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Tim's 1973 Mach 1 rebuild thread

thank you very much for the great compliments! I appreciate that very much and I am happy that you enjoy my work and writings.

The community is also very helpful to improve my English Wink

I will do my very best and keep you up to dated, guys!


Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
You do nice work that engine looks great. Everything you did was really great. Wicked cool car and nice pics.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride Big Grin Frank

thank you very much for the compliments - I will go on... Smile


Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
Fantastic build thread with story and photos!

Really enjoyed reading along one of the best journals
on this site.

Be Proud


thank you very much for your kind words and compliments!

That makes me happy and motivates even more to go on!


Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
While waiting for a lots of parts from the States I care for the little things in life Wink

Had restored my space saver tire inflator I got from Epay and wrote a little tutorial about it for all of you:



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Looks nice, right Wink ?!?

This weekend I had a great road-trip to Mike in Luxembourg and I did not come back with empty hands. From a friend of Mike I got some fine treasures I put on my RAM...

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That bumper is WAY better than my original one... thumb

As I came home from my long trip - I love driving through the night - I found some parts which has arrived in the meantime - yippieeeeh Big Grin

The work will go on!

Rare connector for charcoal canister to ram air filter
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New qualitiy harness for the alternator
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Kit for my original Motorcraft 70 AMP alternator
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Spring for my space saver bottle
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Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
Wow Tim wish you were here. I have the dash on my 73 vert torn to pieces. Took all the bad wiring out the pervious owner had added and am scratching my head on some things. I wish you were here with your knowledge of just doing it. Had to buy a tilt turn signal like you did off ebay yesterday to fix my broken one. Great work and keep us informed on your ongoing build.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??

thank you. Yes, I would be glad to meet you and help you out. I went through mine last year and experienced a lot. It wasn't that bad - the previous owner added a bunch of cables which were wired horrifying but he did not touch the original connectors and plugs so I could restore it all to original specs with some new wire in between...


Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
Hi guys,

unfortunately my job pays his tribute and I have not that much of time I want to have the last weeks...

So in the little time I had I went over the power steering pump, the original 3-row-radiator and the original fan shroud. In parallel I restored a spoiler for my father's vert I came across luckily and finished our motorhome for my wife and me.

By restoring the radiator and wanting to get it back in the engine bay I discovered I need some new lower radiator support brackets (they are too bad), have to rewire a new spring for the lower radiator hose (it came out into many pieces) and have to buy some new concourse correct hoses because I have only a mixture of original ones and newer not correct ones. So I did a sweeping blow and bought another bunch of new parts on your continent waiting for getting home to daddy and his little mustang...

For the power steering pump: for all you interested people I created a tutorial in which you have a detailed step by step how-to for rebuilding you pump to original specs:


Have fun and success thumb


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Fan shroud before:

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I stripped it with paint stripper because it was painted with some horrible brushed lacquer. After stripping I painted it with some heat resistant satin black lacquer. The same with the radiator - now it looks like new!

That's me by sanding the spoiler for daddy's vert - there I am still laughing...

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Installing the repopped stands on the spoiler was a PITA! They had to be fitted for the deck lid and it's concave top curve - 3 hours of hammering, bending, filing and painting... But the happiness of my dad was worth it!

And this is lucky dad (shot the photo) with lucky mom after re-installed spoiler - the vert had one installed long time ago so he is happy to have one back there!

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Looking good or am I wrong... Wink !?!


Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
First, I want to say this is a great thread and you seem to be coming along with your project!

Second- Can you please direct me to the exact brand of "heat resistant satin black lacquer" that you used? After the rebuild and repaint of my engine I need to refinish my fan shroud. Thanks a million!
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