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  1. Hi David, Did you notice on your Marti Report, no optional racing mirrors. (May be dealer installed) Back in 1972 and 1973, when I ordered my mustangs, I WAS TOLD I COULDN'T ORDER RACING MIRRORS, on a black mustang ; So I order a green 72 and my red 73 (you seen my 73 in michican this summer) I do know for sure that the mirrors were pre painted by the supplier. I know some people will disagree my post, But my wife and I in 1973, had a VIP tour of the ASSEMBLY PLANT,I remember seeing the PRE PAINTED racing mirrors, in the supplier bins (boxes) It was very nice to meet you and your "GAL" LARRY & STARR
  2. I order my 73 CONV. with351C 4V /4speed in1973. With that said it is 1 of 293 made. My car has seat pressure sensor in BOTH FRONT SEATS. My interior is still all original, and still looks like new. I hope this comment helps. My 73 LOOKS LIKE "NEW" just like my pictures in my profile. Larry
  3. I`m the original owner of my 73 4 speed conv. You are correct, the BUZZER does not buzz in neutral ,(ONLY IN GEAR DOES IT BUSS) Their is seat sensor in both front seats. The sensor is under the seat, between the foam padding and the springs. When these cars were new, a lot people NEVER USED seat belts. So owners unplugged the sensors. My friend had a 72 mach 1 , 4 speed (he bought new) the sensors where in both of his seats,and worked the as same mine. You probably know this, their one wire on roller/ retractor, and when you pull the SEAT BELT out a little, The BUZZER stops buzzing I hope this helps you. I have all ways used my seat belt, So my sensors are still plugged in, and the BUZZER is still working like new.
  4. Above are pics of my original exhaust on my 73 convertible w/ staggered shocks and comp suspension. Which I ordered new so I know it is correct. The tail pipes are a little different since they are on a 73 convertible. Larry
  5. I HAVE BEEN USING STA-BIL, FOR A LONG TIME IN ALL MY CLASSIC CARS, WITH NO PROBLEMS. I PUT IT IN THE TANK BEFORE I FILL IT WITH GAS (SO IT WILL BE WELL MIXED) I MUST TELL YOU I USE IT FOR EVERY FILL UP BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW HOW "FRESH" THE GAS IS AT THE STATION. I ALSO PUT STA-BIL IN MY LAWN MOWER AND SNOW BLOWER BECAUSE THEY SIT FOR MONTHS AT A TIME, AND I'VE NEVER HAD AN ISSUE. Because I have more than one "summer car" I put the stable in with every fill up because I never know which car I will be putting the most miles on. :run_horse: Larry hope this helps I don't know about Royal Purple, does it have enough zinc in it? Zinc is important for the classic engines because of cam wear, I use Brad Penn oil. Or you can check out this web-site for more info: wwwcam-shield.com
  6. My sisters worked with her mom at a local ice cream shop called "Carvels" but I never met her daughters. I had a 72 Mustang convertible that I had also ordered and my sister was looking for a different car so she asked if I would sell her mine and I could get a new one. I thought about it and decided it would be nice to have a 4 speed and I really liked the red on the Mustang So I ordered exactly what I wanted, my sister was selling her car to a friend at work (which turned out to be my wife's mother) I had to follow my sister to their house to drop off the car while I was taking the plates off my sisters old car her friend came out with her daughter and son My sister introduced us I asked the daughter if she wanted to go for a ride and as you see she said yes... Here is an old picture of my 72 after my sister sold it in 1975 it was never seen again it was painted orange in 1974 wish I new what happened to it
  7. Very faded picture (Polaroid) it was and is Bright Red!
  8. I met my wife the day after I picked up my 73 Mustang that I ordered. Below is a picture from 1973 of me and my girlfriend that is now my wife. Larry
  9. SORRY GUYS ; I SHOULD HAVE SAID, I WAS WORKING ON MY 68 MUSTANG (not my 73) When I seen the reply about using coins in the spring; I had a "FLASH BACK" to what a pain it was get those flat washers out. It seemed like such a good idea at the time, I thought all I would have to do is step on the pedal and they would all fall out Boy was I wrong...:imsorry::imsorry: Larry
  10. I've read that if you put coins between the coils of the spring when the clutch pedal is fully down, then when you raise the clutch pedal the coins are held in place, the spring is extended over normal, and falls out from the retaining holder up under the dash. I'm not sure if this will work for 71-3's, but it is worth at least looking at. I have tried this using flat washers, horrible idea, it took me hours to get the washers out.the spring has so much pressure on it that even stepping on and off the clutch did not release them, they were jammed in very tightly. If you look at the picture you can see the size of the spring and there is a lot of pressure between each coil. I would have been better off using a flat shaft screw driver because it would have been easier to pry out of there, you at least have something to get a hold of to pull out. with the washers (or coins) you don't have any room to stick something in to pry the coils apart
  11. As you can see mine is bright red. I special ordered my car in 1973, after selling my green ( medium lime) 72 Mustang to my sister, which was painted calypso coral(orange) by my friend and myself in 1974.
