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1973 Mach1
1973 Mach1 - Overview
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Owner : dohebert
Data Added : 06-02-2011 - 02:56 PM
Views : 3576
Color : Going Semigloss Black
Engine : 351C
Transmission : Tremec 5-speed
1973 Mach1
I'm doing kind of an old-school hot rod thing. Semi-gloss black paint; lots of mods; 5-speed manual. I have Hydraboost brakes and an HEI electronic ignition. Plan to convert to fuel injection and upgrade the suspension.
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1973 Mach1 - Images
1973 Mach1 - Modifications
1973 Mach1 - Details
Data Added : 06-02-2011 - 02:56 PM
Views : 3576
Color : Going Semigloss Black
Engine : 351C
Transmission : Tremec 5-speed


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dohebert;25413 Wrote:I'm doing kind of an old-school hot rod thing. Semi-gloss black paint; lots of mods; 5-speed manual. I have Hydraboost brakes and an HEI electronic ignition. Plan to convert to fuel injection and upgrade the suspension.

Looks like a great project! Keep us posted with lots of pics!

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
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#3
What type of Hydraboost setup did you use?
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#4
Cool project

Jeff T.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers.
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#5
Cool! Looks a bit better than my 73. I like the planned mods too! Good luck with it.

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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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#6
Steven - I got a kit from Hydratech. http://www.hydratechbraking.com/brakeunits.html

They didn't have a kit specifically for the '71-3 Mustang at the time, but they took their universal street rod kit and made me a backing plate for it that matched right up to my firewall. Super-easy bolt-on. I had a vacuum leak in my booster, so I needed to do something about it anyway; and I wanted to free up a bit of room on the firewall for a hydraulic clutch master cylinder. I'm happy with the hydraboost - the brakes work great, and I kind of like the looks of the unit -- it looks a bit like I grafted on something that I stole from the Klingons.

Here's a link to a picture of the Hydraboost bolted in before I put the engine in and hooked up the hydraulic clutch lines:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=98...=829548708

The clutch MC is on the right, with yellow & red plastic caps on the fittings.
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#7
Thanks Dean,

Exactly why I wanted to know. I have hydraboost brakes on my diesel GMC van. The thought on the Mach 1 is to do away with the booster for room for the hydraulic clutch. What did you run for hydraulic clutch?
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#8
I got my whole trans setup as a kit from Keisler -- so I'm not sure off the top of my head. Whatever is in this hydraulic clutch kit:

http://www.keislerauto.com/mopar/dakota-...e_acc.html

It was less expensive when I got mine. I went with hydraulic because it's so easy to hook up - I didn't feel like fooling with a cable linkage. Nice clean installation, too. I figured I was pretty happy with the hydraulic clutch in my Ranger, so I might as well use the same idea in the Mustang. If I remember this weekend I'll see if I can read the maker off the master cylinder - I recall that it had a manufacturer name & number on it.
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#9
I had a chance to look -- it's a Wildwood master cylinder. Couldn't get the number off the side; but it looks a lot like the Wildwood universal master cylinder with an extra little flange to bolt up to the firewall.
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#10
Nice project.
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