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runninpony Hello from San Antonio
Posted by: Vanhook99 - 08-08-2017, 11:02 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (32)

Hello, I acquired my 1971 Mustang convertible some months ago. It was partially restored. I had to get some electrical, brakes, and tires fixed. Even had to replace the master cylinder and the Goodyear tires were dry rotted. It had about 48k miles, but the province only started in 1986. I'm driving now anyway. The moderator said y'all like pictures so I'm posting some. I really like the early 70s look! I still have a number of cosmetics to work on, but after the major stuff I'm tapped out for a while! ?

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  Starting work again
Posted by: ygolohcysp - 08-08-2017, 10:57 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (10)

Hello.  I joined a while ago, and have been trying to find the time and motivation to once again start work on a 73 Mach 1 I've had for a while.  It seems every time I would get started, I'd immediately have to start travelling again for my last job.  Well, I've finally switched careers to a job where I don't travel anymore.  In the mean time, I've managed to pack more stuff in and around my Mustang in it's garage, but a lot of the items may prove useful in doing the restoration anyway, considering I'm not keeping it stock.  Some of the additions to my garage are a Bridgeport mill and a metal lathe.  I've already enjoyed making some parts for the motorcycles I ride.

Anyway, I've finally gotten an air line ran to that garage, so I can finally start work on the Mustang again without having to move the air compressor around, and without the extra noise of it being in the garage I'll be working in, which is nice.  My schedule is working out nicely so I can spend my off weekdays working out there.  I look forward to reading lots of posts here for more updated information about what's available than I'm remembering from 15 years ago, and looking at pictures to help build and keep my motivation.


  Need help Identifying 71 Mach1
Posted by: codyjones2 - 07-19-2017, 10:20 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (17)

So im in the middle of buying this car and the guy is giving me a screaming deal on it, it was his brothers and the seller is not a car guy, he cant tell me much about it.

This is the info he has given me, can anyone help me out to find exactly what car im looking at? Maybe an estimated Value?

"1971 Mach1 429 4 Speed
355 Yukon limited slip nine inch rear gears... is in need new rear rubber (causes unknown) interested?"

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  My 1971 Mach 1Recently Acquired
Posted by: griffbl - 07-09-2017, 11:04 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (23)


Bought a nice 1971 Mach 1 I am going to keep. http://gatewayclassiccars.com/houston/19...-S815.html  VERY similar to my first car in High School, purchased in 1975 when I was 15, which was a Red 1972 Mach 1 H Code with white interior.  My High school car did not have disc brakes, or a/c, but otherwise very similar. Both have P/S, thankfully also. Paid top dollar, but it is very original, (which I prefer), and the previous owner has been very helpful with telling me his experience, etc. to give me a head start.  I always do that when I sell a car, and boy does it help!  My preferences are my opinions only, and not right or wrong, just my own preferences and opinions.  Starting with the fact that I love the lack of hockey puck stripes, spoilers, the color(s), disc brakes, power steering, etc. and complete lack of rust which was a requirement of mine.

I have already fixed the exhaust tips to correct style, and am about to attack my existing front and rear springs, replace the antenna with the correct one (already have it), replace the spark plug wires with the correct style, order a Tach conversion for my clock from Rocket man http://www.rccinnovations.com/index.php?...ustang-all , and replace my front hood springs which are a bit weak.  Car is rust free, and while I grew-up in Portales, NM, THIS car was sold right down the street from me where I live today in Dallas, TX! Saw that when I pulled the Marti.
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So I could not be more pleased.  I have owned and sold a 1971 M code and a 1971 429 Mach 1. Both were red, which I sold at Barret Jackson back in 2013. I am not into trying to make this thing go faster, really, as I have a 2015 anniversary Mustang GT which is plenty fast, and I just want this one to be reliable, and as original as possible with a few exceptions: 1) the aforementioned tach, 2) probably a Sanden type a/c compressor.  I usually avoid a/c cars as it adds to complexity, but this car's is already converted and working o/k....the sanden will draw less power, and dropa  little weight. 3) springs, shocks etc. 4) maybe an aluminum air gap manifold and 600cfm carb for weight savings and because I always wanted to do that in 1975-1979 when I owned the car, but never did! 5) maybe a 3.25 axle ration from the current 3.0. 6) battery bracket for inner fender (just purchased) 7) seat hinge covers (just purchased) if they are correct for this car 8) and I need to find a good, WORKING, original AM/FM radio. That's about it for now!

