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Hello from New Braunfels, TX
Ok..I know my '71 isn't pretty, but its a work in progress. I bought the car for $650.00 dollars. I think it was a good deal. Hopefully, in time it will look as good as some of the stangs I've seen here. But, as with all projects...it takes time and money...and more money. Anyway, my plan is to take out the 302 and get it rebuilt this summer. So far I have 3 places in mind to take the motor to for rebuild. 1. mission machine shop 2. clays machine shop 3. duffin. so far, I've been hearing a lot of good things about mission machine, so I'm leaning on going there. Body work...well, there's a lot that needs to be done, but I've doing a little bit here and there. I will keep you guys updated on my progress. Thanks.

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welcome Nice ride,Just keep at it and you will have it the way you want.Mine is not that well looking But i am working on it. all in due time

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Yea,Tho i cruise through the valley of the shadow of rice,I will fear no Turbo,For Torque art with me.Thy rods and crankshaft,they comfort me. Big Grin Robert
Welcome and like I tell everyone else, we all start somewhere. SO keep the faith, and you are correct on the time and money and money and time. If you are like me when you have one you don't have the other. Keep us posted.
Its purdy to me...especially the engine. Great buy. Enjoy and have fun with it.

1972 Mach 1
Under full restoration

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I think you got a excellent deal on the Mustang. The motor looks nice and clean and well taken care of with some nice aftermarket parts.
Welcome, it's kinda nice to see some more coupes.
Welcome to the site. I hope to watch your build progress.

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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WELCOME aboard!

Curious as to what made you apparently start with having the motor machined? Not necessarily a "bad" thing but just wondering if it has some issues.

There is a LOT of expertise on this Site for all phases and types of restoration/modification, so I think you will find all the help that you think you might need.

Again, Welcome and I look forward to interacting with you on the Forums.


Do the RIGHT thing.
Welcome! Is there a problem with the engine? It looks nice. If it ain't broke... I'd put that money in other areas. Excellent deal in getting the 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??
Welcome we all started sum weir .
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