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  New to this site
Posted by: rafaelpadro24 - 08-13-2010, 04:39 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (7)

Hello everyone glad to find other people still working driving and enjoying this great car. I currently own a 1973 Mach 1 for approximate 19 years is a project car but its been in the back burner due to obligations. But began this year and going with a restomod or a protouring style. I will post my progress and I welcome any feedback.

Ralph PadroCool

  '71 Mach 1 in West Texas
Posted by: Mister 4x4 - 08-11-2010, 11:40 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (8)

Hey - I'm Eric from San Angelo, Texas, and I just picked up a '71 Mach 1 (matching numbers) from a local Craigslist ad. Still has the original 351C 2V, C-6, and 9-inch under there, with some long-tube headers (not sure of the brand) and traction bars.

Since I was 14 (almost 30 years ago), I've always wanted a '71 Mach 1, and now I've finally made it happen. She's a little rough, the engine's seized, front suspension shot, body cancer in the normal places, trunk floor pretty much gone, and interior's trashed... but the Ram Air flappers still work, the glass is good, power front discs are all there, seat frames are solid, gauges are clear (not cloudy), and I actually fit comfortably in there (I'm 6'5") - so it's all good.

And now she's mine and will be restored over time to become my new daily driver (I believe in enjoying a car, rather than just parking it). I'm planning on warming up the engine a little with some Edelbrock Performance goodies (cam, intake, heads, and MPI), turning the C-6 into an AO6 w/a B&M Mega-shifter, Flowmaster dual-exhaust, 3.90s in the rear end, 15" American Racing Torque-Thrusts with some fat 50-series BFG T/As, Wilwood or SSBC discs all around, VintageAir A/C (a must in West Texas), a new interior, and a complete coat of proper metallic silver paint with the black Mach 1 trim package.

Here's a couple of pics of my new 'Rustang.'

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I've got my work cut out for me (and a lot of it as well), but I'm stoked and hopeful to have her back in shape by this time next year. I'm also patient and willing to spend what it takes to do it right. I'll be happy to take any advice offered as well.

Wish me luck and stay tuned.

  Welcome from Columbia, Missouri
Posted by: Mach - 08-09-2010, 10:40 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (8)

Hey Guys!

Glad to have found you. Nice to see some others who value the big bodies as much as I do. As you can see from my avatar, I have been a big body guy since the 80's (purchased in 1980 and sold in 83) and now recently (6 weeks ago) I was able to complete my search for another '72 Fastback. This one has Mach badging so I am converting it to a full Mach. It has a 351C 2Vwith long tube headers, and decent exhaust. The big selling point for me was body was nearly rust free, normally hard to find here in Missouri. Since I knew this would be a "project", I also have a 2006 GT Coupe in Screaming Yellow with blackout hood, deluxe Interior, classic rear spoiler, and DD chrome bullits. This has been my "car show car" for the last 4 years and I am past VP of our local Mustang club, currently webmaster.

As one gentleman stated, I also am afflicted with CMD and have YMF (Yellow Mustang Fever) as well. I am posting some pics of both my babies for your viewing.


The '72 is going to be a long process as it was originally a brown fastback with brown interior. When it was painted yellow/black, they dyed the interior to Ginger. I have chosen to convert it to black and am in process of strip down and do a quick dye job, and will change out with true black interior as I go along (and funds become available). Here is a shot of the lady at our Club annual car show last month. I consider this a "as found" picture:


Here are some pics of both "ladies". Hope you all like, and pardon for posting a "new" pony on the site.



  73 Mach 1 owner here from Cali!!!
Posted by: BigPinoyHunk - 08-09-2010, 01:44 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (33)

I am a proud owner of a 73 mach 1. the car was originally put in drivable condition by my dad when he bought it when i was 8 years old. he got it painted and up and driving by the time i was 9. he drove it up until the 351c needed a rebuild and i was only in 8th grade. when i turned 16 i had my father put another motor into the car to make it my first car. a 351w with the exsisting c6 was fitted until i turned 21 years old.

i slowly built a 460 motor with a c6. i will get into my drama drama drama with this build in later threads however. i got the motor running and on the first time really testing the 460 motor somebody hits me from the side. that ruined my dream of driving that car in my wedding (drove dad's boss 351). then 17 days after my wedding i joined the USAF.

while in the USAF at my first assignment in Utah, i drove her for a while just to encounter more problems with the 460 with spun bearings and cam failures. so i put her to the side for the next 3 years during a 1 year remote to korea and sat another 2 years at dad's work. during this time i let a professional builder build the motor for me.

i came back from yet another deployment and somebody inspired me not to let go of the car. i was almost gonna sell the motor and car and supercharge the wife's gt. i put the motor in the car and towed it to my duty section here. i got the motor running and i was glad to see no cam failure (company sent the cam to a cam breaking-in company). but the trans was stuck in gear and decided to put a TKO 600 in it. i found the clutch pedal assembly and bought an entire kit for the swap from moderndriveline.com. i completed the swap and drove the car for about 500-600 miles everyday to work for about a month. i was taking her to a body shop and it was a must i took it there before my son was born. that was middle of 0ct 09. its now early aug 10 and should be picking up the car shortly from the body shop.

