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Jeff, it is hard to figure out what someone is trying to achieve. All I can do is look at the some of parts and assume. I will pull the rocker covers this weekend and see if I can find something fancy under there. He put the ford racing aluminum valve covers on and I hope to find roller rockers underneath. I think it has a loose rocker so I need to look anyway. I am sure the car will run beautifully when it is done.

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 Ontario Canada.

 

I remember seeing a picture of that car before.

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

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I will consider myself lucky getting it for 8500. I found the door tag and it looks like this should be light pewter. Just so happens that was the color I wanted. It may become light pewter again some day. I also figured out my problem. My car was not getting any fuel. The fuel filter was hidden onder the power steering pump and I parked on my slanted drive and it would not get fuel. the new carb has it running much better but it still desperately needs something. Lots of loud but not a whole lot of go. I had an 87 GT that would do 160 and that is the seat pinning power I think I need. NEW! Order a Door Dataplate | Order a Marti Report | Link to these results

 

 

Question 1. Is the FMX an unusual choice for a trany. I thought c4 or c6 were the only options.

 

 

Warranty Number: 2F05Hxxxxxxx

Year:

2 1972

Plant:

F Dearborn, MI

Body Series:

05 SportsRoof, Mach 1

Engine:

H 351 2v V8

 

Miscellaneous Vehicle Data

Body:

63R SportsRoof, Mach 1

Color:

5A Light Pewter Metallic

Trim:

AA Black All Vinyl, Standard Interior

Date:

D.S.O:

23 Memphis

Axle:

2 2.75:1, Conventional

Trans:

X FMX Automatic

More Info coming soon...

 

MANUFACTURED BY

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS

TO ALL APPLICABLE U.S. FEDERAL

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STAN-

DARDS IN EFFECT ON DATE OF

MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE

 

 

VEH IDENT NO BODY COL.

 

TRIM AXLE TRNS. DSO


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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FMX is a great transmission, just a little heavy. I'll be in Memphis this week after Wednesday (Heck I was in Cordova last Monday) Hope to see you ripping the streets up with it. :D

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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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They have a Mustang meet at the motorsports park on Saturday.

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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Hi and ::welcome:: from Luxembourg, Europe.

Your car´s paint scheme has already been discussed on this page. I even had a pic of it on my phone about a year ago when I found it on the internet somewhere. I saved it because it was different.

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Welcome from West Virginia! I remember that car for sale. The paint scheme looks better in your pics than I remember.

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Trying to find info on my car now so I can figure out what to do next/ The Eleanor wheels and lowering will make it much more me. Looking forward to the seat rebuild as well because these feel 42 years old. The paint scheme is nice but the MATT finish is a fail in my book. I am not sure if I should repaint or clear over the black. It looks a bit washed out because of the hot summer sun. May paint the lowers with clear to see how it reacts before I ruin the pain and have to spend a lot more money. If I have to repaint it is going to color 5A as it was born. The PO pin striped the inside with bright lime as well, wife loves it but I am not necessarily a fan of the lime on the inside.

 

If anyone has a link to threads with this car from PO I would be glad to get them.

 

LUX, I bet you love filling that car in Luxembourg. Mine is not exactly fuel efficient.

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 Maine , gotta love the lime !:D

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460 , Edelbrock Performer carb. + intake , 204 / 214 cam , Pertronix Flamethrower 2 billet dizzy + coil , Crites long tubes , C6 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I 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.

like the 3 3/4 inch exhaust pipes. Though too much into mine, eventually want 3 inches from my 3 inch Hooker Headers long tubes completely through w/the x-pipe even 3 inch diameter. As you can see on my March slot of next year COTM have done a lot of the restomod ie from q to r code- fully optioned to ....

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I received my tires today and once again I should have paid closer attention. I thought I had 18's for the rear because that is what was on the box but I have 17x7 front and 17x9 rears. I had an extra pair of 225x45x17's in the garage so I have 245's in the back and 225's in the front. In hindsight I would have bought 50's and 255 rear and 245 front. I will get used to the new look and when it is lowered back where it belongs I image it will be closer to perfect. Tomorrow I pull the seats and get going on that. I found a shop to tune it and make it run right, it is a lot better but the rpm drops more than it should when I go into gear and it is leaving a good bit of power on the table. I plan to fix that and the owner of a local shop does a lot of drag race cars so he knows carbs and msd, should be the perfect guy and he comes recommended from Dynospeed which means something around here. Dynospeed told me he could convert my car to modern engine for 13,000 to 25K and I laughed and kept on walking. He also said something about making it a daily driver, it will be that for a whole lot less.

