plate which is under the leaf springs and axle also takes the connection for the rear shocks. The change of leaf spring plate will make the car sit better again and the shocks become more effective again.

The new plates were under-seal treated and fitted back to the car.

Gary has kindly sent us a couple of pictures of his car under the hood, before we got her and then after some little updates.

We mentioned that this Park & Pic will be with a twist! That twist is that we bombarded Gary with questions while he was with us and we thought we would share his interesting story with you. Although this looks like a lot of words it’s not and is a great read.

MM- Your name for the record and do you have a nick name? Gary W aka “Boris”!

MM- What was your occupation and what are you doing in your retirement? I started life as a commercial vehicle mechanic before joining Ford. I did lots of jobs at Ford mostly in Commercial Vehicles and ended up as Commercial Vehicle Director before retiring.

MM- Do you have any hobbies or pastimes? Old Mustangs, grandchildren and playing guitar and banjo.

MM- How did you hear about Mustang Maniac? When I bought my old car some years ago I needed lots of parts and Mustang Maniac seemed to be the only ones out there who carried it all in stock. Some suppliers ‘say’ that they have the parts in stock, but in reality they get it shipped from the US once your order is placed. I was let down badly with false promises from a number of suppliers which made me look around for other reliable supplier. I was then recommended the great Mustang Maniac guys and I have never looked back since.

MM- Why did you want a mustang? I had various cars and motorbikes before I ended up with a Cobra replica with a Ford 351 engine under the hood with all the nice bits. But I really fancied an early Mustang.

MM- Why this particular car? It seemed to call out to me. I knew I wanted an early car although I wasn’t fussed about a convertible as I was looking for a nice coupe. Then I spotted this car in a dealer ad and before I knew it, the cobra was exchanged and it found its way to my garage.

MM- Is there any history about your car that would be a talking point to other Mustang owners? That’s interesting as it only came with its last title owner from the US. I spent 6 months searching web sites..it was made a bit easier as it’s a very unusual colour and spec (D Code). I struck lucky on a vintage Mustang forum when I searched the “Pagoda Green” D code and found a thread from a guy in Terre Haute, Indiana – the last known US address of my car. I contacted the guy and he gave me a good start on tracking its history right back to owner number one who bought it after visiting the New York World Fair Launch in April 1964. I wrote ‘old fashioned letters’ to each owner in turn and all but one sent me pics and info – interestingly its been blue, red (twice) and finally was bare metalled I the early 90’s and painted back to its current factory colour.

MM- Has there been any problems with the car and how were they fixed? There were lots of mechanical issues, mostly because the underneath had been restored in the 80’s. It was nicely done, but the correct 64 1/2 parts were not really available then, as a result these cars tended to be ‘just nice old cars’ they were often just patched up. I replaced all the rubber bits, all fuel and brake lines, cleaned and painted the chassis, as well as replacing a long list of other bits and bobs.

MM- What do you like best about your car? I love the colour, although I do appreciate that it might not suit everyone. But that’s the beauty of our hobby – each to his or her own. I like the attention it gets whenever I take it out, but I mostly enjoy the great friends I have made since owning it. Mustang Maniac has a huge circle of friends and they all have stories to tell and advice to give when you need it – a fantastic group of people.

MM- Any dislikes about your car? I think I can ‘hear it going rusty’ from 100 paces. Adam has thoroughly inspected and worked on my car for a number of years now and he tells me it’s not going rusty – but such is my paranoia. Joking aside, I love it!

MM- Is this a keeper car or do you intend to change it in the future? No, this will probably be my last old car, although I have said that before.

MM- Do you drive it much if so where too? While it’s not a trailer queen by any means, I do use it sparingly..mostly for trips to the pub on a sunny day, which isn’t very often as we live on rainy island. Now that Adam and Al have worked their charms on her, I have no excuses for not using it. Well that’s the plan this year.

MM- Do you show the car? Yes I have shown it over the years. I am always amused when people stand by it and say loudly that “they never made Mustangs in that colour”, sometimes I leave it, sometimes I chirp up with the truth – it is believed that Ford only made 200 Pagoda Green “D Code”  Convertibles before changing the colour in June 1964.

MM- Will you show the car this year? I plan to….I’d like to join the MM gang at a few shows this year.

MM- What’s your favourite car to date and why? My 1964 1/2 Mustang!

