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71 Mach 1 Road Race car
#1
Short introduction - My name is Kevin and I have owned a 71 M Code Mach 1 for about 10 years. I have loved these cars since probably Jr. High about 30 years ago. I bought my M code Mach 1 in 2001 when I gave up street bikes for something a bit less hazardous. My car was in somewhat rough shape. Previous owner had put a lot into the engine, done a 2v head conversion with studs and fairly high end for the time valvetrain pieces. At any rate the motor was pretty well prepared. Had a upgraded C6 in it. Originally it was medium yellow gold. When I got it, it had been made into sort of a faux Boss 351 complete with stripes and decals. Had some rust. It didn't run right, spent a couple months to find out a KN stub stack and a KN low profile air cleaner don't go together..that was what was on it when I got it. Not a KN fan by the way. I looked up my cars combo to consider whether I wanted to further modify it or restore it. Between a fairly high production number and the putrid in my opinion original color and how far it was from stock already I decided it was more worthy of some restomod work. This was before the whole super touring movement started. I basically wanted a car that handled and was open track worthy but still street legal. I wasn't interested in a drag car. So here I am - 10 years later still isn't done. Painted in my garage to Napa Blue and Whimbledon White. Some don't like the wing - It actually works and is not some cheap knock-off from China. Made by an outfit that builds sprint car and drag boat wings in Bakersfield CA. It also comes off with 4 bolts and with the number of holes I have already welded up in the car it would be no big deal to weld them up and and reshoot the lid. I might find another lid and have a "street" lid for it. I am going to link to my online photos. As a final note I am currently overseas working and may not be able to access this forum on a regular basis for a while. If you send an e-mail by the link I may be able to respond to that though.
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http://www.supermotors.net/registry/321
#2
Welcome to the site! I see you're from Oak Harbor, are you a naval aviator? Nice car BTW, although I have to admit I'm not a fan of the wing...I like your idea of having a race trunk lid and a street trunk lid. More pics?

Steve



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#3
Welcome to the site and thanks for a little background on the car. We welcome all colors, conditions, and styles of 71/73's here. Mustangs were made to be modified if that what makes the owner happy. It's just good to see another one saved from the junkyard.
#4
When you see the wing in person it isn't as bad as the photo. The link the bottom of my first post has hundreds of photos of before,after and details. There isn't a lot of Mustang left there aside from the body and even much of that isn't stock anymore. The whole front end is fiberglass. As for the wing - It came from Matt Robison's car. I need to build a splitter for the front of the car to match.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Merc9Racer?blend=23&ob=5
I have not had it anywhere near as fast as Matt has had it. I can tell you a 60 mph you can feel it working.

Here is one my daughter and I did last summer. It is pretty mediocre.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w68rf96R0...ideo_title

Follow the links and directories for pictures. Lots of stuff of other cars too.
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/321

I am a retired Aviator. Commercial helicopter pilot now.
#5
OLE PONY;24752 Wrote:Welcome to the site and thanks for a little background on the car. We welcome all colors, conditions, and styles of 71/73's here. Mustangs were made to be modified if that what makes the owner happy. It's just good to see another one saved from the junkyard.

That's a big reason why I like this site. There are all styles and flavors here. What one person likes another may not, but we're all here to help each other. While it's true that I don't particularly care for the wing, if it's what Kevin likes and it works for him, then that's great! Some people here don't prefer restomods, just full-on concours restorations. That does not mean that they won't help me out when I have a question.

I love this forum and my wife says I spend too much time here Big Grin.
kblackav8or;24756 Wrote:I am a retired Aviator. Commercial helicopter pilot now.

Thanks for your service! I'll check out the links to those other pics.

Steve



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#6
Welcome to the site! I love to see 71-73's in all flavors! It's the interest in the cars that is truly awesome! Great background info...I gotta read through it all!

welcome

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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
#7
welcome to the site

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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
#8
Welcome to the site.
I like the color combo, I don´t mind the rear spoiler as such but I have to admit that I think it´s a little over the top, like in too high and too wide.
But that´s just my personal taste. People don´t always like my 18 inch rims either, so what.....

That approach on modding it is fine. As you said, high production numbers, no special model, cheesy original color, no reason to keep it original!

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

#9
Welcome to the site!


67 Diamond Blue Vert

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DUDE

LOL even my sig line offended somebody!
#10
Welcome to the site! That's a cool project. Are those SVO heads? Is that a 1" or 1-1/8" front sway bar?

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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