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    1969 Mach 1
    1973 Mach 1
    1973 Grande
    1989 LX 5.0L
    2003 Mercury Marauder
    2015 Lincoln MKT

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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 bi
  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
  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 usi
  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 g
  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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