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Hello Fellow 7173'rs, My name is John, I live in Port Republic Md, Ive been a ford guy since I was a kid. I owned several mustang's and Gran Torino's in my life including a 73 Mach 1 about 25 years ago. Well I just bought another one about 2 weeks ago. Its a 1973 Mach 1 Blue w/ambient striping. It has a Ford racing Crate 429 in it that has been balanced and blued and a roller cam setup installed with less than 1k miles on it. Dont know much about the rest of the internals on it the owner didnt have the paperwork on Im guessing 550-600 HP. The tranny is a C6 with a reverse manual valve body and a 3500 stall whick is also supposed to have less than 1k miles on it. The rear is a 9" 28 spline, 3.90 Posi.

The interior has new carpet new seats and a new headliner so the big stuff is done just have some odds and ends to take care of in it The body is pretty solid with only a few rust and dent issues. I got her for $8000. Im restoring the car now not a concours or a rotis job. Just get everything right & safe on it!! I plan on it being a weekend cruiser and friday night Drag car.

At this point I have it up on jacks and have removed the entire suspension and am replacing everything. Next will be getting the body prepped for painting. I am going with the original color and striping. The blue and abient together look great. It has a set of old school American Racing wheels on it that Im going to polish up and keep on the car. Lots of work to do but Im enjoying every minute of it. I found this forum from a guy over on the Garage Journal forum. Well I gotta go got lots a work to do!!

 

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1973 Mach 1 429 cu. in. H.P. TBD, C6 Reverse Manual Valve with 3500 Stall Tranny, 9" rear 3.90 PosiTrac

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Welcome! Pics didn't work (for me) but sounds like you have a nice ride there.

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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Welcome! Pics didn't work (for me) but sounds like you have a nice ride there.

 

Yeah, I just noticed that. I'll have to figure what I did wrong!

1973 Mach 1 429 cu. in. H.P. TBD, C6 Reverse Manual Valve with 3500 Stall Tranny, 9" rear 3.90 PosiTrac

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Welcome to the club from northern Nevada! Glad to have you here. Sounds like you've got a great ride there... take a look under the "More" dropdown box at the top of the page and click "Forum Help FAQs" for some help with posting pics. Can't wait to see what you've got!

Doc

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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Welcome from the land of nuts and fruits.

 

Sounds fast.

 

We are trying to get our hands around suspension kits, so please keep us informed in regards to:

 

1. Part #'s

2. Spring specs(especially UNINSTALLED spring height and diameter)

3. Amount of liquid/type/brand consumed

 

so we can properly budget our own projects.

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Sounds sweet, I'd love to hear it. Mine makes me giggle.:P

"Nobody ever died from smokin' tires."

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Welcome from North Carolina! ::welcome:: Look forward to the interaction. Pics just came up. Sharp looking 73 you've got there.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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Welcome to the club from northern Nevada! Glad to have you here. Sounds like you've got a great ride there... take a look under the "More" dropdown box at the top of the page and click "Forum Help FAQs" for some help with posting pics. Can't wait to see what you've got!

 

Thanks! Pic's are up! I normally on other forums just move them to snap fish and copy them from there!!! I'l figure that part out later!


Welcome from the land of nuts and fruits.

 

Sounds fast.

 

We are trying to get our hands around suspension kits, so please keep us informed in regards to:

 

1. Part #'s

2. Spring specs(especially UNINSTALLED spring height and diameter)

3. Amount of liquid/type/brand consumed

 

so we can properly budget our own projects.

 

Will do on the info! I bought just a basicially stock kit though from Laurel Mountain Mustang. It does have larger F&R sway bars though. Also a new power steering box and odds and ends I bought from NPD.

 

Heres the one I bought it was $869 + $95 Shipping!

 

http://www.laurelmountainmustang.com/products/1971-1973-super-suspension-kit-sb


Welcome to the site from another Marylander. Car must scream with that engine.

