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73 Mach 1 H code
73 Mach 1 H code - Overview
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Owner : TheJ
Data Added : 06-25-2011 - 08:42 PM
Views : 2719
Color : TBD
Engine : 351C 2v
Transmission : FMX
73 Mach 1 H code
My dad and I started this project back in November of 2005 when my dad decided to buy me a mustang for my golden birthday. He bought it on ebay and picked it up with my brother, I had school, in Mississippi. The first thing we did was take out what was left of the interior and discovered we needed floors. But before any real work was to be done we built an extra garage as a workshop, which ate up a good summer of working on the mustang. Then we ran into some low fiances. The next major thing we did was swap out the old broken 302 for a 351c we picked up in Michigan. Last summer, 2010, we got the floors welded in finally. That brings us to this year where we didn't do much, yet, except a few patches we missed in the floors and dropped the gas tank. We plan on doing the rear suspension sometime soon when we decide which parts to get.

Being a mechanic in training these cars are a blast to work on. I love the mechanics of everything and they are simple which I really like. It brings me back to an era of car that I never got to see personally.

Thanks for looking
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73 Mach 1 H code - Modifications
73 Mach 1 H code - Details
Data Added : 06-25-2011 - 08:42 PM
Views : 2719
Color : TBD
Engine : 351C 2v
Transmission : FMX


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#2
Cool story & good luck with more focused efforts (like I'm one to talk).

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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.
73 F-code Convertible, Planned: color TBD/Black top/White Int., 351C, 5-spd, 3L50.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#3
Sounds like your keeping your interest up in the Mach 1. Keep on working at a little bit at a time and it will get done!
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#4
Keep us posted on it..

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#5
That's a nice project... keep up the good work.

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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#6
Nice job.
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TheJ;28050 Wrote:Thanks for the "welcome aboard" I took active interest(never rode in a 71-73 mustang till then. A 351Cw/ Hurst 4-spd, canary yellow mach 1 a bud had when I served at Duluth IAP(air Base), MN 76-78. Settled down in Laurel Highlands, PA in 2003 and immediately shopped for a mustang(71-73 convertible) but as finances were, took a chance on a fixer upper, virtually given away.(abandomed project from a high school shop class, from a student as under age, titled in mother's name) My dad's gift to me was to pick out any vehicle (in 76) for under 7k, I lucked out through overseas bx on a new vette based @ 6,200. While assigned in MN lost it to a divorce, later will explain by not putting in the extras(loaded) really lost out on what I still have not seen "Bi-Centennial" Edition which was factory modified "66" rear wrap w/the T-Tops. If you belong to AACA re:Coffee Table Book published in 2011 explains story of the vette & the mustang. Anxious to see your mustang when available and I figure out how to access you profile. This mustang project as it had all amenities I wanted really broke me. Almost done as adequate when a glitch w/2nd gear popping out on me when down shifting @ over 40mph. To me, sounds like sincro but wasting a lot of time w/transmission man. Always a problem since aquisitioin of vehicle but until I added front power disc brakes(2011) never really opened her up.

My dad and I started this project back in November of 2005 when my dad decided to buy me a mustang for my golden birthday. He bought it on ebay and picked it up with my brother, I had school, in Mississippi. The first thing we did was take out what was left of the interior and discovered we needed floors. But before any real work was to be done we built an extra garage as a workshop, which ate up a good summer of working on the mustang. Then we ran into some low fiances. The next major thing we did was swap out the old broken 302 for a 351c we picked up in Michigan. Last summer, 2010, we got the floors welded in finally. That brings us to this year where we didn't do much, yet, except a few patches we missed in the floors and dropped the gas tank. We plan on doing the rear suspension sometime soon when we decide which parts to get.

Being a mechanic in training these cars are a blast to work on. I love the mechanics of everything and they are simple which I really like. It brings me back to an era of car that I never got to see personally.

Thanks for looking

TheJ;28050 Wrote:Thanks for the "welcome aboard" I took active interest(never rode in a 71-73 mustang till then. A 351Cw/ Hurst 4-spd, canary yellow mach 1 a bud had when I served at Duluth IAP(air Base), MN 76-78. Settled down in Laurel Highlands, PA in 2003 and immediately shopped for a mustang(71-73 convertible) but as finances were, took a chance on a fixer upper, virtually given away.(abandomed project from a high school shop class, from a student as under age, titled in mother's name) My dad's gift to me was to pick out any vehicle (in 76) for under 7k, I lucked out through overseas bx on a new vette based @ 6,200. While assigned in MN lost it to a divorce, later will explain by not putting in the extras(loaded) really lost out on what I still have not seen "Bi-Centennial" Edition which was factory modified "66" rear wrap w/the T-Tops. If you belong to AACA re:Coffee Table Book published in 2011 explains story of the vette & the mustang. Anxious to see your mustang when available and I figure out how to access you profile. This mustang project as it had all amenities I wanted really broke me. Almost done as adequate when a glitch w/2nd gear popping out on me when down shifting @ over 40mph. To me, sounds like sincro but wasting a lot of time w/transmission man. Always a problem since aquisitioin of vehicle but until I added front power disc brakes(2011) never really opened her up.

My dad and I started this project back in November of 2005 when my dad decided to buy me a mustang for my golden birthday. He bought it on ebay and picked it up with my brother, I had school, in Mississippi. The first thing we did was take out what was left of the interior and discovered we needed floors. But before any real work was to be done we built an extra garage as a workshop, which ate up a good summer of working on the mustang. Then we ran into some low fiances. The next major thing we did was swap out the old broken 302 for a 351c we picked up in Michigan. Last summer, 2010, we got the floors welded in finally. That brings us to this year where we didn't do much, yet, except a few patches we missed in the floors and dropped the gas tank. We plan on doing the rear suspension sometime soon when we decide which parts to get.

Being a mechanic in training these cars are a blast to work on. I love the mechanics of everything and they are simple which I really like. It brings me back to an era of car that I never got to see personally.

Thanks for looking

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