Eye Candy

Re: Eye Candy

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:58 am

Rick, Very nice. Looks to be a '69 Mach 1? Or painted to look that way.

Yes, the older Mustangs were a real treat to work on the engine with the high shock towers, especially changing plugs on the larger motors, some people actually cut panels or holes in the shock tower/inner fenders to easily access the plugs from the side.
Some people upgrade the suspension to the Mustang II type, which eliminates the shock towers and gives you more engine room clearance.

As for the electrical, Many of those years had problems with the TRACES on the back of the dash board melting. it cause a grounding problem and all the gauges, lights, etc... would go crazy (Found that problem on mine!). They were just thin strips of copper on a flexible membrane. I had to replace a couple of mine with just soldered a wire from one end to the other.

We are pretty avid mustang people. We have restored a 1971 Mach 1, 1972 Convertible, had many others thru the past 20 years. We still have 3 mustangs in the stable. 2003 Mach 1 (Mine), 2008 Warriors in Pink Special Edition V6 (hers) and an older 1976 Cobra II (some assembly required! LOL).

We go to Carlisle, PA in June for the ALL Ford Show every year.
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Re: Eye Candy

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:13 am

Just happened to be in Nashville when they had the 40th anniversary of the Mustang. There were some impressive cars there.

Kevin
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Re: Eye Candy

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:13 pm

WNY wrote:Rick, Very nice. Looks to be a '69 Mach 1? Or painted to look that way. ..................................................



We go to Carlisle, PA in June for the ALL Ford Show every year.



Right you are Dave. It is a 69 Mach 1. This customer is a dyed in the wool Blue Oval owner through and through.

We were trying to get this thing to Carlisle. That was the plan anyway. Not sure if it will make it. If it does, I'll let you know.

The back of the instrument cluster appears to be working fine. I did back feed the interior light circuit and everything worked. It even powered the solenoid for the tilt wheel. And I noticed all the dash lights worked.

I just need to get inside it and hopefully not get disturbed. I'll get it if I have to rewire the entire friggin thing......





Rick
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