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Hi all! I bought a 1972 Mach 1 last September. I've driven it two miles total (I'm pathetic!). I'm an elementary school teacher who is really needing the year to end so I can enjoy my car!

 

I've usually worked on SUV's and off-roading vehicles due to our horrible winters here, but always wanted a Mustang. My mom says Mustang was my first word and I could identify all of the different models from about age 4 (1977). I felt it was fitting to get one about my age. :)

 

Hopefully I can find some others in the area that know more than I do. This thing just needs some fine tuning and it should be good for many years. The guy I bought it from just had a new Holley carb installed and it obviously wasn't jetted or tuned for mile high altitude. I'm not a novice mechanic, but I would like to pick the brain of some of you who specialize in the 351c. I'd be happy to tell you anything and everything about the Toyota 120 platform vehicles. :P

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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:: from Luxembourg, Europe.

Please remember to post a pin on the member map under "fun stuff" at the top right of the page.

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Mike
"If I were you...... I´d rather be me." 😛
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Welcome to the site from Virginia! Post us some pictures when you get a chance.

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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Hello from the Gulf Coast. You'll find a lot of info here. And this is a very friendly web site.

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Howdy from Phoenix. Let's see some pics!

 

There are some folks who know a bit about the 351c.

 

One of the first things that you will find out and will confuse you is there are two basic versions. The '2v' and the '4v'. Do some research on them. The biggest thing to know is the heads are interchangeable on the blocks but the port size of the '2v' and '4v' heads are very different. Other components like intake and exhaust manifold/headers are generally not interchangeable. The heads came in various configs of chamber sizes and valve train components.

 

From the factory the smaller '2v' Clevelands came with 2bbl carbs and the larger '4v' Clevelands came with 4bbl carbs.

 

IT IS VERY COMMON for people to put an aftermarket 4bbl intake manifold that works with the smaller ported 2v heads. That is, the intake is made for a 4bbl carb but has the smaller 2v ports. This is most likely what you have. It's a fine setup.

'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... from a fellow Utahn [transplanted in Texas by the Air Force].

 

There's a handful of members from Utah here - where ya at? I grew up in Sandy, and joined the AF in 1986... so it's been a LONG time for me.

 

Since nobody else has gone there:

 

:worthlesswithoutpics:

Eric

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Wow, what a tremendous welcome from you all! I can already tell this is a board I will spend a lot of time on and hopefully be an asset to in some form or another. If nothing else... I have a third garage if anybody needs space to come do some work on their car on a weekend. That was the deal when we got our house. My wife got the house of her dreams. I got to paint it in Seahawks colors (originally from Seattle), and I got a third garage for the muscle car I ultimately decided on. I am truly married to the greatest lady ever.

 

I work in Murray which is just on the outskirts of Salt Lake City proper, but live in Lehi, which is about a 25 minute drive from here (near Provo and Orem which are both pretty good sized cities). I am looking at retiring next month at the end of the school year at age 41 because I have had 5 major spine and leg surgeries due to some injuries I suffered after getting kicked in the leg during a softball game when I was 30. It ended up snapping my leg, and then everything fell apart from then including breaking my neck and having it and my lower spine fused. Yuck. No fun. But I can still wrench on a car and enjoy it when I can. My son is 11 and has always loved cars as I have, so I thought this would be a fun little bonding process and project for us. I've been laid up literally months at a time for the last five years, especially during summers when I was resting up for the next school year and trying to heal. Now that I can walk again ok and things are slightly better I am going to make as much time for my wife and kids as possible. So I may be out of work soon. Oh well. I've sort of planned for it, and unfortunately my doctors are telling me to go on permanent disability. I don't so much like the idea, but they say they almost never recommend that someone does, but in my case with so many breaks and problems directly linked to my spinal cord they want me to slow down and take it easier and focus on physical rehab and mental rehab. So it could be for the best.

 

Sorry for the novel! :)

 

I will post some pics tonight. I realized they are all on my phone and it just died here at work so I can't even email them to myself. I'll get them up on photobucket this evening and show off the green monster. :) We're still working on a nickname for it, so feel free to add an idea if you'd like. My son wants to call it something different each day and can't decide.

 

I love the info about the 2V and 4V. My Marti report lists it as a 2V, but the air cleaner housing has a 4V sticker on it. I've barely touched anything thus far. Just ordered a couple of small parts and will begin the process of making it better than it is now.

 

Thanks again guys! I look forward to turning this car into a daily driver from May-September. If I'm at home that means a mile a day to take my kids to school and back. ;)

 

-Jon

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Jon,did you always like the 123 clydesdales, or was it a spur of the moment decision for you?

I found the best part of owning one of these is the learning journey.

 

Once you legitimately finish justifying money to spend on it, you'll be like us, and you'll start inventing reasons why you need to buy other stuff for it!

 

He he.

 

Enjoy the journey...

