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73QCodeMach1F

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Location
Clinton Township, MI
My Car
1973 Mach 1 Q Code 351CJ, 4 speed manual, bright red.
2004 Mustang GT Convertible (Mach 1 Tribute)
Been lurking on the forum for quite a while now, finally have a reason to participate!

My name is Heather and I have a 1973 Mach 1 Q code 4 speed, inherited from my grandpa.
He bought this car when I was about 5 years old (I’m 26 now). Took me to every local car show and cruise he could find. Taught me how to detail it and a little bit of how to work on it. He passed away in 2016 from cancer and left the car to me. After some finagling over the course of 7 years.. I finally got the car a few weeks ago. Been to a few shows and a cruise since having it home, fixing up a few things that needed attention and upgrading a few others. The engine is very well built (attached is my custom show board I designed for it listing all upgrades, my own drawing as well). My grandpa loved drag racing and had many cars over the years, many Mustangs especially, this one ended up being his favorite in the end and he made it into a very nice street car. This car was my introduction to the automotive world, the reason I’m obsessed with cars. It started many friendships for me, it was my inspiration when I bought my 2004 GT convertible (I wanted an 03/04 Mach at the time but budget didn’t allow) I turned it into a Mach 1 tribute car (everything but the badging,) plus full exhaust, headers, cold air intake and tune. They make an awesome pair side by side! Wish grandpa could have seen them both together. Looking forward to learning a lot here and making new friends.
Glad to be an owner of one of the best Mustangs ever made!
 

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How very cool that you now own the car you grew up with. It is beautiful. Sometimes, in life, saving something you remember always being there keeps you young, and you can always see your Grandfather in that car, so you have him forever. That Mach is a cool "bookend" to your newer Mustang. All the Best.
 
Been lurking on the forum for quite a while now, finally have a reason to participate!

My name is Heather and I have a 1973 Mach 1 Q code 4 speed, inherited from my grandpa.
He bought this car when I was about 5 years old (I’m 26 now). Took me to every local car show and cruise he could find. Taught me how to detail it and a little bit of how to work on it. He passed away in 2016 from cancer and left the car to me. After some finagling over the course of 7 years.. I finally got the car a few weeks ago. Been to a few shows and a cruise since having it home, fixing up a few things that needed attention and upgrading a few others. The engine is very well built (attached is my custom show board I designed for it listing all upgrades, my own drawing as well). My grandpa loved drag racing and had many cars over the years, many Mustangs especially, this one ended up being his favorite in the end and he made it into a very nice street car. This car was my introduction to the automotive world, the reason I’m obsessed with cars. It started many friendships for me, it was my inspiration when I bought my 2004 GT convertible (I wanted an 03/04 Mach at the time but budget didn’t allow) I turned it into a Mach 1 tribute car (everything but the badging,) plus full exhaust, headers, cold air intake and tune. They make an awesome pair side by side! Wish grandpa could have seen them both together. Looking forward to learning a lot here and making new friends.
Glad to be an owner of one of the best Mustangs ever made!
Welcome from WI. Thats a great story and it looks like you’re well on your way to keeping his legacy running strong!
 
Hey Heather, it’s about time you joined this site! Lol. Glad you did cause your story that goes along with the car your grandpa left to you is priceless!
I haven’t been to any shows this year except for the Dream Cruise, not even one Monday night show. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to one before the end of the year, would be great to see you guys again. Anyway glad you got things worked out with the 73 Mach and hope to see you soon.
 
Would you know the size of the wheels you have on the back?
I’m guessing 15x10
They look perfect
It doesn’t look like anyone has any 10 inch ones available anymore.
Thanks View attachment 81315
Thanks, yes 15x10s running 275/60R15 107S M+S tires. I have yet to see the deep dish magnums on any other car and I’ve been looking.
 
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