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Hello,

I am new to the group trying to figure out the web site. I am 66 retired and have been a car nut all my life. Built my first car while in high school in 1964 / 65.

I worked in one of the old time NASCAR shops in Asheville while in Tech school and was a tool & die maker and had 30 years as and automotive tooling engineer. I have worked with all the U.S. car companies and some in Europe and also spent a year and half in China.

I will list the Mustangs I have. 1965 convertible 4-V, 4 speed, 1965 convertible 2-V Automatic, 1972 Mustang convertible Q automatic, 1972 Mustang Mach 1 T-5, Q, 4 speed, 1973 Mach 1 that I ordered new with every option on the list with 12,000 miles. Sadly it has sat in the barn for over 30 years engine poured full of oil to protect the cylinders and valves. 1973 Mustang convertible H code automatic California car.

I also have a 1984 20th. ann Mustang that I bought new and a 1985 Mustang SVO. So I am Mustang poor for sure. I also have 5 other older cars.

I will start on new garage as soon as the weather breaks here in the mountains. I do all my own work from mechanical to paint and also interior work.

I may be selling some of the cars not enough years left to do what I had hoped I bought lots of NOS Ford parts over the years and stashed in the garage for retirement and working on my cars.

I may be able to answer questions about how the cars were put together or how parts were made since I tooled car parts for over 40 years. You would not want to buy a car if you knew how much Ford paid for the bodies. A complete body ready to go to ecoat cost Ford less than a $1,000 for the most expensive ones. Exhaust system cost more than bodies in some cases as well as wiring harness. Would you believe it cost less than $15.00 to stamp a front fender? Company I was with made lots of Ford's aluminum trim parts including most of the grills for big cars and trucks. All the tooling is long gone but I kept some of the part blueprints.

If anyone is interested in tooling any parts I know lots of shops in China that do better work than most you see coming here today. I was engineering manager at a tool shop in China.

I will try to get some pictures posted of all my junk here. The registry page would not let me list the options on the 73 Mach 1 I guess it was too much, there were 27 options from factory on it.

Have a great day,

David

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Welcome from Denmark.. :) Thanks for sharing your history, you have a lot of Mustangs and you has just entered the right place to talk about them, very nice.. Sounds like a nice collection of Mustangs.. What exactly did you order that Mach 1 with? Cool that you bought it from new and stills have it!

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

Under construction!!

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Howdy from Phoenix. Looks like you will be able to help out with a lot of knowledge and experience.

 

Once you have poked around a little on the site you might find that using the 'view new posts' is a great way to find what other folks have recently posted about.

'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 to the site, from Derby NY. I am a retired tool & Die guy from the Ford (Buffalo) Stamping Plant I had over 38 years there. Went through a 4year apprentice program in the 70's. We use to build dies for other plants including some of Europe's plants. Seen a lot of changes over the years from laying out by center lines and hand grinding using plaster molds...

to computer designs and computers running machines of today. Less hands on today..

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Hi David ,

 

and welcome to the forum, from Brisbane, Australia.

 

Great to hear your background history. Wow! It would be good to share your knowledge with the forum folk some time.

 

Greg.:)

:whistling: LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED

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Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

Sounds like you have some really nice cars.

 

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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Another welcome from AZ

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/ezgallery.php?action=myimages&u=3961]My Mach[/button] [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=3961]Check out My Garage[/button]

 

 

 

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Welcome from Denmark.. :) Thanks for sharing your history, you have a lot of Mustangs and you has just entered the right place to talk about them, very nice.. Sounds like a nice collection of Mustangs.. What exactly did you order that Mach 1 with? Cool that you bought it from new and stills have it!

 

Daniel,

They told me I was crazy when I ordered the car and said they would sell me any LTD on the lot for less. When I said the mustangs would be worth something one day they all laughed.

This is what is on the window sticker.

Mustang Mach 1, Trim Rings W/Hub Caps, Dual Racing Mirrors, Competition Suspension, Color keyed Carpeting, All – Vinyl Bucket Seats.

