The 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 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
"Factory recommended setting of 10-11 degrees. There are many additional factors when dealing with the ultimate timing. One main item many people overlook is the condition of their distributor. Always check for shaft movement from side to side, as this will greatly affect performance. There should be no detectable movement. In addition, the base plate that the points or in Pertronix unit, is secured to often will have excessive play at the pivot point. Once all of these items have been addressed, and it is determined that all is well, make sure there are no vacuum leaks.
Now that everything is in good working order (make sure you don't vary the octane or type of gas) let's go for a ride. To acheive maximum timing for your car, advance your distributor slightly and drive up a slight incline. Drive at 40 mph in your final drive gear and slowly accelerate, being careful not to allow the car to downshift if it's an automatic. In other words put a load on the engine. You can continue this process of advancing until you start hearing spark knock, or pinging. Once you have advanced the distributor as far as you can without spark knock, lock it down and record your timing value for future reference."
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.