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Greetings!  I am excited to introduce myself to this community.  My 1971 Mach 1 is being delivered on Thursday and the restoration fun times will commence.  I plan plenty of pics to follow and relying on this community for information and support.

 

I am no stranger to cars, I had a '69 Mach 1 at one point but had to sell her to pay for the rest of my college education.  I also have a 1946 Ford Coupe with the original flathead V8 that I inherited from my father that is close to being able to be driven on a regular basis.  I just renovated my garage, and look forward to sharing this project with my 11 and 13 year old boys.

 

Thanks in advance for all your help!  

 

Jeff

 

Durham, NC

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Very cool and welcome form 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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Welcome from Oklahoma! It sounds like a great project to me. Chuck

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Welcome from Hendersonville, North Carolina. Tell us more about your new Mustang project and of course pics ASAP.

 

Pics on Thursday!  Just got the Marti Report yesterday on her, 1971 Mach 1. Was originally White with Ginger Interior, 351C 2V, and FMX transmission.  Was born on Feb 10, 1971 and sold out of Texas where it spent it's life up until the mid/late 80's.  From there it was garage kept up somewhere in the northeast until 2013 when it made its way to North Carolina.

 

The underbody, floors, and frame rails are in amazing shape.  Pass side floor pan has a credit card sized rust hole, most likely from a leaky radio Arial and/or cowl leak.  The prior owner is a consummate car guy and started disassembling her and had her soda blasted and primed, but never finished it.  I am picking up the project where he left off with the goal of getting this car cruising the streets of NC in the near future.

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Howdy from Phoenix! Congradulations on your mustang purchase. This will be a great resource for you.

 

I hope your boys take an interest in the car as well!

'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 to the family. You may want to ask the seller how he treated the car before primer. Soda blasting can come back to bite you when moving on to paint work if not properly neutralized. While you can still get in touch with the previous owner hopefully he will be honest about what he did. Please keep in touch as you move forward. The wealth of knowledge here a quality of the folks cannot be beat. We keep this a family friendly site and it will be great for your boys to earn some knowledge and sweat equity.

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Welcome from West Texas!

 

Can't wait to see more of your new project.  Mine's also an H-Code, but wound up in Texas, rather than started here and left.

 

Have fun!

Eric

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Welcome from super hot  (103 today) Tucson, AZ.

 

Great project share with your boys!! 

 

Looking for pic!!!!

Thanks

 

Tim

Tucson, Az

1973 SportsRoof

351C bored .040

Crank .020  and Stock cam

Flattop pistons

Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE

Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

 

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Welcome to the family. You may want to ask the seller how he treated the car before primer.  Soda blasting can come back to bite you when moving on to paint work if not properly neutralized. While you can still get in touch with the previous owner hopefully he will be honest about what he did.  Please keep in touch as you move forward. The wealth of knowledge here a quality of the folks cannot be beat. We keep this a family friendly site and it will be great for your boys to earn some knowledge and sweat equity.

 

+1 on the neutralizing of the soda blast. Has ruined many a costly paint job. Looks good when first sprayed roll it outside and the colors go yucky and you have to go to bare metal again. bkdunha is right big concern.

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

David

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The PO has a production shop restoring and selling Mopar cars. His son wanted a mustang but lost interest in th project. I have toured their shop and these guys do some amazing work. I will verify with him what he did to neutralize. To be honest, I am planning to strip her down to bare metal to start the right way.

 

 

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Sounds like a good plan. Keep us posted on your progress and let us know if a question comes up or if you can assist someone else on something they are working on. Glad to have you here.

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Welcome from Denmark Northern Part of Europe [emoji1087][emoji6][emoji106] Regards Lars DK73

 

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

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