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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a 1969 Mach 1!!

Go to pick it up this weekend. It's a project car. the car is in primer and there isn't any visible rust. Figure I'll only need to replace the frame rails, torque boxes, floors, doors, fenders and wheelhouses, and it'll be ready to go... Anyway, no rust I could find.
I'm probably going to have to sell my 66. That's a little sad since I just installed a rally pac and ac.

The Mach 1 was originally a white 351 2v, FMX, power steering, and ac car. Currently has a 4-speed and the PS and AC are gone. It's complete running and driving. I should be able to drive it home (less than 10 miles, and a friend with a toe-rope is following me). Interior is complete, electrical is working, and apparently suffers from vapor lock, probably due to the headers.

Anyway, I plan on starting a build thread on it. The plan for now it to make it safe to drive and keep it drivable through as much of the restoration as possible. I'm pretty excited about starting a new project, especially one that isn't starting as a basket case like the 1966 was.
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Congrats! Pics?

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Hopefully pics this weekend.
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Great! As I’ve got more into Mustangs I’m finding that ‘69 Mach 1’s appeal to me more and more ... can’t wait to see it

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Congrats 69 and 70 are my favorite years. Looking forward to some pics of it.
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Congrats and welcome to Mustang madness! Beware, we will help spend your money like water.
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Congratulations from me as well, and I am a big fan of those cars too. I also think white is a great color on those cars, and you don't see very many of them at all.
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Love the '69's the best...the original 4 eye mustang...
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Seriously though, congrats!
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Great! As Iíve got more into Mustangs Iím finding that Ď69 Mach 1ís appeal to me more and more ... canít wait to see it


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Love the '69's the best...the original 4 eye mustang...
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Congrats! Post pics when you get them.

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Nice @awhtx! The Mach 1 I picked up recently.

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Just bought a 1969 Mach 1... Now with pics

Got the car home today. Seems to be a pretty solid car.
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The trip home started bad. The drivers seat broke. When I got home and got the seat out to repair it, I noticed a little knob attached to the bottom of the dash. There was a cable attached from the knob to the carb. I was able to solve the previous owners difficult hot-start problems...
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