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1973 Machi restoration for my wife....................... for our 20th anniversary


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Radio original am/fm with blue tooth conversion $650

glass (entire car ebay) $650

Chris's Stang various parts $700, $1,400, $1374

NPD $1050

Frame straighten with tow $150

Bumper brackets $150

Steering wheel (rimblow resto) $450

Horn rimblow switch $100

Wheels (factory alum resto) $750 no time to do myself

Wheels machine work for broken center bolts $210

tires $400

centers $210

lugs $60

paint trunk replacement and stripping $10,000

Stripes $1,000

seat belts (don't have bill yet but approx) $500

Stripe kit (hockey stripes not 73 but I prefer) $150

wiring-wiring by midlife for dash approx $400

guages clock resto amm-to-voltmeter and re-calibration $200

bulbs all new led lights entire car $300

new tailight bezels Daniel Carpenter $120

NOS battery inner panel $75

battery support $30

battery tray $20

sound deadener $200

roof trim $186

3 gauge bezel $40

vertical weatherstripping $125

door seal $10

NOS crank handle 2 $60

ash tray $31

Window ¼ SS $30

Headlight switch $25

Headlight switch knob $35

Grill support$43

Fold down seat bracket $87

Trunk clip $15

C-pillar door latch $65

New Addition upholstery $1200

Chris's Stang $540

NPD's shocks misc $350

$24,016

Hopefully other than the missing rag joint I am finished!  I'm using the old door panels but they aren't horrible.

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Great looking vehicle you have there

Personally I don't want to know how much I've spent or still to spend, a bit frightening just thinking about it but even more frightening if the missus gets wind of it, CRIKEY!

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You forgot to add-in the free seatback release clippy thing I sent you to the final tally.   lollerz

 

 

Lookin' GOOD, Brutha!  She'll be more than pleased.  ::thumb::

Eric

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This weekend had I had some progress. I was able to mount the gauges and the radio. The radio bezels proved to be a pain. I had to cut out the trip odometer buton and use panel adhesive to glue it into the new bezel! I went to mount the rear shocks and found one of the mounts haf stress fractues in it. That required some welding from inthe dcar into the hole. What a pain!

I also mounted the rebuilt steering tilt rag joint.

I had to blast my delux door handles and epoxy prime. The new engine senders were installed new belts. The PS was out of alignment so I had to make a spaer. Someone lost the original! We also went throught he rear tailight harness and put the new LED bulbs in.

The front marker lights have new LED bulbs as well. I installed NOS windshield wiper swtxh bezel cigarette lighter bezel and headlight switch bezel. They were a pain! I bought a tol to install them and got the wrong tool so I had to make a tool to do the job. I was not about to use a screw driver on the NOS stuff. Most of the wiring is now done. Hopefully this weekend It will come togethere. Progress was slow!

I had a heck of a time aligning the hood twist locks!

I also cut the holes in the doors for the speakers and mounted them as well as the new center speaker from NPD. It comes with two Kenwoods in a bracket. It is kinda nice. The door speakers were a pain. They did not come with a template!

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This weekend had I had some progress.  I was able to mount the gauges and the radio.  The radio bezels proved to be a pain.  I had to cut out the trip odometer buton and use panel adhesive to glue it into the new bezel!  I went to mount the rear shocks and found one of the mounts haf stress fractues in it.  That required some welding from inthe dcar into the hole.  What a pain!

I also mounted the rebuilt steering tilt rag joint.  

I had to blast my delux door handles and epoxy prime.  The new engine senders were installed new belts.  The PS was out of alignment so I had to make a spaer.  Someone lost the original!  We also went throught he rear tailight harness and put the new LED bulbs in.

The front marker lights have new LED bulbs as well.  I installed NOS windshield wiper swtxh bezel cigarette lighter bezel and headlight switch bezel.  They were a pain!  I bought a tol to install them and got the wrong tool so I had to make a tool to do the job.  I was not about to use a screw driver on the NOS stuff.  Most of the wiring is now done.  Hopefully this weekend It will come togethere.  Progress was slow!

I had a heck of a time aligning the hood twist locks!

I also cut the holes in the doors for the speakers and mounted them as well as the new center speaker from NPD.  It comes with two Kenwoods in a bracket.  It is kinda nice.  The door speakers were a pain.  They did not come with a template!

 

 

Too late now but there is a template for the door speakers on the Forum for the stock door speakers. I posted last year. I have a couple sets of NOS speakers that had the template included.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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This weekend showed some progress! The fold down seat was finished. The rear seats and panels. I installed the dome light and windshield headliner trim and the A-pillars were painted and installed. The carpet and sound deadener was also finished. I installed the door locks and the trunk lock. I added the grill support bracket and windshield wipers were painted and installed. The dash bezel glove box lock and bezel and the holes cut for the piece above the glove box. I also added the holder for the radio USB and AUX port. I went with the converted old radio with blue tooth. I installed the tilt wheel and the restored rim blow steering wheel. I added the shifter bezel sill plates and kick panels. I had to paint a few small parts along the way. I had to secure and tighten up the wires above the glove box. I also added my new (old) $60 trunk light! The trunk lock I had rebuilt was for and earlier model so we had to use a dremel and cut grooves in the side for the clip! I have one weekend left!

