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  1. .... the mirror fell off during the trip. ....and battery was flatter than a witches tit He arrived yesterday ... so I'm BACK ! ! ! ! The only real items that are exciting my OCD is... the shifter seems looser than my green one, passenger door is tight - it needs a little more heft to shut it (all the weatherstrip is new I noticed) The ignition leads are a bit yukky -- I'm swapping those Fuel filter close to carb has a slow drip - pipe is a bit perished Nice bits It is clear that this has been super loved No oil -trans-differential leaks ... I always ha
    7 points
  2. I was looking around facebook market place and saw some 71 - 73 parts. After getting in touch I found out he had sold his Mustang collection and now selling parts he has stage 4 cancer. So I am going to hook up and we can do some drives in the mountains and make his heart race a few more times before he goes. It makes me so sad to see these. They sell their cars because family does not want and they need the money just to live a few more days. I will post up any parts he has after we meet up. Life is too short for sure.
    5 points
  3. Today, I took a few more new pics of my Mach 1. Here's three, but checkout my garage for others.
    5 points
  4. ... after more than 3 years of hard, hard restoration work (see my pictures in the GARAGE section) I enjoy with my wonderful wife the power and beauty of our orange 1971 C351-4V RAM AIR MACH 1 just anywhere on the road. This car was forgotten for a long time -burried in a dark garage for 31 (!) years long- and now this MACH 1 is on the road again. Loud and proud. I took these pictures ON THE ROAD in the last months in Switzerland where we live ... we share this with you and we hope you can feel the good vibrations of our MACH 1 world ...
    5 points
  5. Up and running at last. Primed the oil and fuel and fired it up for the first time yesterday. Started on the first crank and after a slight timing adjustment, runs great. Went for a spin round the block today. Still a few things to tidy up, wheel alignment, brake bleed and check all the electrical after the complete re-wire, full tune-up etc. Took a bit longer on the final assembly as the car came in pieces and being my first Mustang, I learnt the hard way which pieces need to go in first. Some of the reproduction items also don't fit exactly but with adjustments it all came together well. One
    5 points
  6. Thought I would share a few shots of my 71 and my wife's 70 that she did the majority of the work on herself.
    5 points
  7. Hey guys, just a quick note to thank Ohio Mustang Supply for continuing to help support the forums by advertising with us! Don and Erin have been with us since day 1 and it would be hard to name anyone more knowledgeable about parts for our cars! Please be sure to check out Ohio Mustang Supply when you need parts and pass their name along when you see others asking for Mustang parts! Please, give all of our sponsors a shot before you shop elsewhere! Thank you! https://ohiomustang.com/
    5 points
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  9. These photos were taken over the past few years. I'm fortunate to get so many opportunities to get photos of my toys with vintage aircraft!
    4 points
  10. Goes back to what I have said all along. "It's your car build it however you want" I can appreciate a concourse correct car but it really does nothing for me. But that being said I drive and enjoy my car in a different way that someone who takes the time to do a concourse restoration. To each his own. You know they say they are only original once, so once you change or restore anything the all original is out the window. Personally I don't have the patience to do a concourse restoration. this Mustang was at the 2019 Pigeon forge rod run. Absolutely beautiful car, but said he would not drive i
    4 points
  11. I will say that pointing out differences over original vs modded is not a strike against any great looking car. To each their own. But it is important to keep the knowledge of how these cars were original equipped alive and encouraged. Many original equipment/packages on these cars are not obvious to most. And we who try and keep up with this info are always learning! I personally like many original and modded 71-3 Mustangs. Ray
    4 points
  12. I have broken up my Mach1 project into 5 sections: rear end (trunk, bumper, tail, etc), interior, engine bay, undercarriage and then body/paint. Today I declared my engine bay part finished ( well we all know we are NEVER finished but...). Last week while I had house painters here (with hands) I had them help me remove my hood so I could paint the underside. it was full of surface rust and crud. of course I never think to take "before" pictures but you all know what I mean. Ram air was intact, just needed paint and new actuators that actually work!! First time I ever sprayed automotive
    3 points
  13. Well it has come time for our cars to start celebrating their 50th Birthdays. Mine rolled off the Metuchen NJ assembly line on October 8, 1970.
