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2003 Mach 1 Project

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  1. Deceptive

    Deceptive Brad's Spirit Donkey Premium Member Established Member

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    So, I picked up a Mach 1 for a drag oriented project. The goal with the car is to go 8’s in the 1/4 with ac, heat, radio, abs, and rocking a man trans.

    The car is Torch Red, 82k miles, clean title.

    The car is supposed to have a built engine by way of Eagle Stroker Kit with DSS -15cc pistons, ported heads, cams, BBK TB, K&N intake pipe. Exhaust is BBK LTs, H Pupe, Flowmaster catback. The 3650 is supposed to be rebuilt with Hurst Shifter and a Centerforce clutch. Rear is supposed to be built with 3.73s. Suspension is Viking Coilovers in the rear, QA1 K, A Arms, and Coilovers in the front. There is a dyno sheet which shows the car making 330hp and 340lb/ft.

    There is a leak at the oil filter adapter and power steering pump. There were codes for LT fuel trims being rich and evap leak. The TB coupler and clamps were trashed. Paint is trash and the interior is weather beaten. Also, has 95 Cobra R Reps on it. The car has the 04 emblems on it; no clue why.



    I found myself going overboard on my GT convertible which was initially supposed to be built to make 400hp and be fun to take the wife and daughter out to eat, local trips, cruises, and such.

    This Mach 1 will allow me to ease up a bit on the GT and make it more appealing for my wife and daughter to ride in while I focus on the Mach 1 being built to race.

    First steps is to get the leaks diagnosed and a compression test done just as a precaution.

    Hope you all enjoy this.


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  2. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Your wife will love you for taking this route in the long run. Nice to have a dedicated racer and then a more casual GT for nice street cruising with your wife and daughter.

    I'm looking forward to following your Mach 1 build.
     
  3. Deceptive

    Deceptive Brad's Spirit Donkey Premium Member Established Member

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    My wife seems very receptive. It could be be my daughter is super excited about “daddy’s race car”. My little girl makes me laugh.


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    Deceptive Brad's Spirit Donkey Premium Member Established Member

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    Update on the Mach 1 and a walk around.

    The car has leaks at the power steering pump, lines, and oil pan. I have a bunch of parts for the build. Time to see what happens or blow shit up. Either way it will be a ton of fun.


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  5. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    You're prepared either way, so that's good. I'll be following this thread.
     
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    Deceptive Brad's Spirit Donkey Premium Member Established Member

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    There is a part of me that wants to go full retard with this car and return it to as close to stock as possible and start fresh for more content. I am trying to do a road map of parts and mods for guys that want to buy cars and take to the strip.


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