Cimarron Starlite Cruisers' Car Club proudly features, great classic vehicles, which belong to the good folks of Oklahoma.
We found Bill and Lorie Gale at the annual Blacktop Motorsports Car Show in Stillwater on June 12th displaying
their classic 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe.
Bill ran across
this 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe back in 1999. The Mustang was literally a basket case that had not been tagged since 1976. The
run down condition of the car enabled Bill to purchase the old Ford for only five hundred dollars. Bill’s wife Lorie had always wanted a 1965 Mustang and Bill saw an opportunity to make his wife’s
dream come true.
A three year total
restoration project began and became a young man’s gift of love for his wife.
Bill and close
friend Joe Woods, who just happens to be an excellent welder, did the body work by removing all the rust and replacing body
Bill had Steve
Young who worked for Meridian Tech as an auto body repair instructor to paint the classic Mustang Lorie’s favorite color
The original hood was replaced with this raised vented hood for extra engine compartment cooling and great looks.
a Ford 302 cubic inch V8 Roller engine for the classic Mustang which included forged pistons, balanced crank shaft and rotating
assembly. Bill added a complete Edelbrock RPM Package that includes aluminum
heads, intake manifold and four barrel carburetor. The power to the rear wheels is through a Ford C-4 automatic transmission built by Economy Transmissions
of Stillwater. The 302 V8 Roller engine puts out 300 horsepower and 330 pounds
feet of torque. Bill added tall 2.8 gearing to the rear which allows near twenty miles per gallon even with the three speed
The 302 V8 is cooled
by an oversized aluminum radiator, electric cooling fan and the interior is cooled by a complete Vintage Air Conditioning
of the classic Mustang was built by Matt Prater of Collin Auto Trim of Stillwater which is in keeping with the classic Mustang
The white and black interior really makes the Mustang look great.
the old wheels with a set of Supreme Five Spoke Chrome wheels. He mounted black
wall 195/R70/14 tires on the front wheels and 245/R60/14 tires on the rear.
Starlite Cruisers wish to thank Bill and Lorie Gale for sharing their great 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe with us and our readers
as the June 2010 Great Oklahoma Classic.
|This feature is sponsored by Thomas Ford