Tony Paulek's '73 Mustang Mach I
Showroom-stock is the order...
Showroom-stock is the order of the day when it comes to the underhood appearance on Tony's car. Every hose, clamp, and component is correct. The air conditioning was added by Bill's Mustang Restoration, but you can't tell because all factory-style components were used.
- 351 Cleveland 4V
- Four-bolt cylinder block
- 4.00-inch bore
- 3.50-inch stoke
- 355 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm
- 266 horsepower
- 8.6:1 compression ratio
- 4V open-chamber cylinder heads
- 77cc chamber volume
- 2.19 intake and 1.71 exhaust valves
- Hydraulic camshaft, 0.490-inch lift, 270/180 duration @ 0.050
- Cast-iron factory 4V intake manifold
- Autolite 4300 600-cfm carburetor
- Single-point vacuum-advance distributor
AOD four-speed automatic overdrive
2,500-rpm stall speed torque converter
The '71-'73 Mach Is used the...
The '71-'73 Mach Is used the same rear spoiler as the '69-'70 Mustang. As you can see, there is no shock-absorbing provision on the rear bumper. Car models that were carried over to '74 were redesigned to have energy-absorbing bumpers both front and rear. This shot also shows how small the 14-inch wheels look by more modern standards. With those enormous wheelhouses, a 16- or 17-inch wheel could easily fit and still have good proportions when compared to the overall size of the car.
Stock dual exhaust
Front: Stock, Autolite shock absorbers
Rear: Stock, Autolite shock absorbers
Front: Stock 11-inch disc, single-piston calipers
Rear: Stock 9-inch drum
Front: Factory forged aluminum 5-slot, 14x6
Rear: Factory forged aluminum 5-slot, 14x6
Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P225/70R14
Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P225/70R14
Original white vinyl interior, high-back bucket seats, black carpeting, Custom Auto Sound stereo, twin 6x9 speakers, three-point seatbelts, factory A/C conversion
DuPont Chroma Premier basecoat/clearcoat in original Medium Copper Metallic color, functional Ram Air hood conversion