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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    Korbinsdad
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    65 Ford Mustang Engine? Where To Find On Vin

    I have 65 Mustang. I know the engine straight 6, 200. But I want to verify it from the VIN#. How do I go about this? Where would I verify?

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    sggg50
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    I Have A C4 Transmission In A Custom Show Truck. Doesnt Shift Right

    The Modulator started leaking so I changed it, Now it shifts into 2nd gear very sluggishly at low rpm. higher rpm delays shift point very little. it will not shift into 3rd gear at all. I changed ...

    7 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
    Bravestatooonleg
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    Vin Number

    Trying to sell my 65 mustang on this site but it won't accept my 11 digit vin number that is on my title???

    13 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
    Beth Butler
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    Does Being A "borderline" 64 1/2 / 65 Mustang Add To Its Value?

    I have a 65 Mustang that has parts from both years. Its a 6 cylinder T3 cruisomatic. Production date of August 28, 1964. Dearborn. Buying parts is a gamble on what year it needs. I'm getting read...

    48 views with 10 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
    Lazaro Lima
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    What Is This Part Called From A 1965 Ford Mustang Engine

    hey guys i have a 1964.5 mustang the engine is in the picture the part that is circled takes a plug. I am trying to replace that part but have no idea what its called anybody has an idea?

    39 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 months ago)