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Hi, My name is Mike. I've been lurking here for a while and finally decided to introduce myself.

 

I live in Central New York, not too far from Syracuse.

 

I purchased a '73 Grande, 302 2v with a C4 tranny this fall and wanted to start getting her back into shape but I've run into a couple of roadblocks. (More on those in the appropriate threads).

 

From what I've read so far this is the place to come for answers to any questions I may have.

 

Thanks,

 Mike

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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.

 

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Welcome from Oregon. You're correct, this is the place. :)

 

By the way, we like pictures.

 

 

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

--Albert Einstein

 

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PO pulled the vinyl roof and chrome trim off and painted it, by hand I think. The engine and tranny are solid, but this is an example of what I found when I finally was able to get it on a lift.

 

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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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Welcome from Amsterdam, the Netherlands! Looks like you got some work to do ;-)

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Welcome to the forum from North Carolina.

Not wanting to discourage you on your project but sometimes you just need to step back and look at it really hard. The coupes are not bringing much cash at sale and you can find a much better one to start with if that is what you want.

BTW brushing primer on is ok. In fact is better in some areas where the gun just will not blow back into corners. You just sand it smooth before you top coat it. I brush primer on the inside surfaces for sure.

Saves material with no over spray and gets into the cracks.

There was a coupe in Atlanta a few months back that I was going to pick up. He had already put floors in and trunk and had painted and was ready to assemble. He had got medical issues and had to sell and if I remember right the whole thing was $2,000. I had gone to bank got the cash and had dolly on the truck and had found several other parts in the area I wanted. He called and said someone showed up with roll back and cash and he sold it. I was just going to flip it an make a little.

Do some searching it cost the same to do a coupe or vert or Mach 1 for floors and rust repair.

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 to the forum from North Carolina.

Not wanting to discourage you on your project but sometimes you just need to step back and look at it really hard. The coupes are not bringing much cash at sale and you can find a much better one to start with if that is what you want.

BTW brushing primer on is ok. In fact is better in some areas where the gun just will not blow back into corners. You just sand it smooth before you top coat it. I brush primer on the inside surfaces for sure.

Saves material with no over spray and gets into the cracks.

There was a coupe in Atlanta a few months back that I was going to pick up. He had already put floors in and trunk and had painted and was ready to assemble. He had got medical issues and had to sell and if I remember right the whole thing was $2,000. I had gone to bank got the cash and had dolly on the truck and had found several other parts in the area I wanted. He called and said someone showed up with roll back and cash and he sold it. I was just going to flip it an make a little.

Do some searching it cost the same to do a coupe or vert or Mach 1 for floors and rust repair.

Cheers,

 

Thanks for your reply.

I understand where you are coming from as far as the resale value of a coupe compared to a fastback or a vert. I'm not looking to sell the car anytime when i'm done with it. I would like to drive it for a while so its value is not a huge issue right now. Although i wouldn't mind at least making my money back 5 or 10 years from now. Who really knows what the market might be then.

 

As far as the paint, I wish it was primer that was brushed on. The top coat itself is terrible. Orange peel, runs, light spots, overspray etc. It looks good from afar but it's far from good. I bought the car planning on changing the color anyway so it wasn't a big deal until I finally got a chance to do a thorough inspection on the undercarriage. I wish I had been able to do that before I bought it. It's a good life lesson I guess.

 

I'm just going to have to divert the funds I was going to use to paint the car this winter to doing the frame/chassis work. Paint can come later.

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Welcome from Tucson, AZ.

 

I'm originally from Saratoga Springs!!

 

Tim

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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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Hello from Eastern North Carolina! Great information fro the forum members are here!

Thanks,

mustang7173 🇺🇸

"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" -- John Wayne

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Welcome from Tucson, AZ.

 

I'm originally from Saratoga Springs!!

 

Tim

 

Went to some very memorable concerts at SPAC  ;) .   That's a nice area out there. 

 

I live in Clinton about 100 mi. east of Saratoga Springs, a few miles south of Utica.

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Welcome from Tucson, AZ.

 

I'm originally from Saratoga Springs!!

 

Tim

 

Went to some very memorable concerts at SPAC  ;) .   That's a nice area out there. 

 

I live in Clinton about 100 mi. east of Saratoga Springs, a few miles south of Utica.

 

Make that WEST of Saratoga. Wow.

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Welcome from New Jersey. Looks like a bit of work coming up.

John Woolley

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

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