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2007 Mustang GT Convertible 2002 Lincoln Continental
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Hello Fellow 7173'rs, My name is John, I live in Port Republic Md, Ive been a ford guy since I was a kid. I owned several mustang's and Gran Torino's in my life including a 73 Mach 1 about 25 years ago. Well I just bought another one about 2 weeks ago. Its a 1973 Mach 1 Blue w/ambient striping. It has a Ford racing Crate 429 in it that has been balanced and blued and a roller cam setup installed with less than 1k miles on it. Dont know much about the rest of the internals on it the owner didnt have the paperwork on Im guessing 550-600 HP. The tranny is a C6 with a reverse manual valve body and a 3500 stall whick is also supposed to have less than 1k miles on it. The rear is a 9" 28 spline, 3.90 Posi.

The interior has new carpet new seats and a new headliner so the big stuff is done just have some odds and ends to take care of in it The body is pretty solid with only a few rust and dent issues. I got her for $8000. Im restoring the car now not a concours or a rotis job. Just get everything right & safe on it!! I plan on it being a weekend cruiser and friday night Drag car.

At this point I have it up on jacks and have removed the entire suspension and am replacing everything. Next will be getting the body prepped for painting. I am going with the original color and striping. The blue and abient together look great. It has a set of old school American Racing wheels on it that Im going to polish up and keep on the car. Lots of work to do but Im enjoying every minute of it. I found this forum from a guy over on the Garage Journal forum. Well I gotta go got lots a work to do!!

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Welcome to the club from northern Nevada! Glad to have you here. Sounds like you've got a great ride there... take a look under the "More" dropdown box at the top of the page and click "Forum Help FAQs" for some help with posting pics. Can't wait to see what you've got!

 
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Born an I-6, spent the teenage, 20 and 30 years as a 302, but at 40 will reach full potential as a 351C.
Welcome from the land of nuts and fruits.

Sounds fast.

We are trying to get our hands around suspension kits, so please keep us informed in regards to:

1. Part #'s

2. Spring specs(especially UNINSTALLED spring height and diameter)

3. Amount of liquid/type/brand consumed

so we can properly budget our own projects.

 

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1973 Mach1 Mustang, Dearborn plant, unit 258032, district code-Kansas City, original sale, Joplin, MO Sept. 29, 1973 Dan Stanley Motors. 3B blue with white vinyl roof and white and black interior. We bought her 2002. 351 2v V8 was rebuilt in 2003, bored .0030, shaved heads .0030, Edlebrock 750 carb, Edlebrock performer intake, flat-top pistons and Holley high flow fuel pump. Hedman Competition Headers and header type sidepipes, N50's. High lift leaf springs and shackles. Traction bars. deep dish aluminum slot mags (that replaced her original factory aluminum slots and pony caps-don't worry we still have them). Owner is Beth Titus, crew is Mark and Beth Titus.
Sounds sweet, I'd love to hear it. Mine makes me giggle.:p

 
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Welcome from North Carolina! ::welcome:: Look forward to the interaction. Pics just came up. Sharp looking 73 you've got there.

 
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Welcome to the club from northern Nevada! Glad to have you here. Sounds like you've got a great ride there... take a look under the "More" dropdown box at the top of the page and click "Forum Help FAQs" for some help with posting pics. Can't wait to see what you've got!
Thanks! Pic's are up! I normally on other forums just move them to snap fish and copy them from there!!! I'l figure that part out later!



Welcome from the land of nuts and fruits.

Sounds fast.

We are trying to get our hands around suspension kits, so please keep us informed in regards to:

1. Part #'s

2. Spring specs(especially UNINSTALLED spring height and diameter)

3. Amount of liquid/type/brand consumed

so we can properly budget our own projects.
Will do on the info! I bought just a basicially stock kit though from Laurel Mountain Mustang. It does have larger F&R sway bars though. Also a new power steering box and odds and ends I bought from NPD.

