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Just picked up a 73 Grande w/ 351c 2v motor and FMX trans. Car is rust free (rare find here in Iowa!) but not without its issues that need to be addressed. Let's start with one that is confusing to me! On the center console in front of the shifter where the old school clock should be there isn't one. Instead there is an LED display that doesn't work but has printed on it RPM x100. Is this original? I cannot find anything on this? I was told that everything on the car is original and did verify the engine and trans numbers do match. Keep in mind the car is bone stock and has 66,800 original miles. The sweet Ginger interior is in fantastic shape.

 

Thanks!

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

The LED tach is not original. Post up some pics. Sounds like the car is not too far from really nice shape.

 

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 Oklahoma.

 

The LED tach is not original. Post up some pics. Sounds like the car is not too far from really nice shape.

 

Ray

 

I will get some pics and post them tonight. I had to go pick up the car at lunch. It is in good shape aside from pretty bad paint job, I guess someone didn't think wet sanding and polishing were part of a good paint job. The rims he put on it leave something to be desired as well.


Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

The LED tach is not original. Post up some pics. Sounds like the car is not too far from really nice shape.

 

Ray

 

Any idea what car the tach might be from?

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Welcome from West Texas!

 

I actually have an aftermarket tach from the late '80s that's digital (have no idea if it even works or not, either). But Ray's right - not stock. Not even close.

 

Can't wait to see pics! ::thumb::

Eric

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Welcome from Rhode Island.

 

as stated above, its an aftermarket tach, the OEM is it came with it was the left side of the dash.

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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 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. Looking forward to the pics!

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!

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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Got some pics taken. Not great as it was raining so I had to take in the garage. I also included a pic of the console if anyone can shed some light on it

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73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Looks like a real clean car!

I like the color but strange that the rear marker light bezels are not the body color.

 

That tach box in the clock spot is not original but hey

enjoy that car!

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 Iowa. What part of Iowa are you located?

 

Cedar Rapids. You?

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

082-hot-rod-power-tour-2017-1970-1970s.jpg

 

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Howdy from Phoenix (home of the rust free mustang). After reading your comment about the paint I was expecting the worse but the pictures look pretty darn good.

'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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Howdy from Phoenix (home of the rust free mustang). After reading your comment about the paint I was expecting the worse but the pictures look pretty darn good.

 

Until you get close or open the doors, it doesn't look too bad. I would call it a 20' paint job. Any closer than 20' and it doesn't look so hot. Looks like a lot of dirt in the paint and not a lot of time spent on wet sanding or polishing. But it will work for now as it is what I call a rolling restoration.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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That tach was made in my workshop in the early 80's before the car was stolen from me. Please return the car. You can keep the tach

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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