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May 2014 COTM 73 Mach 1
Well I decided to go ahead and enter my car for consideration in the restoration phase category. Many of you have probably seen the progress that has occurred over the past year in the build section of this forum.

I bought this car from Jim Click Ford in Scottsdale AZ in Sept 1973. It was used as a daily driver until 1990 when I put it into storage in AZ. During it's life it remained virtually stock with the exception of Hooker headers that were installed. It was stolen once while I was in San Diego in 1980 but was recovered the next day when Police found it abandoned on the road side. I took it out of storage in the summer of 2012 and transported it up to the TriCities in WA where I then started my restore.

Restoration plans
I wanted to do a resto mod keeping the body stock looking in appearance but adding items that I wished that had come with the car originally. For the mechanical components I wanted to upgrade them with more modern components. Some of the items that I have added:
-Currie rear (3.89) with Wilwood disk brakes
-Gear Vendors overdrive
-351C, 10.5 : 1 compression, 290 Cam with EFI
-C6 with 2800 Stall converter.
All mechanical components are not the numbers matching parts. I retained the original ones incase I want to do a concourse restore in the future.
The interior is going to be replaced since the AZ heat cracked a lot of the interior items.

Lastly I am attaching a few pics of the before and after progress so far. If you have any questions feel free to ask,

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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:

You get my vote John..You put some real hard work into your car . {thumbs up}
You got my vote. I like everything you have done with it. Nice job!
Very nice job!!

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You've done a great job on your restoration, John. I'm going to miss keeping up with your great work once the project is finished (well, I guess they really never are "finished" now are they?) Tongue


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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
looking good keep up the good work ya got my vote

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride Big Grin Frank
I like it! Good color combo! Some great shots for the calendar.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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Congratulations! It looks great!
Looks great! Love the story. I bought mine in September 1973 also. Love the white! Would love to hear how the gearvendors works out for you.

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