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As requested I'm placing this post as a new member.

In late 1971 I got out of service and bought a Mach !. Drove the wheels off of it until the early 80's. (242,000 miles) When the plastic wore off the timing gear and the engine quit I felt she was telling me time for a new engine. Mid 80's that finally happened along with a fresh tranny. After that took it out occasionally but it spent most of the time in garage.

Fast forward 2014...retired 2015....sold the house and moved out of Bay Area......2016.....pulled engine only this time we did some upgrades....roller cam and valve train....got rid of that 4300 carb and replaced it with EFI.....WERE BACK...Yeah....I'm a little older and a little slower but were back on the road again.

Kool April Nights just around the corner.

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Great story. Looking forward to seeing pictures.

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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Thank you for your service.


I ran mine into the ground as well but now it's back. A rolling resto is what I call it. Welcome from Phoenix. This is a great site.


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 aboard! Your story sounds like mine, I bought my Mach as a demo when I was getting out of the service. Did not put as many miles though as you did. Currently it has a little over 40,000. Check out my write up under "Mac".


Sounds like you are upgrading as part of your rebuild. Are you interested in selling your 4300?



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Hello from Mississippi. It's great when original owners such as yourself join our ranks. There were a lot of variances back in the manufacturing world of the 60's and 70's. For the most part these cars were built as the engineers and designers intended, but occasionally "Joint Induced" things happened on the line. So I consider original owners a time capsule of information. When you get a chance please tell us more about your Mach1. Welcome to your new Mustang home!



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

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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]



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Welcome from Oklahoma. And yes - please post some pics!



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 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





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