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73 Mach 1 Pictures and questions
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runninpony 
Hello All,
I wanted to post some more pictures and get some advice on what I should be looking to do with a couple of projects I am thinking of doing.
First up is my steering wheel, unfortunately the wood on the wheel is broken in one place, the wood is warping. The wheel has to be replaced, but the Mastang cap is nice and I would like to keep it or at least replace it with something similiar. I think the steering wheel is a Grant, has any one dealt with them on ordering just a replacement wheel or does anyone have any other advice.
Second, I want to move the battery to the trunk and replace the battery. I am unsure of which battery box to use, but I want something that meets NHRA requirements. I hear alot of good things about Optima batteries, though I have always been a Die Hard guy. I think the current battery battery is undersized.
Third is my fuel filter, it is glass which scares me. It looks great, but I have heard stories of them breaking and the engine compartments going up in flames. I am thinking of changing it out to a an anodized billet fuel filter, I of course want to right size it. Any advice?
Well I am going to post some other pictures of the car in general. Again I appreciate your advice in regard to what I should be looking to do on the car.

Sincerely,
Dave


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#2
This-

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BSP-42520/

Nice car BTW

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#3
Nice looking car! Is that Blue Glow?

I like the glass fuel filter but I also live dangerously. LOL

Why move the batt to the trunk? There isn't much benefit unless you're doing it for the cool factor. Optima batts are good.

It is a Grant wheel. Why not replace the whole thing with another wheel? They are fairly inexpensive. Stay with the wood or go with a different one. I recently bought a Grant 4 spoke with black grip that looks great in our cars.

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
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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TommyK;85608 Wrote:This-

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BSP-42520/

Nice car BTW

Thanks Tommy,
I really like that fuel filter and the mount, definitely looks sharp. Any ideas on its performance? I have a 351 Cleveland with a Holley 680 Carb I definitely want a fuel filter which can keep up with demand. Also thanks for the compliment
Thanks,
Dave

Hey Don,
Thanks for the compliment, I think it is Medium Blue Argent.

Moving the Battery to the trunk partly for the cool factor and also because I have read that it improves the weight distribution of the vehicle and thus improves handling. Also I just found out the battery is not currently strapped in, and the battery needs to be replaced any way.

On the steering wheel, I am guessing I will buy a new one. I wish their was a Mustang one that was hardwood and had a thick poly-urethane coat. Could you take a picture of yours I would like to see what it looks like!
Thanks Again,
Dave
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#5
Nice car man...I never been a fan of the battery in the trunk my self...But too each there own...I like to sometimes put things in my truck..lol.....Plus that is not something i would do unless it was pure race car only....if i have to worry about 50 extra pounds up front..Ill just stick a heavy spare in the back..hehe

Yes you will have to get rid of that glass fuel filter...they won't even let you on a drag strip with it on....They are illegal in any type of car racing.

And if your realy worried about weight up front...You should jerk out that AC condenser too..Looks like alot of the fins are pushed over anyways and blocking the air flow a bit
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hyena429;85620 Wrote:Nice car man...I never been a fan of the battery in the trunk my self...But too each there own...I like to sometimes put things in my truck..lol.....Plus that is not something i would do unless it was pure race car only....if i have to worry about 50 extra pounds up front..Ill just stick a heavy spare in the back..hehe

Yes you will have to get rid of that glass fuel filter...they won't even let you on a drag strip with it on....They are illegal in any type of car racing.

And if your realy worried about weight up front...You should jerk out that AC condenser too..Looks like alot of the fins are pushed over anyways and blocking the air flow a bit

Hello Hyena,
Thanks for the advice, I will probably be removing the AC Condensor next weekend. Since the AC is not working and with the change in freon, it only makes to pull it out and save the weight and better for cooling. Not so much looking to race the car, but want her to be ready to rock and roll if need be.
Thanks,
Dave
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73Mach1Mustang;85611 Wrote:Hey Don,
Thanks for the compliment, I think it is Medium Blue Argent.

Moving the Battery to the trunk partly for the cool factor and also because I have read that it improves the weight distribution of the vehicle and thus improves handling. Also I just found out the battery is not currently strapped in, and the battery needs to be replaced any way.

On the steering wheel, I am guessing I will buy a new one. I wish their was a Mustang one that was hardwood and had a thick poly-urethane coat. Could you take a picture of yours I would like to see what it looks like!
Thanks Again,
Dave

I don't have a pic of it in the car...interior is all out at the moment. Here is a link to it at Grant.
http://www.grantproducts.com/products/view/15/

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
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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#8
Optima batteries are not good. they have been cheapened up over the past decade. Get a die hard platnum, they are a rebranded odyssey agm battery.

1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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#9
I did not know that about the glass filters. I have one on my car so I guess I will swap it out.

Nice looking Mach 1 you got there.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
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#10
will e;85733 Wrote:I did not know that about the glass filters. I have one on my car so I guess I will swap it out.

Nice looking Mach 1 you got there.

Ya...Me either...I use to think it was cool and waaaay better than the plastic white ones you cant see the gas flowing threw...Till i started going to the drag races alot...And seen all the rules and found out they would'nt even let my car on the strip with it on...lol....It kinda makes sence thou....It gets hot and cold and vibrating around down there....if it does break...It will be a instant firey nightmare...I recommend anyone who has one..Please remove it...For the sake of your car and your safety.

73Mach1Mustang;85697 Wrote:
hyena429;85620 Wrote:Nice car man...I never been a fan of the battery in the trunk my self...But too each there own...I like to sometimes put things in my truck..lol.....Plus that is not something i would do unless it was pure race car only....if i have to worry about 50 extra pounds up front..Ill just stick a heavy spare in the back..hehe

Yes you will have to get rid of that glass fuel filter...they won't even let you on a drag strip with it on....They are illegal in any type of car racing.

And if your realy worried about weight up front...You should jerk out that AC condenser too..Looks like alot of the fins are pushed over anyways and blocking the air flow a bit

Hello Hyena,
Thanks for the advice, I will probably be removing the AC Condensor next weekend. Since the AC is not working and with the change in freon, it only makes to pull it out and save the weight and better for cooling. Not so much looking to race the car, but want her to be ready to rock and roll if need be.
Thanks,
Dave

Ya..Mine the same way..I got no pump..So no need for the condensor right now...Untill it becomes super valuable with it...Im not going to bother..lol...but i would defenatly keep it for later on...Just in case you wanna turn it all original again.
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