Shelby Mustang Parts Guide
How To Get That Look And Feel Of a Classic Shelby Mustang
The Wheel Deal
The long-anticipated '66 Shelby and '65-'66 Mustang Deluxe Woodgrain Wheel is now available from National Parts Depot. It has beautifully detailed plastic woodgrain and finely crafted spokes, with proper chrome and brushed appointments. With a retail price of $299.95, this wheel is a must-have. Order from your nearby National Parts Depot location. Florida (800) 874-7595; Michigan (800) 521-6104; California (800) 235-3445; North Carolina (800) 368-6451.
That Classic Look
American Racing's original Torq-Thrust "D" wheel has the classic look for your vintage car. This popular one-piece alloy wheel has conical seat lug holes and a painted magnesium gray center for the authentic look. The Torq-Thrust D also comes complete with a classic five-ear screw-on cap with the genuine American racing logo. The Torq-Thrust D is available in RWD sizes 14x6, 15x4.5, 15x6, 15x7, and 15x8.5.
All American Racing wheels are backed by a lifetime structural warranty. For more information on American Racing's complete line of over 80 wheel styles, contact American Racing Custom Wheels, Dept. MF, 19067 S. Reyes Ave., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221; (888) AR-WHEEL; www.americanracing.com.
These spark-plug-wire sets are exact duplicates of the originals. They feature the correct wire, boots, and markings. Sets are available for all Shelby engines, including the '65 to early '66 289 Hi-Po steel core wires, 428 Police Interceptor, 428 CJ, and more.
To obtain your wire set, contact Virginia Classic Mustang, Dept. MF, P.O. Box 487, Broadway, VA 22815; (540) 896-2695; www.VaMustang.com.
Turn Your Shelby
Mustangs Unlimited has a special wheel for Shelby lovers. These wheels were originally used on '65 Shelby machines, but will fit any '65-'67 Mustang. Reproduced for Mustangs Unlimited by the original supplier in England, they are the most accurate reproductions on the market today. The kit includes steering wheel, aluminum hub, screws, and center emblem. It features a mahogany hand grip with nine rivets, and retails for $469.95.
For more information, contact Mustangs Unlimited at (800) 243-7278 or see them online at www.mustangsunlimited.com.
A Better Master
If you're still running one of the old-style "suicide" master cylinders on your '64-'66 Mustang, Cobra Automotive has announced an aluminum dual-reservoir master cylinder "direct bolt-on" conversion for all early Mustangs. It comes in a choice of two bore sizes, including a big 1 1/8-inch bore for vintage racing. The aluminum unit is also a bolt-on replacement for '67-and-up Mustangs, which were factory-equipped with cast-iron dual reservoir units.
For a complete Mustang braking, handling, and performance catalog, send $5 to Cobra Automotive, Dept. MF, 37 Warehouse Point Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492; (203) 284-3863; www.cobraautomotive.com.