|1970 MUSTANG MACH I
351 Cleveland 4V
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The engine block was finished with authentic Model Master Ford Engine Blue. Chrome valve covers
were stripped and painted Model Master Chrome Silver. I added plug wires with the correct firing
order, fuel lines, battery cables and heater hoses. Interior was finished with Model Master enamels. The
kit wheels and tires were used. Exterior is finished in Aqua Blue, sanded and polished. Hood stripes
were wrong. I painted the center stripe and made new 351 side stripes. Bare Metal Foil was used on all
exterior chrome trim.
The kit was not designed for the Shaker scoop. I used the Shaker from the Revell '69 Mach I Cobra Jet
kit. The Mach I kit is 1/24 and the CJ is 1/25 scale. I had to cut the hole in the hood. Not hard to do
since I have a real '70 Mach 1 in the garage I could measure. The underside of the hood around the
hole had to be thinned and the top of the carb had to be cut down. I used my trusty Dremel tool for
that. Just a little filing/sanding.
Not too sure about the accuracy of the engine compartment of this kit . The width between the shock
towers looks too wide. Lots of room between the towers and valve covers. The BOSS 429 was the first
released by Revell in this series. The engine compartment had to be widened for the big 429 engine. I
believe they used the same chassis for the BOSS 302 and the Mach 1.