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Big Block MACH

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  1. They don't fit now I need to send them Back. suck
  2. Hears what I did to my 73, I put a 514 inch 530 torque engine, Aluminum Heads very important to lighten the car, C6 transmission 11inch converter and shift kit, 3.50:1 posi traction, 10 inch wide tires, put the car on a diet got it down to 3100 pounds. ran easy upper 12s. 73 mustang are easy to lighten up just change the front bumper Crites sales fiberglass bumpers, get a fiberglass hood, Aluminum radiator, C6 transmission is lighter than FMX.
  3. I have had 2 sets of ceramic coated headers and the coating always gets messed up within a year. I don't drive much, just car shows, joy rides. I was going to get my header re coated but it cost like 250$ - 300$ to coat them then they will bubble peal again. I found some SS shorty header on Ebay for less then the price to plate the old headers. I'm going to give them a try.
  4. Put a 460 and don't look back! I love mine, Easy swap, call a store on the internet their name is Crites they sell engine mounts and information needed to do the swap. It's not cheep like header, intake, and carb on a 302. 302s are nice motors to build inexpensive 350-400 HP but with twice the money you can have a mild built 460 and get an easy 450-500 HP. My Big Block has lots of aluminum total car weight is 3000 LB, I auto crossed it at Cruisin for a cure and did just as good against all the small blocks. Also ET 1/4 mile in 12s.
  5. Chip Foose is a great custom builder and has great ideas. The Mustang MACH FOOSE is awesome and is a work of art. Chip works hard on his project too. I would love to have a MACH FOOSE only if I could work on it along with him! Mine would have a big block, more of an original interior, gotta have 15'' wide tires rear and 12' front autocross style. to each his own. Peace out.
  6. Hi I searched but did not find, I am interested in a coil over rear suspension for my 73 mach 1. But I need to see a road test on a road track. Comparisons of old school suspension up grades and then the see test with TCP setup. Pros and cons? Thanks
  7. Hi hope you had some luck finding wheels, but if you have not yet. Try the Wheel Smith, there located in Corona CA. the number is 800-854-8937. I got some steel wheels made there a few year back 15X10" for the back and 8" in the front. they will make the wheel any way you need them.
  8. Kurt, do you have any info concering the conversion of that blue Boss car? The reason I ask is because there are photos of the Boss 302 motor residing under the hood of a blue 302 car at one time, and I have an email from a Ford engineer stating that he drove the Blue car in Michigan on the proving grounds and that he believed that car was later crushed. But, I also don't remember a black spoiler on that particular car, as depicted in the photo you posted. I can see the decal changes, though. And, the exhaust cutouts are still covered in the rear valance in your posted photo ! Must be the same car? Would be neat to track some of this info down. I keep hoping someone will have photos from the 1970 Las Vegas Show at the LV Convention Center in or around August of 1970 where my car was displayed. That was the first year the LVCC was open. I see that Big Block MACH is from Huntington Beach, where my car was originally sold at Wilson Ford. Interesting. I'm looking for a Wilson Ford license plate frame. I'll look for a Wilson Ford license plate frame at the next Long Beach swap meet in nNovember.
  9. Yes, I intend to lift up the whole center section. I've thought about doing that. I need to use a deep air cleaner just to fit my engine under the hood. I feel like my MACH needs more air. It runs great but you know how it is more air more better. Mine MACH is just a 514in. big carb engine. Thanks for showing us how to chop the hood open. "Impressive"
  10. A lost Boss 302 71 mustang is it for real? A few years back well a lot of years back in the early 70s I saw the blue Boss 302. Back in the day every thing was hot rods, every parking lot was a car show. In SoCal the biggest Cruz street ever was Whittier Blvd. I remember every thing from then. I wish I had pictures. But I remember a 302 Boss 71 mustang that to this day didn't believe that it really exist. Until I read all of this about the lost 71 Boss 302s. I was a young teenager then my girlfriends older sister was dating the guy who had the boss 302. Thats all I know to this day, sister broke up with guy, and that was it. I never thought that, that car was for real until now. I thought I remembered it wrong that the car was a Boss 351 because I never saw another one ever again. Be leave me I looked for another one. I did talk to the guy about his car because I didn't think a 302 was that great at that time, I'm talking about the 70s when there was hipo 327, 350s, the occasional hemi, the most beautiful 429 SCJ. So he showed me what that engine was all about and did an awesome 4 speed burnout out of the parking lot. After that I was a be leaver in the power of the Boss.
