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  1. Not sure of the condition of the car but 40K sounds like a bargain to me. I would like to have a Boss1 to go with my 429 car one day.
  2. So...are you going to keep the car now or will it be back up for sale? I thought you had told me you were going to sell it because you were going to get married.
  3. Someone could have switched it out. I didn't want one because I knew my girlfriend wouldn't like it... :cool: Ray Ray, That is exactly why I did not order the console on my 72 Mach 1 back in 72. I did not know about the folding rear seat at the time...probably a good thing I did not get that option either!
  4. Well, come on now, we expect nothing less from a man and his beautiful 1972 Mustang from where else but...MUSTANG, Oklahoma! Congratulations!
  5. Glenn, First, thank you for your service to our country. Welcome from Houston, TX. I guess it goes without saying that you actually know what it's like to go mach 1+! Please post some pictures soon.
  6. Thanks for the input. I am interested in finding the Evans Classic Coolant but nobody in the USA that I can find sells it. Anyone know where to get it? The website for it is in the UK.
  7. First a little history. My car was restored around 2000/2001 (not by me) and was purchased by me in December 2013. I did not receive any receipts or any documentation on what maintenance had been done on the car since it was restored. I was given one receipt which shows someone spent around $800.00 on a new exhaust system from the exhaust manifold back. I would like to have the brake system flushed, radiator coolant flushed, power steering flushed, automatic transmission flushed, and the rear end oil changed. I would like to use synthetic oils and synthetic brake fluid if that is not a problem. I have read that synthetic/silicon brake fluid is not good for old car like ours and will cause leaks. This is all opinions on the internet which I have found to be both for and against. Here are my questions: 1. Can I flush and refill the brake system with synthetic brake fluid such as Lucas Synthetic Brake Fluid? Should I use DOT 3 or 4? 2. I know I can't use a anti freeze designed for new cars. What brand of anti freeze would you use? I would also put Lucas Super Coolant in as well. 3. For the power steering flush I would like to use Lucas Power Steering Fluid with Conditioners which is a synthetic fluid. Would there be a problem with this in an old car? 4. For the automatic transmission I have no idea if synthetic fluid would be better or should I stick with a standard Ford Type F transmission fluid? 5. Also do not know what to replace the rear end oil with. I was told when I bought the car that it has a Detroit Locker and not the Trac Lock that the car came with. Not sure who or why this was done, again NO HISTORY was passed on to me. I know it is a Locker because of the clicking and the action that goes on when I turn a corner. What would you recommend for this? I truly respect all the expertise on this site and the level of dedication people have here. I want to take care of my car and want to do what is best for the car. I might point out that my car had 750 miles on it when I got it. I do drive it and enjoy it like it should be enjoyed. It now has about 1500 miles on the clock now.
  8. 71-72 urathane bumper on eBay. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=381219998671
  9. I have met: 1 Mach 1 Salhi Amer
  10. I searched for the choice "E": All of the Above However you must have forgotten the real correct answer which is of course "E" All of the Above. Now where's my prize?
  11. That is an interesting story for sure. Your Mustang is a workhorse and still looks awesome. I really have to see that movie now. To me your car is the star in the movie. Welcome from Houston, Texas![/i]
  12. Welcome from Houston. So you gave that Mustang to your Mom. Guess you better go find one for yourself now. Better get busy on that! Great story, thanks for sharing it with us.
  13. Welcome from Houston. Beautiful car!
  14. The two best days in your life are the day you get the boat and the day you sell it!
  15. Exactly what I was going to say. Every show I attend I get lots of people looking at my car. I have yet to hear a negative comment about my car. I often walk up as people are talking for that reason. I really want to know what they think. Perhaps we are all over reacting to what was said decades ago. It just does not matter, we all know our cars are a work of automotive art. It was instant for me the day I saw the 71 Mustangs and will always be my favorite car from the past. You hit it on the head re public not seeing many of our cars. But when they do...it's all positive.
  16. Your welcome - thanks Steve! Thanks to Eddy who has completed the documetation by providing the right interior views ::thumb::
  17. Yes, and if most families were like mine in the 60's and 70's you traded cars after about three years. Back then a three year car loan was average and most people were looking to buy a new car again after three years. Cars back then were never intended to last 40+ years. It still amazes me that so many old cars survived as well as they did. We are all lucky to be caretakers of these great cars of the past.
  18. Heading back home from a car show driving north on 249. In the picture you can see my friend "Back of Rat" who use to ride in my 72 Mach 1 from 1972 to 1978. Back of Rat is not looking to bad for a 43 year old rat. Just one of the old relics that survived my young days with my wife. I also have a single French Fry from the Sonic in Sherman, TX. It still looks the same as the day I saved it in December 1972. But that is another story. A story my then girlfriend who is now my wife don't agree on to this day!
  19. Another welcome from Houston. Beautiful car there, you are lucky to have that car.
  20. Brian, How did we let that truck out of Houston, TX? That is a very nice truck. My daily driver is a 2005 Dodge Ram Larimie 2500 diesel. Bought it new in 05 but drove it very little since I had a city vehicle. When I started driving it in January after retiring it had only 38K miles on it. I saw no reason to buy a new one until I wear this one out. What dealer did you get that vehicle? It must have had everything you wanted to fly to Houston to pick it up. My truck makes me look skinny too but I am a rail already. I run a lot!
  21. Light Pewter, and yes it was a very popular color. So I guess I vote for "other/custom.[/i]
  22. Good story with a great ending. I was young once and remember how these things happen. I booked marked that shop since I live in Houston. I just hope I NEVER need them but if I do good info to have! Thanks for posting the link.
  23. I have noticed the same thing with lots of guest viewing the forum. I always check expecting to find lots of people with screen names but it is never like that. I also wondered if people browsing were just not signed on. Its just easier to stay signed on all the time for me. I can't remember exactly how I found this forum but as we all know here are no others like it on the net. I also love the 429 Megasite but am sad that it is no longer active. Is it or would it be a possibility to incorporate that site as part of this site since it is pretty exclusive to 71 Mustangs with the exception of the Cougars on the site? Wonder why that site seemed to die, did all those 429 Mustang owners suddenly lose interest?
  24. Yep, It appears to be original unrestored condition except for a repaint and addition of spoilers and magnum 500 wheels. I would have liked to seen more pictures of the undercarriage. Description did not say if it has original engine, transmission, and rear end but the reader is lead to believe they are. Interested to see what it goes for as well. Nice color!
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