2 pointsMy brother bought his 69 S code Mach in 79 and knew I would have to have one. I got mine in 80 at the age of 15, a 69 Drag Pac for 1500. The drivetrain was long gone and had been replaced with a CJ and C6. I later found out she carried the nickname of the "Blue Ghost" due to the many eyry happenings to the prior 6-7 owners. My brother and I were self taught on working on them, with some help from the Chilton's Manual. I was known at HS as the Mach 1 Kid, never got beat street racing, and was constantly harassed by the police for excessive noise, exhibition of acceleration, and no front license plate. In 86 we parted ways, but still carried all the memories and scars of owning her. The 70 vert I bought 7 years ago rekindled the flame and soon got another 69 Mach a year later, then a 68, another 70 vert, a 70 coupe, and then restored my brothers Mach. I don't know what it is about the 69/70 Mustangs that leave a craving within my soul to restore just one more. I do know though, this forum has created many a long distance friend ships with men I will never meet, hours of entertainment, very helpful advice, built confidence within on wiring/electrical issues, joys, sorrows, and the ability of giving back to others. Thanks Guys
1 pointMy story starts in 1967 when I was 9 years old. My Uncle wanted to buy a new car & he narrowed it down to a 1967 Mustang & a 1967 Cougar. My younger brother & I wanted him to buy the Mustang & my 2 older brothers wanted him to buy the Cougar, he ended up buying the Cougar. My oldest brother bought the Cougar from our Uncle & I spent many days riding in that car. My next older brother bought a 1970 Mustang Coupe which I bought from him when he decided to get another car. The 70 Coupe was totaled by a drunk driver so of course I had to have another Mustang which ended up being a 1969 Coupe. A few years later my next older brother bought a 68 Mustang GT Coupe from our Cousin, which I in turn bought from him when he wanted a new car. I kept that 68 GT for about 15 years. After the 68 GT I bought a 65 Fastback for my wife which she ended up selling after about 10 years when her interests turned from cars to motorcycles. After buying the 65 Fastback for my wife I acquired a 69 Coupe as a rolling shell that was being stripped for parts & I have since been putting it back together & modifying it for the past 18 years. As a side note my other cousin had a 69 Mach-1 with a 390 back in the mid 70's which was also an inspiration for me to buy Mustangs.