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  New Member, New Car
Posted by: Pestilence - 01-26-2017, 10:28 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (25)

Was doing some research about a rather fugly 73 Mach 1 I recently got a hold of at what I think to be a decent price when I found this forum. I must say the knowledge contained herein is astounding. I'm sure that a little time combing through the forum and asking the right questions and I will be well on my way to getting this car looking the way it should.

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tach Hello to the forum! Im New here
Posted by: jowens1126 - 01-25-2017, 10:31 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (24)

Hi Group,

I am NOT new to forums, I am on many. I am currently saving up to get a 71 Mach 1. I have always loved these ugly ducklings since they first came out in the 70's. Now that I am old as dirt, I can finally add one to my stable.

I am looking for some information about these cars, as I have ZERO specific knowledge about these vintage Mustangs. I do, However, Know ALOT about OBD1 Fords. I have a 94 Bronco I have rebuilt from ground up and am just about finished with it. So I have a few Questions for those of you who have one of these cars.

1.) What are the major weakness's of this model?
2.) What idiot lights does this car have?
3.) What are the parts availability like in general? Is there anything needed that no one makes.
4.) What does a paint job typically cost if the body is rust free and has a half way decent paint job on it already.
5.) What are the most worthwhile upgrades? Rack & Pinion? Coil Over? 4 Link rear?
6.) Was Power Brakes an Option? Or did they all come with Manual Brakes?
7.) What is a Sport Roof car? Is that without the louvers and wing?

So I have spotted a car for sale locally for a fairly reasonable price. Its fully funcitonal, paint is in OK condition. It has a couple of minor trouble spots where the roof was repaired with Lead probably 15-20 years ago and its starting to oxidize under the paint. The engine is a 351C. It originally had a 302, but was swapped at some point. Engine is very clean, no signs of any leaks. It has long tube headers already and glass packs. They look pretty old, but are in decent condition. It drives pretty good, but has manual steering and manual drum brakes, and NO A/C. I am pretty familiar with the brake upgrade, A/C conversion, and Power Steering upgrade, so those arent a problem. It has a C6 transmission. The underside looks pretty nasty, but it is a driver not a show car.

Looking at the price of upgrading brakes, A/C, and Power Steering, I am looking at about $3500. I just dont know if this car is worth it. So I am still looking. Maybe I will find one with at least A/C.

So my plan is, to just make sure everything works as it is, fix what crops up after driving it a while. Eventually, I would like to blast it or have it dipped, and do a full paint job on it, Rack and Pinion Upgrade, Coil Overs, 4 link Fab9 rear, Coyote Swap, with 6R80 trans. But before I get to that point, I want to live with it like it is for a few years and work on the suspension bit by bit.

For the coyote swap, do they make conversion motor mounts that bolt to the stock location? Or do you have to get a new complete front cross member/suspension unit like the Rod and Custom Coil over/rack and pinion kit.
If you have to go this route, thats fine, I just dont want to do any other upgrades that I will have to do again later on.

runninpony New member, new car
Posted by: Caleb Z - 01-25-2017, 07:57 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (24)

Hey guys, I've found lots of helpful information on this site, so I decided to join! Everything I've seen has been positive. I have a 71 Mustang hardtop that is completely stock. I'm wanting to add a little to it, and make it my own. I look forward to getting some other opinions and help with my little project!

  New LA Member introduction
Posted by: trev4172 - 01-25-2017, 04:37 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (16)

Greeting, new member here in the Studio City part of Los Angeles.

Does anyone have any great mechanics they can recommend in LA that know these cars? Would love your recmmendàtions. I am selling a 1978 Corvette to make room so I have my Corvette specialist but would love some recommendations on ones for Mustangs in the San Fernando Valley or Hollywood areas.

Thanks much for any suggestions.

