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Hey Guys,

 

Our friend Jbojo recommended this place for all 71-73 owners.

 

I just bought about 2 weeks ago my first ever 1971 fastback mustang I got it for about 3,500.00 USD dollars in Mexico is 50,000 Pesos, car was from a Taquero haha if you know what that means if not you can ask me, who died about 4 years ago after that widow just abandoned the car in their shed, somehow a friend of mine told me about it and went to see it, literally it was in like a farm forsaken little town away from Puerto Vallarta, showed some cash and took it, right now engine is working fine, fixing brakes to take it for a spin and feel suspension.

 

After mechanics is done, it will go directly to Paint job and interiors, interiors needs to be completely redone we found a full family of cats living inside imagine the smell and how they left the car (posted pictures).

 

This year project:

 

PAINT

I will probably paint it black and red or white pearl with black have not decided yet.

Interior

Original Steering Wheel

Doors panels

Back panels

Seats

Center console panel (arms rests)

Seatbelts

Probably full dashboard with tachometers clusters

New roof and floor carpet (need some advice to reduce noise while i am here)

Floor mats

Buttons (lights, windshield wipers, etc...)

ENGINE

Ok in here I need some help I think the engine on that car is a 351w but maybe a 302 or maybe non of those hahaha, I have posted some pictures of the engine and fuel pump to see if anyone can help me figuring out what engine I have and whats the biggest power I can put into it but still be street friendly for weekends or once to twice a week whenever I feel in the mood to show off a little bit. :angel:

 

If its a 351w i was thinking on a edelbrock 350-2090 top end kit which includes:

 

7581 intake manifold

79259 Heads

2281 Cams and Lifters

7820 Timing Chain

 

or 350-2092 which is a little bit smaller.

 

On Carburetor probably 1407

 

 

tranny was converted to 4 speed manual.

 

And I don't know what else for now lol, I would really appreciate all the help I can get and will be posting process of the car, I am not doing the work on my own to be honest but still I keep track of the process.

 

Nice to meet you all and thanks Jbojo to introduce me into this forum.


at the end there is a mp4 file with engine running after changing oil, filters and adding some new gas, old one was purged.

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Score! nice find. Sorry bout the cats. I read sometime back about a guy who bought a Shelby Mustang in El-Paso TX. that was being used as a chicken coop.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride :D Frank

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Score! nice find. Sorry bout the cats. I read sometime back about a guy who bought a Shelby Mustang in El-Paso TX. that was being used as a chicken coop.

 

LOL CHICKEN COOP? damn that even nastier, thanks man I really love this car I am even thinking of selling my 2000gt to finish this car.

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Glad you decided to join this forum. You'll find the members here always willing to help you solve your issues and recommending possible solutions for them. So I know that we were trying to figure out what motor you have and I know that its not a 351C. I was thinking possibly a 302. By the VIN that you had it was an H code. Hopefully a member here can pin point what you have.

 

I had a chance to visit Puerto Vallarta awhile back and really enjoyed my stay there, Hopefully I can make it back there and see a finished car.

 

Again welcome to this site from the TriCities WA.

-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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Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

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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thanks buddy, whenever you feel to come to vallarta give me a shout we have a small mustang club, we gather on fridays at ford dealership.

 

Some of our friend has:

 

1965 Mustang

(dont know year) 1972 Mach 1

1972 Hardtop

My new 1971 Fastback

1968 Fastback

1994 5.0

1994 5.0 VERT

2000 GT (Mine)

2003 GT anniversary edition

1996 GT

2007 Gt

2006 GT

 

We got some of them lol no new edge though

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Yeah, Id like to meet the members in your local club.

 

As you become familiar with this site I'd suggest that you start a build thread in the "Individual Project Build Threads and Blogs" section so that you can document your build and progress as you go along. Everyone here likes to see pictures as your car evolves.

-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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Aight aight Ill do.

 

I am looking at the papers

 

It was imported in 1990 to a guy in Michoacan (state) then later on was changed to Jalisco in 2003 for the same guy who died and from whom I bought it from (his widow) no copy of the Ford Invoice only the Title from 1990.

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Welcome from Brisbane, Australia. Hope you find the forum helpful and enjoyable for you. All the best for the future with your restoration as well.

 

BTW - If you are ever thinking in the future,of selling on those 4 wheels on your Mustang, i would be very interested in buying them off you at some stage.

 

Greg.:)

:whistling: LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED

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Good to have a new member looks like a pretty solid car.

::welcome::

David


Welcome from Brisbane, Australia. Hope you find the forum helpful and enjoyable for you. All the best for the future with your restoration as well.

 

BTW - If you are ever thinking in the future,of selling on those 4 wheels on your Mustang, i would be very interested in buying them off you at some stage.

 

Greg.:)

Ok why do you want the wheels, lol. They look like old American Racing cast wheels nothing special. Am it wrong?

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 West Texas! Looks like a solid car - I love the deep slotted rims (I hope you decide to keep those).

 

Good luck with the cat smell. You'll need to gut the interior down to the metal... and even then soak it with disinfectant/odor killer before putting new stuff back in.

 

Keep us posted - this is going to be a cool car. ::thumb::

Eric

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Good to have a new member looks like a pretty solid car.

::welcome::

David


Welcome from Brisbane, Australia. Hope you find the forum helpful and enjoyable for you. All the best for the future with your restoration as well.

 

BTW - If you are ever thinking in the future,of selling on those 4 wheels on your Mustang, i would be very interested in buying them off you at some stage.

 

Greg.:)

Ok why do you want the wheels, lol. They look like old American Racing cast wheels nothing special. Am it wrong?

David

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Hi David,

 

I have been trying to find wheels just like those to suit our 123 Mustangs with just the right amount of backset on them and a nice deep front dish. So far i have NOT been lucky on a world wide search. Any help regards contacts,from you would be welcome.

 

Thanks,

Greg.:)

:whistling: LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED

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Hola! from Mesa AZ. I am looking forward to seeing your progress. Thank you for saving another Mustang.

'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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Today went to workshop and brakes are being fixed and some parts changed, hopefully this weekend this car can see road again after a couple of years, we still trying to figure out if its a 302 or 351, some say its 302 others 351 hahaha.


Welcome!

Are those quarter panel extensions chrome plated?

 

yup they are

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Hola from Mississippi. Nice find. Your at the perfect site for 71-72-73 Mustangs. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Very knowledgeable people here who are more than willing to help!

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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Ok, maybe this helps.

I tried to measure both my 351w and my 302.

The width of the intake manifold is different. The 351w is approximatively 2 inches wider.

I could not take exact measurements but the 351 is about 11 inches wide in between the heads.

If you measure about 8,5 inches, it's a 302.

As I said, these are not exact figures as I could not measure around the distributor and the coil but it should give you an idea.

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Ok, maybe this helps.

I tried to measure both my 351w and my 302.

The width of the intake manifold is different. The 351w is approximatively 2 inches wider.

I could not take exact measurements but the 351 is about 11 inches wide in between the heads.

If you measure about 8,5 inches, it's a 302.

As I said, these are not exact figures as I could not measure around the distributor and the coil but it should give you an idea.

 

thanks I will go back on saturday and measure, I will take a video of how the car is right now to upload it.

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Welcome from Denmark.. :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

Under construction!!

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