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    1971 Mach 1 Mustang
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  1. I have a 1971 MACH 1 with a 351 Cleveland 2 barrel carb. Recently it started idling EXTREMELY roughly while in gear. It idles fine when it is in park or neutral, but not in any gear. I removed the distributor cap while investigating, sanded the points and cap/rotor contacts, and lost all but the most intermittent spark (verified with a timing light). I put on a new distributor cap, rotor, points, and condenser. The car then exhibited the same condition, idling in neutral but not in any gear. I have since changed the plugs (all of which looked really good except number 3, which looked wet) and the wires. The same condition exists. I have checked the idle with a dwell tach, and it shows 600 rpm in park, which immediately drops to 480 rpm when placed in gear. If I manually increase the speed to 600 rpm, the idle smooths out and the car sounds normal. If I turn up the idle while in gear, it then increases to between 900 and 1,000 rpm when placed back in park. The car does have factory air conditioning (which is disabled now) and therefore an idle speed increasing solenoid. I have not seen this activate when the car is placed into gear. Does anyone know if this is supposed to increase the idle speed when the air is not on but the car is placed into gear? Does any have any other suggestions?
  2. I wish I could get mine down to a small drip! Right now it's a full blown leak.
  3. Hey guys, I've got a leaky kickdown shaft on my 1971 c4 transmission. I'm hoping it's the external seal and I'm trying to remove the linkage to get to it. Can anyone tell me exactly how to remove the linkages to get at the external kickdown shaft seal? Once I access the seal is there a trick to removing the old one? Thanks.
  4. When I bought my 71 it had a rubber bumper but it was severely damaged. The rubber of the bumper probably could have been fixed but the inner metal core was bent too far out of place. Personally I really liked the rubber bumper and did not want a chrome bumper. Problem was I couldn't find another one because nobody makes reproduction rubber bumpers. I was told I would never be able to find one and if I did it would cost upwards of $500. Through some sort of miracle I found a rubber bumper on ebay within the first week of my search, snagged it for an amazing price, repaired the rubber coating, had it painted, and I was good to go.
  5. You can't go wrong no matter what you choose, but I say white with black stripes!
  6. I'm starting to work on the interior and I need to install the door panels. I've got the 71 Deluxe/Mach 1 Door panels and I'm just wondering about the best way to cut holes in them for the door handles, power window buttons, etc.. Here are the panels: Any advice on cutting or installing them?
  7. I've been using the 71 shop manuals a lot, they seem to have come in handy more often than the Chilton book.
  8. I saw a post on VMF as well. I can't believe how fast this site is growing!
  9. Any pictures that you can post here of your back seat would help tons and be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  10. Well I had planned on doing a lot of welding and cutting and like I said I have all of the parts: the folding pieces, the trap door, the latches etc. This is how the interior looks now. Do you still think its not worth it?
  11. That looks really nice, let us know how it works out. Speaking of cameras, I finally upgraded from my old camera and got a Canon EOS 7D. It's amazing!
  12. Does anyone have a fold down back seat in their car? My car did not originally have one but I plan on putting one in. I believe I have all of the necessary parts but I'm not sure exactly how much work this is going to take. Does anyone have an idea?
  13. That site is a life saver. I had to use it to find out exactly where to place all of the Mach 1 stripes on my car.
  14. Hey guys, glad to see a site dedicated to 71-73 mustangs! I purchased a 71 Mach 1 last October to restore with my dad. Here's how it looked then. http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/verdelizard/1971%20Mach%201/Project.png[/img] http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/verdelizard/1971%20Mach%201/P10100731.jpg[/img] After some body work. http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/verdelizard/1971%20Mach%201/P1010073.jpg[/img] Just had it painted last month. Here's how it turned out. http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/verdelizard/1971%20Mach%201/IMG_1234.jpg[/img] http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/verdelizard/1971%20Mach%201/Driving.png[/img] http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/verdelizard/1971%20Mach%201/driveby.jpg[/img] http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/verdelizard/1971%20Mach%201/IMG_1325.jpg[/img] I have to say, driving it for the first time after it was painted was one of the best times of my life so far. The interior is still in need of restoration.
  15. I've never seen that stripe before.
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