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I am a new member and very happy to find this group.  I purchased a 1973 Mach1 last month.  It is a Q code, 4 speed, with an open 3:25 differential.  It runs and drives very nice.  With the exception of the side pipes it is unmolested and complete.  I have always been a huge Mustang fan ever since I was a child.  I like all the early years and some later.  My first ride in a Mustang was in my oldest brothers 1971 coupe with a 351 Cleveland and it left a lasting impression.  He purchased a 1969 Fastback after the ‘71.  I bought the ‘69 from him in the summer of 1985 when I was 15 getting ready to turn 16 in the fall.  I still own the ‘69 after all these years but I have always wanted a 71-73.  My wife also really likes the 71-73( always helps to have her onboard).  I am excited to finally own one of these cars.  I have a lot of work ahead of me with this car and will need lots of help and information.     Thanks Chris

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Welcome from Amsterdam, the Netherlands! Plenty of patina to show, are you leaving that? This forum is incredibly helpful, knowledgable and fun so you should have no probs getting the help you need :-)

 

What's on the to-do list sofar?

 

Cheers and good luck,

Vincent.

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Welcome from Virginia! Thanks for sharing your story! We would like to see pics of your 69 also.

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 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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Looks like a great project car. Good luck with your restoration and post lots of pictures as you go. I had Thrush side pipes on my first 73 stang back in the 70s.

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

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Greetings from Tucson, AZ.

 

Side pipes?   :chin:   Might be cool!!!

Thanks

 

Tim

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 to the Forum from North Carolina.

It is great that you got a car without all it's sins hidden, lol. It looks like it might have had a 3/4 vinyl roof that I think makes them look great. Also the factory Forged Aluminum Wheels. Need to see more pics. Never toss anything thinking you can buy another one some parts are hard to come by.

Have fun and enjoy,

David

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Nice project you got there!

How did the car got this kind of patina? Parked in sun?

 

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 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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Hello from Mississippi. Finding a Q code 4sp is certainly a nice find to fulfill your 71-73 wishes. Like David said, with your car in the original condition, there are no hidden sins hiding under a gleaming shiny paint job. And unlike some other groups we like all Mustangs, so lets see that 69!!

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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Wow, thanks everyone

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for the warm welcome!  Hello from central Illinois.  I’ll try and go through your questions and then post some pictures.  As far the patina it spent it spent its entire life in sunny Arizona and must not have been garaged much or at all.  Before this year the last time it was registered was 1978.  The guy I bought it from is a police officer in Winslow and he found the car on the nearby Navajo reservation.  I’m not sure long term but right now I want to address a few mechanical issues.  One being a severely dented oil pan(which is what led me to this forum).  Lose the 70’s sidepipes for a new exhaust.  Then a complete interior.  Then I plan to drive it just as it looks for awhile before I think about bodywork and painting.  As several of you have it is good see it with all its flaws with nothing hiding.  Thanks again!  Now some more pictures

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Wow, thanks everyone

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for the warm welcome!  Hello from central Illinois.  I’ll try and go through your questions and then post some pictures.  As far the patina it spent it spent its entire life in sunny Arizona and must not have been garaged much or at all.  Before this year the last time it was registered was 1978.  The guy I bought it from is a police officer in Winslow and he found the car on the nearby Navajo reservation.  I’m not sure long term but right now I want to address a few mechanical issues.  One being a severely dented oil pan(which is what led me to this forum).  Lose the 70’s sidepipes for a new exhaust.  Then a complete interior.  Then I plan to drive it just as it looks for awhile before I think about bodywork and painting.  As several of you have it is good see it with all its flaws with nothing hiding.  Thanks again!  Now some more pictures

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Somehow I duplicated the othe post sorry I don’t know how to delete it.  Here is the 69

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