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    1972 Fastback (Sports Roof) Ivy Green and a built up 351c, Automatic.
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  1. It's a 72 - turn signals were under the bumper. It's also not a Mach 1, nor does it have the Exterior Decor Group, so no sport lamp grille. Agreed, the 268H is a very mild cam at 218/218 duration and should easily pull 15" vacuum. I ran the more aggressive 280H which is 230/230 and it had plenty of vacuum for the factory power brakes. Either way, it's a nice looking car and appears to be pretty solid. The doors sound really good when closed, not the usual "coffee can full of bolts" sound you hear. Your probably correct re: enough vacuum with that Cam. I'm going to check the vacuum and I'm looking into eliminating the "noisy" vacuum pump. The car is a very nice and solid example of a 72 and does not sound like "a can of bolts" at all. It rolls down the road very straight and quietly, with no rattles that I hear. Vacuum pump eliminated, see my new cars for sale post
  2. YouTube video either click here or copy and paste: https://youtu.be/8XZqwiMUXe4 Beautiful 1972 Mustang Sportsroof (Sportsroof was technically the name of these, but most call them Fastbacks) Original and rare Olive Green interior. Exterior paint is Ivy Bronze Metallic w/Clear Coat. Front seats were just newly recovered and re-foamed July 2019 This car is ready to roll and show Car has power Disc Brakes all around! No drum brakes on this car! All the following was just done to this Mustang within the last 2 weeks: New Comp Camshaft Kit - # 32-221-3. Head was machined (of course) Premium lifters - hydraulic flat tappets. New Valve springs - New Timing chain. Gaskets for cam change - entire cam change kit installed. 16 chrome moly valve spring retainers - chrome moly hardened. New blue cap electronic distributer (eliminating points) New plugs, new Ford racing plug wires. New Holley 600 carburetor. New battery. Engine is a 351 Cleveland with ram air hood. Ported close chamber heads. Ceramic headers. FMX automatic transmission, shift kit, 9" gear ratio 4:11.1 limited slip. Sump oil pan. Upon completion of rebuild Mobil 1 / 15-50 weight synthetic oil and Lucas synthetic treatment were added. Car shows excellently with a couple hard to see dings (see video) Runs perfectly. Was in 1 family from new in 1972 until April of this year, I'm only the second owner. Have copy of original title and other original paperwork, bill of sale, owners manual, etc... Many performance extras in this car and I'm sure I'm forgetting some of the things recently done to this beauty so if you're interested text or call me at 219-228-0580 and let's discuss. Nice car!! ::thumb:: .
  3. Looking into eliminating the vacuum pump, going to check the vacuum to see if there's enough to operate the power brakes (on all 4 wheels) and if so, vacuum pump is gone. Mustang horse is easily removed from cowl (was there when I obtained car) The org. owner put an electric retractile antenna on the back (don't ask me why) but the antenna does work. Rims were on it when I obtained it too. Obtained from an estate. The digga-digga-digga noise will be eliminated. :) 1sostatic - Checked vacuum and it is sufficient to run power brakes all around. The digga-digga-digga has been removed from car, there is no vacuum pump in car now and zero noise, the motor purrs and sounds beautiful now, like the satisfying, captivating, delicate, intoxicating hum of a Cleveland 13726548 firing order that yoou described!
  4. It's a 72 - turn signals were under the bumper. It's also not a Mach 1, nor does it have the Exterior Decor Group, so no sport lamp grille. Agreed, the 268H is a very mild cam at 218/218 duration and should easily pull 15" vacuum. I ran the more aggressive 280H which is 230/230 and it had plenty of vacuum for the factory power brakes. Either way, it's a nice looking car and appears to be pretty solid. The doors sound really good when closed, not the usual "coffee can full of bolts" sound you hear. Your probably correct re: enough vacuum with that Cam. I'm going to check the vacuum and I'm looking into eliminating the "noisy" vacuum pump. The car is a very nice and solid example of a 72 and does not sound like "a can of bolts" at all. It rolls down the road very straight and quietly, with no rattles that I hear. 73pony - Checked the vacuum without the vacuum pump and the vacuum is sufficient to run all 4 power disc brakes. THE VACUUM PUMP HAS BEEN ELIMINATED AND REMOVED FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL CAR!! NO MORE VACUUM PUMP NOISE!
