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Grandé is gone, Mexican Sprint arrived...
#1
After years I was chasing this 73 Mexican, I finally got her. Now in my garage, I canno't believe it yet Smile
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Mustang, beer and rock'nroll
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#2
Very nice! Congratulations :-)
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#3
Elle est superbe!

I like the clean tail panel with popup fuel cap and no honeycomb. Is there some kind of gasket behind the fuel cap to fill the small gap between cap and panel?

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#4
Sweet!

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#5
So SO nice to see your excitement and passion!! Car guys, that CHASE rare car often have to put time, effort money "and prove" they are worthy to get what they want! (Much harder than ordering from a catalog) LOL

Tell the whole story, as it is part of the car/your life! I have a couple that took 9+ years to get and one that I've been trying for 20 years to buy back. The story then becomes part of the restoration, further effort to preserve for the next generation.

Mark
P.S. There are many that are looking for rare cars that "may or may not" be out there still !!
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#6
I have always loved the tu tone paint on the Mexican Sprint. Here are a couple pics that I have.
Looks like this one has the honeycomb panel. Maybe someone replaced metal and did not put honeycomb back?
David

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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#7
Cool! Congratulations :-)
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#8
@David,
I like the Mach1 on the quarter, was this a Mexican treatment or is it custom?

[ Maybe someone replaced metal and did not put honeycomb back? ]
or replaced the "screw in" cap by a popup fuel like I did.
Wondering if this is original, and if yes, if there is something behind and how it looks. As I still have to make something to feel the 5mm gap for it, based on the honeycomb shape.
Guess we need wait for Manu's lights on this...

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#9
Very cool Mustang Congratz
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(07-10-2018, 08:47 AM)Fabrice Wrote: @David,
I like the Mach1 on the quarter, was this a Mexican treatment or is it custom?

[ Maybe someone replaced metal and did not put honeycomb back? ]
or replaced the "screw in" cap by a popup fuel like I did.
Wondering if this is original, and if yes, if there is something behind and how it looks. As I still have to make something to feel the 5mm gap for it, based on the honeycomb shape.
Guess we need wait for Manu's lights on this...

Yes the Big Mach 1 on the quarter panel is right and I think there were 4 color combinations. I also think they were all 351 Windsor with 4 speed. Everyone here wants the Mexican blocks from the 351 W for racing, lol. Sort of like the 351 Q from Australia was better than U.S..
The interior is quite different with door panels completely different.
David


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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