• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
1971 429 Mach 1 video
#1
Interesting video of a review on a 1971 Mach1 429 for those who haven't seen it
Also some interesting comments on this model
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li7f_xvChf8
  Reply
#2
Boy, that misaligned lower trim on the passenger door really detracts from the overall appearance in the video! Overall, it's a better review than some others out there, but purists will have a field day on some of the non-factory details on the car itself.
  Reply
#3
I thought only cars w/out the side stripe had the trim? Also why does it look like the car is ready to take off...like up into the air!? I don't like the way it sits...

Stang Life!

[Image: Stangs.jpg]






  Reply
#4
ITMike5.0, The lower body accent paint with the thin chrome molding was standard on the Mach1. If the car had been ordered with the optional Boss (Hockey Stick) stripe then the molding would have been replaced with a thin black or argent stripe. That stripe would run the length of the car like the chrome molding did. The body side stripes were a popular add on like the Magnum wheels and would make one think only a dozen were built without the stripes or Magnums. 
The rear end squat is typical of the rear leaf spring cars from that era. As these cars aged and the springs became weaker the "Girl Dog Squat" became more noticeable. If not damaged I believe some forum members have had their springs re-arched. Others have purchased replacement springs from the original OE supplier Eaton Detroit Spring. Most of the Mustang parts houses have the one size fits all springs which means that they don't usually fix the problem. Others have installed a half leaf spring which has helped.    https://www.eatondetroitspring.com/

[Image: IMG_1076.jpg]

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
[+] 1 user Likes secluff's post
  Reply
#5
(10-02-2018, 12:44 PM)secluff Wrote: ITMike5.0, The lower body accent paint with the thin chrome molding was standard on the Mach1. If the car had been ordered with the optional Boss (Hockey Stick) stripe then the molding would have been replaced with a thin black or argent stripe. That stripe would run the length of the car like the chrome molding did. The body side stripes were a popular add on like the Magnum wheels and would make one think only a dozen were built without the stripes or Magnums. 
The rear end squat is typical of the rear leaf spring cars from that area. As these cars aged and the springs became weaker the "Girl Dog Squat" became more noticeable. If not damaged I believe some forum members have had their springs re-arched. Others have purchased replacement springs from the original OE supplier Eaton Detroit Spring. Most of the Mustang parts houses have the one size fits all springs which means that they don't usually fix the problem. Others have installed a half leaf spring which has helped.    https://www.eatondetroitspring.com/

[Image: IMG_1076.jpg]

OK, so then this is how mine should look then once complete because that side stripe option is listed on my invoice and Marti.  

So you're saying if I don't want my car to sit like that then I'll need to buy replacement springs from Eaton or install a "half spring"??
  Reply
#6
No comment... I saw this video when it first came out a year or two ago.
  Reply
Share Thread:  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  1971-73 Mustangs: Why are they the least liked ? classicsguy 118 26,854 02-07-2019, 03:18 PM
Last Post: Mister 4x4
  1971 & 1972 Mach 1's running incorrect front bumpers Boss1Ray 21 911 02-06-2019, 08:01 PM
Last Post: Boss1Ray
Wrench 351c to 429/460 power steering bracket help bowtiebuster 3 121 02-04-2019, 08:37 AM
Last Post: bowtiebuster
  Tachometer for 73 Mach 1 broken ToBe 8 216 01-30-2019, 02:31 AM
Last Post: ToBe
  Bob Seger's Mach Mac 6 321 01-20-2019, 05:46 PM
Last Post: Boss1Ray
  American Muscle 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Hemmings Muscle Machines) 1:18 Scale Diecas mustang7173 4 545 12-22-2018, 08:29 AM
Last Post: 72MustangSprint
  1971 Mach 1 stripe question classicsguy 10 585 12-21-2018, 11:13 PM
Last Post: Stanglover
  TV sighting 71 or 72 Mach 1 Boss1Ray 2 340 12-11-2018, 11:58 AM
Last Post: Boss1Ray



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)