 

Dumb question, rear lowering is just removing these dumb shackles and going to standard. Can I cut the new spings that are on it or should I buy lowering springs. Are lowering springs heavier spring rates.

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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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Wheels look good. Thanx for the heads up on the show out at the motorsport park. Now that I have finished alot of the projects that were set aside to get the cars ready for Charlotte I am going to pick up a wrench again.

 

A couple of thoughts on the lowering questions. I always try and stay away from cutting suspension pieces. Just my personal preference learned many years ago living in the midwest and how some of the elements up there affect suspension components. I would buy the correct length shackles you need to get the ride height you want. Shackle kits are pretty affordable and contribute to a better ride. Mustangs Plus is a good vendor for suspension components. http://www.mustangsplus.com/xcart/home.php

I would also shy away from cutting the coil springs like some old school customizers do. Again personnel preference. I would explore what springs are needed to get the lower ride height you are looking for. I have a friend who recently went through about 3 sets of coils to get the right height on his 70. If you need more info where he bought his springs or any tools to help out let me know, we are close enough.

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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New project started today. I tore down the passenger seat to get ready for a new cover. While I was pulling it out I realized I need to order the rear pieces as well. They have some well hidden repairs that I am not all that cool with. Guess I might as well do the carpet too. It is not perfect and I will put some dynamat in while it is out. I will have to clean up all the rust before I can put the covers and new foam on. The modern foam feels a whole lot denser and I am going to like it. It will be fun trying to figure out where all the hardware goes in.

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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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Seat frame has several cracks. Looks like I am getting a mig welder this weekend. So far I am not liking upholstery work. Not fun but I will like it better when we were done.

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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Seat frame has several cracks. Looks like I am getting a mig welder this weekend. So far I am not liking upholstery work. Not fun but I will like it better when we were done.

 

Make sure to get one that that allows use of shielding gas. I don't know what your experience level is, but flux core MIG welding is a PITA and not suitable for thin material.

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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Seat frame has several cracks. Looks like I am getting a mig welder this weekend. So far I am not liking upholstery work. Not fun but I will like it better when we were done.

 

Make sure to get one that that allows use of shielding gas. I don't know what your experience level is, but flux core MIG welding is a PITA and not suitable for thin material.

 

So, I guess a flux core is not the right tool for this job. I have very little to weld. May just take it to a welder and have it done, I have to wait for the hog rings to arrive since they don't come with the seat covers. How dumb is that.

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 have decided that upholstery work sucks. The seat frames are razor sharp and one slip and you are bleeding like a stuck pig. The seat covers I bought don't quite look perfect on the back and they are incredibly tight. Wonder if I don't have original seats to start. They were cloth and not naugahyde.

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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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Hit a snag in my project, have to have spinal surgery to repair a exploded disk. I have been in severe pain for the last week and the seats came to a standstill. Would love to hear some insight on why seat covers seam off at the bottom. Is it possible I have wrong seat backs? Is it possible I have wrong year seats?

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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Ugh that stinks.. which disc? I have been walking around on a blown out L5-S1 for the past 13yrs..

 

keep us updated on things post surgery, I've been putting it off way to long.

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Man, that totally sucks! Hopefully, you'll heal quickly and be back up to speed soon. Good luck!

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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No surgery today, blood pressure was too high. What next, this sucks.

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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Best wishes on the back. Mine is a kills me alot, but just have not gone to the Dr, to get what I would suspect is bad news. The seats for 71-73 are pretty much the same no matter what trim level. I chose not to install my own covers given I had them sewn up by TMI with original comfortweave and gray banding. I could not handle the pressure of wrecking $100's of dollars of investment by installing them wrong or ripping. I do know a great interior guy here in town that has low overhead and does great work. Better than Don's Upholstery in my opinion.

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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