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I noticed you are missing the collar on the steering column. I think they are pretty difficult to find. There is one for sale locally here. I do not know the guy or condition but if I can be of any assistance let me know. Here is a link to his craigslist ad.

 

https://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/pts/d/mount-vernon-ford-mustang-mach-boss/6912573803.html

 

Thanks!  Once I get the car home, I'm quite sure the list of needs will grow beyond what we can see in the photos.  And now you've got me reconsidering that steering wheel.  Question:  was black the only color?  My interior is black so it would look fine, just wondering.

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The car was "found" with no tags after having sat for who knows how long, so obviously the registration has expired.

 

My question is:  with just the VIN, can the DMV do a tag history search?  

 

I realize if that's true AND the car was always registered in just on state it will be easier -- if they can do this at all.

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Yes, they can, but all they will tell you is if the car was stolen. They just search their own database, and not of other states, but they will know if the title was transferred from another state, and which state. Due to privacy laws they generally won't tell you who previous owners were.

 

 

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

--Albert Einstein

 

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Yes, they can, but all they will tell you is if the car was stolen. They just search their own database, and not of other states, but they will know if the title was transferred from another state, and which state. Due to privacy laws they generally won't tell you who previous owners were.

 

Thanks.  I figured as much, they technically are able but can't for privacy reasons.  I'm going to suppose when the seller sends in the DMV new registration, the DMV will catch if it was stolen somewhere along the way.

 

Could be interesting or just "meh".

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Yes, they check new titles and registration for being stolen. If the previous title was in another state you may need a VIN inspection before they issue a registration and title. Some police departments will do a courtesy VIN run through NCIC to check for issues.

 

 

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

--Albert Einstein

 

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Nice find! Nicely optioned vert I am sure was worth the wait and time it took to find it. Hope the title search comes up clean.

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

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Alright! Got my Marti Report. Very, very interesting. Do people even post those here?

 

But now I have my marching orders: "get thee to the storage unit and dig out those old car sales brochures!" Anyone remember Walter Miller? Way back when (ahem) he had an extensive collection and whenever I had some spare $ I'd get the ones for cars I adored. 69-73 Mustang: I have all of them. A few even are dups, a few are early/late year differences.

 

I'm going to need to go back and see just what's included in "Convenience Group", "Decor Group" and "Competition Suspension". And yup, that messy looking steering wheel was indeed the factory ordered "Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel". In other good news: it's still wearing it's original color (6E, Medium Bright Yellow). Small surprise, the rear-end is 3.25 rather than 3.5 as stated by the seller. Not going to worry that one.

 

And I shall never, ever refer to "Body Side Tape Stripes, NASA Hood (Non-functional) and TuTone Hood Paint" as "...the Mach 1 Decor option" (lol)

 

Born in the midwest and found a life in California beginning in Long Beach, it's very possible this car has never left California.

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Welcome

What rims do you have? They remind me the ones I had on my first Mustang, was a 73 Grandé.

Mustang, Mach 1 and 351

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There's a Forum section for Marti Reports, go to Forum at the top of the page, it's the last section under General Discussions.

 

 

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

--Albert Einstein

 

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Another "FINALLY" -- got transportation arranged. Will be here THURSDAY!

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I was catching up on your post and saw where you ask if wheel was only in black. Yes the leather wheel was only black for the rim but the center would match the interior color. Black, ginger, green or blue I think are all the colors. If you had white interior it got black steering wheel.

So I have not seen your matri posted yet did you do it and I missed it?

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

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I was waiting until I had the car in my possession... then promptly forgot.

 

Will do ?

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What rims do you have? They remind me the ones I had on my first Mustang, was a 73 Grandé.

 

They're certainly not factory, but I’ll get up close and see if there are manufacturer’s marks.

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What rims do you have? They remind me the ones I had on my first Mustang, was a 73 Grandé.

 

They're certainly not factory, but I’ll get up close and see if there are manufacturer’s marks.

 

Generally the brand name will be cast on the back side of the wheel. My guess is they are Western Cyclone Turbines, Very late 70's period correct. 

 

towards the bottom of the page....

 

https://www.akhwheels.com/pages/inventory.php?cat=1

 

 

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Welcome

What rims do you have? They remind me the ones I had on my first Mustang, was a 73 Grandé.

 

They're certainly not factory, but I’ll get up close and see if there are manufacturer’s marks.

 

Generally the brand name will be cast on the back side of the wheel. My guess is they are Western Cyclone Turbines, Very late 70's period correct. 

 

towards the bottom of the page....

 

https://www.akhwheels.com/pages/inventory.php?cat=1

 

Late 70s you say?  That’s nearly a reason to keep them. I do sorta like them, and for now anyway, wheels are the least of my concerns. But documenting what I’ve got is awesome - thanks.

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Greetings all - Yes, finally found my Mustang! I’ve searched, watched and waited until the right combo of features, condition and $ hit the sweet spot. There only so long one can tolerate “D’oh! Missed another one”, right?

 

And I’m quite sure I’ll be back with many questions, but for now, the specs: 1973 Mustang Convertible, 351 4V CJ, C6, Mach 1 decor package, nicely optioned (a/c, p/s, p/b, p/w, Rally Pac gauges), medium yellow with black cloth interior. Literally a “barn find”, but once cleaned up, gassed up and charged up, started the first time. That’s promising.

 

Many discoveries to be made, I’m sure, once I get it home. THEN the fun begins! I’m planning to stay true to authentic as possible, certainly no irreversible or obvious changes but perhaps a few upgrades (eventually) such as tilt wheel & cruise.

 

ALL tips/tricks/hints/suggestions welcome.

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Very nice, and worth the wait!!

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Nice find. Lots of options....I see you have intermittent wipers

 

You have the Instrumentation group including a tachometer , trip odometer, oil pressure, temperature, and ammeter gauges.

 

Looks like you have the convenience group option too. ..trunk and hood lights , glove compartment and map lights, the lights on warning buzzer , automatic seatback release, under dash courtesy lights (standard on convertibles), parking brake warning light and glove compartment key lock.

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