After much internal debate about what to do with my 70 Mustang I’ve decided on a direction for Mustang.
Running out of car projects (there was always something to ‘fix’ on the ’84 Vette). The 07 Vette is going to stay as if for a while, I like just it as it is for now. The Mustang is nearly done, with just a re-upholstery with the front seat, restoring the back of the rear seat and replacing the steering column cover and new carpeting. That’s all coming up soon. But there are a few more things that are going to happen. The time frame will be fluid given the availability of funds (Average Budget) and time.
I wrestled with keeping the car original in the beginning. But with the tired old 250 straight 6 wasn’t going to make it possible, coupled with my desire to have more horse power. I’ve often thought that the 302 swap wasn’t horrible and by keeping the 3 speed manual transmission, my changes didn’t reach the level of a resto-mod and I still think I’m good there. Keeping it period (swapping out items that were actually available for a coupe as options in 1970) I thought was noble in trying to bring it up to a level of performance I “could live with” without straying too far from its original configuration. However, I understand that a ’70 Coupe isn’t ever going to reach the value of any other ’70 model or configuration of Mustang nor will it receive a comparable level of the attention at car shows.
So I’m working out a plan for taking this under rated coup to an all new level.
Currently as configured the car has the following:
– Original color – paint 2 years old.
– Mach 1 mirrors (Left and Right – I added those)
– Rear wing – added by previous owner
– Center Line with spinner centers
– Original dealer installed AC unit
– Original materials and color
– Dash pad replaced
– Original 3 speed transmission
– Original rear end 3.00 standard axle ratio
Engine: (my mods)
– Re-manufactured 302 (1970) bored .030
– Larger radiator
– A/C dryer kill switch
– Typhoon Intake
– Holly 650 4 barrel carb
– Hooker headers
– Dual exhaust
– Thrust mufflers
– Front and rear stabilizers (after market)
– Power assist Drums
So what’s my plan?
That is coming up next posting.
Thanks for reading