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Just to introduce myself, I have owned 16 mustangs so far all 69-70 with the exception of an 83 5.0 GT. I am not new to Mustangs but I am new to the 71-73's. Mine was built as a fleet rental car. Originally green 302 car with a tan interior. I bought it like it sits. I will be adding a tach to the dash, new rear springs, ram air assembly, rear Mach 1 trim, tilt column, disc brakes and possibly 15 inch wheels. I have a 351C 4V as a spare that I may replace the stock 302 but I want to drive and enjoy for a bit first. This body style has grown on me and although the outer skin looks different, it seems to be quite similar to the 69-70's underneath. I also have a 41 Studebaker Champion 5 window with a Ford 302 and a 1960 F100 with a 351W. Ford all the way. I live in southwest KY.

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Nice looking car.

I do like Studebakers, they've always had their own unique styling. I had an aunt and uncle who wouldn't own anything else, really pissed them off when Studebaker went out of production. The last car they owned was one of the last American built 1964 Larks.

Before you start looking for an in dash tachometer you should take a look at Rocketman's (Bob) conversion. He'll take your idiot light pod and convert it into a 3-wire tachometer that looks factory, part number M7123S.

Bob is a forum member and advertiser/site supporter

Rocketman's Classic Mustang Innovations (rccinnovations.com)

Welcome from Oregon.

 
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A very good looking car. Welcome from Oklahoma. If you are considering new springs look at Eaton Detroit Springs. They are the only ones that have the correct ride height. Search this site for the stories about rear springs. Chuck

 
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Welcome from Southern Ohio.   Nice looking car.   Sounds like you have a good  plan in place.  You come to the right site for your 71.  Lots of friendly people willing to help and tons of good info.

 
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Hello and a warm welcome form SW Ontario, Canada.

Very nice looking car, doesn't appear to need much other than the things you want to do to it.

As others have mentioned, tach conversion from Bob aka Rocketman at RCCI. (here's a pic of my car's tach conversion).

Rear springs definitely from Eaton Detroit Springs, NPD sell them as well as directly from Eaton's. A long post, but I attached a link to some really good Eaton's videos.

 https://7173mustangs.com/forums/topic/36373-an-interesting-and-informative-video-from-eaton-detroit-springs/?do=getNewComment

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Welcome from NC. Great car, man. 

+1 on the endorsement for the Rocketman tach. 

 
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