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#1
Hello!
I purchased my 71 coupe from a coworker almost 20 years ago. It was in fair condition at the time but all that mattered was that I owned a Mustang! In the first year and a half I did all poly bushings, KYB shocks, front springs, rear leafs (to level/drop the car), bump steer, eccentric eliminator kit, front/rear sway bar and obnoxiously heavy Cragar Street Stars. After slowing my car down with cheap 3 piece steel wheels (ever try to run in ski boots) I decided it was time for more power. I met an engine builder at the Pomona swap meet and had him set up an oddball 351 Windsor to replace my 302. I happened upon a 9" rear end out of a Lincoln Versailles CHEAP and picked up a 355 limited slip. After some odd looks (front drum/rear disc) I found Granada brakes that bolted up. Somewhere along the line I picked up a mach 1 hood and a case of Krylon rattle can primer. This was my daily driver for a total of 8 years and then I got frustrated with trying to restore what I was driving full time. I parked it almost 12 years ago so I could work on it and didn't. Shame on me! Well its time to get back on track. Basically I'm scrapping everything and completely starting over, now that there are actually restoration parts other than door panels and carpet kits.
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Blueoval71;30441 Wrote:Hello!
I purchased my 71 coupe from a coworker almost 20 years ago. It was in fair condition at the time but all that mattered was that I owned a Mustang! In the first year and a half I did all poly bushings, KYB shocks, front springs, rear leafs (to level/drop the car), bump steer, eccentric eliminator kit, front/rear sway bar and obnoxiously heavy Cragar Street Stars. After slowing my car down with cheap 3 piece steel wheels (ever try to run in ski boots) I decided it was time for more power. I met an engine builder at the Pomona swap meet and had him set up an oddball 351 Windsor to replace my 302. I happened upon a 9" rear end out of a Lincoln Versailles CHEAP and picked up a 355 limited slip. After some odd looks (front drum/rear disc) I found Granada brakes that bolted up. Somewhere along the line I picked up a mach 1 hood aThis was my daily driver for a total of 8 years and then I got frustrated with trying to restore what I was driving. I parked it almost 12 years ago so I could work on it and didn't.

Welcome. Sounds like a nice car. How did the granada brake swap go? I have a granada sitting here that i am planning on taking the spindles and brakes off of for my 71 mach 1.

Kevin

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#3
Welcome Blueoval.Smile Glad to have you here.

My garage http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage...rxt_uid=40

73 mach 1 351c 4v cc ported, torker2, 750 edelbrock,C6.
73 fastback 351c 2v,performer intake,600 edelbrock,fmx, 325 trac-lok.
#4
It was a straight forward bolt on at the spindle. I don't remember what master cylinder I used though (17+ years ago)
#5
Welcome!!


#6
Welcome BlueOval71.

Glad to have you here with us. Yep, time to take a deep breath and dive in!
#7
Welcome. Sounds like you'll fit in nicely with the rest of us.

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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??
#8
Hi BlueOval71 and welcome to the forum!
welcome

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Mike

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

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

#9
Welcome to the forums! Glad o have you aboard! Keep us posted with lots of pics!

welcome

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
#10
Welcome to the forum. At least you were able to hang onto it all these years. Keep us posted on your progress.
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