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  1. Classic Talk
    Hello All! My name is Carver Boldman. I am 17 years old, and am part of a family that loves cars! My uncle paints cars professionally in California, and my Dad, brother and I restore classic cars for a hobby. Over the past 10 years or so we have restored many vehicles including but not limited...
  2. Classic Tech
    Hey everybody, I am in the process of removing the oil pan to replace the gasket. I have removed the tubular cross member which is located near the front end of the oil pan but still can't seem to get the pan to drop. After reading some more about others attempting the same thing, the idea of...
  3. Introductions
    Thanks for looking. My wife and I are new to the site. We have a bright red 1973 Mach 1, numbers matching Mustang. We also have a 1972 Mustang Sprint edition (made for only 2 mos in honor of the Olympics). *We also have the 1972 pinto and maverick to match the mustang 1972 sprint (from what we...
  4. Classic Talk
    So my mustangs completely ready for the road, as am I. I'm just completely confused on how to legally get it on the road. i have not bought my first tags yet btw. i just need a walk through as to what i need to do in the cheapest possible way? P.S. i have an open title from the previous owner...
  5. Introductions
    Hey everyone I'm new to the forums here and I'd like to bounce an idea out there to see what kind of response I get and to see if there are rules against such things. I have a friend that owns a 1973 Mach 1 and I'm trying to get people together to donate to getting it fully restored by a local...
  6. Classic Talk
    I was accidentally sold a 750 cfm Edelbrock carburetor for my stock 302! I didn't realize it until i started it and listened to it. Anyways im going to trade it in to my buddy for another carburettor, im not sure what cfm to get! im not sure if mpg is at any expense but if it is, id like to not...
  7. Classic Tech
    I was driving home to day and my brake pedal felt very soft and mushy, so to speak. When I got home I opened the hood and a little bit of smoke was coming from the master brake cylinder. Upon closer inspection, the rear compartment was almost dry and the front one's brake fluid was very dirty. I...
  8. Classic Tech
    I have spent the day researching previous forum posts regarding the waxing of my 1973 Mustang convertible and am still unsure which product to use. (Please note that I have a new 2012 metallic brown Jetta) For the mustang I was considered the Meguiar's Cleaner Wax - Liquid however the body of my...
  9. Classic Tech
    Hi all, I have a 1973 Convertible with H Code Heads and a 2V Carb. I would like to exchange these for heads and carb that came off another 351 C Q Code car with 4 V, (I am also exchanging cams) My questions are first will this add to the HP considerably? Secondly, should I change pistons while...
  10. Classic Tech
    I am posting this as a review of the Summit Racing 600 cfm 4 barrel carburetor which can be viewed here; Summit Racing SUM-M08600VS - Summit Racing Street & Strip® Carburetors - Overview - SummitRacing.com I couldn't find a post reviewing this carb and wanted to share my experience. If this has...
  11. Classic Tech
    The Car: 1973 Mustang Coupe with 351 Cleveland backed by an FMX. The car came with a Kragen re-manufactured engine, and had developed a bad knocking noise. Taking apart the engine revealed a cam lope completely ground-down and the corresponding lifter was concave. I rebuilt the engine myself...
  12. Classic Tech
    On my 1973 Mustang Convertible I have a broken convertible top hadle lock that i need to replace. I see there is a large torx bolt holding it on. Is there any way to replace it without taking the whole top apart? Thanks Ryan
  13. Classic Talk
    Hi all, I have a '73 convertible and I'm looking for someone who knows their way around classic Mustangs and carbureted engines. Jersey shore area would be ideal, though I'm willing to travel (central/northern NJ) for a great mechanic. My car is a daily driver and is not restoration-level...
  14. Classic Tech
    I have a tapping in my the 73 302 that I rebuilt. I torqued the rockers to 20 lbs. The cam is new and the lifters are new. The push rods are the same. Non of them were bent. It is on the passenger side. Doesn't seem to be an exhaust leak. The motor has ran for about 20-30 minutes total...
  15. Classic Tech
    my father recently passed and he left me his 1973 mustang, and despite some minor fixes to it that need to be made, the main thing is that there are no keys to start the car. so i was wondering if anyone knows where i can get a new ignition switch (i think that's what it's called, or whatever...
  16. Classic Tech
    So my dad, brother and I just picked up a 1973 Mach1 with the 351c engine at a car auction, and are looking to beef up the sound of the exhaust a bit, with some hp gains if possible. I have no experience with classic cars, so I am coming to you for some help. I've read into it a bit, and have...
  17. Classic Tech
    This was not even 1 mile from my house I have been dreaming about it for over a year. Finally about a week ago the put a for sale sign on it. I knew I had to have it. I had just bought 2 fox bodies a few months back so I knew I had to sell them first or my wife would kill me lol. So on...
  18. Classic Tech
    hi I found a trunk release cable in mustangs unlimited but they only go up to 1970 on the classic years does anybody know if i can just install on of these years on my 1973 coupe or know where i can buy one made for my mustang
  19. Classic Tech
    i have a 1973 mustang with 302 crate and c4 tranny it won't go in 1st but works form 2 to drive i was told it was the fly wheel which i can replace i just want to pin point the problem any help
  20. Classic Talk
    as of right now i have a 302cid motor in my car...not the original but the same year and i want something biger and has more balls. I was thinking a big block like a 390 or 460 because i know my car is made for a big block motor but i was also thinking a 351w motor. like the one used in...
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