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    New Toy

    So an itch needed scratching,

    The Viper can be a bit antisocial with only two seats and the Dog also did not fit in the car.
    So I started looking at Late Gen Camaros, there were lots for sale on the European mainland but most were salvage cars, shipped to Eastern European countries, repaired and then sold with a clean title!!!! Saying No accident history Its Big business.

    So I had a rethink on what was needed.......

    So I ended up buying a Nimitz class American Aircraft carrier

    Here's a few pics of the New toy.
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    Now I don't know much about these cars or Engines, but its a 302, 5ltr V8 with aftermarket tube headers.
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    Interior has been changed a bit, its got aftermarket seats in the front (but the originals come with the car) Centre console parts are missing
    it needs weatherstripping around doors / windows to make it watertight.
    Small leak from the power steering pump where the line enters the body of the pump.
    Car is a recent Import from California so its fairly rot free. its not a Concourse show condition car, but I was not looking for that.
    this is something we can attend car shows in, with me driving the Viper and the rest of the family driving the Mustang.
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    I do need to get a few missing bits and pieces but Im sure there are aftermarket classic car parts companies out there?

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    Great looking old Mustang and that should turn many a head at car shows in Great Britain!! Bet you are looking forward to the next family outing, ha?
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    Love it!
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    Looks like outnumbered may be a little biased on the color ,ha!
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    Congrats Mark, it looks a beauty

    I've had 5 mustangs, including a 1972 convertible which I stripped down almost to a shell, and used it as our wedding car. I owned it from 1989 to 1997. Mine needed lots of metal replacement. At that time 71-73 parts were hard to find in the pre-internet days, but you should be slightly better catered for now, even though some vendors concentrate on 65-70 parts. Hopefully your cowl area is ok, a hosepipe test will show up any issues with leaks into the car. Apart from that, they are easy to maintain.

    Have fun, my son who is now 26 is pictured in the car when he was a youngster!

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    Thanks Bill for the PM, I will check that out

    Thanks, Outnumbered, haha yes the colour does stand out! I can't wait to drive this thing with my Son, its going to turn a hell of a lot of heads

    I have no idea on the true mileage of this car only to say I was 12 years old in 1971 when this thing was being made

    I have been online and seen there is a forum and owners club for these cars so I will be signing up for that

    In the UK this qualifies as an Historic car, so there is no annual Vehicle inspection, and its Tax Exempt for road charges. Win Win.

    I just need to get the car watertight as it will be parked on the Front Drive. Viper reserves the Garage

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    Wow Paul, I had no Idea you used to have one of those! Your telephone may be ringing with me asking lots of questions haha!

    Nice Colour

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    Very cool!
    Lots of parts available, should be a great car!!!

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    Thanks Scot

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    Love the look of the fastback Mustangs - should be a lot of fun - congratulations!

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    Wondered why the pick upon acceleration was a little slow on the mustang, Think I found the problem with the main fuel line!

    Is that what they call Flatlining

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    Hey Paul, I may need your help, there's a whole bunch of problems under the shiny paint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy 18 View Post
    Hey Paul, I may need your help, there's a whole bunch of problems under the shiny paint!
    Oh dear! Nothing too bad I hope

    Not sure if you're on the MOCGB forum in the UK, it's free to join, there's plenty of 71-3 owners on there, one guy who I know from the Somerset area has a stack of parts for them

    There's also a whole bunch of vendors in the US that cater for them too

    Keep us updated on progress

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    I've just ordered over a thousand bucks worth of parts to try and get this thing roadworthy I will be coming back from the USA with a heavyweight suitcase!


 

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