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Welcome to the Forum from North Carolina. What part of Tenn will you be going to? I am in Western N.C. depending on how you travel you might be close.

One thing you need to do before your trip. Since the car has fold down rear seat it should have a space saver spare. It will be so old not safe to run. You should get the current owner to find you a steel wheel and get a regular tire to carry for a spare. 

The previous owner has changed quite a few items on the car that you will find out in the future.

I am an original owner of a 73 Mach 1. 

Don't know when you are coming to get but there is a big Mustang show in Sevierville, TN in March 25 - 28 Should be over 1,000 there. DSC-1122.jpg

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

David

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Agreed on the spare tire.

Wish I could hang for the show, but it's the wrong direction and I can't stay out there all week.

 

"The previous owner has changed quite a few items on the car that you will find out in the future."

 

Please enlighten me. : )

Chris -  Born in '73 - Drive a '73 / Former U.S. Army 63B10-H8 / 1st Infantry Division - The Big Red One

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Howdy, and welcome from Seattle. Nice looking Mustang!

Scott

 

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Thanks! Somehow your user name reminds me of this meme.  ;)

 

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Haha!  lollerz Yeah it definitely counts if you're driving... This was the name of an old beer league softball team I played on years ago. At least with softball, we didn't think it mattered how many times we went to the well.

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Agreed on the spare tire.

Wish I could hang for the show, but it's the wrong direction and I can't stay out there all week.

 

"The previous owner has changed quite a few items on the car that you will find out in the future."

 

Please enlighten me. : )

 

Nice looking car! You should be happy with it especially with the amount of driving time there is in AZ.

 

If you near the Tucson area, there is an MCA national show there Mar 26 - 29. Stop in and you will most likely see a lot of nice Mustangs!

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Sooooooo. After a couple weeks, here's the update. It turns out that this is member FastE's old car that he owned for 42 years. He sold it in 2016 to a collector in TN. The seller gave me Eddie's contact info, and Eddie was kind enough to respond. In fact he invited me to his home in Texas. It was a bit out of route, but how could I turn that down??? I met Eddie, and his wife Terry. They got to see the car again that Eddie bought new, went on his first date with Terry in, they got married in, taught their kids and grandson how to drive, etc.

 

I got to learn a lot more about the history of the car, and Eddie also gave me the original build sheet and a bunch of other old documents that came with the car. It was a very enjoyable trip, and Eddie and Terry are just outstanding folks!!

 

Here's a photo of me and FastE at his home in TX on the way back to AZ. 

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Chris -  Born in '73 - Drive a '73 / Former U.S. Army 63B10-H8 / 1st Infantry Division - The Big Red One

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Here's the REAL DEAL history of the car from Eddie himself from an old post of his from 2011.

 

 

I bought my car in September of 1973.It was a demo I bought from Horn Williams Ford in Dallas Texas. I was 19 years old and in the U.S.Navy at the time stationed on a Destroyer out of Tampa Florida. While on board ship I was reading about the new Mustang for 74 and decided I had to buy a new one while I could. I took some leave and flew home to Dallas to look for a new one. Drove all over Dallas looking and all of the new ones were gone. I found one brand new one that was sitting on a dealers lot that was a Gold glow, standard interior 302, C4 car. I had seen my car a couple of times during the night, but never stopped to look at it because it was setting near the used section of the dealer ship.

I made a verbal deal on the Gold car and was going to go get the money for the down payment and thought I would stop by Horn Williams one more time to see if they had any more coming.

I talked to a salesman that told me they had sold the last 73 Mustang they were going to get ( a white one that was on the back lot). He told me that he did have a demo that had been around the dealer for a few months and pointed to the red one. Well I thought I would look at it just for grins. I walked over to it and the first thing that I noticed was the dual exhaust tips which told me it was a 351 4V. I saw the spoiler, and then I saw the white deluxe interior and was sold! After seeing the 302 Gold Mach, I was blown away by this one.

