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I think I've done this once, when I was trying to motivate myself to get started on my old Mustang again. I've gone through various stages of life changes in the past few years, but things seem to be stabilized again finally. I also started a job 10 years ago where I started travelling, and, well, 10 years went by before I really realized it.

So anyway, I've got a 73 Q-Code Mach 1 in really rough shape. Not the original engine or transmission. I'm putting in the engine I had in a previous non-Q-Code Mach 1 that met a grizzly fate due to pack of deer in a blind turn. That is what prompted me to find this Mustang Body back then. It's a 351 Cleveland with 4V CC heads, and built to around 450 HP. I had it mated up to a 4 speed Toploader back then, but when I bought this body, I also managed to buy a Tremec T-56 6speed for it. I liked the idea of 4th still being 1:1 ratio, but having the driveability of two overdrive gears.

I've finally got it setup in a detached garage, separate from the one I park in. I just put in a window AC unit on it, and can now start work on the Mustang in comfort.
Looks like you have a plan. Welcome (again LOL) from Oklahoma.

Post up a few pics of your project.


1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
Best of luck, I feel you, I've had an on/off love affair with mine for over 25 years now.
Welcome to the site from Virginia! Sounds like keeping it around has paid off now that you have the time to work on it. Post up some pics when you get a chance.

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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I'd like to see some pics too. I start and stop on mine too. Mostly because of money.
Took me 2 years to save up the cash for new cylinder heads for the engine I'm rebuilding for it. Now I'm on a roll and just want to get the new engine stuffed in the front of it.
Keep the momentum rolling!
Welcome from TriCities WA.

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:

Good plan and welcome from Mustang, Oklahoma. Chuck
Did I hear air conditioned garage? Blessing, this heat can really send parts and tools flying quick when thing don't go right. ( bodywork)

Welcome from central Virginia.

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Okay, here is the best pic I have so far. This was while still clearing off the two work benches, and clearing out the work space and clearing off the car after installing the AC unit in the garage.


I inititially put the AC unit in and cleared the work space so I could work on that tiny motorcycle. I've prepped it for being competitive in a miniGP race league. It's ridiculous, but fun. I chose the number 73 for it because of the Mustang.

Oh, and I'm on the eastern side of Pennsylvania. Thank you for all the welcomes.

Welcome 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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