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runninpony 
Hello everyone,

My name is John. I'm from South Mississippi and I purchased a 1972 sportsback with a 302w about a year ago. This is my second vehicle and being 19, I feel like it was a fantastic purchase. I came across this site while looking for answers on a 351 swap. I'm still undecided if I'll do it or not. I have the original engine in it and the odometer says 31k (although it's probably 131k Haha). I got her for $4,500 and she needs bodywork, paint job, and the wiring redone (automatic windows stopped working), but I absolutely love her.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post!
Merry Christmas!    
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Welcome! More pictures please-she looks pretty good!

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#3
Nice!!! That's a steal @ $4k.

Neubonik;284575 Wrote:Hello everyone,

My name is John. I'm from South Mississippi and I purchased a 1972 sportsback with a 302w about a year ago. This is my second vehicle and being 19, I feel like it was a fantastic purchase. I came across this site while looking for answers on a 351 swap. I'm still undecided if I'll do it or not. I have the original engine in it and the odometer says 31k (although it's probably 131k Haha). I got her for $4,500 and she needs bodywork, paint job, and the wiring redone (automatic windows stopped working), but I absolutely love her.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post!
Merry Christmas!

Thanks

Tim
Tucson, Az
1973 SportsRoof
351C bored .040
Crank .020  and Stock cam
Flattop pistons
Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE
Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

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Jeff73Mach1;284576 Wrote:Welcome! More pictures please-she looks pretty good!

Thanks! Here is all of the pictures I have of her. Big Grin


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Welcome to the site. Great to see younger folks taking interest in the 71/73's. Lots of good info here to help you fix her up.



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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#6
Welcome. Cool car. Nice purchase!

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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Welcome from Oklahoma. Chuck
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#8
Hi John,

Welcome aboard! Nice looking ride. Just remember to take plenty of pictures as you start to work on her, label pieces parts as you disassemble and place all in plastic bags along with respective fasteners (very important). It may take a little time up front, but will save you a head ache down the road. Also don't start to tear apart something that you don't have the time or money to put back together in a short time.

It was once mentioned to me restoring a car is like drinking out of a spittoon, once you start, you can't stop it's all connected! Have fun.

Good Luck!
Mac
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#9
I'm digging the two tone and the blue rear bumper-different and very cool!

[Image: 1_01_07_15_8_53_18.png]

"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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Hello and welcome to the site from a relatively close neighbor, Mobile. There are several of us in the area, one joined very recently. There is a boat load of info here. And if you can't find what you need, all you have to do is ask.
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