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Me....just past mid 40's and still have my High School car.

 

It has not been on the road since 1987 when the engine went south.

 

I tried to do a total rebuild in 1990, but the body shop went out of business and I had to go get the car parts that remained by flashlight.

 

Tried again about 1998 and made good progress until the experience at the shop left. They asked me to pick up the car and 3 months later they were gone.

 

Every time I got under the car I got pissed due to the shoddy work they did, when in the beginning it was SO quality.

 

They got the engine and trans in as their last steps.......all of it has to come back out as they put a manual motor plate in front of an auto trans.

 

engine is a 351c block from a pantera.

trans is a C6 with a 1:1 final drive, for highway, but different first to help launch

 

I have a b&m blower for it along with the super street charger cam theat they recommended.

 

2v heads I stuffed 4v valves in......the stuff that was a good ideal 20yrs ago looking at alum heads now. I can't remember if we o-ringed the block.

 

Well that should get us started.

 

Thanks for having me

 

-RCA

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Welcome to the site from Virginia. Sounds like you will eventually persevere in getting your Mustang the way you want it.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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Welcome from West Texas!

 

That sounds like a heckuva car... but it's too bad about the body shop fiasco. Why is it that I've heard SO many similar stories regarding body shops, anyway - one of my pals had to go through the same kind of hassle with his '70 Camaro... 3 times and 3 different shops!! They had messed up his car so bad that he wound up getting a "new" car, transferring all the good stuff he'd already done over to the "new" car, and let the other one go to someone wanting to build a race car.

 

Oh, and BTW:

:worthlesswithoutpics:

 

rofl

 

Based on your username, I'm guessing you're into R/C cars or planes? Or is it RC Cola? ;) :D Just havin' fun - we like to do that here.

Eric

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Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

Pics?

 

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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Welcome from Denmark.. :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... :P

Under construction!!

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Welcome from France.

Mustang, beer and rock'nroll

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howdy from Phoenix. I also have my 'high school' car (well, first year of College but close enough). Keep up the faith. You will be glad when you get it going again.

'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 West Texas!

 

That sounds like a heckuva car... but it's too bad about the body shop fiasco. Why is it that I've heard SO many similar stories regarding body shops, anyway - one of my pals had to go through the same kind of hassle with his '70 Camaro... 3 times and 3 different shops!! They had messed up his car so bad that he wound up getting a "new" car, transferring all the good stuff he'd already done over to the "new" car, and let the other one go to someone wanting to build a race car.

 

Oh, and BTW:

:worthlesswithoutpics:

 

rofl

 

Based on your username, I'm guessing you're into R/C cars or planes? Or is it RC Cola? ;) :D Just havin' fun - we like to do that here.

 

started with RC cars at 13

 

Expanded to RC motorcycles, planes, helis and quads

 

RC went on to he back burner when I started getting into real cruising bikes.

 

http://s135.photobucket.com/user/rcadd1ct/library/garage%20hell

 

http://s135.photobucket.com/user/rcadd1ct/library/Blue%20Truck?sort=3&page=1

 

truck needs a new tune after the new blower. The dyno sheets were the baseline when I picked it up.

 

Thanks everyone. I hope to learn a lot.

 

-RCA

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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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Welcome to the club from northern Nevada. Post up some pics when you get a chance.

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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Welcome from CA!

 

Lots of great ppl here.

 

Good luck with your build!

 

Regards

Paul

73 Grande

351C 2v

Now 4v Carb/Cam/headers/T5

 

Gasoline is for washing parts.

Alcohol is for drinking.

Nitomethane is for racing!

 

 

Work in Progress photos here:

Last Update: 4/23/16

 

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Welcome from Ontario Canada

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=327]Visit My Garage[/button]

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Hi from Illinois. I also have my first car from high school.

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction

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