|351 CLEVELAND 4V, 4 Speed
1 of 171 With this Paint Code, 1 of 52 with this Paint /Trim Codes.
Sig Erson Roller Rockers
Blue Thunder Aluminum Intake
|Removed the manifold for
glass beading. Since I plan
on having A/C installed, the
Water Pump will be replace
by a new high flow unit.
All taped and ready for
|Spent a number of days polishing the Valve Covers.
|Wife's side of the garage.
September 3, 2012
|Removed the Grille to paint the front of the Radiator Support. Replaced the Grille painted the Headlight
Doors and Grille Lower Trim the correct '70 Mach I Charcoal Metallic. Polished the Sport Lamp lenses.
|New Grille came unpainted.
Painted it, front and back,
also the correct '70 Mach I
Replaced Dual Vacuum Distributor with single and installed
Pertronix HEI and Flamethrower wires.
Concourse Radiator Hoses and Belts.
KENWOOD KDC-X395 CD-Receiver
A White interior is nice but
it has it's drawbacks.
New Door Panel Inserts,
Tri-bar Running Ponys,
Courtesy Lights, Handles,
Belt Line Weatherstrip,
Window Regulator and
The Mach 1 came from the factory with Manual Drum Brakes. That just don't cut it today. There are Power Disc conversion kits
available for all the Classic Mustangs. Too big a job for me to do. I'm not 25 anymore!! Besides, don't really have enough room
in the garage, never mind a lift. So, I have to pay someone to do it.
Lots of car restoration places in the area so I shopped around. Found a place about 6 miles up the road from me, Klassic
Rides. Talked to Billy the owner, toured the shop that was full with projects (many Mustangs) and read letters from previous
customers. Seen photos of lots of Mustangs that they've done. He promised a quick turn around. I was impressed!!! They got
Originally brought it up there to have just the power disc brakes put on it. But, since it was there and Billy knows Mustangs, I
made a small list up of other things I wanted looked at. The car is 42 years old and I want a reliable cruising car.
Long story short, the three day brake conversion didn't happen. Checked on the progress every couple of days and when I
returned home, thought of something else. Hell, he's got the car there, in for a penny, in for a pound.
Replaced Fuel Tank Sending Unit.
|Checked Rear Brakes. Right Wheel Cylinder starting to leak. Replaced both sides.
|Replaced stock Axle with a Currie 3.50, 31 Spline Locking Axle Assembly.
|New Front and Rear Shocks, Rear Sway Bar Bushings.
|Front Sway Bar Bushings and Idler Arm.
|Power Steering Control Valve and Hoses.
|Power Disc Brake Conversion.
|Removed rear Fold Down Seat and all the Panels. Disassembled seat, cleaned, undercoated and painted correct Black
Metallic. Cleaned rear seat, stripped rear panels and painted correct white.
Sail and Lower Panels before removal.
Cleaned surface rust, treated with Eastwood Encapsulant and Undercoat, installed Dynamat.
New Chrome Trim on Fold Down Seat and replaced all Latches.
Proper blackout applied to the Honey Comb Panel and Rocker Mouldings.
Removed Tail Light Housings, cleaned and painted Gloss White. Improved brightness of the tail lights.
Disassembled Instrument Panel to restore Instrument and Clock Bezels. Installed LED Instrument lighting. New
Instrument Bezel Lenses. New Quartz Clock movement. Polished clock lens.
|Tons of photos I took of her..........
New Magnum 500 Wheels
and P235-60x15 BFG Radial
My Son, Henry Jr.
Cruise-in Lincolonton, NC
Installed new Comp Cams Cam, Lifters Pushrods and Timing Set.
The local watering hole located in Sherrills Ford, NC.
My Son, Henry Jr., came down from New York for a week to help me with the project. I
could not have done it without his help!!
Disassembled Fold Down seat, treated internal parts with Eastwood Encapsulator and painted exterior.
A couple of photo before starting the project.
New Trunk Matt, Tire Cover and Hatch Prop Mechanism.
