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    1971 SportsRoof 351C 2v C6 auto


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  1. American Racing 14x 8 alloy wheels after being restored. Next step is fitting the BFGoodrich tyres.
  2. Finally in the daylight and out of the garage. On a flatbed being taken to get a new exhaust system fitted.
  3. Hi fellow big horse folk, It's been a while since I've done any updates here, and I thought I should post a few pics of my rebuild. Here's a shot of the reworked 351C back where it belongs after a stint at the engine rebuilders, then a quiet time on the engine stand waiting for the big moment. This pic shows the engine in the painted body, with lots of work done since. I have a deadline fast approaching, so we're putting in the long hours till it's done!
  4. Hi guys, it's been a while since my last update on my 71 Sportsroof project and I now have some pics to show you what's been happening down here. The pics will explain a lot and show you the many hours we've been spending on the car and the results have been worth all the effort. These pics are about 12 months old now and I'm currently putting everything back together. Still a way to go yet but rebuilding the suspension and steering at the moment with all new parts. This forum has been my go-to reference for all my build questions - as just about every topic has been covered here.! I'm lucky that you all have been contributing your knowledge and experience so that the rest of us can learn and have confidence when we tackle the same problems. Thank you mustang brothers! I hope you like the progress pics. image hosting russia
  5. Don, You always seem to pull "rabbits out of hats". I'd be happy to buy the brackets shown. Let me know a price and shipping costs to Kurrajong 2758 Australia. My email is dave@drumdoctor.com.au Cheers and thanks again.
  6. Thanks Don Hey I have some Do you need both for the same car as The A is used on the dual 71 grille mount uses 2 The B bracet is the anged for center single mount Don Hi Don, I just pulled up this old post relating to 71 Mach 1 grille support brackets. I'm needing 2 of the A brackets if you have any in stock. Cheers, Dave
  7. Welcome from Sydney Australia. Great looking Mach 1. This is a great place to ask all those not so silly questions. You will learn we are all a bit crazy about these cars. Enjoy the ride! Dave::thumb::
  8. 2015 Has been a busy time in the workshop. Here is our Rambler Classic. It was an older restoration that was getting very untidy paint and the rust bubbles over the rear wheel arches was getting worse. We bought this car in 2006 for AU$3500. It has a 287 V8 with 2 barrel Holley carb and 3 speed Aussie Borg Warner auto. It was very straight and drove nicely, with a good interior and not missing anything! Virtually rust free apart from some small areas in the lower rear quarters and wheel arches. I met with a good friend who had just set up a new spray booth in his workshop after years of borrowing time in one at a local smash shop after hours. He agreed to help me with the prep and rust welding. We started one summer day after last Christmas here in Sydney and quickly realised that the old paint wasn't going to fall off like we first thought. The 80's two pack that had baked in the sun for over 30 years needed some chemical help to shift it. New screen rubbers and a new colour scheme, along with polished stainless trim parts, new front bar, taillight lenses, tyres, added sunvisor and Wimbledon White roof Pics show the project condensed down to a collage an then the final product below, on the way to it's first wedding engagement. [/size]
  9. Rats and mice love this hide-e-hole. Here's my version from some Sydney rats.
  10. Throw back to 1987 and here is the Mustang as it arrives at my place in Sydney. LH damage from when it was stolen off the streets of Los Angeles, taken on a joy-ride and badly side-swiped. An aussie corvette importer found this car in an insurance auction for me and arranged it's shipping down under to me in Sydney. Total cost at the time was AU$5300. Not a bad investment. The importer included some used panels to repair the damaged LH side. Here are a couple of pics taken during the LH rear quarter replacement.
  11. This shows the car at the moment. In it's new coat of epoxy primer.
  12. This car had been in a few accidents which meant it's had damage to just about every panel at some point. I bought it with accident damage down the LH side. The car came complete with good used panels including full LH quarter/rear fender ready to fit. This work happened in 1988 courtesy of a good friend who is a panelbeater. Between us we got the old damaged quarter off by drilling out factory spot welds and fitted the replacement rear fender, door and LH front fender. A new tail light panel was also welded in while we were at it. It then sat waiting for it's day to be reborn. Fast forward 27 years to 2015 and here it is. Body work in this picture above, started with the new inner apron near the battery tray and aligning some previous smash repair work. The engine bay was stripped of all wiring, brake lines, steering, etc to allow the small rust repairs around the heater hose inlets in the firewall, then to paintstrip and prepare for epoxy primer and eventually body colour in the engine bay. Internal rust treatment starts - thorough wire brushing with grinder wire-wheel then rust converter and grey epoxy enamel used throughout the inner panels of the car. External paint is removed with strip discs and chemical stripper. All old filler is removed and panels hammered smooth to minimise the amount of filler required. Lower quarter panel removed and filler near door opening stripped off to reveal some previous badly repaired damage. Nine inch diff is out to be rebuilt and old leaf springs probably going in the bin. New springs bushes shocks etc being fitted during re-assembly. The RH door card and lining had never been off the car! We did find some body filler on the door skin tho! Smash repairs short cuts! The door off and the door shut stripped with the wire wheel. This pic shows the shell on jacks. It was later lifted onto a rolling trolley frame to allow easy moving into and out of the spray booth seen in the background. Some annoying small rust holes in the rear floors meant we decided to fit new floor pans in the rear by butt welding them with the MIG.
  13. Thanks. I'm going for Nightmist Blue with white cobra stripes. I haven't seen one with this treatment yet. I want something in keeping with the marque but not just another Mach1 look a like. It will challenge some purists but hey. My choice. It's been 30 years since I brought this baby here. Shipping these days is in the order of AU$3-4k. Takes about two months, give or take a few weeks for loading and quarantine this end. Companies bring whole shiploads of classic cars on a regular basis. Some of your best vehicles are now here in Aus and NZ. Mind you, recent shipments are much harder to fill with solid, minimal rust bodies - we see a lot of cars that are rustbuckets and are only viable now that we have such a great range of replacement panels on the market to rebuild them. Thanks. The motor was tired and had a thick coating of sludge all over the rocker gear and heads. Pretty standard for this age car. I want it to be a warmed up weekend cruiser, so staying 2v but with head porting and bigger valves running hardened seats. New short skirt pistons and longer rods, balanced and running a mild street cam. Holley 4 barrel and Edelbrok manifold to get it back on the road, but looking at EFI options long term. Electronic coil and pointless distributor, headers with dual pipes. Keeping the C6 Auto but we upgraded the shift kit when it was rebuilt. Running A/C and power steer so hoping to keep it fun to drive.
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