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I'm almost certain I just bought a Mexican Mach 1
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So I have been looking for a 71-73 Mach 1 for a few years.  I only wanted a 4 speed,  could not be rusted/rotted, and needed to be the right price.  I passed on many, many automatics, but finally found a car that met the requirements.
I noticed that the speedo was in kmh when I test drove it, and I knew it had spent time in Mexico, but did not give that much thought.
The seller advertised it as a Sportsroof because it didn't have the right VIN code for an American Mach 1.
So after discovering this website, I started reading the threads on 1973.5 Mexican Mach 1's, and I double checked my VIN code: AF02MY110...
Then I looked at the build plate which is all in Spanish.  The car has a Hurst shifter, and the wood pony plaques on the door cards.
so after all of that, verification, to the best of my knowledge it is indeed a Mexican Mach 1.
If I am missing something obvious here, please let me know. 
I don't have more pics with me this week, but I am posting a few.
I believe that the car has been repainted at some point, and I am guessing that the seats were probably re-covered
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It will have a windsor 351 not cleveland if mexican and also a dana type rear without the removable center section. Most of the Mexican I have seen had a fancier door panel. There is a facebook page for the Mexican Mustangs.


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i should not have said it has a Cleveland. I don't know for a fact if its W or a C
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It could still be a Mexican Mach1 even if the details aren't right. God knows how many US Mustangs, Mach1's or not, still have all their original parts.
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(04-07-2019, 09:26 PM)MustangNJ Wrote: i should not have said it has a Cleveland. I don't know for a fact if its W or a C
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not a great pic, but all I have right now

[Image: motor.jpg]
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(04-07-2019, 09:43 PM)MustangNJ Wrote: not a great pic, but all I have right now


[Image: build-plate.jpg]
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Windsor 5-bolt straight valve covers. Radiator hose to the intake manifold. Regular 5/8" spark plugs
Cleveland 8 bolt 2-plane valve covers. Radiator hose does not connect to intake. Small 14mm spark plugs
That vin gives it away

Steve
1971 Grandé
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(04-08-2019, 04:59 AM)Pegleg Wrote: Windsor 5-bolt straight valve covers. Radiator hose to the intake manifold. Regular 5/8" spark plugs
Cleveland 8 bolt 2-plane valve covers. Radiator hose does not connect to intake. Small 14mm spark plugs
That vin gives it away

now the fun begins.  car is running rough.  starts right up and drives nicely, but farts and possibly backfiring when I am not on the throttle.  after engine gets to temp, stalls when I am off the throttle.  gonna check the basics starting with the fuel tank. the car was stored for a long time with very little gas. is suspect the fuel pickup may be clogged. the fact that the car stalls only after being warm is a clue. could be vapor lock, coil, or voltage issue at the coil, intake leak, or other vacuum issue.
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(04-08-2019, 06:45 AM)MustangNJ Wrote:
(04-08-2019, 04:59 AM)Pegleg Wrote: Windsor 5-bolt straight valve covers. Radiator hose to the intake manifold. Regular 5/8" spark plugs
Cleveland 8 bolt 2-plane valve covers. Radiator hose does not connect to intake. Small 14mm spark plugs
That vin gives it away

now the fun begins.  car is running rough.  starts right up and drives nicely, but farts and possibly backfiring when I am not on the throttle.  after engine gets to temp, stalls when I am off the throttle.  gonna check the basics starting with the fuel tank. the car was stored for a long time with very little gas. is suspect the fuel pickup may be clogged. the fact that the car stalls only after being warm is a clue. could be vapor lock, coil, or voltage issue at the coil, intake leak, or other vacuum issue.

Get yourself one of those (dont know correct name) snake cameras so you can look inside the tank and check for rust. Remove fuel line from tank and carb end and blow fuel lines out. Drain the tank and put new fuel in. Put new points in. I would personally put new plugs in and pressure test while i was at it. Then use strobe light and check timing isnt out. Do the basics first and hopefully that will eliminate your issues. Keeps us posted on your progress

Steve
1971 Grandé
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