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Just bought a 72 Grande today. Drove it up Interstate 17 in Arizona to Flagstaff for about an hour doing around 75 mph, engine ran great. I'll get some pictures posted as soon as I can. Its a bit of a project car for my son and I. Seems to be in really good shape. Interior is good, the buzzer even buzzes If you don't buckle your belt. Paint is good, some sun spots from the Arizona sun. Its been awhile since I have had a car to tinker with, my first car was a 67 Fastback with a 289. The 302 and tranny seemed to run well, was getting a lot of heat inside, its running headers so that could have been it. The front feels a bit loose, so thinking I should start there, checking tie rod ends and bushings in the front, there is a good squeak. The back seems to sag a bit, but there is a air nipple in the truck, think it may have air shocks in the back. Will put a air to tomorrow . Any other ideals of where to start?? Thanks Art

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Hello and welcome.

When I bought mine, were some air shocks in the back, I removed them and put some gas shocks from Kyb. Air shocks are not designed for our car.

 

Normal you have heat in the car, the headers send you this worm temperature.

Personnaly what I did is to put all around the headers some temperature band (sorry i don't know how to call this) and it is much better.

 

Waiting for some pics :)

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Welcome from Denmark :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... :P

Under construction!!

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Hi all,

I,m from England and I own 351c 71 Mach1. I've had her for 7 years now and she has not been on the road for much of that time.

From what I have found during my work on her, she was put in a barn for about 10 years and was damaged along the passenger side and the suspension was damaged .Now repaired. In fact, I have replaced the complete steering ,brake and suspension down to the wheel bearings.

I'm nearly finished but I am getting the smaller bits go on me.

With the web, I don't have to wait too long but it can be a problem at times.

She is never going to be "Concourse" but she has been done with the best of my ability.

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Welcome from TriCities WA.

-john

(jbojo)

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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Thanks everyone. I guess the first order is to fix the leaky oil pan gasket. I saw the rubber one piece gasket online, seems like a good ideal anyone used them?? Can I get the oil pan out without moving the engine around?? Ill get some pics up in a bit.

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Hi,

 

Just bought a 72 Grande today. Drove it up Interstate 17 in Arizona to Flagstaff for about an hour doing around 75 mph, engine ran great. I'll get some pictures posted as soon as I can. Its a bit of a project car for my son and I. Seems to be in really good shape. Interior is good, the buzzer even buzzes If you don't buckle your belt. Paint is good, some sun spots from the Arizona sun. Its been awhile since I have had a car to tinker with, my first car was a 67 Fastback with a 289. The 302 and tranny seemed to run well, was getting a lot of heat inside, its running headers so that could have been it. The front feels a bit loose, so thinking I should start there, checking tie rod ends and bushings in the front, there is a good squeak. The back seems to sag a bit, but there is a air nipple in the truck, think it may have air shocks in the back. Will put a air to tomorrow . Any other ideals of where to start?? Thanks Art

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Very nice, original looking car.

Curious if the color was changed to black or is it special-order paint car?

 

Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Hi all,

I,m from England and I own 351c 71 Mach1. I've had her for 7 years now and she has not been on the road for much of that time.

From what I have found during my work on her, she was put in a barn for about 10 years and was damaged along the passenger side and the suspension was damaged .Now repaired. In fact, I have replaced the complete steering ,brake and suspension down to the wheel bearings.

I'm nearly finished but I am getting the smaller bits go on me.

With the web, I don't have to wait too long but it can be a problem at times.

She is never going to be "Concourse" but she has been done with the best of my ability.

 

Hey there 'mate - first off: Welcome from West Texas! ::thumb::

 

But - can we get'cha to cut-n-paste your intro into a new thread in the "Introductions" forum? It's a little confusing having 2 guys share the same Intro thread. Thanks, and can't wait to see some pics of your new project. :D

Eric

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So I climbed under the car took a look around, I don't see any major issues. There is light surface rust here and there where the paint is chipped on the cowl. Most of the trim on the roof is in rough shape, and someone used silicone to reattach the drip molding and trim. The carb and manifold are new, looked like the points were brand new also. Cragar Boyd rims. Interior is in good shape just a small tear in the headliner, speedometer is off, clock doesn't work lol.

