Jump to content

Hello from Houston


Recommended Posts

Hello everyone.


I recently (2 days ago) purchased a 1973 Mustang Grande with a 302 2v engine. It has front disc brakes, power steering, AC (currently blows air, which is not cold). It does not have any performance mods from what I can tell. It has a vinyl top which seems to have rust underneath, and a couple of rust bubles on the fenders and trunk. The interior is in pretty good shape except for the dash and door panels. The car was hauled to my home in a trailer. Once there I managed to tune the carb to be able to park the car inside my garage. Last night I pulled the carb, bought a rebuild kit, and am ready to start working on it.


I moved from Central America 2 years ago. While I was there I briefly owned a 1971 fastback close to the year 2000. I owned it for a couple of months and then sold it. It was an original L6, which had been removed and replaced with a 351w. It still had drum brakes and a manual transmission. It gave me too many issues so I sold it. I managed to find a 1969 Mach I 351w 4 spd manual, which we bought with my dad right after I sold the 71. I loved that car and we poured money like we were going to own it forever. The engine was rebuilt, painted twice, interior completely redone, bought a Holley 4160 carb, power steering conversion kit, dual exhaust, brake booster, master cylinder, calipers, electronic ignition, etc. After I moved, I started to find a way to get it here, and it would cost anywhere between $6k - $8k. So I ended up selling it to someone in Central America about 2 weeks ago.


Now I am ready to get to work on the 73 grande.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome from Virginia. Nice introduction. It seems the 69 Mach 1's are one of the more desirable Mustangs. Too bad you had to sell that one. Feel free to search for your answers or ask questions.

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







Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome from TriCities WA.



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]



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome from Iowa!

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





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome from Oklahoma.



1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome from Denmark Northern Part of Europe [WINKING FACE] [THUMBS UP SIGN] Regards Lars DK73


Sendt fra min E2303 med Tapatalk

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...