Gday guys. Just posting to talk about my car - she's a beautiful 1972 XY GS in nugget gold with black stripes, running a completely stock 250 2V with 126000 original (99% sure) miles on it. 4sp toploader, heavy duty clutch, stainless steel single exhaust. The car is in top original condition, no signs of any previous damage and basically no rust. The previous owner had it for most of its life and he knows the guy who bought it new. The PO (a mechanic) got it cheap off his mate in '83 when his mate needed the money. Only bad thing is the sunroof, it's not the original Ford sliding roof but the other lift-up type, installed by Bayford (in Melbourne) a couple years after it was bought new. Apparently the original sliding one is the notorious leaky type but time will tell if this one leaks as well.
All the GS options are there and in superb condition, but I put a fairmont steering wheel in instead (because I hate the rimblow horns in the GS and GT wheel, and it doesnt match the saddle interior colour) and I'll be taking off the GS hubcaps when I get some new tyres and some globes or slotters or something. Interior was a bit dirty when I got it but it cleaned up pretty well. Just gotta put new carpet in soonish. I just put bought new rear shocks (boge's) and next are some new front shocks, lowering both the front and rear, and front and rear sway bars. I'm working on handling because it's a boat at the moment.
The 250 2V is night and day compared to the normal 250, just shows how asthmatic it is. I specifically wanted this engine and not a V8, but I dont know if I made the right decision because it tends to drink basically as much as a stock 302 and thats an issue to me (uni student.)
I also am restoring a 68 Mustang coupe which I'm at the stage of priming and bodywork at the moment. It's a solid california car with a/c, p/s power front discs and a 289 2V backed up by a C4. All VERY original and rust free, I havent uncovered any dramas yet thank god. Original colour was meadowlark yellow (yuk) but it has a sexy parchment interior with centre console. I'm probably gonna paint it a light metallic blue. It would look best in a navy blue but I've never attempted actual bodywork before so it might come out crap in a dark colour - I reckon it's safe to stay lighter.
There are some pics in the gallery http://www.fordgallery.com/showgalle...0/ppuser/18829
There are more pics, especially of the stang at http://www.geocities.com/sam_zagami