I did not accomplish much this month other than continuing my preparations and research for the build.
My Wilwood disk brake package arrived yesterday. Massive front brakes with 6 cylinder calipers. Slotted and drilled, these front and rear brakes will give my car plenty of stopping power. The FFR customized kit comes with all parts needed to hook up to the FFR supplied brake lines and includes a set of pads and detailed, customized installation instructions. I am hoping to avoid putting on power assisted brakes by using the larger more capable brake system than the OEM Mustang version.
I also picked up a Craftsman digital 25-250 ft-torque wrench at Sears for $99 on sale which was the best price on or offline I could find. I did not check the reviews in advance but with Sears guarantee on tools I should be ok even if it turns out to be problematic.
Researching this morning and found these listed as the 1965 original paint colors offered on the cars:
These colors were offered as standards on the 427’s:
Charcoal (Lincoln Charcoal Frost)
Ivy Green (Custom)
Silver (1965 Lincoln Silver Mink)
However, the 427 Comp and S/C cars came over bare (unpainted) and were painted to order at the Shelby facility. Besides the stock colors, the list below contains all the original (as shipped) colors for the Comp & S/C
Candy Apple Red
Silver Green Metallic
Silver Blue Metallic
Source: FFCars.com post by computererks 11/29/2003.