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Aug 2, 2013, 12:26 PM

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Hi - new owner of a 1965 Ford Mustang that I am inheriting from my father. I am going to need to have the carburetor worked on, and I am looking for recommendations for mechanics who will do a good job on this classic.

Can anyone make a recommendation for a reputable shop?


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Aug 3, 2013, 6:22 AM

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I doubt anyone could know nor really should suggest a shop for you. These carbs were not that complicated whichever one it is. The most common problems were the choke heater system of the era and at the age possible plain dirt or rusty silt built up in the bowl.

Parts for Mustangs especially that year and several newer are totally available. Perhaps just ask at an old fashioned parts store or at a classic car meet who will still work on it. Many will, some may shy away as to not wait for parts - can't say.

How do you know or think it's carb issue to begin with? It's possible it's just an old fuel issue if you know how it was stored. Do watch out for fuel now that has any ethanol in it as it's not nice to old cars especially. They sell products to help defeat the damage it can cause but suggest if you plan on keeping in and or storing it running it dry of fuel for long term storage such as over a Winter with just a shut off added. That or do use it up and keep fuel fresher and still use stabilizing products as fuel doesn't age well and really never did but worse now.

Any decent mechanic should be able to take on this. Again, chokes and the heater for them was a problem spot back when they weren't so old.

There were tons of different engine options for these and no telling now over this long if the carb has been changed out to a non original completely. Seems like you are not too sure yet about how to approach caring for really an antique car. Learn and find out. If you choose to drive it daily or something you may need to really go thru the whole thing first and still surprises happen and do to about any car. If you can't garage store this it will be a real pest,


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