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General Information

Name
FastFordnut
Year
1970
Make
Ford Mustang
Model
Mach 1
Color
Medium Gold Metallic
Packages
R code 428 SCJ, Drag pack with W code 4:30 rear, 4 spd, black interior, Shaker hood,rear louvers, rear spoiler, fold down rear seat
History
Car was purchased by my brother as a project around 2001. It changed hands among friends before the 3rd in the group got things rolling in 2008.
He managed to get all the body work completed and ready for paint when circumstances changed. It then sat for almost 10 years until I purchased it from him in 2020. Its been a slow but rewarding progress. With most of the dirty work done, almost everything since feels like a step forward.
Paint, suspension, engine rebuild etc.
Final goal/results will be a full resto with a mild "day 2" look. Bolt ons only.
All stock items (heads, exhaust manifolds, coil springs, intake etc) will be boxed up and put away if the next owner wants to go concours..

Modifications

Drivetrain
Rebuilt 428 SCJ, PI Aluminum intake, mild cam, aluminum heads, aluminum water pump, 735 carb (rebuilt by Woodruff), Pertronix distributor, Canton 7qt oil pan, adj rockers with steel end stands, Original oil cooler, close ratio 4 spd, Rebuilt 4:30 traction lock rear. (may warrant a 5 spd conversion or a gear swap)
Interior
Mach 1 Deluxe black interor with rear "sport deck".
Floor console added
Exterior
Kept as-ordered: Louvers, Shaker scoop, rear deck spoiler.
Audio
Stock am radio - who needs music ?
Lighting
stock
Exhaust
FPA Tri-Y headers, H pipe, Flowmaster mufflers
Suspension
Stiffer front coils - 1 inch lower (should even out the stance with the alum heads and intake)
Rebuilt rear springs - sandblasted, new hardware & modern bushings.
Stock swaybars front & rear
Wheel and Tire
For the moment...the plan is to go with a set of vintage style Torque thrust D (15x7 & 15x8) with the flat wheel centers

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