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1971 Mustang Mach 1
1971 Mustang Mach 1 - Overview
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Owner : Mister 4x4
Data Added : 11-13-2010 - 01:37 PM
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Color : Light Pewter (very sunburned)
Engine : 351C 2V
Transmission : AOD (formerly FMX)
1971 Mustang Mach 1
Mine is a complete project... from the tires up.

Some of the things I've done:
- Rebuilt the 351C-2V with:
 -- .060" bores w/9.5:1 Keith Black hypereutectic flat-top pistons
 -- CompCams Roller cam 274/274 w.566" lift (.218/.218 @.050" on 110 lobes)
 -- CompCams Roller "Everything" (1.73 Rockers, lifters, rods, rod guides)
 -- Crane Cams screw-in 7/16" rocker studs
 -- Edelbrock Performer intake, Edelbrock Performer 600CFM carb
 -- 3-angle valve job & hardened seats (rebuilt the stock 2V heads)
 -- Chrome 'stock' oil pan, Edelbrock valve covers
 -- Holley "Black" electric fuel pump
 -- Duraspark ignition w/Accel Super Coil & 8mm wires
 -- Hooker Competition Ceramic-coated Long-Tube Headers
 -- Pype 2.5" stainless exhaust w/X-pipe - Pypes Street Pro mufflers
- AOD transmission
- 1.5" 5-leaf rear springs w/Scott Drake 1" shackles
- 1" front drop coils
- Lakewood traction bars
- Global West subframe connectors
- KYB shocks
- Grab-a-track front & rear sway bars
- Cragar S/S (15x8 front - 15x10 rear)
- Cooper Cobra Radial GT (245/60-R15 front - 295/50-R15 rear)
- Upgrade interior amenities to include:
-- Classic Auto Air HVAC system
-- Scott Drake intermittent wipers
-- Retrosound complete sound system w/USB, iPod, & Bluetooth
-- MTX Terminator 400w amp w/2 10" Terminator subs
-- Autoloc power windows, locks (keyless entry) & security
-- Raamat thermal & sound insulation
-- Pyle Audio rear-view camera & flip-down monitor
-- ACC cut-pile Mach 1 carpet
-- TMI Sport Seat upholstery
-- Complete trunk carpet kit
-- Quarter window roll-up conversion
-- Carbon Fiber 3M Di-Noc interior trim
- Rear window louvers

4.5 years of getting the obvious bad spots repaired, of course.

Coming soon:

- Edelbrock E-Street TBI Fuel Injection
- RCCI Tach Conversion, Ammeter to Voltmeter conversion
- LED bulbs
- H4 headlights
- Remote Power Mirrors

The first pic in the "Modifications" tab is a photoshopped pic of a feature car from Mustang Monthly - 2009 that I used for inspiration.  The rest are actual shots of some of the things I've done to mine.
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1971 Mustang Mach 1 - Details
Data Added : 11-13-2010 - 01:37 PM
Views : 12753
Color : Light Pewter (very sunburned)
Engine : 351C 2V
Transmission : AOD (formerly FMX)


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Rather than mess with changing the images, I figure I'll just update this with a comment and new pics. Cool

Here we are at the first car show after becoming 'driveable'

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Lots more work to do, still...

Eric

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Couple of interior details, as requested.

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Eric

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(02-23-2016, 01:17 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Rather than mess with changing the images, I figure I'll just update this with a comment and new pics. Cool

Here we are at the first car show after becoming 'driveable'

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Lots more work to do, still...
I love the Crager mags and tires. Can you tell me what size Wheels and tires you're running
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All that information is actually at the top of the thread.   whistling

But, since you asked: Rims are Cragar S/S Direct-Drill Series, 15x8 front, 15x10 rear.  Tires are Cooper Cobras, 245/60R15 front, 295/50R15 rear.

However, the rear wheels in those early pictures are the first set I purchased, with 4.25" backspacing... the current rear wheels have 5.25" backspacing, and tuck in a little better.

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Eric

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I love the Carbon look on the center panel. They are very hard to get to look nice with just paint. Also your  rear view Camera, do you run that full time, i.e. replacing your mirror? That is exactly what I want for mine, but I have not found what I want yet, not that I've looked too much either. I'd love more info on that if you care to share or PM me.
Geoff.

I learn something new every day!
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#7
Great looking car with some tasteful mods. Well done.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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(11-22-2019, 05:26 PM)Stanglover Wrote: I love the Carbon look on the center panel. They are very hard to get to look nice with just paint. Also your  rear view Camera, do you run that full time, i.e. replacing your mirror? That is exactly what I want for mine, but I have not found what I want yet, not that I've looked too much either. I'd love more info on that if you care to share or PM me.
Geoff.

I ran it full time for a short period, and found it to be distracting, so I wound up disconnecting it, putting it in the center console so I could use it for backing if I needed to, then I never hooked it back up.  My intention was to make a flip-down bracket and mount in the space above the rear-view mirror, so I could flip it down like a sun visor when necessary... but like with a lot of my projects, I just haven't made time for it.

It's a Pyle Audio monitor, with a license plate frame mounted back-up camera.  To ensure the camera wasn't blinded by the LP light, I picked up some LED LP mounting bolts from Twisted Throttle.com and wired the LP light to those instead.  They work great and don't blind the camera.

Another idea I have is to install a trunk popper and mount the back-up camera in the key hole of the trunk lid - the LP bracket camera is a little too low and gets blinded by headlights from cars behind me... not to mention the trunk lid key hole is a great deal closer to the height of the driver's eyes, so it would be a better representation of the outward rear view.

Eric

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(11-23-2019, 05:39 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote:
(11-22-2019, 05:26 PM)Stanglover Wrote: I love the Carbon look on the center panel. They are very hard to get to look nice with just paint. Also your  rear view Camera, do you run that full time, i.e. replacing your mirror? That is exactly what I want for mine, but I have not found what I want yet, not that I've looked too much either. I'd love more info on that if you care to share or PM me.
Geoff.

I ran it full time for a short period, and found it to be distracting, so I wound up disconnecting it, putting it in the center console so I could use it for backing if I needed to, then I never hooked it back up.  My intention was to make a flip-down bracket and mount in the space above the rear-view mirror, so I could flip it down like a sun visor when necessary... but like with a lot of my projects, I just haven't made time for it.

It's a Pyle Audio monitor, with a license plate frame mounted back-up camera.  To ensure the camera wasn't blinded by the LP light, I picked up some LED LP mounting bolts from Twisted Throttle.com and wired the LP light to those instead.  They work great and don't blind the camera.

Another idea I have is to install a trunk popper and mount the back-up camera in the key hole of the trunk lid - the LP bracket camera is a little too low and gets blinded by headlights from cars behind me... not to mention the trunk lid key hole is a great deal closer to the height of the driver's eyes, so it would be a better representation of the outward rear view.
 Eric, thank for the info and comments. Very interesting and something to think about.
I had thought about going with a non-permanent Velcro attachment under the rear spoiler for a wireless camera, but then I'd forget to pull it off and some a-hole would steel it! In reality, for the amount the car gets driven, is it worth the trouble? Something I need to think about also.
Thanks,
Geoff.

I learn something new every day!
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