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Hello from Iowa! Starting a 1971 Mach1 restore


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Hello forum members,

 

I'm really excited to be a part of this forum. I am in Iowa and just towed in a 71 Mach 1 M code. Have not got much experience in engine or interior work, but I am looking forward to this adventure. This is my first effort at something like this and I will be looking forward to you guys' guidance. Will post more pictures soon.

 

Thanks

 

Archie

 

 

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Welcome from Virginia! Lots of great information here.

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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Hello from Mississippi. A 71 M code is a good starting place for a new Mustang adventure. Lots of experience and knowledge here, so never hesitate to ask if you have any questions or need advice. Welcome aboard!

Steve

 

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

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Welcome from Iowa! Nice car. Where in Iowa are you located? I'm in Cedar Rapids.

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 aboard.

 

First project - Install drivers side wiper blade.  :D

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

 

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;

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Welcome from Canada!

 

Nice color combination! Is it original to the car?

Marco

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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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Welcome from North Carolina.

Looks like it has Decor Group trim. Might not be a  Mach 1? I have been wrong in past but I thought Decor Group was not available on Mach 1. The Decor Group gave you the side trim with black out on bottom, Mach 1 grill and a textured black out steel panel between the tail lights.

Either way it will make a shape car.

Cheers

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

David

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Welcome from Canada!

 

Nice color combination! Is it original to the car?

 

Thanks. DOnt know. The owner was settling an estate so she didnt know. Waiting for the marti report. It has been painted over but i dont know if its the original or different.

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Welcome from North Carolina.

Looks like it has Decor Group trim. Might not be a  Mach 1? I have been wrong in past but I thought Decor Group was not available on Mach 1. The Decor Group gave you the side trim with black out on bottom, Mach 1 grill and a textured black out steel panel between the tail lights.

Either way it will make a shape car.

Cheers

 

You could be right. Waiting on the Marti report. The owner didnt have much info.

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Welcome aboard.

 

First project - Install drivers side wiper blade.  :D

 

Ha ha. True. Actually both side need replacement. I wanted to start off by taking off parts one by one, but wasnt sure where to start-Engine or exterior or interior.

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Does it start ?   Can it be driven for awhile as is (with minor fixin ) ?

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

 

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;

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Does it start ?   Can it be driven for awhile as is (with minor fixin ) ?

 

Yes it starts and runs, definitely needs tune up of the engine and brakes probably. I was thinking of starting with gutting the interior, and then get to paint and engine .

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