71-73 Swag

  • New T-Shirt Design (Also coffee mugs and posters!) – read more!
  • Mach 1 Key Tags available on eBay (Make an offer!) – read more
  • Convertible Key Tags available on eBay (Only 1 more left!!) – read more
  • Coupe Key Tags available on eBay (Make an offer!) – read more

  • 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Belated Introduction from Butch and Son
Ray called to my attention that I've been around for a year and never got around to doing an introduction! Blame it on the growing number of gray hairs..... Tongue

We're located north of Atlanta in one of the fastest growing counties in America- it's gettin' crowded up here! LOL.
We moved from the East Bay of San Fran a few years back to get a bit more room and a better quality of life. Since my son was old enough to know what cars were, we've been talking about building a car together. So at age 14 (and as soon as all the boxes were out of the garage) we began the search for his project vehicle.
At first, he wanted to live the life portrayed in Alan Jackson / Brad Paisley/ Kenny Chesney songs- cruisin' in the jacked up CJ with the top off and moon up Big Grin. It took one trip to the new high school parking lot to change his mind. While in Cali Jeeps were a rarity, here in this neck of the woods they are everyone's daily driver.
After shaking that vision out of his head, he turned to me and said, "Dad, how 'bout a muscle car?" YES!!!dancebanana
Now - which one?
We went down to Streetside Specialties for him to get a look at the collection of nicely completed muscle cars from the different decades. I had my eye on the convertible Chevelle (my first love), he was looking at a Firebird- until he walked down that row of Fords. He spotted that Mach, looking like a fighter jet ready to launch, and I could see the wheels turning...
Well, you can guess what we were doing for the next few months. We set a budget and started the journey. We looked at a dozen projects from the "ready to drive" (that had no interior, no trunk lid or hood, and wouldn't start), to the "just needs TLC" retired drag car. On one of the weekend runs, we saw an ad for a '72 Vert and decided to venture from our mission to check it out. The owner let us take it for a spin. Somewhere in those ten miles of top down daring, I saw that look in his eye. "Dad, how 'bout a convertible?" YES!!
We didn't buy that one (but I should 've). Within a month of changing direction, we found his car just 20 minutes down 400. It felt like it was meant to be. So following my sons choice, I've let go of my Chevy lovin' past and become a devotee of the Mustang, learning the challenges of owning the last of the first gen, the good the bad and the power of a Cleveland, and those particular quirks of a 73! runninpony

Thanks to the gang for putting this forum together- and to all for their unselfish assistance - I don't know where else you can find the depth of knowledge and experience you find on these pages. And the price is right!! beer

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

Great Story!

Welcome from CA!

73 Grandé
351C 2v
Now 4v Carb/Cam/headers/T5

Gasoline is for washing parts.
Alcohol is for drinking.
Nitomethane is for racing!

Work in Progress photos here:
Last Update: 4/23/16


Very cool... good luck & have fun!

run_horse Run Horse Run!
John 72 Q Code
A belated welcome from Mustang, Oklahoma. Converts are always welcome. Everyone has a past, the capable and determined have a future.Tongue Chuck
Great job & thanks for posting your Intro!

Welcome from Oklahoma.


1971 Boss 351
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible
Loved the story...welcome from CA.

1972 Q Code Convertible
1973 Q Code Mach 1 Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle
Welcome from TriCities WA.

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

Welcome to the club from northern Nevada. Awesome story - glad you gave us a chance to give you a proper welcome. Pics are required, you know.

Hope to see you in the forums and to follow your trek through the world of 71 - 73 Mustangs. Nice to have you here!


[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

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
Check out My Garage- I have a few pix there. I'm working on the Build Thread so I can post pix and stories of the various mini-projects.


"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

a shout out from MY VAN....down by THA RIVER!

Great story this is going to be fun to follow.

67 Diamond Blue Vert

[Image: images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRveIaRU6OAzTfd2Mv6ypG...mJJrHJ_B_Q]


LOL even my sig line offended somebody!
Share Thread:  

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Introduction Furnitureguyrm 50 2,145 01-25-2018, 06:12 PM
Last Post: NOT A T5
  Introduction Jake 31 1,890 01-24-2018, 02:43 PM
Last Post: Ron Tanzi
  New LA Member introduction trev4172 16 843 02-02-2017, 01:15 PM
Last Post: Boss1Ray
  Introduction Paul of MO 31 1,269 01-01-2017, 01:00 PM
Last Post: mweeps
  RE-Introduction. Back with a vengeance. Wolverine 21 1,296 08-26-2016, 06:29 PM
Last Post: Wolverine
  Introduction Pegleg 18 1,146 06-12-2016, 04:17 AM
Last Post: jimbo
  Introduction Beenie 16 904 06-08-2016, 01:36 AM
Last Post: BeerDontCount
  Introduction and help with VIN 71Machsearch 18 1,259 06-06-2016, 10:28 PM
Last Post: BeerDontCount

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)