Another new guy
Posted by: qwiksvo - 02-23-2021, 11:09 AM - Forum: WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE ! - Replies (4)

Hello everyone, 

I'm new to the forum, but not to mach 1's. I had a 71 4 speed car in highschool in the late 80's. I sold it in 94 to buy my first house. In 2004 I bought a brand new azure blue mach 1 while in the army and living in Germany Drink_to_that . That was fun to drive around in Germany (Switzerland, Italy, and Austria too) and see the heads turn. I still have that car, but it wasn't/isn't the same as my old highschool 'sweetheart', so in 2008 I bought a 73 mach 1 project car, but never really had time to work on it until now. That is what brings me to your website. I have been working on it for a couple of months now and I have been reading as a guest for a while and decided to join up. To be honest, I am not a big forum poster and usually go to them for information and tech stuff when I need it. I'm going to need alot of little detail info because this car has apparently been several other people's project car and never finished. So, now there are lots of little "why is that like that" or my favorite "why don't the second set of motor mounts fit".  

I hope that I can contribute useful information to someone here too. The info below is not to brag, but more to state I understand most highly detailed information and prefer it that way. I have been turning wrenches for 35+ years.
Short story about me: 
Professional mechanic 1989-1997 specialized in transmission rebuilding/overhaul. ASE Master Tech 2006-2011. 
Army 1997-2006, six years as a UH-60 blackhawk crewcheif/repairer. 
2007 AAS in Automotive Technology from Central Texas College
2012 BS in Mechnical Engineering Kansas State University
2013-2020 Project/Repair Technology Engineer at G.E. Transportation specializing in engines

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  New member
Posted by: Limeyboy - 01-03-2021, 08:37 PM - Forum: WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE ! - Replies (18)

Hi guys,

Just joined, lots of good stuff on the site which I'm sure I will need!!
Waiting on delivery of my 1970 Mach 1 in Calypso coral, its a 2 barrel with a 4 barrel Holley ( a 428 SCJ according to the numbers, Universal so not an original  Confused ) with an ally manifold and long tube headers, an MSD 6AL with MSD distributor and coil.
Believe it or not  I've bought it "sight unseen"  Wow but the guy is a member of the MOCGB as I am and it seems genuine car.
San Jose built and lived in California all it's life then imported to the UK in 2020, yes I'm in Blighty!
Anyway when she arrives I'll try and put some pics on ( if it's any good ) 

Cheers
Jeff

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Wink Yellow 70 Shaker Cleveland here!
Posted by: Shaker70 - 12-16-2020, 09:47 AM - Forum: WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE ! - Replies (4)

New Hello, my name is Stef and this is my new to me 70 Mach 1. All original for the most part previous owner changed the carburetor and ignition. Other than that everything else seems stock.



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Wink Back in the saddle again!
Posted by: Jimmyw1 - 12-07-2020, 11:01 AM - Forum: WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE ! - Replies (1)

           

