Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs

Labeled Ford’s “pony class” of cars, the Mustang was modeled after the Ford Falcon. It was marketed as a sports car, but gave the feeling of a coupe. Spin–offs like the Chevrolet Camaro and Plymouth Barracuda were produced later.

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Cars & Vehicles
Auto Insurance
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs

Can a tourist purchase a car in the U S and insure it himself?

  • AIG International Services offers short term auto insurance for tourists in the U.S. The car would have to be licensed and registered in their name in the U.S. You can call them at 877-708-6995 or visit their website at
  • Yes. Most large insurance firms won't do this, however, especially if it is a short term stay (below 6 months). I would suggest you look for an insurance broker (search for insurance broker online or in the yellow pages). An insurance for a non-citizen tourist will cost 100-200 dollars per month, depending on the car.You will need to bring your driver's license (and maybe a translation of it, if your driver's license is not in English. The translation of a foreign driver's license is called an international driver's license, which you can get in your own country).Also make sure to get a "Motor Vehicle Driving Record" in your own country, to prove that you have never had any accidents. If you prove this, it will usually lower the price of the insurance a little.
  • You need to insure your car just after you have bought it. Insuring it is an easy step and you get some temporary insurance paper's on the same day that you want to insure your car (you need to have the car first before you can purchase insurance: the price of the car insurance depends on the year/model of the car). Some days later they (the insurance company/broker) send you the permanent insurance certification over postal mail to the address you have provided them with.
  • After you have insured the car you need to register it, and here comes THE PROBLEM: You need a permanent address to be able to register it in the USA, and you can't use a friend's address (since that is slightly illegal). Read more here, about buying a car in US as a tourist:
  • The LAST STEP is the DIFFICULT One. And the last step can't be skipped, because when you buy a car (new or used) you get it without TAGS on the license plate or without any license plate at all. These you only get when you register it.
  • Most likely, though heightened "security measures" in the U.S. will likely add a few steps to the process. If the tourist has insurance in his own country, it might transfer to the U.S., but that's unlikely. Most U.S. policies don't transfer outside of a certain perimeter in Mexico, for instance. You'd need a valid driver's license, too.

Yes a tourist can rent a car if he or she want's to.
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Door Panels and Handles
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DIY Projects

How do you open a jammed car door?

Remove the interior door panel. You will see a metal rod connecting your interior and exterior door handles. Most of the time the rod comes loose from one or the other. Reconnect the rod. There's not much space so you might need a pair of needlenose pliers. If that doesn't work, there is a trip lever toward the rear of the door. The lever can be stubborn but it will open the door. Any vehicle service center should be able to open it for you.

Access Through Opened Window (easier if it will work)

If the door is jammed shut, it will not be possible to remove the door trim on most cars without destroying it. However, if you are able to roll the window down you should be able to insert a thin piece of metal (e.g. wire coat hanger, "slimjim") and manipulate the door handle rod inside to pop it open. This is possible only if the reason behind the jam is mechanical and not structural.

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How many horsepower does a 92 5.0 ford 302 have?

225 Horsepower.

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1998 Ford Mustang tune up?

Tune Up Overview for 1998 Mustang

The tune up process for 1996 to 2004 Mustangs (both V6 and V8) consists of air filter cleaning or replacing; spark plug and ignition wire replacement; and a fuel filter change. In general, a tune up ensures that your car is getting air, fueland spark.

The air filter is accessible within the engine bay on the passenger side (see link titled "How to Replace Cold Air Intake on Mustangs" for more information on removing an air filter). Shaking out the loose dirt and gently brushing it may be adequate although replacement filters are usually under $15.

Spark plugs and ignition wires are located towards the top of each side of the engine on 4.6L cars and down on the sides of the engine (by the exhaust manifolds) on the 3.8/3.9L engines. You will need a special socket and universal joints to remove them.

All 1998 Mustangs will have ignition wires coming from one or more coil packs to each plug--remove and replace one at a time to avoid confusion.

The fuel filter is located just forward of the fuel tank and may have a special fitting that requires an A/C disconnect tool. In either case, fuel system should be depressurized by unplugging the emergency fuel shutoff switch (behind driver side trunk panel) and letting the car run until it runs out of gas. Then raise the rear of the car and remove clips and clamps to replace fuel filter. Make sure the arrow on the new fuel filter is in the same direction as the original one.

More Detailed Instructions

More detailed tune up instructions can be found in a standard Haynes which you can get at Amazon or a local auto parts store. Another option is "Maintain Your Mustang Volume 1: Tune Up". This is a DVD course offered to 1996-2004 Mustang owners that want to learn how to perform a tune up (see link for more information).

Auto Parts and Repairs
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How do you add fluid to a convertible top motor?

