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post #1 of 162 Old October 6th, 2015, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Destination's 1970 Fastback project

So about 3 weeks ago I sold my 2007 GT and I was sad to see it go but it was in order to move onto a project, something me and my dad could handle and something that wasn't a complete pile. The body is rust free and the paint looks newish but it has some imperfections and chips. The spot around the top of the side windows is good except on the passenger side, it looks like they damaged it a little while removing the original trim.

The car was originally a 302 car with a 3spd manual and factory air conditioning.

Now it's got a 351W with an edelbrock performer rpm top end kit with a cam, longtubes and a holley carb (unknown cfm at the moment). The transmission is an FMX 3spd, the guy said it had a 3000 stall converter in it but when i drove it I couldn't tell too much. Manual drum brakes on all four corners with manual steering, I drove it home about 70 miles and it was an experience I'll tell you that.

The gas gauge and speedometer doesn't work or the dummy oil gauge, blinkers don't work, a/c was never put back in and the heater is gone, no radio but the factory radio was in the trunk laying around. The seat belts need to be put in and the wiring harness is a hack job. She's definitely a project. I'll grab more pictures.

Things to do:

Painless wiring harness to replace the hacked factory one
Convert drums to four wheel assisted disks
Convert auto back to manual with a TKO trans
Resolve gauge issues
Get turn signals working
Install factory type a/c replacement
Replace radiator and hoses
Convert to power steering

Items Completed:

AAW Update wiring harness
Recored the radiator and replaced hoses with concourse correct ones
Replaced damaged intake manifold
Replaced valve covers and air cleaner
Replaced entire gauge set
Replaced door lock rods, handle/tumbler/door strike plate/ door sill plates
Added 3 point seat belts to front buckets and rear bench seat
Replaced all lights on the car
Rebuilt the FMX transmission and put in a 2200 stall converter
Replaced shock tower tops and xport brace.
Installed kickdown rod setup
Replaced front bumper and support brackets.
























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post #2 of 162 Old October 6th, 2015, 12:08 PM
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good looking car. subbed

let me know if you decide to sell those wheels lol

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good looking car. subbed

let me know if you decide to sell those wheels lol
Thanks Bubba. It's definitely looking good from the outside but once you pop the hood or look at the interior, someone definitely just said fuck it all.

The wheels are 15 x 7 but one of them had some rust on it.
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Looks great from the outside. Could we get some more pics?
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Sounds like a sweet project. For some reason I cant see your original pic. I've been looking at this awesome clone for sale locally on craigslist for a while. Not sure if id be willing to sell my Mach 1 to fund it though. That took some massive balls on your part. Way to go get what you really want. Heres the car Im talking about. 1969 mustang

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Sounds like a sweet project. For some reason I cant see your original pic. I've been looking at this awesome clone for sale locally on craigslist for a while. Not sure if id be willing to sell my Mach 1 to fund it though. That took some massive balls on your part. Way to go get what you really want. Heres the car Im talking about. 1969 mustang
Good looking car and hopefully rust free. Since its a clone, check on actual mach 1 prices to see if it's worth what he's asking. The guy I got mine from wanted 21k and I only have him 17.
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Nice car. How long are you thinking it will take you to complete your list?

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Nice car. How long are you thinking it will take you to complete your list?
If things fall into place, I'd like to have the wiring harness in, the gauges working and the manual drums converted to assisted disks, at least in the front by end of February or sometime in March. At this point it's just a matter of money.

Might as well ask, anyone know of a good kit for at least a front brake conversion to disk? I've looked on CJP and Summit/Jegs and there's too much to choose from.

After running it last night, I know I need to change the oil, get a new air filter, it needs timed and the vacuum advance isn't setup on it, it's also idling way too high. I'll try to get those things resolved this weekend, probably change the plugs as well since it's been running way rich.

I know way more about the mod motors than these things but thats what this was for, a project for me and my dad to share and to learn this stuff.
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I recommend one of these kits for your brakes. It uses all factory parts so you can get replacement parts from any local auto store down the road. I used this on my 68. Edge this also used this kit.


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You may want to look at american autowire for a harness as well. I went with the scott drake factory harness which was 100% plug and play. I had the whole car wired in 3 hours. It is a bit costly though. It was around 1200.00

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That is a sweet looking car. As TC mentioned, I did have the CSRP brakes on and they were great. I recently swapped them in favor of the 04 Cobra brakes on all four wheels. Did the swap mainly for looks and ease of replacement parts. Easier to get 2004 parts then 1967 parts. Completely bolt on.

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i also converted the car from a c4 to a T5. I have looked at TKO, but I like the way the T5 shifts. Have you looked into the Astro or G-force T5s. Sean Hyland Motorsports is running one of those behind a Coyote in a foxbody.

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I recommend one of these kits for your brakes. It uses all factory parts so you can get replacement parts from any local auto store down the road. I used this on my 68. Edge this also used this kit.


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You may want to look at american autowire for a harness as well. I went with the scott drake factory harness which was 100% plug and play. I had the whole car wired in 3 hours. It is a bit costly though. It was around 1200.00

510243 Mustang American Autowire Complete Wiring Harness Classic Update Kit 1970 | CJ Pony Parts

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That is a sweet looking car. As TC mentioned, I did have the CSRP brakes on and they were great. I recently swapped them in favor of the 04 Cobra brakes on all four wheels. Did the swap mainly for looks and ease of replacement parts. Easier to get 2004 parts then 1967 parts. Completely bolt on.

20150912_120340 by Brett, on Flickr

i also converted the car from a c4 to a T5. I have looked at TKO, but I like the way the T5 shifts. Have you looked into the Astro or G-force T5s. Sean Hyland Motorsports is running one of those behind a Coyote in a foxbody.
Will any of those fit behind the 15x7s that are currently on the car?
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The csrp kit will work with 15 inch wheels.

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The csrp kit will work with 15 inch wheels.
+1 on the CSRP fitting.

The Cobra brakes require a 17" wheel.

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+1 on the CSRP fitting.

The Cobra brakes require a 17" wheel.
Thanks guys, I'll definitely take a good look at those this evening. I was expecting to pay a little more than that so it's a big help.
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That's bad ass and I'm jealous.
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Haha I swear I will. I used quick detailer on it yesterday so my dad could check it out and then I immediately covered it. I'll see about grabbing some pictures today.
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