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  1. I bought a JC Penney lifetime Battery back in 1977 to replace the original Motorcraft group 27 battery. They have been buying my batteries since then. The most recent replacement they bought me is a Die Hard Gold group 27.

     

    Our local JC Penny has not had automotive section for many years. Did Sears take over the warranty?

     

    Ours does not have an automotive department either. Firestone took it over for a while. The last time I just went to the customer service counter in the store and they told me to go buy whatever I wanted and they would reimburse me when I brought back the receipt. They gave me cash. Back in the late 90s they tried to buy me out for a couple hundred dollars, but I declined.

  2. Growing up in Indy in 60s I was a big fan of Jimmy Clark. He won the 500 in 1965 and nearly did in 1966. He was second in 1963 which was his rookie year. It was devastating when he died. Many drivers of that era perished in crashes. I am quite sure the engine in the pictures is the Ford Indy V8. I have seen many of these engines.

  3. I have a Wimbledon White Boss with std black interior. It is pretty basically equipped, but I am thankful for the power steering. My car was sold new in Cordell, Oklahoma. I contacted the selling dealer's family and learned the dealership burned down back in the late 70's. The family now owns a GM dealership. I spoke to Don Cannon's grandaughter and she said they had found a shoebox with some things from the old dealership and wondered if I would like to have any of the items. Ugh... YES!

    She also mentioned some old damaged polaroid pictures and asked if my Mustang was white. I told her YES. The pictures were damaged but I told her I would take them even if they were in pieces!

     

    Below is one of the pics that I tried with the help of friends to restore. The last pic is one of my car and and old GF in the staging lanes at Tulsa Drag strip circa about 1982.

     

    I sure hope to get this car back running soon! Ray

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nice story and I really like the old pictures.

  4. awesome to see 7173 owners here and even HO owners here! thanks so much for everyone's encouragements! say HELLO if u see me in Vegas! we will have to round up the 717273 guys and grrls for a CRUISIN' down The Strip!!

     

    i ditched the nasty hookers and delta flow 40s on my HO.. probably, no time for blackjack in Las Vegas next week...

     

    when i started restoring her 1 year ago, i was debating forever, whether to return it to concour or warp me back in time to when i bought my "dream car" as a 19 year old in so california, fresh out of Marine Corps boot camp.. finally, those memories when i was a crazy 19-22 year old all came back... cutting away the autolite mufflers and installing turbo mufflers (dumb)... replacing the clutch too many times to mention... having the solenoid, alternator, distributor, battery all go DEAD on me, at different times... running out of gas in the middle of the street because the fuel gauge stopped a little above the empty line. hacking away at the rear trim panels to put bigger speakers in there... (dumb) but listening to Boston or The Cars or The Cure on full blast was kewl in the day but now my ears still ring with a bit of hearing loss (dumb)... wondering why i didn't buy a car with air conditioning on those HOT socal summer days...

     

    do i regret the hacking away, the modifications, turning in a HO core alternator for reman alternator, cutting away OEM parts for aftermarket parts? yes and no. BUT those "molestations" are imprinted into her DNA...i see them, touch them... and they are memories, priceless memories come back, the feelings, who rode with me, saw movies at the drive in with, the trips back and forth between SoCal and NorCal, getting saluted as if i were an officer entering Camp Pendleton when I drove up only for the guard to realize i was another PFC or LCPL, the many midnight runs to in n out or tommys in la, the weekend beach trips to Huntington, Sunset...

     

    i paid $100g for my porsche cayenne turbo, i ran my $114G 997 C4S Cab to 147 mph on I-5, i drove like a mad man in my e36 M3... but you know, this 1972 MUSTANG MACH 1 351 HO worth $30-55g by Hagertys IS more valuable than those cars combined will ever be to me.. those are just cars... i dreamed of owning a 1972 Mach 1 351HO since I was a 14 yo high school kid who couldnt drive yet... the Boss 351 tore up the cars of its day, including the earlier Boss 429s... but i liked the urethane spoiler/bumper of the mach 1, the honey comb grills, the dual exhaust cut outs... when i was ready to buy my first car, i called the first 1972 Mach 1 in the classifieds... asked the guy if it had Power Windows, he said yes. asked if it had a 4 speed, he said yes. asked if it was an HO, he said yes. I was 19 years old. It was 1983. i paid $2000 cash. didn't even know how to drive a 4 speed. the owner had to back out of his driveway for me into the street, and pointed me in the right direction. my friends gave me a couple pointers and followed behind in their car. chirped the tires all the way back, trying to figure out how to clutch, shift and throttle. IT'S NOT FOR SALE AT ANY PRICE...

     

    the mods i'm doing are very subtle... looks fairly original... easily changed back to stock by the time of the 75th Mustang Anniversary and just too withered to push a clutch... it will be trailer queen by then, i guess... Lord willing i make it to the 75th Anniversary I guess.. my Mustang club has both MCA Concour trailer queen winners and full on restomod winners, and MCA judges... so, while i'm 49 going on 50, i really feel like 19 going on 20... RESTOMOD it is for now... it will look mostly STOCK on the outside, but serious GUTS with modern conveniences and comfort...

     

    here's a more current pix of the car, from about 3 months ago..

     

    That is a great story. I also was 19 when I bought mine back in 72.

  5. What a car!

     

    It's too bad it doesn't exist anymore.

     

    I have been out of town for a few days. Do you kinow something that I don't?


    Wow the only one with that radio...almost hard to believe, but fm radio was fairly new back then. Great car.

     

    The radio was not that rare. It is just that of the R code, Grabber Blue, Mach 1s with Magnums, sports interior, and other options, mine is the only one with that particular group of options with the radio making it 1 of 1.

  6. Welcome from Mooresville, IN! Maybe we can meet up sometime.

     

    Do you go to the Shelby Spring Fling in Brown County?

     

    I have been there, but not in the past few years. I used to go for the Pony Trails that were held on the Friday of the event. I have also been for the show on Saturday. I will try to make sure to go this year.

  7. In process of getting insurance from JC Taylor through my insurance agent. Working on agreed value policy. So far they have required me to get a appraisal which cost me $275.

     

    Stil waiting on final cost and policy. Not sure if I would have had to do all this with Hagarity. Probably will check with them the next time.

     

    I recently changed to agreed value with J C Taylor and they asked me to get an appraisal as well. I told them that I did not want to and told them that I would go with Grundy or Hagerty and they said they would insure it without an appraisal.


    In process of getting insurance from JC Taylor through my insurance agent. Working on agreed value policy. So far they have required me to get a appraisal which cost me $275.

     

    Stil waiting on final cost and policy. Not sure if I would have had to do all this with Hagarity. Probably will check with them the next time.

     

    I recently changed to agreed value with J C Taylor and they asked me to get an appraisal as well. I told them that I did not want to and told them that I would go with Grundy or Hagerty and they said they would insure it without an appraisal.

     

    I think their agreeing without appraisal might have to do with value. My car was professionally restored (I am not skilled like most of you guys are) and I did not want to take a chance on under insuring it. I know bad things can happen that are beyond our control.

     

    They agreed to insure it for $45,000.

  8. In process of getting insurance from JC Taylor through my insurance agent. Working on agreed value policy. So far they have required me to get a appraisal which cost me $275.

     

    Stil waiting on final cost and policy. Not sure if I would have had to do all this with Hagarity. Probably will check with them the next time.

     

    I recently changed to agreed value with J C Taylor and they asked me to get an appraisal as well. I told them that I did not want to and told them that I would go with Grundy or Hagerty and they said they would insure it without an appraisal.

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