Hey everybody!  Thought I'd introduce myself and my recently purchased big horse.  Me, I had a 1973 coupe 351C back in my teenage days in the late 80's in north east Florida.  What a great car to have as an awkward teenager!  The car was WAY more cool and better known than I was for sure.  I had a blast in it though.  In my early twenties while I lived in Baltimore Maryland I bought two more coupes, one of which I owned twice, bought it the second time from my ex wife.  Oddly enough, neither of these cars made me a teenager again. lol.  Now, at age 52 and back in my home state of Kentucky where I have been for the last 36 years, I decided to buy another Mustang and it had to be a '71-'73, Coupe or Mach 1. (I dig em both)  So after some internet researching, ALMOST buying an Arizona car sight unseen but deciding I just couldn't do it and looking at a couple fairly close to home and realizing I had to at least double the WAY too low budget of $10k I had set for myself (just to keep the friction from my wife low)  My wife and myself set out the Friday after Thanksgiving with seven Mustangs for sale on a list here in Kentucky and in Ohio.  While on the road we found a few more on the internet in Illinois and Missouri but could only get replies back from two of the owners in Missouri in time to see the cars before we had to be home on Sunday Evening.  So far, of the seven (one of them driving five and a half hours out of the way to NW Ohio to see a Mach 1 that was supposedly a nice car in good condition that turned out to be a heap that wouldn't even stay running (actually died several times on the test drive and barely was even able to get it back to his place) and was all over the road when it did run and the guy wanted in the mid $20k's for it, only one car was near what I was looking for condition wise at a price I'd consider.  So two more to see in Missouri, the first one a '73 coupe with 14k original miles (yes, I believe it really was). Decent car but not as pristine as one would think for 14,000 miles but priced somewhat reasonably for a car with a few garage dents and probably no maintenance for twenty years.  He still had the title in the original owners name signed on the back that I don't think was ever registered in his name (unless maybe that's how they did it in Missouri 20 years ago) and it has only 2,000 more miles now than it shows on that title, and a (MY) Mach 1.  About 1900 miles, five states and nine cars in three days (VERY much social distancing of course) and the Mach WON me over.  I also have a few other pretty cool rides and can turn a wrench but I am in no way a skilled mechanic or knowledgeable much beyond the basics.  My other toys include a 1956 Ford F100 bbw (Bought it somewhat disassembled this year and just getting around to getting it started to see what all I need to do mechanically before I reassemble it to enjoy it in as is condition before a total restoration in a few years), a 1978 Kenworth A model rat rod/resto mod semi truck, a lifted 2002 Jeep TJ and a couple of Harley Davidsons.  My daughter says she won't inherit much money when I'm gone but she'll get some cool toys.
So, my Mach 1, It's a  White 1972, was originally a 351C car BUT now it's powered by a BUILT 429 Super Cobra Jet stroked out to 521 C.I. producing around 630 hp on pump gas.  Definitely not a perfect car but when I first saw it I figured it would be the one I'd buy, when I heard it run and drove it I think my wife may have had to wipe drool off my chin so the sellers wouldn't know they could jack the price up five grand and I'd still buy it.  To make it even better the sellers have kids that live a couple hours away from me and would be going to visit Friday and would meet me just a little over an hour away from where I live with the car so I didn't even have to drive the five and a half hours one way to get the car (although I'm always up for a road trip! lol).  In KY when we buy a car from out of state we have to have it inspected by the county sheriffs department which includes verifying the vin.  So I stop on my way home with the car on the trailer to have it inspected.  While the lady from the the sheriffs office was inspecting it there were a couple of deputy sheriffs admiring the car.  One of them jokingly says they're gonna need to hear it run and I just laughed it off, not really wanting to display the how built and kinda loud this car is to the present company.  Meanwhile, a few of the girls that work in the licensing department in the courthouse had come to the door looking at the car and the same deputy said the girls want to hear the car run.  So, with hesitation, I jokingly admitted that I wasn't real sure I should do that in present company (cops) but did.  While I was just letting it idle the deputy says to me. "I know ya want to so lets hear it" so I obliged.  It was well taken and hopefully no future damage done to my good driving record. lol.

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  new member here
Posted by: NoOnesHero - 10-24-2020, 09:25 AM - Forum: WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE ! - Replies (5)

New member here, thank y'all for having me. I recently purchased a 1969 Mach 1 with a 390. Not my first mustang, hopefully my last though.



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  New Guy Here 1971
Posted by: Tapuoutquick - 10-04-2020, 10:48 AM - Forum: WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE ! - Replies (6)

Hey All... I recently purchased a 1971 Mach1. I previously owned a 66 coupe and a 67 fastback. This car seems to be in good shape but I’m not sure whatever work was done to it was done properly. This is my “forever car” so hopefully I have lots of time to see what’s what. I look forward to picking your brains and learning from your experiences while I create my own.                            

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  1969 Lilac
Posted by: johr - 07-27-2020, 12:15 PM - Forum: WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE ! - Replies (2)

    Just joined the forum, been fortunate to have had a few Mach 1's. Current one is my wife's, an original Lilac Frost car. Such a unique color, was a special order from Ford Drink_to_that

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  New Member
Posted by: Smileys35 - 07-12-2020, 12:17 AM - Forum: WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE ! - Replies (6)

New 
Just joined today. Bought my first Mach 1. Its a 1969 Super Cobra Jet 428, Drag Pack with Cruise O Matic, 3:91 Traction Lock. Car has original 29,000 miles, but has been rebuilt a couple of years ago. I really love the car and enjoy it. I have always been a Ford fan. Look forward to socializing with everyone.



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  Just joined
Posted by: Terry C - 07-11-2020, 04:03 AM - Forum: WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE ! - Replies (5)

Hi there - just joined the forum.  Bought a '69 Mach 1 428 SCJ in Jan.  C6 with 4:30 rear in 
Indian Fire Red over Black int.   Glad to be on board and looking to learn and share.



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  newbie
Posted by: carmans69 - 04-22-2020, 05:05 PM - Forum: WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE ! - Replies (7)

My name is Sean from Ontario Canada. Just bought my dad's old 1969 Mach 1 428 cj from my younger brother who found and purchased it in 2013. Unfortunately our father passed away before we finished the restoration. I sold my 1971 Z28 and my 1971 Dodge Challenger RT 440 six pack  so I could finally purchase my dream car . I have so many fond memories and stories from my father of this car that I actually broke down and cried when my brother found it. I never thought my brother would actually sell it but he is not as emotionally attached to the car as I am. My dad ruled the streets back in the day and it was his pride and joy. We even have a picture of it on his tombstone lol . Anyway I'm rambling on! It is an honor to be here!!!

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