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Mach Forty

Project Quick Facts

Profile ID: 24867
Year: 1969
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang Mach 1
Markets: Muscle Car, Performance, Pro-Touring, Racing, Sports Car, Supercar
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: Eckert’s Rod & Custom

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Originally a 1969 Mach 1, the goal was to create a what-if mid-engine concept car. The idea: put a '69 Mach 1 and 2006 GT 40 super car together, incorporating the modern Ford technology into the body of a Mach 1.

The car was being built to be a one off, but also built to perform. The power train, a 5.4 liter dual overhead cam GT super car motor, was upgraded so it has a Wipple 4 liter super charge along with drive by wire throttle. In addition the motor was converted to a flex-fuel system.

The base horsepower can be dialed in, literally there is a dial control in the car, from 600 to 850 HP. It also has auto and manual traction control.

It was important to keep the body style a true-to-its-roots 1969 Mach 1, they did not want a modern looking car.

The Details
Terry Lipscomb's Mach Forty
Engine
Ford GT 5.4-liter DOHC V-8
Aluminum cylinder block
Stock forged steel crankshaft
Stock Manley connecting rods
Stock Mahle pistons
Stock camshafts
Stock aluminum cylinder heads, four valves per cylinder
Stock intake manifold with integrated water-to-air charge cooler
Whipple 4-liter supercharger
Return-style fuel system, dual Aeromotive pumps, billet Fischer Motorsports rails, 1,000 cc/min fuel injectors, custom aluminum fuel cell
Motec engine management system, tuned by PSI
Exhaust
Stainless steel shorty headers
Custom stainless steel exhaust tubing
Transmission
Ford/Ricardo six-speed transaxle
Custom axle shafts that combine Ford GT (trans side) and C6 Corvette (hub side) specifications
Stillen clutch
Suspension
Front: Eckert's Rod and Custom C6-Corvette-based suspension with QA1 coilovers, C6 aluminum front cradle, upper and lower control arms, and rack-and-pinion steering
Rear: Eckert's custom billet aluminum cradle, billet aluminum upper and lower control arms based on C6 Corvette architecture, QA1 coilovers, custom 1.25-inch hollow tube/splined rear antisway bar
Brakes
Front: Baer disc, 14-inch rotors, six-piston calipers
Rear: Baer disc, 14-inch rotors, six-piston calipers
Wheels
Front: Schott custom billet aluminum, 18x10
Rear: Schott custom billet aluminum 19x11
Tires
Front: Michelin Pilot Sport, P275/35ZR18
Rear: Michelin Pilot Sport, P325/30ZR19
Interior
Custom work by Eckert's and Griffin Interiors of Bend, Oregon; suede and leather covered fiberglass dash and console; leather and carbon-fiber-backed buckets based on modified original Mach 1 seat frames; New Vintage gauges and Pioneer entertainment/nav system
Exterior
Extensive metalwork by Colton Hardison of Hardison Metal Shaping, DeBeer basecoat/clearcoat Silver paint, functional and retractable rear spoiler, functional rear brake scoops with open/close shutters, stock '69 SportsRoof front and rear glass