View Full Version : 1969 Mach 1 first build.

01-01-2014, 05:00 AM
I'm working on my first build and not really sure what direction to go yet. I did order my front suspension I bought Total Control Products bolt on coil over kit, I ordered all new control arms an sway bar.

01-01-2014, 05:39 AM
I love the 69 Mach 1 body, one of my favorites! As far as direction goes what part of motosports appeals to you? Is it car events where you pull in and enjoy the company of others where you can talk freely about the hobby some weekend evening? Or is it a particular form of racing that you are interested in? Since your first move was towards suspension it looks like you are contemplating some form of handling motorsport!(?) Feel free to think out loud as others do the same and perhaps you can settle in on a direction so you are not wasting time and money.

At any rate good luck and welcome!

P.S. Post pictures immediately

01-01-2014, 09:22 AM
I'm more interested in driving and talking maybe entering into a small road course once in a while? I am putting the I'm still in putting quarters on the car now. I will try to get pics up of the car soon.

01-03-2014, 10:15 AM
No ones ran this set up? Also what do you think i should do for the rear? 4 link or update he stock?

01-03-2014, 06:51 PM
are you a member of any mustang boards? you might get a better answer over there. Im building a LS1 powered 67 mustang at the moment and joined a mustang forum for "mustang" related tech questions.

01-03-2014, 07:23 PM
Yeah I'm also a member on the site1969stang. Thanks for the help.

01-05-2014, 08:53 PM
I would use a leaf spring rear with a panhard or watts link. Make sure to incorporate the shelby/arning drop when installing the front suspension. I think 1 of their kits accounts for the drop and the other doesn't.


If this is your first build, I would read much more before making future purchases.

01-06-2014, 06:31 AM
Yes, this is my first build. I have it at a guys house that knows what he's doing. I want to have a great ride with out getting into the two crazy expensive parts. That's why I did bolt on coil overs. Ive been thinking of a walts link or a g-link setup but I want to run my pipes out the back.

I will post pics as soon as I can figure out how.

01-06-2014, 03:43 PM
A few pics of the build so far.

01-08-2014, 10:27 AM
Tear down

1968 mustang supercobra
01-09-2014, 04:53 PM
I'm building a1968 mustang convertible Im putting a 4.6 supercharged cobra engine 600hp with 150hp nos with a t56 trans in . I went with tci suspension, front coils, rear coils with the tork arm. Enjoy working on it.

Maier Motorsports
01-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Hey there 390. This is Mike Maier . I very rarely cruz the forums but the shop told me I had to stay home. I guess the shivers, a temperature , sneezing and coughing isn't fun to pass on. So here I am. There are a ton of great shops now days to pick up your parts from. The flood of competition among shops like ours is ultimately great for the consumer. However over the years I have seen little groups form kind of like lunch time in high school. You know the ones that eat by the band room or the group in the soccer field. Well that seems to have followed us into our hobbies. These projects are a fun thing for us to do in our extra time mostly. With all these random thoughts I encourage you to call around and see who you seem to work the best with. Who you think will support you if something doesn't go right. After all, this car needs to make you feel good when you drive it. When it comes down to making you feel good this is your thing and nobody else's concept. Sooo... Call around and see what product and tech group fits you best. Good luck and have fun.

01-10-2014, 11:57 AM
Hey thanks Mike, do you guys have a leaf spring kit? What's the average wheels size I can fit with a leaf spring. I'm just looking for a nice ride that's low. I'm not going to be racing or anything like that.

01-10-2014, 01:09 PM
I'm running the Rod & Custom Front and Rear suspension kits.


01-10-2014, 02:29 PM
here ya go brother,,,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ONLY-3-AVAILABLE-1964-1970-FORD-MUSTANG-REAR-BOLT-IN-4-LINK-COILOVER-SUSPENSION-/390743559629?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessorie s&fits=Model%3AMustang&hash=item5afa218dcd&vxp=mtr

Maier Motorsports
01-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Hey there 390. We do have springs. I fact we have been designing our own since the mid seventies. We have several different kinds to taylor to your driving. The springs that we design are made in the states and they do lower the car about 1.25" from stock. There are a lot of good things to tell you about them but I do not want to be one of those shops that shoves it down your throat. Give us a shout if you have some free time and we will try our best to steer you right.
Tires.. You have got a pretty good deal going on with that car. They can fit a fare amount of rubber under those quarters. FYI please do not only take my word. Double check me for your own info. I know people run some pretty big tires under these cars but they never mention rubbing or scraping until you see the cut up sidewalls. I personally like the 17's and 18's due to the tire options and handling characteristics. With a stock 69/70 width housing 5.75 seems to be the most back space you can get away with safely. Over all width depends on wheel well lips rolled or not rolled but a 9.5 ish should be safe. Please double check me on that. Measure twice buy once.
Have fun, Mike Maier

01-10-2014, 06:01 PM
Mike can I please get your number? I would love to chat with you guys and figure out what I need. I'm looking at 17"-18" x 7-8" up front. 9-9.5" out back.

Thanks for all your info guys! Keep it coming

Maier Motorsports
01-11-2014, 04:29 PM
No problem , give us a shout on Monday 510 581 7600. You should be able click our link off of this site too. Have a great weekend.

01-12-2014, 05:55 AM
Hi, my brother has been running TCP suspension on his 69 for years, very good stuff. He has the TCP pushrod rear suspension also. He's got a therad over at 69stang about his rebuilding. http://www.1969stang.com/mustang/forum/showthread.php?t=12219