Technical Information

Decoding Ford Part & Casting Numbers - Lots of good information to help you find out what fits and what doesn't, complements of Mustang racer, Howard Duffy.

Toploader Casting Decoder - Trying to figure out whether you're looking at a close or wide ratio 4 speed?

Engine Block & Cylinder Head Casting Numbers - Where to find them.

Shelby VIN Decoding - Not the same as classic Mustangs. Click to find out where to find them and what they mean.

All Purpose Tech Tips - More than 60 excellent tech tips to get more performance from your Classic or late model Mustang.

'64 1/2 Mustangs - How to tell the difference between a '64 1/2 and a '65.

'65 Mustangs - Changes from the '64 model.

Mustang Nightmares - How NOT to buy a classic Mustang. Learn from Skip’s expensive lesson.

Free Classic Mustang Report from Ford! - Call the Ford customer assistance line at 800-392-3673 (if you are in, Canada call 800-565-3673) and request a "History 999" report for your car. Provide them with your VIN, and a complete list of options for your car will be faxed or mailed to you. They should have this data for Mustangs back from model-year 1967. For '65 & '66 models, you'll need the help of your local Ford dealer.

Ask him to call Ford CAC and request the info for you. (Click here for an example.)

Mustang Year Information

1964.5 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973

Ford Mustang Color Swatches

Choose a corresponding year to see a display of exterior or interior color swatches.
* Colors may have variations from the original, based on your display settings.

Recommended Technical Support Links

Classic Car Database
They advertise themselves as t"he most extensive database of specifications for American automobiles (antique, classic, vintage and muscle cars) manufactured between 1910 and 1975" and it seems like they are true to their word!

Ask John*
Get quick answers to your technical questions, Monday through Friday. John is one of those guys that really knows Mustangs. He has been under the hood for more than 25 years and has probably already fixed your problem many times. Best of all, he gets back to you quickly with an answer. *Be sure and tell him Mark from sent you!

T-5 and AOD Transmission Update
Want to get rid of the C-4 in your classic Mustang and replace it with a modern 5 speed manual T-5? Click here to find out how.

Convert Your Drum Brakes to Disc
Find out what you need to do to convert manual (not power) drum brakes to disk for 64-73 model Mustangs

Shelby & Mustang Discussion Area
Leave a message, ask a question, or just browse.

Racing Secrets
Taking the Mustang to the strip? Stop here first for how to articles and other resources

Boss Basics
Don't be fooled. Learn how to recognize an authentic '69/'70 Boss 302.
Want to install cruise control in your classic mustang, add performance, and more? Visit!

VIN and Data Plate Decoder
Find out when and where your Classic Mustang was made, the original engine, transmission, rear end, color, interior, etc.