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Hello all. I am a newbie to the site here and joined to get info and advice on my 73 Mach1 build. This one is my 3rd 73 I've owned and plan on building it into a fun resto-mod and driver rather than a show car. My first Mach was a basic "ok" driver car that I owned when I was 20 and ended up selling it after a few years of spirited driving once I realized I couldn't afford the restoration work it needed. My 2nd Mach was a legitimate barn find I picked up cheap as a roller and only owned it for about a month.......I had big plans for it but a guy drove into my driveway one day and offered me WAY more money than I thought it was worth and away it went. 

 

This h-code Mach needs some TLC overall but has good bones to build on. She's been an Oklahoma car most her life but was an original Iowa car (by the DSO anyways). 

My plans are to build it with the mild 351C I have and back it with a Tremec 5spd. She's currently faded yellow with Ginger interior but I plan on switching that over to black, and, if the funds ever allow, she'll be silver; the same color code as my 93 LX I bought brand new at age 20 (hence my screen name). As of now I'm gathering parts and plan on starting to wrench on her in the spring....or sooner if our weather holds out here. So far I have the 351C, the Tremec 5spd, an aluminum driveshaft, Griffin aluminum radiator, and a rear disk upgrade.  

 

Ok, enough babbling, I assume pic's are welcome here? LOL 

 

As she sits right now......

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The very dirty and original interior......  (full length console is in the garage)

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The day I brought her home.....those ugly rims were the FIRST things to go!!!! 

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Welcome from Delaware. Good luck with the project.

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

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Welcom 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.

 

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Hello from Mississippi. As you said, that one looks to have  some good bones. Lots of experience and knowledge here and everyone willing to help in any way possible, so never hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

I'm a really big fan of the Fox era cars so the nose of that T-Bird caught my eye in your first picture. I used to have a yard full of 'em but I'm down to an 85 GT I bought new.

Welcome to your new Mustang home!

Steve

 

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

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Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

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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What part of Oklahoma? Oh ya... welcome.

 

 

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Well Thanks for all the welcoming replies!!!

 

In response the comment on the tow vehicle....she usually looks ALOT better than she did there as those were still her "winter rims" that I hadn't swapped out yet. She normally runs 1st Gen Lightning 17" wheels. She has her fair share of dents and scratches but cleans up pretty well. As a side note, she's my daily driver too!!

 

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As far as the 4-eye'd Bird in the background, she's an 84 TurboCoupe I've had for about 13 years now. Actually she's mostly stock and has become quite the garage queen over the past couple years. I did a 5-lug swap to upgrade to 4-wheel disks but drivetrains stock (and very tired....time for a rebuild). She's just one of the multiple 4-eyes we have here; others include an 86 Capri 5.0/T5, an 84 Capri RS t-top 5.0/T5, and my 93 LX Mustang I bought new with just 3,980 original miles.

 

 

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Welcome to the family

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97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base

88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold

68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold

86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction

89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone

00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped

73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt

06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800

88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded

95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold

02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck

87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold

03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out

95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded

97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold

91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold

86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold

89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  

84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout

67 catalina, 64 chevy c60

64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray

79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks

 

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