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73 Mach1
73 Mach1 - Overview
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Owner : Einar'sMach1
Data Added : 09-18-2012 - 09:17 PM
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Color : Copper
Engine : Coyote
Transmission : TKO 600 5 speed
73 Mach1
This was originally my dad's car. I remember cruising with him when I was young. It eventually became undriveable and he always wanted to restore it but it never worked out. He passed away when I was 16 and I inherited the car making this mustang the first car I ever owned. I hauled this car with me every time I moved and stored it anywhere I could for twenty years while people told me it wasn't worth it and I should get rid of it. Still I kept it, saved money for it, dreamed of what it could be and waited. I always wanted to upgrade the engine with something special, supercharger maybe? Then Ford releases the Coyote crate engine and I knew this is what I'd been waiting for. So i decided that restoring my dad's mustang will be worth doing now. I hired an old friend that just started his own body shop to restore the body right while I assemble the chassis and drive line. It is originally a 302 2v with C4 and I'm switching to EFI with the coyote engine and manual with a TKO 600 5 speed. I found it solves lots of issues to upgrade the front suspension with a IFS kit including power rack and pinion and coil over shocks. I'm also including A/C, Long tube Headers and new rear suspension. Look for new pics and info and the project continues..
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73 Mach1 - Modifications
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73 Mach1 - Details
Data Added : 09-18-2012 - 09:17 PM
Views : 2383
Color : Copper
Engine : Coyote
Transmission : TKO 600 5 speed


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#2
Cool story - sounds like some great upgrades coming. Can't wait to see the "progress" pics! goodjob

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#3
yes cool story,good luck fixing the mustang up.

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

Ron

1972 mustang convertible
2005 mustang convertible
1999 mustang convertible white (sold)
1994 mustang convertible white (sold)
2008 ford edge copper
2006 cadillac cts radaint bronze
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#4
Good luck on the build.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#5
Nice project! Best wishes with the restoration.

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
+1, sounds like an awesome project and lots of sentimental value.

Steve



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#7
Good luck on the build...And great way to honor your dad.
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#8
Hyena is right... Honor your Dad and restore the Stang, good luck.

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#9
It's well worth restoring just for the memories you had with your dad. Keep the updates coming.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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#10
Dad would be proud.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride Big Grin Frank
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#11
Did you ever finish?

Brett
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#12
(09-18-2012, 09:17 PM)Einar\sMach1 Wrote: This was originally my dad's car. I remember cruising with him when I was young. It eventually became undriveable and he always wanted to restore it but it never worked out. He passed away when I was 16 and I inherited the car making this mustang the first car I ever owned. I hauled this car with me every time I moved and stored it anywhere I could for twenty years while people told me it wasn't worth it and I should get rid of it. Still I kept it, saved money for it, dreamed of what it could be and waited. I always wanted to upgrade the engine with something special, supercharger maybe? Then Ford releases the Coyote crate engine and I knew this is what I'd been waiting for. So i decided that restoring my dad's mustang will be worth doing now. I hired an old friend that just started his own body shop to restore the body right while I assemble the chassis and drive line. It is originally a 302 2v with C4 and I'm switching to EFI with the coyote engine and manual with a TKO 600 5 speed. I found it solves lots of issues to upgrade the front suspension with a IFS kit including power rack and pinion and coil over shocks. I'm also including A/C, Long tube Headers and new rear suspension. Look for new pics and info and the project continues..
Glad you kept her all these years! Would you be willing to part with the air filter housing and all related connectors, clips and hoses? I've been looking for a while to put one on my 302 engine.

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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