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My new project
#1
Just picked up a new project, 71 Mach 1 M Code in pretty much all original condition. It definitely needs some work but it fills the hole in my life I've had since selling my first car, a 73 Mach 1 H Code. I'm currently in Afghanistan using my free time to research parts and prices. I also plan on selling my 05 GT and parting out a 72 Gran Torino Sport (351CJ 4spd) to help fund the resto/restomod on the 71.


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#2
welcome keep your head down and I would swap the motor and 4 speed from the Torino into the MustangBig Grin
#3
Welcome to the forum! Thank your for your service. Looks like a good hobby car!

'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)

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#4
Welcome from coastal Alabama! If the M-code engine runs good I'd just swap the toploader items. Keep safe over there!!

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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??
#5
Welcome from Alabama.Thanks for your service.Looks like a good project.My son just served a year in Afghanistan. Said it sucks.

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#6
I would save the rear end from the Torino as it should have heavier tubes and be capable of housing stronger axles due to the big bearing feature.

I would save the 4 speed and all the clutch and z bar components if you ever want a 4 speed because much of that is almost impossible to find at a reasonable price.

Looks like a nice car to start on.

I assume you are in the service, so stay safe and Thank you! If you are not and just in Afghanistan for some other reason, then stay safe.

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
#7
Welcome to the site from Virginia! As the others have said, thanks for serving our country Salute

Your Mach 1 looks like it will be a good project car. Looking forward to hearing more from you.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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


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#8
Welcome.

It looks like you have a nice platform.

Thank you for serving - be safe.
#9
welcome from Luxembourg/Europe.
You could leave the body as is and just do the engine swap and put it up to date technically. You´d scare the crap out of people standing next to you at a red light when you hit the gas pedal!
Big Grin

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

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#10
welcome from NY and thank you for your service, it looks like a good solid car for restoration
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