The salesman said they were asking 4,200.00 for the car. The sticker was just over 4,800.00. I told him I would have to have my dad look at the car, because he would have to co-sign for me. The salesman got the keys and asked me to take it to my dad and let him drive it. I got in it and fired it up and he asked me if I was going to hot rod it and I told him "no sir"! First red light I stepped down into it and those Firestone Wide Ovals just started squealing and when it went to second gear they barked again! I was in love!

I brought my dad back with me and we did some dealing. I got the car for 3,925.00 +TTL because we were members of the Ford Drag Club there and had been there since 1969.

Well when I picked the car up, I drove it home and installed my Cragar S/S wheels and tires from my Cougar on it.( I was 19 and had two cars now the Mach and my 428 Cougar).

So I drove this car daily, street raced and drag raced, car showed, this Mach 1. My wife and I got married in it. Both of my son's drove it in High school. I have had a 466 in it, and now am back with my 351.

It is a great car and is still a blast to drive! I get a thrill every time I get in it and drive.

The current set up is a .030 over 351C 4bolt main, TRW forged flattop pistons. Balanced stock rods and crank. A Competition Cams 270 Magnum cam, lifters, spring retainers, locks, pushrods. A double roller timing chain. The heads are "closed chamber" 4V's, with no porting. They are set up with Manley guide plates screw in studs, Stainless one piece valves, and Crane gold roller rockers. The intake is an Offenhouser 360 dual plane, a Holley 770 vacuum secondary street avenger is the carburetor. I run a vacuum advance Mallory Unilit distributor with Mallory wires, Mallory coil. The water pump is an Edelbrock aluminum. The headers are Hookers running through Flow master two chamber mufflers.

The trans is the stock C6 with a B&M valve body kit, a B&M deep pan and pick up, and an "R" code servo. I am using the stock 10" Cobra Jet torque convertor.

The rear is a 9" 28 spline 3:50 limited slip, or a 4:22 limited slip, depends on what I am wanting to do. I have Cal Trac traction bars and the car is sub framed with Competition Engineering connecters.

Wheels and tires are 15x7 Magnum 500's with P245x60x15 Radial T/A's. I run Weld Pro stars on the track. Fronts are 15x3 with M/T 27" tall front runners. The rears are 15x8 with M/T 29x9x15 slicks.

The best the car has ever gone on the track is a 12.84 at 112 mph in the 1/4 mile. There is alot more in this car (tuning) that I feel I am right on the edge of finding, may take a cam change.

The interior has been restored back to the way it was when I bought the car. I do run an aftermarket tach just for peace of mind, all though the factory tach has always been very accurate.

Chris -  Born in '73 - Drive a '73 / Former U.S. Army 63B10-H8 / 1st Infantry Division - The Big Red One

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Just purchased this beauty.  Wanted one since I was 10. 

https://www.streetsideclassics.com/vehicles/1769-tpa/1971-ford-mustang-boss-351

Can't believe it took so damn long.

 

 

I looked at that one also, but only via the internet. I was too skeptical on it to pull the trigger. Maybe because I didn't look at it in person. You may want to start your own post so that everyone can welcome you. Not many will see this buried this deep in my post.

Chris -  Born in '73 - Drive a '73 / Former U.S. Army 63B10-H8 / 1st Infantry Division - The Big Red One

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Hi everyone. Glad to be here. Looking forward to gaining a wealth of knowledge about these cars and sharing what I learn too. I'm picking up mine next week and driving her home to AZ. Some would trailer it, but I didn't buy it not to drive it.  :D

 

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Nice looking Car! Welcome from North Carolina.

Hey, nice looking car!  There are a couple of us who live in the Phoenix area that have 71 - 73s and get together every so often.   I'll send you a PM

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Hi everyone. Glad to be here. Looking forward to gaining a wealth of knowledge about these cars and sharing what I learn too. I'm picking up mine next week and driving her home to AZ. Some would trailer it, but I didn't buy it not to drive it.  :D

 

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Nice looking Car! Welcome from North Carolina.

Hey, nice looking car!  There are a couple of us who live in the Phoenix area that have 71 - 73s and get together every so often.   I'll send you a PM

Chris -  Born in '73 - Drive a '73 / Former U.S. Army 63B10-H8 / 1st Infantry Division - The Big Red One

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