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Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« on: February 24, 2019, 11:26:03 PM »
The wife and myself took ol' Priceless out today on his 50th anniversary and drove about 25 miles.  It was 50 years ago today that our Mach 1 was assembled and rolled off the assemblyline.

As we drove ol' Priceless, we talked about who may have been the person who drove it off the assemblyline, wondered what his name was. And that this same engine we drove today was the same exact engine that he turned the key and the Mach came to life probably getting ready for rail transport from NJ to Mooresville NC.

We also talked about that same man sat in this same exact seat I was sitting in when he drove it off the line.  After all, it does retain all the original interior, as is the original complete drivetrain, albeit the motor was rebuilt some years back.

Just has a darn good day thinking about when our Mach 1 was drove off the assemblyline a 1/2 century ago today.
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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 04:54:19 AM »
Congrats on the half century
Owned since 1971, driven over 236,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 09:15:39 AM »
a very happy birthday
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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 11:14:48 AM »
Time for its first colonoscopy.......?
Thatís the age right......?........Iím just sayiní....
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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 02:07:25 PM »
Time for its first colonoscopy.......?
Thatís the age right......?........Iím just sayiní....
LOL, I gave it it's colonoscopy by running my finger down the oil hole and making sure it wasn't low  ;D

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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 03:54:42 PM »
"I don't know what the world may need, but a V8 engine's a good start for me" (from Teen Angst by the band "Cracker")

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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 05:08:12 PM »
My Mach turned 50 in Jan. When the weather clears im going to celebrate by blowin off a Chevy.

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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 07:18:48 PM »
My Mach turned 50 in Jan. When the weather clears im going to celebrate by blowin off a Chevy.

The T-bird turned the big "50"  a few years back - also in winter... we went up to the Barn and had a birthday toast - Bailey's for us and Seafoam for the car  :) ... gotta try and have some fun.
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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 07:56:24 PM »
I must ask...was the seafoam served room temperature or on ice

My Mach turned 50 in Jan. When the weather clears im going to celebrate by blowin off a Chevy.

The T-bird turned the big "50"  a few years back - also in winter... we went up to the Barn and had a birthday toast - Bailey's for us and Seafoam for the car  :) ... gotta try and have some fun.

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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 08:18:38 PM »
^^^ Seafoam was "chilled"  ;D (early March near Philly in an unheated outbuilding)
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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 06:42:54 AM »
yummy and cheers !

^^^ Seafoam was "chilled"  ;D (early March near Philly in an unheated outbuilding)
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Re: Our 69 Mach 1 turned 50 today
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2019, 09:06:02 PM »
The wife and myself took ol' Priceless out today on his 50th anniversary and drove about 25 miles.  It was 50 years ago today that our Mach 1 was assembled and rolled off the assemblyline.

As we drove ol' Priceless, we talked about who may have been the person who drove it off the assemblyline, wondered what his name was. And that this same engine we drove today was the same exact engine that he turned the key and the Mach came to life probably getting ready for rail transport from NJ to Mooresville NC.

We also talked about that same man sat in this same exact seat I was sitting in when he drove it off the line.  After all, it does retain all the original interior, as is the original complete drivetrain, albeit the motor was rebuilt some years back.

Just has a darn good day thinking about when our Mach 1 was drove off the assemblyline a 1/2 century ago today.

Great post!  These make the best stories. Thanks for sharing!

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