I have been lurking on the site a lot lately, so I thought I'd join in!
I started out being a hard-core Ford guy in high-school in the 80's. Then I started dating this pretty little gal, and she owned a Camaro. So I hot-rodded her car too. After that pretty little gal became my wife, we had put all the car stuff away to raise a family. Now that our youngest daughter is a few months from moving out, we figured it's time to get the hot rods out again!!
I had a friend that had a '73 Mach-1 in high school, and that silly car infected me with a love for the 71-73 Mustang. I tried to buy myself a Mach 1 at least 3 different times in the past, but the deal always fell through for some reason. I'm hoping that the 4th time will be a charm!
I currently own a 2015 Camaro 2SS (love that car) and hopefully soon to own a J-Code '71 Mach 1. We shall see!
I've had a few yank tanks in my life but finally there is a Mustang in the Garage. She was built on 28 September 1971 at Dearborn Michigan and sent through the Cincinnati District Sales Office to Lee Ford Pennington Gap Virginia as a floor stock order. She is a 1972 model year Mustang Mach 1, 2 door Sports Roof in Ivy Glow Metallic with silver highlights. She came with a 351 2v Cleveland V8 with a 2 barrel carb and had a 3 speed FMX Select Shift auto. Options included factory tinted windows, Mach 1 body side tape stripes, Select Air air conditioning, Power steering, AM radio and E70 x 14 belted white sidewall tires. Still jumping through hoops to have her registered but will be on the road real soon.
Have been lurking for a while but have taken the plunge. See a few other Aussies on here! Have a 71 Coupe (built 10/70). Have developed a soft spot for its shape pretty quickly. Did have a couple of local Ford XA XB hardtops back in the day but saw this coupe for sale and couldn't resist. 351, disc rear end and RHD a/c p/s but pretty standard. Drives great, needs a few small things but is in great shape otherwise.
Look forward sitting down and reading through the posts.
hello. my name is Keith, thanks for having me as a new member. I am pretty far along on a 71 mach 1 project. "restomod" type . 408c/tko600. painted black. other than the engine I've done the rest myself with the help of my wife and friends. Also looking forward to helping members especially paint related. I have plenty of questions so see you soon. Thanks to SteveMach1 for getting me to join
The 1st car I had when I turned 16 was a 71 Sport Roof with a 302 3spd..........I was BAD! I'm 40+ years older now and I'm in the market to find a 71-73 Mach 1 with a standard trans. I found this group during a search and I was very happy to see the following and the great amount of knowledge here. I'm in central PA and would be willing to travel a little bit to get the right car. If you know of on for sale, give me a shout! Thanks, Brian..........AKA SLO-RIDE
[attachment=4422Hello all, I just picked up a Wimbledon white 73 vert. 78k now 79k documented miles. 302, c4, 3.00 gears.
ps, pb with front discs. power windows, non working ac. needs new or repaired door panels and repaired or replaced seat upholstery. Any direction on those items would be great. I did have an issue with the carb today, the linkage was locked up, I freed it up by opening the choke butterfly and jiggling things around, the problem seems to be internal. I was thinking of ditching the carb and adding an edelbrock 500 and one of their intakes. again any input would be appreciated.
I owned a 71 Mach 1 from 1977 till about 1983. had a 302 with manual steering and power nothing. regarding the new car from what I had expected to what I found was that the car rides better and is more solid and planted feeling than I expected, it accelerates effortlessly. It has a nicely done dual exhaust system with some sort of stainless bullet mufflers that have a pleasing sound. something I didn't think about before hand was the amount of attention the car gets. After I thought about it, its only the second 73-73 vert that Ive ever seen. The owner threw in a ram air hood already painted the correct color if I decide to go that way. Oh yea I didn't remember how low you sit and how huge the hood looks from the drivers seat, but that's all part of the fun
New to the forum. I've got a 1972 Mach 1 that I've had since high school. Currently, it's in storage in Montana but I'll have it with me when my shop is finished. In any event, I'm looking forward to checking out some other folk's rides!
Hi all, I'm a Kiwi living in Australia and tend to spend my days off working on old cars. Since I've moved here I've managed to collect a couple of Mustangs. The '71 Fastback is a 10 footer with a good rust free body. I'm actually in the middle of stripping it down for a repaint (colour change to Bright Red)