351 CID 4V 8 Cylinder

Tutone Hood Paint

Ginger ¾ vinyl Roof

Four – Speed Manual Transmission With Hurst Shifter

Traction – Lok Differential

4 – F70 X 14 Wide Oval Belted BSW Tires / Raised White Ltrs Goodyear Brand Name Tires

Rear Deck Spoiler

Convenience Group

Power Steering

Tilt Steering Wheel

Leather – Wrapped Steering Wheel

Sport Deck – Rear Seat With 1 – F78 X 14 Space Saver Spare

Console

Power Front Disc Brakes

Front Color – Keyed Floor Mats

Air Conditioner – Selectaire

Electric Rear Window Defroster

Sterosonic Tape System

AM Radio

Interval Windshield Wipers

Mach 1 Sports Interior Option

Deluxe Belts

Tinted Glass – Complete

Power Side Windows

Forged Aluminum Wheels

Rear Bumper Guards

10 Gallons Gas

The invoice that I still have is for $5,203.92 I have never seen another mustang that cost more except the newer ones. The base dealer price for a Mach 1 was only $2,624.00 so the options almost equaled the cost of the base car.

What do you have in Denmark? Never been there been to Germany a few times but no long stays there. I do have a German model T-5 72 Mach 1 that a friend of mine wrecked and I bought to keep from crushing but seems nobody wants them and it is a Q car 4 speed.

Have a great day got to eat my dinner.

David

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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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 aboard, David, from northern Nevada. Glad you have you here!

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 story David welcome from CA!

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

 

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/therocket366/library/?sort=3&page=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome from eastern Tennessee! ::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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Welcome from the Gulf Coast. This is a great site with some awesome people.

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Welcome from Denmark.. :) Thanks for sharing your history, you have a lot of Mustangs and you has just entered the right place to talk about them, very nice.. Sounds like a nice collection of Mustangs.. What exactly did you order that Mach 1 with? Cool that you bought it from new and stills have it!

 

Daniel,

They told me I was crazy when I ordered the car and said they would sell me any LTD on the lot for less. When I said the mustangs would be worth something one day they all laughed.

This is what is on the window sticker.

Mustang Mach 1, Trim Rings W/Hub Caps, Dual Racing Mirrors, Competition Suspension, Color keyed Carpeting, All – Vinyl Bucket Seats.

351 CID 4V 8 Cylinder

Tutone Hood Paint

Ginger ¾ vinyl Roof

Four – Speed Manual Transmission With Hurst Shifter

Traction – Lok Differential

4 – F70 X 14 Wide Oval Belted BSW Tires / Raised White Ltrs Goodyear Brand Name Tires

Rear Deck Spoiler

Convenience Group

Power Steering

Tilt Steering Wheel

Leather – Wrapped Steering Wheel

Sport Deck – Rear Seat With 1 – F78 X 14 Space Saver Spare

Console

Power Front Disc Brakes

Front Color – Keyed Floor Mats

Air Conditioner – Selectaire

Electric Rear Window Defroster

Sterosonic Tape System

AM Radio

Interval Windshield Wipers

Mach 1 Sports Interior Option

Deluxe Belts

Tinted Glass – Complete

Power Side Windows

Forged Aluminum Wheels

Rear Bumper Guards

10 Gallons Gas

The invoice that I still have is for $5,203.92 I have never seen another mustang that cost more except the newer ones. The base dealer price for a Mach 1 was only $2,624.00 so the options almost equaled the cost of the base car.

What do you have in Denmark? Never been there been to Germany a few times but no long stays there. I do have a German model T-5 72 Mach 1 that a friend of mine wrecked and I bought to keep from crushing but seems nobody wants them and it is a Q car 4 speed.

Have a great day got to eat my dinner.

David

 

Wow, that's a lot of options, very nice. That's a rare car you got and so cool that you still are the owner.

 

I just have a standard 73' Sportsroof, originally born with a 302-2v. This is a project that I'm restoring into a Pro-Touring car with some modern touches to the electrical, suspension, some mods to the body and to the driveline. I'm building a 6.4L stroker windsor for it that should make around 500hp on the engine when I'm done.. This is a slow build because it's very expensive to build a car like that here in Denmark, the problem is that I have to get every part from America and that can get very expensive with shipping taxes and duties.. :) You can see my build tread in the ''Individual project build tread and blog" section.. Take a look at it.. :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

Under construction!!

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