MM- What was your worst car and why? Morris Marina, I had one and it had truly awful handling and it was like an aspirin…..it seemed to dissolve in water! 😂

MM- Which car had you owned that you wished you had kept and why? A 1965 Ford Zodiac. I spent a fortune on it and it was lovely, but I had to sell it as I was saving to get married.

MM- what’s your dream car? Ford GT40

MM- Do you have any plans for upgrades to your Mustang? Not much really, other than fixing a feisty carb (the original Autolite 4 barrel) with either a rebuild, or maybe a replacement Holley. Then it’s just keeping the paint looking good. It’s a fine balance between keeping it as original as possible and renewing parts as they start to look shabby.

MM- Does your wife share your passion? Yes..ish…probably ‘tolerates’ rather than ‘shares’ – she loves the car though.

MM- Does she or do you let her drive it? She has no real interest in driving it.

MM- Would you go on a car or driving holiday? Not really as there are too many cars on the road now. They tend to make little allowance for a cherished old car, even though early Mustangs can more than keep pace with moderns.

MM- Have you met any famous car guys and what were they like? I met Carroll Shelby at the Goodwood Revival some years ago. He was truly charming and we chatted (he talked and I listened) for half an hour.

MM- Any hero’s you would like to have meet? Henry Ford and Elvis Presley.

MM- Who would you go on a cross USA Route 66 road trip with and why? I would love to do it ‘cannonball rally’ style with Jim Clark.

MM- What has been the biggest benefit of Mustang Maniac for you? Their expertise..as this was my first American car. I had no idea what it should drive like and assumed that when it rolled all over the place, they all did at. The guys have fettled my car over a number of years, so the car I have today bears little resemblance to the car that I originally bought – thanks again to the Mustang Maniac team.

MM- Any advice to a potential Mustang owner who wants to get into the classic car scene? Just do it! Look long and hard for the best car you can afford, buy wisely after taking advice from the right people. Have a yearly budget for repair, maintenance and running costs and enjoy the car while improving it.

MM- Thank you Gary.

We have not forgotten your cars if you have them sent in to us. Please keep sending them in, we love to see the cars and what better way to lead a blog post?

Customers Cars:

Yogi was pleased to see a genuine Shelby GT350 that had come in for a replacement exhaust. The exhaust was supplied by the customer with a new Magnaflow dual system, a big opposite to Gary’s new system above.

The old exhaust had seen better days and was soon removed from the scrap skip.

The nice new super shiny exhaust was fitted in stages, this time with an “X” pipe rather than the old “H” pipe setup.


The before and after pictures don’t really show a lot of difference, but turn that key and the difference is instant. I nice deeper note rumble of the V8 but without the slight pant of the Flowmaster system.


Thanks to Ian Coxshall for sending us the pics of his recent purchase of eBay. We can’t say that we have seen the Japan made toys before but a great find.

If you have any interesting memorabilia you want to share with the world, send us your pics and we will get them on our blog for you. It could be major kudos of bragging rights.

Other News:

We have already had an inquiry for the advertising fence, we will have to see if that goes ahead. Please give us a shout if you are interested, after all we don’t want to look at a battle ship grey fence, a little colour would be good we must admit.

Small Is Beautiful

We have some big updates on Customer Cars this week, business related news for Mustang Maniac and news of new products for later Mustangs. A kind and loyal customer has donated something pretty special Mustang Maniac History Collection, that’s just been made up as this post is being prepared. 🙂

The John Wick Car

We posted a little while ago how the floor pans were covered in sound proofing sheets, now we have taken another huge step forward. The rest of the car that needed to be sound proofed has been done ie. the wheel arches, these are always difficult due to the angles and shapes involved.


While the windows are out the head liner has to be fitted, Yogi got busy and spent a day fitting it and the rest of the evening getting the glue out of his fur, he told us the glue had made the cup of tea permanently stick to his hand! We are not so sure on that one. 😉

Next up was the wiring, the kit comes with everything needed to wire the car back up with a new fuse box, relays and accessories. We managed to salvage some of the original under dash loom once we had checked it was all OK and we were happy with it. The lower dash was then fitted and looms run out to the engine bay. With everything out-of-the-way it makes life so much easier to complete the intricate jobs.

The trouble is you can spend a complete day doing things like this and it looks like you have done nothing. The secret is all the small steps and preparation, such as where the cables are going to run, what else need to be attached with the loom, where the looms will run to and from etc.

