|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 did not come with 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 with Shaker 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 Revell used the same chassis for the BOSS 302 and
the Mach 1.