'70 Stage 1 3-sp.

Discussion in 'Cars and Parts For Sale Leads' started by Dano, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

  2. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    Who cares if it's rare? It's missing one gear (for me at least)

    Way to much money...but then again it's Gateway....could have been RK Motors as well...

    nice presentation of a cool car but everything is overpriced...they clearly target the "investment" guys...and rich people overseas (where I live)...
  3. Hawken

    Hawken Hawken

    Look at the page 63 picture ... and the driver's power seat control .... oooops.
  4. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    Nice match on the front clip paint...not. 533l.jpg
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  5. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Wasn’t there a link to this same car posted on here a few weeks ago,when the owner was trying to sell it? I remember the badly matched paint.
  6. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Some of the pics you can hardly, if at all tell. There were a lot of factory front clip mismatches but that's a bit much. Possibly a case of painting the fenders lying horizontally?
  7. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Yep, probably looks just fine 95% of the time. You get the right angle, right light, and you can usually see a "mismatch" even though the color might be spot on. It usually comes from the touched up or removed panels being painted off the car at a different gun angle during refinishing.

    Where is reverse located in the shift pattern on one of these? My Mach 1 was a 3 speed manual from the factory, and reverse was where 1st normally should be. Took off backwards quite a few times before I swapped to an automatic.
  8. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Same place for Reverse on these.
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  9. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Isn’t the three speed a Ford tranny?
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  10. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    I truly didn't know that until I just read your post and googled it....GASP!!!!! You are correct sir. I guess that explains the shift patterns being the same haha. I hated that thing, it made it 6 months in my car before I pulled it.

    If anyone has a 3 speed manual in their GS, I have a nice burlwood Shelby Cobra shift knob in my drawer for it.... ;)
  11. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    The exhaust system belongs on a tractor..
  12. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    It is defiantly not a Gardner Exhaust....
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  13. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    Dont know in a 70, but I had a 66 Wildcat with 3 speed, and it was a Ford Toploader.
  14. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    My 66 3 speed also had the FoMoCo trans.
  15. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    Guys, they aren't Ford Toploader transmissions. Buick didn't use the "F" word! They were referred to as "Dearborn" transmissions. And Ford used a Quadrajet on the 429, so there!
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  16. Hawken

    Hawken Hawken

    .... and FoMoCo (in their Lincolns of the era) also used the [GM] Frigidaire A6 A/C compressors.
  17. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    I think by 70, they used the Muncie HD 3 speed. I think the last year of the Dearborn trans was 69. And even with the 3 speed, it should still have a 5335 handle
  18. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    I've got HEI, a Saginaw GM ps pump, a GM 1 wire alternator, and BBC journal sized 6.800 rods in my 552" Ford, just so you guys know.....plus I've got the adapters to put one of the spare billet built 200-4Rs out of my little bro's GN in the Mach 1, and it has GM g-body front calipers for the rear disc brakes....Best parts is best parts, no matter the brand! :D
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  19. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    I totally agree. Hell I have a ford 9" in my drag car...
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