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I I must be losing my mind. I let my daughter drive the Mach1 home from basketball practice. She says the brakes suck so I guess my direct and to the point attitude has rubber off on her. :rolleyes:

Vamach1 - 72 Sprint conv & 72 Mach1

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Well here is the other side. And you all thought I was crazy. :P

All kidding aside, I'll post what I found with pictures of the floor, all 4 torque boxes and rear frame. This just became a parts car. :shrug2:

 

 

Nah! That's totally repairable - otherwise, I'd probably still be looking for a project. ;) :D

 

You're a machine, Mark - You can do it! Oh yeah, PM sent.

Eric

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Well I was a busy beaver today. Installed a new ignition coil and plug wires and adjusted the timing. Runs awesome now, pulling 16 " h.g. of vacuum. Installed the fender extensions, door/trunk locks and door handles. Fiddled with things for awhile, just had fun with it. Dinged up the new paint in a couple spots because I wasn't being careful, but the body guy said he'd fix all the dings and do a final polish this coming spring so I'm not too worried about it.

Steve

 

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Hello,

Not to much done today, just replace some seals and joints on the gearbox.

Next step, install the new clutch then place the gearbox.

Bye bye


Hello,

Not to much done today, just replace some seals and joints on the gearbox.

Next step, install the new clutch then place the gearbox.

Bye bye

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Mustang, beer and rock'nroll

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Swapped out the incorrect long tailshaft housing/upside down shift lever FMX transmission for one out of a 70 Mach with 1000 miles on the rebuild, hooked up the shift rod, speedometer gear and cable. Also installed some new u-joints and a Ford racing yoke on to the driveshaft. It has gotten cold here so there probably wont be much more progress for a while.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP hardware - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - Duraspark - MSD digital 6al box - MSD TFI coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - lakewood traction bars.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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took the mach to my clubs annual toy drive for the local VFW christmas charity for kids w/ parents who are deployed.

 

Had a much bigger turnout then expected w/ 30+ cars showing up including my mach, another member's 73 mach (which goes to everything) but the surprise was definitely another member showing up in a 73 fastback that he'd recently just bought up in pasadena....not sure if it was from a little old lady or not though,lol

 

1st of row of cars

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2nd row of cars

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the newest 71-73 in the club (it has a 302 BTW)

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All the toys the club bought/donated for the VWF

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Sounds like a productive day for all with good causes and great work. Good Job guys!

We made it so more sun could shine on the garage today and cheer up the Mach! :P

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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121208_002.thumb.jpg.54077f9ff7a669a82d566d9cd15d4f13.jpgI did spring perches and installed front coil springs! Most productive day in years!
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Pulled the gas tank out of the shed and drained the last out of it. It was replaced by PO and is like new. Have all new hardware and gaskets to go in (From OMS). Just waiting to here from c9zx about proceeding with painting.(strip, prime?) beats me.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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Mark sand it down and paint it silver [ I use cast coat ]

It should look like bare galvanized steel

Straps get black

Don

 

That may be one of those rare 1 of 1 black gas tanks! :D

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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Pulled the gas tank out of the shed and drained the last out of it. It was replaced by PO and is like new. Have all new hardware and gaskets to go in (From OMS). Just waiting to here from c9zx about proceeding with painting.(strip, prime?) beats me.

 

Mark,

Strip to bare metal...epoxy prime if you want but not required.. then eastwoods tank tone..Used it on the camaro gas tank..Works really well !!! & looks very close to oem...

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http://www.eastwood.com/ew-tank-tone-metallic-coating-aerosol-13-oz.html

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART

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Got my Eminger Invoice and got stop looking at the pictures of my new paint job. I cannot wait for it to be finished.

 

Looks great!

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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I cut my drivers side quarter panel off today and the inner structure is in a lot better shape than I suspected!

 

Melted the lead out

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Cut out

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1971 Mach 1 351C

2001 Cobra 4.6L 4v

2006 S281 Saleen 4.6L Supercharged

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Finally got a chance to work on the Mach 1 today, and ran through pretty much everything on the wiring harness with a DVM. So far, it looks like the original harness is in pretty good shape - gotta clean up some of the sockets and conductors, but that shouldn't take long. I think I discovered the difference between tach and non-tach instrument clusters and wondered if there's some kind of adapter or wizardry involved in making a tach cluster work in a non-tach car.

 

Since there were no flames or smoke involved, there are no pics (sorry, Roy). :P ;)

Eric

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I cut my drivers side quarter panel off today and the inner structure is in a lot better shape than I suspected!

 

Melted the lead out

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Cut out

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I walked around the car 10 times with a sawzall in my hand after measureing it for 6 days to cut my rear frame rails and there is no WAY I could have cut that rascal off! Nice job!

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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I cut my drivers side quarter panel off today and the inner structure is in a lot better shape than I suspected!

 

Melted the lead out

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Cut out

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I walked around the car 10 times with a sawzall in my hand after measureing it for 6 days to cut my rear frame rails and there is no WAY I could have cut that rascal off! Nice job!

 

I hesitated... Believe me! But I feel good about it now, and need to look into blasting the inner stuff there.

1971 Mach 1 351C

2001 Cobra 4.6L 4v

2006 S281 Saleen 4.6L Supercharged

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Pulled the gas tank out of the shed and drained the last out of it. It was replaced by PO and is like new. Have all new hardware and gaskets to go in (From OMS). Just waiting to here from c9zx about proceeding with painting.(strip, prime?) beats me.

 

Mark,

Strip to bare metal...epoxy prime if you want but not required.. then eastwoods tank tone..Used it on the camaro gas tank..Works really well !!! & looks very close to oem...

 

 

http://www.eastwood.com/ew-tank-tone-metallic-coating-aerosol-13-oz.html

 

If the black paint on it is adhering well, why strip it. Just clean , sand and re-paint it.

1 - it is a used gas tank

2 - it is a used gas tank

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Pulled the gas tank out of the shed and drained the last out of it. It was replaced by PO and is like new. Have all new hardware and gaskets to go in (From OMS). Just waiting to here from c9zx about proceeding with painting.(strip, prime?) beats me.

 

Mark,

Strip to bare metal...epoxy prime if you want but not required.. then eastwoods tank tone..Used it on the camaro gas tank..Works really well !!! & looks very close to oem...

 

 

http://www.eastwood.com/ew-tank-tone-metallic-coating-aerosol-13-oz.html

 

If the black paint on it is adhering well, why strip it. Just clean , sand and re-paint it.

1 - it is a used gas tank

2 - it is a used gas tank

 

Mark is this tank new or used????????????

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I ordered more stuff from CJ's (won a $100 gift card, but doesn't buy much) had to run to the storage unit to check the tire size. thought the rear wheel was 16"...it's not. Trying to find a way to fill the wheel wells better. I also rubbed the drivers door for luck, gazed longingly into the interior and imagined what it will look like when I get my door panels installed. Still contemplating where to put 2 more speakers in the front. Going with the dual coil dash speaker.

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Mark,

Strip to bare metal...epoxy prime if you want but not required.. then eastwoods tank tone..Used it on the camaro gas tank..Works really well !!! & looks very close to oem...

 

 

http://www.eastwood.com/ew-tank-tone-metallic-coating-aerosol-13-oz.html

 

If the black paint on it is adhering well, why strip it. Just clean , sand and re-paint it.

1 - it is a used gas tank

2 - it is a used gas tank

 

Mark is this tank new or used????????????

 

Tank? what Tank? M1 Abrahms? Let me drive that sucker! I don't care what color it is!

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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