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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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.jpg   Scottsdale Grande Motor # 5.jpg (Size: 22.19 KB / Downloads: 725)
.jpg   Scottsdale Mach 1 # 26.jpg (Size: 25.48 KB / Downloads: 722)
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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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!



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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
Welcome to the forums! Great to have you aboard!


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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
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!


Do the RIGHT thing.
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.
welcome enjoy the site and good luck with your projects
Welcome glad to have you........

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Welcome, seems like you have a long road ahead of you, but a pretty good idea what you're after! Good luck!
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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