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Old 05-19-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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73 mach 1 project.

Hi everyone. First time poster, long time viewer. I am completely restoring a 73 Mach 1 with a GT package from a 2010 mustang GT. Went with rear coil suspension and wide drag slicks. Car is just a racer. Twin turbo'd 302 with bored pistons, stroker kit and upgraded camshaft and aluminum edelbrock heads. Need ideas to push out more power. I do have 4.11 gearing in a 9" ford rear end. Any ideas will help. I know I'm probably forgetting a lot that I did to it but I'll remember later.
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Oh and I put 96lb injectors in it.
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How much power is it putting out now?


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Are you doing a restomod? I'm confused
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Yes I am doing a restomod and I was going to put in a modded out 302 but I'm thinking about putting in a 460 and doing everything to it that I did to the 302. Any thoughts?? Still need advice on what to do to get more horsepower out of it. The 302 was pushing out 575 HP and 560 ft lbs of torque.... But that's what the 460 does stock..... So idk what I'll be getting out of it.
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Update. I am pushing out 745hp and 652 ft lbs of torque with the 460 stroker twin turbocharged.
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73 mach 1 project.

Good God, that's strong. Is that RWHP? And how much boost? Are carbed or fuel injected?


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It is dual carburated with dual fuel injectors. Same set up as a 91' camaro 350, but built with ford parts. Ram air, and twin cold air intakes. I am getting 205hp from the turbos. And an additional 30hp from the ram air and intakes. The 460 is stroked out to be a 502 with an upgraded racing camshaft. 4.11:1 rear gearing and yes that is 745 rwhp. The torque isn't exact (I used an online torque calculator but it should be close). Edelbrock carbs, holley intake manifold and heads. Ford racing aluminum valve covers. And the 460 motor was originally out of a 77 ford truck, so it is still original to the 70's like my mach 1 is.... Just with a lot of performance upgrades. I do need some advice on interior.
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As I said in my first posting, the mach 1 has a GT package from a 2010 mustang gt. It was my dads old car, he just upgraded to the 2015 and let me use the '10 for parts upgrades. So I took everything that made it a GT and put it in the 73. Had to modify a lot but it surprisingly fit in really close. Just some clearance issues. Heavy duty rear sway bar, the whole nine yards. Power steering and the braking system from a 97 f350 power stroke with the 7.3. Again, this mustang is far from being completed and need ideas for the interior. I do NOT want back seats though. And the car is white with black accents.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:40 PM   #10
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Maybe get some Recaro racing seats for it. Do you plan on putting a roll cage in it?


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This car sounds awesome, what is ur exhaust setup?are u running tuned headers? Think I saw aftermarket rear seat delete somewhere, I'll have to look. We need pics or it isn't real, lol.

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I am putting in a custom roll cage underneath the interior trim. I did a custom 'header back' exhaust. The car has 4, 3" pipes that come out two on each side of the car. One in front on the back tire and one just behind the back tire. That is on both sides. My exhaust manifolds are custom built to allow the turbos to breathe better and for the pure power of the 460. I was able to fabricate them pretty easily in my garage. And I am not posting any pictures of the car until its done. I will post pictures of my sketch-ups for the layout of things when I can get to a computer.
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I was actually thinking about getting racing seats for it. The 2015 NPD catalog has some pretty nice racing seats and I also found a few online. But both sets are $1000+ for just the two front seats and that's exactly in my budget at the moment. Anyone have any places where to get two racing feats for relatively cheap? I only need the front two seats.
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The twin cold air intakes are piped directly to the intake on the turbos. And I am using a 06' Cummins intercooler for the turbos.
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Sounds like a very impressive piece. I'd love to see some pictures of it.


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Summit racing sells kirkey drag seats for around 150 a pop


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As I said, I'm not posting any actual pictures of the car until its done, but I will post pictures of my sketchups for how I wanted things to lay out. And I will definitally look into those seats, thanks. I don't know much about how to do any more weight reduction in the car. It is currently at 2958 lbs and my target it 2500-2700. Any ideas.
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73 mach 1 project.

