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    1973 Mustang Convertible
    2003 F250 Crewcab


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    Irwin, PA

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  1. My first car was a 69 VW bug that I ran in the woods. My parents wouldn't let me get a dirt bike because they thought that it was to dangerous. I am glad that they never saw me driving the bug :angel: My first street driven car was a 69 VW bug that had been in a fire and needed a engine and wiring harness. I removed the engine and wiring harness from my woods bug and built my first car. Funny thing is that that bug only lasted 1 year before it had an engine fire. I replaced that with a 72 firebird that my next door neighboor gave me. His dad was a car hoarder with ~200 cars left to rot on his farm. My neighbor felt bad when my bug caught fire so he talked his dad into giving up one of his cars from the farm. I can still remember the day when I came home from school (12th grade) and the firebird was sitting in the driveway. I asked my mom whose car that was and she had this big sh#t eating grin on her face when she it was mine. I drove that car thru 3 years of college before selling it. My first Mustang was a 89 GT that I purchased after graduating from college. I would have purchased a Trans AM except the stupid car salemen would not let me drive it off their lot. I bought the Mustang the next day. After I bought the mustang, I went back to the dealership and asked to speak to the sales manager. I told him that I just purchased the Mustang because his stupid salesmen would not let me drive a Trans AM on the road. I have been driving Fords ever since! Currently have a 2003 F250 and the 73 convertible. Mike
  2. I just replaced my alternator harness and I learned that I have a 70 AMP system. My vert came with factory air, power top and power windows. I do not have the gauges in the center of the dash. I was lucky since I still have the original alternator. Mike
  3. Life memebr of NRA. I hunt deer with a 44 Magnum. HTE Instructor for PA Game Commission.
  4. I am definitely going! I took my 73 to the 45th in Birmingham and I had a great time. Mike
  5. It sounds like either the front upper window stop or the rear upper window stop is out of adjustment. if the fron upper window stop is out of adjustment, that will allow the front of the window to travel further while kicking the rear edge of the window backward. How does the front of the window align with the weatherstrip? If it aligns correctly, it may be the rear upper window stop needs adjusted up. Mike
  6. My daughter is at a soccer camp all week where they have three sessions each day. Yesterday she went thru 8 20oz gatorade bottles. The camp has changed the schedule to make the first session start earlier and they have shortened the afternoon session. The evening session starts at 7:30 PM, so tat is not to bad. I talked with my daughter this morning and she said that it was rough practicing yesterday in this heat (90 and humid). Mike
  7. Welcome aboard and nice car! We like!
  8. '73, H-code, FMX, stainless dual exhaust, White, white top and medium blue interior, ram air hood, 15" Magnums, Factory A/C, Full console, 351C stroked to 408, 4v quench heads, roller rockers, roller hydraulic cam, Ram Air air cleaner and plenum. Front and rear spoilers.
  9. I am in for at least one maybe two. Lighter colors (say white with black trim) would look nice :P Mike
  10. I had to replace a lower radiator hose saturday night at a local cruise. I pulled into my stall and a guy walks over and says that I am leaking something. It turns out that my fan belt wore a hole in the hose. Luckly, there was a parts stores across the street that had a lower radiator hose that would work. I got lots of comments about how lucky I was that it happened where it happened. I had alot of guys stop and ask if I wanted help changing the hose since my right leg was in an immobilizer due to my thigh injury. I thought that was pretty cool for them to want to help. It was my first outing with the car all year, so it figured that something would happen.
  11. Welcome aboard! You have a great looking convertible!
  12. Not mine. It looks like it has a fair amount of usable parts: http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/2431524112.html
  13. I have one that you can have for free just the cost of shipping. I got it as part of a handling kit which included front and rear sway bars. It will not fit with a ramair base. It is simply taking up space. Mike
  14. I am probably going to the All Ford show at Shults Ford in Harmarville on 6/12/11. That show I will not need to walk much. The Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club (gpmc.org) is organizing the show. My MRI is tomorrow morning. Wish me luck. Mike
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