Thursday, May 27, 2010

1969 Ford Mustang

Mileage: 100,000 miles
Location: Springfield, Illinois

This is a 1969 Mustang Fastback, Original Indian Fire Red, 302 auto, air car. Years ago someone converted it to a Big Block - 4 speed, I believe the big block was installed many, many years ago, The block is a 30 over 390 with a 427 crank, the motor was pulled and inspected, the mains ,rods and pistons all looked fine, we put a new oil pickup, timing chain and gears, Fresh rebuilt GT 390 Heads (14 bolt), correct 390 Exhaust manifolds, Complete new exhaust, New correct radiator, New Hurst Shifter, correct hoses, Eldbrock Intake and Holley 4 barrel. Everything was cleaned and painted. The part # found on the Crank- C-4AE-B,
The paint on the car is older, it is a brighter red than the original Indian Fire, I think the car was painted after the big block was installed, I would guess that is when the car was cloned to a Mach 1,The paint has great shine and looks good, with just a few imperfections. There are a few small rock chips that have been touched up ,the very bottom of both doors have a couple waves in them. Door jambs are decent. Over all the paint is about a 7 on a scale of 10, nice driver quality, There is no rust on the car. The bumpers are Original and showing their age ,the front bumper has some small pitting and a couple scratches on the bottom side of the bumper, rear bumper is also showing a small amount of pitting, however they still look fine on the old car. Marker light are also original. I think if you spent $10,000.00 on new paint, probably 8 out of 10 people would no notice the difference.
The interior has also been changed over to a Mach 1, Deluxe door panels are nice, new dash pad, seat covers ,carpet. Nice original console, AM/FM 8 track, all work, interior lights, turn signals, brake lights work as they should. The original Rim Blow steering wheel is also in place and showing its age, some of the inside trim pieces are missing. However it still looks better than an aftermarket replacement. Speedo is not working at this time.
The bottom of the car is very solid, all new front suspension nicely detailed, new bushings, sway bar links, front disc brakes, rear air shocks, new power brake booster and master cylinder
. Wheels are nice Torque Thrust with new BF Goodrich Radial TA,s 215/65-15,the trunk is also nicely detailed.
So basically what we have is a nice OLDER big block Mach 1 Clone. Over all the old car is really nice. It has a great stance, the paint shines, and the car is very nicely detailed, it has everything you want , it,s RED, it,s a BIG BLOCK, AND 4 SPEED. The motor is fresh. Interior is nice, car is clean and nicely detailed under the hood. The runs out great, shifts and stops great.

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