Here are some before and after shots of loom work. This kit requires a 1-wire alternator, but with our know how we can wire these kits up safely with a standard alternator. This doesn’t look like much, but the work involved to remove or add some wires and re-crimp into the original fittings is a dark art. The solenoid is almost ready for the final connections and the loom to be wrapped with our own loom tape for that authentic stock look.

With most of the climbing around inside the car done we could fit the carpets. Again this looks like just throwing in the pre-cut  carpets in place, but you have to trim and create the fitting.

The rear of the car has been completely wired up now and the fuel tank has been fitted in place. The outside of the car has seen the new handles fitted so we can open and shut the doors properly now.

The brakes are all in place now, bleed and the special Yogi treatment performed on the brake lines.

Did You know?

Each car’s brake lines that Yogi has to fabricate are subtly unique, that’s just how Yogi likes it apparently, works of art so he says! Unless you want the standard routing of course which he will do for you too.


Golden Convertible:

This lady has been into us for some serious pampering as only we know how. The car need a whole heap of work doing to her as she was a little tired. The work consisted of a new C4 transmission, rear shocks, leaf springs shackles and bushes. At the front we are going to further improve the handling with new shocks, spring perches and rubber bushes. With the new transmission in place we could fit the new exhaust, boxes and re align it all back up again.

Once all the work is done there will be plenty of life left in her yet and she will feel like the new car again.

Mustang Maniac History Collection

We have been donated some rare Corgi made Mustang toys which are always welcomed.

The second part of the donation is something very special indeed. We had not seen these before let alone actually own one.


These small and beautiful key rings were made during the World Trade Fair in 1964 for the launch of the Mustang. They are no more than an inch wide plus the chain itself.

What we understand is that when you went to the 1964 New York World Fair you could get your car plate made up with its number on a World Fair mini key ring. The cost went as a donation to the US Vets fund. The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) purchased The ident-o-tag company in 1941. License plate key chain tags were used since 1938. The New York based “Lost Key Services” was among the first. There were other advertising tags used too, but you had to order the tags. The DAV was able to get the various state motor vehicle departments to co-operate with them and give them the mailing lists of the people who registered their cars. The DAV mailed tags with your license plate number on them and asked for a donation. The premise was that if you lost your keys, the finder would drop them into a mail box, and the DAV would return them to you. The program continued from 1941 through 1975, and was ended because of a “right to privacy” rule. It’s incredible to have something from that very important World Trade Fair that was actually produced there and also relates to a real person who visited the fair. Special thanks to GW for the information and donations, we seriously appreciate it.

To match all of that, we aim to bring you something very special soon. We have been speaking to somebody who bought their fastback from NEW in 1965 and had it shipped over to the UK in 1966. They still have that same car and all the provenance that went with it. The owner of the car attended the world trade fair in New York itself. We hope to ask some questions with him to bring you a first hand account of that whole Mustang experience.

Mustang Maniac Offices:

The offices at Mustang Maniac always seems to be at the back of the queue when it comes to reliability for our broadband service and telephones. We won’t name them of course, But The name should be easy enough to guess. All the Office ordering, invoices, internet services and telephones are run through the broad band. Yet again we have had an outage where the phones were disabled and we were unable to work. To stop this happening again we have invested in Satellite broadband as a back up. It won’t be brilliant, but at least we can still keep the WebShop working and process your orders. More expense that we shouldn’t have to incur, but if you can’t trust something you have to do something about it.

New Parts

To cater for our customers with the new Mustangs, our suppliers and good friends from USA – Scott Drake are introducing a sale on their new products for the 2015/2016 Mustangs. We haven’t had full details of the costs yet .but we will do very soon. Some of the new parts include:

California Deck Lid Panel for Mustang S550


Aluminum Pedal Covers


550R Aluminum Strut Tower Brace Mustang S550 GT/Ecoboost



AlumaLift Hood Strut System Mustang S550


Billet Parking Brake Handle Cover


Comp Series Fuel Door


LAR Tyre Services: 

The sister company to Mustang Maniac is LAR Traffic Services who have now launched a brand new service to run along side their recovery. That service is a road side tyre service, changing, fitting, inflating, balancing etc. They will be operating to start with in the Essex, Herts and North East London areas. All the details can be found here on their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/lartyres/

Wheels & Deals

We have a fairly large update this week with lots of work going on and new parts in stock and an exciting new distribution deal for Mustang Maniac. More requests for the pups pics this week as well, so lets start with the cars, parts and pups that aren’t so much puppies anymore if that sort of makes sense.

Customers Cars:

Last week we showed you the MSD Ignition upgrade on a car, now we have done more to it. As the car is going to be drag raced this car has a rather unusual engine in it.


