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Rob73Mach1

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    73 Mach1 SportsRoof Q Code 351C Cobra Jet, Flat Head Pistons/Comp Cams
    2.17/1.71 Heads/C6/3500/9"/373/Shocks/Springs/Sub Frame Conn/Roll Bar

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    Selden, NY

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  1. Dam that Video could have been a Ford Commercial (minus the music) Car looks GREAT, Congrats ::thumb::
  2. I'm using one of the original front cragars that was on mine when I bought it. Was surprised to see how easy it fit in the trunk. 14" Wheel with a 24" tall tire
  3. Beautiful Vehicles X3 ::thumb::::thumb::::thumb::
  4. The staggering amount of work you've done and the results are just outstanding John ::thumb::
  5. Put new Wheels and tires on mine. Loved the Hoosiers I had on the back but get stuck in the rain once with slicks and it's bye bye slicks, LOL. These new fronts are to tall but I got (4) Brand New Weld Wheels, (4) Brand New Tires, and the Lugs for $100.00 plus my old slicks so I couldnt resist. The old Black Wheels had a good look but they were just worn out Cragar SS's some one painted black and the wittle 24" front tires were way to small. This is a much nicer set up and no more hitting the exhaust and it drives so much better. Best hundred bucks I spent in a long time banana:
  6. Hurts my eyes just looking at what someone could do to something so Beautiful :@ And as said NO WAY IN HELL were talking 8's on the 1320, it would be in pieces (or in this case more pieces than it already is in) :P
  7. Can I ask a question Kurt Mines flush at the front, flush at the back, bowed in the middle. Hood is from a different Mach1 and not in the greatest shape underneath but I'd still like to fix the Driver Side Bow in the middle. Do i just have to shim it ?
  8. Thanks ::thumb:: Hit a couple of Car Shows with it this week and it really got a lot of attention.
  9. Thanks for the warm welcome all ::thumb:: Did a ton of work to it the last two weekends, just posted this in the "What did you do to your car today" thread I been on a tear with mine, (nights are getting shorter so weekend daylight is very important and I took total advantage of the last two. Let me see if I can remember everything I managed to squeeze in those 4 days.... Engine Compartment went from YIKES to OK I can deal with this BEFORE AFTER New Carb BEFORE AFTER Quik Flow 750 Rebuilt the DS Door Panel (had nothing on it when I bought it) BEFORE Also installed the Console which also wasn't in the car when I bought it AFTER Missing Passenger Mirror (picked up a used one) then painted both sides a Semi Satin Black to match the Wing and Scoop Tips BEFORE AFTER Installed the Back Honeycomb & Trim I also took the paint off the tail light trim, that was a real PITA BEFORE AFTER Rebuilt the Shifter Installed the OEM 3 Point Belts on PS and a 5 Point on the DS (had no belts when I got it) New Door Handles and Knobs Fixed a non working Head Light Fixed some non working Gauges and Cleaned up A LOT of Wiring New Battery Tray New Plugs Air Cleaner Got the Radio working and pretty dam good at that And I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch of other stuff I did I'm old and beat up but I needed these two weekends on it and it's done and I can drive it with confidence now. The best part is outside a New Carb & PS Mirror I found EVERY SINGLE ITEM in the Trunk and didnt know I was getting it. In the trunk was Console, half the Door Panel, all new Door Handles & Knobs, Door Trim, Two Air Cleaners, New Plugs Belts, Hoses, 3 sets of Seat Belts, Engine Braces (still got to put them on), the Back Honeycomb, all the trim for it, oil filter, intake gaskets, new Hurst Pro-Matic 2 Shifter (dont think I'll use it since I rebuilt the oem shifter but I can use it elsewhere). There were also replacement kick panels and a bunch of other trim, buttons, and little pieces in there. I pretty much have used all of it now and it saved my A TON of money, WOO HOO !!! Very Happy with it so far and it gets a lot of attention at the car shows (dam got to retake this pic with the PS Mirror, it's one of fav pics) running pretty good now (can use some more gear though) [video=youtube]
  10. I been on a tear with mine, (nights are getting shorter so weekend daylight is very important and I took total advantage of the last two. Let me see if I can remember everything I managed to squeeze in those 4 days.... Engine Compartment went from YIKES to OK I can deal with this BEFORE AFTER New Carb BEFORE AFTER Quik Flow 750 Rebuilt the DS Door Panel (had nothing on it when I bought it) BEFORE Also installed the Console which also wasn't in the car when I bought it AFTER Missing Passenger Mirror (picked up a used one) then painted both sides a Semi Satin Black to match the Wing and Scoop Tips BEFORE AFTER Installed the Back Honeycomb & Trim I also took the paint off the tail light trim, that was a real PITA BEFORE AFTER Rebuilt the Shifter Installed the OEM 3 Point Belts on PS and a 5 Point on the DS (had no belts when I got it) New Door Handles and Knobs Fixed a non working Head Light Fixed some non working Gauges and Cleaned up A LOT of Wiring New Battery Tray New Plugs Air Cleaner Got the Radio working and pretty dam good at that And