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    Posted: 30-April-2019 at 2:59PM
Hello to all. My name is Ken and I have actually been on the site lurking for years, but never registered as a new member. I've gained so much information from just reading all the post here. Almost ten years ago, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a 1973 GTS fastback, 400 2v, C6, factory A/C, column shift. 

Car was sitting way back in a (Texas) field, with for sale written on the back window. After finding the owner, he said couldn't get the car to start, and told me just go look it over, and let him know if I wanted it. Owner left me and my friend with the car, as he left not wanting to miss the start of Superbowl XLIII (43) 2009. 

After owner left, we stuck a hot battery in the car, opened the wired shut choke (reason car didn't start for owner), and poured a little gas in the carb. She blasted right off and ran smooth as silk. The old 400 is a little tired but not missing and smooth; also the C6 shifts perfectly. Needless to say, I did not hesitate the buy this car, and have now had it 10 years, parked inside a climate controlled building. It is in decent shape and is driven regularly.  

I'm now ready to start doing things to the car and I'm so happy this forum exist, as it helps save so much time with the knowledge experience that is here. 

I hope my introduction and intro. wasn't too long but just wanted to share the story. Thanks to all in advance, for any reply's to the questions I will be posting in the future.

Ken
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-April-2019 at 4:30PM
welcome ken! cool story Big smile i too ran across this site years ago while looking for parts for mine and the sport dash info here was invaluable when i converted my gauge cluster Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-May-2019 at 6:21AM
Welcome to the forum and great intro!  Great story and would love to see pics of the car. I have upgraded you to a new member so you have full website access and can post pics.  We'd love to see you car, so feel free to post some pics.

If you need help we have a detailed tutorial on how to post photos here:

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welcome ken.  great story and would love to see some pics 

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WELCOME to the Family!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GranTorinoMan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-May-2019 at 2:38PM
Welcome. A 73 with a 400 could be rare find. Ford had problems with the 400 early in 72. Your car no doubt has the new and improved 400, very cool.  
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 Can't wait to see the pics. Good to be out of the shadows. Welcome aboard.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mean steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-May-2019 at 3:59AM
Welcome. New to the site myself. Store similar to you as far as using the forum section for a few years before joining. Lots of good information and discussion, and so far nothing but good and helpful people.
Welcome again.
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