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Old 03-04-2018, 04:55 PM   #26
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Re: New guy from Southwest KY.

Nice work! Welcome aboard! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:07 PM   #27
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Re: New guy from Southwest KY.

I see old people in this thread! (j/k)
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:24 PM   #28
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Ok little update I found a crank for the car. It’s currently at the machine shop getting looked at and from the phone call I had with them I should expect the engine to be ready.


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Old 05-11-2018, 11:33 PM   #29
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Re: New guy from Southwest KY.

Lot of good work taking care of a rare CO. great job. I would just buy a used mach 1 engine at this point, but if you want to build it and upgrade the internals that would be cool too.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:51 AM   #30
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New guy from Southwest KY.

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Lot of good work taking care of a rare CO. great job. I would just buy a used mach 1 engine at this point, but if you want to build it and upgrade the internals that would be cool too.


I considered it, but how many Mach 1 engines have 33k miles now? And this car is rare enough that I wanted to make an effort to save the original engine. If everything goes smoothly I should expect the engine to be ready sometime next week. Then I’ll start putting it together.
This car isn’t going to be my hot rod, my Roush has that job. Only engine mods I plan to do is cams and headers while maintaining stock unported intake and heads.

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Old 06-05-2018, 05:55 PM   #31
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Re: New guy from Southwest KY.

nice to see new members.
nice too see someone restoring a mach and valuing the stock form.
I have changed mine quite a bit but pulled the stock motor and had a new one built for the job.
my stocker only has 13 000 miles.
I figured I would hold onto it and keep them together.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:31 AM   #32
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Re: New guy from Southwest KY.

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nice to see new members.

nice too see someone restoring a mach and valuing the stock form.

I have changed mine quite a bit but pulled the stock motor and had a new one built for the job.

my stocker only has 13 000 miles.

I figured I would hold onto it and keep them together.

This car is rare enough and has low enough miles that I want to keep it close to stock. I am modding things but it’s more on the lines of what I think ford should’ve done to the Mach 1 to begin with. I mean it has a GT body. The Mach 1 is special and holds a lot of history. It deserves a unique body for itself. That’s why most mods with the exterior will be 100% factory ford mods: ambers, Terminator mirrors, 99/01 front bumper, Terminator trunk lid, etc. Then interior will be returned to stock colors; previous owner painted many interior pieces silver to match the center console. Engine will remain stock for the most part besides cams and longtubes; that’s all I want to do, no porting whatsoever. I plan on a Terminator T56 and already have a Terminator IRS being held for me. That’s pretty much all I have planned minus a few minor touches (coil covers, side valance, etc.) and miscellaneous “return to stock” plans.



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Old 06-06-2018, 07:56 PM   #34
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Also little update. Engine is back and ready for reassembly. I should be able to start working on it this weekend.


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Old 07-08-2018, 11:18 AM   #35
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Little update. I picked this up last week. It’s a Terminator IRS with factory 3.55 gears.
Also bought a few things off a Mach parts car.
Radio head unit
A/C control unit
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Gen 1 MGW short throw shifter
Mach 1 shifter trim ring, boot, Mach 1 shift knob
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:22 AM   #36
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I also brought the car home. Reason being is the car was sitting outside at the shop so it’s in the barn now on the trailer, protected from the elements. The engine is also at my house; I’m thinking I’ll just reassemble it at home, then take everything to the shop and install it in the car.
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