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Now I like how rear wheels fit, rim is 10x15". Added also 30mm lowering blocks.

 

What tire size?

 

1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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The cruise on Sat was a good time. I was the only 71-73 and the oldest. Mostly fix bodies and some newer. There was a 75 ford truck.

 

Here is a pic from the cruise and a link to others posted by one of the guys.

 

http://1979-93mustangrestoration.blogspot.com/2016/08/hinderman-repair-mustang-rally.html

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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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Awesome.... i hope to join this group soon to go cruising

 

1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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They do a couple cruises a year. I will let you know about them for sure. Would love to see that Mach of yours.

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

 

 

082-hot-rod-power-tour-2017-1970-1970s.jpg

 

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Worked on the engine, pulled the mains, pistons and H-balancer.

 

Some of the bearing were in bad shape. Pistons and rods all were original - dated 1970, in a 1972 engine, in a 1973 body.

 

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Pistons

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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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Worked on the engine, pulled the mains, pistons and H-balancer.

 

Some of the bearing were in bad shape. Pistons and rods all were original - dated 1970, in a 1972 engine, in a 1973 body.

 

 

How many miles are on the clock?

Steve

1971 Grande

 

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No idea on the engine. Originally a 302, it was seized when the previous owner got it, he put in a 351W it was bad and he found current 351C from a 1972.

 

Worked on the engine, pulled the mains, pistons and H-balancer.

 

Some of the bearing were in bad shape. Pistons and rods all were original - dated 1970, in a 1972 engine, in a 1973 body.

 

 

How many miles are on the clock?

Thanks

 

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

 

NewPrimedHood_zpsw2jaj0cu.jpg

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Rebuilt this spacer that the master cylinder and brake support mounts to. A lot faster than trying to find one off a donor!

 

before and after

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"Never time to do it right, always time to do it over." - Dad

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Can we take up a collection to buy him a hole saw?

 

Seriously it is exactly what I would do for a repair and I'm sure it will work every bit as well at a not much more than the cost of a little time.

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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Pulled CAM from 351C and it's now the block is ready to head off to be machined, along with the crank. Now I have to decide how much machining I want done.

Thanks

 

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

 

NewPrimedHood_zpsw2jaj0cu.jpg

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rejetted my carbs primary side yesterday and reset the float levels. It started raining so I waited til today to test drive. Got two blocks from the house and the shifter locked up in neutral.

 

Crawled under car and manually engaged 3rd gear and limped home. The larger bolt that mounts the shifter and on which everything pivots had backed out and thankfully was trapped against the tunnel. After a bunch of twisting and wiggling I got it all back together, managed to add some blue loctite where the bolt goes through and back it up and retightened it and went ahead and adjusted the stops. (The bolt cannot be removed with the shifter in place)

 

Looks like I'll need a new shifter boot as mine was glued down and I tore a corner, but that will wait until I get a test drive done.

 

Found that my transmission is leaking out the top cover gasket and cleaned up the mess. but I'm probably going to have to drop the transmission to fix it. :(

 

Topped off the rearend that was almost a quart low on fluid-no leaks visible, but the car was at an extreme angle when I filled it after pulling it to check pattern and reset backlash last month.

 

It's hot, the work was frustrating and even though it is basically done, I'm not feeling enough love to change the leaking valve cover gaskets this week.

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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Installed five leaf springs a couple weeks ago. Today we put on

Koni Special D adjustable shocks.

 

mike

 

Let us know how you like them

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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Installed five leaf springs a couple weeks ago. Today we put on

Koni Special D adjustable shocks.

 

mike

 

Let us know how you like them

 

Where did you get the springs. Mine are flat.

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Installed five leaf springs a couple weeks ago. Today we put on

Koni Special D adjustable shocks.

 

mike

 

Let us know how you like them

 

Where did you get the springs. Mine are flat.

 

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sdk-c5zz-5560-hd

 

Summit Racing, same place I got the shocks.

 

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/kon-821389

 

mike

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Installed five leaf springs a couple weeks ago. Today we put on

Koni Special D adjustable shocks.

 

mike

 

Let us know how you like them

 

So far so good, only been on the car a couple of days though.

My mechanic has been purposely aiming for pot holes etc.

We have them set about 1 1/3 turns from firm setting. Full travel

is 3 1/2 stop to stop. Koni sells these on their site for $408 full retail

each. Although currently on sale for $244, Summit has them for $114.

 

Addendum: These shocks came with no installation instructions.

I guess if you buy these you must know what you are doing.

 

mike

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Took my 73 Grandé to bi-annual inspection and it passed! Good to go for another 2 years :-)

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FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY I have a MOT and can now start the process of registering the car and get it on the road.

 

Its feels a lot longer than April 27th since i first purchased the car

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Steve

1971 Grande

 

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Removed the oil pan from the FMX transmission. That wasn't messy at all. Pumped all but what was in the pan out through the dipstick tube. Then removed all but two bolts on one side. Broke the seal and let it drip a little. Then just left one bolt and held the bottem, loosened that bolt, and done.0f4950a4454eb924b63dacf59558627e.jpg1410df1fe6b5a6b8498ccfc392b8a243.jpgNew filter, gasket, bolts, and fluid are next. Then done for the day.

 

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Eric Nonamaker

1973 Mach1 351C 2V

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Hit the aftermarket hood with some primer this morning.

 

Got rid of a bit of surface rust and that thin ugly black coating.

 

Put it on thick!!! That will do until I get ready go get it painted.

 

 

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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

 

NewPrimedHood_zpsw2jaj0cu.jpg

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Hit the aftermarket hood with some primer this morning.

 

Got rid of a bit of surface rust and that thin ugly black coating.

 

Put it on thick!!! That will do until I get ready go get it painted.

 

 

HoodPrimer-1_zpssvbvo48j.jpg

 

 

HoodPrimer-10_zpscuobfj1q.jpg

 

 

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If the arch of the hood does not match the fenders, usually doesn't, you can actually bend the hood some. They do not spot weld the outer skin to the inner reinforcement on the new hoods which allows you to make adjustments. My friend that does restorations will put blocks on corners and set bags of sand on and has actually stood on the hood to flex it into shape. Go slow if you kink it you are done. Yes you can shim the fenders also but flexing the hood keeps your fenders in correct shape.

Even though the hood was ecoated it does not have paint inside the hood and will rust. You might get one of the kits to coat inside from Eastwood or another supplier to add some protection.

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

David

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