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What is the max length on a Mach 1?
#1
We are looking at a new (to me) house with a small garage and I am a little worried that the Mach 1 won't fit in the garage!  It is measuring at 200 inches door to wall!  The Mustang Data pages say the car should be 187.5 inches long.  That doesn't give me a lot of wiggle room!

Anyone else have a tight fit?  Is the car really 16 feet long?

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#2
My Sports Roof fits in my garage but no room to work on it!!!
Mine is that long.

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Tim
Tucson, Az
1973 SportsRoof
351C bored .040
Crank .020  and Stock cam
Flattop pistons
Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE
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#3
Car and Driver's original test of the 71 Boss 351 listed it at 189.5 inches long.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/1971...351-review

200 inches deep is a very shallow garage. it will be a tight fit for sure.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

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#4
The AMA spec shows it to be 189.5 inches. Good thing you don't have a '73, they're shown as 193.8".

Any way to extend the garage? I haven't been able to in any place I've owned, either due to the way the garage attached to the house, or set-back regulations. The previous owner of my son's house was able to extend the front of his garage by about 3 feet by adding a sloped roof, the opening is in the gable end.



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#5
Keep in mind the garage door might have hinges or a handle as well. So you will want to pull in a bit to make sure they don't catch on the car.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#6
Here are my garage dimensions on the side I keep my Mach w/some pics. I have 218" from door to curb in the back of garage & it's 11" from door to bumper, 18" from curb to front bumper, 13" on right side, and 41" on drivers side. It's pretty tight, but there's enough room to get around. I also have a 36" curb in front for tools, compressor, small bench & furnace. I thought I had a small space for the Mach, but 200" that is really tight.
                   

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#7
I don't know if this is any help. My trailer is 16 feet of floor.


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#8
Yeah, it is gonna be tight!  The garage is wide so I may be able to put it in at an angle also.  It just needs to be a place to keep her out of the weather, I still have my Dad's garage to do work.  That is where the 72 Coupe project resides as well!

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