Left side Wiper Linkage was worn out. While I was there, replaced that Wiper Motor. Cleaned the Cowl out, treated it with
Eastwood Encapsulator and Undercoat. Stripped, cleaned and painted Wiper Motor Braket and Cover.
Replaced Clutch Disc, Pressure Plate and Throwout Bearing.
Car had a Holley 700 CFM Double Pumper, Manual Choke on it. Way too much for what I was going to do with the car. Was
getting about 6 MPG. Replaced it with a Holley 600 CFM, Vacuum Secondaries and Electric Choke. Doubled the MPG.
Installed a Fuse Panel under
the Instrument Panel for the
Kenwood, Tach and Relay
for the Electic Choke.
I by-passed the Heater Core when I detailed the Engine Compartment. Wasn't sure how old it was and didn't want to take
a chance of it leaking and the wire for the Blower Motor was cut at the Motor. Time to get the Heater working. Got a new
Heater Core and Blower Motor.
The Heater Assembly has to come out to replace the parts. The book says you have to take out the Instrument Panel to
get the Heater out. Not so. Remove the Dash Pad, Instrument and Clock Bezel and Glove Box. Remove the center braces
from the Firewall to the Instrument Panel and the right side of the Instrument Panel from the Body. It's a pain and requires
two people, one to lift Instrument Panel up and away from the Firewall and the other to jiggle the Heater out. It can be
Switch for Sport Lamps did not work. They had the Sport Lamps wired to the Headlight so
they were on if the Headlights were on. Took the Switch apart and got it working. and fixed
While everything was out, I cleaned the area, applied
Eastwood Encapsulator and Undercoat. Installed Dynamat.
The Squirrel Cage had lots of
surface rust. I soaked it for a
few days in Eastwood Fast
Etch and cleaned it right up.
The Firewall side of the Heater Box was broke. The only available Heater Assy. is a Dynacorn made in Taiwan. The only show
in town so I ordered one. Very disappointed. I could not move the Diverter Door. It took a block of wood and hammer to get it
to move. Tried lubricating the rubber seal, tried everything.
I wound up taking the Door out of the old Box. Had to drill out the rivets to get it apart. Had to do the same with the new Box.
There was enough room where I could put the new Box together with Stainless Steel Machine Screws and Stop Nuts.
While everything was accessible, I lubed the Heater Controls, Cables and put an LED in the Control. Turned out to be a week
long project but know I have a Heater/Defroster.
Original Blower Motor. I hooked it up to 12V and it still works. I put it on the Spares shelf.
The old stuff went in the trash.
Rear Axle started howling bad. Took it back to Klassic Rides. Covered under warranty.
While she was up there I had them do something with the play in the Tilt Wheel. No parts available for it but they did what
they could do. A lot better now.
Replaced the Drip Rail Mouldings and fix chips in the Fender Extention.
Sent the Tach out for a three wire conversion. Ignition no longer goes through the Tach to the Coil.
In April 2016, I couldn't take driving into the Sun anymore. The glare from the tiny chips in the Windshield, probably from being out in
Arizona, was terrible. I had Klassic Rides put a new Carlite Windshield in. Had the polish the Stainless Steel Windshield Trim while
they were at it. Put the polished Wiper Arms on it too. If you put the polished arms on, be aware, if the Sun hits them just right, it gets
you right in the eyes.
In August 2015, my Son and Grandson came down for a visit. While they were here, we completed the Dynamat installation in the Interior.
Obviously it required removing the Seats and Console. Another major improvement. The car is even quieter!
Wire brushed all the light rust spots, cleaned and treated. Coated with Eastwood Encapsulator then Undercoat.
In February 2017. I decided to do something about the sloppy Ford Power Steering System. After some research
and consulting with Billy at Klassic Rides, I decided to go with a TCP Power Rack and Pinion System. Ordered
what I needed and took it all and the Mach 1 up to Klassics.
Definitely an improvement over the stock system. Took some time for me to get use to it.
Saved all the old parts.