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  1. HI guys. I just stumbled on this forum. My car is a 73 mach 1. Bought it back when I was in highschool, sitting in a field with no motor or transmission for a whopping $600. It took me a few years to get it running, but eventually we got there. I drove it for several years and it got me through college and even did alright delivering pizzas for dominos. I ended up wrecking it when some guy pulled out in front of me. Bent the frame, totaled it, and I bought it back from the insurance company. I straightened the frame on it and replaced all the suspension and steering bits and some of the body. Life got in the way and the car sat for the past 9 or 10 years. I recently pulled the old girl out of the garage from under all the layers of junk and dust to get her going again. Replaced the carb and gas tank. Toyed with the timing and a couple other things and the engine fired right up. Thats about where I'm at now. She's running, I paid the 9 years back taxes and late fees and got tags. I'm waiting for the vapor fitting to arrive so I can get the gas tank up in her. I've ordered some parts from cjponyparts. And I'm scouring the internet trying to find some of the parts you can't buy, like the 73 bumper and headlight bezels.
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  2. For the life of me I can't figure out why no after market company has come up with an actual bolt in one piece export brace for the 71-73 cars.So here is part one of me doing it.I cut the ends off the factory braces and made new ends out of 1/8''. Now they bolt under the shock bracket and spacer,just like the 64-70 one piece braces.I'm going to wait to build the connector at the firewall because I have not yet settled on 1 or 2 carbs,air box or Ram Air,and there will most likely be clearance issues.so I will make it one piece after the carb situation is sorted.I chose to reinforce the stock shock mounts on the top with an 1/8 washer.If the car starts to beat out the bushings I will switch to the 67-70 shock mounts.I also have the rearend bump stops welded in.I used new bumpers for the front of the car,since bolting them in is easier.
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  3. We found mom a car yesterday. Its not a mach 1, or even a ford. She ended up going with the chevelle. The car she got to replace her mach 1 back in the 80s.
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  4. I used a compressor bracket that I found in ebay. If you search "York Sanden compressor bracket" you should find a bunch. I used the stock tensioner bracket with some modifications to fit around the compressor. For the steering cooler I made my own bracket from two L brackets attached to the top ears of the compressor. Hopefully these pictures help. PS: these pictures are from last year when I had the lines going through the front of the engine and then the passenger side. Now, after upgrading to the ACC system, I have them going through the driver's side and then crossing through the rear of the engine.
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  6. Took a drive down to a cruise in today, wanted to test my a/c out. Cruise in starts later then I remember, have not been there in a few years. So while I had the lot to myself thought I would take some new pictures. A/C works, not ice cold but comfortable. Will look into new condenser in the future. Am VERY happy with how the car is running, Summit 750 carb working great and good gas mileage.
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  7. Here she is as she sits today. Like I said, when I got it, there was nothing under the hood. So as I was buying parts 15-20yr ago, it was easier and cheaper to find performance parts rather than factory. I ended up with a 1969 remanufactured long block 351w, edlebrock performer intake, holley 4 barrel carb, aluminum radiator, underdrive pulleys, headers to dual exhaust, and a rebuilt C4 with a shift kit in it. I did most of the mechanical stuff already like brakes, suspension, steering. But given that last time I drove it, the guy pulled out in front of me and I couldn't stop fast enough, I'm really considering looking to upgrade my front discs and swap the rear over to discs. New gas tank with the sending unit and straps and stuff is sitting here in my living room. Waiting on the fedex man to bring the filler neck and vapor fitting before everything can go in. Rims and tires are styled like the newer mach1 wheels. Interior is still pretty much the original stuff. Its usable but not gonna win any awards. My current plan is get it back on the road and drive it around a bit and fix the little things as they come up to make it road worthy. Then swing by a body shop and see how much its going to run me to get all the body work done and get it looking right.
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