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  New member
Posted by: Len van Rossum - 11-15-2016, 04:14 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (27)

Hi from down under.
Currently there is 2 Mustangs built in 1972 in the stable. Both are converted to Right Hand Drive
-Mach1, red on red, DSO 99, originally shipped to Europe. I have owned this one for 13 years.
-Grandé coupe with many modifications including grafting on an Aussie EL Falcon front clip. Hence I named this one EL Grandé. I have owned this one for approx 3 years but it has only been on the road for 6 months.


  Hi all from Mobile, AL
Posted by: mbrew2 - 11-06-2016, 06:53 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (29)

Just recently purchased a 73 convertible. 351 -2 with small cam, edelbrock performer intake and carb, Mallory ignition. FMX and 9" w/2.75 gears. A/C, power windows, delux interior, rimblow. White with blue interior and top. I'm an old guy (66) and have been without an old car for about 10 yrs. This is not my first Mustang, I've owned a 66 Shelby GT350 and a 68 GT500 but this is my first of this generation and my first convertible. Bought this car because my wife thought the white/blue was pretty. I went over every panel on the car with a paint thickness gauge prior to purchase and probed everywhere I could reach underneath. The car is pretty solid except for some filler in the drivers side front fender and the front of the drivers door. Couldn't find any bad rust anywhere else which leads me to believe that someone had already done repairs and if so, they did a pretty good job. Rear of doors to quarter and bottoms to rockers is good. front of doors to fenders and hood could use some help. Car is just driver quality, which is exactly what I wanted. I believe in using these cars. Much to other folks dismay, I drove the 68 Shelby every day as a work car until I sold it 10 yrs ago.
First observations of this car: 1. Its Huge! Take some adjusting to get used to the low seating and long hood. 2. A little disapointed in how "cluttered" the engine compartment is. 3. It feels solid and firm at 85 on the interstate but sounds like everything on it loose if you hit a pothole at 35. I'm pretty much a DIYer except for finish paint. Immediate plans call for sub-frame connectors, AOD conversion, 3.73 gears, Swap factory vacuum controlled A/C to complete Classic Auto system. By the way, PO gave me a binder with over $23000 in receipts for work done on the car in the past few years, new interior, $7000 engine build, trans, etc. Excited to be a part of the community and get to work!


runninpony Hello everyone !
Posted by: JD79 - 11-04-2016, 03:33 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (27)

Hello everyone!

In my search for my dream car, I have discovered this very useful website/forum a couple of weeks ago and I have been looking at it almost every single day....so addicting !

I am from the Netherlands ( a small country famous for a lot of things, accept nice cars with big engines ;-) )

I just love the Ford Mustang from 1971-1973! It started many years ago ( probably after seeing James Bond again with that nice car chase! ) . I actually bought the original sale brochures from Ebay a couple of years ago as well. They have been laying in my cupboard until recently :-) "Now it is the time" I thought a couple of weeks ago. After buying a house, getting married and having children it is finally time to get that 1970's dream car . I really like the Mach 1 or a convertible. My wife prefers a convertible for the summer so that is what I have been looking for the last couple of weeks!

I have found 2 cars . One is a 1972 351c H-code convertible and the other one is a 1973 351c Q-code. Both are solid cars/no rust but the 1973 car needs more work. I have received the Marti Reports of both cars this week. Both cars are still original. I will attach both Marti Reports. I think the restoration of the 1973 Q-code car will be around 5-10000 euro's more. Would this be a wise investment? considering it has more options on the car....
Any advise is very welcome :-) !!!



Attached Files
.pdf   Marti report 3F03Q209889.pdf (Size: 163.72 KB / Downloads: 33)
.pdf   Marti report2F03H109106.pdf (Size: 162.04 KB / Downloads: 20)

  Not new, just back
Posted by: 73SmkBomb - 10-27-2016, 06:06 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (19)

