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  1. David, think again about what you've written - all of it. It's all part of a conversation, not just pot shots here and there. Based on all of that, you're basically throwing rocks at people who disagree with your opinion of what people should actually do, and/or those aren't interested in your [overpriced] car (Hey, you so much as admitted to it - tell me I'm wrong). Calling most people 'talkers and not doers.' That kind of pisses me off. I'm sorry, but I didn't exactly 'talk' my car back together. What I didn't already know, I learned here and by actually doing it myself. So many o
    9 points
  2. two months ago, my son donated me a professional photo shoot. I like to share these pictures with you. Cheers Frank
    8 points
  3. Shot I took in the garage today.
    8 points
  4. .... 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
  5. Today, I took a few more new pics of my Mach 1. Here's three, but checkout my garage for others.
    7 points
  6. Just wanted to share my windshield installation. I notice a couple of other post but there wasn’t much for the front windshield. I hope this will help someone in the future. Some of the prep work I did first was to recoat the two window rest brackets. They originally had a rubber coating on them that was dried out and brittle. I consider different ways to replace it and ended up deciding to use Plasti Dip rubber coating. I dipped each rest 4 times to build up a nice layer. Next, I checked the window frame area to make sure all areas were smooth and clean. I finished up by replacing a
    7 points
  7. I'll take a lawyer over a hypocrite any day of the week.
    7 points
  8. Hey guys, every year again... Oh, wait, it's been two years since then... Sorry guys, I had to wait on the paint guy that long... Diseases and illness of him and many other not Mustang-related things took their time until everything fitted together like a guy and his Mustang! There were times I did not think I will be able to see a result in years! And there were times I weren't be able to hear the word "Mustang"! But: I am back! Tadaaaa! It's cold, ähem, gold outside, everywhere, just in time for christmas! My hard work on the panels has paid off! I
    6 points
  9. 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.
    6 points
  10. Heres my attempt to video my install of the Hood Lock Kit (32 piece from Ohio Mustang Supplies) since I was not able to find any YouTube videos on this...don't hate... I'm just a learning as I go and sharing back what I am in case someone else can use it -) https://youtu.be/T0qUKwTL43g
    6 points
  11. [/url] This one's not virus related, but funny, anyway
    6 points
  12. I'm now back in operation as of Feb. 23, 2020.
    6 points
  13. Brad lived in California and was a lifelong environmentalist. He was sick of the world; of Covid-19, Brexit, Russian belligerence, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines. Brad drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station, started the car and revved it to a slow idle. Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car. She notified the emergency
    5 points
  14. 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
  15. ... 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
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  17. 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
  18. I'm a clay bar guy as well. These photos were taken after clay bar and waxing the car. Last painted 1994 or 1995.
    5 points
  19. 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
  20. Been a while since I last posted an update on the Grabber Lime Mach. Am working my way through the interior and now have the headliner and roof moldings in, the dash has been painted and installed, and just finished up putting the package tray and moldings back in. Will be working on the sail panels, interior quarter panels, installing the rear window and rear seats next.
    5 points
  21. If they quoted you $3K find another shop. Chuck
    5 points
  22. This is my version of my 71 Sportsroof. Has 460 with C6 and 3.73:1 rear end. 3 1/2 years of work and 99.95% done. This is dedicated to my brother.
    5 points
  23. My Mustang club hosted a get-together for members at a local airport. Here's a shot of my mighty Mach with a vintage jet.
    5 points
  24. I've said this before on another entry............The new cars do everything better than our old cars,....but who cares? Nobody. Real car people, or, at least "car people", as I have defined in my mind, don't mind the tinkering, the lack of knowlegeable mechanics at their local garage, or the having to special order darned near everything, including tires, for their cars. Others are leasing new cars, perhaps for write-off purposes or maybe work related, but leasing is not owning, it's like dating. Leasing you can walk away from the relationship without being committed to it. Still others, hav
    5 points
  25. Thanks for all the kind words. I have had those NOS stripes in my closet since 1985. In the picture note that I have used as many original parts as I can. Original 71 Magnum 500s, original Ford spoilers and mounts, front clips all Ford stuff, the Fenders, hood, hood locks, ram air system, grille, and of course the bumper. Rear bumper and hood locks were re-plated. These parts were not original on this car, but they are original. Kcmash
    5 points
  26. On the 8th May 1945 many of your Parents and Grandparents saw Nazi unconditional surrender marking the end of WW2 in Europe. Without the help of our colonial cousins, we'd be goose stepping our kids to school and speaking German. We'll never forget the US contribution from your Air, Sea and Land forces to reboot freedom for all. thank you Over here on this side of the Atlantic, despite lock-down, we're celebrating this day ... and celebrating you . All the best Al
    5 points
  27. Ok, with some help from google streetview I am able to put up now and then comparison pics! Year 1857 1870's, same location as the photo above The above two photo's now: 1870's The above photo now: 1870's The above photo now: 1870's The above photo now: 1870's The above photo now: 1870's The above photo now: 1870's The above photo now: between 1870 to 1890 (photo taken from the poppet head of the next photo down) The above photo now:
