Sunday 27th November 2022,
My Sick Ride

Greg Yamabe: Good friend and Ford Guru!

1965 Mustang

We are always happy to share our friend’s and fan’s stories and it is with great pleasure that we bring you this story about one of our first fans – Greg Yamabe and his awesome 1965 Restomod Ford Mustang!

MySickRide: Greg, can you tell us some of the basic history on your ride?

Greg: I purchased the Mustang locally in 2003 to replace my 64-1/2 Mustang Coupe that was promised to a guy from back east. The car was visually very pleasing from it’s shiny paint to it’s straight body. The interior was going to require a little TLC, but all in all, I had to have her. She was the dream car I let get away back in 1973 (sold my Mustang 2+2 GT). 

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MySickRide: What kind of shape was she in when you got her – rolling or driver? What kind of specs?

Greg: She was your basic 65 Mustang 2+2. She had A/C and Power brakes, both removed by the prior owner. She came with a mildly modified 351W, C4 trans and a 8″ rear end. I had a much hotter set up in my 65 Coupe, which was just waiting for it’s new home. As soon as the front tires hit the driveway, parts were flying off. I knew what I wanted to do. The transformation turned out to be a never ending project. As fast as I added parts, other parts were flying off. 

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MySickRide: Besides the parts “flying off” were there any other challenges?

Greg: Well, an interesting side note, the gentleman who asked to take the reins of the coupe bailed when it came time to buy her. I was heartbroken, I ended up with 2 Mustangs!

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MySickRide: 2 Mustangs, that’s a problem a lot of us would love to have, haha! So can you give us a break down of how she sits today?

Greg: Sure, here you go…

– Painted with 2 Stage Fire Red Pearl Metallic paint
– 4.5″ Cowl induction hood scoop molded onto hood
– Deleted: Power steering, power brakes and Air conditioning
– Granada disc brakes in front
– CEE Front Drag Springs
– Carrera 90/10 front shocks
– Granada 9″ disc brake in the rear with 3.70:1 gears – Detroit Locker
– Caltrac Traction bars
– Rancho RS9000 5 way adjustable rear shocks

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– Quick release steering wheel
– 3A Racing seats
– Rear seat delete
– Power Windows (had to have something power assisted)
– Full Roll Cage
– Catalog full of gauges

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– Paxton Novi 2000 Supercharger kit modified to fit my application
– 351W with 408 CHP Stroker kit
– 750 BG Mighty Demon Carb modified for blow through system
– Edelbrock Victor Jr intake
– Edelbrock heads

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Well, there you have it friends – this is one mean Pony! We have never been for a ride but based on how wicked our 71 Mustang ran after Greg completely rebuilt the engine we are almost afraid to step inside!

Thanks for reading and if you live in the San Fernando Valley (Southern California) keep an eye out for Greg and his sick ride on the roads!

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