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73 Project (i have no idea what I am doing lol)
#1
Hi all,
I just picked up a 73 Mustang Project. It was already mostly taken apart, floor pans replaced, engine pulled. It came with a 429 (from what I gathered its a 71 model 429 with D0VE-C heads and a 2v intake.
I am a LITTLE over my head here to say the least, but I think with a little time, research, and effort I can get this car together and have something me and my boys can be proud of.
Here are some pics of what I have going:
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429 Block
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D0VE-C Heads
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I have piles and piles of parts, lots in duplicate
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Bad spot, not sure how to tackle this:
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#2
Looks like a nice car, looks to be in a good condition.. Have you decoded the door tag to see which year it is and what engine it came with from factory? Because if it's born with a 429, the year where it is build will be 1971 and not 1973.. Smile

What are your plans with it? Just restore it back to the original condition? I can't wait to follow this, so nice that you are joining your sons into this! Smile If you need any help to build the car like you want it, you will find everything you need in here.. It's the most perfect place to be if you have any questions, every one are ready to give some help Smile

Daniel thumb

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... Tongue
Under construction!!
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#3
Thanks protouringstang73,
The car itself is a 73, the motor is a 71 and from a Mercury passenger car I think. The car originally had a 351 I believe. I don't think the 429 was ever in it to be honest (it came in parts)

My plans are to make it a solid (almost) daily driver Mach 1 with some fun power but nothing over the top. I have most of the original interior pieces and glass so that is a big help, and I know a 429 never came in a 73 so I guess im not going for a complete and total by the book restoration (although I have had some people try to talk me out of putting the 429 in it).
Thanks, Mustang fans are like that in general , willing to help, and it sounds like this site is a good example of that! Glad I found it.
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#4
You have a long path ahead of you. I bought my 67 GT in boxes much like yours is. Be ready for a lot of trying to figure out what goes where and the hardware to connect them. I would get an AMK hardware catalog. If nothing else it helps you identify the correct bolts & nuts. I am not sure of your restoration goals (Fun driver, show car, or concourse correct) but the master hardware kits get you most everything you need without 50 trips to the store to get various quality and finishes on the bolts. AMK is a little pricey, but time has value as well. Welcome to the family and let us know when we can ever lend a hand. This is the most knowledgeable site for 71 - 73 mustang restoration.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#5
Thanks for the tip bkdunha,
Is this what you are talking about?
https://www.amkproducts.com/
That's awesome, I am definitely going to be using that, thanks a lot.
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#6
Yes that is it. Like I said, it can get pricey to get every not and bolt from them, but the catalog is a great reference and the master kits can get you moving forward quickly.

Glad you have a project for you and your boys. This will become great memories as time goes by.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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opethlike;197613 Wrote:Thanks for the tip bkdunha,
Is this what you are talking about?
https://www.amkproducts.com/
That's awesome, I am definitely going to be using that, thanks a lot.

Welcome to the site
Nice project
I have new and used parts, I stock the AMK kits
Don

Ohio Mustang Supply
440-949-2556

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#8
I would look for this assembly manual as well. Does OMS carry this?

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#9
Congrats and best of luck with the project. You have come to the right place for all kinds of help.

The rusted panel by the battery is typical and you can purchase that one panel by itself and have it welded in as a single piece. I think the panel itself sells for around $50.

Depending on your skill level and how much time and effort you want to put in, it may be better in the long run to find a 351 to drop in and not have to worry about all the implications of putting a big block in it.

Jeff
1972 Q Code Convertible
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#10
Dont worry about what you dont know, ive only been on this sigh a few months and i have learned soooooo much i could not have even gotten my car this far with out these guys, theyre good people Smile
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