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Old 07-15-2006, 02:22 AM   #1
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hey fellas,

I am looking at a 69 Mustang with a 390 motor.
Says 390 on the hood scoop.So not sure if its original motor or not.Or if it is a 390 even.
I got the vin number & the car was made at the sanjose plant as a R is the second one in number in line.

9R02S159xxx

Can we tell its a Mach 1 car from the VIN number?Ive been told you can.The interior is a mach 1 interior & the dash says mach 1 on it.The gas cap in the rear is a pop out hinge type.It has the chrome running down the car on the bottom.I had a atleast i thought was a 69 mach1 in high school 25 years ago!
Please help as i am trying to buy this car.Appreciate it much!
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:21 AM   #2
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Well this link here: http://1969stang.com/main/content/view/18/42/

shows door tag codes which could help.

And the S in the vin means that it is a 390 car. The only other way that i know of is to get a "marti" report over at www.martiauto.com.
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post the door tag info and we'll try to help further, also post some pics
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Check and see if there is a 5 next to the paint code, that will help ID it, but not a gaurantee as a blacked out hood was an option noy just available on a mach 1
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well it definitely has an FE engine probably a 390 even if it has been replaced as they are the most common, then the 360, and 428
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so get some info from the door tags to distinguish if its a real mach 1?

either someone went to the trouble to put in a mach dash & interior in a fastback or it is a mach 1...anyone know if the SanJose plant made all the models or just the Mach 1?
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so get some info from the door tags to distinguish if its a real mach 1?

either someone went to the trouble to put in a mach dash & interior in a fastback or it is a mach 1...anyone know if the SanJose plant made all the models or just the Mach 1?
Might help... then use this site or similar to see what you get (http://www.mustangdecoder.com/decoder.html)

Looks like it was an original 390 car based on the vin but you need the 'full marti' for details.
Warranty Number: 9R02S159XXX

Year: 9 1969
Plant: R San Jose, CA
Body Series: 02 SportsRoof
Engine: S 390 4v V8 GT
Unit: 159XXX 159XXX

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