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On another website I frequent this is by far the most popular thread there. I thought I would try it here.

 

Now guys we're not talking the daily driver or momma's car. Let's keep this specifically devoted to posts on our 71-73 Mustangs. Like usual no flaming, constructive opinions and commments please.


 

I'll get it started... Today NOTHING, Yesterday I drove it to work and cleaned up the charcoal cannister for repaint and reinstall. I took it off earlier this summer and have terrible fuel smells coming from the car. OOPS :D

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Stared at it wondering where when my back orders are coming in, then left for work.

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I looked at a few photos of them this morning and then nothing! Stuck at work...no Mustang action until the weekend!


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Well, I did not really work ON the car but I am still cataloging stuff in the garage.

 

Found some black "kick panels" that I had forgotten I had and some chrome pieces that I had to research to find out what they came off of (LOL).

 

They are for '71 - '73 Mustangs, so I am labeling them and adding to the "Keep" storage bins. Also found some '73 tail light assemblies!

 

Good day all around.

 

 

BT


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:( cobra off the car I'm doing that also. I've been throwing out so much stuff i hung on to.

 

over the weekend i must of thrown out about 500 pounds of old broken parts and i still have more to go.

 

I'm trying to widdle down my junk footprint as much as possible.

 

I feel like a hoarder that is finally digging out. i hate the fact i have a ton of spray paint i do not want anymore.

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Still working on getting my March serpentine system to line up correctly. Did manage to get my valve covers drilled for oil cap, etc. New plugs, serpentine belt, water neck, and dip stick bought. Maybe Thursday night will be a little more productive.

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I stood in the garage and stared at my 73 Vert for a while!


Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
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I followed OLE PONY's lead and stood in the garage and stared at my 73 Vert for awhile. It stared back. Neither of us said anything.

 

Doc


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Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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cleaned up the 72 then put it on a trailer. back to the speed shop to fix that back firing cylinder and all the electrical gremlins that where starting to make me lose my hair.{And for those of you who saw a picture of me in faces to screen names.You know I don't want that to happen hahahaha:cool:}


Eric

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Fired up my fastback and let it run for 20 minutes. Still has last years gas in it. I put a ton of new parts on it 2 years ago and said the next time I drive it it will be to the bodyshop. Well I haven't made it yet.:(


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73 mach 1 351c 4v cc ported, torker2, 750 edelbrock,C6.

73 fastback 351c 2v,performer intake,600 edelbrock,fmx, 325 trac-lok.

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Regrettably, I haven't done anything to my Mach 1 since sometime in late August when I pulled the engine and tranny out. I've been getting my '80 CJ-7 ready for this weekend's car show, and once that's done, I'll be diving into the Rustang's front-end rehab while the engine's at the machine shop.


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Sunday I completed replacement on the front pass fender I had removed for battery apron installation. Found two of my drilled holes were about 1/4 inch off and now am considing pulling it again and enlarging the area to give me some wiggle room. I have a new antenna on order and will arrive on Friday. My plan is to remove the fender, install the antenna and route cable to under dash, realign holes, and try to get fender back adjusted to give correct fitment.

 

So all I really did was just sat and looked at it... :D


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Today I drove it around town (it is a daily driver), partly just to burn some gas so I can change my sending unit in a few days. Then I spent a lot of time wondering when my rear bumper guards will ever get here. I've had the new bumper for a month, but I'm not going to put it on, then turn right around and pull it back off to put the guards on!


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'72 Grande, 351C, Autolite 2100, FMX, 2.75

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Well, I got the Jeep ready for the car show on Saturday and won a "Best In Class - '80-'89 Modified" plaque for my trouble. That's 4 for 7 now... I guess my Jeep's not as much of a turd as I think it is.

 

I hope this picture is cool (since it's not a Mustang), but here's my Jeep from Saturday's car show. I recently (like 2 weekends ago) completed fabrication of the new front bumper and mounted the winch last Friday.

 

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Now that this year's car show is over (and the Jeep pretty much done except for the swapping in an AMC 360 V8 and TF727), I can dive into the Mach 1 and hopefully have an entry for next year's show in the "'70-'79 Modified" class. :D

 

Anyway, that's what I've been doing - time to get serious about my '71!


