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697182019_20140319_145541_zps9cbae5de(2).thumb.jpg.86c2b3495457a50cb532901fc92300cc.jpgI just bought a fairly clean Bright Lime Green Mach 1 last week and I am sure I will spend a good bit of time here learning the nuances of the 72. I had 2 65 coupes and this is my first Fastback. The car looks great but does not currently run great. I will be asking a ton of questions on tuning. The PO looked to be building a beast but never got it right. It has full length headers, flowmaster exhaust with 3 3/4 inch pipes, ported manifold, MSD ignition, and who knows what else. Does not smoke but carb is suspect for sure. Looking forward to learning. I also have a Harley Sporty that has been with me since birth in 1993. I like my toys.

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Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.

 

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Welcome from TriCities WA. I don't believe I have seen a hood painted that way. Good looking car.

-john

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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I remember seeing that car posted here a while back. Good to see that it brought us another forum member! Welcome!

 

FYI, if I recall right, the end caps were slipping down the quarters and rubbing the trunk. If they still are, take the opportunity to adjust them before the rumbling damages the paint.

 

Anything specific that seems "off?" Can you get us a clean audio/video clip?

 

-Kurt

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I will post more on the weekend. I know the rear bowl is overfilling and the carb is leaking at the back freeze plug on the bowl so I will buy a new carb and start with new. It sounds like it has a loose rocker arm or bent pushrod because I only hear it on one of the two rear cylinders. That is what the end of my screwdriver says. The MSD ignition wiring also needs to be checked. I have a dead short that killed the battery but I found that and now the battery is o'k. The car just needs some TLC. I changed plugs, wires, rotor, voltage regulator and it does not want to start. I will check for spark when I am less frustrated. Right now I have a boat load of parts coming to fix the interior, drop the car to a more normal stance with Coys Eleanor 17 x 8 wheels and some other goodies to make it look like I want it to look. I may scrap the MSD and carb and start over. Distributors and carbs are not that difficult and new will take away some of the guessing. May go with Distributor with built in Coil. Not sure yet. Have Mustang meet in 2 weeks in Memphis so I need to be able to drive there and make it home without embarrassing myself. I also ordered the stripe kit to tone down the look also. May have matt black painted gloss to make it easier to clean. Matt black on roof sucks. I bought it for what I would consider a low price so I have room for paint on the black surfaces as well. Update Just ordered a carb from Summit. Guess I will find out if my Holley was crap or alternator.

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.

 

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Welcome from west Michigan. That looks like a pretty nice project.

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Welcome to the best Mustang forum on the planet and welcome from Bundaberg Australia

He has all the vices I admire and none of the virtues I despise

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Here is a picture of my last Mustang I sold 3 years ago. I sure liked that color. Here is a before and after pic. 224741_1843291734338_7372699_n.jpg.431dbbc1d234053de739c721986f0c85.jpg6572_1138388912208_1774574_n.jpg.1002791f476040a39f954bc444235770.jpg[/align]

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.

 

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::welcome:: to the forum from San Diego! This place rocks and you will definitely find more help than you could have ever wanted on here. Good looking car, I like the paint scheme.

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Welcome from just down the road in Collierville, TN. ::welcome::

Ron

The Rickster, a 1973 Mach 1, being restored as a tribute to my brother who passed away with COVID in July 2020.

Billy, a 1976 Ford Bronco, also needs a lot of work.

El Guapo, a 1986 F150, frame-off Resto-Mod.

Also, in the queue, a 1950 Ford F1 Panel truck and 1962 Falcon Ranchero

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Bright Lime was 72 only. Very rare. Is it original to the Mach 1? What code is the motor? H or Q or R? Welcome to the forum.

Tim: Restoring 71-73 Ponies, Restoring People

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Welcome to the forum from Virginia. Sounds like you are jumping in with both feet to get her ready for the show in 2 weeks. Keep the updates coming.

 

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Welcome from a couple blocks east of you in Fisherville, TN. You found the right site to share your adventure in making this car the one you want as well as keeping us posted on your progress. Let us know whenever we can help. You mentioned the mustang show, which one are you referring too? Maybe we could meet up there.

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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My wheels arrived today. The lady I bought them from neglected to tell me they were 17x8 for front and 18x9 so now I had to order 2 more tires. I got a good deal on the wheels and I am o'k with the 18's in back. It will look really purty for sure. Just want them to stay inside the fenders unlike the po's view of what looks good.

 

It is an H code but I am not sure if it is the original color. If it is not I can tell you they hid it well because I can't find a spot on this car that is not green. I will get the marti report if that is what I need to tell what I really have. I know that the engine has 4V heads and other adders for HP. I am going to drive it for a while and then decide if I am going to get it painted back to the stock paint configuration. If it is truly a unique car I will treat it as such and work my way back to stock minus the wheels. Besides paying 60 bucks for a report, is there any other way to learn what the car was delivered with. I would like to know if the front discs are stock or an add as well. Where do you get production info for these babies?

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.

 

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a shout out from MY VAN.....down by tha RIVER!!!!

 

aka former Mt. Juliet guy here.

 

67 Diamond Blue Vert

 

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DUDE

 

LOL even my sig line offended somebody!

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If the ID sticker is still on the drivers door jamb area you can at least get the color codes for paint and interior as well as the original driveline configuration. It may have been removed or painted over in a repaint. If you locate it post up your findinds and one of our many contributors will get you a decode.

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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I am in Memphis and it was bought at auction. I bought from the guy that picked it up at auction. He got it in a lot of cars and claims he made no money. That is what I would say too.

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.

 

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Mach 1 stripe kit arrived today, check. Can anyone tell me if my rear taillights should have black borders or plastichrome? May order the honeycomb piece as well, how does it attach?

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.

 

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I saw the car here in Nashville a few times, but only at a distance. I remember his craigslist ad vaugely and I think he wanted about 15K for the car.

 

IIRC the engine spec he listed at the time struck me as being fairly stout, but not insane


oh I forgot to add-the honeycomb panel has 12 studs that go through the tailight panel and it fastens with nuts.

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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