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About 72Q-code

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    Mustangs are cool

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    72 Q-code Mach 1, 351C 4 speed.

    72 F Mach 1, 302 Automatic W/air.


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    Columbus Ohio
  1. I went. I have been going to this show for over 20 years. When I lived in Pittsburgh we would make the three hour drive in for it. Now I live here, and work less than a couple miles form the show. I left work at 3:55 and made it to the ticket line by 4:00:) Swap meets are not what they once were. E-bay and Craigslist have sort of made them obsolete. That is good and bad, and I am sure it has been discussed here. As great as the web can be for making hard to find parts findable at all times of the year in all locations, I miss the treasure hunting aspect of the old days of swapping. I
  2. Starts today at 4:00 PM. It is Friday and Saturday again this year. Anyone going? http://springswap.com/swap_pdf/0312-582_ford_flyer_2_lr.pdf ~Jim
  3. Hi all, I have been gone for over a year (again) but this is the year (again) I am getting the Q-code back on the road. I tend to stay away when I know I do not have time to get on my project. I am back and noticed this thread. I am a second owner of a flat hooded Mach 1. This car has not been restored. I added it to the registry with the build sheet here: http://www.7173mustangs.com/registry.php?action=view&gid=214 There are some anomalies wit this car, as it also does not have the cloth insert seats. I spoke with the original owning family and they did have the hood locks a
  4. No joke. It took about a lap to remember why I hate plate racing. Only upshot was JJ being involved.
  5. I see it is on in prime time tonight, I will be able to watch it:) As much of a fan as I was from the late 70's through the 90's I barely watch anymore. Not sure why, but it is just not the same. I do still however enjoy the heck out of this commercial, who else remembers it? We were fans back in the Wide World Days (pre-cable) when you got to see bits and pieces of only the big races, what agony! Still remember Bill Elliott winning Riverside in 1983 s one of the few Ford wins. (Could not stand Earnhardt even when he was driving a Ford back then.) 1985 was such a great year
  6. I would put "1F02R168043" into a blacklist of potential cars to buy if I am ever in the market for a Boss (not that that will ever actually happen). It does bring up the question of re-vinning. ~How much is the VIN paperwork worth for a Boss? ~If a nice 71 fastback and re-badged correctly, and all of the right parts are found to make it a Boss, is it a Boss? While it certainly would not be cheap to do, if one had a real nice 71, it would be much easier and cost effective to move the vin and find the right parts than it would to restore that former possum hotel. Is it right?
  7. He's buried with stuff right now and much like myself last year he said it is too hard to visit the site knowing other priorities are going to trump playing with the Mustang. He said he will be back once he gets caught up, sometime this summer he hopes. Sometimes it is a blessing and a curse to have passions for multiple hobbies. I can relate! ~Jim
  8. He has been posting recently on another forum we are both a member of (not car related oddly, small world). He's been pretty busy with some other stuff it seems. I dropped him a PM letting him know that he is missed:)
  9. Fire sale, price dropped to 119,900! "Has a late 72 - 73 trunk lid" Don, can you tell me what the difference is between early and late trunk lids is? I never knew there were two different ones. Good to know. ~Jim
  10. This thread dredged up a classic from my high school days... Back then my buddy Matt had a 69 Firebird that was parked more often than running. It was primer black, Cragars, 350, actually kind of a cool ride for high school knuckleheads in 1990. Even as a Ford guy, I was anxious to go out cruising the local hangouts in it the night we finally got it going. Things were going well, and we were making our way down the main drag at South Park, the local haunt for guys trying to show off their cars to potential girlfriends. As my buddy Matt went pull out from a light with a jab of the
  11. Just to pick nits... "Zero shortcuts and zero excuses..." The hood latch, shock tower caps, and hood hinges all appear to be painted silver, not phosphate and oil. I went through the effort to do the latch and hinges correctly on my far from perfect mini-restoration because I did not want to see chipped paint after I opened the hood a few dozen times. I would hate to see paint chipping on those parts of this very elite car.
  12. I took one off of my 73 when I redid it. There was some rust under the vinyl in the A-pillar, and I did not have the $$$ to get a new vinyl top. That said if anyone needs the set of moldings to put one on let me know. I have a set for the offering. ~Jim
  13. I agree with Pappy. I got one at NAPA that looks exactly like that as well. Price was around the same. I always felt safe using it. Avoid the 'external' ones, I have seen a spring launch with one of those, not pretty. Jim
  14. Not mine, just something I saw on Craigslist and decided to pass along. http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/2791874475.html
  15. "This weekend--nope, gotta be the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Director this weekend..." That is at least a good excuse to not work on the car. Here's a picture of me from 1982. May dad and older brother and I spent the entire winter working on cars and a test track. That is where I first started running a lathe and also got my first hands on experience in body work. Nine coats of PPG primer, then paint, then decals, then clear. Now 30 years later I still like to play with cars!
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