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runninpony 
As requested I'm placing this post as a new member.
In late 1971 I got out of service and bought a Mach !. Drove the wheels off of it until the early 80's. (242,000 miles) When the plastic wore off the timing gear and the engine quit I felt she was telling me time for a new engine. Mid 80's that finally happened along with a fresh tranny. After that took it out occasionally but it spent most of the time in garage.
Fast forward 2014...retired 2015....sold the house and moved out of Bay Area......2016.....pulled engine only this time we did some upgrades....roller cam and valve train....got rid of that 4300 carb and replaced it with EFI.....WERE BACK...Yeah....I'm a little older and a little slower but were back on the road again.
Kool April Nights just around the corner.
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#2
Welcome! So you're still the first and only owner of that car? Fantastic :-)
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#3
welcome2 from Belgium.
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#4
Great story. Looking forward to seeing pictures.



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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#5
Thank you for your service.

I ran mine into the ground as well but now it's back. A rolling resto is what I call it. Welcome from Phoenix. This is a great site.

'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)

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#6
Hello & Welcome from Michigan.

run_horse Run Horse Run!
John 72 Q Code
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#7
Welcome from Oklahoma. Chuck
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#8
Welcome aboard! Your story sounds like mine, I bought my Mach as a demo when I was getting out of the service. Did not put as many miles though as you did. Currently it has a little over 40,000. Check out my write up under "Mac".

Sounds like you are upgrading as part of your rebuild. Are you interested in selling your 4300?

Mac
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#9
Hello & Welcome from across the pond in the UK

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#10
Hello from Mississippi. It's great when original owners such as yourself join our ranks. There were a lot of variances back in the manufacturing world of the 60's and 70's. For the most part these cars were built as the engineers and designers intended, but occasionally "Joint Induced" things happened on the line. So I consider original owners a time capsule of information. When you get a chance please tell us more about your Mach1. Welcome to your new Mustang home!

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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