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General Information

Year
1969
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang Mach 1
Color
Black
History
This was my first car that my Dad and I purchased when I was 15 years old. We restored the entire car together. This is originally Candy Apple Red with Black interior Mach 1 with a 351W 2BBL FMX automatic. The car was an original California car, so the rust was minimal, but still present. We replaced the trunk floor, lower quarter panels, door skins, tail light panel, and drivers side front floor pan with new metal. The rear floor pan was replaced with a factory floor from another 69 Fastback. The entire car has been coated with Eastwood Rust Encapsulator, similar to Por-15 except not UV sensitive. This includes inside the frame rails, top and bottom of floor pans, wheel wells, behind the dash, under the roof; literally everywhere.

We "finished" the car just in time for me to take to my Senior Prom in 2005. When I say finished, it was just enough to drive and look good. The exterior had one of my Dad's famous, slick black paint jobs. The front half of the interior was done but the rear was never finished. The car had the original 9" rear end, original suspension except for the Shelby drop and lowering springs, original brakes, FMX automatic, and 351W 2BBL motor.

After driving for only a short period of time, I parked the car to upgrade the top end of the motor, brakes, and suspension as well as finish the interior. My Dad and I ended up smoothing most of the engine compartment, restoring the original suspension, upgrading to a manual T5 transmission, and upgrading to 4 wheel disc brakes. Life kicked in, finances got tight, and I never finished the car.

Fast forward to mid 2014. I finally had the funds and time to finish the car with my Dad. I decided to go a slightly different route with the car; I have always loved the Pro-Touring look and functionality; Superior handling, smooth ride, adequate power, comfortable interior, modified yet time-period correct looks, low stance, and bigger wheels.
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Black)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Stock 69 351W
Holley 650 CFM carburetor
Mallory billet distributor
Pertronix chrome coil
Edelbrock polished Performer intake
Edelbrock Performaer RPM aluminum heads
1.6 aluminum roller rockers
Braided steel Taylor ignition wires
Comp Cam
Griffin Aluminum Radiator
Billet overflow catch can
Braided steel radiator hoses
Ford Racing tall valve covers
Hooker black powder coated shorty headers
X-pipe
Flowmaster Super40 mufflers
Interior
Stock black Mach 1 deluxe interior with red stripe on sport-back seats
Fold-down rear seat with new hardware
Original wood grain covered in brushed aluminum
1970 bolt-in glass with power windows
Ford-tooling dash pad, factory air conditioning
Grant steering wheel
Ride Tech Digital RidePro Control System
3 point front seat belts
Mach 1 floor mats with red lettering
Custom trunk mounted battery with 0-gauge welding cable
Power front windows and locks
Exterior
Welded and shaved front side-marker lights and antenna
Shaved upper quarter panel emblems
Molded fiberglass Boss 429 hood scoop
Stainless hood pins
Rolled fender lips
71-73 Mach 1 flip gas cap
Satin grille surround
Painted quarter panel side marker bezels and reverse light housings
Enlarged rear valence exhaust openings
Red reflective Mach 1 striping
1.5" rear mini-tub
Suspension
Ride Tech Air Ride Level 2 kit with AirPod
Ride Tech front Muscle Bar 1 1/4" Sway Bar with links
Global West adjustable Monte Carlo bar
Global West Tubular inner shock tower brace
Street or Track billet export brace
Maier tubular full length subframe connectors
Maier X-Brace system
Cobra Automotive Competition front crossmember
Total Control Products Bump-steer kit
Tubular transmission crossmember
Wilwood 140-12638 14" 6 Piston Front Brake Kit with Red Calipers & Drilled/slotted Rotors
Wilwood 140-7140 12.19" 4 Piston Rear Brake kit with Parking Brake
Wilwood Braided Stainless Front/Rear Brake Lines
World Class T5 5 speed transmission
1969 9" Housing narrowed 1.5" on each side
Quick Performance New Style CNC 9" housing ends
Quick Performance 9" Back Bone Brace
Quick Performance 9" Housing drain plug and billet fill cap
Moser Custom Length 31 Spline Axles
Ford 31 Spline Posi Pumpkin
Richmond Axcel 3.70 Ring & Pinion Gears
Wheel and Tire
17x8 torq Thrust style wheels with Falken tires

Soon to be custom set of Forgeline 18's/19's

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