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    1971 Mach 1 429 Cobra Jet 4 speed Top Loader. Matching numbers, 47,000 original miles. Dark Metallic Green with Gray Two Tone.


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    New York

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  1. Yes this car was at Mecum. It brought 45000 which was decent money considering 95% of the people there that were actually buying/bidding were dealers looking to buy something below market so they could retail it back at their home dealership. It was definitely one of the nicer cars that was there on the weekend I was there and I'm not just saying that because it's mine. There was a lot of junk there! If you ever want to buy something from them make sure you are there in person. Those stage lights hide a ton of issues!! I really would love if someone from this site buys it because I know it will be appreciated and cared for. I will definitely suggest to the new owner to join this site you guys are fantastic.
  2. Hey fellas.. I have my Mustang on eBay for sale in case anyone is interested. http://www.ebay.com/itm/121907598031?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 Thanks for all the help and advice during the restoration. You guys are awesome.
  3. Well guys, the folks at Reliable Carrier came and picked up my Mustang on Friday. It is being transported down to Florida for the Mecum Auction. It is being auctioned off on Saturday January 16th. Here is the link to the page. https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/FL0116-236790/0/1971-Ford-Mustang-Mach-1-Fastback/4-Speed/
  4. Well… I know it's been awhile. Here are some photos I took today of the car pretty much done. I have a couple odds and ends left to straighten out but this is the culmination of about a year and a half of work on this car. I am still trying to locate a correct length snorkel so I can hook up the hot air hose. Other than that its a wrap. Enjoy the photos, let me know what you think. (THAT MILEAGE IS ORIGINAL!) Interior is all original too. I found this, it may or may not be helpful. Chuck http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/d0gy-9a626-a.html?attribs=87 Never seen one that can be used w/a ram air kit. thought it had t hose that attaches straight downward? The Ram Air / plenum unit hooks up directly with the air cleaner. The Snorkel does have an opening at the bottom where it hooks up with the exhaust port from the side of the motor. The hot air duct hose connects those two.
  5. My 1971 429 Mach 1 with F60-15 steel wheels / trim rings / hub caps came with a full sized spare. Just another example of inconsistent things that occurred during the building / assembling of these cars.
  6. A while back I had a request to post some up close shots of the 15x7 original steel wheels I acquired. Sorry for the delay, but here's a couple shots.
  7. Can anyone that has a 429 CJ ram air mustang confirm the length of the snorkel? I'm thought I had an original one here but it stops directly over the passenger side valve cover and does not allow me to hook up the hot air duct hose. I think it's the wrong snorkel. I went on the 429 megasite but there's no information on length. Any help would be appreciated!
  8. Just finished painting. Pretty happy with the result. Still needs final buffing and finish work. Finished in the original dark green metallic with the two tone argent.
  9. Here's a before and after picture of the engine bay. The original (and only) owner got a little crazy in this engine bay when he was in his early 20's. It took a lot of time and detail to get it looking like it does. Credit to the 429 mustang cougar megasite because without that it would have taken me a lot longer to get things looking right. I have the ram air set up almost ready to go on. This is the current progress.
  10. After checking eBay, Perogie, Mustang Masters, Mustangs Unlimited, Ohio Mustang, Kentucky mustang, and every other place I could think of I could not locate this choke stove. So… I started looking for people selling the 429CJ Mustang intake manifold. After a couple days of sending questions to people I found a guy on Craigslist who had one. He had taken it off the manifold he was selling and was planning on throwing it out because he had no idea what it was. Part saved and put back on its original set up!
  11. Ok.. the next battle has begun. The original owner (ridiculously) changed the carburetor from the Rochester to a Holley. Luckily he hung on to the original carburetor. Unfortunately he lost the choke set up that bolts to the intake manifold. I've been calling around all day and have had no luck locating one. I have to call Perogie and OMS tomorrow. I believe they call it a "choke stove" or "divorce choke" set up for the original Quadrajet carb that I have. Anyone know where I can get one or maybe someone has one hoarded away that they would be willing to sell?
  12. Finally got the clutch issue beat. The correct clutch kit for the 1971 Mach 1 429CJ 4 speed with the large input diameter is a Ram clutch part number RAM-88883. 12" inch pressure plate long style. Thanks again to Chuck for pointing me in the Ram clutch direction.
  13. Hey Ray. My original Bill of sale and Marti report both confirmed the 15 inch steel wheels. My car is actually one of one in its Green Metallic/argent paint with 429CJ 4 speed and 15 inch steel wheels. I did end up buying this set that you posted on here. Like you said, a bit pricey but good luck finding a replacement full set.
  14. Chuck. Thank you for directing me to RAM clutches. I believe I have found what I was looking for. My pressure plate was "B" quality so it was for the larger input shaft diameter. They have a 12" long style pressure plate that is for the larger input shaft. It should be here tomorrow. I'll let you know how I make out. Thanks again. -Jim
  15. I beleive you need an 11.5" clutch. Yeah. I have the original manual in front of me and its showing that the pressure plate diameter and the clutch disc both measure 11.5. I'm looking to see if someone on here has changed out a stock clutch kit and replaced it without issue. If they have, I'm looking to see what they used (part numbers would be helpful). Thanks.
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