1970 Mustang Mach 1: “Economy Project”!


Johnny Oldaker, vice president of Sunbelt Metals in Apopka, Florida is also the proud owner of this `70 MachPreviously Johnny owned five Mustangs, but this one really caught his eye. So he made his first bid on eBay, and destiny made its move. The car was finally his. So, Johnny and one of his friends went to Ohio to bring this baby home. As soon as he car was in Johnny`s hands, the first thing to do was to restore the motor.

After a while, Wheeler Power Products in Jacksonville, Florida, offer him a top quality engine, which was immediately installed in the Mach 1. These are the details for the finished project.


The engine is 351 Windsor V-8 stroked to 408ci. It has a 750 Race Demon carburetor with MSD ignition, 4.00-inch stroke and 4.030-inch bore. Canfield aluminum cylinder head, 1.60-inch exhaust valves and ported 1.94-inch intake were also added.

The front suspension is Fatman 2-1/2-inch-drop spindles, KYB shocks and Contour Springs. The rear is Eaton leaf spings, Calvert Racing Suspension Caltracs traction bars.

The transmission is Top Loader Ford four-speed. It also has 3-inch stainless steel exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers.

The wheels are chrome-plated, Rocket Racing Wheels Booster, 17×7 at the front, 18×10 at the rear end.

The interior has black carpet, Auto Meter gauges, Vintage Air heating and cooling system and JVC stereo. The exterior is painted in Candy Brandywine with black stripes. The tires are Nitto NT55, P245/45ZR17 at the front and P285/40ZR18 at the rear end. 

Feel free to Like, Share & Comment!


Leave a Reply