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  1. If you could get it all up to OKC we could do it over a weekend. 7hr drive though. Have you joined the Mustang club in San Antonio? If not that’s your next stop. https://samc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?sl=1491604316
  2. Replacing rear shocks is super easy. To answer your question… No it’s not safe to drive until they are replaced. If you need to drive it now then just replace the shocks. They can be found at Rock Auto or any parts store. They will be the right size as long as you tell them what car they are going on. If you are a little worried about replacing shocks you will be very stressed about dropping the axle to do the springs. Ron
  3. I grew up in Canada and mudflaps, snow tires, were/are used all the time on daily drivers and grocery getters. They just don’t look right to me on a muscle car. They do protect the paint on your rear quarters though. This is only my opinion and I am certainly not knocking your car whatsoever. It’s beautiful as it is. If you drive gravel roads and roast the tires often then I would keep them on. Ron
  4. This is just a stock pressure plate. I tried it out in the donor and pedal pressure was definitely doable for day to day. Of course this car will be for my son and I have been driving exclusively manual trans vehicles since before I had a license. What is easy for me might not equate to easy for him. Maybe I will look into it, but he is young so he could use some discomfort to toughen him up. ;)
  5. I think they fit perfectly, nailed it. I wouldn’t change anything if it were mine. The mudflaps are kind of distracting to the clean lines, but I understand why you want them.
  6. Glad to see I am not alone. Not sure if I am up for the bearing mod, luckily it’s able to be done without removing the box, I think…
  7. I am attempting to swap the pedal box from auto to manual. While the removal is straight forward, the access to the top bolt that secures the top of the box to the dash area is exceedingly difficult to remove. I managed to do it, but I had to remove the dash facia and gauge pods to get to it. Did I miss something? Surely there must be a better way. Ron
  8. Thanks David, Yes, someone seriously neglected the roof. Shame really. I could save it, but then I would have to get another parts car, my luck it would be salvageable as well. I haven’t made my mind up yet on what to do with it, but for now my son can take anything he wants off of it for his 72. Ron
  9. Thanks David, It did turn out to be a 5 Speed and a power brake car. I think I did quite well for my investment of $1K for a clean titled ‘73 parts car. Not my first rodeo when buying cars sight unseen. I haven’t been burned yet. Sometimes you have to take chances… Ron
  10. I assumed it was an advertisement error and it was a 3speed car. It was a nice surprise. The previous 2 owners kept all receipts and as I was thumbing through I found a really thick receipt from Oct 2002. Turns out the long block was replaced at that time $3K worth of parts and labor. Odometer showed 163,000 on that receipt it now shows 187,000. So if everything is still up to snuff there is a low mileage engine sitting in there. Another nice surprise.
  11. I bought this as a parts car for $1000. It was a sight unseen thing and I wasn’t expecting much. It was advertised as a 302 5 speed. That’s pretty much all the ad said other than it was a 1973. Turns out it actually is a 5 speed. Someone installed a T-5 conversion kit. So the car just paid for itself. It has power disc brakes and a clock console. I was wanting all those items so I am happy. The bad part is the roof is gone and both front fenders are toast. The good is the engine turns over and electrics work. It’s a parts car and for $1K I think I did ok. It’s a shame though as this was a roadworthy car in 2005. Inspection tag was last done in 05. Receipts for work accomplished in 2006 and 2007. It just sat unprotected and not driven.
  12. I brought it home! Will post photos in the Grandé forum.
  13. I will and thanks for the info. My hope bar is set pretty low. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised.
  14. I just purchased a 73 parts car. It’s a Grande, sight unseen. Craigslist…seller claims it has a 302 and a 5 speed manual. I am assuming it’s not a 5 speed as he couldn’t even tell me if it had power brakes. My question is was a 4 speed an option for a 302 in 1973? Or is it most likely a 3 speed? I only paid $1000 for it so I took a chance. It should at least have $1000 in good parts on it. I pick the car up on Sat so my questions will be answered regardless, the suspense is killing me though. Ron
  15. So, I purchased a 1.12 4100 carb that is very clean for $125. The Venturi restrictors are $24. I’ll use the primary jets from my 2100 to get it useable on a 302. Secondaries will take some tuning. All in, even if I have to buy a rebuild kit, will be less than $200. 90% sure the throttle shafts will not need a re-bush. Choke style is correct for the 1972 setup I currently have. What I didn’t consider is if the stock air cleaner will fit over the carb… Hoping so. Thanks for the help and advice everyone. Ron
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