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Hi All.

I've joined the fold! Just had delivery of a 1971 Mach 1 429 Cobra Jet Ram Air in bright red. Originally built for export to the UK where she spent all her life - until yesterday. Now she is in central France with me and my 2 dogs Smile She is in original condition and has only 52,000 original miles, 38K of which were racked up in the first 6 years. She was part of a static collection of classic cars for 10 years up to 2014 and has only covered 500 miles since then. Had some restoration work (inevitable with the British climate) and a full repaint, new carpets, conversion to holley carb, bits of welding, new tyres etc about 3 years ago. 

She is also 1 of 1 on the Marti report as Mach 1, the above engine package, C6 auto, bright red, black knitted vinyl bucket seats, 3.50 traction loc, power windows and sports wheel covers (on 14 rims).

Still finding out about how she drives and what needs fixing. The temp gauge doesn't work, fuel gauge reads only half full with a full tank, quite bad cold idle which is fine when warmed up. Likely needs a carb tune and timing set properly. Still has a points system.

Driving is er 'interesting! On the small French roads she does not, yet, feel truly at home. Something to do with the length and width I think lol. She does wallow a bit (I presume they all do?) but, although clunky, the auto box kicks down on demand and she really does fly. 

Looking forward to engaging on here and learning how to fettle her to her best. Cheers!
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Congrats! that is quite the rare find!!!

'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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(09-28-2018, 10:19 AM)73pony Wrote: Congrats! that is quite the rare find!!!

Cheers!
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Hello from Mississippi. Beautiful well equipped car. Interesting how many of these big block brutes found their way outside the US.
Lots of knowledge and experience on this forum and all willing to help in any way.
Welcome to your new Mustang home.


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(09-28-2018, 10:45 AM)secluff Wrote: Hello from Mississippi. Beautiful well equipped car. Interesting how many of these big block brutes found there way outside the US.
Lots of knowledge and experience on this forum and all willing to help in any way.
Welcome to your new Mustang home.


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Thanks, great to be here!
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Welcome from your neighborhood, Germany, and congratz to your new beautiful red beast - a rare find here in Europe, indeed. Great and well equipped car. Enjoy and have fun with it!

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#7
Bienvenue!
I think I saw this nice lady like 1 1/2 month ago on an online catawiki auction together with a shelby.

Welcome (d'un expat) from the northern Netherlands

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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Welcome from Alabama. Nice Mustang.

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Welcome to the Forum from North Carolina.
Sounds like you have quite a car there. The heavy 429 engine takes a lot away on handling for sure. You have to learn how to drift the turns and use that HP, lol.
Cheers,


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David
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#10
Welcome from the Netherlands. Very nice looking car. I like the dog dish hubcaps!
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