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My 1971 Mach 1Recently Acquired


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Gents-

 

Bought a nice 1971 Mach 1 I am going to keep. http://gatewayclassiccars.com/houston/1971/ford/mustang-S815.html  VERY similar to my first car in High School, purchased in 1975 when I was 15, which was a Red 1972 Mach 1 H Code with white interior.  My High school car did not have disc brakes, or a/c, but otherwise very similar. Both have P/S, thankfully also. Paid top dollar, but it is very original, (which I prefer), and the previous owner has been very helpful with telling me his experience, etc. to give me a head start.  I always do that when I sell a car, and boy does it help!  My preferences are my opinions only, and not right or wrong, just my own preferences and opinions.  Starting with the fact that I love the lack of hockey puck stripes, spoilers, the color(s), disc brakes, power steering, etc. and complete lack of rust which was a requirement of mine.

 

I have already fixed the exhaust tips to correct style, and am about to attack my existing front and rear springs, replace the antenna with the correct one (already have it), replace the spark plug wires with the correct style, order a Tach conversion for my clock from Rocket man http://www.rccinnovations.com/index.php?show=menu-mustang-all , and replace my front hood springs which are a bit weak.  Car is rust free, and while I grew-up in Portales, NM, THIS car was sold right down the street from me where I live today in Dallas, TX! Saw that when I pulled the Marti.

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So I could not be more pleased.  I have owned and sold a 1971 M code and a 1971 429 Mach 1. Both were red, which I sold at Barret Jackson back in 2013. I am not into trying to make this thing go faster, really, as I have a 2015 anniversary Mustang GT which is plenty fast, and I just want this one to be reliable, and as original as possible with a few exceptions: 1) the aforementioned tach, 2) probably a Sanden type a/c compressor.  I usually avoid a/c cars as it adds to complexity, but this car's is already converted and working o/k....the sanden will draw less power, and dropa  little weight. 3) springs, shocks etc. 4) maybe an aluminum air gap manifold and 600cfm carb for weight savings and because I always wanted to do that in 1975-1979 when I owned the car, but never did! 5) maybe a 3.25 axle ration from the current 3.0. 6) battery bracket for inner fender (just purchased) 7) seat hinge covers (just purchased) if they are correct for this car 8) and I need to find a good, WORKING, original AM/FM radio. That's about it for now!

 

As you can see, I do like to lighten a car when I can (i.e. the compressor, and maybe the intake) which is not necessarily rational, and I readily admit that!  I might use some aluminum repro magnum 500's, but probably not.  I strangely wish for a set of aluminum wheels my dog dish hub caps and trim rings would go on! go figure.

 

 

Thank you in advance for your help, and for help in the past.  I had an inspection done by a friend I met on this site on a car I chose not to buy.  Mistake avoided! I have bought and sold parts here, and want to say thank you for that also.

 

Best,

 

Bradford in Dallas aka Griffbl on this site!

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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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 from TriCities WA.

 

Thanks John!

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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Welcome from San Diego. Congrats on your new ride.

 

thanks Mike!

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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Welcome from Tucson, AZ!!

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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Thank you. We love our Mustang loving cousins in the UK!

 

Best,

 

Bradford

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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Looks as new!

Welcome from the northern Netherlands!

 

thank you sir! She is in very good shape.  Good luck on your 429 build!

 

Bradford

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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Welcome from Western Australia, very nice vehicle you have there and i'm with you on the lack of stripes, looks great

 

Thanks so very much! Hope all is well with our friends down under!!

 

Brad

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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::thumb:: :welcome2:  from Belgium

 

Thank you so very much! Hope all is well with you in Belgium!

 

Cheers,

 

Brad

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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Welcome from Luxembourg!

 

mike

 

Thanks Mike!  Hope all is well in Cali!

 

Brad

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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Hello & Welcome from Michigan.

 

Thanks John! Hope all is well up in the great North!

 

Brad

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

Very nice looking car. I wonder why the correct front bumper was replaced with a chrome one? Do you plan to put it back correct? Just curious. With that type of advertised mileage - it makes you wonder why and what really happened to the Mach 1 endura type bumper?

 

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.

 

Very nice looking car.  I wonder why the correct front bumper was replaced with a chrome one?  Do you plan to put it back correct?  Just curious.  With that type of advertised mileage - it makes you wonder why and what really happened to the Mach 1 endura type bumper?

 

Ray

 

Ray-

 

Thanks for the note.....I do not know that this car has only 19k miles....could be 119k, but it has been well taken care of to be sure. I think the carpet is original, for example.  I should get a better feel over time.  I had COMPLETELY forgotten about the endura bumpers until your inquiry.  My 1972 mach 1 had a chrome bumper, no damage history, and 12k miles when I purchased it in 1975. 1972 Mach 1's were supposed to have endura also, i think.  Interesting to see if this bumper is a re-pop or a Ford made bumper, but I guess all 1971 Mach 1's were supposed to have the endura set-up.  thanks again for pointing this out!  I am glad it is chrome, only for taking care of it, and easier to maintain etc. Time is not kind to plastic and rubber as you know!

 

Best,

 

Brad

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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