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  27 Years Later- I am back in a Mach 1...
Posted by: Teach - Today, 08:05 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (11)

My name is Rob and I like cars. Alright, I like anything mechanical, but cars can be beautiful and go fast. I had my first Mach 1 when I was in high school. The body never made it beyond primer but it was fun and fast. I traded it in toward something that got better gas mileage but have never stopped appreciating them. I have had one car project or another since then but they have been mostly German cars.

Three months ago I got a lead on a '73 Mach I. That same day I negotiated to trade two of my German cars and some cash and it was a done deal...sort of. My wife did not approve. The two I was trading in had been with me 20 years. We went on our first date in one, drove to and from our wedding in the other...she was not happy. I laid down the law and within an hour she was a believer. She got her sobbing under control enough to say "I know it will be OK. We'll make NEW memories". Since then she has admitted to really liking it. She is the best!

This new Mach I is a keeper! I bought it from a dealer but was able to talk to the previous owner. It had been restored 15 years ago and has had minimal use since. A (previous) previous owner put a performance cam in it (sounds great with the large exhaust) but "wanted to keep it looking stock", so it still has the two barrel setup. I may go to a four barrel eventually. For now I am just driving and enjoying it. I have gone over the car pretty thoroughly and it appears to have been a very good restoration on a car that was solid to begin with. Most of the interior is original and everything else (brakes, exhaust, suspension, etc.) is new. It drives much, much better than the jalopy I had in high school.

I have already used the forum for information and look forward to being around in the future.   I will attach a picture of the car.

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  Hello everyone
Posted by: burmeister75 - 09-18-2017, 02:28 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (15)

Hello everyone.
I am Tomasz - happy owner of 1973 Mach 1 from Poland.
The car is still new for me, just bought it few months ago.
I hope to gain a lot of valuable info which was posted and shared on your Forum.
I am planning to do some small upgrades in my car (suspension, rear axle) and don't want to make mistake caused by wrong choices Big Grin
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Stang My '73 Mach 1 and I say Hi
Posted by: GeoBW - 09-16-2017, 04:39 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (21)

Hi All, Greetings from Oz. 

A few months into a full resto, having just finished an MGB for my kids to drive when they come home - yes blatant bribery. Never having had a Mustang before I will have lots of questions - just warning! I will try and search existing threads first though. Keen to talk to anyone who has done a resto on a 73 - though i realise they are all very similar.

Thanks in advance.

(Here's the car I just finished)

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Magnum Hello from Germany - 1972 Mach 1
Posted by: Whitesnake - 09-05-2017, 04:25 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (23)


just bought a 1972 Mach 1 H-Code. Normally I drive a 2007 Shelby GT500
and my wife a 2005 Mustang Convertible

When we saw this black beauty by chance, we fell in love and we got to have it. :-)

Still a lot to do, but I learn every day. Hope to find some help here.

One thing is the history of the car. Don't know nothing. The car was
sold by Dan Stanley Motors in Joplin / Missouri and then disappears
(for me) until 2015 when a guy from Germany bought it from a
shop in the Netherlands (Elmo John). Elmo John bought it from
an other guy from the Netherlands and that's all I know.
Don't know when it comes the netherlands or to whom it belongs

Even don't know when somone did change the color of the car.
Initially it was "Light pewter Metallic", but now it's black.

Serial Numer is 2F05H175900. If anybody knows something about
this car - I will be very happy to hear it.....


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  71 convertible 302-2V from AUSTRIA
Posted by: 1971V8 - 08-28-2017, 03:49 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (23)


this is my march 71 `vert which I purchased 1 year ago totally disassembled (preowner stopped project 15 years ago...)- so now I am organizing all parts which are missing

when car will be 50 years old project should be finished

pre owner mixed up transmissions  Huh  - so now I only have C4 from a 66 fastback with 289 bellhouse but I think I will have to mount in a >=71 C4 or new C4 ...

I am looking forward to learn much from this forum and to change knowledge


kind regards

  73 convertible
Posted by: firedawg77 - 08-28-2017, 02:25 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (14)

    thank you for the add this is my 73 mustang ..351c 2v... things i replaced .. 2v to 4v aluminum intake 4 barrel 750 holley double cam is changed not sure well give specks later .. just bought new shocks and new leaf springs ...trying to get pics added 
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  In the Details
Posted by: Letgoof69 - 08-27-2017, 11:35 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (7)

Hopefully I am beginning to see the end of my restoration for my 73 Mach 1......may be more of a pipe dream as I am sure it will continue to be a cash  cow as long as I own it.  I have been holding off building a fire in the rebuilt 351C until the exhaust system was installed.  Since it will be coming home soon, I still have one issue I would like to fix before I fire it off.  Hindsight being 20/20....I realize I should have taken more pictures BEFORE I broke it down.....but.....  My question has to do with one or two of the small line vacuum connections.  Schematics I have found lead me to believe I have the FMX transmission dual vacuum connected properly.  What escapes me is the two line connection located on the heater source hose (no A/C), how it connects into the scheme of things.  The other bothersome connection is the solenoid controlled small air line.  All diagrams I have seen show 2 of these solenoid valves, but I only can find 1 in the engine compartment.  It would probably work just wonderful without all those connections, but want to at least try to do it right.  It is my understanding the water temp air control valve in the water pump connects to the transmission and allows better transmission shifting while everything warms up.  Any past experiences.....suggestions...recommendations would be deeply appreciated.

  New 73 Owner
Posted by: cjevans1973 - 08-22-2017, 01:47 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (25)

Hello all,

Since I have just joined, I would like to say Thank you to everyone for the information that I have already been able to read already. I was lucky enough to grow up around a Ford Dealer in North Central PA. As soon as I was able to touch the peddles and shift gears I was hooked. Until recently, with military service, family, and financial obligations being a priority, I wasn't able to enjoy many of the things I enjoyed as a teenager...until last week when an early birthday present arrived in the form of a 1973 Gold Glow Convertible. Now I'm hooked again, and loving it.

I appreciate any information anyone has or suggestions when it comes to turning back the clock to 1973.

One happy Mustang owner!!


  Hello from Belgium
Posted by: Mico - 08-13-2017, 01:55 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (26)

Hello Everyone, my name is Dominique, i live in Belgium.
I have a 1973 Mach1 Sportroof with a 351C 4V and a C6, the model is a T5 (not the gearbox Smile ) that was produced for Germany.
i have had a problem with the camshaft so I will repair the engine soon
see you

  Hi guys
Posted by: colonel - 08-13-2017, 09:38 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (20)

Hi yall, name's Alex, new to the Mustang crew, been a Corvette guy most of my automotive live.

Got myself a 73 vert with a 351 recently, older restoration but still in pretty good shape.

Car's got a couple of bugs, though, and I hope to get the help I need to sort these out.

Thx, Alex