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Jim

 

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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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Those are two from this evening. A few more on the way! :)


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Interesting question JimNiki. I grew up always wanting a 57 Chevy Bel-Aire. I loved how it was curvy and round and kind of looked like a bulldog to me. My dad broke the news to me that by the time I was able to buy a car I probably wouldn't want or even be able to find a 57 Chevy. So I moved on to other cars. The original Mustang Fastback and the California Special were my two favorites after that and I looked for them constantly on the roads of Seattle and saw many.

 

When I started looking into buying a muscle car seriously it was about five years ago. I wanted something from the era of when I was born (1973) because those were the cars I had seen that had been modified and guys were racing around in and doing cool thing to when I first got interested in cars (age 3 or 4 at the latest). So there were a few Mustangs and T-Birds around my neighborhood. My parents bought a 1973 Maverick right before I was born and we kept it for about 10 years. My brother and I worked on it and he said he wished Dad had just paid the extra dough and bought a Mustang, but with insurance rates and a gas crisis, the Maverick made more sense. But I got my first car work experience on a 73 Ford.

 

When I got really serious about it two years ago I wanted either a GTO or a Mercury Montego GT. I was also interested in an earlier Mustang fastback or a Cuda. Then reality set in as we looked at prices. I didn't think I would ever be able to afford a Mustang Fastback/Sportsroof. I loved the 69-70 probably the most, with the 71-73 a close second. I was at the doctor's office a few months ago and outside was a totally original 70 Mach I in orange. The paint was faded. It still had the original hubcaps and it looked like a car somebody had driven literally to church and back for 40 years. I waited and waited to see who owned it but they never came out of any other place in the area so I had to go home. I kept on looking, but never found it anywhere around here so I then looked into the 71-73's and found a few that I could actually afford. At that point I locked in and decided I was all in on a 71-73. I finally found the one I wanted on an ebay auction that didn't sell and then had it trucked down to me from Montana. I've driven it once since to get some gas. I go start it up about once a week, but that's about it. I need to do some serious fine tuning because I want it to be perfect. We'll see what the summer brings. :)

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My parents bought a 1973 Maverick right before I was born and we kept it for about 10 years. My brother and I worked on it and he said he wished Dad had just paid the extra dough and bought a Mustang, but with insurance rates and a gas crisis, the Maverick made more sense. But I got my first car work experience on a 73 Ford.

 

Welcome! I learned to drive in a Maverick. 3 speed on the column (3 on the tree as we would say). Tough little car but not tough enough to beat the tree my brother pitted it against. Almost made it to 300,000 miles.

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Hi all! I bought a 1972 Mach 1 last September. I've driven it two miles total (I'm pathetic!). I'm an elementary school teacher who is really needing the year to end so I can enjoy my car!

 

I've usually worked on SUV's and off-roading vehicles due to our horrible winters here, but always wanted a Mustang. My mom says Mustang was my first word and I could identify all of the different models from about age 4 (1977). I felt it was fitting to get one about my age. :)

 

Hopefully I can find some others in the area that know more than I do. This thing just needs some fine tuning and it should be good for many years. The guy I bought it from just had a new Holley carb installed and it obviously wasn't jetted or tuned for mile high altitude. I'm not a novice mechanic, but I would like to pick the brain of some of you who specialize in the 351c. I'd be happy to tell you anything and everything about the Toyota 120 platform vehicles. :P

::welcome::From 'Ground Zero'! I went from 650 Holley 4bbl to a 700cfm Holley that is integrated into an MIFAEFI(Holley Avenger Multi Injected Forced Air Electronic Fuel Injection to handle up to 400hp) Being at the time, having an Edelbrock 2 Barrel Intake Manifold that gave me 289ft lbs torque that with the 650 Holley incessantly getting too much vibrations with all that torque causing a constant need to readjust the fuel air mixture, is reason for changing over to a solid throttle body but since, gave grown out of that manifold and looking at an Air Gap and then will have that 400hp. It's fast as it is but feel it is being held back for its full potential. (though, got a good deal on an entire turbo system for under $2,000, parts and labor that will give me an ultimate potential of @650hp, my wife said she would divorce me and sue for my car for sole custody. Not LOL) Had it since 2003 and is more of a hobby of seeing what next I want to put on it. LOL Only 2,500 miles on it for a lot of reasons that it has not been driven that you will have to either look on the many categories on ez gallery to find out or some 300 photos on my photo album. As I only paid 2,500. for it back in a day from a highschool shop class student that had it dropped in his lap as the teacher found himself putting too much into it.(think it must have been picked up out of a wrecker yard though it has a functional and clear title. Mostly for reasons of the little miles I put on it, a handful of times it should have taken my life in near accidents, here and there from defective sociopathic mechanics and their bosses of which I can fill you in on the least, the garages NOT to have any dealings with(as well car parts sources between PA and OH anyways, later on. Mikke
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