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Hello all, my name is Ron and just purchased a 1972 Coupe for my 15yr old son. It needs some work but runs and mostly works. I am contemplating swapping the C4 to a manual. Other than than that it’s a cleanup and paint and rolling restoration. I will get it safe and reliable, it’s up to him to make it something nice.  

I am glad there is a forum dedicated to these cars. I have attached a couple pictures of me pulling it out of the barn and another of it in my back field.



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Welcome from League City Texas!  looks like a good barn save.  Like to know how you do on the 4 speed conversion.

9-20-19-Mine-Again.jpg1972 Mach 1 351 Cleveland Ram Air, C6, 9 inch with 3.25 Posi, Sanderson Ceramic Headers, 2.5" dual H Pipe exhaust w/stainless tips, MSD Ignition, Edlelbrock 4BB Carb, Wilwood Front Discs, Summit Racing Rear Discs.

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Welcome from Virginia. Lots of great info here. It's great to hear the younger generation taking interest in these Mustangs. 

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06







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Welcome from Central Ohio - post pictures and ask questions - lots of willing people around here!


Black 1971 Mach 1

351C/FMX/TrickFlow Heads/Lunati Retro Roller Conversion

Classic Auto AC, Manual Front Discs, Upgraded Springs/Shocks/Close-Ratio Steering



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Welcome from Central New York.

You'll find more information here than you can imagine.

Good luck with your build.



Post lots of pictures!

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Welcome from west Michigan! 

[align=left]Jeff T.


When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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Welcome from Southern Ohio.  Nice to see a father and son project.  Keep us posted on how you / he is making out.  Lots of friendly people here and a wealth of knowledge to be had just for the asking. 




"The only dumb question is the one not asked"

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Welcome from O'Fallon, MO.  Folks here are VERY helpful!  Looks like a great project.

Wisdom, knowledge and intelligence are three very different things.

1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Hello and Welcome from Michigan! Good luck with it and hope you and your son have fun getting it back on the road.

John - 72 Q Code

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Welcome to the forum. The pedal assemblies are different from drum brakes to PDB so be careful what you buy. Also you need everything from the rear end to the crankshaft to make the swap. Might be less cost to go with a WC T-5 swap but also know what you are getting. The 4 cyl. and 6 cyl. T-5 are not good needs to be a WC out of Gt or Cobra to be a good one and 1995 was last year then went to Modular engine with different bell housing. Always ask questions before jumping into parts for sure. There are dozens of different toploaders also do know what it is before you buy. Shifters in wrong place weak etc, etc. Here is some of the manual transmission parts.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P


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