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New Guy from La Mesa CA
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    Afternoon ladies and gents. Just found out how to get on the site after many frustrating tries. I live in La Mesa Ca which is a suburb of San Diego. I own a couple of Mustangs, but the one I cheerish most is the 73 Mach 1 with a 429CJ-R and C6 under the hood. That's what attracted me when I saw an ad in what was called Camera Ads 21 years ago. I had to go see. What I found was a straight car in need of all the normal cosmetic items but there it was, just like it came from the factory except for the schroud which has since been replaced by a 429 correct shroud. The car is a Q code and yes, I have the original motor as well. The donor car was a 71 Ranchero and the guy who bought it from the original owner thought it needed more ponies so he put the 429 in the Mustang. When I heard the story I asked about the Ranchero but it was long gone. After much negotations, I was able to drive it away. The car sat for 10 years util I moved to SD in 2003. That's when the transfomation began. Black with the hockey stick stripe only and the spoiler and air dam left natural (black). The car has won over 40 trophies best of which was Directors pick at a street rod show in Arroyo Grandé CA. A few years ago at a Goodguys show in Del Mar (CA), it was selected to receive the Jack Roush Best Ford in a Ford award. Awsome...It's been a hoot to drive, I put on about 2-3000 miles a year going to various shows in So Ca. Longest was the drive to AG, about a 800 mile round trip...When I figure out how to post a picture I'll do so...Thanks for reading my story...Ron
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Welcome from Arkansas...great story
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welcome from Ontario Canada

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
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Obviously I found a way to post a pict of the 429. Now lets see if I can include a pic of the car.


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rgregory;127113 Wrote:Obviously I found a way to post a pict of the 429. Now lets see if I can include a pic of the car.

WOW! Very nice!

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
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Beautiful car, love the stance
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whitesoc;127112 Wrote:welcome from Ontario Canada

Thanks Ken...this is going to be a fun site...
Ron
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Welcome from North Carolina.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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Welcome to the site from Virginia! Great looking 73!



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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caspianwendell;127111 Wrote:Welcome from Arkansas...great story

Thanks Caspian.

Another part of that story was, after the restoration was finished, I entered a show the following day and won 1st place over all mustangs. That was in 2004. Then drove 40 miles to visit the previous owner who had not seen the car in 11 years. He was floored with what I had done to the car and of course wanted to buy it back...The Mustang was the car he and his wife went on their first date and prom, later married, had children and needed to sell the car to buy a station wagon back in the day...I offered to let him drive the car and he refused. His 15 year old sone asked if that was the car he'd heard so much about from his uncles and questioned why dad sold the car. Lots of pictires and tears from the wife and daughter who were too young to remember the car but heard stories. The reason I went back to see them was to show them I kept my word and would take good care of their car and not sell it...

caspianwendell;127116 Wrote:Beautiful car, love the stance

Thanks for the comment, 15x8 with 4.5 set back from & rear, 235 front, 255's rear...

whitesoc;127115 Wrote:
rgregory;127113 Wrote:Obviously I found a way to post a pict of the 429. Now lets see if I can include a pic of the car.

WOW! Very nice!

Thanks Ken, if wife and finances concur, my next is avert to complement the Mach...Here's another of my favorite pics...

marks73;127120 Wrote:Welcome from North Carolina.

Hi Mark,
Amazing how many cars are on the East coast...we don't see many of the big cars on the West coast. I chair a Charity car show for the SD Mustang club every year in Oct. Last year we had 350 cars at "Mustangs by the Bay". 4 years ago I fought to get a 71-73 class and am glad to say we had 8 cars in the class for the past 2 years and growing...


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