    3 points
  14. I media blasted my exhaust manifolds in preparation for paint. Before/after photo.
    3 points
  15. Well, that depends upon where in 'merica you are. If in Boston, it'd be "meer-aahh" Down south, that'd "mur-rur" On Long Island, it'd be "meeaah -ruh" In, NYC, it'd be on the table with white lines and razor blades...
    3 points
  16. Not very often I can be the first one to post in a new subforum. But saw this open up and figured I would share my little project with the car over the last little bit. The car had been sitting in a garage with a cover for many years, and the paint was feeling kinda gritty so it definately needed some love. So I ended up picking up a clay bar to decontaminate the paint, and then took some time with a polisher and some friends to finish it up. The clay I used was the chemical guys medium clay with their clay luber. It took likely the whole afternoon to go over the car and the whole bottle of lu
    3 points
  17. I'm a clay bar guy as well. These photos were taken after clay bar and waxing the car. Last painted 1994 or 1995.
    3 points
  18. Not 71 related, but too happy to keep it for me! :) The 73 has its new jacket on! Yeeehaaah! It took only decades to get to this point :) Hard to catch the 2 green metallic as they are in real under this lighting with phone but this baby should look pretty ok with all the trim polished to chrome like back on! Tomorrow afternoon, I'll go place back on locks, door handles etc.. to drive it back home. If only it could stop rain just for an hour so I could see it by daylight...
    3 points
  19. 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.
    3 points
  20. Same here. I do get her help when bleeding the brakes as long as the temperature is right and she has internet access and it is not too late and it doesn't take too long and it doesn't smell like oil and it is not in the middle of her TV shows and the mood is right!
    3 points
  21. two months ago, my son donated me a professional photo shoot. I like to share these pictures with you. Cheers Frank
    2 points
  22. Very nice pics John, It looks way better now than it did wearing a light pole or whatever you hit!! Love the color.
    2 points
  23. Just a little update I’ve been so busy working on it and not filming as much as I wanted for a video. got the beast in the shop and had the suspension removed and placed on a dolly. then hand sanded the doors deck lid one fender (have a new one for the other side) and the hood so I could get them primed. currently waiting on all new suspension! Get it back to rolling again. also rebuilt my hurst shifter! like I said lots of work...def not losing steam... just getting started ...
    2 points
  24. Hi Geoff speeding is possible with a classic Mustang too. A friend of mine was a little bit in a hurry on his way home in his 69 Mach1. The scale on the speedometer wasn't enough. By the way, it wasn't illegal. Happened in Germany on an unlimited Autobahn. Cheers Frank VID-20191017-WA0005.mp4
    2 points
  25. Well, it's in. Looks good enough for the girls I go with. Job done.
    2 points
  26. My dear, dear friend and awesome forum member ... there may be an alternative to Halfords rattle can. You look at yer Marti to see what original colour was... Get yours driveable without the detailing and chrome capping I get me guns and compressor out ...(no rude comments) Get it at my place I stick mine under a tarp I wrap the interior of my garage in 3M 1.2mtr wide polyurethane sheet Mask your glass and other bits Put your car in Block the body flat Tak wrag the thing to death Bring internal temp to 40°C - bake car
    2 points
  27. Here are a few photos of my '73 Mach 1. It still has the original Q code block. Heads are dated 1970. They are 4V quenched heads. She's a blast to drive.
    2 points
  28. Thanks Ray, I agree and when I had my ‘65 concours trailer queen, I remember every time I took it out....it was white knuckle. That’s why when I picked my ‘72, I wanted to enjoy the car and take it out for cruises without having my blood pressure elevated the entire drive. I intentionally choose to have these aesthetic modifications done (I didn’t cut or drill holes etc. so the next guy or gal can return it to stock if he or she wants). I also got tired of people walking up to my ‘65 and telling me what they thought was wrong, my favorite was when they said the fender bolts had the w
    2 points
  29. Perhaps it was not appropriate to talk here about my private problems, sorry if I acted wrongly. Thank you Droptop73 :) I just want to add something. For me, nothing can or will replace this famous site that is 7173mustangs.com, certainly not FB or any other social medium. The relationship we have here has nothing to do with the rest, here it's more between friends, or even family. I will continue to support this site that I have now known for about 8 years, where I have learned a lot, and will continue to learn more.
