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Josh Brooks

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  1. A guy in my area is parting out a '73 Mach 1 rust queen and has the power steering pump & box for $150. Is that pretty much a straight bolt in to my '71 (non power steering) car? Thanks for the advice!
  2. Thanks guys, I appreciate the solid advice. The salvage set up got sold to someone else. I am thinking I will rebuild the drums in the near term to get her moving again, and save up a few bucks and go with the Willwood kit in a year or so.
  3. It's a 351 Cleveland Pic of her on a hauler as I don't trust the tires.
  4. So my '71 Mach 1 has 4 wheel (manual) drum brakes and they are a seized up mess. I need to rebuild them just to get the car driveable, and am thinking I should switch to rotors as long as I am replacing parts. Other point of view is (maybe) that the drums have been working fine for 45 years, I will not be driving the car hard, so why bother? New hoses, drum cylinders, shoes, parts kit, and spin the drums . . . cheap stuff with common parts. Daily driver, not a show car. I found a guy that has a scrap disc brake set up off a 70 Mach 1, with both complete front spindles, calipers, rotors, power booster and master cylinder. Obviously this is way cheaper than one of the disc brake conversion kits. If I have this pile of parts from a '70, is it a relatively straightforward bolt in to a '71? Or just rebuild the drums with new parts? Appreciate your expertise.
  5. Hi guys, I picked up a 1971 Mach 1 a few months ago. To be honest I have wanted one since I was in high school 25 years ago. It was restored 12-15 years ago, the 302 was replaced with a 351, and then she ended up under a tarp for a long time . . . so some issues. Needs some TLC to get her back in shape. Looking forward to learning from you folks!
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