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About scoutds47

  • Birthday 09/11/1965

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    I recently purchased a 1971 Mach 1 in South Carolina. The car is equipped with the 351 Cleveland 2V, PS, Power disc brakes, Sports Interior, and A/C. She was originally Light Pewter Metallic with the black knitted seats. I will be doing a total restoration on the car


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  1. [/img] Here is a photo of my console block off plate. I am going to keep it, and just get a tachometer and put it on my steering column. I like the plate, it is the only place on the interior that states it is a Mach 1. I also like that the layout with the big clock and the block off plate seems to be very unusual. I would imagine that even if the cars were equipped the way mine is they have been subsequently revised to have the in dash tach and the clock in the console.
  2. Thanks for the replies! I may be able to do it myself, but I believe I will defer to an upholstery shop! I would like to keep the original upholstery if at all possible. I have heard that putting Vaseline on the vinyl will rejuvenate it to a degree. Has anyone else heard of this?
  3. I recently bought a 1971 Mach 1 with the comfort weave sport seats. The back seat and driver's seat are in great shape, but the passenger's seat side bolster upholstery has separated from the seat bottom upholstery. The material is still in good shape, it just appears that the thread has let go where it is sewn together. My question is, has anyone ever had this sewn back together? I would like to keep the old upholstery because as I said, it is in good condition. Thanks for the help.
  4. I recently bought a '71 Mach 1 to restore. While looking the car over I saw that it had the three gauges in the center of the dash. It does not however have the clock in the console, but a block off plate with "Mach 1" on it. The left most gauge pod does not have a tachometer, but has a clock in it. I have not seen one equipped like this and was wondering if anyone else has. If so, why was it made with the clock in the dash instead of the console? Was the car ordered this way by the owner or was it an option package? Thanks for any help.
  5. I believe the reason the '71-73 bodystyle is the least liked is because it was just too exotic in it's looks for back then. The almost horizontal rear roofline, Kamm back rear, and NACA hood scoops were unusual for their time. The claim that they do not handle as well as the older ones is just untrue, they were one of the best handling cars of their time. Personally they are my all time favorite car. My first love was a Medium Gold Yellow '73 Mach 1. I hope to one day own another!
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