Thanks for the info. My top doesn't always go down, but of course today when I took it to the dealership it worked. Where do I find the conv. motor? (I've only had the car a couple of months.) 98' Mustang

Not sure if your motor is the same as mine ('71 Cutlass), but mine says the same thing: fill with Type A transmission fluid. Mine has a rubber plug on one end of the motor. All I have to do is pull that out (carefully so as not to tear it) and funnel in the fluid. After you fill it (until it runs out the hole) I would recommend running the top up and down a few times, then refill it. This should bleed out any air in the hydraulic lines. It's that easy for me...hopefully yours is the same. Oh, and I believe that Type A transmission fluid is equivalent to today's Dexron III or MERCON. Good luck!

Filling the reservoir until fluid runs out is a disaster waiting to happen. The reservoir should be filled with the convertible top in the lowered position and the final level should be approximately 1/4 inch below the bottom of the fill hole. Here's why: The reservoir is a buffer. There is always fluid in the upper and lower portions of the lift cylinders. When the cylinder rod is fully retracted, the reservoir is at it's highest level. This is due to the cylinder rod displacing some of the fluid in the cylinder. When the rod is extended (top raised) the entire bottom of the cylinder fills and reservoir level wiil be at it's lowest point. Imagine what happens if you fill the reservoir while in this position, and especially if you fill it until fluid leaks out. Hmmm, lower the top, level rises until there is no more room in the reservoir (or air volume is compressed until pressure blows the oring seals out). At this point, pressure in the reservoir will be greater than 300psi. (these pumps dead head at about 300-350psi) This means the main oring seal will blow out and the fluid in the reservoir will now be in your trunk. No one wants that.

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Where was Ford Mustang invented?

Roughly 1964. Most fanatics call the first Mustang the 1964.5 because it was introduced in the middle of the 1964 model production year.

Car Horns
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Where is horn relay on 88 mustang?

The horn relay ic mounted underneath the dash on the rightside of the steering coloumn where the center console meets the dash on the driverside. It is connected to the chime box. To locate with ease place the key in the ignition and open the door to follow the sound. The relay is labeled e5eb.

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Car Selling
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How many cars get sold in a year?

5,635,000 new passenger vehicles were sold in the US in 2010.

Since 1990, the range has been 5.4mm to 9.3mm.

Also in 2010, total global production of passenger and commercial vehicles was 77,857,705 which is the top end of the range from 1997-2010, with the bottom being 52,987,000.

See related links for more information.

Cars & Vehicles
Auto Insurance
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs

Why do you register a car and how do you tell if it is registered?

By law, cars must be registered in order to legally operate them on public roads. Even if you had a truck that you used only on your farm, though, you would still want to register it as registration provides some form of proof of ownership. Cars you own usually should be registered to you. To find out if it is registered, ask your local motor vehicle division or law enforcement agency, they can check. You will need to provide the VIN.

Auto Parts and Repairs
Spark Plugs and Wires
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs

How do you check dwell angle?

With a dwell meter. Adjusting the point gap changes the dwell angle. This adjustment is only required with older engines that still use points and condenser.

Ford Taurus
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Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs

Where can you buy or download an Owners Manual for a 1996 or newer Ford?

from your local ford dealer - When I asked a dealer where I could get a manual for my car, they told me to order it from Helm - According to their website "...Helm only sells manuals written by the manufacturer (Original OEM), designed specifically for your vehicle or equipment..."

Check on ebay. I won an auction for a like new manual for my 1999 Taurus for only $7.00 (including shipping).

Go to your local parts store and ask for a Chilton or Hanyes repair manual, i have found them in some book stores as well.

Online / pdf versions of the Owners Manuals are also available for free. See "Related Questions" below

Fuel and Engines
Timing and Firing Orders
Car Stalling Problems
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs

Why does a car backfire?

A car backfires because unburned fuel is getting to the muffler. The heat of the exhause system causes the fuel to combust, thus a backfire.

I have just been told that the rubber on my exhaust has split - could this be why the car would backfire?

I have heard something about air getting into the exhaust could cause a backfire?

back fire can be caused by different faults. first is to much fuel because of worn carburetter, or wrong adjusments on carburetter. choke sticking will cause backfire. timing be out of adjustment will cause backfire exhaust leak can cause backfire. bad spark plugs, or plug leads , distributer cap worn of cracked will cause backfire as for fuel in muffler, if it combusted in muffler , the muffler would split open it is not that. and i dont know of any rubber on an exhaust that would take the heat aexhaust manifold gaskets could be problem but if they were rubber they would melt \

is it good or bad to have backfire

It can also be done with intentional modification, such as done in ''Keeping Up Appearances'' British sitcom. A fuel line and an oxidizer line are added to the muffler with a manual rubber bulb pump added to the line as the ''backfire button.'' At a point before entering the muffler, the lines have a pair of backflow valves to prevent the flame from racing into the mixture tanks. Squeezing the bulbs dispense a mixture of pure alcohol and an oxidizer into the muffler to create a reaction. For Onslow's car in the TV programme, copier toner was squirted in the tailpipe for a heavy soot effect on the backfire command.