We were asked by the owner to fix a few issues and upgrade a lot more in the mean time, which of course we were happy to do. The requirement was to have a “Line Lock” installed which allows the front wheels to be locked by the brakes and the rears left free. Why? For that all important burn out to warm the tyres up. A fairly complex set up which requires a set sequence of buttons and pedals to engage for safety reasons. The brake lines have to be re-routed first to an electronic valve.

The best part is it that the switches to engage the “Line Lock” looks pretty cool on the console with the jet fighter control switches.

To complete the set up the important shift indicator was mounted on the steering column.


Obviously not everybody will like this look, but we think it suits this car it certainly looks ready for Santa Pod drag strip now.

Belgium Convertible:

This convertible was last mentioned around October time last year where the inner side of the rear quarters were sprayed and ready for the paint job. The car was taken to paint and left in the very capable hands of “Paul the Paint”  and the slow process of bare metal strip down started. The result was not off to a good start and has taken longer to sort out than was planned for. The front fenders had been patched and the rust was eating away what was behind them and had to be cut out and made good. All of which takes time.

The rest of the car was stripped back to find quite a lot of filler, that is not unusual by any means, but again, it all takes time to remove and investigate.

With the car down to bare metal, the process of adding filler and aligning up the panels again can begin.


The front rust damaged fenders were patched, filled and rubber down.

The trunk lid was showing signs of the dreaded rust worm and need to be sorted out.

The braised areas was rubbed down and all in place where it should be, not just welded.

With the hard work completed the expertise of the paint can begin. The etch primer was applied, then the grey primer.

That’s the story so far, hopefully the colour can on then we can get this lady back to finish it off.

Dealer News:

Very exciting news now; Mustang Maniac has been appointed as supplier of Spax Shock Absorbers in the UK.


We shall be stocking a range of their products which will fit the Classic Mustangs and other makes and models too. No sooner had we had a set of Gas adjustable shocks delivered in, they were fitted. We mentioned above the drag car, well they went on that. A very nice pair of Krypton Gas adjustables.

To complement the shocks a pair of our new traction bars was added, not just bolted on like they advise, oh no. These brackets were welded to the rear chassis legs to take the torque delivered through the 9″ rear diff and axle. Yogi said enjoyed this part as he drag races his Mach1 as well.


Mustang Maniac & Scott Drake has secured a very unique deal to fabricate some BESPOKE wheels just for us, which will fit the Ford UK spec four lug wheels. We will be bringing you more news and pictures when they are on their way. Please email if you are interested in the purchase of the wheels and we will add you to our lists and advise when they are here.


We have been asked for our connoisseur engine tuners who want the best of the best for their cars. We now are stocking some wooden carb to engine spacers that will dissipate the heat much better, these are definitely not your Enos range. We are also stocking a wider selection of spacer styles and thickness’. There are even now ARP styled stud bolts to fit now as well to give that finishing touch.

We are now also stocking some top quality gaskets now, metal framed in sandwich of sealer material. Again more top quality parts that we are selling more of now.

carbpart6 We of course now have a larger selection of throttle control springs too, not only do they look great, they also add the extra spring for security and peace of mind just in case one fails.

There are so many hood scoops out there, after market styles, Shelby style, made from fibre glass or metal. Well Mustang Maniac now has a stock of some stamped steel GT350 hood scoop. These are heavy gauge steel and not the cheaper fibre glass versions. Again we had a request for a metal one so we ordered in a few more while we were at it. They are now in stock on our WebShop, click here for the quick link.


Mustang Maniac wasn’t to be left out of this model thing and hs gone eco-friendly and got a working electric-powered one.

This toy has had a hard life by the looks of it, but it still works. The battery compartment takes a couple of batteries and the single light bulb will power the headlights and the tail lights. The steering is just angled to where you want it to go, and off it goes.

The only down side is that it has lost its hood. We have not seen another like it and would like to know more if you can help out, let us know.

Important Signature:

There are some autographs you want to collect, but Mustang Maniac has been given a signature by the late Henry Ford II. Henry Ford II was born 4th September 1917 and died 29th September 1987. He was sometimes known as “HF2” or “Hank the Deuce”. Henry II was the oldest son of Edsel Ford and oldest grandson of Henry Ford. He was president of the Ford Motor Company from 1945 to 1960, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) from 1960 to 1979, and chairman for several months thereafter. Notably, under the leadership of Henry Ford II, Ford Motor Company became a publicly traded corporation in 1956. From 1943 to 1950, he also served as president of the Ford Foundation.


