When I think of the Ford Mustang, I can’t help but think of Eleanor, the famed 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang that was Nicolas Cage’s obsession in the 2000 film, “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Since it was created, the Ford Mustang has captured the hearts and minds of car enthusiasts all over the world; but you would never consider the Mustang to be an exotic car. It is, and always has been, the heart of the American muscle car. It was built by UAW workers on production lines with parts shared with many other models of cars; but that hasn’t stopped the Mustang from becoming an iconic part of American car culture.
When restoring one of the classics, there are a few things to consider. Depending on your model, you may run into fitment issues with aftermarket parts, Improper Repairs, Engine/Drivetrain Issues, coolant leaks, overheating, and maybe even issues with the instrument cluster.
Any number of issues can come up when you’re restoring an old Mustang… No-one likes a coolant leak, but overheating may be the sign of a bigger problem. Overheating not only shortens the lifespan of the engine and additional components, but at very best it’s embarrassing and can easily leave you stranded on the side of the road, in need of help. Cooling system issues can occur on any Mustang, old or new, investment or modified. Generally speaking, many people do not understand how the common automotive cooling system works and they think a pretty aluminum radiator could be the savior of AC issues. We’re not knocking aluminum radiators—we like them actually—but they won’t necessarily fix all your problems. You may need a new radiator, water pump, radiator cap, etc. It should be a warning sign that perhaps, just perhaps, the proprietor is tossing parts with a cooling problem. We’ve viewed people spend a huge amount of money on radiators, cooling flushes, and more just to still have a “problem” turn out to be a bad gauge! Properly diagnosing your problems is always key.
Lucky for you, here at Fix My Needles we are the experts in automotive cluster repair, specifically in regards to the Mustang instrument cluster. Looking for a company that provides mobile cluster repair in Wichita? Fix My Needles has you covered! Whether you’re restoring an old Mustang or you just need to fix that 2006 model you’ve been driving around since it was new, we can help you with all your instrument cluster needs.