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runninpony Hello fromlondon
Posted by: miq351 - 10-23-2017, 10:01 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (19)

Hello from London,

My name is Miquel and I am a regular visitor, but this is my first post, just to present my Mustang.

She is a 71 351-2V Grandé from February and registered in Barcelona (Spain) in April. She is one of the 12 DSO 97 sent to Spain to be sold in one of the 4 motorshows, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao.

71 Barcelona Motorshow Poster, where all started
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We lived by then in Barcelona and my father was a regular to the Motorshow. After having other imported European Fords, finally he had the money to buy a Mustang. 
Each show had 3 units, 1 Hartop, 1 Sportsroof and 1 convertible, but the Hardtop was already sold, my father hated convertibles, and the other was a white Boss, and my mother said no, "we can´t fit 3 children at the back", so he ordered the hardtop for the Valencia Show, and it was a Grandé, color P-trim 4A. I was three by then and nobody asked me about the Boss...

The picture below if from the mid 80´s when we changed the sun faded green by a Ford Europe Solar Gold. Yes, by April 71 she was the 890395th car registered in Barcelona province since October 1900.

Some of you will see non standard features removed for painting, like the side moldings and the wheel lips. Other will detect the Michelin XWX Radials and the Marshal Amplilux lights. Other upgrades from the beginning were Koni´s all around including trailer assistance that works as a anti sway bar, and air horns.

We used the Mustang as a regular family car during 3 years, after that it was put in storage until the about 1996, when I started driving it (I was tree when brand new) , and again it was sent to storage when I moved from Spain to UK in 2001. 
I am in London, the car is 1.5K miles away in Barcelona. Hope it will start another restoration soon.

As a one family car, I have tons of info about her, including the brochure and all the manuals in Spanish, and some nice service and accessories invoices from 1971/72/73.

I have some questions for you the experts, but they will be in another post.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you want any info about Export Mustangs, I have been collecting items for 20 years.

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  Hello from Orange County, CA
Posted by: ocsurfer411 - 10-18-2017, 03:20 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (23)

Hey, I'm Jason.

Just acquired a 1973 Mustang Convertible in June of 2017 that's been graphic'd up to look like a Mach 1. She looks pretty and has a new 351C, but still needs some additional work to be "perfect" in my eyes. I don't mean show perfect, I don't ever need her to be a show car...just a little more work to make her something I don't feel I need to do "that next thing" to (if that state of mind even can ever be achieved).

I joined the OC Mustang Club, but haven't yet attended an event (but I shall).

Shout out to me if you're close by and want to have a look sometime (and show me your Mustang).

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  Greetings from Virginia, USA
Posted by: stickler.sean@gmail.com - 10-12-2017, 11:12 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (23)

Hey guys,

I've owned this beauty for about a month now.  '72 Convertible with the 351-4V Cobra Jet.  Sounds cliche, but this car was housed inside for 18 years and brought out to be restored where the owner promptly passed away just after he began the process.  Still has a 1996 registration sticker on the windshield, the last time it was on the road.  Long story short, I got my hands on it and had it reassembled.  It runs and is in great shape, currently having the Carb rebuilt and a new gas tank installed.  

Motor and exterior are quite nice but she's missing some interior components, so I'm wondering if y'all couldn't help me with some parts websites?  I got a Marti report to see what it was equipped with when it came off the factory floor and she's missing the AM/8 Track Stereo, the Console, some misc screws, knobs etc.   Also, the convertible top only goes halfway and it needs a new piston.....  

Also, what do you think of the wheels and top?  Any chance they're original?  Was told the top was but who knows.....any advice and comments would be appreciated.

Thanks so much, I've loved looking at everyone else's pictures.....  

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  Hey everyone!
Posted by: Wyatt - 10-10-2017, 09:39 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (20)

