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  1. Guess it's time I made an actual build thread for my car. It's since '06 when it was "completed" with a 302, 4 speed and 3.40 TracLoc 8". This is what I started with in 2001, 99% original, very straight, no accidents body. CT road salt had it's way with it over the years. Paid $700 and it ran and drove off a bottle. 302-2V, auto, 2.79 8" rear. PS, PDB, AM radio and that's about it. Car was sold new two towns west from where I live, and spent it's entire life two towns east. This is after all the sheetmetal replacement had been completed, engine compartment detailed, etc
    7 points
  2. Holy Shamolee! It's a real Bobby-Dazzler!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    6 points
  3. I know you were dying to see pictures of the underside and engine bay, so I took some pictures for you. I had gotten the leaf springs painted the same Chassis satin black, and got them installed next. I also cleaned up painted the axle tube and got it positioned on top of the leaf springs. I was cleaning up the passenger side shock mounting plate and found that it had been repaired with some welds of unknown quality. I've got Don at OMS on the case getting a replacement. I also got the upper and lower control arms installed and also the strut rods and front s
    6 points
  4. Today, I took Frank out to get his annual inspection for registration, and decided that since it was such a nice day, I’d stretch the ride home out a bit and swung by the Vietnam Memorial at the airport. Since I have a cool new phone, it was such a nice day, and I’d always wanted some pics like this, I figured why not? I've always wanted a pic like this. Perfect day for it. My favorite of the bunch - I love 3/4 views of these cars! This one makes the hood look really big, and those are indeed bug splats on the windshield. Time for a bath! One of these da
    6 points
  5. 5 points
  6. Like any little job, it would be easier the second time! But not much to it. Was lucky Motor City Mustang had the pieces I needed! Little by Little, My High School Mach 1 is coming along! Brad
    4 points
  7. Last weekend I pulled the exhaust off. I had "borrowed" this exhaust from a friend in 2003 when I first got it running. Was supposed to be temporary, but life intervened. He had originally installed it on his 67 coupe in high school - back in 1985! Have a pair of the height of early 80's exhaust tech - Sonic Turbos .... I had the guys in the shop make the sheetmetal parts for me. I designed them in 3/16 steel - it might be a bit overkill. Bent up a set of tubes to test fit. Passenger side fit nice, driver's side not so much. I formed a new driver's side Friday after I
    4 points
  8. Yes they painted the lower black or argent first then masked off the break lines and around the door openings then painted body color and added the tape. If you had the chrome strip there for the Mach 1 with no stripe and Decor Group you did not get tape since trim hides the line. It is also interesting that when I was looking at the 72 Mach 1 I have that the way they tape off in the door opening is different from how they taped off on convertible with Decor group. The black beside the tail lights done at the same time also. And if a 73 the black around the front marker lights was also don
    4 points
  9. Not sure if this has been posted before but interesting car
    4 points
  10. Exciting day today. The Rickster was rolled outside on its own wheels. It's the first time in 7 yrs that this car has been on it's own wheels. Without the engine, the front end sits a bit high, but it sure felt good to see it rolling on it's own, again. All this was in preparation for being picked up by the paint shop. This afternoon, they came by and picked up the Rickster, and it's now at the paint shop. I've still got to get the front and rear valances stripped, as well as the rock guard and front bumper. I'll take them to the paint shop later this week, along with the
    4 points
  11. Midlife leaving clinic. Sorry - couldn't help myself.
    4 points
  12. I took a quick and shaky walk around video today. The new clutch fan is running nicely, the new seat belts and the new NOS rear bumper are seen.
    4 points
  13. I had hoped the Brian, one of our members, had already posted the fantastic results of the P.I.T.S. show. There were over 1.000 entrants at one time do not know how many actually made it. Me and Brian were part of the inside 58 one mustang for each year, Brian had his Concourse 1972 Mach 1 and I had my survivor 1973 Mach 1, along with a bunch of SSP mustangs. The ones used by police, Highway patrol and some military also. There were new Cobra Jets and Trans Am cars. Of course my camera died so only phone pics. A gal had the 1971 Mach 1 that is a work in process shiny black and argent. It was
    4 points
  14. Some more pics after cut and buff. Used Ppg concept single stage then 3 coats of spi universal clear. Really makes it look deep
    4 points
  15. I got my first shot about 4 weeks ago. No problems with the first 20 minutes or so, but after that? I grew a second head with horns protruding, a third eye appeared in my forehead, my hands were shakey because each now had 6 fingers. Once I consumed a few adult beverages, things calmed down and I was back to normal. I got back for the second shot on Saturday. I'll be prepared for the side effects this time...
    4 points
  16. Here's how it looks under my A/C compressor. I like it.
    3 points
  17. Hey guys, Today won't be for asking questions, but more to share my weekend find. My father used to have this yellow/black heavily modified '73 for about 20 years before selling it in 1995. I see an add last Monday with a similar car, only to found out that she was still alive, 20 minutes from my home. I pay a visit to the guy, really friendly man, that decide to keep it finally.
