Author Topic: Unrestored 8,000 mile 73 Mach 1 351 2v  (Read 207 times)

Offline 67gtasanjose

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Unrestored 8,000 mile 73 Mach 1 351 2v
« on: September 10, 2017, 06:46:11 PM »
Rare find parked next to me at Akon Ohio's local show.
I have many more shots (like 68 shots) and owner was ok with me taking as many shots as I wanted and sharing them at the site.

Jeff, if you have interest in the lot and contact info, pm me and I'll email them to you. I took many under hood shot and several interior shots. Much original documentation. Present owner is second owner. His late cousin bought it new. A lot of undercoating under the car so I didn't take any shots from down there. He had the original tires all on the car when he bought it and still has the original spare tire in the trunk. Unfortunately he got rid of all of the other tires. Only things claimed to have been replaced at this time are the battery, tires the fuel pump and the heater core.
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Offline 67gtasanjose

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Re: Unrestored 8,000 mile 73 Mach 1 351 2v
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 06:55:07 PM »
Few more
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Re: Unrestored 8,000 mile 73 Mach 1 351 2v
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 12:05:04 PM »
The same "Lack of Interest" in the '73's...even 44 years later!

Well, if anyone has interest in other shots, just ask or PM me. I rarely follow the '71-'73 category so I might miss a reply ;)
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Re: Unrestored 8,000 mile 73 Mach 1 351 2v
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 12:56:04 PM »
Having been trained and judged a couple of cars, I expected to see more raised washers under the hood area.  I thought they were present on the fenders and radiator apron. Most of what I can see is the standard fender bolt and flat washer. 73 used a washers that had a raised star or something sticking up from the flat washer area. Likely due to some government regulation change in sheet metal.

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Re: Unrestored 8,000 mile 73 Mach 1 351 2v
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 02:54:02 PM »
I have many more but my phone doesn't like to upload it seems more than 4 at a time.

I cannot vouch for what is "typical" for a '73 but I really doubt this car has been tampered with...IMHO, it is legit
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Re: Unrestored 8,000 mile 73 Mach 1 351 2v
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 03:04:29 PM »
Having been trained and judged a couple of cars, I expected to see more raised washers under the hood area.  I thought they were present on the fenders and radiator apron. Most of what I can see is the standard fender bolt and flat washer. 73 used a washers that had a raised star or something sticking up from the flat washer area. Likely due to some government regulation change in sheet metal.

Not sure what your referring to as "rasied" washers. Think I may know what your referring to - have found them on hood hinges on earlier 70 Mustangs and you'll find them  holding the top radiator clamps to the radiator support on in the link offered below. At the same time have other unrestored 73s with the flat washers at that location. Likely a time period related detail. For example I show the raised or wavy washers at the spot on 3F21577x  but on 3F22178x & 3F26295x they are flat. Just a couple of  examples

Here is a thread showing an unrestored  73 with similar fender bolts confirming what the pictures in this thread. Not sure what radiator support bolt heads your referring to

Not like there is a shortage of unrestored 73s out there compared to other years

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=18t3tocbhv8kjnrihinv9q4ir1&topic=7504.msg42694#msg42694

There is another unrestored 73 convertible thread - unfortunately can't find the thread at the moment but it has the same style fender bolts also



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Re: Unrestored 8,000 mile 73 Mach 1 351 2v
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 03:22:37 PM »
This example retains much of the original finishes on all hardware and likes. Well-preserved in many ways. TOO well preserved in areas shot with undercoating!
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Re: Unrestored 8,000 mile 73 Mach 1 351 2v
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 04:20:56 PM »
Yes, Jeff your link showed the raised washers on the shock towers inner fender and the radiator brackets. I was assisting Johnny at the SC show last year and it was point out as a 73 thing. Not sure of the exact look locations they were used. I just expect ted to see more of them.

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Re: Unrestored 8,000 mile 73 Mach 1 351 2v
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 04:33:44 PM »
Very cool. Always interested to see low mileage survivors, no matter what the year.  ;)
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