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Bojo's 73 Project
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[/u]I just found this forum a couple of days ago so I thought that I would share my project that I started a year ago. I'll try to update with a little each day until I catch up to where I am at now. I did keep the original engine, tranny and rear end unmodified and stored away.

Car[u]
73 Mach 1 Q code
266 HP SAE
C6
3.25 Rear (non Posi)
Pwr str, AC, front disks
58,000 miles
Not run since 1990

My plan is to modernize it so it will be a resto mod since alot of these were built and not a high collectable such as a BOSS.

My Plans:

Engine
10.5 : 1 compression
closed chamber heads, stainless valves, high lift springs, guide plates
Roller rockers
Forged Pistons
Forged connecting rods
ARP studs (main and heads)
Herbert Cam
Rhoades lifters
Blue Thunder Intake
MSD Atomic EFI
MSD 6AL ignition box
MSD billet distributor
8 QT oil pan
Hooker headers
oil mod to prevent oil starvation to 4th and 5th main bearings

All of the above is done and ready to drop back into the car.

Transmission still C6 w overdrive
2800 - 3000 stall

3.89 rear Tru Loc with Disk Brakes

Interior:
Replacing all the worn out items since the AZ heat did a number on those items

Exterior:
New paint, white (9A) with the black 73 stripping.
Going to black out the hood, installing functional Ram air
adding front spoiler and rear deck spoiler
adding rear window louvers
15x7 with P-225 front, rear 15x8 P-245 TA's
Rims are aluminum with black 5 spoke, keeping with white/black theme. Pic attached

Some original pics:


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-john
(jbojo)
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:

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#2
Can't wait to see pics of it finished. Fixing to start one myself.

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"I prayed to God he would change Johnny but his plan was to change me"

Gene Stallings
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#3
Sounds like you have great plans for it.



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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#4
Welcome to the forum from Arkansas
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#5
Some before/after shots, trying to condense this to get this up to date (excuse the dust on some parts now):


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-john
(jbojo)
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:

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#6
Looks like a nice solid car to start with.
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#7
I am hoping to get around 400 to 430 HP with my new setup so I thought that I should stregthen the subframe so I put on a set of Tinman subframe connectors. Since I used Wilwood disks for the rear I had to fabricate new brackets for the E brake cables. Welded the subframe on and ground down the welds and used some Bondo to smooth it all out. Pics below of this.


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-john
(jbojo)
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:

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#8
Looks awesome, nice work.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#9
Now that the subframe was on it was time to put in the rear end. Don't have many before pics for this Sad
Moving on to the rear. I put in a 5 leaf spring set and a 1.5 inch increase in the shackle length to try to get the body to be more level. I like the higher front but I needed more clearance underneath. Got a set of Lakewood traction bars but haven't deceided whether I want to use them yet so they are not installed.


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-john
(jbojo)
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:

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#10
Where did you find those extended shackles ?
I have not seen them before.
Let me know.
Thanks, Jay
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