    3 points
  18. Right now it's just a blunt end cut and "C" brackets that wrap around the rail just below the shock crossmember. I'll probably just do an angle cut at whatever makes sense and cap it with .125" steel. I have a couple other tweaks that I need to make before I'm ready to weld. Had a nice FB Marketplace buy this weekend, responded to an ad for a pair of toploaders and while I was there, also picked up a nice Weiand 351C tunnel ran for dual 4500 Dominators. I'll never use it, but it looks awesome on the shelf....
    3 points
  19. Today I picked up / had delivered my 7/72 Mach 1 in Gold glow. This baby is as stock as they come. All tags such as carby, engine, body tags are still in place. Interior is like new and is original. Was a 1 owner car from Texas. Just arrived in Melbourne Australia. Only rust is in the lower rear quarters. The rest of the body is sound. Still has drum brakes all round. Have ordered a Marty report to get an update as to factory options. Based on how I see it it has the following base / options: Mach 1 Sports roof, Gold glow, 351 2v, FMX Auto, 2.75:1 9"diff, standard ginger trim, fold
    3 points
  20. 72 Q-code, Ram Air, C6, 3.25:1 Traction Lock, competition suspension, PDB, AM/8 track, instrumentation group, A/C, white with black interior, black top, 15 x 7 Magnum 500s, space saver spare. I bought it in 1977 from the original owner.
    3 points
  21. Looks really great from the pics. The price of the paint or clear does not have any thing to do with orange peel. Some paint is more forgiving when spraying but even the cheapest of the lot can be sprayed to look as good as top dollar. Orange peel is caused by a number of things such as cold temperature or a reducer that dries to fast not allowing the paint to flow. Also over spray or too low pressure when spraying are a few of the causes just to name a few. Granted now paint job is 100% perfect but if it is as you described I would push for him to make it right without the extra cost.
    3 points
  22. Just got word that this Friday the 16th is the planned delivery day!
    3 points
  23. Thanks for the forum add. After missing my black 95 GT all these years I opted for a 1973 Mach Restomod. Blueprint 408 stroker, beefed up tranny and exhaust. Looking to either convert the front bumper to chrome or have minor issue with the painted polyurethane repainted and either way add black lower spoiler. wait till she gets here and hopefully be the start of more cars to come.
    3 points
  24. I purchased mine last week and today I had mine delivered. 72 Mach 1 H code, auto.
    3 points
  25. CLOSE!! YIPEE-KI-AYYY!
    3 points
  26. I have been shipping a few parts and some gun related stuff. I began using pirateship.com a lot. I was able to ship a rear bumper from MO to MI for about $25 via priority mail. They only use USPS but offer some deep discounts. My daughter knew all about it lol. It was $10 cheaper than UPS. Figure this might help lessen expenses for all of us. You do need a scale. I have a kitchen scale for under 10# and a bathroom scale for over 10#.
    3 points
  27. 3 points
  28. Thanks for all the grave outlooks. Specially the one about the "hobbyists", when I just completed the attached. Not sure many hobbyists can do this all by themselves. Even paint. But I have owned Mach 1's before as well. Hope to do just as good a job as this on my trouble titled Mustang. I'll take the fender off and let you know what I find. Thanks,
    3 points
  29. I had a customer just 2 weeks ago that fried a wire at the starter solenoid. What was unusual was that it was the I (Ignition) line, typically brown or red/green. First time I heard of this problem in 13 years of working on harnesses. Scratched my head a bit, and came up with a reason, but I wasn't too happy with the explanation. This line burned half-way through the harness. Yesterday, another customer called me with the identical problem! After some back and forth, he confirmed that it was the I line that got fried. This one got fried all the way to the connector to the underda
    3 points
  30. After that you mentioned it, vaguely recalling this claim. As Koni is/was a Dutch company (their headquarters are here), I went looking... after 1/2 hour going from blablawerethebestblabla screens to blablareallytoughblabla screens I've stopped. It's just another non transparent corporation doing its best to not be accessible to the average joe. Same for their distributors here. Took me less efforts to have them as they are now ;) They will receive a paint job when I'll spray other parts and that's when they will be better than new, because the hardware might be tough inside, the paint th
    3 points
  31. The problem "Back in the day" was parts catalogs with inaccurate info. Ford's own MPC books were bad enough, the aftermarket....good luck! A lot wrong was incorrect model year ranges and parts listed for vehicles that never left the factory with them. It would be interesting if 1sostatoc can get another look at that catalog to see if it references any Ford ID numbers. Any service/over-the-counter carburetors would have a tag on it just as a production carb would. Easy for one to be considered an assembly line carburetor. I know I sold a bunch of Hollys listed for Shelbys, GT390, and 428
