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64 vs. 65 Mustang Electrical Differences

By Jason Zimberoff

Compiled from lists on the web by Klaus Schaefer, Mark Dorner, Christopher Duffy
and the book Mustang & Ford Small Block V8 by Bob Mannel
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Special thanks also go out to Charles Turner, and Steve Grant.


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Electrical


1. Tail light wires to bucket are a 3 wire pigtail and are sealed instead of snap on boots on 65's.

64.5 Tail Light Wires

65 Tail Light Wires

2. [Removed - see Body #30]

3. Fuse box is unique on 64.5 (longer)

64.5 Fuse Box

65 Fuse Box

4. Turn signal switch assembly different on 64

64.5 Turn Signal Switch

65 Turn Signal Switch

5. Voltage regulator has FoMoCo logo

64.5 Voltage Regulator

65 Voltage Regulator

6. Generator for all 64 two types - for 170 CID and 260/289 CID

64.5 Generator

65 Alternator

7. Generator heat shield for all 64 without air conditioning - optional on K code

64.5 Generator Heat Shield

65 Alternator

8. Generator Splash Shield for all 64 1/2 with heat shield

64.5 Generator Splash Shield

65 Alternator

9. Generator rubber boot for all 64 1/2 mounts over generator

64.5 Generator Rubber Boot

65 Alternator

10. Windshield washer pump only one level

64.5 Washer Pump

65 Washer Pump

11. Heater box has no mounting for resistor circuitry. (Continued into early 65 cars as well.)

64.5 Heater Box

65 Heater Box

12. Heater blower fan two speed with circuitry inside motor; ground cable. (Continued into early 65 cars as well.)

64.5 Heater Blower

65 Heater Blower

13. Heater control switch two speed with off in center position. (Continued into early 65 cars as well.)

64.5 Heater Switch

65 Heater Switch

14. Horn Relay on all cars with generator; mounts on radiator support.

64.5 Horn Relay

65 No Horn Relay

15. [Removed - see Engine #41]

16. Generator should have black bakelite caps over terminals. (the 2 terminals on side)

64.5 Generator Terminal

65 Alternator

17. Headlight switch special before 8/17/64

64.5 Headlight Switch

65 Headlight Switch

18. Starter Solenoid brown body instead of black one

64.5 Solenoid

65 Solenoid

19. All wiring is completely different; to much to list (generator vs. alternator)

64.5 Wiring

65 Wiring

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