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I'm starting to seriously look at the pain in the neck it's going to be to remove all the junk attached to the engine, and especially all the electrical wiring attached to it all. Marking everything and taking a bunch of pictures will be necessary so I can hook it all back up again. Don't want to honk the horn and have the convertible top fold down while it's raining. :D

 

Doc


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Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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started to pick up old parts and tools laying under it from redoing brake system. rolling engine to back of garage so I can walk around the car


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I'm starting to seriously look at the pain in the neck it's going to be to remove all the junk attached to the engine, and especially all the electrical wiring attached to it all. Marking everything and taking a bunch of pictures will be necessary so I can hook it all back up again. Don't want to honk the horn and have the convertible top fold down while it's raining. :D

 

Doc

So..... don't honk the horn when it's raining? I don't know... seems like sound advice to me. ;) :D


Eric

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Had a craving for sweets so enjoyed a few Donuts in the parking lot at work.All the guys at work said ssswwweeeetttt.Then I straitened her out and went home:D


Eric

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installed new axle seals.

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I'm starting to seriously look at the pain in the neck it's going to be to remove all the junk attached to the engine, and especially all the electrical wiring attached to it all. Marking everything and taking a bunch of pictures will be necessary so I can hook it all back up again. Don't want to honk the horn and have the convertible top fold down while it's raining. :D

 

Doc

So..... don't honk the horn when it's raining? I don't know... seems like sound advice to me. ;) :D

 

Ya, thanks, Eric. And don't turn on the radio if I need to change lanes, and don't back up if it's getting cold inside. Etc, etc. :D I can see it now.... :dodgy:

 

Doc


Doc

 

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Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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I'm starting to seriously look at the pain in the neck it's going to be to remove all the junk attached to the engine, and especially all the electrical wiring attached to it all. Marking everything and taking a bunch of pictures will be necessary so I can hook it all back up again. Don't want to honk the horn and have the convertible top fold down while it's raining. :D

 

Doc

 

Digital camera, ziplock bags and a black marker are your best friends when doing an engine break down.I would of been completely lost if I didn't write on each bag what the bolts where for.Nothing worse than having a part in your hands and looking at a bin of nuts and bolts and going hhhhhhmmmmmmmmm


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you know the harness really isn't that bad as far as accidentally plugging something where is doesn't fit.

 

the engine harness that goes over the manifold is very simple even with gauges, its maybe 5 connections and the harness really only reaches the areas it needs to.

it would be impossible to connect the water temp to the oil sender they are on opposite sides of the engine and the wires are so short :)

 

the top harness is really all that needs to come off to get the engine out.

 

behind the top of the engine (if you have an automatic) will be 2 connectors, one is the top harness the other is the neutral safety switch for the transmission

 

if you follow the top harness forward you will have the oil sender connector first(it sits on the back of the block behind the manifold)

 

next will be the idle up solenoid, or could be adapted to the electric choke if you have one, or could even be disconnected.

 

next comes the coil red/green wire, then the water temp sensor to the left of the alternator by the heater core hoses.

 

on the other side would be the alternator harness you have 2 connectors there and one bolted to the battery side of the starter solenoid, there are 3 wires that run to the back of the alternator but you can leave them on the alternator and just take it off as one piece. there is also a black wire with orange strip that connects to the the fender electrical isolator if your car is equipped with one.

 

 

just take the connector out of the voltage regulator and your pretty much home free.

 

take pictures and note the colors of the wires and they style of connectors used.

 

if your striping out the main engine electrical harness on the chassis that is also pretty easy to remember all the hook ups, its harder to get the plastic clips to come out and not break then anything else.

 

if you feel overwhelmed break up the job, take it step by step no rush. removing the shock tower re-enforcement plates opens up a whole world.

 

sometimes the air cleaner base vacuum lines are more confusing.

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Thanks, 72HCode! Not only did you get me ready for the engine removal, you helped solve about 8 problems I've had related to electrical issues and gauges. Much obliged! :)

 

Doc


Doc

 

6y14ea.jpg

 

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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Well tonight worked on the March serpentine set up some more, finally talked with somebody at March, who actually was helpful, and found out they shipped me the wrong back bracket for the billet power steering pump. Imagine that. I told him that I had already started to sand on it trying to make it work.But on a happier note he said he would ship me the correct one out at "no charge". Then talked with him about the belt being to long and he said the instruction all have the belt part number for a system with air. He would correct that, but back for another belt for me. so not much progress tonight. Oh and on a side note my new Dizzy gear was wrong also.:@

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