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Re: 1965 K Code Fastback Engine Question
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2020, 08:18:01 AM »
I've yet to see any VIN stamped in that location.

Normally the starter would be in the way...

Is there a possibility they stopped stamping there when the cars started being mass produced in Dearborn?

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Re: 1965 K Code Fastback Engine Question
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2020, 10:43:54 AM »
The starter would be in the way at some point in the process but engines were shipped to vehicle assembly plants without starters installed yet.
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Re: 1965 K Code Fastback Engine Question
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2020, 10:49:45 AM »
The starter would be in the way at some point in the process but engines were shipped to vehicle assembly plants without starters installed yet.

That's good to know...
I wonder perhaps if they put a starter on the car and then assigned it to a vehicle...
At that time they would know the VIN and stamp the engine...
Makes no sense of course to take the starter off just to stamp the engine....

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Re: 1965 K Code Fastback Engine Question
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2020, 11:13:30 AM »
According to the "Mustang Production Guide" by Jim Smart and Jim Haskell, as Bill stated, the first Mustangs built at Dearborn as 1965 models (alternator charging system instead of generators) were built starting August 1st, 1964 and started with VIN number 250000.  This car is listed in the registry section of that book.  The authors also state that the "often published and believed" transition date for 65 production was August 17, 1964 although they show August 1st as the date that production began.  It is my opinion that this may very well be a show unit or promo car.  Sounds very cool!

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Re: 1965 K Code Fastback Engine Question
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2020, 09:44:29 PM »
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Re: 1965 K Code Fastback Engine Question
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2020, 01:11:52 AM »
If this was a show vehicle wouldn’t it have other clues?  Like smoothed door jams?

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Re: 1965 K Code Fastback Engine Question
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2020, 12:26:23 PM »
  Early ads were of a red on red fastback w/4spd and HiPo badges. Same car most likely. I would bet it is 5F09K #1.
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Re: 1965 K Code Fastback Engine Question
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2020, 01:02:33 PM »
Quite sure #1 wasn't a FB....




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Re: 1965 K Code Fastback Engine Question
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2020, 01:26:04 PM »
 I said fastback #1, "production" fastback anyway.
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Re: 1965 K Code Fastback Engine Question
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2020, 01:47:11 PM »
  Early ads were of a red on red fastback w/4spd and HiPo badges. Same car most likely. I would bet it is 5F09K #1.

Early ad cars (to get ahead with advertising production) were sometimes pilot plant cars. There was a small group of fastbacks (think it might have been four)  produced back in June of 64 but not at any of the three car plants from my understanding. If you noticed some of the ad cars had different tail lights and other features not see on regular production vehicles. Close friend had an opportunity to by a storage unit full of add copy for Ford from the 50's and 60's. But after going through the lot we passed because what he had planned wouldn't work out with the pictures 

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