    5 points
  28. I think this pretty much covers it all. Unlike COVID-19 - I'm thinking this one's run its course. Thread locked.
    5 points
  29. I thought I would start a new thread to cover this subject. Probably over two years ago one of the members ask me to do a rub off of my original Ford painted NASA hood. I did and they made a wrap for their hood. Since then Hemikiller, Dennis got in touch with me. He has the CAD to scan and reverse engineer a stencil that will match my factory layout. Yes every hood is slightly different you cannot be perfect and do your job in about 2 min. on the assembly line. Mine is cocked and hopefully he can adjust the CAD to make the stencil centered and up to you to keep it there. Dennis sent me
    5 points
  30. Tony, that is just WRONG ... that work bench is too clean and nice looking It needs to have crap piled all over it :chin: or is that just me :whistling:
    5 points
  31. My money says those two are LS boys. With the 357C they used a high RPM intake with a low RPM cam. :chin: I tested a "Track Boss" intake in the late 80s on a Boss 302. It lost ET and MPH, put the stock intake back on and the power came back. Their definitive assertion that 351C 2V was the head for the street I found amusing. I also laughed out loud when they said the 4V was only good for a race engine turning 7500-8500 RPM. It may have something to do with Edelbrock only making a 351C 2V head. I wish I'd known that 4V heads were no good for the street before I built a 10:1 408C with 4V hea
    5 points
  32. My Christmas wish is for one thing and one thing only. A liberal dose of COMMON SENSE and get this Covid 19 virus under control and behind us for good. That way we can go play with our cars and enjoy what remaining years we have. None of us are getting any younger!! I don't want that time be cut shorter for ANY of us. All the best to all members and their families for the Holidays Geoff and my family..
    4 points
  33. It seems this is a common issue so I will post my analysis so it is here to help others and myself in a few years when I have forgotten how to do it. I know this may be trivial for some, but definitely not for all. It is easy to figure out how it works once it is out, but when you are removing it in that cramped space it is not easy. The key is to press the longer tab but without holding the opposite side of the plastic piece. Here are some pictures that are self explanatory. This picture shows the longer tab that has to be pushed: Here is an inside view of the cabl
    4 points
  34. Video coming soon! But here’s where I’m at now! Suspension will be on Thursday
    4 points
  35. 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
  36. 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.
    4 points
  37. 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
  38. Recently there have been a lot of new members and I am pleased as a fellow member to welcome all of you to this forum. I call it an unofficial welcome because I am just another member. Let me say this. This forum has always been a great resource. I hope each and every one of you has a positive experience here. The members are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We also, for the most part are nonjudgmental about what you might want to do to your car. Whether you are into preservation, concours restoration, hot rodding or restomodding there is something here for everyone. I enco
    4 points
  39. July 2020 marked 10 years for 7173Mustangs.com! That is a pretty nice landmark for any internet site considering all of the competition out there anymore! Facebook is probably the number one forum killer on the web today…it’s fast, easy and just about everyone is already using it. But Facebook has several flaws that should keep it from ever killing a forum…for one, Facebook’s search feature is terrible! You can barely find a post you made 2 days ago on any busy FB group! Another flaw is that the post/thread architecture is hard to follow and posts get lost easily! Thirdly, there are just
    4 points
  40. Somebody needs to report Jscott to the administrators for posting indecent materials.
    4 points
  41. I've been spending time adding colour to old black & white photo's of my hometown, Bendigo (Victoria, Australia) to add to our local Facebook history page. Bendigo was founded out of the gold rush of 1851 and the Bendigo fields have produce over 700,000kg (154300 lbs) of gold between 1851-1954 which would be worth about $30 billion AUD in today's prices. More than 5,000 registered gold mines were formed within an area of 4km x 16km. At least 140 shafts exceeded 300 metres in depth, 67 exceeded 600 metres and 11 were over 1,000 metres (3280 feet) deep and represents the largest concent
    4 points
  42. You need to go get your meds in the other side of town, dont you? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk Yes I do ... which is actually true Also allowed to grocery store and to get take out food They said a mask and gloves was enough to go to the grocery store They lied, everybody else had clothes on............
    4 points
  43. In the beginning......A coworker I've known for almost 10 years owned a 1971 Boss 351 he bought in Jan 1977. This car was his baby and for the last 40+ years has tried to faithfully maintain it even though his mechanical skills are limited. So, five years ago he retired and moved with his English wife back to England (he used to be in the Air Force). Before he left he practically begged me to buy his Boss because he knew I could/would take care of it....almost an adoption. In a former life I used to work in the service dept of a new car dealership and possess the mechanical tools and
    4 points
  44. OK...so, the usb sockets came with my radio. Like Tekelley22 said, you can get them on Amazon in various flavors. I made sure of this before hacking mine up. You essentially need to whittle it down to fit the lighter bezel as they are way too fat. I used a box cutter and took my time. The ports are encased in a soft , almost rubber-like, plastic so it's not too horrible. Make sure to leave the port end bigger than the insertion end as shown. To secure it to the dashboard, I used a pipe fitting. I forget what size it was, but I took the socket with me to Lowes and bought a galvanized me
    4 points
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