New Member from MA
Hi Everyone!
Great site you have here! I own a 1969 Mach 1 with a 351w, 4-speed and a shaker hood. My car is about 95% restored and I’m hoping to enjoy it a little more this season. Last fall, just before taking it to storage for the winter, the heater core started leaking. I picked up the car yesterday and the old core is out… Not fun! I’m sure I’ll have a lot of questions when I put the car back together so I want to thank you in advance for your help. I’m looking forward to spending time in your site and getting to know some of you.


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Welcome Bob, I'm sure you will enjoy this forum, lots of friendly people here. Very nice looking car. When we put ours back together I didn't hook up the heater hoses as we don't drive it in cold weather. I replaced the core once back in the days it was a daily driver, not fun. We enjoy driveing it on special occasions and to shows.
Bob Harlan
1969 Mach 1
North Central Kansas
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Hi Bob and welcome. What a stunning car!! Sign0175 +1 on the heater core job. There are only two jobs you really don't want to do 1) Rear crank oil seal and 2) Heater core. These days I take lots of pictures and use food pots to keep clusters of bolts and screws together.
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                                    The best mechanic you know holds the steering wheel when you drive  Thumbsup
                                     Current Rides:
                                     The Daughter's '70 Mach 1.  Nana
                                     My: 4 x E32; 2 x E38; X5 BMWs; 2 x BMW MINIs (R50 & R55);
                                     Daimler Sovereign(s)  S1 and X40 and a Rolls Royce Silver Spirit     Cool
                                     Parts car:  E38 Confused    

SSig_welcome4 very nice 69' Mach1. Yeah the heater core is a large pain in the Azz. But it's totally doable. Take pictures before and during disassembly, they will come in handy along the way. Good luck ask any and all questions, and we'll help all we can. 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

Welcome Bob,

When jobs like heater core replacement start to get a bit heavy just step back a few feet from the car. The smile will return with gobs of enthusiasm!

Very nice car.
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Southern Arizona
Current Mustangs:
1973 Mach 1

1971 Mustang Grande
1965 Mustang
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Wow I mean just WOW that's a absolutely beautiful car. It's what I consider the quintessential MACH1 and just the right color with just the right options. Take your time on the heater core it's really not that bad of a job. I usually remove the passengers seat to give me room to work. Sign0175Sign0175Sign0175Thumbup

Welcome to the site Bob! If I had to buy a Mach 1 today, I am thinking a car just like yours would be one I would be interested in. I like everything about it, the color, the shaker and 4 speed...nice car!

Out of curiosity, what open ends make up the unrestored 5% balance on the car?

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