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  1. Looking for some help on some finishing touches. 
    Mainly Vacuum lines and air breather hose connections. Also this weird little blue canister, what is it and does it need to be plugged off or hoses routed to make it run as smooth as possible? 

    sream car, but my first one, help please 





  2. It’s custom ground, I’d have to look up the lift and duration. It’s hydraulic and I didn’t want a lumpy cam for the street. I dislike driving cars like that on the street, my personal opinion. 

    And I will correct myself over 400 ft/lbs to 500 rpm but stays high 


    averages are 392 ft/lbs and 350 hp. With the 4 speed it should be a nice ride. Way too expensive though haha 🤷‍♂️


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  3. Gotta love that boss finish. For me it’s all about that flat black hood.


    just FYI I know everyone is a stickler for details on that is site so it probably hasn’t passed you by but that’s 70k USD asking price. That’s today’s exchange rate but banks charge more to convert. So likely 71-72k I’d guess..... plus Tax 😉

  4. So mine is a 72, it’s an early 72, most of the parts are 71 parts numbers, from what I’ve been able to see. Not sure if that’s common


    some previous owner hacked the panels for the 4x6 speakers mounted in the panels. I put new ones in the doors. And now want to cut the panel hole to make it appear more factory.


    I guess the point I’m trying to make is as long as they look factory I’m good. 

    Message me with what you have 

    On 1/17/2021 at 5:58 PM, Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs said:

    There are two different ones. 1971 has one center vertical bar 72 & 73 has three I believe. I have some but I have several cars with AM/FM or AM / 8 track.





  5. Hey welcome to the forum. I see Madrid got 20 cm of snow today. Made the news. 

    check out,


    This is a Canadian buy and sell page. They have lots of antique cars for sale. Good thing about canadian cars is many of them are American cars to start and have been imported here at substantial cost to the buyer and it’s cost that they never typically recuperate on resale. What’s that mean for you? Better buying power in Canada, the exchange rate is much more favourable. 

    1973 Ford Mustang Convertible on Kijiji https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/calgary/1973-ford-mustang-convertible/1544953489?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms


    here’s a link to a fresh looking 73 convertible 44k Canadian about 28k euro. Convertibles aren’t typically popular here for obvious reasons.

    Hope it helps.




  6. So a little update.  Heads and block are all striped down. Just waiting for the custom grind cam from Howard’s. I guess there is a shortage of cam cores due to the pandemic. 


    I had some thoughts on adding ram air (cool factor) while it’s apart. Maybe someone can answer for me. I have the CJ air cleaner. The air plenum kit seems easy enough to acquire as a reproduction. i think a few places like year one sell a kit.

    3 big questions:

     1: do I need only the air cleaner lid or is the lower part different?

    2: the MSD ignition has forced me to use a small spacer under the carb (though until the build is finished I won’t know the size) I think 1/2 inch. Is there enough crush space in the gasket to make that work? 

    3: last one, I do not have a locking hood. Is that also an issue? 

    Thanks in advance 





  7. So tear down went well.

    Worn cam, which was expected. Worn lifters, crank bearings... loose timing chain. 

    but it still had the original ford bearings so if appears untouched.


    some questions have arisen from my engine builder about whether a stoker kit may be more economical then some of the labour and replacement parts.

    wondering about people’s thoughts on strokers? Likely it will only need .20 over. 

    it’s a street car, 4 speed with 3.50 open gear. No intention to change the running gear whatsoever. I definitely do not want a street machine. A true to form Mach1 with a little extra grunt is enough for me. 






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