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#21
Welcome from west Michigan.

Best wishes in your search! The 26k price tag is in the dreamer category for that one.

Find a good driver with power steering and brakes. Aftermarket AC is fairly affordable and way more efficient than the factory Ford stuff.
Big sway bars, gas shocks and a good alignment and these cars handle great.

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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(01-25-2017, 10:31 PM)jowens1126 Wrote: Yeahthat Yeahthat Hi Group,

I am NOT new to forums, I am on many. I am currently saving up to get a 71 Mach 1. I have always loved these ugly ducklings since they first came out in the 70's. Now that I am old as dirt, I can finally add one to my stable.

I am looking for some information about these cars, as I have ZERO specific knowledge about these vintage Mustangs. I do, However, Know ALOT about OBD1 Fords. I have a 94 Bronco I have rebuilt from ground up and am just about finished with it. So I have a few Questions for those of you who have one of these cars.

1.) What are the major weakness's of this model?
2.) What idiot lights does this car have?
3.) What are the parts availability like in general? Is there anything needed that no one makes.
4.) What does a paint job typically cost if the body is rust free and has a half way decent paint job on it already.
5.) What are the most worthwhile upgrades? Rack & Pinion? Coil Over? 4 Link rear?
6.) Was Power Brakes an Option? Or did they all come with Manual Brakes?
7.) What is a Sport Roof car? Is that without the louvers and wing?

So I have spotted a car for sale locally for a fairly reasonable price. Its fully funcitonal, paint is in OK condition. It has a couple of minor trouble spots where the roof was repaired with Lead probably 15-20 years ago and its starting to oxidize under the paint. The engine is a 351C. It originally had a 302, but was swapped at some point. Engine is very clean, no signs of any leaks. It has long tube headers already and glass packs. They look pretty old, but are in decent condition. It drives pretty good, but has manual steering and manual drum brakes, and NO A/C. I am pretty familiar with the brake upgrade, A/C conversion, and Power Steering upgrade, so those arent a problem. It has a C6 transmission. The underside looks pretty nasty, but it is a driver not a show car.

Looking at the price of upgrading brakes, A/C, and Power Steering, I am looking at about $3500. I just dont know if this car is worth it. So I am still looking. Maybe I will find one with at least A/C.

So my plan is, to just make sure everything works as it is, fix what crops up after driving it a while. Eventually, I would like to blast it or have it dipped, and do a full paint job on it, Rack and Pinion Upgrade, Coil Overs, 4 link Fab9 rear, Coyote Swap, with 6R80 trans. But before I get to that point, I want to live with it like it is for a few years and work on the suspension bit by bit.

For the coyote swap, do they make conversion motor mounts that bolt to the stock location? Or do you have to get a new complete front cross member/suspension unit like the Rod and Custom Coil over/rack and pinion kit.
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If you have to go this route, thats fine, I just dont want to do any other upgrades that I will have to do again later on. Ps-I have just about an entire AC that was pulled out of 71-3 mustangs from Ohio Mustang and cost me @# $1200.  some parts found when they shipped it, was not cleaned up and needed that TLC.  Just decided to put in an after market....works, sort of after a few readjustment trips to whom installed it for me....things like having to have the entire....recrimped.  In the meantime if you would like to see some of what I have and not a rush, say over into the springtime, I could shoot some pictures of components out of my garage, as is as I received them, we can deal in what you want to pay, what I got into it....in between somewhere if you want to go original...piece mealing it until you get all the parts?
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(03-04-2017, 10:08 PM)Mustang Dynasty Wrote: Chin
(01-25-2017, 10:31 PM)jowens1126 About your questions, have read a 74 Mustang II rack and pinion could be adapted, power steering is too touchy/oversteer.  Read bout that year truck drum brakes just as good to adapt, problem of power brakes if it does not have it already, where ya gonna get a booster...after markets the compressor or what not....but to get that original pie plate kind still the best but where to get one that is functional as no one builds them and Ford does carry them through any parts catalogs.  Mach I with stock front power disc ought to be good.  As mine is a convertible, never had it. You can modify your\s to death if you want to.  A lot can be done to it, just a matter of money, a good knowledgeable mechanic/body/electrical....man that does the 71-3 mustang restorations.  @paint job, what you want to put in it, maybe 5,000 be fine with a good coats of clear.. Mine was a 2,500 special but with all the other things it had to have done to it and still a crappy paint job, over 4,500 into it.  So just gave up on that, did some masking off of that job to make it appear half way decent, getting rid of a spot that had some kind of other paint color bleeding through to its surface then took this 'liquid glass' and applied couple good coats and fine to me but you take it to those MCA and AACA car shows will find just will not compete to those doing their own work or like paint job, can put a good 10-20,000 into it, a real rich finish.  I have well into a 6 digit figure into mine, though got it all patched up, tried to hide a lot of 'swiss cheesed body'.....wanted to get rid of dummy lights, having an extra dash, put in a tach, new electrical board....see mine, if you can get on my photo album.  With this new format, have not been able to figure out how to get onto ez gallery aS WELL MY PHOTO ALBUM. The image here, not the best to represent mine but taken in a Walmart parking lot and so taken with this yellow hue in the foreground, use it a lot to represent all the time, money,patience, and faith I had on mine as a part time hobby car from 2003 to current and a little left to it, still a 'work in progress.  LOL  :^) Wrote: [Image: Phonecard15_101.jpg]

