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Your top 5 7123 improvements
Hey folks!

I’m curious what you consider to be the best 5 upgrades to our cars. Could be for better drivability, performance, safety etc.

Let’s hear it! :-)

The top 5 mods for my car are:

1. Adding the coupe winder mechanisms to the fastback so the rear quarter windows roll down.
2. A small subtle reverse camera mounted near the passenger sun-visor that points back to the passenger side blind spot (way less stress when changing lanes or merging in a right hand drive country)
3. Replaced upper control arms with mid-1970's to mid-1980's Australian Ford Falcon control arms, these are exactly the same configuration as Mustang control arms but have rubber bushes rather than the Mustang metal on metal standard variety, so a softer ride and no more squeaking.
4. Disc brake conversion kit (got them, but not yet installed)
5. Plasma tail light globes that doubled the brake and blinker light output.

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1. Upgrade from FMX to Modern 5 Speed. Makes for an entirely different car and driving experience.
2. Upgrade front disc breaks to larger willwood set up. Really brings the car to a stop quickly.
3. Replace entire front suspension with new moog components including boxing in the lower control arms, a much larger anti-sway bar, and heavier 1” lowering springs. The car handles 100x better.
4. Upgrade my steering box to a quick ratio box.
5. Engine and rear end upgrades. Aussie 2v heads, cam, intake, etc and 3.70 locker rearend.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason

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Subframe connectors.
Disc brakes at 4 corners.
408 Stroker.
Electric exhaust cut outs.


1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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Lowering the center of gravity by lowering suspension.
Modern tires (usually means bigger rims)
LED dash lights
Electronic ignition (get rid of points)
Relays for the high beams

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"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:

Five things Hmmm, Only 5!
1/ Power steering.
2/ Power disc brakes up front. SSBC 4 piston.
3/ All LED or SMD lighting, inside and out.
4/ New front suspension, albeit stock replacement,
5/ Replaced all the fuel system to cope with Ethanol crap fuels. Fortunately I can still get most of my gas Ethanol free!!

I learn something new every day!
Hmmm... let's see, where to start (I can't stick with just 5... sorry).

1.  Replaced and repaired everything rusty and unserviceable (which was pretty much everything)
2.  Bored, Balanced, Blueprinted, and warmed up the 351C-2V with Edelbrock, CompCams, Holley, Hooker, Pypes, and other assorted go-fast goodies
3.  Replaced flogged FMX with an AOD and Global West subframe connectors
4.  Retrosound Model 2 AM/FM/USB/BT/iPod/Hands-Free stereo system and LED dash lights
5.  3-point modern belts, TMI Sport Seats, power windows & locks, quarter window roll-up kit, back-up camera, Classic Auto Air HVAC

Bonus: Cragar S/Ss, louvers, RCCI clock/tach conversion, replaced woodgrain with black carbon fiber vinyl.

Still to come:

Edelbrock E-Street EFI
H4 headlights and relay kit
MTX 10" Terminator subs and 400w amp


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my top 3 are...
complete rebuild of engine
complete rebuild of brakes
all new cooling sys including trans cooler..
next on list is full replacement of front susp stuff.
My Top 5. (Still working on #1)

#1 - Power 4 wheel Disc Brake conversion with all new stainless lines.
#2 - Total Control Products Front Coil Over Conversion, Subframe Connectors with Driveshaft Hoop, 4 Link Rear 9" with Track Lock.
#3 - Rack and Pinion/Or Quick Ratio Steering Box
#4 - Built 408 Stroker
#5 - Transmissioncenter.net AOD/4R70W Vacuum operated Overdrive Transmission, basically a 4R70W in an AOD Case with Vacuum Valve Body.

"I drank what?" - Socrates
Well, here’s my top 5 +1
1. Hit utility pole
2. Take to shop
3. Get engine rebuilt
4. Get new hood, fenders , bumper and all new front end components painted and replaced
5. Replace the 3 center gauges (just started working on this)
6. Pick up the car from shop and shred the tires!  Smile

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