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I was in 6th grade in 1969 and in my 20s I found a school notebook from that year on which I had drawn a 69 Mach 1. I wanted one for years. The body shop where I was having my 82 GT repainted had a 69 Mach 1 completely stripped to bare metal and it had no rust whatsoever on it. It had come from Arizona and had lots of sun damage to the paint and all the rubber, but the body was spotless. I said to the shop owner, "Dave, if you EVER want to sell that car, give me a call". To my surprise, 5 years later he called and said, "Hey Huck, I'm selling that 69 Mustang". I immediately went to the bank, took out a home-equity loan and bought the car 2 days later. That was 1997. Now I put a couple of hundred miles on it almost every summer weekend in the mountains of PA and WV (with my wife behind me in her 71 Buick GS 455). I take one kid and she takes the other. We use FRS radios to be able to talk during the long mountain drives. That 455 GS could outrun me - but perhaps not after this winter when the 410 stroker is complete. :-)
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#2
Cool story Huck! Glad to hear your wife is into cars too! I wish I could say the same...
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#3
Very nice story - and with a happy ending!

Share some pictures of the GS and the GT if you would like.

We like cars - but like you we like Mach 1's best.
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Southern Arizona
Current Mustangs:
1973 Mach 1

1971 Mustang Grande
1965 Mustang
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http://www.mexicomissionariesofcbt.blogspot.com/
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SSig_welcome4 Yeah on the 410 stroker!!! Again Welcome. JTS 71 Mach1
"We built these cars to drive the "HELL" out of them, not to be museum pieces!"  Carroll Shelby

2008 Mustang V6 5 speed "Diablo Sport Predator" tuner, 87 octane tune. WOW!
1994 Ford F150 Shortbed
1986 Honda 450 Rebel
1995 Honda Pacific Coast
1989 Jacobra / Jag xjs
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#5
Thanks for the welcome...

Here's a few "off-topic" pix of the GS ...


   

   

   

   

   
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WELCOME TO THE SITEBiggrin AND Sign0175 NICE PAIR Shock
1969 MACH 1
1965 MUSTANG COUPE (MY FIRST CAR BOUGHT AT AGE 15)
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#7
Great looking pair of cars. Do you and your wife switch off driving each others car?
Northern Virginia
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Mike AKA "Rare Pony"  & "Ole Pony"

We'll Be Friends Until We Are Old and Senile. Then We'll Be NEW Friends!

Current stable: 73 Mustang Convertible 250 CID Auto (owned since 1974), 04 Oxford White Mach 1, 4.6, Auto
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(03-17-2014, 11:01 AM)Rare Pony Wrote: Great looking pair of cars. Do you and your wife switch off driving each others car?
Not very often. She sits too low in the Mustang and doesn't like trying to see over the hood scoop. I drive hers frequently to troubleshoot things and test drive fixes, etc. The 455's a beast, but may have trouble keeping up with the new 69 upgraded 410 that will be on the road soon. :-)

Hutch


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Drive it, beat it, enjoy it. Fix it when it breaks and start over. Who are you saving it for?
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#9
Hutch - that is looking mighty fine!
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Southern Arizona
Current Mustangs:
1973 Mach 1

1971 Mustang Grande
1965 Mustang
[Image: stevenharris.jpg]
http://www.mexicomissionariesofcbt.blogspot.com/
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#10
Looking good!! How much HP and torque is the stroked 410 producing?
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