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post #76 of 124 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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One door panel finished...

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Drivers side door panel. FWIW, I use bar keepers friend on the shiny stuff...

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See post 70. Seized up without a prayer of ever running again. Fast forward, I was this close to having the engine running this evening. I had to take the oil pan off, remove all the rod caps except 1 and 8 (couldn't remove them because I couldn't rotate the crank). I finally was able to get the crank to move. I had been told that if I ever got it to move then I could rotate it back and forth to "loosen" it up. Well, I did. I emptied all the oil/water out of the pan. I cleaned it, put new gaskets in and installed the heads with new gaskets.

I think this engine may run! There's a couple of suspect cylinders, however, the goal is to get it running. May be a candidate for a crate engine (dare I say it), but with about 10.5k in so far (in the car), I may be money ahead to drop one in...

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I would have bet money against this ever happening!!

I'm smiling from ear to ear knowing a dead in the water engine has come back to life...doesn't take much to make me smile I guess.

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Sweet...congrats! Some weird sounds though...
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Congrats....Are you going to be doing a total tear-down and rebuild?


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Congrats....Are you going to be doing a total tear-down and rebuild?


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It's not the original engine so I doubt it. Still got the other engine to finish (this has been a good break from it because it's so tedious). I think I would rather just buy something for this one...

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Some weird sounds though...
That engine sat with water in 3 pistons for 15+ years, it's entitled to make a few noises...

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post #84 of 124 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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$11,700 total so far...

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Nice. Looking good and like the color.


(Id take those traction bars off....those hang too low)

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Great looking car. Id like to add a 69 to my stable one day.

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(Id take those traction bars off....those hang too low)
That's in the plans...

Rear interior looks pretty good now...

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I'd like to congratulate you as well! Finding a 1969 Mach 1 for that price, cleaning it up, and getting it running is awesome!
I paid more than you have in your Mach for mine, and it isn't painted, and the wiring is terrible, although it's a running car.
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I paid more than you have in your Mach for mine, and it isn't painted,
Thanks c.midland. The paint, man the paint...it's orange peel BAD. The rockers arent painted well at all as well as other numerous paint mishaps. It looks good from 15-20 feet but if you had your car painted, you would not accept this paint job. I'm going to continue on with putting it together but I just want the paint to be out in full disclosure.

Don't get me wrong, still a good price but there are issues that could still push this car to the max value to make correct.

Could I put another 8-9k in it and sell it for 25k, probably (not plan by the way), but it just goes to show that even when getting one at a good price, it's hard to stay above water.

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The first person that says the drivers seat isn't correct for a '69 Mach 1 gets it...

Shout out to @mexicruiser for the seat bottoms!

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