Album: 8V Mach V8

Ok folks...it&#039;s been a loooong time coming, but I think we&#039;re finally on the last chapter of a restomod project that has taken almost nearly 4 years.<br /> <br /> In 1970 Ford produced the 1970 Boss 302; Bazooka bubble gum would give you a shiny chrome replica made by Matchbox if you saved 100 Bazooka comics and sent them in, proving you chewed that much gum! &quot;No problem...&quot;, I said as a 10 year old, &quot;....easy to do...&quot;, so I did it. Sadly, I was soooo dissapointed because Bazooka never honored thier offer. I never got my Matchbox even though I sent in all of those comics. Still, I was hooked on this car.<br /> <br /> I saved my money to buy my first nice car. in 1977, I eyed a bright red 1970 Mach 1 with about 32,000 miles on it. Of course, my parent had to accompany me and to give me the final &#039;OK&#039; to buy the car. After my Mom heard the car start up, she wickedly said, &quot;Nope....to much power for a 17 year old!&quot;. My second disspointment.<br /> <br /> It&#039;s 1987. I just finished my tour in the United States Air Force. On my way back from California (via Georgia), I spotted this 1970 Mach 1 in Stone Mountain. The car had a nice dent in the quarter panel, the motor barely ran, it had a pretty crappy interior and the paint was bad. But....there was absolutely NO rust! (Something we Yankees fear in our restorations!) After a brief visitwith the owner, I made an offer. He refused. I drove back to Connecticut only to have him call me a week later and accept my offer. The following weekend, i drove back to Georgia with a trailer in tow.<br /> <br /> Well...the rest is all about restoring a Mach 1 the way I wanted it...not to Ford specs....but how I thought it should be built. Here&#039;s the specs so far:<br /> <br /> - Maier suspension lowered ~ 1.750&quot;, roller perches, pan hard, and subframe connectors<br /> - 351C massaged in my own fashion, Weber ala Ford (just try to find a manifold for Webers on a 351C!<br /> - Toploader RUG Av4<br /> - 9:, wi 3.89 billet traclok, tied with billlet spanners and 31-spine Jegs axles and 91 Crown Vic rear discs<br /> -


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GLENN FORD
Ok folks...it's been a loooong time coming, but I think we're finally on the last chapter of a restomod project that has taken almost nearly 4 years.

In 1970 Ford produced the 1970 Boss 302; Bazooka bubble gum would give you a shiny chrome replica made by Matchbox if you saved 100 Bazooka comics and sent them in, proving you chewed that much gum! "No problem...", I said as a 10 year old, "....easy to do...", so I did it. Sadly, I was soooo dissapointed because Bazooka never honored thier offer. I never got my Matchbox even though I sent in all of those comics. Still, I was hooked on this car.

I saved my money to buy my first nice car. in 1977, I eyed a bright red 1970 Mach 1 with about 32,000 miles on it. Of course, my parent had to accompany me and to give me the final 'OK' to buy the car. After my Mom heard the car start up, she wickedly said, "Nope....to much power for a 17 year old!". My second disspointment.

It's 1987. I just finished my tour in the United States Air Force. On my way back from California (via Georgia), I spotted this 1970 Mach 1 in Stone Mountain. The car had a nice dent in the quarter panel, the motor barely ran, it had a pretty crappy interior and the paint was bad. But....there was absolutely NO rust! (Something we Yankees fear in our restorations!) After a brief visitwith the owner, I made an offer. He refused. I drove back to Connecticut only to have him call me a week later and accept my offer. The following weekend, i drove back to Georgia with a trailer in tow.

Well...the rest is all about restoring a Mach 1 the way I wanted it...not to Ford specs....but how I thought it should be built. Here's the specs so far:

- Maier suspension lowered ~ 1.750", roller perches, pan hard, and subframe connectors
- 351C massaged in my own fashion, Weber ala Ford (just try to find a manifold for Webers on a 351C!
- Toploader RUG Av4
- 9:, wi 3.89 billet traclok, tied with billlet spanners and 31-spine Jegs axles and 91 Crown Vic rear discs
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