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Remington's 71 Mach 1 Project
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Ok, I'm finally doing it. I've been meaning to make a Project Build thread for a while so that I can document/showcase the work I have done to my car. I really value to help and positive feedback I have seen on other project threads that I have read. I am so grateful for the help I have received from the members of this forum and hope to be able to give back to our community of mustang owners as I continue to learn about these cars.

As I said in my intro, I was given this car by my late father-in-law just a couple months before he passed. 03/10/16. I've always wanted a classic car that I could "soup up" and hot rod around town but I've never owned one and definitely haven't rebuilt one from the ground up. So this is all new to me. When I was given the car, knowing the prognosis of my father-in-law, I knew this was my opportunity to make this car everything my father-in-law wished the car could be plus some. The research I did trying to learn about this car lead me to this forum. My mind was blown when I found this place. I was like "holy mess! This is a whole site dedicated to my car!!" The countless hours I spent reading dozens of different threads gave me the confidence I needed to start hacking away my rusty mustang. Since April of last year, I have:
-cut out and replaced both floor pans and extensions.
-replaced a whole "A" pillar.
-cut off my roof and replaced the support braces.
-removed and replaced the cowl
-tubed out the wheel wells

This build will definitely be a resto-mod project. I do not plan on returning this car to factory specs. Although the car will remain to look like a 71 mach 1 mustang, there be some major upgrades done to this vehicle. I will post pictures below to catch you up to where I am now. I look forward to sharing my progress!

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#2
Nice work so far.

What's the plan with the drivetrain?
'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, 750 CFM double pumper, Holley Street Dominator intake.

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

- Jason
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73pony;290295 Wrote:Nice work so far.

What's the plan with the drivetrain?

I'm thinking a 408 stroker in front of a T56 magnum. 3.50 or 3.73 rear gears. Not 100% on any of that yet.
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#4
Sweet. You will need the big meats out back to get that power down. I like the wheel tubs they turned out nice.
'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, 750 CFM double pumper, Holley Street Dominator intake.

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

- Jason
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#5
Wow! That thing was crispy! Smile
But congrats on what you have achieved so far. You seem to know what you're doing and you're doing it right.
Keep the updates coming!!
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Mike

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73pony;290305 Wrote:Sweet. You will need the big meats out back to get that power down. I like the wheel tubs they turned out nice.

That's the idea! Thanks!
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#7
Awesome! Looks like I might have some competition in the 'rustiest pile to start with' category. rofl

Nice work! thumb
Eric

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Mister 4x4;290365 Wrote:Awesome! Looks like I might have some competition in the 'rustiest pile to start with' category. rofl

Nice work! thumb

Haha I don't know, man.. I didn't have to replace my entire front clip. whistling
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#9
Looks like the car lucked out having you as it's owner. New lease on life. Really coming along with the new steel. Welcome.
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Wide-body71;290396 Wrote:Looks like the car lucked out having you as it's owner. New lease on life. Really coming along with the new steel. Welcome.

Thanks man!
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