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  1. One day, just for the hell of it, I looked at the Internet for any cool photos of our cars with girls, Models, if you will. Well, there's scads of late model cars with girls posing with them. There's scads of early model Mustangs with girls. But, I was suprised that there are few at best, of any '71-'73 Mustang photos with girls posted. Where is the love? I did find this one, which is cool, that I can share........
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  2. Shot I took in the garage today.
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  3. Hey all, I'm Cameron and I live outside Albuquerque, NM. I recently reacquired a 1971 Mustang convertible and am in the process of getting it road worthy. I was originally restored in about 1991 by my father. He was in the autobody industry from the time he was 14 years old and had his own shop from 86-05. The car was supposed to be my first car for high school but ended up too nice and he didn't want it destroyed in a high school parking lot. I ended up losing interest in the car and it sat in a garage for many years. We recently had it at our fabrication shop and again we had to do something with it. He wanted to sell it and I'm at a point now where I wanted to keep it and modify it to be a Sunday/summer cruiser. I took the car to a friend who went through it to get it running again so I can at least move it under its own power, and he just finished with it. Had to install a new fuel tank, fuel pump, float, spark plug wires, all fluids, and tune it. It runs super smooth. The car has a 351C that was swapped into it by the previous owner. My dad didn't do much engine work to it other than a new exhaust and basic maintenance. He was a hell of a body and paint guy though and with a light detail it will look like a show car again. I am hoping to build the 351 to make a little more power down the road and upgrade to disc brakes, maybe a more modern suspension, and install a nice stereo. I'm hoping to learn a lot about these cars because I haven't done much research until now. First upgrade I need to do is new wheels and tires. I want to get rid of the ugly American Racing wheels that were put on in the 90s and desperately need new tires, these are from around 1991. I'm open to suggestions. I'm going for the restomod look since the car is far from original colors and not numbers matching. I've been looking at US Mags Rambler U121 which are black with a polished lip or the same wheel U111 in gunmetal grey. Looking to go 18x9.5 in the back with 5.25 back spacing and 18x8 in the front with 4.5 back spacing. Anyone know if this will work?
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  4. It is oversized. Grab-A-Trak makes the swaybar.
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  6. +1 On DSOM! Have you hot a link ti where you found the board? Mike
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  7. I screwed around making a transmission cooler line standoff / clamp. I have an aluminum radiator and wanted something more secure to hold the lines.
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  8. Finally I got Sallys Mach 1 back. I hired a pissed off attorney, tow truck, 3 big guys (Gweedo's ;-) and demanded it back through the Sheriff. I gave the date and time we would be there and it was setting out by the road when I got there. The damn pussys didnt even come out to meet us, HuH. Was 7.5 months of bulls%%T and wasted time. Im out 5k because they didnt do there work. I will let the attorney handle that part of there crap. I got a picture (one side) of the strip and epoxy primer before I payed, guess what they did? They stripped and epoxy primed one half the car and thats the pictured I received. David...... I Took your approach and decided if need be? I would beat the living crap out of them :-) These scammers are really good and operate in Nampa Idaho. Be more than happy to share there names. Wish I had social media to hammer them some. They dont have a web site or I would do it there.
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  9. With good stock style bushings in your struts, sway bars, control arms, idler arm, plus good ball joints, steering gear, pitman arm and rag joint you will be surprised how well your Mustang will corner. I've always enjoyed driving fast, whether straight line or corners, I got started with a go kart when I was about 15 years old, geared up top speed was 96 mph, geared down was a blast on the track. There's a nicely curved road that runs from Reno to Virginia City that I had driven many times and I gave it a go right after I got my Mustang in good running condition, with my wife holding down the passenger seat. It was faster than I had ever been able to run it with three older Mustangs (64.5, 65 & 68). Fastest enough that my wife told me that she would never ride on that road with me again in the Mustang. So, were it me, I would get the front and rear suspensions in good condition and properly aligned and see if it corners good enough for you. If not, then start throwing dollars at it and let us know how much improvement you get for each dollar spent.
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  10. Don't put poly bushings on the strut rods, they will eventually fracture. I suggest the higher durometer number rubber bushings from Global West. I can't speak to the use of "fancy" strut rods, I've never tried them. Chuck
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  11. Today, I took a few more new pics of my Mach 1. Here's three, but checkout my garage for others.
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  13. Play nice you two. Not everyone has an original car whether a survivor or concourse resto. Obviously Auto likes what he has or sees. Dave you are obviously proud of your highly optioned hardly driven original car. But you both agree you like the 71-73 body style. Encouraging newer members is a good thing. If you want to point out flaws to someone do it in private message. Or just leave it alone. Make the hobby fun, too many guys have ruined the hobby and ran clubs into the ground. Found the common ground and respect each other.
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  14. I didn't use a kit, I just replaced my bulbs with the 194 style wedge based bulbs. I used 5k pure white LEDs and left my defusers in. My car only has 20K factory miles on it and it seems to have spent most of it's 41 years of life sitting in garages. The LEDs do make a HUGE difference, considerably brighter. I was able to go from not being able to tell my dash lights were on sitting in my garage with just the garage door opener light on, to being able to clearly see the soft blue-ish white hue of them on. That being said there were a few things of note: LEDs are a Polar component, so you need to be careful about orientation when you put them in. I ended up marking my flex circuit with positive and negative and checking each LED as I installed it. If you bulb sockets are corroded that can cause issues with the LEDs. RockAuto sells new sockets, 2 for $3 I think. I ended up buying a ton extra on accident because I thought they were 1 for $3, whoops. The potentiometer in the headlight switch can very easily become corroded and lower the max voltage to the instrument cluster lighting, you'll want to try and clean this up as much as possible. When I started mine had a standing resistance of almost 30 ohms! This doesn't seem like a lot, but for something that's supposed to be basically a dead short when all the way on, it's considerable. Some time with a small wire brush and contact cleaner took this down to about 2 ohms. Much better! And more intensity to the lights. In my opinion, totally worth it! Simple upgrade, cheap, and effective. I can't speak for the colored LEDs, but get them from a good supplier and I can't imagine you'd have any major problems.
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