5 Things You Should Know Before You Buy a Mach 1
Mustang Mach 1 with the 4. The to Mustang Mach 1 is a 32 valve DOHC engine which is similar to the Mustang Cobra except being naturally aspirated with an aluminum block and different engine internal components. Also, the GT Mustang is a 4.
The 4. By the way, the weak spots in these DOHC engines are the pistons and connecting rods.
The Ford Mustang Mach 1 factory package lowers the vehicle one half of an inch, it also has a much firmer suspension for over all improved road handling. The Mach 1 handling package includes special front and rear coil springs with adapted load and spring rates.
Mach 1 Mustangs all came factory with Tokico struts and shocks, unique stabilizer bars in the front and rear, plus added factory frame rail connectors to stiffen up the Mach 1 body. You also received big thirteen inch front rotors, with performance Brembo brake calipers which provided excellent stopping capability. The brake calipers came with a black-anodized finish which looked nice through factory 17 inch Magnum wheels and worked well with standard anti-lock brakes and traction control.
All this along with some very eye catching exterior colors as Black — produced, Dark Shadow Gray — produced, Azure Blue — produced, Torch Red — produced, Oxford White — produced, Competition Orange — produced, Screaming Yellow — produced. It has been reported that the 5 speed manual transmissions are more reliable and much stronger than the automatic transmissions for these years of Mustang Mach 1.
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With a 5 speed manual the Mach 1 weighed in at lbs and is the best choice of transmissions to have if going to add performance mods. Front: Independent, modified MacPherson strut with Separate spring on lower arm and stabilizer bar. Front springs are rated at lb Helical coil, rubber-insulated, unique linear rate.
Front struts Integral with Tokico struts, gas pressurized, Hydraulic, unique valving. Rear: Four bar link with coil springs on lower arm, unique horizontal axle damper and stabilizer bar. Rear springs are rated at lb Helical coil, rubber-insulated; unique linear rate.
Rear shocks are unique axle damper, gas pressurized, hydraulic Tokico shock absorbers with horizontal axle dampers, with unique valving. Has forged crankshaft in manual Mach 1 and cast crankshaft in automatics. Has a cast crankshaft in manual cars and automatics. Share on Tumblr.