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Hi folks, 

 My name is Scott.. I am 58 and getting closer to retirement... The kids are grown and gone.. so it's just me and my sweetheart of 38 years now..

For many years have been a avid involved motorcycle road and dirt racing guy. Raced and built lots of bikes.. really enjoy wrenching..

I have owned a number of trucks and cars.. always found a way to modify or make them my own thing..my first car was a '66 Chevy impala SS... (man I miss that car!)

 But I have owned a couple Mustangs.. but they were not really great.. a Mustang II.. a plain jane  coupe. I did kinda have a '68 302 coupe when i was a teenager...well really it was my sisters but I would steal it when she was off at college or gone for a weekend.. sadly she got t-boned in it and though she came out of it ok.. the car was toast..

When I was a kid I really hankered for a 71 model.. I love the 71-73 style.. 

Right now I do not have a Mustang to show off or talk about.. but I have a suspect in my sights and hope to be pulling the trigger soon.

 i joined because I love to learn and see great cars and builds.. I hope as I get further along in my quest that this site and others like it can make me much more knowledgeable and understanding of these cars and what  is correct..and what is not so much..

Thanks for letting me join and lurk about.

Scott

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Hey Scott! Welcome from Phoenix Arizona. You have found a great group of folks who love their 7173 mustangs. There is a lot of good information here and even more encouragement!

'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 from OKC!

 

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 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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Where in Oklahoma?

 

 

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Me again. I reread your first post. You indicate you are looking for a car and that you are still learning about the 71 to 73 Mustangs. A few tips that you may not know.

There are three basic looking bodies but actually 5 different body styles.

The fastback (63D) and Mach 1 (63R) look the same but actually have different body codes. Sometimes people will take a fast back and put Mach 1 stickers on it and try to sell it as a Mach 1.

The hardtop (65D) and convertibles (76D) never had decals with Mach 1 on them but the stripes could be ordered.

The upscale hardtop called the 'Grande' had it's very own body code as well (65F)

 

Lots of people tossing around different engine codes "Q code, "H" code, etc. I won't try to spell it all out for ya. At the top of the page you will see 'Mustang Data'. Poke around in that area to learn more about the different options.

 

Are you looking to find a nice driver or are you interested in finding a more rare Mustang? If you are looking at rarer versions make sure to ask questions here before buying help avoid getting scammed.

'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 from Amsterdam, The Netherlands! I hope you'll manage to get the car you're after and when you do, show us :-)

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Welcome from W. TN and keep in touch with the group as you consider the purchase. Great wealth of knowledge here and very family friendly respectful group to help with any questions you may have in making your decision.

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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A 7173 project for your retirement. Best way to stay young and active!

Another welcome from the other side of the pool!

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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I'm also a newbie here in Oklahoma.....Claremore to be exact. Hope to see where you scored your new toy!!!

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Hello from Mississippi. Ownership not required, enthusiasm welcomed. As bkdunha posted, when close to pulling the trigger on something you find, keep in touch with us. If you need to verify something or need more info this is the place to be. There are many cars now being sold as low mileage, better than new "Barn Finds" that are nothing more than "Money Pits" held together by bondo, wood screws, and covered in shiny paint!

Welcome aboard!

Steve

 

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

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Me again.  I reread your first post.  You indicate you are looking for a car and that you are still learning about the 71 to 73 Mustangs.   A few tips that you may not know.

There are three basic looking bodies but actually 5 different body styles.

The fastback (63D) and Mach 1 (63R) look the same but actually have different body codes.  Sometimes people will take a fast back and put Mach 1 stickers on it and try to sell it as a Mach 1.  

The hardtop (65D) and convertibles  (76D) never had decals with Mach 1 on them but the stripes could be ordered.

The upscale hardtop called the 'Grandé' had it's very own body code as well (65F)

 

Lots of people tossing around different engine codes "Q code, "H" code, etc. I won't try to spell it all out for ya.  At the top of the page you will see 'Mustang Data'.   Poke around in that area to learn more about the different options.

 

Are you looking to find a nice driver or are you interested in finding a more rare Mustang?  If you are looking at rarer versions make sure to ask questions here before buying help avoid getting scammed.

Thanks for the reply Will E!

 When I first decided to jump into the fray I was unsure.. I think I have it kinda figured.. Take a read on my update to the thread..

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I'm also a newbie here in Oklahoma.....Claremore to be exact. Hope to see where you scored your new toy!!!

 

Silver5oh! Hello.. Small world here.. I am in Foyil.. likely only you would know where that is!

 I saw your intro and your ride! looking forward to maybe meeting you!

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