  12. Welcome to the site. Looks like a very nice car. I hate to tell you that`s a 1972 351CJ air cleaner. I know this because I ORDERED MY 73 CONV. NEW WITH A, "Q" code 351CJ. If you want to check my profile, you will see that my car is all original. I have quite a few pictures in my album
  13. Do you happen to have the front seat-belt retracter we are looking for the right side passenger seat in ginger. Our friend has a 72 Mustang he purchased new and is in need of one..if you could send me an email or private message if you have one I would appreciate it. thanks Mustang68
  14. Hi Bob, Glad to see you joined the forum.. (We have been friends with Bob for many, many years). Not only is his car a rare 429 cj it has a beautiful blue deluxe interior. We just saw you Sunday at a car show we had our Mustang and he had his 71 Mach 1. Our other friend showed up with his 90 Mustang which is a 7 up car... Our other friend Joe showed up with his 72 red Mach 1 which won best Ford. your friends Larry & Starr
  15. Dear David, We are very sorry for your loss, at least she is no longer suffering. You never know what to say in times like this, just we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care Larry & Starr
  16. Hi David, The car looks good.. Glad you made it home safe with the car. It was nice meeting you and your "gal" hope to see you at another show in the future. Can't wait to see some of the pictures you took at Mustang Memories I'm sure you have some great shots. Keep in touch Larry & Starr
  17. Hi John, Glad you made it home ok, sorry we didn't get a chance to meet. We met David and his girl friend and had a nice visit with them. We will return next year!! So many cars too see. :runninpony:
  18. :thankyouyellow: Just want to say thanks for posting some of my pictures, as you probably know the red 73 convertible is our car mustang68. We also had a nice visit with some of the guys from this site... Had a Great Time!!!
  19. Hi John, Larry here, talked to you yesterday, as you know Saturday Aug. 15th we will be at Mustang Alley in Ferndale, Michigan and on Sunday we will be at Mustang Memories at the Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn MI.. Hope to see some people there from the 71-73 site... Will have our 73 red convertible there that I ordered new... It's still all original. check out pics @ mustang68 profile.
  20. Anyone going to the Mustang Memory Show at the Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn MI on Sunday August 16th? We went last year and it was a GREAT show with over 1,200 Fords. We are bringing our 73 convertible, last year we took our 68 428 cj which took best Ford... Hope the weather is nice..
  21. Hello, John, great job on my old air cleaner,LOOKS BETTER THAN NEW. We will be in DEARBORN, AUGUST 16 for the MUSTANG MEMORIES SHOW, With our 73 convertible. Maybe we will see you there. Larry Go to my PROFILE PAGE mustang68 My post is on page 2 Feb 2015 Hello, If anybody wants to see difference 72 -73 air cleaners I posted pictures of my 73 351c 4v(THAT I BOUGHT NEW) and the 72 air cleaner that John bought from me. Check my posts from a couple months ago and the pictures will come up and you will be able to see the difference. I hope this helps. Larry
  22. the Late 72 and all 73 had a sensor in the seat bottom that would LIGHT that light and make the KEY BUZZER buzz,until you and your passenger BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELT. So back in those days when the cars where new, Most owners UNPLUGED the sensor under the front seats. Because a lot of people in the 60s and 70s never would use their seat belts. I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I BOUGHT A NEW 72 MUSTANG CONV. AND I MY ORDERED MY 73 CONV. NEW. My dash light and buzzer still work. I hope this post helps. LARRY
  23. My wife and I are going and bringing our 73 Mustang convertible. I hope the weather is as nice as it was last year. I am like you I have not missed a Ford Carlisle since the beginning. Last year we were on special display under the striped tent, with the 73, where they had 50 yrs of Mustangs. But the best year was 2013 when we had our 68 Cobra Jet in building T. Below are a couple pics of the 68. Still has original paint on floor pan...
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