I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch of other stuff I did I'm old and beat up but I needed these two weekends on it and it's done and I can drive it with confidence now. The best part is outside a New Carb & PS Mirror I found EVERY SINGLE ITEM in the Trunk and didnt know I was getting it. In the trunk was Console, half the Door Panel, all new Door Handles & Knobs, Door Trim, Two Air Cleaners, New Plugs Belts, Hoses, 3 sets of Seat Belts, Engine Braces (still got to put them on), the Back Honeycomb, all the trim for it, oil filter, intake gaskets, new Hurst Pro-Matic 2 Shifter (dont think I'll use it since I rebuilt the oem shifter but I can use it elsewhere). There were also replacement kick panels and a bunch of other trim, buttons, and little pieces in there. I pretty much have used all of it now and it saved my A TON of money, WOO HOO !!! Very Happy with it so far and it gets a lot of attention at the car shows (dam got to retake this pic with the PS Mirror, it's one of fav pics) running pretty good now (can use some more gear though) [video=youtube]
  11. Even know new technology will run circles around most classics the bottom line is NOTHING compares to the looks, sounds, & smells, of good ole American Muscle. I have a Roush Stage III F-150 NITEMARE (#86 out of 100 made). Off the showroom floor it's 445/500 of Supercharged Power and mine is now about 500/600. I go to a car show with it and not a person comes near it or knows what it is, (or what it's capable of). Maybe once in a blue moon I get a "Hey Man Nice Truck". But when I pull in with Project Stealth people surround it and ask questions and it's surrounded all night long.... People can appreciate old school because they remember how Bad Ass they were when they came out, how you can work on them yourself, how easy it is to make them go faster, and of course "The Memory's" of their younger years.
  12. I use American Modern Home Insurance, you get insured through their Classic Division called "Classic Automobile Insurance". It's more a Specialty Insurance Company and they'll pretty much Insure any Performance Vehicle. I've used them for (5) Built Supercharged Gen 2 Ford Lightnings, a Supercharged Gen 1 Lightning, A Supercharged 99 Stang GT Convertable, a 99 Cobra Convertible, A Supercharged 03 Terminator, A Prostreet Nova, (2) Prostreet Rangers, a Prostreet Sierra, and now my 73 Mach1. It's the only way to go and for 200 - 600 a yr you can get the fullest bumper to bumper coverage you have ever seen. It's a Agreed Value Policy so the more you put on it the more it cost but it's dirt cheap compared to reg insurance PS I actually get mine through Natiowide Insurance which I've been using for many decades, most normal insurance agency's can offer you Specialty Insurance.
  13. Thanks All ::beer:: I'm not sure exactly what seats they are but I'll try and identify them when I get home (up in Lake George at the moment for 6 days) Yes, they are very comfortable and the sitting and driving position seems to be perfect for me which is great. But I aint gonna lie getting out of this thing is a real sob. it sucks to get out of but mostly because I'm old and beat up. I had to put a removable steering wheel in my ProStreet Ranger to be able to get in and out of, true story ... LOL Holy Awesome Info H Code, Thank You ::thumb:: I'll have to check some dates and see what I can make. Ralph I was thinking the same thing with the Black Stripes, i wonder if it would make or break it. I think it would look good ? A Flat or Satin Finish is surely not what I was out looking for but as I always say I don't pick the cars they pick me. I'm kicking around a few ideas and one of them is adding a little chrome here and there. Sometimes just the right amount of Chrome can make a huge difference.
  14. It just arrived Friday late afternoon but I was lucky enough to have a couple of free days available (which is rare) to jump right in. I have to say for 42 yrs old it's in dam good shape, rot & rust free, and straight. The Motor & Trans have been beefed up; C6 w/3500 Stall, Flat Head Forged Pistons, Larger Valves, Comp Cam, Springs, Push Rods, Crane 1.73 Roller Rockers, Weiand X-Celerator Intake Manifold, Modified Holley DF DP Carb, Hooker Headers, 3" Exhaust, Single Chamber Mufflers, Turn Downs (loud as a mo fo), MSD Pro Billet Distributor, MSD Blaster 2 Coil, and... As for Rear/Suspension; 9" Rear, Moroso Drag Springs, Lakewood Shocks, (50/50 Rear, 90/10 Front), Global West Sub-Frame Connectors, Traction Bars, Roll Bar, Hoosier Quick Time Pro (28x11.50/15LT), Master Craft Strategy Front Tires (175/70R14), and... Runs, Shifts, and Stops well but no insurance yet so only a few local test rides around the corner. My main concern was cosmetics and finishing touches so that's where I started. Underside of hood was Torquoise BEFORE AFTER The engine compartment was an absolute mess, wiring everywhere, no wire loom, rusted beyond fixing Valve Covers & T Bolts, and filthy... BEFORE AFTER Missing Door Panel & Console BEFORE AFTER Showed up Filthy BEFORE Cleaned it up a bit Missing Honeycomb and Trim BEFORE AFTER (I also took the paint off the Tail Light Trim and went back to Chrome so it matches the Front I love the look and I'm looking forward to getting some seat time in and hitting some shows & cruises dancebanana
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