Heres the one I bought it was $869 + $95 Shipping!

http://www.laurelmountainmustang.com/products/1971-1973-super-suspension-kit-sb



Welcome to the site from another Marylander. Car must scream with that engine.

Alan L
Thanks for the Welcome! Wow your pretty close about 30 miles. Feel free to come on down and give me a hand anytime you like!! :D



Sounds sweet, I'd love to hear it. Mine makes me giggle.:p
The 1st time I went to look at it my son and his daughter went with me. She's 4 when the guy fired the car up she shot across the parking lot! All I saw was butt and elbows!!!! Everytime I fire it up I get a Big O'le Smile on my face! Like this :D

 
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Hello Fellow 7173'rs, My name is John, I live in Port Republic Md, Ive been a ford guy since I was a kid. I owned several mustang's and Gran Torino's in my life including a 73 Mach 1 about 25 years ago. Well I just bought another one about 2 weeks ago. Its a 1973 Mach 1 Blue w/ambient striping. It has a Ford racing Crate 429 in it that has been balanced and blued and a roller cam setup installed with less than 1k miles on it. Dont know much about the rest of the internals on it the owner didnt have the paperwork on Im guessing 550-600 HP. The tranny is a C6 with a reverse manual valve body and a 3500 stall whick is also supposed to have less than 1k miles on it. The rear is a 9" 28 spline, 3.90 Posi.

The interior has new carpet new seats and a new headliner so the big stuff is done just have some odds and ends to take care of in it The body is pretty solid with only a few rust and dent issues. I got her for $8000. Im restoring the car now not a concours or a rotis job. Just get everything right & safe on it!! I plan on it being a weekend cruiser and friday night Drag car.

At this point I have it up on jacks and have removed the entire suspension and am replacing everything. Next will be getting the body prepped for painting. I am going with the original color and striping. The blue and abient together look great. It has a set of old school American Racing wheels on it that Im going to polish up and keep on the car. Lots of work to do but Im enjoying every minute of it. I found this forum from a guy over on the Garage Journal forum. Well I gotta go got lots a work to do!!

Here are some Pic's:
Please tell me at least the engine needs to be rebuilt? When I read of someone finding a nice car like that with a 429 at that kind of price I feel bad about what I paid for mine. Beautiful car welcome from Washington State.

Jim

 

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Welcome from the Eastern Shore, this is a great site, i check it everyday always something good to read.... the people on here CARE about our cars and answer any question you can come up with. I also have a 73 Mach1 basket case, will be a couple of years before it see the road but it will make it.

 
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Welcome to the club from northern Nevada! Glad to have you here. Sounds like you've got a great ride there... take a look under the "More" dropdown box at the top of the page and click "Forum Help FAQs" for some help with posting pics. Can't wait to see what you've got!
Thanks! Pic's are up! I normally on other forums just move them to snap fish and copy them from there!!! I'l figure that part out later!



Welcome from the land of nuts and fruits.

Sounds fast.

We are trying to get our hands around suspension kits, so please keep us informed in regards to:

1. Part #'s

2. Spring specs(especially UNINSTALLED spring height and diameter)

3. Amount of liquid/type/brand consumed

so we can properly budget our own projects.
Will do on the info! I bought just a basicially stock kit though from Laurel Mountain Mustang. It does have larger F&R sway bars though. Also a new power steering box and odds and ends I bought from NPD.

Heres the one I bought it was $869 + $95 Shipping!

http://www.laurelmountainmustang.com/products/1971-1973-super-suspension-kit-sb



Welcome to the site from another Marylander. Car must scream with that engine.

Alan L
Thanks for the Welcome! Wow your pretty close about 30 miles. Feel free to come on down and give me a hand anytime you like!! :D



Sounds sweet, I'd love to hear it. Mine makes me giggle.:p
The 1st time I went to look at it my son and his daughter went with me. She's 4 when the guy fired the car up she shot across the parking lot! All I saw was butt and elbows!!!! Everytime I fire it up I get a Big O'le Smile on my face! Like this :D
Welcome John. Glad you found your way over from GarageJournal.

Nice car.

T

 
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