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Will be a labor of love! haha with much cussing if you are anything like me.

I am coming to the completion of my 69 this year, (if every thing goes as planned) and found that the Project planning book that Stacy sells on "gears" really helps me stay focused and caused me to decide exactly what I wanted to accomplish, and what it would cost.

Not trying to sell his stuff but some kind of written plan at the beginning has been very helpful to me on the grind you are beginning. When I get lost in the nuts and bolts, looking it over gets me back on track and in the garage. One step at a time.

Pics of car at start and where it is now. I have endless pics of the between and it was not pretty! I look forward to driving it this year.
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Will be a labor of love! haha with much cussing if you are anything like me.

I am coming to the completion of my 69 this year, (if every thing goes as planned) and found that the Project planning book that Stacy sells on "gears" really helps me stay focused and caused me to decide exactly what I wanted to accomplish, and what it would cost.

Not trying to sell his stuff but some kind of written plan at the beginning has been very helpful to me on the grind you are beginning. When I get lost in the nuts and bolts, looking it over gets me back on track and in the garage. One step at a time.

Pics of car at start and where it is now. I have endless pics of the between and it was not pretty! I look forward to driving it this year.
Beautiful car and thanks for the encouragement!

Yes, this is THE car and I have started a plan, including believe it or not a budget and plan to pay for it all.
Stacy David is a weird guy, but I love his show and cars, and I agree the planning book is a great idea.
Can't wait to see yours done(and mine!) BTW...POST MORE PICS!(Build thread!)


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5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
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Man! Your garage is clean! @Gruntusmc Mine:
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1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html

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Congrats!! It'll be great to follow along and watch the progress
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Missed a very good deal on one.
I think I know the one your're talking about.

The one you missed has it's own issues as well (why are they never done the way you/we would do it?). Maybe I'll start a build thread on it at some point.

I'll certainly be following this thread also. The car looks great and congratulations!!

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I just ran across this thread and wanted to congratulate you as well. It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm confident you're going to be really proud of it when it is done. Are you keeping it pretty original, or doing some level of restomod?
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Believe it or not, people looking for 69 mach's to drive and enjoy are looking for the small block mach's. They're affordable, great in traffic and exceptional on gas mileage (my 351W 2V gets 18 MPG).

And when it comes to resale value, they will hold their value. Good Luck and welcome to the 69 mach world!!


BTW, the 69 mach in my signature is my wifes and it's been in her Family since 1970. Take a look at "My Garage"
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You are starting off with a better car than I did with my 66. I had to chop off the frame rails due to being too bent out of shape. Welded in convertible rails replaced a small spot of the pass rear pan cowl side panel etc etc. All on my build thread.
I finally got the car in the garage christmas eve and then out in the shop a month or so later and got started. I wanted to have the car front structure replaced and able to put suspension on by the sept swapmeet. I think I'm going to just miss that...
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I think I know the one your're talking about.

The one you missed has it's own issues as well (why are they never done the way you/we would do it?). Maybe I'll start a build thread on it at some point.

I'll certainly be following this thread also. The car looks great and congratulations!!

Allen
I couldn't have wished it to go to a better place! I've seen your work. Getting set up for now, but this will be done the way I want!
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1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html
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I just ran across this thread and wanted to congratulate you as well. It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm confident you're going to be really proud of it when it is done. Are you keeping it pretty original, or doing some level of restomod?
Tanks alot. Still looking at options. Since it's blown apart already, metalwork and paint will be first. I like the original Lime Gold more and more. The car will definitely have tech, but will probably look stock-ish.


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1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html
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You are starting off with a better car than I did with my 66. I had to chop off the frame rails due to being too bent out of shape. Welded in convertible rails replaced a small spot of the pass rear pan cowl side panel etc etc. All on my build thread.
I finally got the car in the garage christmas eve and then out in the shop a month or so later and got started. I wanted to have the car front structure replaced and able to put suspension on by the sept swapmeet. I think I'm going to just miss that...
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...sket-case.html
Subscribed to your build thread as soon as I joined... My rolling resto 66 had a bent frame rail "surprise!" when I bought it. This car is way more solid than both our 66s. I really am excited about it. Thanks!


It's just a little rust...

1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html
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Tanks alot. Still looking at options. Since it's blown apart already, metalwork and paint will be first. I like the original Lime Gold more and more. The car will definitely have tech, but will probably look stock-ish.
That sounds like a great plan, and props on keeping the Lime Gold. It's often an under-appreciated color, but looks great in BC/CC. Check out my garage for the other 2) greens offered in '69, and it would be pretty cool to get them together. Also, don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any. There are a lot of people with a ton of experience on these cars, and we've all learned a lot putting them back together.
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Super Community here!

So I just want to thank you guys for encouragement. I have to recognize a great help already in @gregb. Made a mention in a PM about an unreproduced part I needed, and this guy generously and quickly stepped up to help. Very glad I joined here! Thanks, Greg, for the part!

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1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html
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Original drivetrain

Part of the deal with the car was a later (4 bolt balancer pulley)351 Windsor/FMX in the car, and another given that was the original. Finally unloaded the truck and cracked the extra engine and trans apart. Turns out the last 4 of the VIN are on both(hard to see in pics 6215). Raises the question- should I build the later model, modern upgraded engine, or maybe rebuild and install the "born-with" stuff? Being that this is a 351 2v no A/C car, I really don't think I'm going to gain much value by going to the trouble and expense of going back "all original". I do not plan to ever sell this car, so I really think it's a non issue. Nice to know I have alot of original stuff though!
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It's just a little rust...

1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html

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Nice car. What did you do with the wheels and tires that were on it? Looked like Torque Thrust?

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