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Greetings from Virginia
Greetings to everyone from Hampton, Virginia (west of Virginia Beach). I have a 1973 Mach I 351C that I picked up in a salvage yard in August of 2012. I haven't had much time (or money) to do anything with her as of yet. After some research, I have found that she was owned by 1 person prior to her coming into my life and was last registered in 1982 in Maryland.

After flatbed towing her to my house, we (my friends and I) decided to see if she would still run. Of course the fuel tank is completely rusted out, so we went the old-fashioned way. Gasoline and starter fluid straight into the carb. She started like she had never sat around. It sounds awesome. I can't wait until I get the fuel tank replaced and let her run all by herself.

Of course, she needs body panel replacements in the normal rust areas, the fuel tank and the trunk floor is rusted out completely, and lots of cleaning. All the original emblems are still present. Even the door sill plates are present and the Ford sticker is in good condition. The most amazing fact is that the cigarette lighter is present and has NEVER been used.

I can't wait to get started as the time and money becomes more available. I'll post pictures as we get started and let you follow me in my crazy dream of restoring the car that was built the year I was born.

Enough babbling... Just wanted to say hi and hope to learn a lot from you guys & girls.
Welcome to the site from Warrenton Virginia! Sounds like a nice find and you are saving it from rusting away in a salvage yard. Looking forward to seeing pics.
Welcome from Arkansas
Welcome from Ontario Canada

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73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
Welcome from wa state!!

Cool man..I did about the same thing few years ago too a little mustang 2 i dragged out from behind a shed..It been sitting for 15 years or more..I made a little burp tank out of a anti freeze jug and hung it high next to the car gravity fed it...ran like a champ.
Here in Petersburg on the South side of Richmond. Welcome
I'm going to have to try that burp tank idea... Just so I can get some good videos of the engine purring before I begin to dismantle her.

I guess a little more background information about me....

US Navy Veteran - 1991-2002 (Honorable Discharge/Injury)
Firefighter/Paramedic - 2002-Present (Chesapeake Fire Dept)
Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medical Services - 2012-Present (Tidewater Community College)
Old Dominion University Alumni - BSHS 2011

Work alot - love to play hard when I'm not working. Just turned 40 last December (of course 40 is the new 30). I'm gonna act 30 when this car is ready to hit the road. Love the looks I got just flatbed trailering it home. Imagine when it's purring....
Welcome from TriCities WA

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:

welcome from Bundaberg Australia. Sounds like another one saved

He has all the vices I admire and none of the virtues I despise
Welcome from West Virginia! All the Hampton Roads 71-73 are coming out after I moved out of the area!
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