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New owner - 72 coupe
#1
   
Recently purchased the car from "Rutkak" who has plenty of helpful posts on the site. I've owned a few older trucks ('68 dodge, '72 Chevy) but none of which were in as great of condition as this car. I have a very basic understanding of car mechanics, so being able to look over this site has already been of great use. Below are some details copied straight from what Rutkak wrote about the car history, but essentially it has been very well kept, leaving me as the 3rd or 4th owner. Currently a '66 289 Galaxie engine, with good interior and many new upgrades and parts.


72 Coupe, Medium Brown Metallic w/Ginger Interior
+Original I6 to 1966 289 C Code w/Autolite 2100 1.23V (350cfm)
+Original C4
+3.25 TRACLOC g/r
+Magnum 500s from a 72 Torino
+Mach 1 full length console ginger
+100A Alternator
+Pertronix Flamethrower II Billet Dizzy
+Custom radiator (289s & 302s have different side water ports)
+Electric fan (3000 cfm - hence the 100A Alternator)
+Grant steering wheel
+CustomAudio radio
+Modern 3 Point Seat Belt
+New carpet, steering components...typical wear and tear

From Rutkak:
"Car History: Basically a 1 owner car before me. The car was purchased new by a Marine Corps Officer and he owned it until well after retirement. It looks to have been very well maintained for at least a solid 20-25 years to include a new paint job (same color as original) about 15 or so years ago. The car is actually as rust free as a 40+ year old car can be - it was always garage kept, the vinyl top is original without the typical rust peeking out from underneath and it's an Alabama car. As the story goes, I bought the car from the original owner's daughter and son-in-law. Sadly, the original owner had gone senile and was put in an old folk's home. His daughter and son-in-law had the car for 10 months and when I met them they were living in an apartment complex with 2 very young kids. When I asked why the son-in-law was selling it, he said "I need a mini-van, that's where I am at in life." As he said it, a 2 yr came crawling across the floor. The car had a 250 engine with basically every component being original...sort of like a time capsule but definitely needed a thorough cleaning, tuning and new steering components. That day, I drove the car home 180 miles from Birmingham, AL to Columbus, GA. Over the next few months I tinkered - Magnum 500s, odds and ends like new bumpers, radio, tie rods, ball joints, pittman/idler arms, gauges, modern seatbelts, and eventually I cleaned up the floorboards & trunk and put in new carpet. Upon my next job back in Fayetteville, NC there were several classic car owners in my new job so I picked their brain, bounced off ideas and bought a donor 66 Galaxie 500 with a 289 C Code engine. The car was shot, but the engine was decent. I wanted a 302 but the high compression 289 with rolling engine stand (aka Galaxie) was what I needed at the time. We did an engine swap and from there I started getting much deeper into the mechanics of owning a classic car..."
#2
Welcome to the site from Virginia. Keep us updated on any changes and please feel free to ask any questions.



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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#3
welcome from NC! Nice looking car.
#4
Welcome from Oklahoma.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
#5
Welcome from kentucky! Have a coupe a lot like this one. Ginger interior but gold glow and we removed the original white vinyl top.
#6
welcome to the site.

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

Ron

1972 mustang convertible
2005 mustang convertible
1999 mustang convertible white (sold)
1994 mustang convertible white (sold)
2008 ford edge copper
2006 cadillac cts radaint bronze
#7
Welcome from TriCities WA.

-john
(jbojo)
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:

#8
Welcome from SF East Bay CA!

I like it! Nice Color

73 Grandé
351C 2v
Now 4v Carb/Cam/headers/T5


Gasoline is for washing parts.
Alcohol is for drinking.
Nitomethane is for racing!



Work in Progress photos here:
Last Update: 4/23/16

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#9
Welcome from northern California.

mike

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#10
Welcome to the site from west Michigan

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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