Average Guy's Car Restoration, Mods and Racinghttp://timsweet.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/mod-decisions-for-70-mustang/
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 as it 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 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