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Started car for 1st time today
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Hello everyone, I have been restoring a 73 sportsroof for about 20 months now that we bought as a rolling chassis that pretty much needed everythingConfused. We found a 52 thousand mile 70 model 351C 2V with an autolite 2 barrel carb, put some headman longtube headers on it, accel coil and wires, cleaned it up real good, repainted it and dropped it in. Put an FMX trans with about 1k miles on a rebuild out of a 70 Mach 1 in it along with the driveshaft, new ford racing yoke, U joints etc.

I was a little nervous when it was time to start it but it roared to life the very second I turned the key. All in all a very good dayBig Grin

Next up radiator, new power steering pump, fuel tank and a few other odd and ends. The next door neighbor came by to check it out was and was liking the car big time. A little more time and money and it will be ready for the street.

Oh yeah, the transmission shifted into forward and reverse with no problems or apparent leaks. This site has helped be a bunch with this project, thanks folks.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - edelbrock rpm fuel pump - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 3.50 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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That's awesome! There's not much like the simultaneous trepidation and rush of adrenaline when lighting the fire on a new motor. I got to do that over the Thanksgiving weekend for my 91GT.

Congrats!
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Life in 71-73 world is good. Congratulations you must have done a great job.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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got a big grin readying that
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Thanks, I always crank on the engine off and on for few minutes with the coil wire unplugged to help build up a little oil pressure before lighting them off. I don't if it is good or bad but it makes me feel better :-}

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - edelbrock rpm fuel pump - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 3.50 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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Mikes73;101965 Wrote:Thanks, I always crank on the engine off and on for few minutes with the coil wire unplugged to help build up a little oil pressure before lighting them off. I don't if it is good or bad but it makes me feel better :-}

I've always used a spare shaft I made and drill during the build. There again like you, just makes me feel better!

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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stant;101963 Wrote:got a big grin readying that

Yeah reading this put a smile on my face too
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Congratulations! The first fire up is always a great feeling. Well done!

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
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stant;101963 Wrote:got a big grin readying that

Thanks, I think.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - edelbrock rpm fuel pump - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 3.50 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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