  New guy with one hell of a project
Posted by: PhoenixMach1 - 01-20-2017, 12:49 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (35)

Hello. I am 30 from Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm in the process of aquiring a 1973 Mach 1 previously badged as a Boss 351. Nowe I have wanted this car for 16 years. I have never seen in complete. It is in horrible shape, years ago it was taken apart and sanded down for restoration but for some reason it ended up beside a barn for a few years. It's completely taken apart but complete. Has a ton of new parts. The 351C is freshly rebuilt and bored over an unknown amount. Honestly the car is probably better for junk but after 16 years I finally can get it and I don't just want any 73 I want this 73

Stang New member from NE Ohio
Posted by: rmb3005 - 01-19-2017, 01:44 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (28)

I just joined 7173Mustangs.com recently having purchased a 72 H code coupe. This car has had extensive engine/drive train work done prior to my purchase, including a total engine/transmission/differential rebuild, new brakes, shocks and rear springs. Originally a California car, it found its way to my house with only 53,000 original miles. It needs some additional cosmetic finishes (rear bumper, front grill) and eventually a new paint job in the original dark green metallic. The original owner in CA had it repainted at some point, but it's a really cheap paint job (Earl Scheib perhaps?).

Looking forward to working on it and driving it this summer!                

  New Member from FL
Posted by: ITMike5.0 - 01-16-2017, 01:23 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (43)

I picked up a 1972 Mach 1 today, white exterior, Q Code 351 CJ, white interior except for dash, console and carpet which are black.

First I have to say it's a pleasure joining another Mustang forum. I also have a Grabber Blue 2011 GT. I don't know how I'm going to find the time to spread my love between two Mustangs but I'm sure I'll figure it out real quick. Lol Big Grin

This will be a project for me to do with my son who is currently 11 years old. He also loves Mustangs.

For some reason this was a very plane jane Mach 1. No decal kit, hub caps, and white on white. I am going to have it dustless blasted, take care of any body issues, and then repainted. Then I'm definitely going to add the decals and the honeycomb rear piece and correct fuel door. Also a nice set of chrome mag wheels instead of the wheel/hub cap combo.

Does anybody know how many 1972 Mach 1, Q Code, White on White cars there are out there? Have any of you ever seen white w/white interior? The only thing not white on this car is the carpet and dash.

Any recommendations for the restoration? Pull and clean engine...maybe dustless blast and repaint engine bay, remove and replace carpet and replace panels or remove everything and dustless blast and paint/seal floor and all metal? It's hard to decide how exactly to go about this since it is my first restoration but I want to do it right so any input is appreciated.

Thanks everyone!

  73 Mach 1 Arizona car
Posted by: DeereFanatic - 01-10-2017, 10:25 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (21)

Well this is my introduction I am restoring this car with a friend. It is a 351c 2 barrel original car. I'm sure I will be on here asking a lot of questions. [Image: 3accfba36282241397137d4d286e1f3f.jpg][Image: b6dfad7573c0a063c0b69871879d88a3.jpg][Image: 30cd3d2cbebf8696fe25a4b929693952.jpg]

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runninpony Get ready....GO
Posted by: Outrider4 - 01-05-2017, 01:05 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (25)

As requested I'm placing this post as a new member.
In late 1971 I got out of service and bought a Mach !. Drove the wheels off of it until the early 80's. (242,000 miles) When the plastic wore off the timing gear and the engine quit I felt she was telling me time for a new engine. Mid 80's that finally happened along with a fresh tranny. After that took it out occasionally but it spent most of the time in garage.
Fast forward 2014...retired 2015....sold the house and moved out of Bay Area......2016.....pulled engine only this time we did some upgrades....roller cam and valve train....got rid of that 4300 carb and replaced it with EFI.....WERE BACK...Yeah....I'm a little older and a little slower but were back on the road again.
Kool April Nights just around the corner.
More Later

  New to the group
Posted by: mirwin357 - 01-03-2017, 12:48 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (25)

Hi all,
I'm new to the group, I drive a 71 fastback, 351C C6 its set up to Drag Race.