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Hello from Iowa!
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SLOWnSTEADY



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    Hello from Iowa!

    Hey guys, new here, obviously. first, I want to thank droptop73 for referring me to this site!!

    The name is Keith, I am 24, from Cedar Rapids, IA and the reason for joining this site is because I have a 1973 Mach One. I have been in love with the '69's and 73's since I can remember. Being that the '73 is cheaper, I decided to start with it since I have a few other projects going and am in school and have a son and soon to be wife.

    I picked the car up from someone in IL who got it from someone in MA. I have had it a year and haven't really done a lot to it yet because I have been working on other projects but I finally started collecting parts and have the build all planned out for the most part. The car came with a complete, brand new black interior and a few boxes of NOS parts which I will probably sell because I am resto-modding and don't want to "waste" the brand new NOS parts.


    I will reply with some more details as I tend to get long winded when I start talking about my baby and don't want to overwhelm anyone with my very first post! LOL So, if you are interested in hearing more, read on...
    Last winter I built a pretty solid 4.6L DOHC modular motor setup with an 80mm turbo. The engine ended up making WAY too much power for anything other than an all-out race car so I sold it. I now have a mild 460 big block, I would guess in the 500-550 horsepower range. Along with it is a simple C6 with a TCI 3K stall converter. That is what will be going into it in the next couple months at some point.

    I am still planning a modular motor swap but I am going 4.6L DOHC with the Cobra M112 setup instead of turbo. The car needs floor pans and a trunk pan, both are decent and could easily get away with patch panels but I figure "Do it once, do it right". It will be getting an 8.8" rearend from an FX4 ranger (locker, 31-spline axles, 3.25" tubes, disc brakes) and either a 4-link or ladder bar setup. the FX4 axle is about 3" narrower than the stock rearend which I am going to combine with a mini-tub and so I can run the modern 10.5"/325 rear wheel setup.

    Interior is going to be pretty much stock other than the gauges. Exterior I am going to keep as smooth as possible, no emblems, no decals, no stripes etc. The color is going to be semi-gloss black, rims are going to be black with a polished lip.


    here are some pictures, as you can see, it has a HORRIBLE paint job due to the person from MA (according to the guy I got it from in IL). A lot of the stuff that was done to the car was completely "rigged". lots of wood screws, zip ties, adhesive, cobbled wiring etc. Luckily, it came with a brand new wiring harness! Other than the dash but I am using aftermarket gauges and ignition and won't have heat or A/C, not sure what else the harness controls...

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    (This post was last modified: 12-11-2010 10:04 PM by SLOWnSTEADY.)
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      RE: Hello from Iowa!

      welcome to the forums! Glad o have you aboard!

      welcome
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        RE: Hello from Iowa!

        Great to see that a younger guy is interested in these cars and looking to do some new tech updates. Looking forward to hearing about your build.
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          RE: Hello from Iowa!

          Welcome to the forum keep us posted on it..
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            RE: Hello from Iowa!

            WELCOME aboard, Keith!

            It is GREAT to have yet another big block ford fan who is installing or has installed a BBF in a '71-'73 Mustang - - you are in good company.

            From your post, it appears you have really spent some time and effort in making a decision on your "project."

            I look forward to interacting with you on the forums.

            Again, Welcome!!

            BT
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              RE: Hello from Iowa!

              welcome Looks like you already have a plan in mind. Thats the first step, so good luck with the execution of the plan.
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                RE: Hello from Iowa!

                Welcome Keith. Did you find the info on the 4-link? I am trying to remember the guys name.
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                  RE: Hello from Iowa!

                  Not yet... but I haven't really looked yet either. haha
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                    RE: Hello from Iowa!

                    (12-12-2010 07:55 PM)SLOWnSTEADY Wrote:  Not yet... but I haven't really looked yet either. haha

                    check out this web site
                    http://stang-aholics.com/ShowItem/108398...nsion.aspx
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                      RE: Hello from Iowa!

                      Welcome to the spot. These guys know everything about this generation. Whether you're looking for NOS, custom or whatever.

                      Family first, mustang always. It's a tough balance, but it's a great outlet.
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