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     First off this is my first post to this forum, My car is a 1971 Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland 2v and a fmx transmission. I bought this car in 2012 when i was 12 for $2300 (with the help of my dad) when we got it, it was a all numbers matching car. My dad and i rebuilt the motor and bought a rebuilt AOD transmission we put the motor in the car and got it ready to start. We tried starting it but it just clicked so we checked the battery ground but still nothing. so at this point we thought it was a bad starter so we bought a brand new summit high torque starter, with this new starter the motor turned over but very slowly. We were stumped so we checked the compression and sure enough 0 compression across all 8 cylinders, fed up with the motor we racked it and we bought another 351 cleveland 2v that was rebuilt for $1000. Thinking that this was the solution to our problem we attached the transmission and dropped it into the car. We cranked it over and it fired right up but then came the problem of it not idling, the only thing we did to the motor since we bought it was put the intake on which we thought was the problem. So we pulled it off and made sure it sealed right which we did successfully(not easy) and tried to fire it up again. It still would not idle and we knew it wasnt the carb because it was a brand new summit carb but to make sure we put on a holly that we knew worked and still nothing. That leads to the problem we currently still have is it not idling. We have tried about everything electricaly so i dont think it is that. The thing that confuses us is that the timing is set at 40 degrees advanced for it to actually run until around 2000 rpms where it will die, if we try to retard it to around 15 it will not start. So we are currently stumped if anyone knows what the problem could be I would appreciate it alot to hopefully get it back out on the road. 
      To the rest of the car it was origianly silver (it will be repainted eventually the same color) with standard black interior. It came with a tach and dash pack.

red logo New '72 Mustang Coupe Stock V8 Auto
Posted by: Knoxville72Stang - 10-05-2017, 09:08 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (19)

So I just bought my first car! A 72 Stang.  A green beauty, stock 302 V8 engine, some new parts under the hood, great green leather interior, missing an exhaust system!

Give me some feedback or advice on loving an old 72 Mustang!

Step 1: I need a complete
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 exhaust system.  Any recommendations?

Wrench hello to all
Posted by: oldcarz - 10-04-2017, 11:03 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (12)

hello all,
     just saved a 71 coupe from its 14 yr barn slumber!   I will def be hitting up this site for parts and info.
looking for lots of parts!

  Hoping to Reenter World of Mustang Ownership after 30 Years
Posted by: West Valley Mustang - 10-04-2017, 12:36 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (30)

Greetings.  After owning a 1969 Mustang Grandé early in life and restoring my family's 1966 Mustang Coupe, I have been away from Mustang ownership for about 30 years.  I am hoping to work out the purchase of a 1972 survivor convertible in the coming weeks.  If all goes well, I will be spending some time here trying to learn some tips on how to spruce up this car.  No major restoration is planned.  I am hoping for a relatively low maintenance cruiser to enjoy in the Phoenix sun.
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  27 Years Later- I am back in a Mach 1...
Posted by: Teach - 09-20-2017, 08:05 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (14)

My name is Rob and I like cars. Alright, I like anything mechanical, but cars can be beautiful and go fast. I had my first Mach 1 when I was in high school. The body never made it beyond primer but it was fun and fast. I traded it in toward something that got better gas mileage but have never stopped appreciating them. I have had one car project or another since then but they have been mostly German cars.

Three months ago I got a lead on a '73 Mach I. That same day I negotiated to trade two of my German cars and some cash and it was a done deal...sort of. My wife did not approve. The two I was trading in had been with me 20 years. We went on our first date in one, drove to and from our wedding in the other...she was not happy. I laid down the law and within an hour she was a believer. She got her sobbing under control enough to say "I know it will be OK. We'll make NEW memories". Since then she has admitted to really liking it. She is the best!

This new Mach I is a keeper! I bought it from a dealer but was able to talk to the previous owner. It had been restored 15 years ago and has had minimal use since. A (previous) previous owner put a performance cam in it (sounds great with the large exhaust) but "wanted to keep it looking stock", so it still has the two barrel setup. I may go to a four barrel eventually. For now I am just driving and enjoying it. I have gone over the car pretty thoroughly and it appears to have been a very good restoration on a car that was solid to begin with. Most of the interior is original and everything else (brakes, exhaust, suspension, etc.) is new. It drives much, much better than the jalopy I had in high school.

I have already used the forum for information and look forward to being around in the future.   I will attach a picture of the car.

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  Hello everyone
Posted by: burmeister75 - 09-18-2017, 02:28 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (16)

Hello everyone.
I am Tomasz - happy owner of 1973 Mach 1 from Poland.
The car is still new for me, just bought it few months ago.
I hope to gain a lot of valuable info which was posted and shared on your Forum.
I am planning to do some small upgrades in my car (suspension, rear axle) and don't want to make mistake caused by wrong choices Big Grin
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Stang My '73 Mach 1 and I say Hi
Posted by: GeoBW - 09-16-2017, 04:39 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (25)

Hi All, Greetings from Oz. 

A few months into a full resto, having just finished an MGB for my kids to drive when they come home - yes blatant bribery. Never having had a Mustang before I will have lots of questions - just warning! I will try and search existing threads first though. Keen to talk to anyone who has done a resto on a 73 - though i realise they are all very similar.

Thanks in advance.

(Here's the car I just finished)

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