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  1. This started off as a 302 2V - 3 Speed Grande Original Color, but now a BBF, C6, 4:11 Traction Lok 472 CID (429 + 460 Crank + .060 bore), Edelbrock Performer RPM Cam, Intake, 850CFM Holley ~BT
  2. Dan, As others have stated or inferred, it really doesn't matter whether your 351C is a 2V, 4V, CJ, HO or Boss unless you are shooting for or desire something rare and even that has qualifiers. ALL 351Cs can be built to perform at the equivalent (or better) level of any of the other 351C engines produced by the factories. It just mean swapping out a few parts and maybe a bit of machining. Based on your previous posts (you never actually introduced yourself or stated definitely what you REALLY want out of your car), I understand you are essentially looking for a daily driver with a bit of a "wow" factor. You REALLY need to be honest with yourself and decide what you can live with (or not live with) as it relates to your Mustang. Modifying any car usually means compromising, just as the factories do when they build cars for the masses. That is why our cars have so many different options and/or styles. If the car is still at the machine shop and you have not yet ordered (or had them order) the parts for the apparent rebuild, you need to STOP and decide what your REALLY want. Believe me, we here on the Site can help lead you in the "right" direction; you just need to give us something concrete to work with as to your true desires for the Mustang. Many of us have a heck of a lot of experience in making changes for different desired results. ~BT
  3. Mustangsally, Glad you decided to "officially" join us! I think I have the original "twin" to your car, except my yellow/black '73 Q-Code came with a C6. Right now, it is undergoing a transplant to a 545 (but that is another story that is chronicled elsewhere here on the Site). Seeing your car has given me an idea, specifically that I think I am going to go "BLACK" for my paint; that is a GORGEOUS paint job you have on your car...THANKS for sharing and WELCOME! ~BT
  4. Welcome aboard, Kevin! As the original owner of a '73 Mach 1 that I have and continue to restomod, I look forward to reading of your "journey" with your '73 Mach 1. Please take your time and go through the different forums...there REALLY is a heck of a lot of GREAT information here that will surely assist you as you work on your car. I think you will also find that you could not ask for a greater group of folks to interact with you relative to our hobby. Again, WELCOME to the site! ~BT
  5. Barry, You are "on it!" Great decision and work. ~BT
  6. March 28, 2018 - Update As noted in a post in another section on the site, I am currently working a couple of issues relative to the stock shifter and valve body. To recap: My current intent is to use a stock Ford shifter but since I am using a Broader transmission with the full manual valve body, there are potential issues with missing gears when shifting due to the lack of lockouts. I am researching information relative to my options and am thinking about making some alterations to the stock shifter's detents or maybe going to an after-market shifter. I really don't want to go to a cable type shifter but right now ALL options are on the table. Another potential "opportunity" has to do with hood clearance. The car currently has a full metal Boss 429-type hood scoop that I had grafted into the car when I was stationed in the Republic of the Philippines. This is a hand made one-of-a-kind deal that I really would like to keep but am not sure the scoop will be tall enough to clear the Trick Flow Street Intake, a 1" HVH spacer, the Holley HP 1000 carburetor along with the @ 3 1/2" Ford Racing Air Cleaner...it is going to be close. I may have to take an extra hood I have access to and cut it up to install a fiberglass Boss 429 hood. As y'all might have gathered, I love the look of the Boss 429 hood scoop on our cars. LOL I will post some more pictures after I clean up the engine bay a bit...it is really getting FULL. ~BT
  7. I have been using an aftermarket ratchet shifter on my car with a full manual reverse pattern valve body for 15 years. I don't know why you would want to try without a ratchet shifter. You will slip it into the next gear to easily with the stock shifter. I agree. I have been using an aftermarket B&M ratchet shifter in my car for 13 years or more. It has never missed a beat. My valve body was also built by Broader. They are good guys and know their stuff. It would be very hard to not miss a gear or accidently go into N/R when shifting fast or hard with the stock shifter. I am using a B&M Star shifter in my car. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/bmm-80675?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-b-m&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp4uAvdaO2gIVB7bACh18DgPjEAQYASABEgKlo_D_BwE I am using the stock long console, but I did modify the cover plate and hole to look a little nicer. I think it turned out pretty good. Kevin, THAT does look really nice! Do you have the Reverse Valve Body? Refresh my memory please...what are the specs on your engine/transmission? Thanks! ~BT
  8. Thanks Randy! ...not only for the support you provide to members on THIS site but for what you have done across the "Net." Your positive reputation is obviously well deserved. ~BT
  9. Very nice indeed, David! BTW, according to my references, the 332 was available (and used) in the '59. ~BT
  10. Yes, those OE parts were definitely difficult to source but I actually have sources now for the individual parts. Bobby (Competition Carburetors in NV) who did the modifications on my 1000HP carburetor advised against using a ratchet shifter with the manual valve body. Did you have any major issues using the ratchet shifter when you had the manual valve body? As an aside, I was looking at changing the manual valve body out but unfortunately I purchased the transmission (new) from a forum member on the 460 Ford forum years ago who had gotten it from Broader and Broader is unable to give me specifics on whether the valve body is a "regular" manual one or has a reverse pattern without tearing into it. Jay at Broader also advised that just swapping out the valve body for an automatic one would entail tearing into the transmission as there are a number of parts he removes when building the full manual valve bodied transmission that would need to be replaced, i.e., governor, tubes, modulator, etc., so I might just pressed on with what I have. By the way, are you (or others reading this post) using an after market shifter, now)? If so, which one and are you also using the original Mustang console? Thanks! ~BT I have been using an aftermarket ratchet shifter on my car with a full manual reverse pattern valve body for 15 years. I don't know why you would want to try without a ratchet shifter. You will slip it into the next gear to easily with the stock shifter. Which shifter are you using? ...and Yes, I realize one can slip the transmission easily into the next gear with the stock shifter which is why I am trying to do my due diligence. I have come to understand from one of the transmission "gurus"/racers on another site that the stock shifter works great with the reverse pattern valve body since "D" becomes 1st gear and you simply pull down as you go through the other two forward gears. I also understand that you can put a weld at the detent between "neutral" and "Reverse' which will act sort of like a lockout or stop. Please keep the observations coming y'all. ~BT
  11. That is ABSOLUTELY great that you two members were able to get together on this Mustang...GREAT story from both of you. Just shows you can NEVER give up hope and that stuff out here on the "Net" last for a long time. To think that your initial search on here was nearly two years ago and along come a new member who was doing a search to try and find the owner of a car his wife purchase is REALLY something. I, for one, would like to read of the "end" to this story to determine which of you decide to keep the Mustang. Good Stuff!! ~BT
  12. I believe the attached link shows what you are looking for :). https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/12950-Pressure-Line-Outlet-Tube-Assembly-Power-Steering-Used-1971-1973-Mercury-Cougar-/-1971-1973-Ford-Mustang.html ~BT
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