Table of Contents
Section One: Basics
Section Two: Maintenance
Section Three: Fuel and Exhaust Systems
Section Four: Suspension
Section Five: Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
Section Six: Short-Block Assembly
Section Seven: Long-Block Assembly
Section Eight: Heat Transfer
Section Nine: Drive Train
Section Ten: Ignition Systems
Section Eleven: Electrical Systems
Section Twelve: Safety, Cosmetics, and Ownership
There is also a very detailed sub-section listing under each main Section. I have listed one of those sub-sections from each of the Sections below:
One: Vehicle Identification Numbers
Two: Transmission Fluid Changing
Three: Header Selection and Restoration
Four: Adding Subframe Connectors
Five: Measuring Wheel Offset
Six: Building a Small Block
Seven: Aluminum Intake Manifold Installation
Eight: Fan Shroud Installation
Nine: C4 shift Kit Installation
Ten: High-Performance Ignition Wires
Eleven: Aftermarket Tachometer Installation
Twelve: Three-Point Retractable Seatbelt Installation
Since we are about to start on our own Project Mustang we thought we should pick up a copy of this book 101 Projects for Your Mustang 1964 1/2 -1973 by Earl G. Davis and Diane E. Perkins Davis and published by Motorbooks. I have been having a difficult time deciding what I wanted to do to our 1967 fastback and I am not sure this book helped with that decision but it was extremely helpful in evaluating some of the projects I was considering.
I would suggest this book to someone who is new to the hobby and wants to know more about different kinds of modifications and updates. I have been playing with cars most of my life but I even found the book interesting and helpful.
Let me begin by saying what this book is not. It is not a how to do a 100 point show car; it is not about building the fastest car for the track; it is not about building a wild custom and it is not about restoring an original Mustang. It is about keeping your Mustang properly maintained and it is about making your Mustang more fun and safer to drive. There is enough detail to explain the projects’ level of difficulty or ease but for the larger projects you will obviously need more details.
One thing I really appreciated in 101 Projects for Your Mustang was the use of ALL color photos. Most books like this seem to really miss it when it comes to photos. All the photos are professional, in color and useful. This helps a great deal in attempting to understand what the author is explaining. Too many of the other books like this depend on black and white photos and when you really need to see what is going on you can’t.
It is a very good book even if you are not into Mustangs, most of what is included will apply to other makes and models with some consideration of details and applications. The projects are the same, you just will be using Chevy or Mopar parts.
For all you folks out there without a Mustang, check out our other book reviews, we might have what you are looking for.