The significance of the envelope was that his was the first time Ford was to make a World Car. This item will now be part of our very much prized possessions hanging in our offices. A huge “Thank You” to our very kind friend and customer who donated this to us.


Last, but not least the pups, not too much to say here as the pics speak for themselves. They are getting bigger by the day and are 11 weeks old now. The pink Collar is Daisy and the other two in the blue ones are PJ and Enos.

They were in the offices yesterday and cause mayhem as usual, but they  all got their cuddles when we could catch them. Enos was on Adam and even got on the lap of another customer. He came in for parts and almost went home with a puppy!

Mum and pups all doing well.

A to B

A busy week with so much on the go we have had to carefully plan what we can and what we can’t can turn around for our customers in a realistic time scale. We have had plenty of visitors to the yard and few guided tours as a result.

Customers Cars:

Yogi has spent a couple of days on the ’70 fastback where he had previously declared war on rust. The back of the car is now coming together again and looking a bit more like a car. We decided to replace the inner and outer rear wheel arches as a single piece. We could have saved most of the inner arches, but by the time the cutting and welding had been done it’s more economical to replace with brand new panels.

The arches were put in place and dry fitted up with rear quarters and clamped in place. Final adjustments made to the arches and the full proper spot welding done. None of this drill a hole, weld, and rub it down if you’re lucky sort of efforts. During the aligning up of the quarter panels it was noticed that the back had a little fender bender and distorted the back frame. Yogi had to straighten that all out first so the new B pillar would fit correctly. The current B pillars won’t be able to be saved due to heavy the rust at the bottom which obviously forms part of the structural strength of the car.

With the new arch in place and sealed after the standard coat of Red Oxide had been applied. The original cars were just left as bare metal as it wouldn’t be seen, we prefer to treat and protect even what you can’t see.

The right side is shown here for comparison with nothing in place just showing the bare metal.

We have kept the old panels where we can in order for us to use the original brackets and take measurements from them. We always clamp and dry fit before we tack weld and refit again, only once we are happy we get on with the full welding into place.

The rear quarters will be sandwiched in place and we will lead fill and make sure they are brazed in position like they should be.


The inside floor pans from the A pillar back to the B pillars is now completed and coated with the trusty Red Oxide for protection again.

The owners of this car popped down to see us on Saturday and see the work in progress so far. It’s always a little bit of a shock to see half your car missing. But as we know what we are doing, Yogi says “in a week or so it will be a shell again”. The rear axle, brackets, mounts and other parts will all be sent away for shot blasting before being treated and fitted back onto the chassis. We hope to get the colour of the car on the inside of the quarters early next week. But, like most things, if we have an emergency job to do then things could change.

We have had a ’66 Coupe in for a number of upgrades and new parts to be fitted. The first of which was to fit a complete new MSD ignition system.

Stock News:

We are very excited to say that Scott Drake have now produced a pretty awesome 4-lug alloy wheel which we will be holding in stock. Now there is no excuse to leave those rusty old steels on your car when you can have these great looking wheels.


These wheels are a single size of 15″ x 6″ in either Gloss Black or Charcoal. We have ordered 36 wheels and they have already been sold before we  even unpack them. We will be getting some more but the demand has been high for the long-awaited wheels. We often considered the 4 lug wheels to be left out a bit, but now Scott Drake have put that right. We will be putting these on the WebShop for prices and availability very soon.

We have some more very exciting news for Mustang Maniac being a supplier for another company in the UK. This is exciting for us and we will reveal all shortly, we are convinced it will be good news for a lot of people. Watch this space!


Last week we posted a piece on the promotional Mustang models of that era. As a result of that, we received an email which arrived with some more interesting info on Mustang Models. Thanks to Ian C. who kindly took time out send these pics with the following note.

“Your readers may like to know about the pics I have attached. They are all working promo radio’s from ’65/’66. They were made by Philco and run from a 9v battery, the speaker is mounted inside the car. The gold version is mint, the other two are in good condition. As far as I am aware all were fastbacks and had 1966 on the number plate, various colours were made.”

If anybody out there around the world has any other Mustang memorabilia you would like to share with us and our readers, please email us and we will get it on the blog for you.

Got to give him Credit!

Barclays Bank in the UK will allow you to personalise your credit cards. Adam decided that he would put the love of life on the company card. It just had to be the Shelby KR!