Originally Posted by Hottarod
My car came originally with a green dot(take off in second gear) C4 which was only built in 65. It also had the original dealer installed under dash AC.
Years ago I used to take it over to the little back woods 8th mile track at 7 Points. That is where the speed bug got to me. The green dot C4 was not conducive to horsepower or drag racing so it is sitting over in the corner of my shop. I burned the clutches out of it and broke 2 input shafts and disintegrated one converter. It was hard to shift right too. You had to start in drive and as soon as it hit second, pull it down into low to hold second. I honestly do not understand what posessed Ford to invent that atrocity.
I found my car up in Garland or Grand Prairie about 20 years ago. An otis elevator tech had about a dozen mustangs in his back yard. He was working with someone in Canada. This was not an A code car. 289 2V or C code and originally had magnum 500's on it before I put on the Draglites. It was in very nice driver shape though. I drove it just like I bought it for 2 or 3 years before the go fast urges kicked in. If I had not bought that car it would have been shipped to Canada on a car hauler loaded with vintage mustangs the next week.
I really wish I had kept my old fastback. It was clean but I don't think I remember it having underdash A/C I just don't think it had that. It was the 2 barrel car which I think is a C code car. It ran like a top. I never figured the transmission out. I had no idea it was a c4 though. My brother had a 69 302 Mustang Grande that had a c4 in it and it shifted normal. D-2-1. My current back halved 65 Mustang is an old A code car out of Louisiana.
I'm glad you saved that car. It's a beut.
I've raced out at 7 points before. I think your talking Cedar Creek. Talk about neat. That was a walk back in time racing there. We used to go to the bracket finals every year for Hallsville Raceway and when all the activities were over on Friday at Ennis we would head over to Cedar Creek for some super 1/8 mile racing. The competition was brutal with all the bracket finals cars that showed up. The track as it was at that time, you could nearly stand on the guard rail and touch the cars as they came by.