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73 imported vert to NZ
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(10-23-2018, 09:17 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: WOW what a story. I always recommend that anyone buying a car like you did to make their own inspection of the vehicle. Engines that are together are not what you want to buy. To easy to clean and paint and be junk inside.
I do like the fixture that they put your car back together on. Looks like it could fit any chassis.
You have done some great work and keep the pics coming for sure.

Cheers David. It's a big learning curve as I try and work out how one goes back together. I really appreciate the help I get from you guys after all my stupid questions as it's the first car I have built up.
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Sorry for the mishap. Glad you are in your way. Good looking belt and pulley. I first thought it as a supercharger.
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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
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Looks like it will truly be a great car after your done and driving. Be nice to see the finished product.

Since I am new to Mustang restoration how do you rate the Dynacorn parts you had to use for fit and general quality?. I will be needing to do a bit of the same on a 71 coupe, but hopefully no where near as much metal work. But I am seeing floors, and other more minor body work. Keep all the receipts. Never add them all up.

John Woolley
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(10-26-2018, 08:35 PM)John71Coupe Wrote: Looks like it will truly be a great car after your done and driving.   Be nice to see the finished product.  

Since I am new to Mustang restoration how do you rate the Dynacorn parts you had to use  for fit and general quality?.  I will be needing to do a bit of the same on a 71 coupe, but hopefully no where near as much metal work.  But I am seeing floors, and other more minor body work.  Keep all the receipts.  Never add them all up.

Hi John. 

The rear floor pans were done in the USA but each side was attached differently which was unusual. One side was spot welded and the other side was tack welded. The certifier here made me add spot welds to the tack welded side. 

The panel beater attaching my front assemblies was generally happy with them and the fit but said each side seemed to be slightly different lengths when they were lining things up. Another restorer I had phoned prior had only done some 60s models and he said the apron closest to the firewall had to be unpicked and adjusted but my 71-73 panels seemed to fit the firewall ok. 

He said it was a tough job to get evertything aligned but part of the issue was the firewall might have been slightly out of alignment from the historical impact as well. 

Hope this helps. 

Cheers

Steve
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Nice work.

- Mike
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