The Classic Mustang was completely redesigned for 1967. It was longer and wider, but it did have the same 108 inch wheelbase of its predecessor. The grille opening was enlarged for a decidedly meaner look, while the rear taillight panel was concave. The fastback became a full fastback, and simulated rear quarter panel scoops were used on all three body styles.
Ford's success in the sixty's had caught other companies unprepared in 1964 with the debut of the new Mustang coupe, but now they were poised to catch up. Mercury introduced its fancy version of the Mustang--the more luxurious Cougar--in 67. Chevrolet, which had made little effort to respond to the Mustang through its dying Corvair, chose to create the entirely new Camaro for 1967, with Pontiac's sister act Firebird following six months later.
The 67 Mustang received a jazzy new body, a wider track for better road grip, a more diverse range of engines and a longer options list. Must-haves for the big budget crowd now included a Tilt-Away steering wheel; a built-in heater/air conditioner; an overhead console; a Stereo-Sonic tape system; a SelectShift automatic transmission that also worked manually; a bench seat; custom exterior trim group; an AM/FM radio; Fingertip speed control; and front power disc brakes.
Topic Of The Day
"9 Rough Idle, No Power"
Most of the time, crummy performance happens as a result of improper tuning.
There are a lot of misconceptions about tuning, but two basic fundamentals always prevail: ignition timing and fuel delivery. Two simple tuning rules apply. Ignition timing has to follow the rpm curve. At idle, ignition timing should be around 6-10 degrees BTDC (V-8 engines). At 3,500 rpm, the ignition timing should jump to 39-41 degrees BTDC. Never push the total advance beyond 41 degrees BTDC. Adjust the vacuum advance so it doesn't come on too quickly or too slowly. Too quickly and you'll get detonation and spark knock. Too slowly and your Mustang will fall on its face. Spark timing happens in two places: the vacuum advance and centrifugal advance. The vacuum advance does its work during acceleration. Centrifugal advance comes into play once the engine arrives at higher rpm. The vacuum advance works during acceleration, giving way seamlessly to the centrifugal advance when the car reaches cruising speeds. Fuel delivery is a matter of having the idle-air adjustment set properly for a smooth, balanced idle. If it surges at idle, the idle-air mixture is too lean on one side. High-speed fuel delivery (off idle) is controlled by the jetting. Too rich and spark plugs foul. Torque will improve with a rich mixture, but the engine will feel awful at speed. Too lean and the spark plugs become chalky white as the engine surges and misfires. You also stand a chance of blowing holes in the piston domes. Pony Carburetors can help with all of your classic Mustang carburetor needs. PerTronix can help on the ignition side with the Ignitor and Ignitor II drop-in electronic ignition modules for vintage Autolite and Motorcraft distributors. For more information, contact PerTronix, Dept. MM, 440 East Arrow Hwy., San Dimas, CA 91773, 909/599-5955, www.pertronix.com. Pony Carburetors, P.O. Box 420, Cazenovia, NY 13035; 315/662-3003, www.ponycarburetors.com.
Specs For My 67 Classic Mustang Fastback:
Engine: 289 4v 4speed
I am the 4th Owner
Rebuit motor, only 500 miles at time of purchase.
16inch Torq Thrust II's with P225x50 on the front and P245x50 on the back.
New Edlebrock Performer Series Intake Manifold,Cam,Lifters, and Crane Cams Push Rods, Edlebrock Timing Chain and Gears, Accel Distributor and 300plus wires, Holley Double Pumper 650, MSD-6A Ignition Control, Roll Bar, H-Pipe, Flowmaster 40 series, Edelbrock IAS Shocks, Headmen Headers (88300)
The original color was springtime yellow. I decided to get it painted Torch Red, to include the lemans stripes. Later, I replaced the hood, and added the fiberglass shelby style hood. I also added the shelby style lower scoops.
Mustang by the Numbers by Kevin Marti
The first in our series on production facts, this handy volume examines seven years of data from just about every imaginable statistical angle! Ever wonder how many cars were painted like yours? How about the rarest paint & trim combination...or the most common? You'll find those tidbits and many more, as we show you the figures for: exterior color interior trimset color and trimset engine transmission engine and trans.