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I am new to this post but hoping to make the most of it and enjoy the comradery of fellow 71 to 73 owners. Here is a little information about me:

I was born in the Central African Rebulic (missionary parents). Not a whole lot of cars there (zero mustangs) but by God's design I ended up with a good dose of mechanical aptitude and a love of all things mechanical. At the age of 14 I came to the states to finish my High School years and continue my education and preparation for life.

My first car was a 1957 Chevy Belair which I purchased before ever having a license. From there it was a 1950 Plymouth purchased from my uncle. That was my ride in high school were I became friends with another high school student in our church youth group (C.B.) who owned a silver 1971-73 Mach 1 351 2V. That car began my attraction to the Mach 1. That year my older brother totaled my 1950 Plymouth and the search was on. That search ended instead with a 1970 Torino (located by C.B.) with a built 351 C 4V that would eat any encounter!

Well through the next few years college and marriage was priority until I happen upon a 1969 Mach 1 in 1988. I bought that car and put it new floors and a 390. In 1989 I moved to New Zealand and sold the car.

Fast forward twenty some years; having completed several projects for my children (a 1967 Ford F-250 High Boy, a 1963 F-100 converted to 4X4, and a 1971 Maverick with 5.0 EFI and 5 speed and a current 1967 Ford Ranchero for child number 4) I began looking to replace my 1970 Torino. It was then that I came across 1973 Mach 1 #1. I reasoned to myself that since it was one of these cars that I was originally looking for when I bought that first Torino it was the Mach 1 I should buy. Mach 1 #1 was entry level but my hope to get back at it.

I ended up buying a 1973 Fastback as a companion parts car as I was missing a lot of parts including all drivetrain parts. The Fastback did not have a useable panel (maybe the deck lid) but it did have the 351 C 2V with auto trans. Here's the twist - I actually reside in Mexico (missionary work) and cannot bring a non-running car leagally into Mexico.

I decided to place my two cars up for sale in an effort to upgrade my starting point. My price was right and I soon had a buyer for both. While waiting for him to come up with the rest of the cash I began looking for my next car. I sold my Mach 1 #1 and my Fastback on a Thursday and picked up my Mach 1 #2 and a 1971 Grandé (package deal) on Friday!

Sadly the Mach 1 #2 is a non-runner so it is still in Arizona but it is a whole lot closer to my goal than Mach 1 #1. The Grandé is a runner and will eventually be offered for sale. Knowing that a picture is worth a thousand words and how much I love pictures of what is being said I will endeavor to upload a few for you. My 1969 Mach, Yellow Mach 1 (end desire) 73 Mach 1 #1 (gray primer), 73 Fastback (black), 73 Mach 1 #2 (white) and 71 Grandé (white).

Well, I cannot master this attempt to get Mach 1 #1 to load. I will try again latter.


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#2
Welcome aboard Steven.

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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#3
Welcome to the club, Steven. Thanks for posting your intro here. Man, we have a lot of great people here that have very interesting life stories.

You've got some neat rides there - thanks for posting the pics.

Glad you're here!

Doc

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
#4
Welcome to the forums! Great to have you aboard!

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
#5
WELCOME aboard, Steven!

It would appear that you will bring a lot of POSITIVES to the Site based on your experience with our cars. I look forward to interacting with you on the Forums as you continue your journey.

Again, Welcome to the Site!


BT

Do the RIGHT thing.
#6
Thank you all for the welcome. Great to belong. I just cannot seem to get a picture of Mach 1 #1 to load. Camera shy.
#7
welcome enjoy the site and good luck with your projects
#8
Welcome glad to have you........

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#9
Welcome, seems like you have a long road ahead of you, but a pretty good idea what you're after! Good luck!
#10
whitelouis;12665 Wrote:Welcome, seems like you have a long road ahead of you, but a pretty good idea what you're after! Good luck!

Thank you. Very true: but you should see the distance I have all ready covered!
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