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Blmeis

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View attachment IMG_20151222_175701567.jpg Hi everyone. I'm Brian from San Antonio, TX. I have a 73 Mustang Convertible I'm currently restoring. Trying to get it road ready by this spring so we can go cruise the hill country!
 
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Blmeis

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Thanks! I was having some bad knock when she warmed up. I decided to have my 351C 4bbl rebuilt since it hadn't been done before so the engine is in the shop for about another week. Once I get the engine back and get it back in the car I'm gonna have to figure out why my steering is so loose!

 

Don C

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Welcome from Oregon.

You'll find a lot of threads in the forum about loose steering. I'd start with the rag joint and then the idler arm.

 

jpaz

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Hello & Welcome from Michigan! Nice looking ride. Check the pitman arm also for excess play.

 
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She is named Victoria and sports a 302 with a C4.
::welcome:: from San Diego, CA! Car looks great!

 

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1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 bright red, standard black interior,pb,ps
gauge package.rim blow steering wheel,15" magnum 500s,351 C 2bbl running a 4bbl Holley 600,MSD 6a with stock distributor and Pertronix,Comp cam mild grind, The Engine(rebuilt by me in 2002 for the second time the first rebuild I did was stock in 1995) made 305hp and 358 lb ft on the dyno. 9" 2.75 rear end,Global west sub frame connectors,620 front coils.Rear defroster. My parents bought my car brand new the year before I was born. I cherish it like my child.
Welcome From Rhode Island.

 

will e

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Howdy from Phoenix and from another 73 vert owner. I really like the way your car looks. The hood stripes are a nice touch. The lack of chrome molding works well with the color/stripes/top color too. And I like the wheels!

Oh, and you won't get the engine back in another week. haha. Machine shops and painters are never on time. :)

 

judge

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Welcome from the Virginia Coast.

 

luxstang

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::welcome:: from Luxembourg, Europe.

Now THAT's a cool vert. I looked at it and immediately exclaimed "wow!". My wife said the same btw.

Congrats!!!

 

Jeff73Mach1

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Pretty car, good luck with your project. as to the loose steering, inspect the ball joints and the idler and pitman arms. There is a procedure to adjust the steering box as well. Often a good modern alignment makes a lot of difference too.

When I bought my car and drove it home, it was terrifying the steering was so bad. An alignment cured most of the problems. Shocks made a huge difference as well.

 

jbojo

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Welcome from TriCities WA.

 

71 gbvert

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Welcome from Illinois! Very nice convertible- although I'm a little partial since I have a 71. But I do like the silver and black combination!

 

73pony

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Welcome from Iowa. Nice ride. I am in the process of chasing my down the wayward steering in mine too. I have determined the springs and shocks are shot as are the ball joints and all the bushings as they are all 1973 original.

 

Rozz

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Welcome, I love seeing another Texan join in. I just wish some of us could get together for a ride, that would look cool with 10-15 cars on the road together.

 

72MustangSprint

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Welcome, I love seeing another Texan join in. I just wish some of us could get together for a ride, that would look cool with 10-15 cars on the road together.
How about power tour? Its going all thru Texas. Would be a great time to cruise and represent 71-73 styl

Oh yeah, welcome from Nashville

 
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