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Just picked up a 43k mile, Torch Red '03 Mach

Discussion in 'Mach 1' started by Torch'dMach, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Good looking car.


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  2. my04mach

    my04mach Member Established Member

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    She’s super clean! Engine bay looks great too. I ended up getting a GT hood liner for mine since you can’t find a new Mach liner anymore. Once you cut the hole for the shaker and get it in place, it’s not too noticeable different and still looks good. Thought I’d mention it just in case. Your steeda shifter with Hurst handle combo looks great!
     
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    POS what? Wrong

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  4. Revvv

    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    Put the MGW back in. There is a reason they are the best.

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  5. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    Congrats
     
  6. CobraBob

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    Nice looking Mach. The height of the hood scoop looks perfect.

    If you ever take your shifter out again, do yourself a favor and pick up one of my shifter gaskets. Your shifter base will then STAY clean, and you won't have to deal with messy sealant. ;)

    You had your personal reasons for tossing the MGW and going with the Steeda. Everyone has a favorite shifter. It isn't always an MGW. I had a TriAx myself on my old '03 Cobra and love it.
     
  7. ZEN357

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    Very nice ride! A bit of marital advice from another divorcee..... stay single and don;t get married again, you'll have way more money, more fun, and less headaches. :)
     
  8. Torch'dMach

    Torch'dMach New Member Established Member

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    I've been staring at the underside of my hood trying to decide if I want to put one on or not. I kinda like it bare. I used detail spray on the underside and it shines up really well. I'll keep an eye out on a deal for a GT one, I may go back with it. Thanks for the tip!

    Everybody's got opinions, the MGW sucked in mine. The Steeda has a much better feel for me.

    Thanks! I've used your gaskets on all my other cars, just forgot this time :confused:. I'll definitely order one if I pull this one back out.

    Haha, that's the plan! At least for a very long time!
     
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  9. Torch'dMach

    Torch'dMach New Member Established Member

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    Finally got a chance to disassemble the shaker and get it looking nice again. I pulled it apart and wiped the underside, inside and tube down with spray detailer. The top side, I wiped down with laquer thinner and painted with Krylon Fusion spray paint. Did 4 light coats and 2 medium coats. It laid down nice and even, I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I also painted the cross bars silver for some contrast. Then I added the Cobra Jet badges because I've always liked that look.

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  10. Torch'dMach

    Torch'dMach New Member Established Member

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    Then I moved to the back of the car. I love bright colors and want this car to pop, so I started taking some of the add-on black off. I may add some back later on, but for now I'm liking the look. The trunk panel had been taken off and added back before, there was evidence of the original adhesive on the backside of it that did not line up with what stayed on the car. I also kinda melted the Mach 1 logo on it :eek: The bottom section was just plasti-dip. Lots of WD-40 and wearing down my thumbnail got it off in about an hour.

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  11. Torch'dMach

    Torch'dMach New Member Established Member

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    Also used Paint (I know, I know, it's terrible. It's all I have on my work computer) to add the roof wrap and remove the rocker stripes. I'm liking the look. My wheels should be here Friday, so I'm hoping to get them on and finish up underneath (need to make some brackets to support the o2 wiring, it's all just dangling) and roll it out to see what she looks like with the changes. I ordered 18x9/10 FR500s in black with a polished lip with 275/35 and 295/45/18 Nitto 555 G2 tires from American Muscle and a fender roller from Summit.

    On a side note, this is actually a picture of the car from about 10 years ago from the previous owner. I spoke with him on the phone, he works for Ridetech. Come to find out, this car was the development mule for the SN chassis coilover kit that they sell for these cars. It's got the first kit on it. He was able to give me all kinds of history on the car (he added the FR wheels and also the AFS reps, the longtube headers and Cobra rockers) and I've also been in touch with the guy he sold it to that added all the Cobra stuff to it. It's been fun tracking this car's history.

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  12. Cjs197

    Cjs197 New Member Established Member

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    Nice torch red mach, PM me if you want to sell your AFS wheels.
     
  13. Torch'dMach

    Torch'dMach New Member Established Member

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    Got the FRs mounted, adjusted the front down roughly 3/8" and softened the shocks all around. LOVE how she sits now and rides pretty nice. These 295s are just as wide as the old 315s too.

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    Cjs197 New Member Established Member

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    Hey buddy would you be willing to sell me your mach 1 wheels
     
  16. 03DSGMach1

    03DSGMach1 10's or Bust! Established Member

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    Congrats on the beautiful find!! I used to live in Suwanee, would've loved to have met another Mach 1 owner.
     
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  17. Torch'dMach

    Torch'dMach New Member Established Member

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    They do don't they! I debated hard on what wheels I wanted. Really wanted something that wasn't a "Mustang" wheel, but they're all 10.5" wide in the back and once you go over a 295 for the rear tire in an 18" diameter, the costs get insane. Plus they're all pretty much drag radials and I didn't want that. This is actually my 3rd set of FRs lol. The only ones I've haven't had yet are the bright silver.

    Yeah man, that would've been awesome! I've got one buddy around here in a Mach and I've seen 2 others, but that's it. There's a ton of Mustangs around here but not many new edges, mostly S197s/S550s now.
     
  18. Cjs197

    Cjs197 New Member Established Member

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    I'm now considering fr500 wheels, black chrome saleens is my first choice.
     
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  19. VLONE

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    I think the anthracite FR500s look pretty great on my Mach, although I want to switch it up soon and run some wheels that I don't see on a lot of cars
     
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  20. Torch'dMach

    Torch'dMach New Member Established Member

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    I liked the black wheels on the red, but wanted something to break it up. I don't like how black wheels look against tires cuz the tire is always drier looking. Plus you loose the detail of the wheel most times.

    I like the FRs on your car too, love the anthracite. I had those on my yellow '94 GT. Some unique wheels are what I originally wanted, just too costly right now.
     

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