    3 points
  32. March 26, 1971 this car rolled off the assembly line...
    3 points
  33. Geoff, I'm glad you agree with Don. He is so correct in agreeing with me. LOL Chuck
    3 points
  34. During my rebuild I checked all the vacuum motors for the heat and a/c vents. All were working fine and seem to be ok. After reinstalling nothing seem to work properly. I figure this was somewhat due to the large cam I have causing low vacuum. Reeving the engine up seem to help a little but not much. I decided to dig into it a little deeper before going out and buying a electric vacuum pump to help boost the vacuum. Following the service manual procedure on how to test the system I skipped the part of starting the engine each time and just connected my "top dollar" hand held vacuum
    3 points
  35. Finally got the 71 painted this weekend. I haven’t worked on it in a while as I’ve had some other projects going on. Decided last week to finish prepping it and took it in to my work this weekend to paint. Need to paint the front bumper / valance panels yet and cut and buff the paint. Then need to find the time to start to reassemble
    3 points
  36. I have been looking for one of these for years but they are generally in the $600 to $800 range. I think the number one reason people think their drum brakes are no good is because they never have the shoes ground to the arch of the drum. Most have never heard of it when they jumped on the get rid of asbestos all of the parts houses got ride of them. Most took out the brake lathe also so they could sell you new rotors and drums all the time. If you do not grind them it takes a long time to wear in to fit the drum. I got the Ammco disc and drum lathe at a sale about 4 years ago for $350 has a
    2 points
  37. Decided It was time to tackle this project. First off, there is an awesome video from west coast classic cougar about this, and they also have a service to restore your old ones as well if you don’t feel comfortable enough to tackle it. I had 4 motors, one worked. The other better looking one had a damaged armature which you can see in pics. This would cause it to loose contact and intermittently stop working. I pulled apart the other two which were in far worse condition but was able to clean up the armature and put it in and the second one worked! move on to the last
    2 points
  38. Here, my example, freshly painted, without cutt and buff, 1 layer primer, 2 layers base, 2 layers clear, all in one noon:
    2 points
  39. If you guys were closer I would help ya out in a heartbeat. Good luck in the rest of the build.
    2 points
  40. Brett, first, congratulations to your finished paint job. It is always an overwhelming feeling when it's done and you see it the first time. And I can understand your feelings watching it the second time. You want it good and you paid for it. From the one picture of the rear quarter I must say that is too much orange peel and if the whole car looks like this... that's not a result of a good, experienced professionell painter. What Kilgon said about ist absolutely correct. What your paint guy said is BS. It isn't a factor of money If your clear coat have to look good although higher quali
    2 points
  41. Here is a small article from twitter on "real world" applications that we do here. Researchers from ORNL and the University of Tennessee collaborated to perform lab-scale evaluations on the high early strength fiber-reinforced self-compacting concrete mix. Credit: University of Tennessee Previous Next
    2 points
  42. I once sat in on a thesis defense where the candidate explained how he was adding crushed used tires to add to asphalt to not only recycle tires but to make the road more durable. Question: does the new concrete still work well for creating shoes for undesirable personnel? Curious minds want to know.
    2 points
  43. I was a passenger in a friend's 69 Camaro when, on the freeway, the right rear wheel came off. The cause was that he was missing one or two lug nuts, possibly broken studs. My friend had been driving the car this way and didn't think it mattered. The moral of this story to ALL of you, is don't drive if you are missing any lug nuts or have a broken stud. Fix it, or get it fixed. You will save money in the end, and maybe even save a life.
    2 points
  44. I decided to pic a battle that I could win in one shot.So I built the front shock spacers.They are 3/4'' ,6061 and a copy of the Bud Moore spacers.I'm going to use the stock mounts for now and see how they do.If It starts to eat the bushings I have a set of the 67-70 mounts and a set of the tall Maverick mounts.The longer bolts are grade 5 carriage bolts from Tractor Supply.
    2 points
  45. Finally found some time for a little update! Been busy on the house and will remain busy with it for a while, but every weekend I try to get some things done on the 71. Here a few picts of the activities... Old monkey as I am, I couldn't let these "new" Koni's shocks go. I've helped install them! Car ran at most 300 miles with them before engine broke and for more than 20 years their body rusted quietly waiting for some action on the car with the nose up and no engine. So gave them both some love and they are on my growing to be painted pile. May they'd need be changed,
    2 points
  46. The lines are unique and hard to mix up on an FMX.
    2 points
  47. Continuing on here, out of sequence, bronze the K-Liners show here, but were installed prior to any seat and chamber work. First two photos show heads and chambers, ready to undergo porting and polishing. Second photo shows top side of head, with pushrod slots drilled open ( done for guideplate useage ), stud bosses milled and tapped, and guides trimmed for PC seals. "4M2" casting equates to December 2nd, 1964
    2 points
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