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  1. Color code is 3 which is bright red for the 71's. It is 2 stage base coat and clear over it. Base coat
  2. There are only four bolts that hold it on. 9/16 I think. The nuts are on the inside of the trunk. But first remove the license plate light bracket (two phillips screws). Just hold the bumper while you are loosening the nuts so the bumper does not drop on your feet. That's about it - really simple. I put on a new one on the Mach1 a few months ago - piece of cake. Oh - you also have to reuse the old brackets so you need to remove them from the old bumper and bolt them on the new one with those funny looking washers. Thanks, I.m removing trim from my car in preparation for the paint shop.
  3. I am so happy to have found your post. I am removing trim and getting my car ready for paint. The drip rail trim needs to be removed along with other trim prior to prep. Regarding leaks....my right Quarter window is stationary and has always had a slow leak. I have already removed the interior quarter panels. I have a complete set of Ford Shop Manuals and no where is there any mention of how to remove trim from drip rails. Thank You so much. Outrider4 1971 Mach 1 351C
  4. Ready to replace shocks on my Mach 1. Looking at QA-1 shocks. Anyone have these on their Mustang ? Would like some feed back on this brand before pulling the trigger.
  5. I have a FiTech throttle body FI and a 14 inch air cleaner on it now. The MSD 8350 with wires installed will interfere so a 13 inch air cleaner from NPD will fix it. I HOPE Thank you for your feedback and good luck with yours. Outrider4
  6. Thanks for the feedback. I can't run a stock air cleaner. I have throttle body fuel injection and it won't fit. There is also a fractional difference in the height of your 8577and the 8350. My plan is to run a 13 inch air cleaner. Thanks again for you feedback. Outrider4
  7. Hi Canted 393, Thanks for your quick feedback. I've been looking at 13 inch air cleaner from NPD. Looking at yours is that a 13 inch diameter ? Wish I could mount my coil like yours (Blaster 2) but I've still got A/c in the way....have to stick with horizontal mount on other side. Thanks again, Outrider4
  8. I'm getting ready to purchase an MSD Distributor Ready to Run Pro-Billet P/N 8350 for my 351C to replace my old Mallory Unilite. Would like to know if there is enough clearance under the hood of my Mach 1 for this dissy with wires installed. Don't really want to modify my hood. Height from base of Dissy dissy is 8.9375. any one out there have a similar install ? would appreciate any feedback to help on this problem. Thanks
  9. Just watched a U-Tube video of 73 build. The owner is using a Heitz (don't know if that is spelled right) pressure regulator tied to his PS system to keep fluid pressure from increasing as engine revs higher. Paste this to your browser to watch the install ........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q335MzHhc8A ........ Be advised that there is more going on in this video than PS. Brakes, Clutch, et. You may have to move FF on video to get to PS segment. Hope this will help.
  10. I am running w/o the ignition control. If your not racing don't know why you would need ignition control.
  11. For a c4 or c6 the kickdown rod is only utilized when passing. Or when you jump on the gas in high gear. If you put the car in drive without the kickdown hooked up it will shift normally through the gears. If you want it to downshift by itself from high gear to 2nd you will need to hook up the kickdown. If you don't mind doing it yourself you can leave it off. It will not hurt the trans. I have never had my hooked up on my car for the past 12 years or so. Now that you mention it I never used much at all for passing. I think its time to retire the kick down rod and box it up for the next owner....unless my wife buries me in the car when I pass away. Thanks for the feedback.
  12. I have a FiTech EFI4 installed on my 71 351C with a EB Performer manifold. I have a C6 with a shift kit. Does anyone have a setup like this and if so were you able to connect the transmission kickdown rod without issues?? I have had a problem and am looking into getting a Lokar kickdown cable...problem is that they don't make a bracket (manifold mounted) to attach the cable to for routing cable down to transmission. Any ideas or solutions ? I suppose I could just shift it manually....hmm Thanks
  13. Yes.... once i do it i want to take one step at the time. It won't be until summer. I will first rebuild the carb, run it carbed for a little and then go to EFI..... one step at a time. I will keep the carb and original ignition around. That way I would know all is working well in case i want or need to revert. 1971 M-code Mach 1 That is very smart thinking. I installed my EFI but still have the old carb in the box that the TB came in.....have a great day
  14. Basstrix, did you ever receive an answer concerning the Malory distributor? That's exactly what I have. Thanks. I have had a Mallory Unilite distributor on engine for years with Jacobs coil and wiring and yes I just installed a FiTech EFI4 TB. So far during engine break in it has worked together flawlessly. This car is driver and is not for drag racing.
  15. I just had my 351C refreshed (ok rebuilt). I replaced the old flat tappet cam and valve train with Comp Cam roller cam and valve train. Replaced the intake with Edelbrock Performer manifold. On top went with FiTech EFI4 and rather than run EF Pump from tank I opted for FiTechs Fuel Control Center. All went well except the way the FCC was mounted. The unit was mounted on the left fender well where the windshield washer res was.....problem...it was mounted on an angle...FCC per INSTRUCTIONS needs to be mounted VERTICAL or very near vertical....why....it won't allow proper venting to tank return since it operates with an internal float system. FIX: Installed spacers to position tank properly. Engine still in break in but runs great. Best tip: Read and Follow Instructions.....this is not a carb.....good luck Did you use comp cams hydraulic roller lifters for your build?? if you did, make sure to keep an eye on them and listen for any tapping. I had 3 separate COMP lifters collapse on me this summer. I just pulled ALL of them and sent the whole kit back to comp. Waiting to hear back what they have to say about it. Been a lot of bad press going around the net about their hydraulic roller lifters!!! Good Luck. I have a set of Lunati or Isky lined up for mine. Thanks for the warning...I'll be on the lookout
  16. I just had my 351C refreshed (ok rebuilt). I replaced the old flat tappet cam and valve train with Comp Cam roller cam and valve train. Replaced the intake with Edelbrock Performer manifold. On top went with FiTech EFI4 and rather than run EF Pump from tank I opted for FiTechs Fuel Control Center. All went well except the way the FCC was mounted. The unit was mounted on the left fender well where the windshield washer res was.....problem...it was mounted on an angle...FCC per INSTRUCTIONS needs to be mounted VERTICAL or very near vertical....why....it won't allow proper venting to tank return since it operates with an internal float system. FIX: Installed spacers to position tank properly. Engine still in break in but runs great. Best tip: Read and Follow Instructions.....this is not a carb.....good luck
  17. You going to be at Autorama at Cal Expo in February ? OR4
  18. As requested I'm placing this post as a new member. In late 1971 I got out of service and bought a Mach !. Drove the wheels off of it until the early 80's. (242,000 miles) When the plastic wore off the timing gear and the engine quit I felt she was telling me time for a new engine. Mid 80's that finally happened along with a fresh tranny. After that took it out occasionally but it spent most of the time in garage. Fast forward 2014...retired 2015....sold the house and moved out of Bay Area......2016.....pulled engine only this time we did some upgrades....roller cam and valve train....got rid of that 4300 carb and replaced it with EFI.....WERE BACK...Yeah....I'm a little older and a little slower but were back on the road again. Kool April Nights just around the corner. More Later
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