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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.

  Greeting from the north of The Netherlands, new Mach 1 owner
Posted by: Sippie - 06-16-2017, 06:11 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (36)

Hello all,
Nice to join this great forum.
I just recently bought a 1972 Mach 1 and although I am not new to the American Muscle car scene, this is my very first Mustang.
Previously owned vehicles were mainly Pontiacs and now starting to learn Ford vehicles.
The 71 - 73 Mach 1 are one of my favorite looking muscle cars (I really love the factory available striping, black hood option & spoilers).
The 72 Mach 1, I bought as an H code vehicle and later to found out it has a 4V Cleveland with a C6.
It is in somewhat rough conditions, but very good drivable and will be fixed where needed.
(Currently the C6 is being repaired (morning sickness), new Torq Thrust wheels and get the 71/72 side striping.)

Anyway, I already learned a lot from this site and all the available info and pictures sure did help getting acquainted with the Mustang.
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Best regards,

  I'm back
Posted by: mustbrad - 06-15-2017, 07:14 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (10)

Hey guys been awhile but in back good reading as always. keep em coming. Big Grin

  New Canadian
Posted by: WpgMach1 - 06-14-2017, 09:34 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (12)

I bought my mach1 2 summers ago. Ive redone the body with a couple buddies and their garages. She was silver when I bought it. Ive painted it competition orange. [Image: 6c75df7b91ca54606eff9da73f5ceeb8.jpg][Image: d7abf3276320155bfaad8936d2ab25a3.jpg][Image: f430a69eb9c9a1986c8cc12515417222.jpg]Im still learning and have a far way to go. Up next i'd like to redo the interior. Tomorrow im getting ceramic coated headers installed.

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