[attachment=4422Hello all, I just picked up a Wimbledon white 73 vert. 78k now 79k documented miles. 302, c4, 3.00 gears.
ps, pb with front discs. power windows, non working ac. needs new or repaired door panels and repaired or replaced seat upholstery. Any direction on those items would be great. I did have an issue with the carb today, the linkage was locked up, I freed it up by opening the choke butterfly and jiggling things around, the problem seems to be internal. I was thinking of ditching the carb and adding an edelbrock 500 and one of their intakes. again any input would be appreciated.
I owned a 71 Mach 1 from 1977 till about 1983. had a 302 with manual steering and power nothing. regarding the new car from what I had expected to what I found was that the car rides better and is more solid and planted feeling than I expected, it accelerates effortlessly. It has a nicely done dual exhaust system with some sort of stainless bullet mufflers that have a pleasing sound. something I didn't think about before hand was the amount of attention the car gets. After I thought about it, its only the second 73-73 vert that Ive ever seen. The owner threw in a ram air hood already painted the correct color if I decide to go that way. Oh yea I didn't remember how low you sit and how huge the hood looks from the drivers seat, but that's all part of the fun
New to the forum. I've got a 1972 Mach 1 that I've had since high school. Currently, it's in storage in Montana but I'll have it with me when my shop is finished. In any event, I'm looking forward to checking out some other folk's rides!
Hi all, I'm a Kiwi living in Australia and tend to spend my days off working on old cars. Since I've moved here I've managed to collect a couple of Mustangs. The '71 Fastback is a 10 footer with a good rust free body. I'm actually in the middle of stripping it down for a repaint (colour change to Bright Red)
Hello from New Jersey,
I have owned two Mustangs, both were 1972 Mach 1's. Both were 351's but my favorite was the H.O. I had. I do not currently own a Mustang but I am on the lookout to purchase another 1972 H.O. Mach 1. Looking forward to visiting here often.
Hey everybody, new to the forum. I own a 72 coupe. Nothing special, just a 302 with a C4. Currently in the process of getting her back on the road. I used to drive it in high school but after I went to college she sat for ten years. After starting some body work, I noticed the right quarter panel was rotted through. I'm a diy guy. If I can do it myself I'm gonna try. So after consulting with some guys and watching countless youtube videos I went for it. Pretty happy with the results. I've also changed the suspension, fuel tank, and I have the radiator ready to go as soon as the electric fans get here. The 302 sounds healthy so no major mods to that as long as it's reliable. The C4 is gonna get replaced with a T5. My best friend has a 69 Mach 1 and he just did the swap. The first tranny he got was bad so he gave it to me so I can rebuild it and use it for my swap. Anyways I'm looking forward to learning from you guys and hope I have a few things to contribute as well.
Was doing some research about a rather fugly 73 Mach 1 I recently got a hold of at what I think to be a decent price when I found this forum. I must say the knowledge contained herein is astounding. I'm sure that a little time combing through the forum and asking the right questions and I will be well on my way to getting this car looking the way it should.
I am NOT new to forums, I am on many. I am currently saving up to get a 71 Mach 1. I have always loved these ugly ducklings since they first came out in the 70's. Now that I am old as dirt, I can finally add one to my stable.
I am looking for some information about these cars, as I have ZERO specific knowledge about these vintage Mustangs. I do, However, Know ALOT about OBD1 Fords. I have a 94 Bronco I have rebuilt from ground up and am just about finished with it. So I have a few Questions for those of you who have one of these cars.
1.) What are the major weakness's of this model?
2.) What idiot lights does this car have?
3.) What are the parts availability like in general? Is there anything needed that no one makes.
4.) What does a paint job typically cost if the body is rust free and has a half way decent paint job on it already.
5.) What are the most worthwhile upgrades? Rack & Pinion? Coil Over? 4 Link rear?
6.) Was Power Brakes an Option? Or did they all come with Manual Brakes?
7.) What is a Sport Roof car? Is that without the louvers and wing?
So I have spotted a car for sale locally for a fairly reasonable price. Its fully funcitonal, paint is in OK condition. It has a couple of minor trouble spots where the roof was repaired with Lead probably 15-20 years ago and its starting to oxidize under the paint. The engine is a 351C. It originally had a 302, but was swapped at some point. Engine is very clean, no signs of any leaks. It has long tube headers already and glass packs. They look pretty old, but are in decent condition. It drives pretty good, but has manual steering and manual drum brakes, and NO A/C. I am pretty familiar with the brake upgrade, A/C conversion, and Power Steering upgrade, so those arent a problem. It has a C6 transmission. The underside looks pretty nasty, but it is a driver not a show car.
Looking at the price of upgrading brakes, A/C, and Power Steering, I am looking at about $3500. I just dont know if this car is worth it. So I am still looking. Maybe I will find one with at least A/C.
So my plan is, to just make sure everything works as it is, fix what crops up after driving it a while. Eventually, I would like to blast it or have it dipped, and do a full paint job on it, Rack and Pinion Upgrade, Coil Overs, 4 link Fab9 rear, Coyote Swap, with 6R80 trans. But before I get to that point, I want to live with it like it is for a few years and work on the suspension bit by bit.
For the coyote swap, do they make conversion motor mounts that bolt to the stock location? Or do you have to get a new complete front cross member/suspension unit like the Rod and Custom Coil over/rack and pinion kit.
If you have to go this route, thats fine, I just dont want to do any other upgrades that I will have to do again later on.
Hey guys, I've found lots of helpful information on this site, so I decided to join! Everything I've seen has been positive. I have a 71 Mustang hardtop that is completely stock. I'm wanting to add a little to it, and make it my own. I look forward to getting some other opinions and help with my little project!