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Gearheads Need This 1965 Ford Mustang V8 Engine Model Kit

The 1965 Ford Mustang is an iconic car that started a revolution in the automotive industry, and the car remains popular with this day. While Ford built versions of the car with bland 6-cylinder engines, the version that fans like the most are those with a V8 under the hood. Not everyone has the skills needed to rebuild the V8 in a Mustang in the real world, but anyone can build this scale model kit.

The model is a 1:3 scale model of the type-K-code V8 out of the 1965 Ford Mustang. The kit has 200 parts, and no glue is needed for assembly. It’s a working car model engine when complete. The kit comes with a sound module that makes first-generation Ford Mustang V8 sounds.

Detailed instructions are included, and many parts are transparent so you can see what the engine looks like on the inside. It has moving parts, including a spinning fan and sparks plugs that light up. The spark plugs light up with red LED lights, and the pistons move along with the crankshaft just like a real V8 engine.

The model takes a couple of hours to assemble. The model kit also comes with an exclusive collector’s manual that has Ford archival material and model history inside. The book has detailed instructions for the model and Mustang history. The manual is all about the first-generation Ford Mustang. The book allows fans of the 1965 Ford Mustang to learn about the car as they build the engine. Amazon has the engine kit for $185.99 and is in stock, but won’t get here in time for Christmas. Check out this real 1965 Ford Mustang called Toxic.

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Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. George S

    Back then the first “visible V8” came out around 1962 based off the 283 Chevy. It what I learned on how an engine works. Had a electric motor in the starter and lights at the end of spark plugs. As you turned on the switch from a D cell case that looked like a car battery the crankshaft rotated, pistons moved and the light inside the cylinders would light emulating ignition. It was one of my favorite Christmas gifts from Santa. It can still be bought and manufactured by Revell.

  2. Raymond Ramirez

    In addition to the original 1:4 scale Renwal Visible V8 (I built two of them), there is a 1:6 scale Dodge Hemi V8 engine also in a kit form by Hawk and Lindberg. Revell made a 1:3 scale Ford Mustang turbocharged 2.3 L I4 kit, which I also have built. You can find these kit offered on eBay.

    So this is not the first V8 nor the first Mustang engine model kit. But it is a 1:3 scale, so it is bigger than the other V8 engine kits. I do recommend buying and building such kits to learn basic mechanics before trying to work with real engines.


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