 

Alan L

 

Thanks for the Welcome! Wow your pretty close about 30 miles. Feel free to come on down and give me a hand anytime you like!! :D


Sounds sweet, I'd love to hear it. Mine makes me giggle.:P

 

The 1st time I went to look at it my son and his daughter went with me. She's 4 when the guy fired the car up she shot across the parking lot! All I saw was butt and elbows!!!! Everytime I fire it up I get a Big O'le Smile on my face! Like this :D

1973 Mach 1 429 cu. in. H.P. TBD, C6 Reverse Manual Valve with 3500 Stall Tranny, 9" rear 3.90 PosiTrac

2007 Mustang GT Convertible Premium

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::welcome:: From Mobile , Al. Sweet looking Mustang

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Yea,Tho i cruise through the valley of the shadow of rice,I will fear no Turbo,For Torque art with me.Thy rods and crankshaft,they comfort me. :D Robert [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=357]Visit My Garage[/button]

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Hello Fellow 7173'rs, My name is John, I live in Port Republic Md, Ive been a ford guy since I was a kid. I owned several mustang's and Gran Torino's in my life including a 73 Mach 1 about 25 years ago. Well I just bought another one about 2 weeks ago. Its a 1973 Mach 1 Blue w/ambient striping. It has a Ford racing Crate 429 in it that has been balanced and blued and a roller cam setup installed with less than 1k miles on it. Dont know much about the rest of the internals on it the owner didnt have the paperwork on Im guessing 550-600 HP. The tranny is a C6 with a reverse manual valve body and a 3500 stall whick is also supposed to have less than 1k miles on it. The rear is a 9" 28 spline, 3.90 Posi.

The interior has new carpet new seats and a new headliner so the big stuff is done just have some odds and ends to take care of in it The body is pretty solid with only a few rust and dent issues. I got her for $8000. Im restoring the car now not a concours or a rotis job. Just get everything right & safe on it!! I plan on it being a weekend cruiser and friday night Drag car.

At this point I have it up on jacks and have removed the entire suspension and am replacing everything. Next will be getting the body prepped for painting. I am going with the original color and striping. The blue and abient together look great. It has a set of old school American Racing wheels on it that Im going to polish up and keep on the car. Lots of work to do but Im enjoying every minute of it. I found this forum from a guy over on the Garage Journal forum. Well I gotta go got lots a work to do!!

 

Here are some Pic's:

 

Please tell me at least the engine needs to be rebuilt? When I read of someone finding a nice car like that with a 429 at that kind of price I feel bad about what I paid for mine. Beautiful car welcome from Washington State.

 

Jim

Jim

 

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear

 

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Welcome from the Eastern Shore, this is a great site, i check it everyday always something good to read.... the people on here CARE about our cars and answer any question you can come up with. I also have a 73 Mach1 basket case, will be a couple of years before it see the road but it will make it.

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Welcome to the club from northern Nevada! Glad to have you here. Sounds like you've got a great ride there... take a look under the "More" dropdown box at the top of the page and click "Forum Help FAQs" for some help with posting pics. Can't wait to see what you've got!

 

Thanks! Pic's are up! I normally on other forums just move them to snap fish and copy them from there!!! I'l figure that part out later!


Welcome from the land of nuts and fruits.

 

Sounds fast.

 

We are trying to get our hands around suspension kits, so please keep us informed in regards to:

 

1. Part #'s

2. Spring specs(especially UNINSTALLED spring height and diameter)

3. Amount of liquid/type/brand consumed

 

so we can properly budget our own projects.

 

Will do on the info! I bought just a basicially stock kit though from Laurel Mountain Mustang. It does have larger F&R sway bars though. Also a new power steering box and odds and ends I bought from NPD.

 

Heres the one I bought it was $869 + $95 Shipping!

 

http://www.laurelmountainmustang.com/products/1971-1973-super-suspension-kit-sb


Welcome to the site from another Marylander. Car must scream with that engine.

