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So, first car was a '71 Grande I bought from my grandfather when I was 16, sold it when I was 19 to go to college.   I just bought a '73 Convertible last August that I decided to have restored/modified professionally.

I had the tired 351 (over 200k miles) replaced with a 347 Stroker (Terminator X Multiport EFI) from Prestige Motorworks here in Charlotte.  The front suspension was replaced with a TCP coilover system.  I had a little bit of rust repaired.  It has been repainted in Ford Redfire Metallic, disc brakes at all four corners, new Bowler 4R70W automatic transmission, etc.  I will be putting the new interior in myself. New wheels/tires will also be added in the next week or two.  ForgeSpeed has had the car almost a year, but we appear to be in the home stretch.

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Welcome from Oklahoma. The car look s good. Chuck

 

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Welcome from Central New York.

I think you're gonna have some fun with that ride!

Mike

 

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Welcome from Ohio.  It's going to be very nice looking once done.   Make sure you post some pictures after you have it completed.

 

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Hi and Welcome!  Nice Ride!  What kind of EFI system are you using and what tank?  I have been considering doing the same for my 72 Mach 1 but the roadblock is mostly the gas tank and an exterior electric fuel pump.  Options for 71 to 73 Mustangs are few......

 

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Welcome from NC (Greensboro area).

Awesome looking vert you have there!

 
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Welcome from Florida!

Funny how the TV show teams like Overhaulin' can strip an old driver and turn it into a showpiece in a week, but real life shops all seem to take over a year!

 

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Welcome from MO! Fun times coming soon!

 

CLT73C

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Thanks for such a warm welcome.  Regarding the question above about EFI/Fuel tank, the best place to find more details is at www.prestigemoto.com.  It is a Holley terminator X with a multiport setup.  You can see the dyno run here.


The EFI Fuel delivery system is from www.aeromotiveinc.com.  Prestige actually provided the motor, fuel delivery system, cooling system and all the related bits.  The suspension if from TCP.  The brakes are Wilwood. The paint is Ford Redfire Metallic. The transmission is from Bowler.

I also have a '68 Coupe that has been modified aesthetically to look like a GT/CS.  I will be using ForgeSpeed to make a few improvements once they have all the parts in.  Those include Edelbrock Pro Flo 4 EFI, Edelbrock top end kit and disc brakes rear conversion (already has front discs).  The car was a complete restoration about 13 years ago (14k miles) and really does not need anything cosmetically.

 
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Welcome from Western North Carolina. I am in Hendersonville and come to Charlotte or Concord for shows at the Mustang Owner's Museum. Will have to meet up one trip. I have several verts and my original 73 Mach 1.

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I have a house on Lake James as well, so I am in your neck of the woods quite often.  I might actually end up keeping the car garaged up there instead of Charlotte, but have not decided yet.  It will definitely be more fun to have the convertible in the mountains...

 

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Welcome (back) from Washington state! Looks nice already, going to be a looker when it's done.

 

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Restoring and fixing as I go.

Welcome from Charlotte as well .  Beautiful car, love the paint job !

 
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