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Getting Back to my Mach 1
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I have been off of the forum for some time now due to some high demands at work. As of January 1st however, I have retired. I have not really done anything with my two Mach 1's for the last 4 years because of my schedule. Now I have all the time in the world! First order of business is to get my automatic Mach 1 running right. So far, I have found 3 major vacuum leaks using my new vacuum pump. One was in the vacuum tree on the firewall - a fracture at the base of one of the vacuum connections. Another one was where an unused vacuum line at the transmission was plugged with a bolt. That is why I will be doing my own work from now on even if it takes me 5 times longer. Here is the car coming out of hibernation.
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Steve
73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code C6 Auto
73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code 4 Speed
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#2
Congrats on retirement! Two years into it myself, takes a little time to get used to itTongue
Enjoy the time with your cars! Looks beautiful!

movie stars with addictions go to the Betty Ford clinic,
I take my addiction to the Henry Ford clinic.Haha
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#3
That is one gorgeous '73. Love the colour. And congrats on the retirement. You're gonna love it!
Been retired 2 years myself, and I have a sign in my garage that sums it up perfectly: "Life begins at retirement."
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#4
Welcome back! Congrats on your retirement.

- Mike
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#5
Welcome back Steve,

Hope you enjoy your retirement. Wish i was in your shoes - i'm 60 and i've got another 7 years of work ahead before i can retire.Undecided

You'll be able to really pamper your cars now and give them the best of attention and love.thumb

Take care,

Greg.Smile

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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#6
Congrats on reaching the retirement phase. I'm sure you have been told or heard that you will be amazed at how fast your free time will fill up. It's great that you have a couple nice cars to tweak to top performance. Obviously, I'm a fan of the Blue Glow.

As warm as this winter season had been so far, we still have a few months before serious cruising begins.
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#7
Congradulations on your retirement. I retired this past fall. So far my time in the garage is minimal, catching up on the many years of "honey do" items. Hope that you can find a balance of car time and must do things times.

A suggestion that was given to me and I used with good results. If you run into a vacuum problem, spray the area in question with a can of gumout and listen for the change in the idle.

Mac
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#8
Congrats on retirement. Your car is looking sweet. Looks like its just the engine needs work

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#9
Wow that is so awesome. Welcome back to you and I am looking forward to seeing your progress

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
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#10
Welcome back and congrats on your retirement. More than 20 years to go for this young man ;-)

Did you make a hole in your cover for the antenna? I'd be scared to break my antenna when removing the cover so I always have the antenne screwed out and flat...
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