1965 Mustang – Mechanical Information

1965 Ford Mustang Mechanical Information & Drawings

Suspension

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Transmissions

The base transmission was the 3 Speed Manual and was a fully synchronized in the 8 cylinder applications, the one used with the 200 six was not fully synchronized.

Cubic
Inches
Cyl 3 Speed
Manual
Select-
Shift
4 Speed manual.
200 6 Standard Optional N.A.
289 8 Standard Optional Optional
289 4v 8 Standard Optional Optional
289 HiPo 8 N.A N.A. Optional

 

Year Transmission Code
1964 3 speed manual 1
4 speed manual 5
2 speed automatic 3
Dual range automatic 4
3 speed manual with overdrive 2
1965 3 speed manual 1
3 speed manual with overdrive 2
4 speed manual 5
C-4 dual range 6

Automatic Transmission Shift Speeds (MPH)

C-4 Transmission
AXLE Ratio 2.80,2.83, 3.00, 3.89 3.20, 3.25,3.50
Throttle Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Range Shift 1964 -70 1971,2,3* 1964 -70 1971,2,3* 1964 – 70 1964 – 70
D1 1-2 7 – 11 9 – 11 28 – 47 37 – 52 8 – 10 26 – 49
D1-D2 2-3 10 – 25 10 – 25 52 – 83 66 – 84 11 – 24 43 – 84
D1-D2 3-1

 11 Max

—- —- 40 – 42 10 Max —-
3-1
D1-D2 3-2 —- —- 77 Max 80 – 82 —- 83 Max
D1 3-1 —- 10 – 11 40 Max 40 – 42 —- 33 Max
2-1 —- 32 – 45 40 Max 40 – 42 —- 33 Max
Low 2-1

29 Max

—- —- —- 32 Max —-
C-6                             *302 2bbl Engine, 3.00:1 Axle, F78X14 tires
AXLE Ratio 3.00:1 3.50, 3.20, 3.25:1
Throttle Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Range Shift 1964-70 1971-3** 1964-70 1971-3** 1964-70 1964-70
D1 1 – 2 7 – 13 7 – 8 38 – 45 46 – 52 6 – 12 35 – 51
D1 – D2 2 – 3 11 – 21 7 – 18 72 – 82 78 – 86 16 – 20 66 – 84
D1 – D2 3 – 1
3 – 2
9 Max 7 – 8 —- —- 9 Max —-
D1 – D2 3 – 2 —- —- 73 Max 66 – 77 —- 75 Max
D1 3 – 1
2 – 1
—- —- 34 Max 34 – 41 —- 40 Max
Low 2 – 1 9 Max 22 – 30 —- —- 9 Max —-
Ford-O-Matic (1964 – 70)      **351 4bbl, 3.00:1, F78 x 14 tires.
AXLE Ratio 3.00,3.10, 3.20, 3.25:1 3.50, 4.00:1
Range Shift

Throttle

Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
D 1 – 2 12 – 19 45 – 60 10 – 16 36 – 52
D 2 – 1 16 Max —- 14 Max —-
D 2 – 1 —- 59 Max —- 51 Max

 

Front wheel drum & bearing, typical 1965 – 1973.

The diagram shows a 4 lug wheel which is typical for the 6 cylinder Mustangs. All V8 Mustangs in this time period had 5 lug nut wheels and front assemblies.

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