  5. Looking into eliminating the vacuum pump, going to check the vacuum to see if there's enough to operate the power brakes (on all 4 wheels) and if so, vacuum pump is gone. Mustang horse is easily removed from cowl (was there when I obtained car) The org. owner put an electric retractile antenna on the back (don't ask me why) but the antenna does work. Rims were on it when I obtained it too. Obtained from an estate. The digga-digga-digga noise will be eliminated. :)
  6. I don't think the HEI is ugly and it was freshly installed by my mechanic to eliminate the hassle of points, a coil, etc. And yes, the Ram Air is compromised and if I keep this car I'll look into making the Ram work.
  7. It's a 72 - turn signals were under the bumper. It's also not a Mach 1, nor does it have the Exterior Decor Group, so no sport lamp grille. Agreed, the 268H is a very mild cam at 218/218 duration and should easily pull 15" vacuum. I ran the more aggressive 280H which is 230/230 and it had plenty of vacuum for the factory power brakes. Either way, it's a nice looking car and appears to be pretty solid. The doors sound really good when closed, not the usual "coffee can full of bolts" sound you hear. Your probably correct re: enough vacuum with that Cam. I'm going to check the vacuum and I'm looking into eliminating the "noisy" vacuum pump. The car is a very nice and solid example of a 72 and does not sound like "a can of bolts" at all. It rolls down the road very straight and quietly, with no rattles that I hear.
  8. Beautiful 1972 Fastback / Sports Roof Mustang with original and rare Olive Green interior / Ivy Bronze Metallic w/Clear Coat exterior color. Car located in NW Indiana just SE of Chicago. Call or Text 219-228-0580 or email me at kevinlebonte@aol.com for lots more photos and info. Front seats were just newly recovered and re-foamed 2 weeks ago. This car is ready to roll and show Car has power Disc Brakes all around! No drum brakes on this car! All the following was just done to this Mustang within the last 2 weeks: New Comp Camshaft Kit - # 32-221-3. Head was machined (of course) Premium lifters - hydraulic flat tappets Valve springs - Timing chain Gaskets for cam change - cam change kit 16 chrome moly valve spring retainers - chrome moly hardened New blue cap electronic distributer (eliminating points), new plugs, new Ford racing plug wires. New Holley 600 carburetor. Engine is a 351 Cleveland with ram air, ported close chamber heads, ceramic headers. FMX automatic transmission, shift kit, 9" gear ratio 4[/url]:11.1 limited slip. Upon completion of rebuild Mobil 1 15-50 weight oil and Lucas treatment were added. Car is high performance from motor through entire drive train. New battery too! Car shows excellently with a couple dings. Runs perfectly. Was in 1 family from new in 1972 until April of this year, I'm only the second owner. Have copy of original title and other original paperwork, bill of sale, owners manual, etc... There is so much more I'm forgetting that I've recently done to this car, please ask -
  9. Thanks man...looking into it and appreciate the advice. :thankyouyellow: Well after all the carb jarb talk, turns out whoever owned the car before me over-tightened the lifters, did not set them correctly and destroyed the cam, all went bad in the 351c and had to replace cam and all associated with it along with machining the head! After tons of diagnosis by 3 different shops, tons of money and work I get it back tomorrow. Live and learn...I know what a bad cam sounds like and acts on a motor now. Bummer man! :@
  10. Looking for help on timing a 72 with a 351C and a Cam. Not certain which cam is in it due to buying this from an estate, all I was told is that it is a roller cam. I do know it has close chamber heads. Can anybody recommend to me where to set the timing on this beast?
  11. Thanks man...looking into it and appreciate the advice. :thankyouyellow:
  12. 72sportsroof, please tell us what 700 holley, give us the list number off of the air horn. we can then see just what your carb is supposed to have for accelerator squirter size and pump cam, is the accelerator pump set up properly ? from there transmission type and gearing come into play ,as does tire size. Boilermaster Here's some photos of Holley
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