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    • I am still debating if I will make the trip there. Who all are planning on attending? I know David will be exhibiting his car. This year is the special for our 71-73 years so it is very tempting. It would be a 12 hour drive for me, which is doable. I think I can drive 10+ hours the first day to somewhere east of Pittsburg and then arrive the next morning.


      There are a lot of events going on over the weekends. Which ones are a must to attend?
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    • I have various sheet metal I need to move now that the project is nearly complete.

      Left and Right Doors.  Left is very solid right is in need of some work

      71/72 Front Fenders -  

      - 1 Matched pair, have been dipped, need some dent removal bodywork near the headlight.

      - 1 Right side fender with the headlamp box weldment removed.  Clean piece of sheet metal.

      - Original plain rear valance(no exhaust cutouts) .  Lower retaining tabs missing.  Straight solid piece otherwise.

      All parts located in the Kansas City area.  Not sure how to ship the doors or Fenders, but they need a new home.



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    • Rocketfoot's 1971 Mach 1
      Here are some pics of my 71 Mach 1 with a 302 V8, C4 transmission and all digital dash!
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    • Jason- I have a set of the original Ford Shop Manuals that I bought direct from Ford back in 1975.  They came in a five volume set and I use them most every day I work on the car.  I highly recommend them. It looks like NPD sells a repro: https://www.npdlink.com/product/shop-manual-printed-1973-ford-mercury-car/138046?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fsearch_terms%3Dshop%2Bmanual%26top_parent%3D200001%26year%3D1973&year=1973 If the above repro is anything like the repro I recently bought from them for the 1970 model year, the repro is just as the original but they combine volumes into a couple of bindings instead of separate books for each volume.  The separate bindings are easier to lay out flat on a workbench but other than that the repros are just like the originals. Worth the $ if you are planning to get serious!
    • My car is a 73 Mach 1 with a 351C. Just installed a Pertronix Ignitor 2 conversion in my Autolite distributor. Also put in Ignitor 2 coil (0.6 Ohm) with relay to supply 12 V to it. If I leave the tach wire connected to the coil, the engine won't shut off. How can I use my tach without causing this problem? Thanks!
    • That caught me out with my Green one -- and this is the problem when a previous owner had also been dicking about with the wiring -- I ordered new and what I got was 2 prong... I tried to stall to drivers side and found 3x wires.  one terminated out by previous owner...  I learned the "don't assume you're working with originality" lesson here.
    • That sums up UK govt also
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    • 72 Green Machine  »  Nance

      Is your Urethane bumper still available?
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    • SVO2SCJ  »  Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs

      Well I know there is a forum for this and that community reputation counts THUMBS UP!!  But after spending time with David at Ford Carlisle I wanted to take the same time to write here about him!!    We know he bleeds Ford blue and has protected his car, spending his money for all the see.   When together he is both an ambassador for our marque and truly interested in the people he meets!    We talked, walked together and he introduced me to other cars and people.     We are often so busy or focused on our own stuff that we fail to be like David!    I wanted to thank him for his time and interest and wanted to say it publicly.  SVO Mark 
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    • Tommyt

      Time to catch up on my 71 Mach 351-c 2v. I removed the edlebrock manifold and carb went back to factory intake with 2 barrel Holley. 
          I installed a cam and lifters first time for me. Cam is rated idle to 4000 on the specs. I was just trying for something close to a factory cam. Hope I got it.
           Cutting ahead still was having problem with going dead. Decided to install the Petronix and coil. The magnetic pickup would not fit. Petronix cs said aftermarket lobe to big. Got an autolite from npd car runs great with that dizzy. Either cam made the aftermarket bad or wrong dizzy.
          I still ain’t there yet. I can drive everywhere as long as I run under 70 mph. When I go fast really mash the gas she dies. I’ve adjusted float started high and went down till I now flip on the electric pump and that lets me keep going.
         Going to bring float back up a little I’m right there. Also the two idle screws function correctly as in kill the engine.
          Any ideas the gas is good the electric good new dizzy,regulator, capacitor, alternator isn’t new reads correct.
          Can the bottom of the engine be worn causing this? What about the heads can they do this? Thanks in advance
      ps right knee replacement Monday in case I don’t get back soon.

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    • Manu Mach1  »  Q1SVT

      Hello, thank you for your post. I am on my first rebuilding engine process, so about technical things I am not the best. But I will use my stock heads, valves I have are from Alex's parts.
      Tomorrow I need to bring heads to the machinist cause not enough clearence between stem valves and new guides.
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