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CZ-75's 1973 Vert
CZ-75's 1973 Vert - Overview
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Owner : CZ-75
Data Added : 06-11-2013 - 09:35 PM
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Color : Blue
Engine : 351c 2V
Transmission : FMX - soon to be wide ratio AOD
CZ-75's 1973 Vert
More stuff to come, but here's the skinny:

I bought this in December 2012, and got it out of storage in March 2013.

Odometer reads less than 27,000, and based on the condition of the motor and front suspension, I believe it may actually be true.

I have since:
swapped in an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold
put in an Edelbrock Thunder Series 650CFM carb
replaced the 17" knock-off wheels with original 1973 14" slot wheels
Replaced the entire front brakes, including organic pads
Replaced the entire rear suspension-it had a bad case of the sags

Getting ready to:
Replace the 2.75 rear ens with a 3.89
Replace the 3-speed FMX trany with a wide ratio AOD
Maybe some valve covers...
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CZ-75's 1973 Vert - Images
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CZ-75's 1973 Vert - Modifications
CZ-75's 1973 Vert - Details
Data Added : 06-11-2013 - 09:35 PM
Views : 2027
Color : Blue
Engine : 351c 2V
Transmission : FMX - soon to be wide ratio AOD


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#2
Looks great. Is the picture of the wheels before and after? What kind of Mother's polish is that?



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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#3
Yes, the 2 on the left are as they were when I bought them. Basically, they had sat for probably 20 years. The 2 on the right each had about 2 hours of polishing with a dremel.

I used Flitz aluminum pre-clean, which is a non-acidic aluminum cleaner. It made a difference, but it was the Mothers polish that really made them shine. I went through about 4-5 little felt polishing wheels on each one using the dremel on its lowest setting. I don't remember exactly which Mother's it was. They have 2 types for Aluminum. I think it was the Mag and Aluminum Polish. I'll have to check tonight when I get home.
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#4
Great looking convertible
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#5
That's a beauty!
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#6
Nice ride.
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#7
Looks great! Blue glow?

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#8
It was originally Blue Glow, according to the Marti Report. But this is not a factory color. The PO had it painted, probably 5-7 years ago. I would like to see it with Argent stripes as opposed to black. The black ones are hard to see.

She goes to teh transmission shop for a swap today. Hopefully, it will get done next week.

Pulling out teh FMX and putting in a wide ratio AOD built by Silverfox Performance Transmissions. It will have an improved valve body, with a user-adjustable WOT shift point, and better fluid flow so the torque converter will have constant pressure.

The AOD will be "upgraded" to include the internal gear set from a 4R70W transmission, which has a more agressive first and second gear, plus will provide an "overdrive" fourth gear.

They are building the transmission with a custom built 12" brazed lock-up converter, which should really sync up well with the wide ratio option.

All-in, the total cost (installed) will be about $3,000, maybe $3,200 by the time I'm done with new cables, adapters, yoke, maybe new U-Joints...
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#9
I like the stripes being a little hard to see.
The AOD will be a nice upgrade and not a bad price. What stall speed?

Really nice looking car.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
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#10
Thee guy at Circle D said between 2,000 and 2,200 stall

Thanks for the nice words everyone!
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#11
The car looks great

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#12
Stunning color!
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#13
Car looks excellent! Gotta agree with Will E on the stripes. They look cool - kinda understated but you can still see them. Very cool and different look. Afraid argent ones would stick out too much for your car - the black ones look a little sinister - and that is cool to me.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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