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Hi to all!


My name is Jarkko and I live in Hämeenlinna, Finland with my wife and daughter. Since childhood I've dreamed about owning a Mustang and I finally got it last year. I bought 1972 Hardtop, a running project car at decent condition. Originally it had 250cui V6 engine on it but someone swap it to 429cui V8 with C6 gearbox. No complaint there   :D 


Buying a project car was a big challenge for me as I have never really build or fixed car, but I wanted to learn. Best learning method is to do it yourself. Youtube and forums have helped a lot as well as workshop manuals and guide books. I'll try to do everything by myself except welding and serious bodywork.


I am member of Ford Mustang Owners’ Club of Finland we have over 4000 members and we are very active. This forum I found when searching info about 72 mustangs, because in here early Mustangs are from years 64 1/2 - 69, I was glad to find this forum :)


That's about the background, let us focus on the car...


So what I have done so far;

- installed 1" lower suspension and shock absorbers

- changed rear drum brakes to disc brakes

- replaced lower and upper arm

- swap rear end friction bars to disc (didn't do it myself)

- ripped off all electric wires, going to build new ones from scrap.


And a lot to do... aim is to get it on street end of June.



At the moment the car is in paintshop and hoping to get it back to garage next week.




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Hello and welcome from Germany.



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Welcome from Amsterdam, the Netherlands!


That's quite an engine upgrade! ;-)

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[i'll try to do everything by myself except welding and serious bodywork.]

I did same and totally get the line you do not want to cross (for now).


For what its worth, at some point, I've invested in a good welding machine. Now days I'd say, welding sound more scary than it really is and its kind of a must have. Its amazing how often I use this thing, from simple fixes to custom parts fabrication. Cost of bit of time to actually close holes rather than making new ones for sure, but once you master it a bit, its a very valuable tool that will save you lots of money in the long run, save you the many runs to the "guy who has a welding machine" and will also open you a whole new kind of possibilities. No more plan B's.


Nice to see another 7173 in the process of being saved,

Welcome from the northern Netherlands!

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

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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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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Hello and Welcome from California!!

This site is the one you need for help.



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Welcome from Oklahoma!


We have many valued overseas members. A few from Finland, too.


Please try and post up some pics of your car. We all have to start somewhere.



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 Australia

Nice project you have and agree with Fabrice you should buy a welder and learn, you will be much better off

Plenty of help on this forum and don't forget more pictures

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Thank you all!


For this project I won't buy welder, 'cause all the needed welding and bodywork has been done. But I see your point owning and learning to use it, so some day I'll buy it :)


I get my own build thread started so you can see more pics and stuff :)

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Greetings from Tucson, Az.


WOW to the 429!!!    Good luck with wiring!!!




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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Welcome from TriCities WA



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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Hi and welcome from Canada!


Working on a classic is a great learning experience, and best of all you can afterwards say that you did it yourself!


I'm sure many agree that this site is a great resource to all vintage Mustang enthusiasts!


All the best with your project!



"When the world is running down you make the best of what's still around."- Sting and The Police







1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Father & sons restoration project)


- 351 Cleveland H-code w/ factory Ram-air induction


 - FMX 3-speed trans


 - 9-inch rear with 3.25:1 ratio

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