    2 points
  30. I know, it’s been awhile....no less respect for this Mustang generation or the folks that love them! Been having some serious fun despite the travel restrictions imposed upon us this year. No trips to the USA, but we got out in our own back yard a bit. 😊 New PB since the last post...10.85 at 121 mph - 1.41 60ft.
    2 points
  31. My 1971 Mach 1, 429 SCJ, was assembled at the Dearborn plant on 12/11/70, sold on May 14, 1971 in Conover, North Carolina. But the original owner was killed in 1975. So, the Mustang was put in storage and sat unmolested until 1990. It was then completely disassembled (down to a bare shell) and remained that way until 2015 when I purchased it. Took 5 years to rebuild, restore, and reassemble. Finally, in 2020, after 44 years, it's back on the road again where it belongs.
    2 points
  32. Here is what I used when my mirror stub fell off... https://www.permatex.com/products/specialized-maintenance-repair/rearview-mirror-repair/permatex-rearview-mirror-adhesive-kit/?locale=en_us
    2 points
  33. Of all the adhesives for affixing the rear view mirror, the longest lasting one for me is the "kit" produced by Permatex and sold at NAPA.
    2 points
  34. Just had her 50th a couple of months ago. Built on August 14, 1970 at Dearborn Assembly Plant. 1971 model year production began there on August 3, 1970, making this a very early (1,779th Ford) build. Sold to her first owner at Richards-Heath Ford, Villa Rica, Georgia, on September 25, 1970.
    2 points
  35. I sold my 69 Mach 1 last month and am looking around for a nice 71/72 Mustang. The other day I put deeper dish Torq Thrusts on my Challenger.
    2 points
  36. So glad to have this done! all sorts of goodies New rebuild kit (bearings, needles, seals, gaskets, o-rings, synchros, snap rings) New 2nd, 3rd, 4th (input) gear New 1-2 and 3-4 slider assembly Had it sand blasted down to bare cast, primed and sealed with duplicolor engine paint (cast iron color) Filled with fresh 80w-90. First time every doing this, huge thanks to you guys as well as the “work bench how to” books.
    2 points
  37. A few of my related archived pics. I have more but would need to look harder to locate. :) That #25 car is the Tope car when owned and raced by Bill Maier, owner of a very well-known 'repopper' Shelby fiberglass body parts business. When I visited with him back in the late 70's/early 80's, he mentioned he had some extra fiberglass fenders/flare kits for that car and could make some more if needed. At t hat time - he was transitioning his racing the the NEW Fox body Mustang for his racing. Anyway, I think his son runs the business now. Bill passed away quite a few years ago. Nice guy.
    2 points
  38. You’re also the reason many youth stay away from classic cars, don’t take this the wrong way.
    2 points
  39. Greetings from Heidelberg in Germany Klaus ;-)
    2 points
  40. my car just got back from the body shop and the hood graphics came out fantastic. I supplied them with the stencil from graphics express and they came out great. Compare that to David Fowler's 73 unrestored original and it looks great.
    2 points
  41. Add a 15" subwoofer, 200W amp and play 90's rap crap at full volume. Worked for my brother-in-law several times. Mike
    2 points
  42. Great day! Primer and satin black for interior, engine bay, and underneath.
    2 points
  43. Yer policy is not real effective if you let me in! Well, I'm definitely an exception! Seems to be lots of folks in the Michigan / Ohio region. I'm between Toledo and Detroit. I see guys from Oregon, Nebraska, and Texas too. Great! Somebody to find us rust-free sheet metal!! Took a pic of what I drug home. Yes, the wheels have GOT to go!! Thanks to all for the warm welcome!
    2 points
  44. Yeah, here's the latest in buffer technology, the buffer wheels on this should take care of all those wrinkles
    2 points
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