Jump to content

Leaderboard

  1. Don C

    Don C

    VIP Members


    • Points

      236

    • Content Count

      6842


  2. Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs

    • Points

      198

    • Content Count

      7053


  3. Stanglover

    Stanglover

    Site Supporters


    • Points

      166

    • Content Count

      4084


  4. Hemikiller

    Hemikiller

    Tech Advisors


    • Points

      148

    • Content Count

      2720


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 10/23/19 in all areas

  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. .... 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
  3. 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
  4. I'll take a lawyer over a hypocrite any day of the week.
    7 points
  5. 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
  6. [/url] This one's not virus related, but funny, anyway
    6 points
  7. I'm now back in operation as of Feb. 23, 2020.
    6 points
  8. 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
  9. Today, I took a few more new pics of my Mach 1. Here's three, but checkout my garage for others.
    5 points
  10. ... 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. If they quoted you $3K find another shop. Chuck
    5 points
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. I think this pretty much covers it all. Unlike COVID-19 - I'm thinking this one's run its course. Thread locked.
    5 points
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 4 points
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Well its been a long 7 weeks, but the Calypso Coral Stang is out of the paint shop! I have a very long list of things to do now on it. First up, a trip to the body shop to get all the panels aligned and work out the issues with the sports mirrors. Then I can get the decal man over to do the stripes. After that, im putting in a new windshield and rear window. Then were going to paint all the interior pieces. Then it should be ready to drive! It looks so good. Damn!
    4 points
  31. 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.
    4 points
  32. Not putting this in for sale because i am not selling it. Just a point of interest. My friend is a dentist in Hiawatha Ks. and is selling his '68 Shelby. It is very original. He has it at the body shop across the street from me so i took a couple pics to share upload
    4 points
  33. Somebody needs to report Jscott to the administrators for posting indecent materials.
    4 points
  34. Setting here at home, working from home, county line closed,, thinking of better times, My son and I ran 129 last summer
    4 points
  35. Interesting factiod about new cars vs old cars...….As you compare the two, you find that the new car does EVERYTHING better. The new car is faster. The new car is quieter. The new car , in most cases, has more trunk space. The new car stops better. The new car gets better gas mileage. The new car rides better, and can hold the road better. The new car has a better stereo. The new car's lumbar support seats are more comfortable on a long drive. The new car's A/C works better. The new car doesn't scare away mechanics, should you need roadside assistance. Speaking of roadside assistance, the new
    4 points
  36. 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
  37. Fitting the rear honeycomb panel. First I cut out a piece of corflute to match the rear taillight panel center. Then marked the holes from the honeycomb panel and bolted the panel to the corflute. Checked the alignment and drilled the holes in the rear panel. Fitted nicely no holes out of place.
    4 points
  38. 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
  39. "We" didn't drop the ball regarding containment. You can thank the Chinese for that... remember... where it supposedly originated? I mean, if we're to be putting blame anywhere, at least put it where it belongs. I personally don't believe in the blame-game - it solves nothing and just makes the finger pointers look more and more like idiots. Containment has long been off the table - it's already worldwide. The focus should be to minimize casualties while a vaccine or cure is discovered, produced, and distributed to all. I believe that is what's going on right now. The TDS-driven M
    4 points
  40. You can get a remote starter at any auto parts store. Generally about $15. I honestly can't imagine not having one when doing diagnostics. IMO, this is a decent flowchart for diagnosing a no-start condition. https://www.ifitjams.com/starting.htm
    4 points
  41. Yikes! $300 for a used Faria tach board? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you could have bought an entire working tach for less. I'll bet it came from SC.... Gluing the tach pointer on is most likely going to upset the calibration depending on just where the break/repair is. Use as little as possible and use something light - like Super Glue. No epoxy. The easiest way to test the tach is to find a running car (preferably a Ford product) using points or pertronix ignitor: 1. Remove the wire from the coil + post, connect it to the tach MALE connector (usually a RED wire but
    4 points
  42. I recall posting a craigslist ad from Saginaw Michigan on this site a few months ago. The subject was a somewhat clean looking 351C mach 1 1972? relatively intact but well worn with the engine out. The asking price was $5000. which did not seem to be a bargain to me but not insane either. "Someone" from Carolina responded that the price was outrageous and that he bought running driving cars all the time for $1000-1500. I was confused at the time as I don't see any $1000. running cars like that in MI or down south when I went down "car scrounging" a few years ago. Now after seeing pics o
    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. Many reasons. Flippers: I know I'm not paying 5 times what it's worth just because someone wants to make some quick money Hardly anybody wants Grande`s... there I said it. People want Mach 1s, fastbacks, 'verts, then hardtops... in that order People can usually sniff out the BS in a deal when they have more information going into it - the more they know, the stronger the whiff My personal experience with flippers is that they're usually dishonest, and definitely not acting in the buyers' interests.
    4 points
  45. 72 Mach, CA car, rare 351 2V with Ram Air Air Cond, AM/FM, PS, PB, tilt wheel, sport deck rear seat, console, sports interior, convenience group, magnum 500's, ect... I cannot find a single car like in on the web. Bright Blue metallic with the argent hood (because of Ram Air), yet no side stripes or spoilers. I'm going to keep it this way just as it came from Dearborn. I made the ultimate mistake and bought it sight unseen off Ebay. I decided that since I made the mistake, I had to go through the car and "make things right". After I had the car 1 week, I found the Bring-a-trai
    4 points
This leaderboard is set to New York/GMT-04:00
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...