Yeahthat Yeahthat Hi Group,

I am NOT new to forums, I am on many. I am currently saving up to get a 71 Mach 1. I have always loved these ugly ducklings since they first came out in the 70's. Now that I am old as dirt, I can finally add one to my stable.

I am looking for some information about these cars, as I have ZERO specific knowledge about these vintage Mustangs. I do, However, Know ALOT about OBD1 Fords. I have a 94 Bronco I have rebuilt from ground up and am just about finished with it. So I have a few Questions for those of you who have one of these cars.

1.) What are the major weakness's of this model?
2.) What idiot lights does this car have?
3.) What are the parts availability like in general? Is there anything needed that no one makes.
4.) What does a paint job typically cost if the body is rust free and has a half way decent paint job on it already.
5.) What are the most worthwhile upgrades? Rack & Pinion? Coil Over? 4 Link rear?
6.) Was Power Brakes an Option? Or did they all come with Manual Brakes?
7.) What is a Sport Roof car? Is that without the louvers and wing?

So I have spotted a car for sale locally for a fairly reasonable price. Its fully funcitonal, paint is in OK condition. It has a couple of minor trouble spots where the roof was repaired with Lead probably 15-20 years ago and its starting to oxidize under the paint. The engine is a 351C. It originally had a 302, but was swapped at some point. Engine is very clean, no signs of any leaks. It has long tube headers already and glass packs. They look pretty old, but are in decent condition. It drives pretty good, but has manual steering and manual drum brakes, and NO A/C. I am pretty familiar with the brake upgrade, A/C conversion, and Power Steering upgrade, so those arent a problem. It has a C6 transmission. The underside looks pretty nasty, but it is a driver not a show car.

Looking at the price of upgrading brakes, A/C, and Power Steering, I am looking at about $3500. I just dont know if this car is worth it. So I am still looking. Maybe I will find one with at least A/C.

So my plan is, to just make sure everything works as it is, fix what crops up after driving it a while. Eventually, I would like to blast it or have it dipped, and do a full paint job on it, Rack and Pinion Upgrade, Coil Overs, 4 link Fab9 rear, Coyote Swap, with 6R80 trans. But before I get to that point, I want to live with it like it is for a few years and work on the suspension bit by bit.

For the coyote swap, do they make conversion motor mounts that bolt to the stock location? Or do you have to get a new complete front cross member/suspension unit like the Rod and Custom Coil over/rack and pinion kit.
[img]rck107mp-v_1.2268.jpg[/img]
If you have to go this route, thats fine, I just dont want to do any other upgrades that I will have to do again later on. Ps-I have just about an entire AC that was pulled out of 71-3 mustangs from Ohio Mustang and cost me @# $1200.  some parts found when they shipped it, was not cleaned up and needed that TLC.  Just decided to put in an after market....works, sort of after a few readjustment trips to whom installed it for me....things like having to have the entire....recrimped.  In the meantime if you would like to see some of what I have and not a rush, say over into the springtime, I could shoot some pictures of components out of my garage, as is as I received them, we can deal in what you want to pay, what I got into it....in between somewhere if you want to go original...piece mealing it until you get all the parts?
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#24
Hi there  and welcome from Brisbane, Australia! Smile

Hey, you could always buy my '73 Mach 1 - it's for sale! Smile

Greg. Smile

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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#25
welcome from delaware, i suggest u stay in the southern region. more likely to get a rust free car then in the rust belt. but that does not mean u can't find one.. i got mine in virginia and was born and raised there.. very clean. ck out ebay for something that u can SEE. just a warning not all are lairs. but i did find one when i called MANY times for Q&A to the owner in idaho. lied is an understatement with regards to a '66 fairlane i got.. restored.. NO. good luck. my '73 is the 4th mustang i've owned.
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