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About Sharky

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    Is that a Mustang?

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    72 Mach 1 351C Grabber Lime Green


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  1. So...this car was obviously repainted as it is a 1972 and this color wasn't available. It was originally pewter according to the Marti report and all info on the car itself. However it was taken all the way down to bare metal, primed, and painted in I believe this 1971 color. A few chips have formed that go to the metal and I'd like to get them filled in with a matching color that looks good and prevents rust from setting in. The largest chip is the size of my pinky nail. I've looked through eBay but can never tell if the colors there are the exact match. Can one of you experts guide me
  2. Funny, I posted after looking at only the first page. I didn't realize that somebody had posted pics of the Montego on this same page. Ooops. The bottom one in red was the exact car I was thinking of. :)
  3. The 2 door reminds me of the Mercury Montego GT from 72-73. There is a lot of similarity to it in my eyes. And the Montego of course reminds us all of the Torino which came from the Fairlane. So they look like they came from the same family tree and just were a different branch, but are obviously siblings. :)
  4. She wouldn't need to leave Bill's money. Trust me, she has enough of our own. I read an article about her once, and it was pretty amazing how much money she got the day Microsoft went public, and what she was worth when she left (at least I think she did around the time Bill did if I'm thinking of the same person that is being mentioned here). There were a lot of instant millionaires in my old neighborhood in Washington when Microsoft stock went public and then subsequently went crazy for quite a while. It was good to see it happen, but I felt bad that I never spent more time programming
  5. Is this a common thing on these cars. Mine is a 72 with a 351c and automatic transmission. The gauge cluster is coming out shortly so I can go to LED's because I can't see the thing at all at night, but I figure I might as well order parts and have them ready for the speedo if there is a common failure point. I had this on a Ford in about 1989, but it needed replacement of two separate speedo cables (and I started out by only buying one of them). I just don't want to rip into it and not have the parts at the ready. Thanks for any tips. You've all given me such great advice so far a
  6. Here are the particulars. They look good, but obviously need work. They are old and not bright and shiny. :) Just some old engine heads. But this guy claims they are worth more than I think so, but I wanted to check. If they are worth what he is asking I may pick them up in case anybody else needs a set here or for a backup set for me to work on and learn as I go. I have a set of 1971 351c open chamber heads. These are bare heads that will probably need to be machined. The numbers: Casting: D1ZE-DA D1ZE-DA Cylinder Heads Cleveland V8 1971 351C-CJ (Cobra Jet), 75.4cc open cham
  7. Excellent advice and info from all. I'm amazed at the depth of knowledge and willingness to help out others. I'm going to rip into it tomorrow and figure out exactly what I have and then figure out where I'll go from there. It sounds like the pertronix of some sort is the most tested and trusted way to go. More info coming soon and then I'll pick what parts exactly to go with.
  8. I've been looking at all sorts of different setups over the last two months. My car has misfired since I got it, and I want to start over to a degree on the electrical/ignition side and then tune the carb for our high elevation and thin air. But is this a good place to start or a waste of money? If there is something better let me know! :) I'm also excited to fix the horribly dim interior and exterior lighting this month. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=200987066182
  9. Those are two from this evening. A few more on the way! :) Interesting question JimNiki. I grew up always wanting a 57 Chevy Bel-Aire. I loved how it was curvy and round and kind of looked like a bulldog to me. My dad broke the news to me that by the time I was able to buy a car I probably wouldn't want or even be able to find a 57 Chevy. So I moved on to other cars. The original Mustang Fastback and the California Special were my two favorites after that and I looked for them constantly on the roads of Seattle and saw many. When I started looking into buying a mus
  10. Wow, what a tremendous welcome from you all! I can already tell this is a board I will spend a lot of time on and hopefully be an asset to in some form or another. If nothing else... I have a third garage if anybody needs space to come do some work on their car on a weekend. That was the deal when we got our house. My wife got the house of her dreams. I got to paint it in Seahawks colors (originally from Seattle), and I got a third garage for the muscle car I ultimately decided on. I am truly married to the greatest lady ever. I work in Murray which is just on the outskirts of Salt Lake C
  11. Hi all! I bought a 1972 Mach 1 last September. I've driven it two miles total (I'm pathetic!). I'm an elementary school teacher who is really needing the year to end so I can enjoy my car! I've usually worked on SUV's and off-roading vehicles due to our horrible winters here, but always wanted a Mustang. My mom says Mustang was my first word and I could identify all of the different models from about age 4 (1977). I felt it was fitting to get one about my age. :) Hopefully I can find some others in the area that know more than I do. This thing just needs some fine tuning and it shoul
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