View Full Version : EXciting day for me today....closing a deal on a 390 CS


390cs68rcode
05/05/2005, 06:38 PM
Well, I have been looking for a 390 auto CS and have come across one with the help of a board member (very thankful). We are closing the deal on Friday. Here is a little tease.

390cs68rcode
05/05/2005, 06:41 PM
engine

nfrntau
05/05/2005, 07:02 PM
That's it Jason, you definitely need that 6 car garage with the high overheads and that lift.

I'd be more than happy to share my dream shop/garage plans with you. All I ask in return is that you let me drool a little when it's done. lol

390cs68rcode
05/05/2005, 07:59 PM
;)

Mustanger
05/06/2005, 07:03 AM
Wow, that's a really good-looking CS! Doesn't look like you have to do anything to it ... it looks turn-key and good to go.
Just keep it under 100 (mph) ;)

390cs68rcode
05/06/2005, 07:33 AM
aside from replacing the interior (soft stuff and restoring the woodgrain stuff) and adding a AC system I think that is all I will have to do to it (for the most part).

I am happy to be able to aquire this car.

Mosesatm
05/06/2005, 07:36 AM
You've obviously never driven in Houston. It's similar to SoCal. The phrase "like a bat out of hell" best describes the driving styles of both places, except the drivers are meaner here and carry guns.

Mustanglvr
05/06/2005, 07:40 AM
That is a very pretty CS you have there. The engine compartment is just beautiful. Good luck with the purchase. Rhonda

68gt390
05/06/2005, 10:40 AM
Jason;
Congrats on obtaining your 390 CS. Very nice lookng car. This one gets to go in the house right?

Don ;D

390cs68rcode
05/06/2005, 10:44 AM
Jason;
Congrats on obtaining your 390 CS. Very nice lookng car. This one gets to go in the house right?

Don ;D


I think I am going to have to make my 3 car garage a 6 car soon. I might have to get a storage unit or two nearby until then. :)

PNewitt
05/06/2005, 10:47 AM
Not to nitpick, but is that engine original to the CS? It has a '67 air cleaner, and there is no hose to the crankcase cap from the AC either. The chrome lid is from a '67, too.

It would be interesting to see if the numbers match on the block--and to know what the casting number is under the block, just ahead of the starter (C6ME-A? C7ME-A? C7AE-A?).

In any case...you better "baby" this one. Clear a spot in the living room to park it.

Congrats--

Paul N.

Mosesatm
05/06/2005, 10:49 AM
Have you forgotten about the extra garage space in Humble?

The husky is in her chewing stage and the beagle may lift his leg a few times on a tire or two but other than those 2 annoyances it's a perfect spot for the new car. ;D

390cs68rcode
05/06/2005, 11:09 AM
Paul

the engine is not numbers matching. Once I get it home I will go through it and make corrections to it.

Ahhh, yes the extra parking in Humble. Could you keep my wifes new Mini I have to buy her since I got another car? ;)

Mosesatm
05/06/2005, 11:56 AM
I forgot about the Mini. Wouldn't she rather have a new Solstice? Either way it looks like we're talking about a 7-car garage. I know a guy who tried to build an addition to his garage but the planning dept wouldn't approve it so he built a "game room" instead. It has carpet, wood paneling, and these really WIDE doors that lead to the outside and open accordion style. Sometimes we just need to think outside the box.

hookedtrout
05/06/2005, 02:30 PM
I forgot about the Mini. Wouldn't she rather have a new Solstice? Either way it looks like we're talking about a 7-car garage. I know a guy who tried to build an addition to his garage but the planning dept wouldn't approve it so he built a "game room" instead. It has carpet, wood paneling, and these really WIDE doors that lead to the outside and open accordion style. Sometimes we just need to think outside the box.


My wife runs an in home day care licensed through the state and I've just about got her talked into building a completely finished carpeted two car garage I mean day care romper room add on to the house. Be a nice little tax write off for the day car/e. I'd just have the two garage doors framed in and ready to knock out when she decides she doesn't want to do day care. The only thing I have to do different is make sure it has a higher ceiling than normal to accomodate the openers. Her only concern, concrete floors. I assure her there is plenty of padding in the valley and my fly fishing partner is a carpet laying fool that always puts in my carpet for...well...nothing.

Hook

Mosesatm
05/06/2005, 03:04 PM
In Denver (ahh the good old days) the basements have 2x2 furring over the concrete slabs with standard plywood subflooring over the furring. Makes for a much warmer and softer basement floor. Could do something similar in the day care.

hookedtrout
05/07/2005, 02:03 AM
In Denver (ahh the good old days) the basements have 2x2 furring over the concrete slabs with standard plywood subflooring over the furring. Makes for a much warmer and softer basement floor. Could do something similar in the day care.


True, but I was thinking how nice it would be to spoil the CS with a nice padded carpeted parking spot when the time comes. ;D Also serve as more incentive not to have any oil leaks. ;)

Hook

rvrtrash
05/07/2005, 02:33 PM
I think what you need to do Hook, is put in a motorized turntable for the CS to sit on and then tell the wife you're getting her a very large indoor merry-go-round. Come on man, you gotta start thinking outside the box here! ;D

hookedtrout
05/07/2005, 03:58 PM
Hey...now that's an idea, an indoor merry-go-round, shes going to love that idea, as long as I keep the spin motor on the slow side, don't want to have to scrape the little ones off the wall.

Hook

PNewitt
05/07/2005, 08:45 PM
Don't forget the "bag of sand" in the trunk to balance the 390.

::)

Mosesatm
05/07/2005, 09:34 PM
Jason, when and where will us locals get to see the new car?

390cs68rcode
05/07/2005, 09:36 PM
Jason, when and where will us locals get to see the new car?


I figure 2-3 weeks for the transport company to pick it up from Canada and haul it here.

Mosesatm
05/08/2005, 09:48 AM
Do the speedometers on the Canadian cars show MPH or KPH?

390cs68rcode
05/08/2005, 11:21 AM
the one I bought shows MPH.

x-codegtcs
05/08/2005, 06:22 PM
Not to nitpick, but is that engine original to the CS? It has a '67 air cleaner, and there is no hose to the crankcase cap from the AC either. The chrome lid is from a '67, too.



As far as I know the Chrome lid is correct for the 68 GT option - at least on the documentation and photos that I have seen. I have been searching all over for a lid like that for my 67. A buddy that has a 68 390 GT Fastback and has a lid like Hook's.

I picked up one that is painted and severly rusted and still contemplating if it can be fixed by the chrome shop.

I will probably eat some crow on this as I just looked up some of the photos - (Mustang Restoration Guide by Corcoran and Davis pp140-141). The two 390 photos are different cars, but while they refer to different years under each photo, they do not say which year the photo is for. Anyway, I may be completely wrong, so just ignore the ugly cuzin...

Great looking car. I am jealous.

PS - if you need to find an a buyer for the lid and lower cleaner - please let me know.

390cs68rcode
05/08/2005, 07:02 PM
PS - if you need to find an a buyer for the lid and lower cleaner - please let me know.

When I get the car I will determine if I want to locate a 68 style cleaner and lid. If I do I will contact you about this one. Most likely if the motor can be made into a 68 style (it could be a 67 390 motor) I will. I have a concours correct autolite carb just restored from Pony Carbs waiting for the car to arrive. Hopefully it will work on this car and I will need a 68 GT 390 cleaner assembly.

Anyone have a 69 390 air cleaner assembly for sale?