The latest, greatest project has arrived here at the shop! There is not enough room in one post to tell all about the fabulous Mach 1 we found to restore, so I made a whole official " 1971 Ford March 1 Build" page! It will be a fun place to trade pictures, challenges, and maybe a frustration or two. Either way you will be able to keep up on what is happening each week and watch it from beginning to end. You can check it out under the more tab in the upper right hand side- or if you want a shortcut you can simply click here : Show me the Mach 1 Already!
We are close to the finish line! And though we still have a few odds and ends to complete we took the Maverick out for her debut to the July Beaufort Classic Car & Truck Cruise -In where she had many admirers. Like all restorations this one came with its own set of challenges. One of the first ones involved the engine that came with the car. Upon cranking it for the first time it dropped a valve creating a lot of noise and damage. We could have ran out and bought a crate engine, but what fun is that? Instead we found another 302 and sent parts off to the machine shop, then Jeff built the engine himself.
Next bit of fun came with the decision to change from an automatic to a 5 speed manual transmission. A trip through the junk yard and we got what we needed from a 1996 Mustang. The column shift was removed and a tachometer installed in its place. ( I wish I could tell you more but for that part I stayed in the office and Jeff did all the hard work as usual. You are welcomed to email any questions or comments to him)
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