|Nothing but 69' Mustangs|
|Some info :
1969 was the second major restyle for the Mustang, Every dimension increased with the exception of the wheelbase (it remained at 108 inches) and height, which was lowered by 1.5 inches.
Including the two Boss mustangs there were a total of ten different engines available.
Headlight configuration for the first time went to four , four inch units. The fastback body style, called the SportsRoof, came with simulated rear side scoops and a rear spoiler. Convertibles and hardtops used a simulated rear quarter panel vents.
The interior was totally restyled, with two seperate dash pods available. The standard driver's pod housed, from left to right, alternator, speedometer, a combination of fuel and temperatur, and oil pressure. If the optional tachometer was ordered, it took the place of the fuel and temeratire gauges. The temerature gauge displaced the oil pressure gauge on the far right.
The Deluxe Interior Group (standard on the Mach 1, Grande, and Boss 429) came with simulated wood grain appliques on the dash, door panels and console. A clock was also housed on the passenger side dash pod. Numerals on the speedometer (and optional tachometer) were smaller then the standard interior's and the speedometer was divided in multiples of five. Instument face color with the Deluxe Interior Group was dark gray, versus black for standard. This Interior was optional only on SportsRoof and hardtops.
The Interior Decor Group consisted of molded door panels with wood grain applique, comfortweave buckets, the Deluxe three spook Rim Blow steering wheel and the drivers side remote rectangular mirror. The high-back bucket seats were optional with either interior option.
1969 was the last year that the bench seats were available and only on the hardtops. Also in 69, the dual color-keyed race-type mirrors were optional on all mustangs.
The Exterior Decor Group consisted of rocker panel moldings, wheel well and rear end moldings.
The GT Equipment Group was still available on all three body styles as long as the engine was 351 cubic inches or larger. It consisted of rocker panel GT stripes, GT gas cap, GT hubcaps on styled steel wheels, pin-type hood latches, heavy duty suspension, simulated hood scoop and chrome quad outlets with dual-exhaust-equipped engines. Only 5,396 Mustangs got this option.
New engines included a 155 hp 250 cubic inch six cylinder, on which air conditioning was available. Two 351 cubic inch V-8's, baskically stretched 302's, joined the lineup. The two barrel version was rated at 250 hp while the four barrel was rated at 290 hp. There engines were built at Ford's Windsor plant thus are know as the 351 Windsor or 351W. The 390 was still available, but with a 470 cfm Ford carburetor rather than the previous Holly. A total of 10,494 Mustangs came with the 390.
The 428 Cobra Jet was the top production engine option. Two versions were available, both rated at 335 hp. The non-Ram Air version had the letter "Q" for it's engine code, while those equipped with the functional Shaker hood scoop had the letter "R". The optional four-speed manual that was available with the 428CJ was the close ratio version, with a 2.31:1 first gear. All the 428's also came with the larger 31 spline rear axles. 13,193 1969 Mustangs came with the 428CJ.
If a 3.91:1 (code V) or 4.30:1 (code W) rear axel was ordered, the 428 CJ was automatically upgraded to the Super Cobra Jet (SCJ) status. These engines used special cap screw 427 Le Mans style connecting rods, different crankshaft, flywheel and damper, and an external oil cooler mounted in the front radiator, which reduced the oil temerature by 30 degrees. All of this for $6.53- without a doubt the best value option of the year.
Service bulletins on the 428CJ specified that an additional quart of oil be added during an oil change, for a total of six quarts.
|Front view of a mean looking 69' Mach I|
63A Fastback (sportsroof) 56,022
63B Fastback Deluxe 5,958
63C Fastback Mach 1 72,458
65A Hardtop (coupe) 118,613
65B Hardtop Deluxe 5,210
65C Hardtop, bench seats 4,131
65D Hardtop Deluxe, bench seats 504
65E Hardtop Grande 22,182
76A Convertible 11,307
76B Convertible Deluxe 3,439
*Specials (included in total)
Boss 302 1,628
Boss 429 857
9 Last Digit of the model year (1969)
T Assembly Plant
( F-Dearbord, R-San Jose, T-Metuchen)
02 Plate Code
( 01-Hardtop, 02-Fastback, 03-Convertible)
R Engine Code
( see next list)
T 200 ci 6 banger (115hp)
L 250 ci 6 banger (155hp)
F 302 ci 2V V-8 (220hp)
G 302 ci 4V V-8 (290hp Boss)
H 351 ci 2V V-8 (250hp)
M 351 ci 2V V-8 (250hp)
S 390 ci 4V V-8 (320hp)
Q 428 ci 4V V-8 (335hp Cobra Jet)
R 428 ci 4V V-8 (335hp Super Cobra Jet)
Z 429 ci 4V V-8 (375hp Boss)
A Raven Black
B Royal Maroon
C Black Jade
D Acapulco Blue
E Aztec Aqua
F Gulfstream Aqua
I Lime Gold
M Wimbledon White
P Winter Blue
S Champagne Gold
T Candyapple Red
W Meadowlark Yellow
Y Indian Fire Red
2 New Lime
3 Calypso Coral
4 Silver Jade
6 Pastel Grey
|Some more 69 Pics:|
|My Personal favorite|
|My trip to the Carlisle PA Classic Car Show.|
|My trip to the Central Jersey Car Show|
|Check out these books for more info:|
|Ford 1964-1973: Mustang/Cougar">.|
|Ford V8 Mustang Automotive Repair Manual: 1964 1/2 Thru 1973, 260, 289, 302, 351, 390, 427, 428 and 429 CU in/No. 357">.|
|Mustang Interior Restoration Guide: 1964 1/2-1970">.|
|Mustang Restoration Handbook">.|
|Mustang 1964 1/2-1973 Restoration Guide">.|
|Cool Links :|
|Great Mustang Classified|