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  1. DSwan

    Back to my youth!

    Great looking car! At least when you're done you'll know the engine is right.
  2. DSwan

    Vehicles For Sale 1973 Mach 1 for Sale

    You are indeed blessed. You are at a completely different level than me, I was always the kid that drove the heck out of my cars until they broke, and then not having anyplace to do the required repairs or any other type of work, I 'd get rid of the broken car and move on to the next. I've had...
  3. DSwan

    Vehicles For Sale 1973 Mach 1 for Sale

    I hear you, cars are a passion. My wife doesn't understand that passion, so that makes things dicey at times
  4. DSwan

    Vehicles For Sale 1973 Mach 1 for Sale

    Location is western Wisconsin, Luck. It's a little over an hour northeast of St. Paul, Mn.
  5. DSwan

    Vehicles For Sale 1973 Mach 1 for Sale

    Stupid question alert - How do I pm you on this blog?
  6. DSwan

    Vehicles For Sale 1973 Mach 1 for Sale

    That price seems to be fair. It covers what I have in to it.
  7. DSwan

    Vehicles For Sale 1973 Mach 1 for Sale

    I didn't do the restoration but I think they must've used the fenders as well as the bumper mounts. It appears everything was done right, no cobbling.
  8. DSwan

    Vehicles For Sale 1973 Mach 1 for Sale

    Up for sale is my 1973 Mach 1, Q-Code. Rotisserie restoration with rebuilt driveline in 2014 with app. 5,700 miles since. 351 Cleveland with closed chamber 4V heads, new Holley 750, top loader 4-spd, 9" rear with 3.50 gears. Functional ram air. Two sets of wheels and tires; four 15" Magnum 500s...
  9. DSwan

    Most authentic Ford Blue for a 1973 engine

    I used Duplicolor Old Ford Blue, I like the look.
  10. DSwan

    Hello from Kelowna BC

    Welcome from northwestern Wisconsin! Also have a 73 Mach 1.
  11. DSwan

    Living in SC now and enjoying my retirement

    Okay, now go stand in the corner for an hour.
  12. DSwan

    Living in SC now and enjoying my retirement

    All arguing on these sites are like commercials on TV, I forget what the actual topic (show) was that I was reading about (watching).
  13. DSwan

    electric fan

    I bought a 12" fan from American Volt thru Amazon. It can be used for pulling or pushing (I went with pushing) and fits very nicely between the latch support and fan. I mounted the thermostat to the left as shown in picture.
  14. DSwan


    Welcome from Luck, Wisconsin! I also owned an 1983 Eagle SX/4 before 4 we heel drive cars were common, blast to drive in the snow. Always nice to see someone else not sitting around retired waiting for death to come for them! Keep moving forward always. Again, welcome.
  15. DSwan

    Boss price

    Mine should be a bargain at $125k then (lol).
  16. DSwan

    Dash Printed Circuit Replacement Issue

    I tested my cluster lights on the bench using a 9-volt after installing led bulbs as you outline. It worked great and kept me from having to r&r the cluster several times.
  17. DSwan

    Hit the worst pothole in my

    This is what I do to keep the suspension from stretching out when lifting the car. It's a piece of 1" square steel tubing cut to 7". I brace it between the upper control arm bolt and the inner fender rail. Works great (don't forget to remove it after lowering, all I have to do is push on each...
  18. DSwan

    Convert gauge cluster to aftermarket gauges?

    Have done mine using new dash center piece and 2" electronic gauges. I had to use a Dremel tool to round out the oblong holes, but it went pretty slick. Much better than gauges under the dash.
  19. DSwan

    Trunk lid will not stay open

    Here's a pic of the tool I made after trying the vice grip method and damn near taking a finger or two off. It really worked to move the spring rod to the max position (most rearward).
  20. DSwan


    I believe you would need to change the mounting brackets too, but I'm not sure because it was done by the previous owner about 8 years ago. I can try to add a picture of the mounts tomorrow.