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Tim's 1973 Mach 1 rebuild thread
#21
Hi boys,

thank you very much for the kind words and that you enjoy my work - that builds my courage up for more...

I will keep you up to dated!

Tim

Tim

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#22
Tim that is a really cool car and I must say it is in very good hands. You are doing a fabulous job of giving it a great renewed life and it sounds like it's paying you back with lots of enjoyment. I can only imagine how awesome it would be to drive such a beast on those beautiful roads in your stunning country. It must also be a treat for everyone to see and hear an old muscle car in Europe. I do feel bad for your fuel costs over there but I guess it's worth it. Happy to see there are plenty of Mustang lovers out there. Great job on the build and I'm hoping to see more shots of your car at events.

Angelo
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#23
Yup, ain't nothing like scaring the crap outta small Euro trash cars on the Autobahn. Big Grin

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#24
Wide-body71;222156 Wrote:Tim that is a really cool car and I must say it is in very good hands. You are doing a fabulous job of giving it a great renewed life and it sounds like it's paying you back with lots of enjoyment. I can only imagine how awesome it would be to drive such a beast on those beautiful roads in your stunning country. It must also be a treat for everyone to see and hear an old muscle car in Europe. I do feel bad for your fuel costs over there but I guess it's worth it. Happy to see there are plenty of Mustang lovers out there. Great job on the build and I'm hoping to see more shots of your car at events.

Angelo

Angelo,

thank you for your great words and compliments!

Yes, you are right - it is my greatest pleasure to give it back it's old shine. For me it is priceless to drive on a sunny day through the country and have every time a travel into the past. I love everything about it - the feel, the sound, the smell and more. It is like driving a big bad dinosaur back to the 70s. The 71-73 Mustangs are not often seen here so it is something very special. So I am happy to see everybody who has fun of seeing me drive by - and there are a lot. That is quite cool and let me forget about the high fuel costs - that's woth it!

Hope to see some progress on your build soon, too, my friend!

Tim

luxstang;222230 Wrote:Yup, ain't nothing like scaring the crap outta small Euro trash cars on the Autobahn. Big Grin

Hehehe, that's right. Never forget the moment when I drove a little race with my buddy and his 1969 Mach 1 on the german autobahn last year at about 120 mph as a modern Mercedes convertible driver reached out both his thumbs when we made a little slower and he could pass us again and again... Big Grin

Had a little paint job over these days... Wink

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Tim

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#25
Now that I am ill with a bad flu at home it is now time to update here Wink

Unfortunately I am very busy in other things at the same time so I do not make progress as I want at the moment. But enough weeping - here are the results from the last weeks since my last post.

First I have finished grinding and making all the transitions to pull 2 coats of anti-rust primer with a spray gun over it. First picture freshly painted, the second after a few days.

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After through drying the whole thing a few days I grab the spray gun once more to lay 2 coats of semi-gloss black over it. I am satisfied with it - a good preparatory work is always worth while! First picture freshly painted, the second after a few days.

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Now for the tiny things in life Wink

All parts were grinded with different brushes to bare metal before being coated with semi-gloss laquer!

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After that I took a great shot on an ebay auction - an original 5-blade fan. A little overhauled it will gets it's place on the Clevo instead the original 4-blade - more is more Big Grin


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And Don sends me constantly new packages - I don't know why... Big Grin


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The next steps will be putting back the engine and put the periphery all together. This will include the rebuild of the power steering pump and the alternator and the exchange of some electrics in the front with new parts. After reassembling this all I will start with the upper bodywork what means: GRINDING - till the fingers will bleed... Oh yeah!

Tim

Tim

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#26
Nice progress Tim, it's going to look really good when you're done

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#27
Wow Tim, excellent rebuild and information, only one thing confuses me is the fitting of a lambda sensor, can you explain how this helps and how it is hooked up, I'm sure they would not have been on the original cars.

I'm glad you talked about Ohio Mustangs, I've never ordered from them but am reassured by your post of such great service. Thanks Smile

John
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#28
jbojo;227994 Wrote:Nice progress Tim, it's going to look really good when you're done

Thank you, Jbojo, very appreciated!

John,

thank you Smile

Ok, let's go - that thing with the lambda sensor is not original to our cars, that's right.

With this I am able to overwatch my exhaust gases and so the settings of my carb, the response and the fuel consumption of my car in the end. It is a quick possibility to fine-tuning your settings on the street after doing a good base setting after a rebuilt or other important steps on your engine which changes it's performance.

I have bought this set

http://www.ebay.de/itm/INNOVATE-DB-LED-W...4613a45c6c

and the fitting for the headers was included in that kit too.

And with Don from Ohio Mustang:

I can absolutely recommend his parts and his service! He is very quick, his packages are bombproof and the parts are normally in 1-2 weeks at your door in Europe! He responds always fast and comprehensive to your questions. The parts he sells are from the best available reproductions. But he has also a huge bunch of used parts - always have a quick-check with him is not a mistake if you need something new or used Wink

Hope that helped,

Tim

uk1973;227997 Wrote:Wow Tim, excellent rebuild and information, only one thing confuses me is the fitting of a lambda sensor, can you explain how this helps and how it is hooked up, I'm sure they would not have been on the original cars.

I'm glad you talked about Ohio Mustangs, I've never ordered from them but am reassured by your post of such great service. Thanks Smile

John

Tim

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#29
IT'S IN Big Grin

How cool is that!?!

I am happy dancebanana

Another milestone of my project is finished...

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Tim

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#30
I very much enjoy reading your build thread. I know English is a second language but you do very well. The minimal differences in word choice along with the telling of the story as you go, plus the detailed "how to" makes this among the best build threads on the site.

Good job, good work, and good writing. Keep the posts coming.

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