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Old 05-05-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default 69 Mach 1 with 40k miles

Hey everyone,

Just joined the site, thought I would post an introduction. I was recently given a 1969 Mach 1 H code from my grandfather. It is the H code 351 windsor 2V with the FMX 3 speed tranny and white interior. 40k original miles and almost completely stock. Seems like the only unoriginal parts are dual exhaust, paint, and tires. But I have limited knowledge with mach 1's. Thats why I joined the site!

It needs a little bit of attention but for the most part it is extremely clean. The radiator leaks once it is warm so it looks like that will be my first project. I am trying to figure out what direction to go. I am torn on keeping it bone stock vs making it a little more economical to drive. This is where I would love to hear some opinions.

Here are some mods that I have floating around in my head:
Either patching the radiator or replacing with a 3 row brass or aluminum
Electronic ignition
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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That kind of car will never be economical to drive just will not happen. Since it's already close to stock I would keep it that way. It's going to be worth a lot more if it's kept stock and you ever go to sell it.

You MPG will take a nose dive with a 4 barrel on it. Plus you would have to change the intake to support the 4v.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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That kind of car will never be economical to drive just will not happen. Since it's already close to stock I would keep it that way. It's going to be worth a lot more if it's kept stock and you ever go to sell it.

You MPG will take a nose dive with a 4 barrel on it. Plus you would have to change the intake to support the 4v.
And cam.


Keep it the way it is and enjoy it. Aside from the fact that the pictures look like they were taken with the world's smallest camera, it looks incredible. I'd accept that as a gift any day of the week.


Congrats.
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And cam.


Keep it the way it is and enjoy it. Aside from the fact that the pictures look like they were taken with the world's smallest camera, it looks incredible. I'd accept that as a gift any day of the week.


Congrats.
Are new cams really necessary when changing to a 4 barrel? I have a new 750 holley laying around begging me to use it. Anyway, I will have to do something with the radiator, either fix the leak or replace it. Im not trying to mod the crap out of it or anything, just make it so I dont have to worry about it overheating or the ignition points acting up.

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Old 05-06-2013, 03:24 AM   #5
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Mr Musty,congratulations, very, very nice,You do know that Mustang is worth a lot of money.
Make sure you have it appraised and insured .

With that in mind, if you want to add aluminum 4v intake and a 4v carb. & cam , just keep the original intake and carb, cam and you can go back any time.
Same with the other parts, just keep the original parts.

You can add a lot of parts and still have a nice car.
I hope you enjoy it.

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:16 AM   #6
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Oh yeah......That's the ticket.

I'd keep it so stock it stinks. Car shows are rife with modified Mustangs but the originals are few and far between. Get the radiator patched, call it a day and enjoy.
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Are new cams really necessary when changing to a 4 barrel? I have a new 750 holley laying around begging me to use it. Anyway, I will have to do something with the radiator, either fix the leak or replace it. Im not trying to mod the crap out of it or anything, just make it so I dont have to worry about it overheating or the ignition points acting up.

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I'd just replace it with a stock-type 3 core radiator from NPD or one of the other parts houses. No one would ever know the difference.


And a cam is not really a MUST, but it'd be a waste to replace an intake and carb and not do a cam too. It would just be half-assing the job. No point.

I've got a fairly highly modified 1970. And when I go to car shows, the ones that really draw my attention aren't ones like mine that are totally bastardized, it's the super stockers that look like they just got out of a time machine.
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I really want that car its so nice looking.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:52 PM   #9
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wow clean mach!! i love the color! but its your car do what you want have fun with it! id throw an intake and 4 barrel on it just save the old intake and carb if u decide to sell.
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I believe that must be what mine looked like from the factory, based on the door tag.
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