 

It is not original paint, it is black, but there is a color under the black like a candy apple. When you get it in sunlight it turns almost like a reddish purple if that makes sense. I don't know if it originally had vinyl on the roof.

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Hi,

 

Just bought a 72 Grande today. Drove it up Interstate 17 in Arizona to Flagstaff for about an hour doing around 75 mph, engine ran great. I'll get some pictures posted as soon as I can. Its a bit of a project car for my son and I. Seems to be in really good shape. Interior is good, the buzzer even buzzes If you don't buckle your belt. Paint is good, some sun spots from the Arizona sun. Its been awhile since I have had a car to tinker with, my first car was a 67 Fastback with a 289. The 302 and tranny seemed to run well, was getting a lot of heat inside, its running headers so that could have been it. The front feels a bit loose, so thinking I should start there, checking tie rod ends and bushings in the front, there is a good squeak. The back seems to sag a bit, but there is a air nipple in the truck, think it may have air shocks in the back. Will put a air to tomorrow . Any other ideals of where to start?? Thanks Art

b n r color combination, very hot and mysterious. Bet quite the lady picker upper.


Hi,

 

Just bought a 72 Grande today. Drove it up Interstate 17 in Arizona to Flagstaff for about an hour doing around 75 mph, engine ran great. I'll get some pictures posted as soon as I can. Its a bit of a project car for my son and I. Seems to be in really good shape. Interior is good, the buzzer even buzzes If you don't buckle your belt. Paint is good, some sun spots from the Arizona sun. Its been awhile since I have had a car to tinker with, my first car was a 67 Fastback with a 289. The 302 and tranny seemed to run well, was getting a lot of heat inside, its running headers so that could have been it. The front feels a bit loose, so thinking I should start there, checking tie rod ends and bushings in the front, there is a good squeak. The back seems to sag a bit, but there is a air nipple in the truck, think it may have air shocks in the back. Will put a air to tomorrow . Any other ideals of where to start?? Thanks Art

b n r color combination, very hot and mysterious(good looking body and interior)Bet quite the lady picker upper. Looks like only a small part time job to get her the way you like. Hope its got AC? Mikke

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Yep it does has ac, I think its been changed over also. The guy who I bought it from said he put in a can he got from the store, so guessing it was not R12, but the compressor does not look stock to me, I tried the A/c and it does get cold. Here is a pic of the compressor.

 

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Here are a few codes off the door

Body 65F

Color 5A Light Pewter

Trans X C4???

Axle 6

DSO 13.

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The A.C unit is an after market one...

 

Filled in some of your missing codes

 

Here are a few codes off the door

Body 65F GRAND

Color 5A Light Pewter METALLIC

Trans X C4??? FMX

Axle 6 3.00

DSO 13. NEW YORK

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hoping to land an entire stock AC package shortly then farming it out over the snow months to have it installed. Do not care how just so it works and looks original from the interior.In fact thinking on running it through my alternate optimum battery my stereo is running from the trunk.

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Yep it does has ac, I think its been changed over also. The guy who I bought it from said he put in a can he got from the store, so guessing it was not R12, but the compressor does not look stock to me, I tried the A/c and it does get cold. Here is a pic of the compressor.

 

 

Here are a few codes off the door

Body 65F

Color 5A Light Pewter

Trans X C4???

Axle 6

DSO 13.

I think my AC project may take a little longer than expected, once I figure out where it will fit under the hood.


The A.C unit is an after market one...

 

Filled in some of your missing codes

 

Here are a few codes off the door

Body 65F GRAND

Color 5A Light Pewter METALLIC

Trans X C4??? FMX

Axle 6 3.00

DSO 13. NEW YORK

We have a new member that deals with the codes as a job per se-along with working at NPD down on the N.E. Florida way. Since my door tag was sanded off(by some wanna be classic restoration shop) before I could have read it, looks like I am going to have to fabricate another w/what options I have improved upon it as a suggested kind of tag. Ha (as an ultimately last improvement is to convert my NASA hood into one that looks like these w/3 NACA scoops and 2 ducts in the aft for the elimination of the heat from the engine.

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