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  1. The competition suspension was standard on the Mach1 (regardless of engine size), '71-72 Boss/HO, C and J 429's. The competition suspension was an option on all other Mustangs except the 250 6 cyl and was a mandatory option on any F60x15" equipped Mustang. The staggered rear shocks and rear stabilizer bar were not a stand-alone option but were included with all 71-73 4bl engines. The plate that allowed the right shock to be placed in front of the axle housing is not included in non-4bl cars. For 1972 only, the ram air style hood was standard for the Q engine regardless of body style.
  2. Hello Ken, Unfortunately, that was a common problem with the 4300 series carburetors. I had to replace the carburetor on a '72 Q code Gran Torino Sport that the previous owner must have rebuilt with a baseball bat and hammer. I ordered it from the Ford dealer so it was a new Motorcraft and not a parts house knockoff from China. It ran for about a week before I noticed a strong fuel smell. Thinking I had not tightened the hose to the fuel filter properly, I removed the air cleaner and discovered fuel pouring out from the front of the carburetor where the plug is. Ford eventually rel
  3. Wow, Chris that turned out great. The P/S bracket on my cars was also unpainted, so that is a mirror image of what was on my Mustangs and Torinos. Except for a few Saginaw applications, this was the corporate PS pump for automotive and light truck applications from 65/ until the Ford C II pump was used starting in 1978. With the sheer volume of pumps and components used during this time frame, it's not surprising to find two different color metal reservoirs for production and service parts. The teal pumps on my '71 Mustangs and '72 Torinos were original to those cars.
  4. 73MustangCoup, Those holes definitely had the gnawed look! All those non-factory holes could have been for a 007 Bond tribute vehicle. Smokescreen, oil spray on the road, or even the previously mentioned ejection seat! Your dash looks great. That's a very professional-looking repair. @MikeGriese, if you checked off all the right boxes, there were all kinds of nice options available on our vehicles. Even when converted to 2021 $$ they are still bargains. When coupes and sports roofs were ordered with the optional rear window defroster, they would be an "ON" indicator lamp to the left
  5. Hello griffbl, The script emblem was used on all 72-73 non-Mach 1 model deck lids. While they are similar in appearance, the fender emblems are a different part number from the deck lid version. The fender script was sourced from the '69 Mustang, while the deck lid version is a 72-73 only part. They are held in place with some barrel nut retainers which usually have a pretty tight grip on the emblem pins. If the floss trick doesn't work you will need to use the plastic molding tool David mentioned. If you get the trunk lid David has, you wont have to worry about the emblem and m
  6. Considering the sheer volume of vendors Ford dealt with, pumps with black housings were entirely possible. I know some of the over-the-counter new p/s service pumps we sold were a mix between teal and black. Both of my 71 "M" Mach1's ( 9/21/70 and 7/28/71) and all three 72 Gran Torino's (2 Q and one 429) had the teal Ford Thompson pump. Anything I bought new after that had the Ford pump with the black plastic housing. If looking for the teal/blue paint, NPD is the only source I've found. https://www.npdlink.com/product/power-steering-pump-paint-enamel-exact-match-dark/143996?backurl=sea
  7. 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
  8. Verts have standard under-dash courtesy lamps. The lamps were also part of the Convenience Group option. To my knowledge, I don't believe they are being reproduced at this time, but can probably still be found with some patience. The original lamps are D1ZZ-13776-A (ID# D1ZB-13707-AB) and were the same for both sides. They were replaced by D7OZ-13776-A, (ID# D5OB-13707-BA) a lamp used in the following cars. 72-76 Torino/Gran Torino/Montego....R/S only 77-79 LTDII/T-Bird/74-79 Cougar......R/S only 75-80 Granada/Monarch...................L&R Sides 77-80 Lincoln Versailles............
  9. Through the years I've heard several reasons for the long hose. The two most prevalent is the extra length was used to allow additional fluid in the system for cooling, the second being that the length was used for pulse dampening. My '71 M code Mach1 has AC with a radiator style PS cooler mounted to the compressor and the long pressure hose. I have also seen cars equipped identically to mine without the AC compressor mounted cooler. With the combination of a rubber pressure hose with a foam wrap, I'm not sure how much actual cooling was accomplished. The pulse dampening story.....who knows?!
  10. Hello mweeps, Most of those salesmen were slick tongue devils. Not only did they have the original owner convinced it was a Mach 1 because of the hood, they probably told him he could also order a color coordinated toaster oven! For '72 only, the ram air style Mach 1 hood was standard on any Q code Mustang. The color coordinated moldings on the front of the hood and fenders was only on the Mach 1 and any special editions such as the Sprint cars, Decor Group, etc. The chrome on the front of the hood and fenders was standard fare on all other Mustangs. So there would have been no call
  11. There were ten pieces of molding used on the Mach1 and decor group. The valance , fender front and rear, door, and qtr panel front and rear. The molding was deleted and replaced with a pin stripe when the production installed side stripe (Boss 351 style-Hockey stick) was ordered. My illustration shows what you are typically going to find when when searching for Mach1 photos which is the molding and the stripe both on the car. That in its self is fine, they just didn't leave the production line like that.
  12. That molding was used on '71-72 Mach 1s with the standard lower accent color and models with the optional decor group. It was used between the valence and the fender and was held in place by the hardware that bolted the fender and valence together. A similar molding was used on the '73 but differed slightly because of front end changes required with the federally mandated 5 MPH crash bumper.
  13. Hello Ken, I've never seen one of those repaired other than the time-honored black duct tape for daily drivers. A few years back, forum member gmadrid had researched and found this duct (Crown Automotive, part # J-3231980) that is a replacement for some Jeep vehicles. Ford had released some service flex ducts after receiving feedback from fleet owners who were spending way too much money replacing the plastic duct and flex duct assemblies. D3OZ-9A624-B 2 5/16" X 3 11/16" X 11" D5UZ-9A624-B 2 5/16" X 3 11/16" X 18 1/4" D7UZ-9A624-A 2 5/16" X 3 11/16" X 25 3/4" The D3OZ
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