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Looking for a 71-73 Mach 1 from the dry south (Arizona)
#1
Hi all, just joined following Steven Harris' recommendation in the Mach1club.com

I am in the search for a 71-73 Mach1 Mustang with a 351C. My main requirement is that the body is as clean and free of rust as possible. I can handle fixing the mechanicals, but I don't want to deal with extensive and expensive body work. The recommendation from the Mach1club is to look for options in the Phoenix-Tucson area.
I like this idea but my main issue is that I don't want to fly all the way out there from Wisconsin to find out the car is not what it is supposed to be. I need the help of someone local to take a first look at the car. Then if all looks good and matches pictures/description then I will fly there to close the deal.
At this time I am not yet ready to pull the trigger, but will be soon. Any thoughts?

Thank you.
#2
That's a good idea. I live in San Diego and picked up my vert out here. I lived in AZ and the thing about there is all the plastic and rubber is shot. Maybe also consider Texas, new Mexico, or CA as well. I'm doing a ground up and trust me, its really nice when you can just wipe 40 years of gunk away to find something band new under it. I'm in north count San Diego and would do a run or two as long as its in the North county. There are also a lot of guys in the east and south county as well as LA that would be glad to help out. PM me when you ready and Ill send you my contact info. One thing I wish is that I would have waited for a Qcode of desired color.

On a personal note my wife's a third generation Badger and most of her family lives in WI. The next time I'm force back for a visit maybe we can meet up.
-Jim

Sorry, BTW welcome to the site. It's been a life saver for me!
#3
Welcome Tony.

I invited Tony to jump on over here and get a wider slot of options and help in looking for his Mach 1.
#4
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:

#5
Welcome from CA!

If you need me to check out a car in my area PM me.

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

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#6
I live in Mesa AZ which is part of the "Valley of the Sun" (Phoenix Metro Area). There are a lot of nice examples of rust free cars out here. I would be happy to go look at anything you are serious about.

Phoenix is pretty spread out. So if it is more North/West I might ask for a few bucks to help cover gas. I can take pictures, check the normal areas, etc. I have owned my mustang for 30 years so I know a thing or two about them. I am NOT an expert, just an enthusiast.

'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:
#7
Welcome from the wet South, aka coastal Alabama. Good luck with your search.

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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??
#8
welcome Form San Diego. I picked up couple Coupe for parts from inland California. both these cars where 99% rust free. The 3rd Coupe I pick up lived on the coast. The vinyl top was toast so the coastal fog rusted the roof out. My 71 Mach 1 project was from the coast so it had some minor rust. I would focus your search on a inland car.

If you find a car within 100 miles from me I would be more than happy to go look at it.


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#9
Welcome from Australia. Good luck with the search

He has all the vices I admire and none of the virtues I despise
#10
It might be useful to know a price range. Maybe some of us already have a car that might suit Tony. I see cars for sale on here all the time and the price range usually is relted to level of effort to have a good or great car.

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.
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