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Hello to all you lucky Mustang owners. I have joined today as I am in the market for a 71-73 Mach 1 and I want to learn as much as possible before I take the leap.

I love the 71-73 shape and it is the only Mustang I am interested in owning. Ideally, a 429 but more than likely, a 351 is more realistic. There is little available in Australia and whats worth looking at are asking $45000 USD so I am very seriously considering importing although than can open a can of worms. I would be very interested to hear peoples experiences buying cars through 'Muscle Car Specialist' dealers etc that advertise on Hemmings etc. Please keep in mind I am in Australia and whilst I have a fair idea which states are dry & which get snow, I am no expert! I look forward to chatting with anybody who cares to help. My current cars are Australian Ford Falcons which are sports models called XR8. They have Injected 302 Windsor's putting out 220kw standard. Extractors & free flow exhausts along with a decent tune quickly improves that figure, but they are certainly no Mustang, thats for sure.

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Hi and welcome from Amsterdam, The Netherlands! I lived in Adelaide for a few years, and visited other parts like Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and some other towns. I loved Australia but unfortunately had to head back here again...

 

Anyways, I hope you'll find a 'stang you like, good luck!

 

Vince.

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Hello to all you lucky Mustang owners. I have joined today as I am in the market for a 71-73 Mach 1 and I want to learn as much as possible before I take the leap.

I love the 71-73 shape and it is the only Mustang I am interested in owning. Ideally, a 429 but more than likely, a 351 is more realistic. There is little available in Australia and whats worth looking at are asking $45000 USD so I am very seriously considering importing although than can open a can of worms. I would be very interested to hear peoples experiences buying cars through 'Muscle Car Specialist' dealers etc that advertise on Hemmings etc. Please keep in mind I am in Australia and whilst I have a fair idea which states are dry & which get snow, I am no expert! I look forward to chatting with anybody who cares to help. My current cars are Australian Ford Falcons which are sports models called XR8. They have Injected 302 Windsor's putting out 220kw standard. Extractors & free flow exhausts along with a decent tune quickly improves that figure, but they are certainly no Mustang, thats for sure.

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Welcome to 7173 Roostercam. Glad to see more people interested in the 7173 mustangs. Love the Falcons.

1goldcjmach

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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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Welcome from Carlisle PA. Was In Sidney last year about this time during Aus. day. You guys and gals have some amazing cars from the 60's and 70's. Wish I could afford to bring just one back

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Welcome from Virginia! Good luck with your search.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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Welcome to the Forum and also as another Australian Member.

 

I may be able to assist you with the shipping of your Mustang when you find

the right one - I have a friend who brings in two containers a month of cars or parts

mainly antiques.

I use him to bring my parts into Sydney for my project - 71 Mach 1 Restomod.

Hopefully some of our Members may be able to source you a suitable car or guide

you in the right direction.

 I cannot speak highly enough of Don from Ohio Mustang Supply - you need to have

a real live Mustang guy to correspond with!

 

Good Luck,

 

Melfunctions (Melbourne)

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Welcome from down in Bendigo.

 

I count myself lucky, I got my rust free Californian Mustang back when the Aus dollar was parity with the US dollar for only $18000 AUD which was pretty cheap even considering that the bloke who imported it probably made five or six thousand profit on it at the time....

Brett

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Howdy from Phoenix Arizona.

Arizona is a good place to find rust free cars. I can't help with shipping but if you see one in the Phoenix area that you are seriously interested in buying I would be happy to go take a look at it for you. I am not an 'expert' on originality and cannot offer an appraisal. But I can take lots of pics, look for rust, offer my honest opinion. I have owned my mustang for 30 plus years and do know a bit about them. PM me if you stumble on one you are interested in.

'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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Hello and Welcome from the "Peoples Republic of California"

 

Like will e, I have owned my '72 for many years (46) and am offering my none expert help with any cars you want looked at in my area.

All ya got to do is ask,

Bru

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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 SW Ontario Canada.

There are several trustworthy guys on this Forum who can offer solid advice and help. I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.

The guys at MotorCity Mustang may also be a good place to ask as they restore these cars. They are members here too.

Geoff.

Geoff.

 I learn something new every day!

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Welcome from the other side of the island

Do your research before you jump the gun

Have a chat to Melfunctions and perhaps Harry's in Sydney

Also these people import cars/parts - http://usatoaus.com/

One thing to research is the costs involved in importing and getting it through registration compared to buying an Australian registered vehicle

Good luck in your search

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Welcome from rust bucket Ohio.

 

I think as far as finding the right car, you have to just keep actively looking at listings across all sites, and if you're like me ask if the important parts of the car are numbers matching. Make sure you learn what the VIN numbers mean, it will help you spot out a fake Mach 1 like if someone has a Mustang Grande with stickers. I got lucky myself after 2 months of watching ebay, hemmings, autotrader etc, I found my show quality M code 71 mach with 24500 miles from New Mexico for only $16,000. Just looking at listings all day and dreaming about which one could be mine helped me learn the cars' ins and outs.

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Howdy from Seattle. You have come to the right place to learn about 71-73 Mustangs. I was on the same quest as you a couple of years ago and was very skeptical about trying to figure out if a car was solid or not without laying eyes on it. I ended up getting lucky and found one less than an hour's drive away so I could look it over, drive it etc. As a few mentioned before, there might be a member that could do a once over for you if you find one you are interested in. If you see one near Seattle, I would be willing to help. Good luck on your search and ask questions when they come up.

 

Scott

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Welcome to the Forum from another Member in Australia.

 

Good decision to garner as much knowledge as you can before

you make your purchase.

 

The Members have an enormous amount of knowledge of our

vehicles and in my short time I am well on my way with my 71 Mach 1.

 

If you decide to import, I may be able to assist you via a friend in

Sydney who brings cars and parts in each month.

 

You will not believe this - he has shipped about 4 Brock HDT cars

over to the States for an Aussie guy who has about 8 of them there now.

 

He has track days with his mates and they cannot believe how good these

cars are - he is very successful in business and when the time comes, he

will bring them all home.

 

regards,

 

Mel (Melbourne) 0419 044550

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