1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe
Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
Classic Car Overview
1973 Mustang Mach I Sportsroof
Original 302 V8 Engine with original C-4 Cruise-O-Matic Transmission
Original 3.00 Standard Axle Ratio
Repainted in original color Medium Bright Yellow Paint
Marti Report available
1 of 1352 vehicles built with these Paint/Trim Codes
Additional Original Features:
Front Bucket Seats and Sport Deck Rear Seat (Seats 4 with seat belts)
Power Front Disc Brakes
Bumper Rub Strips
Air Conditioning (ice cold)
Rear Window Electric Defrost
Interior Décor Group
Owned & driven after restoration by Lou Pellegrini
1973 Mustang Mach 1 Motor Rebuild TAC notes 10/20/14
Remove motor from vehicle
Broke down motor to the bare block
Sent heads to machine shop resurface heads replace valve guides and seals
Reseat valves and Magnaflux heads (check for cracks)
Ordered and installed complete crank kit w bearings and seals
Installed new rings and 1 piston because it had a cracked skirt
Installed a mild cam and lifters with aprox 476 lift
Replaced timing chain and gears
Replace factory oil pump with high volume oil pump
Replace front and rear main seals along with a complete gasket kit (every seal and gasket in motor)
Plugs wires cap rotor points and condenser thermostat
Reinstalled flushed radiator changed all fluids including power steering
Replaced all belts
1973 Ford Mustang Mach I
Used paint stripper to take car down to metal.
There was no bondo on car but the rear quarters had some rust holes.
Rear lower quarters were cut out and new ones welded in.
Checked & repaired any imperfections on rest of body, then had car primed.
The engine and transmission were then removed from the car.
The transmission was serviced and resealed.
In the motor were installed new valve seals, new oil pump, new rear and front
seals, new water pump, new fuel pump, new timing chain, new radiator &
hoses, new heater core & hoses, and a new A/C compressor.
The motor was dressed up with valve covers, chrome oil pan and water outlet.
The air conditioning was converted to 134a.
A Edlebrock 600 4 barrel carb & Edlebrock dual plane intake manifold was
A new and upgraded 100amp alternator w/regulator was installed.
Before engine reinstallion, the engine compartment was painted original black.
After engine reinstallion, Penn Muffler installed a complete new exhaust system
with flow master mufflers.
Penn Muffler also installed a complete new brake system with new rotors, drums,
pads, linings, rubber brake lines & master cylinder. The emergency brake
cables were also replaced. New shocks were also installed.
All fuel lines were cleared and a new fuel tank and gas cap installed.
At Safe Lite Auto Glass, the windshield was pulled & resealed and a new molding
was installed. They also replaced all rubber seals & weatherstripping on
body, trunk and doors.
The sides and trunk deck have new original style stripes.
The hood stripe is a stencil.
The car was then sent back to the body shop and painted in base coat clear coat.
All outer door handles, locks, & bumpers have new replacements.
All of the marker lights were replaced with new OEM replacements.
The rear tail lights are original.
The entire interior was pulled from the car. The seats were undamaged.
New carpets with upgraded backing were installed.
The interior panels were redyed and a flex agent was added in the process.
The dash & drivers side arm rest had cracks. They were repaired with a flexible
material and re-dyed at the same time as the interior.
The head liner and seats were in exceptional condition and not changed.
While inside car we put an upgraded CD player and a new antenna assembly.
The factory oil gauge was replaced by the same size more accurate numerical one.
The head light switch was replaced.
Five (5) Ford 500 rims and four (4) BF Goodrich T/A radials with wheel locks
and chrome valve stem assemblies were purchased and installed.
Classic Car ID101010079
ConditionRestored and in great shape
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
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