LatemodelRestoration.com would like to introduce you to one of our employees, Casey Fieseler, who just happens to be HUGE Mustang Enthusiast. Check out the early pictures of him with his current Mustang. I will let him tell his story in his own words. Casey works in our Sales Department and he can be contacted via phone or email:
- Mon- Fri 8am-5pm
My names Casey. I have an awesome job in Sales at LatemodelRestoration.com. I’ve been with the company since June 7, 2010. It’s been a real life changer having the pleasure of working with the guys and girls up here, and they seem more like an extend family than co-workers.
My car roots go back farther than working up here at LatemodelRestoration.com. My first memories were from the passenger seat of an 86 GT with my dad. His 86 GT had a 351w swap in it that he did himself. I remember it like it was yesterday – the car was Jalapeño Red with the correct trim colors and hood decal and sported a set of “10 hole” wheels. Man that car could fly! At that point in my life all I did was play with cars and watched old home movies of my Dad racing his 68 fastback in the mid to late 80’s; looking back at it now I really wore those tapes out. After that 351 swapped four-eye my dad then got a 1988 white GT that got converted to a drag car. Big block, C6, and a 9 inch rear end were just a couple of options used in the build.
The first car that I actually got to help on was a 1967 Mustang Gt Fastback. This car was an S Code car that was egg-shell white from the factory. If you don’t know much about the older Mustangs, a S code car was the closest thing you could get to an actual Shelby without it being a Shelby. When we first got it , just like any mustang from the 60’s , the floor pans were non-existent the rear quarter panels were rusted threw at the bottom. As with most barn finds, it was full of field mice. We fully restored the car to a numbers matching 390/ 3 speed manual configuration. After that setup we then swapped in a 428 cobra jet with a 4 speed. We sold the car in the fall of 1999 at Fun Ford Weekend in Ennis, TX after having it a couple of years.
Let’s move on to how I took ownership of the mustang that I still have today.I received the Mustang as a graduation present from my mother who is the 2nd owner of the car buying it with 15,000 on the odometer in 1995. Growing up I saw this Mustang go through a lot wear and tear. The majority of its life before I had it, it was used as a daily driver for my step dad ragging it out and using it as a Kirby vacuum company car (worst mistake).This put big miles on it and wore out a lot of the suspension components that I later replaced.
Over the years the car has taken a complete 180 from stone stock, to bolt on car, to Mild build up with heads cam intake (H/C/I) featuring GT40p heads, Trick Flow “Track Max” Roller Camshaft Stage 1, and Ford Racing Cobra intake manifold, to how it sits today a wicked H/C/I with a 67mm turbo. There have been 4 diffident motors in the car including the factory motor and the motor that’s in it now. I have done all the work to my car other than tuning, and setting up the rear end.
My motor setup now consists of a Fox-Body Mustang stock TRW pistons freshened up short block with ARP studs in the bottom end, Trick-Flow Twisted Wedge 170 heads, Anderson N-51hr Cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake , BBK 70mm Throttle body (BBK-1523), Professional Products 70mm SN-95 Satin finish elbow(PP-54151),Black Anodized ASP under drive pulley kit (ASP-825928), Professional Products Street Harmonic Balancer (PP-80007K), PMAS 3” MAF, and a 67mm Turbo. On the fuel side of things 60LB Ford Racing Injectors (M9593LU60), a BBK adjustable Fuel pressure regulator (BBK-1707), and Walbro 255lph high pressure fuel pump (LRS-9350D-K) with stock lines and stock rails supplies the Motor with plenty of fuel for the setup.
The Car was tuned by Jeff Smith at Central Texas Performance and laid down 474hp, and 511 lbft of torque through the rebuilt T-5 with the 4.10 gears and only on 7.5psi and 18* of total timing. Very safe tune and I applaud him for the awesome service he gave me and anyone I recommend down there to him. Changes for the future are a Performance Automatic Built C4 Kit with custom converter and a gear change to Ford Racing 3.55 Rear End Gears, a retune for “Kill Mode” and a 6 point Maximum Motorsports roll cage with swing out door bars.
If you can’t tell by now I’m A Mustang freak! And living here in Hewitt, Texas I knew about LatemodelRestoration.com way before working here. Once I got my 94 GT I was spending a lot of time and hard earned money with LatemodelRestoration.com, and with having a couple of friends that worked up here I got wind of a job opportunity opening up and definitely wanted to get my foot in the door. I was working at a local automotive shop in Waco making a living as an automotive mechanic. On the road to my ASC Certification I got a Call from David Birkes, the Warehouse manager, asking when I could start. I was ecstatic, and had a decision to make. Cut my losses as becoming ASC certified or work for the dream team at Latemodel Restoration Supply. I then put in my 2 week notice and the rest is history!!
Working up here at LatemodelRestoration.com isn’t just a job, it’s a lifestyle and hobby of mine that I enjoy every day. Being able to help customers build their project with the right parts really makes me feel good inside and knowing that they are getting the best product and service is a bonus!