Q Code ‘73 Mach 1

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davidfeldstein

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1973 Mustang Q Code Mach 1 Sportsroof
Hello,

New member here. Purchased a ‘73 Mach 1 Q code about a month ago! Had the car serviced for the first time since in my possession at a wonderful vintage auto garage here in the Atlanta area. The feedback I got from the tech was that while the body has had a nice repaint and the interior is original and in great condition, the underside and mechanicals have not been restored. The tech made sure to mention that he was excited to see that the car is “unmolested,” and hasn’t had anything done to it that needs to be undone. I’m really loving this car. Drives beautifully! Had the diff pinion seal replaced, new master cylinder, tune up, new spark plugs, oil change, had the dashboard lights brought back to life, and i know I’m forgetting other things they did for me. Some people on a Facebook page for muscle cars I belong to have been slamming this body style. But it’s the only one I’ve ever wanted. When I was a little kid, my mom drove me around in her ‘73 Gran Torino. So I have memories associated with this year. And even without those memories, this body style still grabs me. I’m posting a couple videos of a walk around I did last week after I had the car hand washed. Hope you guys enjoy. Thanks. David
 

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davidfeldstein

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1973 Mustang Q Code Mach 1 Sportsroof
Hello,

New member here. Purchased a ‘73 Mach 1 Q code about a month ago! Had the car serviced for the first time since in my possession at a wonderful vintage auto garage here in the Atlanta area. The feedback I got from the tech was that while the body has had a nice repaint and the interior is original and in great condition, the underside and mechanicals have not been restored. The tech made sure to mention that he was excited to see that the car is “unmolested,” and hasn’t had anything done to it that needs to be undone. I’m really loving this car. Drives beautifully! Had the diff pinion seal replaced, new master cylinder, tune up, new spark plugs, oil change, had the dashboard lights brought back to life, and i know I’m forgetting other things they did for me. Some people on a Facebook page for muscle cars I belong to have been slamming this body style. But it’s the only one I’ve ever wanted. When I was a little kid, my mom drove me around in her ‘73 Gran Torino. So I have memories associated with this year. And even without those memories, this body style still grabs me. I’m posting a couple videos of a walk around I did last week after I had the car hand washed. Hope you guys enjoy. Thanks. David
Sorry the videos overlap a bit. I’m not great at editing the original clip on my phone. Here’s a couple more clips I didn’t post yet.
 

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DaveMT

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1973 Mach-1 Sportsroof (1970, 351C-4V M-Code Motor, 4-Speed Toploader)
Sorry the videos overlap a bit. I’m not great at editing the original clip on my phone. Here’s a couple more clips I didn’t post yet.
I have a very similar Mach-1 but mine is 4-speed Toploader. I purchased it in 2020 after searching forever for a nice, reasonably priced 69 Mach-1 and fell in love with this "big nose" body style. I've had to do a little bit of of work to it but I absolutely love driving my nearly 50 year old Mustang. Mine does not have the original Q-code motor as the previous owner replaced the blown motor with a 1970 M-code 351C-4V. I've made some mods myself (5-leafs, 3.70 rear gears, Ford traction-lock differential, a Zoom performance clutch, Hooker headers and Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers with H-pipe, Edelbrock manifold and Holley 750 cfm carb, MSD distributor, etc.) to the tune around of $6000 and I'm not done yet. I recently completed reupholstering the seats (TMI product) and next winter its getting a little more radical hydraulic roller cam. The thing runs like a bat out of hell and I love it. I'm kind of glad that I didn't find a reasonably priced 69 Mustang after all.
 

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Greg

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I have a 71 Mach 1 grabber blue and white, a 73 Mach 1 Copper and White with power sunroof and a 73 Convertible all loaded
Nice car. I have a Q code one also. I read somewhere that the 71-73 won the most design awards when new or something like that. It is a great example of 70's design. When people talk down about them, I always think it is more about them than the car. My only complaint is that blind spot on the right rear and being under tall it doesn't help.
 
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