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just got the 73 mach1 today what a project oh well.does anyone know how i can be sure its a true mach,is thier any sure tell ways i did a partial vin check not the door tag yet it said it was a 351 2v out of dearborne michagan is the engine a windsor or cleavland the vin is 3f0sh249716
 

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A Mach would have an 05 in the VIN..the number you posted is 3f0sh..etc..it probably is 3f05h..double check it..all Machs for that period had an 05 in it...

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Congrats on the new car, I hope its not more of a project than you were expecting <G>? I know mine is! Post some pics when you can!

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thanks teebone your right its 05 not 0s its a true mach great what about the engine is it winsor or cleavland ?
 

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ill post pics soon just want to take a couple of welding classes first before i start.feel embarased to show its ugliness right now
 

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I don't think a windsor was offered in '73..the Machs had only 2 engine options for '72 and '73..either a 302 or a 351 Cleveland..the best way to check is pull a valve cover..the Clevelands have staggered valves..the rockers are not in a straight line

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thanks teebone seems you know alot about the 71-73 years.do you think the cars from these years will gain more popularity and respect as those before them
 
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Actually, you don't have to pull anything apart. Clevelands have a thermostat housing pointing straight up from the block and a timing chain area cast into the block. Windsors and 302's have a "wet" intake so the thermostat housing in on the intake not the block. There are a bunch of other external clues but these are the easiest.

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C also have larger Valve covers and 8 bolts compared to 6 for the windsor holding them down

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