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72Mach168Cam

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    1972 Mach1 (wife's)

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  1. Welcome! This is the best car site on the internet. Not just 71-73 Mustangs. So many helpful and knowledgeable folks. That is a fantastic backstory to your Mustang!
  2. Well if it is lke parkerized finish on a gun, then not possible in my shop. Best I've been able to do is cold blue. I did a 1911 frame last summer in cold blue and was proud of myself on how it looked when complete. I imagine there is a paint that may replicate manganese phosphate finish. Made it through the night without feeling like death was knocking on my door. We're fortunate. Worried about my wife's cousin as he was not doing well yesterday. He was the victim of the same irresponsible, ignorant and selfish relative that infected us all. Hope to have energy to do more than sit o
  3. Excellent explanation on "slop gray" David! I did not know this. You should do a write up and it should be made a sticky in the paint section. Since we have time, this should be a detail we could add with little effort. That green car is impressive! I've seen pictures of yours on this site and it is a perfect example of a survivor! Not sure if I've seen an engine bay pic though. Yes we are doing fine today. I spiked a minor fever this afternoon and felt a bit crummy so I took a nap. I lost sense of smell today. I peeled a fresh orange and couldn't smell it. My kiddos are fine so far,
  4. I hadn't given it much thought until David brought up the color. But I hadn't considered anything but black. It isn't a concours restoration we were after, but it is food for thought, since a detail here or there would be a nice touch. Thanks to Cwalker509 we will have a straight bracket to install! Day 5 of the covid for us. I'm a little achy this a.m. Wife had a mild fever last night. We're fortunate we didn't get real sick. We have little ones to care for which means no way to isolate from them. So far no signs of sickness for them, but at their age they are likely to be asymptom
  5. Wish we would have upgraded our compressor and gave it a try! But what I doubted the most was our ability to replace sheet metal. The ability to weld well is a gift I don't posess. Cancelled the detail guy appointment. I tested positive for the Kung Flu yesterday. I got the rapid test due to my line of work. The efficacy of the rapid test has been questionable. But I have the classic symptoms minus serious respitory issues. My wife had the PCR test and will find out results later. But again she is symptomatic. Eisenhower's advisors were right. Did I type that out loud? Too bad.
  6. Great thoughts Galucha. I just "wanted" a 9 inch! But that darn bodyshop bill was higher than anticipated.... More an economic reason for us to stay with the 8 inch we already have. But yes, parasitic drag, unsprung weight; factors to be considered undoubtedly. We're not there yet, so maybe we'll match 5 numbers on the powerball soon...
  7. That is cheap! I wonder what lurks beneath the car cover in the background.
  8. This topic is relevant to future plans for my wife's Mach 1. It too currently has an 8". I have been unsuccessful at locating a 9" that fits the 71-73 Mustang. Locally. I do like the cheaper option of upgrading the 8". I haven't checked the local pick a part yards for an 8.8" out of an explorer. So I don't know the cost. But I have priced out an aftermarket 9". That is going to come in around $4k. It comes down to intended use I think. And engine power level. For my wife's Mach 1 it will never see a road course. It might do a couple passes at the local drag strip on "Ford Fun D
  9. Great! I was momentarily worried my wife's bagging and labeling was incomplete. No clips, just screws in the bag. Kindred spirits or something like that MustangSally44! MY car in the shop is a 68 Camaro.
  10. Not finding a picture. I found the labeled ziploc with the screws. But no clips. We may end up with the same question.
  11. My wife did 80-85% of the disassembly and documentation. I asked her and she said yes there are clips. It may take a bit to find a pic. Not sure if there are differences in years. She just took a pic of what it looks like bare. She's searching for a pic of clips installed right now. And says the clips fit in the open square holes.
  12. WOW! That is one beautiful Mach 1! Not sure if we have a picture of that in our "archives" that we took during disassembly. I'll try and find a picture. But by the time I find it, someone on this forum will be along before that with the correct info. You have found the best 71-73 Mustang forum. Welcome! And coming from a long time Chevy guy, the folks here are better than other car forums by a lot. I couldn't do the resurrection of my wife's Mach 1 without this place.
  13. Do you have a straight hood latch brace/support bracket? Ours is bent. Painter gave it a nice coat of paint though..
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