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M Beauchamp

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M Beauchamp last won the day on November 18 2015

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  • Birthday 12/02/1968

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    1973 light blue convertible
    351c 2V


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    Sarnia Ontario
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  1. I just installed a rebuilt gear box in my jeep last night, in about an hour and a half. its an easy job I rebuilt my mustang gear box, the rebuild kit is cheap, but it takes a whole saturday to finish. Like others said google the saginaw gear box rebuild videos and follow along http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/general-4x4-discussion/570869-saginaw-box-rebuild-how.html Your gear box is forty year old and its loaded with rubber and teflon seals, if its leaking its just going to get worst You need a good pick and lots of lube to slip the seals on and off The spool valve has little dowel pins and have to line up just right to get the assembly back together properly When you install the balls you have to alternate the dark and shinny balls, use a pick to stop the balls from going the wrong way on the worm gear, alternate the back and forth on the holes keep 4 or 5 to go in the return tube you can use vaseline to hold them in the tube Good luck
  2. Welcome From Sarnia Where about are you located? Good luck with the Boss, well a real Boss your gonna see 5000 mustangs with the decals
  3. Hi Guys Meet up with Garret today He came down to pick up the rotisserie Cool visit talking about our cars It all adds to keeping up the mojo to get the car finished
  4. Wow Mike its looking real nice I haven't seen the progress for a while so its nice to see things coming together One thing i suggest for your door hinges is welding a pipe sleeve in between the center section then bore the two end so that the long bushing is supported over the full lenght of the bushing in stead of just 3/16 thickness of the hinge, easy job to make sure your doors never drop Keep up the nice work Thanks for the inspiration
  5. Have a good Christmas Guys Drive safe
  6. Chris The rear 1/4 windows are fixed , a lot of guys swap out to make them operational If this is a Rust Free Southern car then you have a good starting point The items you listed to update the interior can be easily 3k I think this would make a real nice Summer Driver at the right price I looked on Kijiji and there are 3 Mach1 in the 20K (Can$) range in ontario that look like guys have a bunch more money into than the green car. and i would think 15k Can$ would get any of them, which is fair considering the guys could easily have 25K into them. So you can use the comments your getting from members to help you convince the owner his car only worth 7-8 grand then dress it up and you will have a nice car Onc of the members has a rule of thumb for estimating restorations "What ever you think it will cost x3 will get you close" I know finding a nice rust free car in Ontario is almost non exist, so i can appreciate a nice southern car. Also when i start my journey i was thinking say original keep the value in the car. Now i could care less, I want it to end up how i want it and i keep changing my mind as i go. but that's because i just want to drive the car Good luck and keep us posted on your journey
  7. Hello From Sarnia Well my two cent would be 7k to 10k If it is truly rust free, which i highly doubt if it is a Canadian car Look to see if it had the pan replaced, What shape the torque boxes and rail Check the cowl ends and the base of the spring towers The body look nice Needs a bit of work I could see spending another 5k on the car after to get it looking real nice so at that point your looking 13-15K which is tough to get back out of these cars I think if you like it and want to drive the shit of of it then go for it
  8. Before I Purchased My 73 Vert project car in knew nothing about the 71-73 Mustangs, except that they where very cool looking. Seeing how many new member we now have on the site that purchased a project car, I thought that collectively we could advise new and potential members with their journey on finding a project that will actually end up getting finished and help promote the 71-73 mustang era. The more of these cars that are restored, will makes the our cars more valuable and reproduction parts more viable to produce, which is good for us all. So if every one can chime in and comment on what they think is a good thing to look for when trying to find a viable 71-73 mustang project and something to stay away from when finding a project car, it will be a good starting place for new members Speaking from my own experience i wish i had this benefit before i found my project.
  9. If my car was finish I would have drove it all week. But at least i can plug away on it with out freezing
  10. Projects is Looking Good Keep up the nice work
  11. My advise is to keep looking for a good daily driver Everyone on the site will help you fine one and or help check them out for you. This will give you the benefit of years of wisdom I bought my first 69 coupe at your age which took a bit of work to safety it but, i was able to drive it as i worked on it. Good luck
  12. Welcome from Sarnia Ontario Canada It looks like the body is in decent shape, but the guys has done some some custom work, judging by the picture you have a 69 hood scoop and mirrors of something else If the guy has huge tire on the back he may have tubbed the wheel wells which i would think means he planned bring this to the strip These aren't bad thing if the work was well done The most important thing for you to check is the condition of the frame rails and under body if that's in good shape then you have a good starting point As for the motor goes, if this guys was dragging this car he could have allot into the motor I think you need to dig a little deep on the motor to figure to rebuild it or swap it Take some pictures under the car and show us so we can help you on this Pic of the wide tires and rear end transmission frame and floor pans engine bay If the frame is good i would thing 2,500 is a good deal
  13. Looks great Its nice to see other projects get finish It help keep up the Mojo
  14. I have a similar problem at one wiper blade I was thinking about using a 3M plastic headlamp repair kit to polish it out I Haven't tried it yet but interested if anyone has don this before
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