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Goals for the car???
#1
Was reading another thread and asked what is the end game for the car. I thought this might be a good question to post to all the members.

What is your end game goal for your car? Show car, weekend driver, daily driver, investment, other?

I'll go first.
71 M-code 4speed. Currently a weekend and sometimes midweek daily driver. Restore it and weekend driver.
71 M-code C6. Currently the most rusty but restorable car I have. Restore it and who knows. I just can't bring myself to make it a parts car. My oldest daughter has expressed interest in this one so we may fix it up for her.
72 H-code grabber blue car. Currently being restored for my son. It is his first car and will be a daily driver.
72 Q-code. Next in line for restoration for my younger son. It is his first car and will be a daily driver.
73 H-code. My oldest's sons car. He wants to make it a fire breathing weekend cruiser.

Others are parts cars in various states of disassembly and one car in limbo that my nephew wants but for whatever reason is still here.

So what about you? What is the goal for your car?

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#2
Don my goal was for a weekend driver done to the best quality I could afford!
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#3
My goal is a touring car. I want it to be a great road car, handle well, perform well, good fuel ecomomy. Something I can drive anywhere, anytime.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#4
Pure street burner. Have 1 race to win even if it means sacrificing 1 engine. but after that. Want to cruise to shows but have as much fun as I want when the mood hits.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#5
my goal this year is to freshen up the interior.

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Iyman
1972 Mustang convertible run_horse  
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#6
I want my car to still be drivable cross country with or without creature comforts yet run high 11's low 12's thats why I am going with a 408 stroker and a 6 speed manual ... now if it really does the time that I want I won't know for a while but one can dream lol

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97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base
88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold
68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold
86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction
89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone
00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped
73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt
06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800
88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded
95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold
02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck
87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold
03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out
95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded
97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold
91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold
86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold
89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  
84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout
67 catalina, 64 chevy c60
64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray
79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks
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#7
Mine will be a daily driver. If everything comes out as expected with the engine goodies (eventually topped with an Edelbrock E-Street EFI), the overdrive offered by the AOD, and the 3.00 rear gears, I'm thinking I could see over 22mpg, and still have enough power to do a burnout every now and then.

If all that comes about, it'll get 200% better gas mileage as my current daily driver - 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. I love my truck and will likely never get rid of it, but how much cooler would a '71 Mach 1 be for a daily driver?

Also plan on taking a few road trips after everything's settled in to see the family (and friends) in Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and back east between VA and SC - with some side-trips to visit forum friends along the way.

Eric

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#8
To have her complete and down the road by summer. That is the plan of the two year rebuild.
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#9
Weekend Fun Car and Friday Night Drag Car!

1973 Mach 1 429 cu. in. H.P. TBD, C6 Reverse Manual Valve with 3500 Stall Tranny, 9" rear 3.90 PosiTrac
2007 Mustang GT Convertible Premium
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#10
Fun car to drive around with the top down when the weather is nice. I like having it be a bit of a sleeper. Sure, I can't take a brand new Shelby or Corvette at a friendly (but safe) stop light run but I have surprised a few other folks...

'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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