  11. Yes ! I have. Thanks that is really cool.
  12. Wow info on the original Gone in 60 second is so righteous. But just like Dirty Harry, It was only Clint Eastwood not really Dirty Harry who said, Do you fell lucky well do you punk? So that being said. No disrespect to the move Gone in 60 seconds over facts to what Eleanor was made from a 71-72 or pieces of 73 mustangs. Eleanor was a fictional character named Eleanor a 73 mustang and somewhere in the world I saw something that said it had a 429 in it. And so on, The 2000 version of Gone in 60 seconds Eleanor was a 67 Fast back not a GT500 and GT 500s never looked like that from the factory ether. Its a movie for fun so lets have fun with it.
  13. Has any one dropped a Boss 429 in a 71-73 mustang yet?
  14. Hi again from SoCal. here some pictures of my big block mach.
  15. Who cares, what was actually used, Eleanor was a 73 like I said.
  16. You need to watch the first gone in sixty seconds. then you would know. *Ahem.* That is incorrect, as Kit pointed out. Just for the record: Two cars were used; one unmodified for beauty shots, the other built with a complete rollcage to act as a secondary frame to the unibody, thus keeping the car from losing its nose during the jump. Secondly, though the pedigree of the beauty car is unknown, it is well known that both were either '71 or '72s with the grill swapped to a '73. It has been established, by virtue of a pre-production photo provided by Denise Halicki to Mustang Monthly, that the stunt car was built from a fire-ravaged a Bright Yellow 1971 or 1972 Mach 1 with an unknown interior color. It was equipped with Sportdeck rear seats and a Deluxe two-spoke steering wheel. The car may or may not have been involved in a front-end collision. http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_4972-Ford-Mustang-1971.html -Kurt You need to watch the movie. on the list of cars to be stolen was Eleanor the 73, 429 mustang. The car is the movie star. Yes it has a early 71-72 bumper and a 73 grill and tail lights, 71 front signal lights, Painted custom for that time. All the stunts were real people got hurt. The jump Eleanor did was all real. I will watch the move again. You should check it its the best.
  17. look nice. Some all metal quarters like that could be enticing.
  18. Hi, I did it to my 73. You don't have to change the fenders. You only have to get the metal bracket that goes under the 71 bumper. You also will need to get the brackets for the 71 bumper and cut and weld modify the two brackets.
  19. Hi everyone, Yes in the past like the 80s and 90s there was a lot of negativity about the 71-73 mustang, but I always loved them. They are smooth and sexy. Then there is the weight thing well with safety and early 70s BS. they put on some extra weight, well so did everybody else. My 73 big block car weighs in at around 3000Lb and really that's not so fat. Yea, I put aluminum stuff on it like radiator, heads, and changed the bumper to a 71. and also added a fiberglass hood. All that stuff is just basic bolt-on. When ever I drive it people want to buy it. Its not for sale. I bought it in the early 2000s,and got a lot of attention then too. Butt once in a wile I would get negative feedback. When I get negative feedback I just roast the tires in front of that person problem solved. I don't think this car will be the under dog much longer. PS The word is out the real gone in 60 second car was a 73 429ci. Mustang. It did a real jump I think they set a jump distance record at that time too. Lets see if that trailer queen 68 can survive the real stuff.
  20. Hi welcome to the bad to the bone mustang club. 71-73 mustangs are the nicest early mustang to drive. 71-73 mustangs can take any engine you desire. 302,351W,351C,429,460, and I haven't seen one my self but the new 302 Boss overhead cam engine probably will fit. My 73 MACH 1 has a 460in it and Its like driving a luxury rocket ship.
  21. Well I took the neutral safety switch out of the shifter box last night. The switch did not look bad so I check it out using a multimeter. The switch is bad, it has an intermittent short, if the switch is wiggled just right it works and then it doesn't work, tricky.
  22. I have a 73 mach 1 with some stating issues. How do I trouble shoot the neutral safety switch. The car came with the FMX transmission. so the switch is in the shiftier box.
  23. I have a 73 mustang with a big block. I needed a powerful starter so I installed a powermaster high torque starter. The Powermaster is equipped with a solenoid like a GM car. So I hooked it up not using the ford solenoid. Starters don't last long maybe a year or two. Now I'm having problems with my starter ignition system switch. My car ran great parked it, didn't drive it for a week or three. Then wanted to drive it and was hard to start. The starter did not want to start so I twisted the key a few times and it started then it died. So I checks the coil it was ok then the distributor and the distributor was bad changed it next. Still not working no spark, then the key got cylinder got hot Smokey so I changed it. So I changed the starter switch the one that goes on the steering column. I don't no if I have a faulty switch or its something else. But the new switch went bad. The key does not spring back after the starter has been engaged. So the return spring doesn't work anymore. Does Know about the starter switches? When the key ignition starter switch gets hot does it burn the spring out?
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