the car will be painted RED/GOLD, painted just like my dad's boss 351 style. i'm a huge niners fan, so the red and gold will be unique. i had it red/black but its so normal. i want something unusually matched together. all my thoughts got to be done really quick now cuz final decision are to be made soon. painting process coming. i also am opting to add in the lockable hood locks. its gonna be interesting how he makes custom brackets for them though.

i hope this is a great place for me to visit for when i am deployed next.

i'm also considering to put a chrome front bumper to save 100lbs on the front bumper. how is that done on a 73? i saw on a earliar post somebody did it on a convertible. i know there are outter brackets, but inners as well? the outters are sold 19 a piece from mustangsunlimited.com. any info would be appreciated.

oh yeah, i will post some pics of the car prior to the bodyshop and while its in the body shop. this is the 3 time it getting painted since my father and i have owned it. (last time too)

  Iowa 73 Converible
Posted by: aasukisuki - 08-08-2010, 12:23 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (17)

Hey Everyone,

My name is Jeremy and I live in Central Iowa. I've owned my 1973 Mustang Convertible for about 3 years now. It's currently in the body shop being repaired from when I t-boned someone after they pulled out in front of me.

My goal with the car is to convert the exterior to look like a Mach 1 (since there were no Mach 1 convertibles). So part of the repairs being done are to add a mach 1 hood and grille. I'm also having the shop fabricate some new front bumper brackets so a chrome front bumper can be put on the car.

Mechanically, my plan is to have the old 302 rebuilt and stroked to a 331 or 347. I have no plans to race the car, or show it competitively, and my dream is to take it on a cross country trip with my wife.

I'll post some pre-accident photos, and some photos of what's going on with the repair when I get some more time Big Grin


  Over before it began?
Posted by: 73vertproject - 08-07-2010, 09:38 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (9)

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I'll try to make it short. Last weekend (8-1-10) I bought a 73 convertible for most of my savings ($5000). Drove it (the engine was a dog, but no smoke or tranny troubles), the convertible top worked and exterior and most of interior were in great shape, etc. Beautiful paint, blah blah blah. But I didn't crawl under it or do any serious checking. The owner said he had it for a year and was the second owner, and that it only needed a "new front end suspension rebuild.

Well, I finally had a chance to get under it, and immediately saw overspray from a paint job, and some slight misalignment of fender joints, etc. It had been wrecked and repaired well enough that you can't really tell until you start searching. I was hoping to invest a couple thousand dollars in the car, hoping it would be worth $10K - $15K.

I really like the car, and have had several people compliment me on it. My question to the group is, should I still invest some money in beefing up the motor and tranny, or should I call it quits, sell it for what I can get, and start looking again? I would be happy to start the project, but will get ANY money back that I invest?

  Hello people
Posted by: Twinturbomach1 - 08-05-2010, 10:23 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (22)

Hi Im new here!

Ill throw up some pics later on, my car is a 1973 mach

408c with twin turbos nitrous a 4 speed 20004 cobra brakes riding on 17s with M&H 325 45 17 drag radials

  Hello from PA
Posted by: xjwrench - 08-04-2010, 08:17 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (14)

Hello my name is Cory and Im new here but not new to the mustang world. Just recently I purchesed a 72 coupe. Its an H code car 351 2v cleveland fmx. Robin egg blue with a black top. Soon to be tore down and reworked. Already order the 429c stroker kit and a new set of cnc machined aussie heads. New C6 built tranny. Currie 9in center section 31 spline 4.10 detriot locker with alloy axle shafts. front coil overs tubular front suspension, new interior kit complete (dont like the blue interior it has. Mach-1 Dominator fiberglass hood and a set of fiber glass fenders. All other parts will come shortly. Have to get the car stripped down and see what panels need replaced. Plus i gotta start bending a cage up for the interior that will look good with all or mostly all of the stock interior parts. Hopefully the only parts that i will have to drill through is gonna be the dash just to run the down bars to the floor and to attach to the front hoop for the engine bay cage.

Other then that a little about my past. I just recently got out of the Marine Corp. Prior to the military service my father had gotten me in to pre 73 mustangs. He had anything from 64 1/2s up to the 73s. I have mostly 67 and 68s. Last one was a wanna be gt. Orinally it was a j code car with the 302 that the PO had ruined. I found a pre 70 390 and rebuilt it with a toploader 4 speed from a torino and put that in. Pretty much a straight forward build other then the coil over set both front and rear. The rear was a 4 link set up with a track bar. Nothin special.

So ya i guess i babbling on. Cant wait to get in this on neck deep and see where it goes.

  Another long islander, NY
Posted by: 72HCODE - 08-03-2010, 12:11 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (9)

Have owned it for 5 years now, 3 of it drivable Smile

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engine rebuilt in 2008.
351C with a 2.90 Limited slip rear, C6 trans.

  1972 mach one fastback from long island, ny
Posted by: 72stanggirl - 08-01-2010, 10:25 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (13)

hello, my name is Gina, im from long island, ny. i just bought a 72 mustang mach one fastback, it is my first project car. It features a 351 cleveland with a hyd comp cam, a single plain intake, 750cfm holley, msd dist. with a 6al box, hooker super comp headers, backed by a 4 speed toploader transmission, 9" rear with 3:23 gears. It also has a delux interior package. It's a real mach one. The cars a long way from perfect but i will have a lot of fun restoring and driving it.

see yah around!