Having a car backfire can shake off any parts that aren't bolted completely, and can cause the engine to stall because the pressure of the backfire can temporarily disrupt the exhaust release from the engine.

Besides, it would spook horses, cows, or anyone not used to loud noises. So having the car backfire down a Harlem road won't have the same effect, as a car backfiring down a rural city road.

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What size was the 1964 mustang engine?

The straight 6 cylinder is 170 cubic inches in a 1964 Ford Mustang

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Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs

How many cylinders in 5.6 v8 engine?

Eight. That is where the V 8 Comes from. Meaning the cylinders are configured in a V. The V for configuration The 8 for the number of cylinders. That engine would be like a 350 ci Cubic Inch Chevy. CI Cubic Inch. Hope This Helps

Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs

What is the freon capacity for a 1970 Mustang?

It should be about 3lbs along with like 6 ounces of compressor oil if you still have the York or Tecumseh compressor. If you have a later, rotary style compressor, like a Sanden or something, there should be a tag or a sticker or something on it with the information. If the compressor is basically rectangular, like a box, it's the York or Tecumseh. If it's cylindrical, like a tube, it's a rotary style compressor.

Oil and Oil Filters
Toyota Corolla
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Where is the oil cap on a 1996 Toyota Corolla?

Hey Jennifer==It would help if you included the engine you have but according to my information it parobablyis at the front of the engine in the valve cover. GoodluckJoe The oil cap is on the valve cover, might be tight and remember to give the threads a wipe before re-installing after oil addition.

It is located right at the front left side of your Toyota corolla car's bonnet, near to carburetor.

Crankcases and PCV Valves
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs
The Difference Between

Would changing the PCV valve make a difference in shifting?

No, it wouldn't. Is it standard or automatic? If it's standard and shifts hard, check the clutch and clutch barring. If it's auto, check the tranny fluid level ... not much else you can do with an auto.

Cars & Vehicles
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs

How do i get warranty plate information from my VIN number for a 1968 mustang?

The warranty plate contained information that described the car both in features like which engine and transmission it had, but also the DSO number which was what district the car was original sold in. If you don't have a Warranty plate anymore, you could reverse engineer what it should have been assuming you know all the correct answers. Do a web search for Mustang VIN decoder and you will find the references for what all the numbers and letters were used for in the warrenty plate. If you have no idea what the correct values should have been on the warrenty plate, you could order a marti report which should give you enough info to recreate the warrentty plate

Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs

Where is the fuse box on 73 mustang?

It's right below the dashboard on the right side of the wheel (about where the cigarette lighter is)

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Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

What is the engine size in cc's for a Ford Mustang 4.6?

the is actually 4,601cc or 281CID

Everybody thinks they know the , and of course the CC below is wrong. Very rarely do engines equal what math is below. For instance an engine may be a 3.2L but it could be 3,158cc causing it to be a 3.2L for simplicity.

Examples of rounding up or down

2011 Mustang 5.0L=4951cc (302CID), not 5,000cc

Infamous 5.4L=5,408cc (330CID), not 5,400cc


1 liter is 1000 cc, so a 4.6 ltr engine should have a displacement of 4,600 cubic centimeters.

281 cubic inch d (CID)

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How do you replace the hood on 2002 Chevy Impala?

Simply remove the screws holding it on and take it of.

Door Panels and Handles
Locks and Latches
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs
DIY Projects

How do you get a car door open when it is jammed shut?

Has the door been hit? If so, a body shop would be the first place to try. If not, roll the window down and spray penetrating oil, like WD40, into the latch area of the door (this is about at the vertical middle of the door, straight down from the outside handle). Let it work in for a day or so, then try to work the handle from both inside and out, and the lock buttons as well. This will free it up in most cases. If not, the latch may be broken.

Sometimes, trying to open a locked cardoor with the wrong tool (such as a Slim Jim) can break the linkage off the handle or the lock cylinder.

If not successful, take the car to a locksmith.

Chevy Silverado
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How much horsepower and torque did a stock 1998 Chevy 5.7l engine put out?

The Factory5.7(350) V8 Vortec was rated at 255 net hp @4600rpm and 330 net torque


Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How do you replace the heater core on a 1988 Ford Mustang LX?

* There is no easy way but with a lot of patience you can get it done. We found that before you remove the dash take and remove the passenger seat to give yourself some more room to prevent a back injury. Other than that, once the dash is removed (which is very time consuming in itself) the worst of it is over. * It depends if it is a factory A/C car. If it is a non-A/C car, it can be removed easily from a compartment under the dash. Otherwise, yes it is a time consuming job. You'll have to remove the dash. Not a difficult job, just very time consuming and many screws and parts to contend with. You have to get to the air box containing the heater core and motor.

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Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Where is horn located on 2004 mustang?

for a mustang made after 1993, the most likely location is underneath the battery tray, behind the front bumper cover


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