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Happy to hear your at the stage where your enjoying the fruits of your labour. Great looking ride. What is the name of that white paint job?

 

It's paint code 9A, Wimbledon White. It's sort of an off white. This was the original color for the car.

 

I like the idea of an original colour for the car. Would it be the same Wimbledon white Shelby used on the 68 gt500 or is the same in name but a different shade of white like 70 grabber blue and 2010 grabber blue. Very different.

I like off white. My 63 Galaxie is Corinthian White and it's a creamier off white as well.

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Happy to hear your at the stage where your enjoying the fruits of your labour. Great looking ride. What is the name of that white paint job?

 

It's paint code 9A, Wimbledon White. It's sort of an off white. This was the original color for the car.

 

I like the idea of an original colour for the car. Would it be the same Wimbledon white Shelby used on the 68 gt500 or is the same in name but a different shade of white like 70 grabber blue and 2010 grabber blue. Very different.

I like off white. My 63 Galaxie is Corinthian White and it's a creamier off white as well.

 

Shelby paint code was "M" while Ford is "9A". When I crossed the two paint codes they pointed to the same white paint. It is probably the same but I am only guessing here.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Great news John. I'm glad you got it done. Now you will pay $125.00

to the state for the inspection fee. It took the the state patolman in

Moses about 3 min. to inspect my trailer a few months ago. A good profit for the state, but all worth it. Wade

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Great news John. I'm glad you got it done. Now you will pay $125.00

to the state for the inspection fee. It took the the state patolman in

Moses about 3 min. to inspect my trailer a few months ago. A good profit for the state, but all worth it. Wade

 

Thx Wade,

He did not even inspect it. He just asked a bunch of questions about the restoration. He said he was impressed by the way it sounded when I drove it into the stall. Like I mentioned he wasn't even sure why I needed to bring it in. He didn't mention anything about a fee, guess I'll see if they bill me.

-john

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Congratulations to you with your beautiful Ride [WINKING FACE] That's nice to hear that you now can drive and all your work is done[GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES] Regards Lars

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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That's great that you got it on the road. You'll get used to the higher RPM's. Turn off the OD at 65 sometime and run it for a mile or two. You will be amazed at the difference when you put it back into OD.

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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That's great that you got it on the road. You'll get used to the higher RPM's. Turn off the OD at 65 sometime and run it for a mile or two. You will be amazed at the difference when you put it back into OD.

 

If the weather holds out I'll try running it on Sunday, I also have the shift kit installed and I can tell it when it shifts, its a reall solid shift in each gear. It's going to be fun playing around with the GV.

 

I got the tranny oil cooler plumbed up this evening too and ran it in the garage and no leaks so far. It will be interesting to see how well it cools the fluid.

 

-john

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Hi John that's good to hear that there is no leaks [emoji6] And its good for the transmission so it's always is in the right oil temperature. Regards Lars DK73

 

 

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Regards DK73

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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1/18/15

Still working on the final touches. Got a 4 wheel alignment done today and surprisely it was all good with the exception of the Toe alignment. When I removed the steering linkage I took it apart as a single piece and used it as the template for putting the new pieces together. For the camber I marked the original positions with a scribe and set them as a baseline when I replaced the arms. I guess it worked well as when I was at 70 mph before the alignment it tracked really well.

 

Started with the Ram Air design and got all the measurements taken. There are 3 issues that I am working on:

1. The MSD distributor sits too high so it hits the front of the air cleaner base. The fix is to modify the filter base to get the additional clearance. Initial measurements indicate this can be done.

2. I have a Blue Thunder intake manifold and many comments indicate that ithe carb base sits too high so I'll have hood clearance issues. The fix, from the top of the filter base to the fender I got 1 1/2 inches. Jim (Jim & Jutta) took a measrement and got 2 inches with the rubber seal so I am thinking that this won't be an issue,

3. I have Blue Thunder valve covers and they are taller and the air horn hits the oil fill caps. The fix - right now I have an paper filter for the valve cover. I am going to plumb a rubber tube from the valve cover to under the air horn. This way any oil fumes should be sucked into the throttle body and burned.

 

I will attach pics of the cuts that I make to the air cleaner when I start the mods. If this all works out it will give the car a more stock looking appearance. More to come soon.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Whouahhhhhhhh!!! I start this thread today, I'm on the page 22, will continue to read at home this evening. It's a lot of work, looks like you are very meticulous, bravo :)

Mustang, Mach 1 and 351

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Epic thread. I am just back from Holiday R&R home in the State's to far South Korea where I work jet lagged as can be. Did the whole thread over a few martini's and, well, just flawless. The honesty vs. perfection of it all was spot on. Well done Sir.

