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I believe it was a dealer installed option. Not an option from the factory.

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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So Cool!

 

I've learned that most everybody quickly recognizes a 71-73 Fastback, but you usually get a double take from them when you pull up in a 71-73 coupe. I even had an older guy compliment my car once and stated that's he's not sure if he's seen a 72 "coupe" before. Said he loved the look.

 

I think that sometimes seeing a car at just the right angle, in just the right setting, and maybe even just the right light, can create an everlasting impression. Our brains are trained to see the badness of a Mustang fastback, but the perceived compactness of a coupe makes your eye's and brain to have a fresh look.

 

It will always be with me:

It was right around 1978-1979, I was a "new" teenager, on the school bus at the High School dropping off the older kids, before we headed to the Jr High.

I just turned my head to scan the parking lot, and there set a 69 Mustang. It was back far enough that I had almost an eye level view of it, but with it's prowler stance and those aggressive looking headlights I couldn't peel my eyes off of it. It wasn't even shining or glimmering, but it just looked BAD!

 

And then later when I was 15, it was in the middle of summer, and me and a buddy were out in the country here in Ohio, travelling to the next town up the road. ( he had his license and an old Toyota). We came across this young guy in a sweet 68 fastback, pulled over with an guising radiator. We pulled over to help. Got his car cooled down and a water refill and enjoyed some friendly car gab. Once complete, he got it fired up and on his way. In that passing moment, I found my obsessive eyes stuck staring at that rear taillight panel.

39 years later, and I can close my eyes and see it just like it happened yesterday.

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On 8/23/2019 at 7:00 AM, r2d2 said:

Well this is mine, I picked her up from a member here in Western Australia.

Looking forward to learning lots and tinkering along the way.

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I have the same year, same colors in and out, but mine has the antennae delete option thanks to someone snapping it off when I wasn’t looking.

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On ‎4‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 1:16 PM, cobra3073 said:

This started off as a 302 2V - 3 Speed Grande

 

 

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 Original Color, but now a BBF, C6, 4:11 Traction Lok

 

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472 CID (429 + 460 Crank + .060 bore), Edelbrock Performer RPM Cam, Intake, 850CFM Holley

 

~BT

I digsick power and rod endstrut tower bits of kit.

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I can hear my g60 Bias Ply tires hitting the seams in road and it went in my hands and early carpal tunnel.120+

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On 11/25/2020 at 6:11 PM, Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs said:

Since this started I ended up buying a Grande. Pretty well optioned. It was headed to crusher the next week if he did not sell it. His dad wanted it gone. Arizona car totally rust free. Does not need cowl, floors, tail light panel not even battery box is rusty. I was laughed at when I said how many thousands of dollars it would save and years it would save in a build. So what I am going to do is cut it up and make a track days car out of it. Will get the 2" Kar Kraft nose drop and all of their planned changes for Trans Am. I will take to frame shop and have put to zero and have already been in touch with Carolina Chem Strip to dip strip to remove all paint, sealer and surface rust. Have ask them if I can do video but they say no due to proprietary processes. They will allow some photos so all can learn. Will have 351 C with dry sump oil system built by one of the old NASAR engine builders that did them in the day. Hope to start early spring. Car has lots of great options that will probably go up for sale. Do not need in a track days car. Will be building my own sub frame connectors and roll cage to pass SCCA inspection.
I think this car was used for the owners company car stayed at dealership long time. Not how long it took to get the options together before the build. Thinking of doing the Gulf Oil paint scheme since blue already.

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That was a nice save!  Imagine how many made it to the crusher that could've been back on the road with minimal effort.

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I haven't been on the forum site in quite some time. These individual model threads are awesome!!! I love my Grande, had her for 25 years now!D27C8FB9-041F-4B67-BF65-EDF3FEF69876_1_105_c.thumb.jpeg.22151de279567a0d2dae5bd0536d9a64.jpeg48167969-B53F-4948-990F-EB82A51D11AD_1_105_c.thumb.jpeg.91079c9738f65c1a156d496e92e29d37.jpegBC2AD15E-E999-4AB6-9F5C-132513CADAB3_1_105_c.thumb.jpeg.5f3a13ff61f0be0ef21bc2ae1af9c3eb.jpeg

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