I still have to:

1. mount the front spoiler

2. install panel above glove box

3. install center console

4. install dash pad

5. seats

6. glove box liner

7. license plates and front bracket for plate

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This weekend showed some progress! The fold down seat was finished. The rear seats and panels. I installed the dome light and windshield headliner trim and the A-pillars were painted and installed. The carpet and sound deadener was also finished. I installed the door locks and the trunk lock. I added the grill support bracket and windshield wipers were painted and installed. The dash bezel glove box lock and bezel and the holes cut for the piece above the glove box. I also added the holder for the radio USB and AUX port. I went with the converted old radio with blue tooth. I installed the tilt wheel and the restored rim blow steering wheel. I added the shifter bezel sill plates and kick panels. I had to paint a few small parts along the way. I had to secure and tighten up the wires above the glove box. I also added my new (old) $60 trunk light! The trunk lock I had rebuilt was for and earlier model so we had to use a dremel and cut grooves in the side for the clip! I have one weekend left!

I still have to:

1. mount the front spoiler

2. install panel above glove box

3. install center console

4. install dash pad

5. seats

6. glove box liner

7. license plates and front bracket for plate

8. sun visors and misc trim for headliner

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Can I ask who did your three spoke wheel? Also do they not repo the Mach 1 carpet with the vinyl runners sewn in where the mats go? That is one of the few items related to Mach 1 you could not get on other models.

Looks like great progress.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Well that's the interior. It was quite a bit of work. I gave the car to my wife last sat. It went well she was stunned! I think she was in shock mostly. We have had it a long time and she said she thought maybe when the kids grew up we would get to it. Anyway, I am happy that I found this website it has helped a lot

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I'm not sure on the carpet.  I bought the best piece that NPD had.  The wheel was done by rimblow buddy.  It is beautiful.  They do nice work

 

They might not make it with the Mach 1 insert. This pic you can see some of it. Was like a floor mat made to the carpet only on Mach 1's.

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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Nice job!  Glad to hear it was a hit!  Your hard work paid off, and the wife's happy - ain't nothin' wrong with that! ::thumb::

 

Glad to hear we could help... now, make sure to keep us posted on finishing up 'the little stuff,' and keep sharing the 'happy pics' of you guys enjoying it.

Eric

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I continue to work on the lttle details. I added a trunk light. It cost me $66!!!!! That said it was a mint factory unit and I wanted it done before the date. Now I can slow down. My wife just took it to get gas. I am interested in the gas mileage with the little Holley I built for it.

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A lot will depend on driving style. I did pretty good recently on the Hot Rod Power Tour. 750 DP with an aggressive cam and 3.7 rear gears and I averaged 16. The 5 speed with 0.68 overdrive was the main reason for that though and I was taking it easy on the car as it was break in.

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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Holy Crap! Time flies! It has been a while since i have added to the build.  The car was driven here and there.  Hopefully it will be driven more this year.  A few years ago I bought her a FITECH unit.  This Christmas I bought a a/c conversion.  I will be adding the a/c soon.  We also have new door panels to install.  the big news is the engine.  The old Cleveland runs good but is old.  I decided to upgrade and I had an old Cleveland block.  Unfortunately, after $500 in machine work I was told it needed 4 sleeves.  ANyone want a free Cleveland block?  Ugh So I bought this

397-M6010B35192B Engine Block Boss 351

I also bought CHI 4 heads.  I will be looking for a 600 HP motor for the car.  I am adding a stroker kit so it will be 427 cubic inches.  I will post some pics as I move along.  The motor build will be this summer but i won't add the engine until next winter

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600 HP should be easily done with those parts but, cam selection is critical. Good luck with the build. Chuck

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It's a brand new part.  The block is pretty amazing.  I so excited about this build.  I just ordered the following...

*Scat 4340 steel crankshaft - $850
*Scat 4340 I-beam rods - $368
*Custom Racetec forged pistons with rings - $775
*Coated Clevite main/rod bearings - $300
*Custom hydraulic roller camshaft - $450
*Morel hydraulic roller lifters - $450
*Comp Cams Ultra Gold rockers - $400
*ARP head bolts - $89
*Felpro MLS head gaskets - $200
*Felpro timing cover gasket - $12
*Felpro rear main seal - $30
*Milodon oil pan gasket - $37
*Felpro valve cover gaskets - $25
*Mr. Gasket intake manifold gaskets - $25
*Melling HV oil pump - $78
*ARP pump shaft - $19
*Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake - $425
*Milodon front sump oil pan/pickup - $331
*ARP bolt kit - $98
*Cloyes billet timing set - $95
*Milodon aluminum water pump - $105

*Pioneer harmonic balancer - $266

*ARP balancer bolt - $24

 

 

$5686 including shipping.

 

I cannot believe how this stuff adds up.  That doesn't include the 5K for the heads and and the block!  11K for a pile of parts

ugh..........

Well she is worth it

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On 3/21/2021 at 12:28 AM, NG8264723 said:

Holy Crap! Time flies! It has been a while since i have added to the build.  The car was driven here and there.  Hopefully it will be driven more this year.  A few years ago I bought her a FITECH unit.  This Christmas I bought a a/c conversion.  I will be adding the a/c soon.  We also have new door panels to install.  the big news is the engine.  The old Cleveland runs good but is old.  I decided to upgrade and I had an old Cleveland block.  Unfortunately, after $500 in machine work I was told it needed 4 sleeves.  ANyone want a free Cleveland block?  Ugh So I bought this

397-M6010B35192B Engine Block Boss 351

I also bought CHI 4 heads.  I will be looking for a 600 HP motor for the car.  I am adding a stroker kit so it will be 427 cubic inches.  I will post some pics as I move along.  The motor build will be this summer but i won't add the engine until next winter

You still have that block for free?

The trouble with trouble is it always starts out as fun!

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