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2/12/15

Received my new seat belts for the front seats from Don (OMS) that are the combined shoulder and lap belt. Too spoiled now with these in the newer cars today and it was a pain to fumble with the 2 piece ones that originally came with the car. I will be installing them this weekend and will post my impressions with them when I am done.

 

Also still working on my Ram Air conversion. I am modifying the base right now to clear the MSD Dizzy similar to what 71Mach1lady did however my dizzy is slightly taller so I need to modify it a little more. I have acquired all the parts now and hopefully I'll have it done in a couple of weeks. I'll post pics of the mods when I am done. I am using a taller intake right now and in the end it may not work but I thought I would give it a shot anyway. More to come soon.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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2/14/15

Got the seat belts installed that I ordered from OMS. No modifications were needed on my car but not sure for coupes or verts. If you are not worried about being 100% original then this is the way to go. It eliminates the need to store the shoulder belt on the clip on the headliner or fumbling with getting them both attached when putting on the belt. Belt lengths were good and they retract out of the way when getting out of the car. Took about an hour to remove the old ones and install the replacements. This was one of the better items that I have purchased for my upgrades and I really recommend the swap. Just going to put the original belts up and it can be restored back in no time at all if I need to.

 

Don recommended this set when I spoke to him awhile back and finally decided to try them out. It was a good choice, thx Don!!!

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Looks like we will be contacting Don, definitely better than just seat belts like we will be running

 

 

Here is our air cleaner mod. Not perfect but it clears the MSD

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Is that a difficult install if one's car did not come with the shoulder belts? Frankly, I feel "naked" not having a shoulder belt when I hit the road.

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Is that a difficult install if one's car did not come with the shoulder belts? Frankly, I feel "naked" not having a shoulder belt when I hit the road.

 

Included were instruction on how to install these belts in cars that previously did not have the belts. It includes all the hardware that you will need but you will need to drill some holes for all the bolts. It would take a couple more hours for the install though.


Looks like we will be contacting Don, definitely better than just seat belts like we will be running

 

 

Here is our air cleaner mod. Not perfect but it clears the MSD

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I like the way you maintained the rounded edges on your mod. Which manifold are you using and have you installed the ducting on the hood yet and checked for clearances? I think that the performer manifold will have no issues and that's where I am worried as I am using a higher height one.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Clearance is perfect with the ram and yes the manifold is the Perfomer

 

I assumed all but convertible would have shoulder harnesses from the factory

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2/18/15

Update on the progress of the RAM Air mod to get the air cleaner to clear the MSD distributor. All the cutting and welding is done and now I have to use some body filler to smooth everything out and paint. The cleaner now fits so the only unknown now is the hood clearance. Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will be done with this. Some pics:

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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looking good. We ran in to a wrinkle after getting kick down set up. We need to lift the air cleaner about 1/4" to 1/2" to clear the kick down

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looking good. We ran in to a wrinkle after getting kick down set up. We need to lift the air cleaner about 1/4" to 1/2" to clear the kick down

 

Are you going with the kick down bar? My only concern now is getting enough clearance for the hood. I can't go with the performer because with the lower height I would not clear the dizzy, it's pretty tight as it is right now.

 

Also did you get the PS issue fixed?

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Yes on the kick down bar, is there another option? I wish we could cut the MSD distributor down about 2", I have no idea why they make it so tall

 

The power steering issue is all fixed but not without some words between our friend that brought the unit in and the company that rebuilt it. The insides had rust, I guess they failed to use any assembly oil when they rebuilt it. We installed right after we picked it up and it sat connected on the car in our fully enclosed shop. We do run a swamp cooler but that should not cause it to rust. They knew the car was sitting and would be for a few months yet they wanted us to pay them to rebuild it again.

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Yes on the kick down bar, is there another option? I wish we could cut the MSD distributor down about 2", I have no idea why they make it so tall

 

The power steering issue is all fixed but not without some words between our friend that brought the unit in and the company that rebuilt it. The insides had rust, I guess they failed to use any assembly oil when they rebuilt it. We installed right after we picked it up and it sat connected on the car in our fully enclosed shop. We do run a swamp cooler but that should not cause it to rust. They knew the car was sitting and would be for a few months yet they wanted us to pay them to rebuild it again.

 

You would have thought they would have put some oil in the pump to prevent that issue.

 

The Lokar kick down cable will solve all of that. I would just go ahead and use the gas pedal cable too. No modifications needed as everything just fits. Only thing that you have to change is the position of the lever on the tranny. The original bar pushes this lever and the Lokar system pulls it. Attaching picture again. The bottom cable is the kick down.

 

Lastly that MSD dizzy is just way too tall, they should be able to make them shorter, would have made this conversion much easier. I wound up still having fitment issues that I didn't notice so spent the day cutting out my mod that I did.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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