1970 Mustang Mach 1 Drives for the First Time in 25 Years!

My friend's Mach 1 got parked in his parents' driveway in 1986, where it sat non-operational until they made him haul it to his own place in 1999. I bought the car from him then and stored it until now (2011). I had the 351 Cleveland 4V engine and FMX transmission professionaly rebuilt, then put the car back together this year. This video shows the first time that the car has moved under its own power in 25 years!

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My 1970 Mach 1
Original numbers matching 1970 Mach 1 with 74k original miles.





1970 Mustang Mach 1 - My 12-year Ownership in 4 Minutes
I bought this 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 from a friend in California in 1999. It was not running at the time. It had sat in his parents' driveway since 1986. I have kept the car in storage for 12 years, with the intention of restoring it someday. This year (2011), I finally got around to reassembling the professionaly rebuilt 351 Cleveland 4V and FMX transmission. The car has now moved under its own power for the first time in 25 years (see my other vids). Because the tires are so dry-rotted, I haven't driven the car on the streets.





Cold start 351-4V Cleveland 1969 Mustang
Here's a cold start of my '69 Mustang fastback with a 351-4V Cleveland and glasspack mufflers. It was 27 degrees Fahrenheit and about two weeks since I last had it running. The choke's been a bit stubborn since I had the carb rebuilt and I have to keep my foot on the gas for a couple minutes or it stalls out. (I edited out some boring warming-up footage.) Quite a bit of smoke as it warms up, which eventually dissipates (see after last edit) and a little poppy when revving. May just ditch that Holley come spring.





1970 mach 1 mustang twister special
A beautifully restored Mach 1 Mustang by Rick Maston (owner)




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