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Have started the long job of cleaning the 73 Mach 1
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I pumped it up so that I could clean it was covered in mold. Yes they drop back to donut again when you let the air out.
The recall on the Space Saver Spare was because people were pumping them up with air compressor and they would explode from too much pressure. The recall installed the warning label and the pop off valve that is part of the fill valve. The spares had the valve cap that had the valve stem removal tool made into them to allow you to get the air back out of the spare.
I never used mine the cylinders were I think $16.00 each back when new.
If you find any of the tires or cylinders get them one of the most difficult things to find for a Mustang or any of the cars that used them.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
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David
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#12
I did not take any pics today. It warmed up nice today. I jacked the front of the car up and got the heavily rusted NOS brake pads and calipers off the front of the car. I could not find my brake line wrench but amazing I got them loose with an open end wrench without any issue. So I got the calipers off the front and two good roller tires on there. Now tomorrow I hope the rear drums are not rusted in place. That will have the Mach 1 ready to take to the garage and get serious.
The tires were rotten but NOS Goodyear RWL that still had the molding ribs on them. They just sat there a rotted.
It is sad how life takes so much away from you and you can do nothing about it.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
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David
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#13
I got lucky on the rear only the L.H. brake was froze up. I backed off the adjuster some and it broke free. Car now has 4 roller tires on it just need to get someone to come help move to the big garage and tear it apart quick.
Going to dump the molasses tank and put in fresh stuff to dip any parts that have rust like the brake shoes and such.
Won't go crazy on the detailing just what you can see walking around the car. Not going to be a show car just be looked at in the museum.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
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#14
Hey David are you still looking for a factory battery cable?? I just removed a positive one that’s in decent shape from a 71 Mach1. I believe it’s factory. It still says 351 and 13inch on it. May even have a negative one coming off. Let me know if you want it. I will send it right down on me!




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Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#15
Thanks for the pics of the space saver, both inflated and empty.  I know I keep seeing those when they're empty, but never when they're aired up.  Nice job cleaning it all up, too.  thumb

Those mags turned out incredible - nice job polishing them up!  This car is going to be phenomenal when you get it ready to go.   thumb

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(02-04-2019, 05:27 PM)turtle5353 Wrote: Hey David are you still looking for a factory battery cable?? I just removed a positive one that’s in decent shape from a 71 Mach1. I believe it’s factory. It still says 351 and 13inch on it. May even have a negative one coming off. Let me know if you want it. I will send it right down on me!

Thanks for the offer but the cable on the 73 is red if I remember correct. I have it somewhere but will not find it until I buy one, lol. Going to be in the 70's next few days maybe ground will dry up enough to get it out of the barn.


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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
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David
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#17
Wheels and tryes look awesome. Cant wait to see it finished and ready to go into museum

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#18
No did not do surgery just hurt lots. Drink way too much to be able to sleep at all.
Well today the pony escaped from the barn. I got a little 4 wheel drive tractor from my sister's farm to move the Mach 1 from the barn to the garage. I did that today. I also wiped it down. I never use a hose when washing one of these cars. Feeds the rust way too much. Just a buck full of clean water and clean micro fiber towels. I just knocked the dust off first wash since 1982 I probably set some kind of record.
There are some places that will get buffed and will see what I can do with the R.F. fender that got damaged in 1974 by a friend, scraped on a mail box while I was somewhere out west.
So here are some pictures of how it came out of hibernation and will start the detailing tomorrow. Will pull the transmission and engine for sure and maybe the rear. Lots of stuff going to the molasses tank.
Still has the factory exhaust system on will have to see how bad when I get it on the lift.
The car was undercoated at the dealer also MCA frowns on that. Even though it was on the original order and was done before I took ownership MCA does not recognize it as being done by Ford.
Hey they should knock points off for putting hub caps and antennas on also since dealer did that.
All the aluminum trim needs to be buffed and the rear bumper and guards needs to be chromed. Do not know how much I will get done will just wade in and see how the waters are.
Biggest concern is if valves are stuck. I will not even turn the engine over at all. Will pull and look inside with scope first.
I never pulled the interior to look for build sheet in the past so will do that for sure. Hope it is in a good place and in great shape. Would love to see what rear they say they put it when I know it was wrong. I broke it 3 times before they figured out it was wrong one.
Another note. I did not let them do a dealer prep on my car so the shipping brackets are still on the back you can see in pics. You can use them to pull vehicle they do go below the valance panel in the back . That is how I pull it with tractor. They are the long ones that came with dual exhaust.
I did not even try to wash the honey comb panel will do that with it off the car.

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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
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David
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#19
Damn. Looks nice.

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.

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#20
Great photos and looks like you have a pretty good vehicle to start with
Will look forward to seeing it in the museum when done
Hopefully some members here can help out where possible for a good cause
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