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Introduction fairly new member from CA
#1
Howdy everyone,

Love this Site!

Last December I traded a Harley for a 73 Grandé.

I missed the 69 Mustang I had in HS and had to give up for the smog passing issue in the late 80s.

The 65-70 stangs are way over priced even for a driver out here so I got a good deal on the 73. G Bless smog exemption here now for 75 and older.

The car I got was a father/son project that was never finished. Many parts were missing and after spending and digging I almost have a complete car.

The body is fairly strait but all kinds of small dings everywhere ugg paint someday soon.

Overall what a thrill to drive the girl just wants to fry the tires all the time. Have to drive it easy the tires are $200 ea and we're on a budget!

I'm looking to get some 15in Torque Thrust Ds and some Riadial T/As soon it rides too rough with the 17s.

I'll try to contribute more when I can as I was mechanic back in the day but gave it up for the construction business.

Specs:

73 Grandé
VIN 3F04H181534
351 2v
Intake, cam, headers, 4v carb
FMX B&M Mega Shifte
06 Saleen 17in 5 spoke wheels 10in rear 8in front

[img][Image: 50mzus.jpg][/img]

73 Grandé
351C 2v
Now 4v Carb/Cam/headers/T5


Gasoline is for washing parts.
Alcohol is for drinking.
Nitomethane is for racing!



Work in Progress photos here:
Last Update: 4/23/16

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/theroc...t=3&page=1






















#2
rocket366;186470 Wrote:Howdy everyone,

Love this Site!

Last December I traded a Harley for a 73 Grandé.

I missed the 69 Mustang I had in HS and had to give up for the smog passing issue in the late 80s.

The 65-70 stangs are way over priced even for a driver out here so I got a good deal on the 73. G Bless smog exemption here now for 75 and older.

The car I got was a father/son project that was never finished. Many parts were missing and after spending and digging I almost have a complete car.

The body is fairly strait but all kinds of small dings everywhere ugg paint someday soon.

Overall what a thrill to drive the girl just wants to fry the tires all the time. Have to drive it easy the tires are $200 ea and we're on a budget!

I'm looking to get some 15in Torque Thrust Ds and some Riadial T/As soon it rides too rough with the 17s.

I'll try to contribute more when I can as I was mechanic back in the day but gave it up for the construction business.

Specs:

73 Grandé
VIN 3F04H181534
351 2v
Intake, cam, headers, 4v carb
FMX B&M Mega Shifte
06 Saleen 17in 5 spoke wheels 10in rear 8in front

[img][Image: 50mzus.jpg][/img]
welcomeLove the designer wheels. Heard, 17inchers a rough ride? If so, ....notice in CA, must have access to all update, ie wheels.....so, I am looking for 'wheel covers' since the garages seem to trash my 15 x 7 n 8's. They say the work will be done in now time, then I call 2 weeks later and, blah blah blah blah, not started, blah blah reason then when it's finally done, notice my magnum wheels are all scratched up or stained. Do you know a source that has wheel covers, maybe attaches by magnets, will protect the wheels from those pot head mechanics, not lol. Your Grandé, my first choice back in a day when I was in highschool , in 72 but Hurrican Agnes on how it trashed a trac from Hornell, NY through down rt 17 and down rt 81 through Wilkes Barre, PA where so much flooding that even caskets were uprooted outta cemetaries (Forty Fort, PA) and landed in the trees above. Mikke

rocket366;186470 Wrote:Howdy everyone,

Love this Site!

Last December I traded a Harley for a 73 Grandé.

I missed the 69 Mustang I had in HS and had to give up for the smog passing issue in the late 80s.

The 65-70 stangs are way over priced even for a driver out here so I got a good deal on the 73. G Bless smog exemption here now for 75 and older.

The car I got was a father/son project that was never finished. Many parts were missing and after spending and digging I almost have a complete car.

The body is fairly strait but all kinds of small dings everywhere ugg paint someday soon.

Overall what a thrill to drive the girl just wants to fry the tires all the time. Have to drive it easy the tires are $200 ea and we're on a budget!

I'm looking to get some 15in Torque Thrust Ds and some Riadial T/As soon it rides too rough with the 17s.

I'll try to contribute more when I can as I was mechanic back in the day but gave it up for the construction business.

Specs:

73 Grandé
VIN 3F04H181534
351 2v
Intake, cam, headers, 4v carb
FMX B&M Mega Shifte
06 Saleen 17in 5 spoke wheels 10in rear 8in front

[img][Image: 50mzus.jpg][/img]
welcomeLove the designer wheels. Heard, 17inchers a rough ride? If so, ....notice in CA, must have access to all update, ie wheels.....so, I am looking for 'wheel covers' since the garages seem to trash my 15 x 7 n 8's. They say the work will be done in now time, then I call 2 weeks later and, blah blah blah blah, not started, blah blah reason then when it's finally done, notice my magnum wheels are all scratched up or stained. Do you know a source that has wheel covers, maybe attaches by magnets, will protect the wheels from those pot head mechanics, not lol. Your Grandé, my first choice back in a day when I was in highschool , in 72 but Hurricane Agnes on how it trashed a trac from Hornell, NY through down rt 17 and down rt 81 through Wilkes Barre, PA where so much flooding that even caskets were uprooted outta cemetaries (Forty Fort, PA) and landed in the trees above. Mikke

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#3
Welcome from Arkansas
#4
Welcome to the site from Virginia! Keep us posted on your progress.
#5
Welcome from California too...Ventura County.
#6
Welcome to the site from west Michigan! It's the roads that make cars ride rough around here. Ya want it to handle good to dodge the potholes. Big Grin

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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#7
Welcome from TriCities WA.

-john
(jbojo)
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:

#8
Welcome from Phoenix! Yeah, one thing I do wish we copied CA on is their old car emissions laws. We haven't figure out in Phoenix yet that the number of 40 plus year old cars is insignificant.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
#9
Welcome from West Virginia!
#10
Welcome from Mustang, Oklahoma.
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