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March 2011 COTM! 1971 Mach 1 M code 351 4 speed toploader
So looks like everyone is going back to the beginning to their mustang beginning so here goes : I traded a 1969 model motorcycle(which I would love to have today) for my first one when I was fifteen. A 1973 Mach 1 in looking back now in not so great shape but to me it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Before I ever got to drive it myself some(insert your own explicative here) hit my dad and myself and totaled it. Used the insurance money to buy a 1973 Grandé', which I drove all the way till my senior year in high school. Traded it off. Then a few months later bought a 1978 Cobra II. Kept that a few months, got married and joined the military. Around 1993 my dad and I traded a cougar he had for a 1973 fastback for me to build. Would turn out to be our last one together. In 1995 bought a new one for a daily driver. Got a divorce in 1996 and lost the 73 in the war and ended up selling the 95. So fast forward to the current one, Had been looking around for another to build and had not found anything I could afford that was not just total junk. A friend had told me about this car several times and in my mind it was just another out of my price range. So we had been to Kentucky looking at a 63 Fairlane and on the way back he brought it up again, I finally said just call the guy, he did we went over there on our way back from Kentucky and looked it over. Looked at the serial number and found out it was a original 1971 Mach1 4 speed M code car and solid. Before I could say anything my buddy threw out a price much lower than the asking price. The guy said if you will pay me right now he would take it. So after a trip to the bank and paying the man, here we are two years and many more dollars later and still in the rebuild process. But it is MINE. So here we go!!!!!!!!!!
Some on the motor:
Just your typical "STOCK" rebuild:

Comp cam Hydrualic Roller
.663/.638 Lift w/ 1.73 Rocker
236/242 @ .050
108 Lobe Center

AFD SP4V heads specially cut for my CR
Harlan Sharp Roller Rockers
Manly Valves with Titanium keepers

Ceramic Powder coated weiand X-Celerator intake
Ceramic Powder coated headers 4v


850 DP Holley Carb
Holley fuel pump
Milodon 8 qt oil pan
Melling oil pump
All ARP bolts
Mallory Comp 9000 Dizzy with Hyfire 6box
Blaster epoxy filled coil

March Serpentine system

Top Loader 4 speed with hurst shifter

Interior has been coated with lizard skin sound and heat deadner.
Dakota Digital gauges and tail lights

4 Wheel disc brakes

I'm sure I'm leaving something out but thats a start

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As i said... i LOVE your car and what you´re doning to it and now, it has a history behind!.. Contratulations on YOUR car and YOUR project man!
The best of luck here too!! Wink

Damián Cool

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Looking good! That engine is absolutely stunning! Big Grin

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rocketfoot;10728 Wrote:Looking good! That engine is absolutely stunning! Big Grin

X2!! that engine looks like a jewel!

Damián Cool

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Looking good.I had to put my sun glasses to look at the photos...

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Good to see the engine in the car Roy. Did you guys end up running the auxiliary oil line?

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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droptop73;10733 Wrote:Good to see the engine in the car Roy. Did you guys end up running the auxiliary oil line?

It is on the list of thimgs to do.Undecided
beautiful paint man!
You build a ablolutly dream car. Looks very ,very cool! Go on, i will see black stripes on the street! Way to go!

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Did you paint it yourself?
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