This original Owner's Manual reprint covers the 1966 Ford Mustang.
Book Excerpt: 1966 Ford Mustang Owner's Manual
GET AQUAINTED WITH YOUR NEW MUSTANG
First off, you will be glad to know that, your new Mustang is so well-engineered and has so many outstanding features that its overall excellence might be lost on you unless you consciously observe its characteristics as you drive. Most of us take good things for granted, without particularly noticing them. So when you drive your Mustang next time, take special note of the things that make it such an unbeatable automobile.
In 1966, Ford Motor Company paid the Mustang the highest compliment the industry can bestow on a car - they left its body style primarily as it was in 1965. It has a new grille with a bright horizontal treatment that makes the front end look wider, but the short-deck-long-hood appearance has been retained - as befits the car that, in its first year, set a sales record never before equaled in the automobile industry.
As you get ready to drive, you should be aware that there is still a break-in period on your Mustang, although it's not as demanding as in the "old days". There is no need for a long, tiresome, low-speed period. But by observing a few simple operating rules, you'll get the maximum in new car performance, economy and reliability.
During the first 250 miles, try to avoid sudden stops. The brakes seat more uniformly if you make gradual stops from various speeds. Also avoid riding the brake, since this may damage brake assemblies.
Up to 500 miles, deliberately vary the speed from fast to slow and back again. Steady, unchanging speed during this period may cause uneven wear of precision parts. Don't operate at sustained high speeds until you have driven 2000 miles.
Before you start out, take a look at the instrument panel to make sure you know where all the controls are. The most arresting thing to meet your eye is the attractive five-dial instrument cluster. The large center dial (speedometer and odometer) is flanked on the left by the fuel and oil dials and on the right by the amps and temperature dials. All are "constant read" gauges, employing needles instead of red lights. To the left of the steering wheel, and below the five-dial cluster, are pull-out wiper and light controls; to the right of the steering wheel is your ignition switch and cigarette lighter. In the center is the radio and directly below the pull-down levers for your heater.
- Air conditioning
- Cold Weather Operation
- Engine Coolant
- Fuse Locations
- Instrument Panel
- Locks, Doors
- Get Acquainted with Your New Mustang
- Maintenance of Your Mustang
- Maintenance Records
- Optional Equipment
- Tire Care
- Wheel Change
- and more!
This is not a repair manual, but rather the factory booklet that came with the car originally when new.
Thank you for your prompt delivery of my manual for my 1966 Mustang.
These manuals are impossible to get in Australia, so I was so happy to finally get the information I needed to use the air-conditioning and heating.
I have also received the manual for the 1968 Mustang for my cousin. After seeing my manual he asked me to order this one for him for the exact same reason.
Once again, thank you.