1965 Ford Mustang Overview


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1965 Ford Mustang Overview

1965 brought a few changes for the Mustang. The biggest change was the availability of a new fastback model, which was to become the basis for Carroll Shelby's GT 350. The 120-horsepower, 200-cid, 6-cylinder engine replaced the 170-cid, 6-cylinder; the 289-2V, 200-horsepower V8 replaced the 260-2V; the 289-4V was upgraded to 225 horsepower; and the 289-4V hi-po remained unchanged. Other changes for 1965 included: an alternator instead of a generator, relocation of the oil filler, integral power steering pump and reservoir (most 64.5's had a remote-mounted reservoir), a wire retaining ring was added to the gas cap, the horns were smaller and relocated, and the interior carpet was continued up the sides of the rocker panel and under the sill plate.

A new interior option was added, the interior decor group (known as the pony interior), which featured special seat covers with running horses across the back, special interior door panels with integral armrests and pistol-grip door handles, a five-gauge instrument panel, woodgrain steering wheel, and woodgrain appliques on the instrument cluster, glovebox, and optionally on the center console. Another option introduced in April of 1965 was the GT equipment group. Available only with one of the two four-barrel engines, the GT group included five-dial instrumentation, disc brakes, larger sway bars, a quicker steering ratio, dual exhaust that exited through the rear valance panel, grill-mounted foglights, and special lower body side stripes. A total of 559,451 Mustangs were produced for the 1965 model year.


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65 Mustang 170 6cyl

Starts and runs fine until idling toward a stop or idling going down hill. Carb floods with gas and I have to wait awhile to get it restarted. Any ideas?

1965 Mustang Speedometer Indicates Too Fast.

The speedometer in my 1965 mustang indicates 10 -15 mph faster than I am actually going. The speedometer is original but at some time or other the c4 transmission has been changed out. How can I fix t...

1965 Mustang Seems To Be Geared Too Low

My 1965 mustang has a C4 trans. and 3.1 axle. It just seems that the engine is running too fast while cruising down the road. I don't have a tachometer installed yet so don't know the rpm. I took the ...

Vin On 1965 Mustang

My 1965 mustang has a VIN production number of 749746. That's way too high of a Production number given that only 550000 or So mustangs were produced. Any ideas?

1965 Mustang Coil.

I am a little confused about ignition coils. It seems that some coils require an external resistor and some do not. My 1965 mustang has an external resistor in the wiring harness but the engine has be...