As you can see, I do like to lighten a car when I can (i.e. the compressor, and maybe the intake) which is not necessarily rational, and I readily admit that!  I might use some aluminum repro magnum 500's, but probably not.  I strangely wish for a set of aluminum wheels my dog dish hub caps and trim rings would go on! go figure.

Thank you in advance for your help, and for help in the past.  I had an inspection done by a friend I met on this site on a car I chose not to buy.  Mistake avoided! I have bought and sold parts here, and want to say thank you for that also.


Bradford in Dallas aka Griffbl on this site!

  Hoping to learn
Posted by: bill1101 - 07-08-2017, 04:29 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (22)

Shortly I will begin building a 1972 Mustang convert for my son. We are going to work on it together and I hope to learn from this site. Thanks

  new member looking for a 71 R or J code
Posted by: jcode71 - 07-05-2017, 09:01 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (13)

Greetings from Illinois. As the thread title says I have decided it's time to bring another 71 home after a 35 year absence. Once had a 71 SCJ Mach which I sold in 82. Loved everything about the car but being a young man with two little ones at the time I took my profit when I had the chance.  Bought it for $3500 and sold it for $7500 a couple years later.

A BOSS 351 has been on my bucket list for decades so that's my main focus now however if the right SCJ came along that would be okay too.  Last fall there was a guy in Virginia trying to sell a nice Pewter B1 on ebay.  He said he was interested in trading for either a 13 or 14 Shelby GT500 but at that time I wasn't interested in parting with mine.  I have since changed my mind and found an old ad on google for the car on autoquid, see link below, but nowhere in the description is a phone number and contact through the link has not resulted in contact.

Just wondering if anybody knows the car or the guy.  It may have sold but just thought I would see if the car is still around and available.  Thanks


  Finally getting my 71!
Posted by: jowens1126 - 07-04-2017, 09:52 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (24)

I am putting the final pieces of the paperwork together to get my first ever Mustang.  It should ship down to me next week sometime.  I cant wait to get it. 

Its nothing fancy by any measure, but its a pretty original car in really nice condition.  Its a 71 Sports roof, that someone did a hodge podge attempt at making it look like a mach 1.  Only  they didnt get any of it right.  But I will have fun fixing it all.  I will slowly but surely turn it into an actual 71 mach 1 in time.  Its excellent starting material though.  It has  a recently rebuilt 302, with a FMX.  Only 40k documented original miles, with paperwork to prove it . No rust anywhere.  All the interior is in perfect shape more or less.  Im really happy with how it looks overall.  The color is not my favorite but it will do for now.  One day I will paint it. 

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Posted by: Jake - 06-26-2017, 11:03 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (25)

Howdy folks, New guy here. Just acquired a 1972 351 fastback that's been sitting for awhile and am looking forward to picking ya'alls brains. I also have a '64 Galaxie that I like to throw around. That's all for now. See yas around the website.

  Hallo from Germany
Posted by: g-strandet - 06-26-2017, 10:02 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (34)

Hallo from Germany 

My name is Christian and I am 30 years old.

Since 1 year I have a Mustang Convertible with 351C 2V. I have often problems where I can not find help in a german forum, because there are not so many Mustangs of 71-73 in Germany.

The reason why I have not registered here earlier is my bad English. 
But I hope with the help of Google to get everything translated.  
And with the help of this forum to get everything to repair.


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Posted by: SR71 BLACKBIRD - 06-19-2017, 06:27 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (30)

Hi, longtime browser of this site; Thought I'd actually participate. I've been hard at work on my '72, still a work in process. I've had this car since '86, and must enjoy working on it more than I do driving it. Hopefully I get to a stopping point this summer so I can wash it and drive it. Just joined, so I have to figure out how to get pics on here. The car was born 6C yellow born 8/19/71, so it's an early build. It's a plain ol' fastback, now painted black Ditzler Deltron with a '73 style Mach stripe in gold, outlined by red-all painted on. Resisted the temptation to put a Mach hood on it, it looks pretty good flat. Kept the plain vinyl ginger interior, but added full console and tilt wheel. It currently wears 41/42 series 15"Cragar aluminum rims (think Weld Dragstars, with a more angular outer rim). The car was a Bondo-bucket, now it stands tall with the bodywork done about 8 years ago. Like I said work in process. The 408 dyno-ed at 575 hp last year and about the same torque, much to the surprise of the Chevy guy that ran the dyno. Converted to E-85 as well. Got a 4R70W stand-alone by Performance Automatics in there as well. Going to put my 69-70 rear axle housing into it so the rear wheels have a similar looking offset as the fronts. Still have a lot to do, but am getting closer.