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  1. Thanks Geoff. I added one feature to that particular Mach 1 that was entirely unique. Instead of having the Ram Air flappers open up by putting the pedal to the metal, I added a manual operated cable, attached to a knob (identical to the light switch knob) below the dash; so I could pull on the knob and open the Ram Air flappers and close them without increasing RPM. I added a rear shot of same car
  2. I restored a 1971 Mach 1 in Grabber Lime some years ago--every nut and bolt: rebuilt the 351-4v M Code, C-6 tranny, and repainted the entire car. It had functional 3-spoke rim blow steering wheel, black deluxe interior, Ram Air, AC, full console, roll down rear windows, 650 Holley, Magnum 500's, etc. But the Grabber Lime was not so popular at the time, I reckon. Only sold for 20k. Hard to fathom the selling price of $160K.
  3. As Stanglover correctly noted, normal driving did not require the extra power steering cooler. But with a high winding 429 SCJ, built for the drag strip, I have to use type F transmission fluid in the power steering system (due to the anti-boiling ingredients in it) as well as the longer hose and PS cooler. The 429 SCJ puts out so much heat that the PS fluid can boil over without the extra cooling devices.
  4. My 429 SCJ is completely rebuilt, everything is computer balanced; new 11.3.1 forged pistons, 0.40 oversized bore, Cam Research cam, polished but not turned nodular crankshaft--maintaining STD dimensions, SCJ rods with new bolts, Crane Roller Rocker arms with poly locks, hardened push rods, heads lightly portered to clean up castings, all new associated valve train parts, etc. Use combo of 101 octane and 94 octane ethanol free fuel. Despite the newness, it chews up a set of Motorcraft spark plugs in a hurry. I drive it 2-3 times per week on short hops for errands. But after 250 miles, it
  5. Has anyone successfully repaired a small crack on an exhaust manifold for a 429 CJ/SCJ? If so, how did you do it? Thanks.
  6. Look forward to seeing what parts are available.
  7. Attached to a pony I restored some years ago: a 1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, R Code, 351 HO
  8. Father son projects are bond creators. I have 3 sons and all 3 began their driving phase with a Mustang project with me. Here is one example of a the result of the project. Son's pony was a 1968 GT, 390-4v. Mine was a 1971 M Code, 351-4v.
  9. Seems like my exhaust manifold donut, 429 SCJ, passenger side, is leaking. Are the donuts interchangeable with all exhaust systems, or, is the 429 exhaust manifold and donut entirely unique? Thank you. Tim
  10. Hey Don:


    Warm greetings from Florida. Hope this finds you well.

    I am looking for a chin spoiler (used or new) and a set of deluxe door panels for my 71.

    Do you have in your inventory?

    Thank you.

    Tim Cole

  11. Mike: Well done. Looks like new! The black paint on my center console lid keeps rubbing off from the effects of my right arm. What type of interior paint will withstand the repeated rubbing by the arm? Thanks, tim
  12. I restored and sprayed a 71 Mach 1 in Wimbledon White/clear coat a few years ago. Perhaps these pics can help you gauge if you are on target with your mix of paint.
  13. Welcome from another member of the Commonwealth, currently displaced elsewhere.
  14. With those goodies, sounds like that R Code was a fast mover.
  15. Do you know where your old R Code is today? or what kind of shape it's in? I restored a Grabber Blue, 1972 R Code some years ago (pictured) and thought it was the fastest car I'd ever driven---until I finished a J Code, 429 SCJ with the Drag Pack, Detroit Locker 4.11 gear. Didn't take long to change my mind.
  16. Thank you for responding to my query. I am interested in the chin spoiler. Of, course, the cost of shipping such a large item may be a deterrent. But, nevertheless, please go ahead and obtain a quote. Thank you. Happy New Year to you and yours. Tim, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-1122
  17. Thank you for posting. Love to see some pics of your Boss. Do you get to drive it often? And what fuel do you use for the high compression motor?
  18. Looking for a good chin spoiler for a 71 Mach 1. Used or new.
  19. Great looking work, Mike. It seems just a few months ago that I was doing the exact same work in my 71 Grabber Blue. But I made the mistake of installing the rear window prior to installing the headliner. Man, that was a huge mistake. Yours looks great. Thank you for posting.
  20. A warm welcome to a fellow Canadian still living in the home country. Your 71 SCJ looks sharp, a very rare and desirable Mach 1 (I also own a 429 SCJ), with lots of fun in store for you. What are your plans for it?
  21. Everyone out there who has transformed a trashy engine bay into a showroom look can appreciate the work you invested in your green machine. Something to be proud of. Looks swell. All the best for the future sections.
  22. My 1971 Mach 1, 429 SCJ, was assembled at the Dearborn plant on 12/11/70, sold on May 14, 1971 in Conover, North Carolina. But the original owner was killed in 1975. So, the Mustang was put in storage and sat unmolested until 1990. It was then completely disassembled (down to a bare shell) and remained that way until 2015 when I purchased it. Took 5 years to rebuild, restore, and reassemble. Finally, in 2020, after 44 years, it's back on the road again where it belongs.
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