Hey all, my name is Seamus I live in Mesa, Arizona where I go to school as a Freshman Automotive Engineering student at Arizona State University. My car is a pretty standard 73 Grand with a 351 Cleveland, H code (or whatever the code for the base 2V is). I live in Arizona now which is actually pretty cool, because that's where my car was originally sold and from, but I moved out here from the Sacramento, California area, that is where the car currently resides as I did not want to subject my pride and joy to this unforgiving heat, especially considering it doesn't have AC and the interior and paint are both less than two years old. Little bit about the car, It's a pretty standard Grandé, I bought it about 3 and a half years ago on February 23, 2013, a day that will always have a special significance to me, with my dad freshman year in highschool out of a field where it had sat for 10 years for $1900 bucks. When we got to run we found out very quickly that the valve stem seals were toast, so everytime you started it she smoked out the whole neighborhood (that's and exaggeration but it was comical at first). It was at this point that my dad offically christened her "The Smoke Bomb." At this point in its life I doubt there is a part on that car that I have not replaced or pulled off and cleaned up. Last Winter (2015-2016), I rebuilt the motor as my Final "Senior Project" which was an invaluble learning experience. When I put it back together I gave it a treatment of the basic speed parts; Holley Carb 650CFM, Edelbrock 4V Intake, Comp Cams "Hi Energy" cam and lifters (the cam is only slighter bigger than stock, I love a good lope as much as the next guy, but I have vaccum power brakes) and then of course I had some block work done. I just had the cylinder walls cleaned up (they are only 0.003 over the stock bore), the 2V heads rebuilt with new seals and re-used the stock springs, all new bearings, and new piston rings, the basics really, I called it my econo-build (escaped with only 1600 dollars worth of damage). Before I pulled the engine I ditched the FMX auto, which was never 100%, for a rebuilt T-5 from an 89 foxbody I found on craigslist for 500 smackers. After I gathered all the necessary parts and mysteriously lost about $1200 I swapped it out and have never looked back (FYI if anyone is looking into this, 1. I highly reccomend it and 2. Go to Modern Driveline they have EVERYTHING. I only say this because it took me along time to find them and I wasted a lot of time).I drove it like that for a while before I decided to be an idiot and blew out the u- joints on my brand new $300 driveshaft attempting my first burnout with that transmission. When I got another one made I opted for 1350 joints instead of 1310. Then in the summer of 2016 very soon before I left the modification bug bit me again and I had to get one last hurah before I left my girl behind so I swapped out the old 2.75 highway gears for some manly 3.50 ones. However, I'm probably going to switch back, while having the extra grunt off the line was nice for a while, the 3.50s makes the engine work a little too hard for my taste. The 2.75s were turning around 2100 at 70mph with my .68 OD fifth with the 3.50s are more like 2600-2700 at 70. I realize this is probably way overkill for an introduction, but this is the story about arguably one of the most important things that has happened in my life thus far, and I LOVE to tell the story about it.

P.S. I'm not really new to the forum, I had another account that I made in January of 2015, but I lost and forgot all the login info so I decided it was time for a fresh start.


comment Back on the Site...it's been awhile.
Posted by: kindersmach - 10-20-2016, 03:35 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (11)

Hey Members,
Just wanted to say hello, as it's been sometime since I've been on the site. A lot of different things going on in the personal world (mostly good) and as I'm sure we can all relate, it can take us away from doing other things, like spending time on this site Big Grin

Looking forward to checking-in on here more often and viewing the various forums I may have missed.

On a side note; had the time to travel to Arizona this past weekend (hadn't been there before) and got to do some exploring. Main reason for going was to attend the Fitness Expo that took place in Phoenix, but in doing so also found the time to check out an Aviation Museum, Music Museum, and Joshua Tree National Park on my way back home. Will include some pics below.

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  New to the Forum, Hello!
Posted by: DisgruntledFun - 10-19-2016, 12:23 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (19)

I've Had my 71 Mustang for years and only now found this forum. My Mustang was my first car and has sat since its auto trans took a dump. I have since taken to building the most absurd thing to hit the streets I can handle. I have a full plan on making it into a sort of full on drift/autocross monster. Not trying to offend the "Mustang purists" just trying to have a good time! If anyone has incite on which bits work well on these cars and which don't, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!!!


  new member
Posted by: zero10 - 10-17-2016, 01:39 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (22)

hi. uk new member. have a 73 mach 1 2v, c6 trans. Have had the mustang from 1981.


  Want to meet our Ladies in the Forum
Posted by: Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs - 10-14-2016, 06:26 PM - Forum: Introductions - No Replies

Wow I cannot believe there are no gals in this forum are we that gender biased?
Is that something to do with the body style? I am puzzled for sure????
I know we have members that are female and love their cars as much as any guy would. I would like to hear from all of you and post a picture of you and your car. Don't just hang back step forward and be seen and heard. Cars are for everyone I tried to buy my son a 1966 fastback 289 hipo four speed for $1,000, running driving no issues when he was one but his mom said no. He is still pissed about that one. My daughter learned how to drive in a 20th. anniversary Mustang and I had bought her a 73 vert to restore and a few months later she passed away. I know gals love car she did and boy she like to drive fast, lol. Good memories.
OK GALS STEP UP AND BE NOTICED.


  Percentage made
Posted by: 72 Green Hornet 4sp - 09-30-2016, 01:59 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (11)

I have a 72 mach 1 which is a heavily optioned car. It has Q-code, 4 speed, AC with power windows. I found that 3% of the cars came with power windows but how many were 4 speed with AC? I see about one of these a year come up on E-bay. Any ideas?


red logo Hello from Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posted by: 86caprirs - 09-28-2016, 04:31 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (29)

I am a new member from Calgary and I just bought myself a new project car. It is a 1973 Mach 1 Q code car. White exterior with black interior, 4 speed car that had a 351CJ engine. The car is stripped to shell with no engine or trans. My plans are to go a Mii SLA front cross member and suspension, 5.0L coyote with a T-56 manual trans, 4 link rear suspension with coil overs. Keep the body pure and same with the interior.

That is my project. it is a slow progress restomod but it will be rewarding.

Any info you guys have for me and these classic Mustangs, please let me know

Shane