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(11-21-2015, 05:36 PM)JTS71 Mach1 Wrote: I feel it safe to say we are a true "enthusiasts" club above all. We are all based in our beloved Mach1's, Mustangs, and Ford's in general, but we still revere in the love of cars, and the passion they stir in our soles, as we restore them, work on them, or simply drive em like we stole them. It's something that is deeply ingrained in our hearts, and can't be ignored or forgotten as every time we see and old car sitting somewhere, it starts our brain thinking I could do this, or change that, or just rebuild it. No matter what it is. That my friends is what glues the people on this site together, an honest love for our old hunks of iron, even if all of them aren't Mach1's JTS 71 Mach1

Well said sir...I agree 100%
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#22
Ah the "darker" side of our lives.:)

I took a trip to Ohio over Thanks Giving to meet my two grandsons for the first time and did so in an all original 1971 VW Bug that I located in Tucson and purchased for my father-in-law. Three days of cross country travel in a 44 year old original car. It was a great trip.

While home I spent three days working with my son replacing the motor in his 1978 F-150 (cracked block) as well as converting from automatic to standard.

Then to make things interesting I purchased a 1976 Jeep J20 in northern Arizona that hasn't moved for over fifteen years. While visiting the area for a conference I was able to free the motor (the water pump was rusted solid), pre-prime for oil pressure, replace the started and start replacing missing wiring etc., and get it off the ground. Sadly there was not enough time or parts availability to get it to fire off on my short stay but that is the plan for the next time I'm back in the area - whenever that will be. I know Steve O - it's a Jeep!
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(12-17-2015, 03:04 AM)Steven Harris Wrote: Ah the "darker" side of our lives.:)

I took a trip to Ohio over Thanks Giving to meet my two grandsons for the first time and did so in an all original 1971 VW Bug that I located in Tucson and purchased for my father-in-law. Three days of cross country travel in a 44 year old original car. It was a great trip.

While home I spent three days working with my son replacing the motor in his 1978 F-150 (cracked block) as well as converting from automatic to standard.

Then to make things interesting I purchased a 1976 Jeep J20 in northern Arizona that hasn't moved for over fifteen years. While visiting the area for a conference I was able to free the motor (the water pump was rusted solid), pre-prime for oil pressure, replace the started and start replacing missing wiring etc., and get it off the ground. Sadly there was not enough time or parts availability to get it to fire off on my short stay but that is the plan for the next time I'm back in the area - whenever that will be. I know Steve O - it's a Jeep!

You Steven are the exact type of person I was describing when I wrote that. Only thing is you seem to do a lot of it as well. JTS 71 Mach1
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#24
A Jeep................what were you thinking lol : )
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#25
Hey Steven I saw a sticker on the back of a car last weekend and I thought of you (I wish my smilies worked)


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TRUE - Steve O.

I was raised on Land Cruisers out in Africa. Definite believer.

In fact I have a 1984 FJ 60 as one of my project vehicles. So why the Jeep?

I guess I needed something to work on. :)
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Well Guy's it's been awhile since I've talked about the "Jacobra". Other then cleaning it up a little, and searching some parts I haven't started tearing it apart yet. My son and I were working on the last hurdle to getting the shop up and workable, putting the insulation up and then a general cleaning / shit-canning. Well he's getting itchy so, he say's lets put the insulation off till fall, and work on the cars. Now I have a problem, if I don't finish something. It's pretty hard to go back to it, with the same want-to I had the first time, but I'm also getting kinda itchy to tear something apart. Deconstruction is always fun. So we decided to go for it and work on the cars. So I decided to take my "before" pictures and realized I hadn't taken any pics of the Jag since I got it. And i promised you all some pics. So here they are.
As you can see Its a pretty solid old car. The worst being the interior on the drivers side as they couldn't get the window up after the underhood fire and It sat a couple years with the window down and uncovered. Uuuggh to think someone would do that? You can see that the wiring underhood is pretty much toast. So I've tried without any luck, to get someone to sell me the underhood wiring. They all say its to hard to remove, and not worth the effort. Lazy butts. But I'm fixin to pull the engine and trans then we'll see what I've got. Wish me luck. JTS 71 Mach1


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#28
Thanks for uploading the pictures.

Keep us updated! I am looking forward to the process and progress.

My son is in for a few days and it is the plan to put his Maverick back together and send back to Ohio with it.

Next - my Toyota FJ 60!
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Steven, do you ever rest??? Good luck with the Maverick. Oh by the way when I complain about having to much to do. My wife tells me you can rest when you're dead. Go figure. JTS 71 Mach1
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