Everything posted by JamestheJameson
I forgot to mention I do have what I believe to be the original 2bbl intake, valve covers and exhaust manifolds. Also the block, cylinder heads, water pump and oil pan look to be original as well. It's awesome seeing so many people from other countries here by the way.
Greetings all from James, 20 years old. I'd wanted a classic mustang all my life as the love of mustangs and other Fords kind of runs in the family and on my 16th birthday my father gave me the best birthday I'll ever have when he surprised me with a 1973 mach 1 project he'd bought from one of his customers (he used to own an auto repair shop). He worked on it for a while and unfortunately passed away the next year. There wasn't much left to do so I finished putting the engine together but there's still a lot of work left to do and I have a lot to learn, not just about Fords, but about cars in general as I don't have much experience working on them. As for the car I know very little about its history or how much of it is original. It's a bit odd as you'll notice it has the '71-72 decals, despite being a '73. I guess the last owner liked the older look more but I'm not complaining as it does look pretty nice. A lot of the parts are either very well maintained, refurbished or brand new as there's virtually no rust anywhere, aside from a bit of surface rust on the heads but I'm currently pulling the heads off to clean them and replace the head and intake gaskets. The engine is a 351c 2V with an Edelbrock performer intake and a Holley 4 bbl. Transmission is a 3 speed automatic. It also has a new 9 inch rear end. Also I'm definitely replacing the wheels as they're from a newer mustang and I don't like how they look on older cars. They were put there by the last owner.