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PNWMach1

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  1. I did the same a few years ago and referenced this picture (attached). Also found some good pictures at this link: Windshield Washer Setup (mach1club.com) Hope this helps.
  2. That is awesome...congratulations!
  3. Welcome from Edmonds WA.....Sharp looking car!
  4. Wow, that Camaro looks outstanding. If that is what you had to start with, the Mach 1 should be easy in comparison Found it interesting that your car originally came with a white vinyl top...can't recall ever seeing one in that color before. Best of luck on the resto, and welcome to the forum!
  5. I replaced my factory steel wheels in the late 80's with Magnum 500s that I bought through the local Ford dealer so they are factory parts, not aftermarket. Probably been on the car for about 25k worth of miles? Long story short, I've never had any problems with leaking and there has been at least 3 sets of new tires installed on them over that time. I can say that I have had issues with getting them balanced. Had the last set mounted and balanced at Goodyear and they were WAY off. Took them to Les Schwab and the tire tech said they were so off he couldn't fathom how Goodyear could have thought they were correct. Just my two cents.
  6. Agreed. As a SE Michigan native (Ferndale, Woodward and Nine mile) I remember hearing the stories about this car and the Silver Bullet GTX.
  7. Very interesting! Learn something new every day. Thanks for the info!
  8. Vintageman: Hood molding is original to my knowledge...it was on the car when I bought it in '86. Seeing the differences between Trevynd's and mine, I wonder if the design changed for '73?
  9. I don't mean to hijack this thread, but this is first I've heard of the black paint being applied to rear underside of the hood. Would either of you know if this carried through to '73? thanks!
  10. My car is a '73 and the front hood trim on mine actually caps over the hood on the outboard ends. In regards to your question about the hood curvature, it seems to be a pretty common thing. Mine certainly has the same issue. I've heard various reasons put forward mostly centered on the overall length and pressure of the hinges acting on the hood when closed. Have no idea if that is valid though.
  11. Late to the conversation here, but, was looking for a picture of my car in WW that shows what I refer to as the 'ivory' tone. Wast most noticeable in this picture as the car is in the shade.
  12. Diablo Lake on the North Cascades highway in Washington state....well done
  13. Great thread idea! Here is my contribution. The hint is in my screen name.
  14. I think it looks super nice! Out of curiosity, any complaints from your passenger? Looks like the cup holder area might be intruding into the leg/hip room a bit?
  15. Boy, does this ever bring back some memories. My dad worked for Ford from '66-'80 and he would bring back stacks of these that were apparently just laying around the office. Used them to light his wood burning stove Thanks for posting this!
  16. Had the same conundrum years ago when I had mine painted. Stuck with the white and don't regret it. Came very close to replicating the color scheme I had seen on another 73 Mach1 I had looked at though. It was green, ginger interior (as mine is) but with argent hood and stripes, front/rear spoliers. Normally I don't care for green but that combo really popped.
  17. Sometime around 1999-2000 I had taken my Riviera out for a drive and spotted a nice old Pontiac for sale on the side of the road. Pulled over to take a look and turns out it was a '66 2+2. 421 tri power, 4 speed, 8 lug wheels, blue on blue and about 60k on the odometer if I recall correctly. Asking price $8,000. Pontiac's weren't my thing (and still aren't) but this thing was worth every penny. Lack of garage space was the only reason I didn't jump on it. Still think about that car with regret.
  18. Thanks for the info, guys. When I had the car painted I never saw the deck lid when it was stripped down but always wondered if the lock hole had been filled.
  19. When I bought my 73 Mach 1 in 1986, it was equipped with an electric push button trunk release. The button is mounted on the lower dash, left of the steering column. It failed so often that I eventually just hooked up a traditional pull cable and left it at that. My base question here is: Is this a factory (or dealer) option? I bought the car from the original owner and he never mentioned it one way or another, but I only received two keys from him at the time of purchase...both of them ignition keys. Why no trunk key? There is no lock...it is just blank in that area of the sheet metal (which was a PITA when new decals were installed after paint...had to splice some material into the area that is cut out for the lock). I've never seen another Mustang of this era with the lock cylinder just completely missing from the trunk...has anyone else?
  20. Also states that it is a manual transmission and then references a 'built C6'.
  21. OMG, as the owner of a white 73 Mach 1 this makes me cringe on several levels! Any background on what happened here?
  22. Welcome! Great story and great looking car....and holy cow is that your shop?? Nice!
  23. Thank you all for the warm welcome and my sincere apologies for just now responding/getting back on the forum. Long story short, I was in the middle of a three month thrash to get my other ride ready for a 600+ mile trip. Not another Mach 1 unfortunately...its a 1973 Buick Riviera. thanks again!
  24. Hi all. Long time lurker but have finally signed up! My car is a 1973 Mach 1 H-code with C-6 trans. Wimbledon white exterior/ginger interior. Factory AC car. I bought it from the original owner in 1986 with 30k miles, current mileage 57k. Had the car repainted in 1990 mainly due to the fact that it came with the 3/4 vinyl top (in Ginger!) that was frankly hideous. Had the black out paint on the hood added at that time. Car originally came with 14" steel wheels with the dog dish/trim ring combo which I've replaced with Magnums (still have the originals). Received a ton of paperwork from original owner at time of sale including all the dealer paperwork (originally sold in Livonia MI, my hometown), receipts for the undercoating he had done after purchase, etc....he even still had the starting instruction sleeve that came on the visor. Two months after he bought it he moved to California and the car went with him. It remained there until 1986 when he had it hauled to Plymouth, Michigan (where I lived at the time) while he attended his sisters wedding. As he intended to sell the car, his thought was he could get a better price in Michigan vs California. I spotted the ad in the classifieds of the Detroit News and the rest is history. Things I've added to the car: Front spoiler Rear spoiler The aforementioned Magnums (15") All of the above were purchased at the local Ford dealer around 1987 and I kept all the boxes. One of the advantages of living in the Metro Detroit area at that time is that you could still find parts like this at several dealers. On the Magnums, I ran the part number a few years ago and they look as if they were intended for a Boss 351. Things I've modified on the car: Upgraded brake calipers/rotors (factory front disc/rear drum car) Quicker ratio steering box Much bigger sway bars Upgraded shocks Upgraded A arms/overall suspension upgrade/rebuild Edelbrock performer intake/AVS carb upgrade This is a fantastic site and I'm looking forward to actually participating more rather than continuing to lurk! thanks all! Jeff
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