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Mike King

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Mike King last won the day on February 25

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About Mike King

  • Birthday 10/05/1962

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    1973 351c 2v fmx convertible
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    Australia
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    South

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  1. I received an email back from NPD. The delay is due to manufacturing problems winding the flat spring. They are trying to resolve this and will let me know when it is resolved so that they can fill my back order.
  2. Has anyone heard how NPD are going with the production of their hood springs to suit our ram air hoods?
  3. Good looking car. Welcome from South Australia.
  4. I would definitely buy my car again. It's a great cruising car and there seems to be less of them around compared to the 60's Mustangs. I wouldn't mind a 71/2/3 Mach 1 as well, but having just started restoring this one I can't see that happening any time soon.
  5. I bought the invoice for my car and feel that it is a nice piece to have. The prices are interesting and it is a one off piece just for your car.
  6. The dash is black but this car is converted to right hand drive, I have a non factory steering wheel fitted. I have seen a photograph of this colour carpet on a blue car with white seats but there was no mention of what colour it was. I am leaning towards black. Thanks for all the input.
  7. Does anyone know how to find out the original carpet colour for a 1973? The only information I have is that they were "color keyed". Car colour is Blue Glow (3K) and interior is white (CW).
  8. This is not a part but I have not seen too many around. It is an 8 track manual for 1973 Fords. I bought this from a place called "The Glove Box Shop" who have all sorts of original manuals.
  9. The compressor has bad internal noise. You need to check that it has the right oil (R12 uses mineral oil like 5GS) and the right quantity of oil and that the hoses are on the correct ports (D-discharge port and hose going to the top of the condenser in front of the radiator and the the larger suction line hose is connected to the S-suction port). If the system is working the larger suction line fitting will be cold to touch and the TX valve by the firewall will be cold. Genuine R12 (Dichlorodifluoromethane) production ceased in the mid 1990's due to its ozone depleting properties, so you could be using old refrigerant which if not stored correctly might have deteriorated to a point where it is not operating properly.
  10. According to the site below they were made by in Mexico by the Shelby company. https://barnfinds.com/mexican-shelby-1972-ford-mustang-gt351
  11. Converted by an engineer to RHD in Australia. Some 1965 Mustangs were imported over in RHD I believe.
  12. Nice car. Some good options were fitted.
  13. I found my car in January 2000 (summer time here). I had been looking at Mustangs for a while and most had fresh paint or were basket cases. This one was at least honest and RHD converted (Passing trucks on the open road in Australia when driving in the left seat is not much fun-You have to put a lot of car out there to have look.) . She had an older respray, visible small amounts of rust and evidence of having had more hits than Elvis. The front end was bad. The steering had a heap of play. She was shod with bald retreaded tyres. I actually left the car yard and on the way home changed my mind and returned to put a deposit on her. I think I felt sorry for her. All I asked was that they transfer the registration to our state. The salesman told me that the car was for sale due to a divorce settlement. One week later i picked her up and had my first drive. Bad was an understatement. I drove her down to my race sponsor's back shed where we rebuilt the front end and steering box. We put new shockers on (They are the same as some Australian Falcons). The Kelly Tire rep sold me 4 brand new tyres for $50aud each which was an absolute bargain. It probably helped that my race buggy was also shod with Kelly's through my sponsor We then wheel aligned her. Two weeks later I took her for a proper drive. She was a different car. In the 20 years that I have owned her she has never let me down and she has been to a lot of places, including camping at off road race meetings up north.. A panel beater friend of mine cut the rust out and fabricated a patch panel for the filler panel between trunk and roof. That was the only paint that I have had done since I bought the car so the current photos look the same as the day I bought her. I have started stripping her down for body and mechanical repairs. I have discovered that she is a numbers matching car. Dickheads often offer me money for her as apparently they will take it off my hands because "no-one" wants this style of Mustang I could never sell her as I consider her to be family.
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