 

Alan L

 

Thanks for the Welcome! Wow your pretty close about 30 miles. Feel free to come on down and give me a hand anytime you like!! :D


Sounds sweet, I'd love to hear it. Mine makes me giggle.:P

 

The 1st time I went to look at it my son and his daughter went with me. She's 4 when the guy fired the car up she shot across the parking lot! All I saw was butt and elbows!!!! Everytime I fire it up I get a Big O'le Smile on my face! Like this :D

 

Welcome John. Glad you found your way over from GarageJournal.

 

Nice car.

 

T

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.

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welcome from chicago,nice pics of your ride......

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

 

Ron

 

1972 mustang convertible

2005 mustang convertible

1999 mustang convertible white (sold)

1994 mustang convertible white (sold)

2008 ford edge copper

2006 cadillac cts radaint bronze

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"Please tell me at least the engine needs to be rebuilt? When I read of someone finding a nice car like that with a 429 at that kind of price I feel bad about what I paid for mine. Beautiful car welcome from Washington State.

 

Jim"

 

 

Sorry!!! The motor and trans both have less than 1k miles on them. However it appears to have been sitting quite a while and the front seal in the engine is leaking a bit but I already have the gasket kit to fix it. I have bought $2300 worth of stuff for it and according to me spreadsheet I'll have about $20k in it by the time I get it completed and that includes the cost of the car if that makes ya feel better!! :?)


Welcome to the club from northern Nevada! Glad to have you here. Sounds like you've got a great ride there... take a look under the "More" dropdown box at the top of the page and click "Forum Help FAQs" for some help with posting pics. Can't wait to see what you've got!

 

Thanks! Pic's are up! I normally on other forums just move them to snap fish and copy them from there!!! I'l figure that part out later!


Welcome from the land of nuts and fruits.

 

Sounds fast.

 

We are trying to get our hands around suspension kits, so please keep us informed in regards to:

 

1. Part #'s

2. Spring specs(especially UNINSTALLED spring height and diameter)

3. Amount of liquid/type/brand consumed

 

so we can properly budget our own projects.

 

Will do on the info! I bought just a basicially stock kit though from Laurel Mountain Mustang. It does have larger F&R sway bars though. Also a new power steering box and odds and ends I bought from NPD.

 

Heres the one I bought it was $869 + $95 Shipping!

 

http://www.laurelmountainmustang.com/products/1971-1973-super-suspension-kit-sb


Welcome to the site from another Marylander. Car must scream with that engine.

 

Alan L

 

Thanks for the Welcome! Wow your pretty close about 30 miles. Feel free to come on down and give me a hand anytime you like!! :D


Sounds sweet, I'd love to hear it. Mine makes me giggle.:P

 

The 1st time I went to look at it my son and his daughter went with me. She's 4 when the guy fired the car up she shot across the parking lot! All I saw was butt and elbows!!!! Everytime I fire it up I get a Big O'le Smile on my face! Like this :D

 

Welcome John. Glad you found your way over from GarageJournal.

 

Nice car.

 

T

 

Hey Tommy! Thanks for leading me to this forum. Seems like a great place with alot of good people and information on it!!

1973 Mach 1 429 cu. in. H.P. TBD, C6 Reverse Manual Valve with 3500 Stall Tranny, 9" rear 3.90 PosiTrac

2007 Mustang GT Convertible Premium

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Welcome to the forum, sweet ride especially for the ca$h.

Steve

 

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1972-mach-1--1800]The Stable[/button]

 

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Welcome to the forum, sweet ride especially for the ca$h.

 

Thanks! I still cant beleive I got it for what I did!!!

1973 Mach 1 429 cu. in. H.P. TBD, C6 Reverse Manual Valve with 3500 Stall Tranny, 9" rear 3.90 PosiTrac

2007 Mustang GT Convertible Premium

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