My 1973 Mach 1 restoration project
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I have spent every available hour stripping the old girl down to nothing and have succeeded! As I removed parts I stripped them and rebuilt them as I went along. This past week was very productive and informative. I found the my 351C is actually a 351 CJ. I also found the the c6 tranny that they said was in it is actually a FMX. Well with than being said I continued what I started. I rebuilt the steering box, power steering pump, rear end and the transmission this week. I also opened the engine to find a large amount of metal in the pan. After looking I found the the number 4 piston through the bearing and actually welded the rod and cap together and trashed the crankshaft. I called the guy I bought it from and ask if he new where i could get a crank and some other parts for the engine. He told me to come down (3 hour drive) and he has a crank for the car. This is what I came home with for $400.00. Sooner or later the Mustang Gods shine on all of us.
   
   
   
   

So my sunday was spent driving and getting cool stuff for the old girl. He also gave me a 351C block and a set of 4V heads along with all the goodies.

I am again happy...
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#2
Wow great find! Seems like youve been busy! SSig_goodjob
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#3
Sounds like you made of lot of progress! The parts sound like they were well worth the drive. Keep the pictures and updates coming.
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#4
Good stuff
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#5
All I wanna know is did you have to Kiss him? Cause all those parts for $400... was a gift! Enjoy! SSp_happybday2 JTS 71 Mach1
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#6
Actually he said he was tired of them taking up space in his shed. When I got there he is the one that said for $400.00 I would like for you to take them all. It will keep me from remembering that I made a mistake in getting rid of the car...But if he wanted a kiss for the amount of parts he gave me, I would have had to give some serious consideration to that option! Luckily, I brought him a 6 pack of Heineken and he was happy.
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#7
Wow, seems to me you fell into a gold mine. I found a 4 barrel intake in the area I was in last week for $50. Needless to say by the time I called it was already sold.
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