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Hi everyone,

My name is Alistair and after owning a '73 Q code Mach One in the early eighties finally was allowed another mustang for my retirement. The vehicle is a '73 mustang convertible, originally an H code,  it has a set of closed chamber 4V cylinder heads on it and is more or less stock, it has P/S, P/B, A/C, FMX Power top, 8 track, convenience group, console, 2 speed int wipers, tinted glass, appearance group and colour keyed racing mirrors and weirdly a 2:75 traction lock 9 inch. Not an exceptionally rare vehicle. Like any multi owned car of this vintage and mileage (more than the space shuttle) it has its problems, should have named it Pandora. My intention is to get every thing working again (including the annoying  buzzer) and this is where the remaining knowledge of these vehicles is very hard to find in New Zealand, hence joining this Forum. Parts to complete this project is also an issue and the devil is always in the detail with any restoration. When I purchased the car it had a Demon (appropriate named) carburettor  on it as a previous owner had run a vortec blower on it, I replaced this with a Holley 600 mainly for economy reasons as in this part of the world our 95 octane is equal to 91 octane in the US which is generally the highest octane rating you can find and you pay NZD $9 a gallon. 974083033_IMG_0246(2).thumb.JPG.754e953d47a934c633737731c3eff01b.JPGIMG_0233.thumb.JPG.cb83c59555a9b9dee361054e805799ff.JPG

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Welcome from Houston, Texas, USA!!  Wish you the best of luck in your efforts.  Keep us informed!


9-20-19-Mine-Again.jpg1972 Mach 1 351 Cleveland Ram Air, C6, 9 inch with 3.25 Posi, Sanderson Ceramic Headers, 2.5" dual H Pipe exhaust w/stainless tips, MSD Ignition, Edlelbrock 4BB Carb, Wilwood Front Discs, Summit Racing Rear Discs.

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Hi Bobby,

Stunning looking Mach !

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Thanks Alistair!  Its been a journey for sure.  It was gorgeous when I bought her but she definitely had issues.  brakes, steering, interior infested with mold, electrical issues....on and on.  Finished her finally but cant take her anywhere with this COVID


9-20-19-Mine-Again.jpg1972 Mach 1 351 Cleveland Ram Air, C6, 9 inch with 3.25 Posi, Sanderson Ceramic Headers, 2.5" dual H Pipe exhaust w/stainless tips, MSD Ignition, Edlelbrock 4BB Carb, Wilwood Front Discs, Summit Racing Rear Discs.

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Welcome from North Carolina, USA. Great looking 73!
 

 

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Lazarus

 

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Hi Lazarus, Love the black and the grey, it gives a subtle sinister look to a very tidy looking ride. Thank you for the welcome.

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Welcome from Central New York.
Good luck with your project.

Mike

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Welcome from Illinois! Nice looking car - and always good to see another vert!

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Welcome from west Michigan! From one convertible guy to another!

That's a great looking ride you have there.

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[align=left]Jeff T.

 

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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Welcome from northern California.

 

mike

 

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Greetings from an ex N Z Mustang owner, now in Australia but working on coming " home "  when the gates are open again.  Looking toward the Northland area so may catch up with you & a few others.  Good work on that car.  Give a shout if you're chasing any parts that may be in Aust.  I've been down a similar road so could send some ideas your way.

Have fun.

PKJ 

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Welcome from Ohio.  Nice looking ride.  Take it one thing at a time and you will get there.  Keep us up to date on how things are going. 

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Kilgon

 

 

"The only dumb question is the one not asked"

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Welcome from Northeast PA, just around the corner. 

 Anyway car looks in great shape and most of the 'bug a boo's' can get fixed. I'm doing that right now. 

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Nice looking car.

Welcome from Oregon.

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

--Albert Einstein

 

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Hi Alistair, and welcome from Birmingham, Alabama! That is one beautiful Mustang, and as you can see I am a big fan of the convertibles as well! Many of mine are projects I hope to complete one day. All the best, Kevin.

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1F03M, Maroon,Blk Int,Wht Top,A/C,Rim Blow,Posi

1F03M, Maroon,Wht/Wht,PW

1F03M, GrbrLime,Wht/Wht,A/C,CA Car

1F03M, Drk Green,Grn/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,R/A,Tilt,Rim Blow,PW

1F03M, Drk Grn,Blk/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,A/C,Tilt,Rim Blow,Mgnms

1F03M, Black,Wht,Wht,Tach,Posi

1F03M, Brown,Ginger,Blk,4-Spd,R/A,Tach

1F03M, Pewter,Blk,Blk,4-Spd,A/C,R/A,Tach,Mgnms

2F03R, GrabberBlue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach

2F03R, Brgt Blue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach

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2F03Q, Rd,Rd,Blk,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach

2F03Q, Brgt Lime(Orig. Gld Glw),Blk,Blk,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Conv Grp,Dcr Grp

2F03Q, Grbr Blue,(Orig. Brt Blue)Wht, Wht,4-Spd,Tach,A/C

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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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Welcome from the Netherlands!

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Welcome from Denmark Northern part of EU

Sendt fra min G8341 med Tapatalk


So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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Welcome from Immokalee Fl.!!!!

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