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71 MACH I CLONE
71 MACH I CLONE - Overview (This post was last modified: 03-11-2011, 08:21 PM by 71MUSTY.)
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Owner : 71MUSTY
Data Added : 03-09-2011 - 10:04 PM
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Color : Yellow/Black
Engine : 426hp 351w by TuffDawg
Transmission : HD AOD with strip kit
71 MACH I CLONE
71 Mach I clone. but when the prior owner replaced the unibody he failed to maintain VIN integrity.

The good news about that is I got to build it the way I wanted.

426 hp 351w/ AOD/411

It's got plenty of go and is still an almost daily driver.

What I've done so far:

1971 FORD MUSTANG MACH I
(CLONE)

• ARIZONA rust and collision free body.
• Front and rear Spoilers.
• Ram Air hood
• MACH I stripe kit
• Paint shows well but is not “show” quality.
• ENKEI centerline style aluminum rims with Mustang Centers


ENGINE
This Ford 351W engine by Tuff Dawg Engines has 426hp @ 5500rpm and 407ft lbs of torque @ 4000rpm.
Balanced rotating assembly:
• 3.500" stroke nodular iron crank
• 5.956" forged rods with ARP rod bolts
• 10½ to 1 compression hypereutectic pistons
More special features of this engine include:
• Seasoned block that has been vatted, magnafluxed for cracks, thermal cleaned and steelabrated, bored, honed and plateau honed to fit new flat top oversized pistons
• Deck head gasket surface on block to ensure a good long lasting seal
• New CompCams Hydraulic flat tappet cam with over .500" valve lift
• High quality ProComp Racing performance heads are 356A Aluminum cast with thicker deck surface for improved sealing
• This set of heads weighs 50lbs less than the cast iron head
• 75cc Exhaust ports that are deburred and polished
• 60cc Combustion chambers
• New 2.055"Int/1.600"Exh stainless valves with undercut stems to improve flow
• Heads have 3-angle valve job
• New Hardened exhaust seats for use with leaded or unleaded fuel
• New 1.440" high performance springs set up to match cam
• New Screw-in studs with guide plates
• New High temperature valve seals
• New Bronze valve guides
• New 1.6 full roller rocker arms
• New Oversize hypereutectic pistons and rings
• New Hardened push rods
• New Heavy duty double row timing set
• New High volume oil pump
• New Brass expansion plugs
• New Oversize main and rod bearings to fit reground 3.500" stroke crankshaft
• New Edelbrock Air Gap dual plane aluminum intake manifold.
• New HOLLEY STREET AVENGER 770CFM carburetor.
• New HOLLEY high volume fuel pump.
• New High Flow water pump.
• New Mallory HEI distributor.
• New K & N Air filter.
• New "SI" internal regulator alternator.
• New Headman Shorty headers.
• New Late model power steering pump.
• New Late model AC compressor.
• New V-Belt
• New Ford Racing Valve Covers
• RAM-AIR.


TRANSMISSION
FORD High Performance Automatic Over-Drive (AOD) transmission.
• 2500 rpm stall converter
• Heavy Duty Clutches
• Strip Shift Kit
Rear End
• NEW 3.98 ratio 9 inch Trac Loc by Bill Thomas.
BRAKES
• New front discs, cylinders, hoses and simi-metalic pads.
• New rear cylinders, hardware and shoes.
• New Master Cylinder.
• New B&M dual line locks
INTERIOR
• MACH I carpet
• Racing front buckets re-upholstered to match original.
• New foam
• Rear seat re-upholstered to original,
SUSPENSION
• New Front and Rear Anti-Sway Bars front 1” rear 7/8”
• New Grab-A-Track 620lbs Coil Springs
• New Grab-A-Track 4.5 leaf springs and shakels
• NEW KYB gas adjust shocks.


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Data Added : 03-09-2011 - 10:04 PM
Views : 3611
Color : Yellow/Black
Engine : 426hp 351w by TuffDawg
Transmission : HD AOD with strip kit


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#2
Very nice Mustang! (I'm partial to the color! LOL)

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
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#3
Looks Good..

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Sound like a great build you put together! Did the Grab-A-Track 620lbs coil pprings and 4.5 leaf springs lower the car any? Are the rear springs standard, mid-eye, or reverse eye? Lastly, can you post a side shot showing how the car looks with that suspension setup & how close it is to the ground/tire to fender clearance?

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#5
Leafs are standard which brought the back up a bit. I went with standard because I wanted to make sure I had enough clearance for 2.5" exhaust pipes. Springs lowered the front a good inch. It now has a slight rake to the front. Mid eye would probably have made it about even.

It's in the shop today having a few more tricks added so no pics till the weekend. Sorry

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My mustang is named Beth.

As in

Beth I hear you calling and I'll fix you right this time.
but both the kids need braces and I just can't spare a dime.
Just a few more paychecks and I'll get right back to you.
Oh Beth what can I do? Beth what can I do?
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71MUSTY;14607 Wrote:Leafs are standard which brought the back up a bit. I went with standard because I wanted to make sure I had enough clearance for 2.5" exhaust pipes. Springs lowered the front a good inch. It now has a slight rake to the front. Mid eye would probably have made it about even.

It's in the shop today having a few more tricks added so no pics till the weekend. Sorry

OK here you go. The leafs brought me up almost 2" from my saggy old ones.[img][Image: IMG]

I picked up a new third member from Bill Thomas (spent a good part of the day talking with him, What a kick) today, replacing the 4.11's with 3.89's. Once that is installed next week I plan to burn these tires off pretty quickly.

Then I can replace then with something a little taller.

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My mustang is named Beth.

As in

Beth I hear you calling and I'll fix you right this time.
but both the kids need braces and I just can't spare a dime.
Just a few more paychecks and I'll get right back to you.
Oh Beth what can I do? Beth what can I do?
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#7
I like it! Nice stance no saggy assend... the hockey stick looks level.

my toys...
'61 morris minor 1000 /406 SBC
'73 mustang Grandé coupe/533cid ford,t-10,9" 3.55gears
'73 Ironhead Harley1200 stroker kick only right side shift
'01 Jeep tj 4.5in lift on 35"cooper stt
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#8
It's got a good stance. Nice car too. Thanks for the pic.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#9
Very nice Mach 1 clone.
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#10
Impressive list on the power train!



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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