|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 for
a Shaker hood. I painted the center stripe and made new 351 side stripes. Bare Metal Foil was used on all
exterior chrome trim.
Today restored Mach Is are selling at auctions in the mid $40K to high $50K range!!!
|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.
|The real '70 Mach 1
|I got the real car... Sure wish I had a shop like this....