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812740_457834414282334_1705818351_o.thumb.jpg.e00a179bc571487c107ec958a1dbb087.jpgHi there and thanks in advance for all the knowledge help and support I know is out there amongst you all. I'm going to need it I'm sure.

 

A short intro. I'm a Brit living here in the US on a work assignment. Back in Europe I have a Cobra replica that I built and have owned for over 20 years and which I love.

 

Having moved here at the start of this year without my car my fiance said that if I get a hobby car it here it must have a rear seat so we can all go out together - we have twin daughters.

 

 

So I've always loved Mustangs too, and in my home town when I was a teenager someone owned a yellow Mach 1 from this era, and so the rest of the plan came together. I bought a 72 Mach1 CJ with 4 speed stick in Arkansas and drove it the 938 mile trip back to Michigan (steady freeway at 70-75 mph) I saw 15.3 mpg. I know (from bitter experience) that around town it drops substantially. A combination of a malfunctioning fuel sender and my poor estimation saw me with my first call to AAA and a ride on the flatbed for a 5 mile trip to home....

 

All part of the learning. Its a low mileage car that lived in CA and AR and is all original steel. Its had paint and has a few non correct items that I'll work on over the winter to gradually get them the way I'd like it to be. New suspension bushes and shocks will be on the list and a few electrical items too need sorting. Carpets too are going crumbly. But it runs great with no slop in the drive train, doesn't use oil and sounds terrific. Its matching numbers too.

 

Anyway that's enough for now and I'll start asking my first questions for help and advice soon. Thanks again in advance.

 

PS Had a great time at Mustang Alley and some of the other great events the Club arranged around Detroit to celebrate the 50th. Thanks to all that made these things happen.

Nigel B

 

1972 Mach 1 Cobra Jet 4 speed

 

 

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Welcome from TriCities WA.

-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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Nice car welcome from Utah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am just here to eat my lunch and screw stuff up!!!!!lollerz

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Welcome from Phoenix. That's a looker for sure!

'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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Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

Good looking car!

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Hi there and thanks in advance for all the knowledge help and support I know is out there amongst you all. I'm going to need it I'm sure.

 

A short intro. I'm a Brit living here in the US on a work assignment. Back in Europe I have a Cobra replica that I built and have owned for over 20 years and which I love.

 

Having moved here at the start of this year without my car my fiance said that if I get a hobby car it here it must have a rear seat so we can all go out together - we have twin daughters.

 

 

So I've always loved Mustangs too, and in my home town when I was a teenager someone owned a yellow Mach 1 from this era, and so the rest of the plan came together. I bought a 72 Mach1 CJ with 4 speed stick in Arkansas and drove it the 938 mile trip back to Michigan (steady freeway at 70-75 mph) I saw 15.3 mpg. I know (from bitter experience) that around town it drops substantially. A combination of a malfunctioning fuel sender and my poor estimation saw me with my first call to AAA and a ride on the flatbed for a 5 mile trip to home....

 

All part of the learning. Its a low mileage car that lived in CA and AR and is all original steel. Its had paint and has a few non correct items that I'll work on over the winter to gradually get them the way I'd like it to be. New suspension bushes and shocks will be on the list and a few electrical items too need sorting. Carpets too are going crumbly. But it runs great with no slop in the drive train, doesn't use oil and sounds terrific. Its matching numbers too.

 

Anyway that's enough for now and I'll start asking my first questions for help and advice soon. Thanks again in advance.

 

PS Had a great time at Mustang Alley and some of the other great events the Club arranged around Detroit to celebrate the 50th. Thanks to all that made these things happen.

 

::welcome::from Latrobe PA where this web started and still growing. Though when Lee Iacocca began his reign in the late 60s and to his dislike our mustang model was born and he called the dinosaur it is still my fab. Like your mustang look and hope to see 15.3mpg between my EFI 700cfm/3.5 rear axle/gear vendors overdrive also 4 on the floor bv my cleveland is 9.5:1 compression @ 400 hp and a conv @ 4k lbs in weight. Hope to see 15.3 mpg at 55mph on cruise on a long trip too but engine rebuilt at r code standards plus for the 72 351 H.O. Style. Your stang could make the COTM still have the DEC month or in 2015s calendar as being restored or on the road. See mine of what i did w/it from my photo album to march 2015 COTM.

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Welcome to the club from northern Nevada. Glad to have you here!

 

:welcome2:

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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Great car and great story. Look forward to reading about the projects. Lord knows all of us get to work on something occasionally. My radiator hose was cut thru buy power steering belt today, another lesson learned.

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.

 

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Welcome from eastern Tennesee!! ::welcome::

Ron

The Rickster, a 1973 Mach 1, being restored as a tribute to my brother who passed away with COVID in July 2020.

Billy, a 1976 Ford Bronco, also needs a lot of work.

El Guapo, a 1986 F150, frame-off Resto-Mod.

Also, in the queue, a 1950 Ford F1 Panel truck and 1962 Falcon Ranchero

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Thanks for such a warm welcome guys, and from all over the world too. I'll try and figure out how to do the pin stuff on here and will shortly start to post my tech questions.

My bride and I just returned to our home in Beverly Hills, MI after our elopement wedding up North on Monday. The Mach 1 was our bridal car of course!

Nigel B

 

1972 Mach 1 Cobra Jet 4 speed

 

 

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My bride and I just returned to our home in Beverly Hills, MI after our elopement wedding up North on Monday. The Mach 1 was our bridal car of course!

 

:worthlesswithoutpics:

 

 

 

We KNOW you've got pictures... :P

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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