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1973 MACH 1?
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Hey Guys,
Just bought a 1973 Mustang from a scrap yard, no title, no VIN plate on dash. It is already semi restored, but gutted. No engine, windows, trunk or interior. The rest is already sanded and primed. So, I got the vin from under the fender, but its missing the engine code and body style. I know its either a fastback or a mach 1. It does have mirrors on both doors, anything else to give it away? BTW, it has a auto trans in it, and there were 8 pistons in the trunk. I'm thinking a 302?
Any help would be appreciated. 3Fxxx258973 Thanks
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Couple things to try...

Look on the drivers side door for the sticker which contains the full VIN

Look on the radiator support for the buck tag which has the VIN

Contact martiauto.com and order their basic report for $18 and I am sure they can look in the database to figure out the missing codes

Jeff
1972 Q Code Convertible
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Order the Marti report on the VIN you have. There is only 1 consecutive unit with that sequential VIN code and it'll tell you the missing information
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#4
Get the Marti report

I have lots of glass, probably most of the parts you need used and new
Don

Ohio Mustang Supply
440-949-2556

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staggered rear shocks will tell you its a Mach.
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toms1973;244890 Wrote:staggered rear shocks will tell you its a Mach.

Not entirely true. That would indicate the competition suspension package was ordered on the car.
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RacerX;244893 Wrote:
toms1973;244890 Wrote:staggered rear shocks will tell you its a Mach.

Not entirely true. That would indicate the competition suspension package was ordered on the car.

Staggered shocks in a '73 would mean it was a 351-4V CJ car, regardless of model.

Ditto on the Marti report.


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Hemikiller;244895 Wrote:
RacerX;244893 Wrote:
toms1973;244890 Wrote:staggered rear shocks will tell you its a Mach.

Not entirely true. That would indicate the competition suspension package was ordered on the car.

Staggered shocks in a '73 would mean it was a 351-4V CJ car, regardless of model.

Ditto on the Marti report.

Agreed. Good info!

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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According to several sources of literature I have around...

Competition Suspension which included staggered shocks was standard on all Mach 1s in 1973 regardless of engine...

Jeff
1972 Q Code Convertible
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I'd question that literature. I have a 73 Mach I 351 2v Cleveland car with standard rear shock mounting and I also have a 73 351CJ Mach I with staggered shocks / competition suspension. .I've worked on a good number of these cars thru the years and the 73's only had the competition suspension optional on the Q code cars.
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