Down under, a Top Loader four-speed connects to a Currie 9-inch rearend with 3.50:1 limited-slip and 31-spline axles. For braking, Dan remained true to the car's roots with power-assisted Kelsey-Hayes single-piston front disc brakes and rear drums. Wheels are American Racing Torq-Thrust IIs in polished aluminum with BFGoodrich T/A Radials.
Inside, Dan left 1969 behind, ditching the knitted vinyl to customize with black vinyl and saddle suede. The Moto-Lita steering wheel feels great in your hands, while white-face instruments highlight the gauges after dark. A Kenwood sound system takes Dan back to the sixties -- or anywhere else he'd like to go.
Dan demonstrates how anticipation can change over the years. Forty years ago, it was coming home from Vietnam to a new Mach 1. Forty years later, it's the anticipation of great fun in that same Mach 1.