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Elena73Mach1

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    1973 Mach1 Mustang, Dearborn plant, unit 258032, district code-Kansas City, original sale, Joplin, MO Sept. 29, 1973 Dan Stanley Motors. 3B blue with white vinyl roof and white and black interior. We bought her 2002. 351 2v V8 was rebuilt in 2003, bored .0030, shaved heads .0030, Edlebrock 750 carb, Edlebrock performer intake, flat-top pistons and Holley high flow fuel pump. Hedman Competition Headers and header type sidepipes, N50's. High lift leaf springs and shackles. Traction bars. deep dish aluminum slot mags (that replaced her original factory aluminum slots and pony caps-don't worry we still have them). Owner is Beth Titus, crew is Mark and Beth Titus.

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  1. I've found that if you visit frequently the body shop will get the picture. If all else fails, you may need to not be so polite! :P I believe you're right. I haven't been aggressive about it but the few times I dropped by just to hang with my car (I miss the little snot) they got a little jumpy, so I know that approach would work. I definitely don't want to miss another show season. And I want to start checking out what everybody is planning for the 2014 reunion.
  2. Wow, I thought I was the only one waiting a long time. This thread makes me feel better. I'ts been 7 months (since June) and I won't probably see results until spring.
  3. Listened to the crickets chirping where it used to sit in the garage. I don't know if you guys even remember me (Beth) and Elena, but she's been at the body shop since last June. She went in for her new roof and got put on the back burner (not by us, by the shop) She's got the new skin on, but that's as far as it went. Only good news is that we get free heated storage for her for the winter, and they are going to fix her rear quarter dent for free (dent not my doing). Supposedly there was some miscommunication, they thought we were willing to be patient in order to get a better deal, so I'm thinking this better be the deal of a life-time. I haven't been on the site because I just don't know what to say, I'm a little heart broken. Been spending the fall hanging out on Tom Keifer's facebook page (lead singer of Cinderella) but he doesn't talk cars (yet) so I had to come back to get my fix, he he! Maybe now that it's winter I can just think of it as the seasonal break (Minnesota you know).
  4. I guess its from growing up around mechanics and drag racing through my early years. Got a job at a local full service station 8 years ago and now I run the place so I guess it may be annoying sometimes. The relative just thinks he's a know it all when obviously he can be wrong but refuses help, and nobody is a better mechanic then him. I don't know it all otherwise I probably wouldn't be here! Funny you should mention drag racing, some of my family plans to go to Brainerd International Speedway in August. It'll be my first time in there. I'm sure we'll be posting after to tell some tales.
  5. Burger, I know there is still good in you, I can feel it. favorite reply so far
  6. Hello from Beth & Elena! That reminds me that I need a new grill. It's on the list. Have fun!
  7. Hi Daniel! You sound just like my buddy, Kong. I could hear his voice narrating your post. I like the "wanna be" description of your relative. Kong can talk shop for weeks, is that you too? He can talk cars and motors all day long. ~Beth
  8. Hi from Beth & Elena! We will be having Car Craft at our state fair grounds around the same time as your nationals. My stang is under the knife right now too, hope to have her up and running for that. She's getting major body work done to the roof. Let us know how the 5 speed works out, it should be funner than he!!
  9. Hello Mustang Brethren, This is a picture of my first Mustang back in 1987. The young motorhead taking the engine out of her is my husband Mark before he was my husband, back in the summer of '88. We let that car go back then, little did we know. I vowed I would have another one again some day. This mustang was a pile. It was loaded with bondo, the frame broke one day when I slid on ice into a curb on a side street. It had a spark plug that we just couldn't get out, so we brought it into the local auto shop at the time so they could use their tools to really wrench on it and get it out. They worked on it, gave us the bill and sent us on our merry way. When Mark pulled the motor later we found the same old spark plug still eternally burrowed into the motor like a tick. They never did get it out and they charged us for it. Go figure. ~Beth By the way, regarding the photo of my then young hubby pulling the motor, the garage in the back ground is my dad's. It should give you a clue to what kind of motorhead my dad was. He wasn't the street rod kind, he was the farm boy kind. He was a tank mechanic when he was in the sevice. My husband was using my dad's garage for the first time to pull this motor. You gotta know that I have two older brothers, this wasn't the first time this garage had seen action. My husband's dad has the spotless garage with the white walls and that was the environment he was used to trying not to mess up. So as my husband is emptying oil into my dad's barrel, it ends up overflowing, oil everywhere. My dad walks up behind my freaked out husband, who fully expects to get chewed out, and my dad says, "Huh, looks like you need a new barrel." and walks away. I love my dad.
  10. Thanks, she got her pipes the year after we bought her and now I can't imagine her any other way. I love that they say one thing, she's not effing around.
  11. WOW, I think we have a skin lined up already. The guy is walking into the back 40 of the junk yard to make sure it's in good shape, he said he's got a couple of 'em. Just waiting on the call. Sweet!
  12. Sorry to hear that...keeping my fingers crossed for ya Thanks. I think I'm only bummed that the project won't be whistling along as fast as we hoped. It'll just take some time now, but us pirates are always searching for treasure, so there's that. We're hunting down the donors we've seen from memory first, if that doesn't work I suppose we'll have to start beating the drums. Hubby says after shipping it would be more than he wants us to pay, if it's not already gone as you said. But this is where we get into the mechanic vs owner war. I'm willing to go the extra mile. We'll see what starts shaking out here. I'm not passing on this link just yet. Thanks for it. Oh, I have an idea, if it pans out I'll tell you what it was. Sorry to hear that...keeping my fingers crossed for ya Thanks. I think I'm only bummed that the project won't be whistling along as fast as we hoped. It'll just take some time now, but us pirates are always searching for treasure, so there's that. We're hunting down the donors we've seen from memory first, if that doesn't work I suppose we'll have to start beating the drums. Hubby says after shipping it would be more than he wants us to pay, if it's not already gone as you said. But this is where we get into the mechanic vs owner war. I'm willing to go the extra mile. We'll see what starts shaking out here. I'm not passing on this link just yet. Thanks for it. Oh, I have an idea, if it pans out I'll tell you what it was. Nope, the bright idea was that I have a cousin coming up from Texas (possible ride for the part) but he's flying. Zilch.
  13. Yikes, worst case scenerio. Not surprised. The skin is unusable. We're looking around for roofs at junkyards starting now. The body shop guy says he's been looking for something new on the net, but no luck. Here we go...
  14. You know, usually I document the bejesus out of everything, drives my sister crazy, but for some dumb reason I didn't think to take a "before" picture. I'm definitely gonna run over to the shop tomorrow and hope to catch something interesting. We have a new dash pad on order, my birthday present, but it hasn't arrived yet. Hubby says he went for the factory one instead of the aftermarket cause he knows how I am. It's been since mid May though and so far it's a no show. Got a new bumper in the bedroom just waiting behind the door, that would have been on long ago but somebody (not me) tapped the stangs rear quarter into our 48 GMC pickup while moving toys around in the garage one day. We ran out of money around the same time, and it's been buckled like that for a few years. Somebody is getting tired of having to own up to that one (everyone assumes it was the dingy chick that owns the car), but the vinyl roof was just a must do after coming out of storage this winter. We aren't going to wait for that rear body work anymore, the bumper goes on as soon as it's back from the roof job, buckled quarter or not. Both sidepipes are rusted out, they need to be replaced ASAP, but again, waiting on money. Hopefully, soon. I got those things in 2003, I thought I would have got more time out of them. I need to learn how to store them better.
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