I'd say look into getting fiberglass/aluminum body pieces and bumpers. Unless you've already done so. Same goes for aluminum heads. But probably not to much more you can do. Just things here and there.


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That seems pretty light for all that power
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If the block was aluminum then you'd probably be at your desired weight. But you might need to do a few other things.


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I'd say start with stripping out all the unneeded parts from the interior, trim panels, sound deadening and scrape off all of the undercoating, a few pounds here band there adds up


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I'd say start with stripping out all the unneeded parts from the interior, trim panels, sound deadening and scrape off all of the undercoating, a few pounds here band there adds up


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This. Having recently stripped my interior, I can say all the deadening, carpet, hardware, etc adds up. Also as mentioned see about fiberglass fenders and hood, that should save you a lot more weight. How much of a racer are you making? If you want to get crazy, see what the regulations are for rear window and door glass.
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I'm calling BS on this one. I worked for a few years on mine and put up photos all along the way. Was glad to get each job accomplished and happy to show off my hard work each time I got closer to being able to drive it again. But not 1 photo until it's finished. Right....waddaya think Dean?
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I'm calling BS on this one. I worked for a few years on mine and put up photos all along the way. Was glad to get each job accomplished and happy to show off my hard work each time I got closer to being able to drive it again. But not 1 photo until it's finished. Right....waddaya think Dean?

I have my doubts too, but I'll play along...
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73 mach 1 project.

To be honest I've never met someone who didn't want to share their car's restoration. I mean us classic car enthusiasts live for that stuff. We love seeing old abandon cars, turned into gems. I personally love seeing every tiny little detail of the progress in the restoration. That's just me.
I mean I'm posting about my Challenger's restoration on my thread, on this mustang forum. I didn't expect it to get as much attention as it's getting. It looks like crap at the moment, but it's something that you look back on. And say my car looked like that at one time now it's absolutely beautiful.

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I'm calling BS on this one. I worked for a few years on mine and put up photos all along the way. Was glad to get each job accomplished and happy to show off my hard work each time I got closer to being able to drive it again. But not 1 photo until it's finished. Right....waddaya think Dean?
I called bs as soon as he said he was think about changing the motor and having it fully switched out the motor and all the mods on it in 3 days I have never seen a shop work that fast and to get the hp he had to have put it on a dyno and that would give tq too


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73 mach 1 project.

See I have no problem posting this...
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Yea, it looks bad, but in time it will be beautiful. And it's not even going to be painted yellow.
Just give us something to see, because they're right. For all we know this car you are talking about doesn't exist. We've seen no proof, and with the power figures that you're claiming, it's just hard to believe with out seeing it. It's definitely possible for a hopped up boost 460 stroker, but show us something.

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73 mach 1 project.

Now it's a shell. It looked like that, but most of the body work is done. All the replacement body pieces I needed are either on or waiting to be put on the car. Plus I did a lot of engine work and did an auto to manual swap.
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And she's going to look like that.
Made an offer on a 64 GTO and I'm looking for an AMC. I love doing restorations, it's my calling.

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Damn guys, that stuff is so cool.
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Yep...nice....that's what I'm talkin about. My 66GT coup stores boxes for current project. 19' tunnel hull drag boat. Off the streets and on the creeks. Click image for larger version

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Took a few screenshots of the 73 from my Facebook when I first bought it just to satisfy you guys. I'm not one to fall into peer pressure but its only to get you all to shut up about it "not being real"

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More pics to come but that's all you guys are getting for now.

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I really can't afford the fiberglass body panels and I still want the car to look stock on the inside and out. (Kind of) I still want it to be street legal and have all the interior trim.

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In that case your not going to get too much lighter than you are right now. Fiberglass body pieces and interior strip, you'd be there no doubt. Which it's already very light for a boosted 460 stroker. Now pictures of this engine would be nice.


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