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Howdy from China Spring, TX. I am glad to find this website of other enthusiasts of a very misunderstood mustang. I have two mustangs, both 72 Grande's.

One, (red & white top) was originally purchased by my aunt, which I purchased from her as my first car and drove throughout high school. After HS, I was looking for parts, and came accross another 72 that only had 39k miles on it so I bought it. Only problem (to me anyway) was that is was gold with ginger interior. I am in the process of restoring the gold 72 right now. I would post pics but, she is in the shop getting prepped for paint.

I am converting the color to a chrysler platinum silver metallic....which is very similar to the pewter...but has a little corser metallic flake. It will also have a mach 1 side stripe when done. No badging....just the stripe.

The Ginger interior is being changed to Black. I am putting in the mach 1 style seats with gray accent. I am also adding a chin spoiler, and replacing the rear valance with the dual exhaust cutouts.

Rims will be either Magnum 500....or Torq Thrust M...or something similar. I am still conflicted on this part.

Finally, the 351c will be replaced with a 350hp 331 and AOD. I am going to keep the 351c and rebuild as I get more money. I know this might be sacrilge....but I have access to the "free" 331, AOD and all necessary wiring, etc from my brother in law, as he is upgrading his 91 mustang with a supercharged 347 stroker. The 331 doesn't even have 5k miles on it.

Again....glad to be here and I will post pictures when she gets back from shop.

Thomas

 

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::welcome:: to the site , this is the place for all 71-73 Mustangs, best site on the web,

you will find help, advice , plus parts from several dealers here.

 

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Good to see these clydesdales getting the tlc they deserve... Your models won't get frowned upon here. Welcome home!

 

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::welcome::

Welcome to the club, Thomas! Glad to have you here - looking forward to more updates.

 

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Welcome from North Carolina! ::welcome:: Look forward to the interaction!

 

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My brother also has a white 73 fastback. I called him and told him he needs to register.

 

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+1 on that!

 

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Welcome to the site from West Michigan. It sounds like a couple of nice projects. As for the 331... go for it! The windsor motors have tons of aftermarket support and can make great power... you certainly can't beat the price!

 
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::welcome:: from EastTenn

 

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Welcome from N. Alabama! So, I take it you are going to go with the fuel injection on the 331? That will be an interesting build. Glad to have you join!

 

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Welcome from Phoenix. We don't care what you do to it as long as you are in love with your car!

But I do have to ask... where are the pictures.

What the heck is a 331?

 

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Welcome from North Carolina! ::welcome:: Look forward to the interaction!

Welcome from Phoenix. We don't care what you do to it as long as you are in love with your car!

But I do have to ask... where are the pictures.

What the heck is a 331?
The 331 is a "stroked" 302. The engine is a 5.0L (302) out of a 91 mustang. So at the end of the day, it will be a fuel injected 331 stroker. Since my brother in law has all the parts needed, we are going to convert it. He has been building 5.0L mustangs for years, so I know I will be getting a quality build.

After I get the Cleveland pulled, I am going to build it up and put the Aussie heads on it for my other project. That one will be alot of fun to build. I had some reservations about switching motors, since I have always loved the Clevelands. However, this will be the Wife's and Daughter's car at the end of the day, so it will be nice having a turn key, fuel injected, disc brake car.

 

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::welcome:: From San Diego. The 331 sounds like a good deal.

 

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Thanks for all the warm welcomes. I have mustang overload from looking at all the threads and pictures. You guys have some really awesome stangs! I feel humbled by my little project.

 
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