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Got a little more done this after noon. Installed axles big brakes shocks sway bar and brake lines.

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Look what I picked up this weekend for Free. Last week I went to a Christmas party. Ended up talking to this guy mike. We were talking about Fords. He told me about his 69 Bronco he built. I started

A little update.Today I picked up my 4V heads from the machine shop. They hot tanked and magnafluxed and checked out great. SCORE.:D I cant believe they cleaned up so well.

Up Date,  Installed new classic auto air unit. Did the required bench test or should I say table test. Blocked off the cowl vent after all that hard to repair it. Restored center console. Maid my

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Nice job Mike!

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction

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Ok now I'm pissed!! Put the car down today to find out it sits to high. These spring are Scot Drake mid eye 1" drop. They do have the mid eye but have way to much arch. I knew I was in trouble when I had to jack up axle to bolt up the shocks. The shocks are topped out where it sits now. To see if there was any chance it would settle down I put 10 gallons of gas up in package tray 2 cement blocks seat pan and 20 gallons of water in the trunk. It dropped just a hair over a inch. :@  I don't want to take it apart!

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Who would've known...ANOTHER CRAPPY designed part from Scott Drake! Sorry, had to mention THAT again!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!

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They should settle over time. in the meantime you could try installing 1" lowering blocks, not the best option but it would lower it while the springs settle in.

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Mike, I installed stock replacements on my red Mach years ago and they sat a little high st first. After I drove the car for awhile they settled. I put the same ones on my blue 72 Mach a they sit a little high also. I’m hoping they do the same. Now on the front i installed the Scott drake 1” lowering springs. I’ve seen where people are not happy with those. Ryan

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1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction

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How does your "shackle" (not sure thats the right name, the thingy on the rear connecting to frame) looks like? Did you change it?

You could fix a bit there may be?

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I have been searching around and found threads of guys complaining about the Scot Drake spring being to high. Right now the way it sits the shocks are topped out.  Maybe even pulling the springs up. That can't be good. I think I will unbolt them tomorrow. I did loosened up the shackles to see if they where binding. No change. I have a hard time thinking they will settle 3 plus inches. 

 

After talking with sdstang today I think I'm going to order up some Detroit Eton mid eyes. Jim said his car settled about a half inch. 

 

Thanks guys for your reply's.

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Ok now I'm pissed!! Put the car down today to find out it sits to high. These spring are Scot Drake mid eye 1" drop. They do have the mid eye but have way to much arch. I knew I was in trouble when I had to jack up axle to bolt up the shocks. The shocks are topped out where it sits now. To see if there was any chance it would settle down I put 10 gallons of gas up in package tray 2 cement blocks seat pan and 20 gallons of water in the trunk. It dropped just a hair over a inch. :@  I don't want to take it apart!

 

what is the height, with no weights, from the ground (if car was on the ground) to the top of the wheel well opening.

Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic! ::thumb::

 

 

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Finally got my leaf springs handled.  Open tracker racing was very helpful to resolve my concern. They offered to send me a new set but I would have to send the bad set back. I just didn't want to deal with another set of Scott Drake springs. They also offered to pay for a re arch or store credit. So I had them send me a set of globalwest sub frame connectors. 

 

I ordered a set 1 inch drop Eaton leafs from NPD. All they needed was a quick spray of flat black and on they went. Check out the difference in the arch between Scott Drakes and the Eaton's.  What a joke. :@  Now the car sits much better.

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I read through the entire post. Very informative. Very detailed. Spawned many ideas. My wife and I will probably reference this build as we progress through ours. I especially liked the parts that you refurbished, instead of replaced. A Harbor Freight blast cabinet will be added to our "tools".

 

Attention to detail is fantastic. I am no fan of red, but your Mach 1 looks awesome!!!

 

Thanks for the detailed build post.

 

Brett

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I read through the entire post. Very informative. Very detailed. Spawned many ideas. My wife and I will probably reference this build as we progress through ours. I especially liked the parts that you refurbished, instead of replaced. A Harbor Freight blast cabinet will be added to our "tools".

 

Attention to detail is fantastic. I am no fan of red, but your Mach 1 looks awesome!!!

 

Thanks for the detailed build post.

 

Brett

Thanks Brett for the kind words. I'm trying to do a nice driver build with out braking the bank  rofl 

 

Mike

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Fantastic thread, and I only read through the even pages. Imagine what I'll learn when I go back and go through the odd ones.

 

Just outstanding work and you keep a dang nice and clean shop. Bravo.

 

This is a what, five? six? year effort now? You should make a book out of it once you get to the end because there seems to be nothing you have not encountered.

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Fantastic thread, and I only read through the even pages.  Imagine what I'll learn when I go back and go through the odd ones.

 

Just outstanding work and you keep a dang nice and clean shop.  Bravo.

 

This is a what, five? six? year effort now?  You should make a book out of it once you get to the end because there seems to be nothing you have not encountered.

Thanks for checking out my build. Doing a full restoration in a small 2 car garage you have to keep a clean shop. Just don't have room for clutter. I may not clean up at the end of the day but I will before I start again.

 

5-6 years I wish!!  This thanksgiving will be 9 years since I took it apart.  :@  A full time wife,house,job and off-road hobby has put the project on the back burner too many times. I feel like I'm 2 years behind and realistically have 2 more to go. Hopefully sooner.

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Keep up the good work Mike, you’ll get it done. I’m going on 13 yrs for for Mach. Ryan

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1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction

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Keep up the good work Mike, you’ll get it done.  I’m going on 13 yrs for for Mach. Ryan

Thanks Ryan. No point in rushing it's done when it's done.

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Progress to report!  :cool:

 

Reinstalled the fuel tank. Removed it to paint the lower black,didn't want to get any over spray on it plus I thought it would be better out of my way while installing the 9 inch and it was.

 

Installed the rear wiring harness.

 

Installed the rear valance.

 

Restored the license plate light and installed new rear bumper.

 

Reinstalled the rear spoiler buffing out a slight scratch that just some how just showed up on the trunk. :chin:

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Looking great!

 

Seeing your update reminds me I need to go through your pages again (for tech tips), as we are finding more "stuff" that needs fixin'.

 

I'm about to buy a set of wheel dollies. I'm thinking two non-locking and two locking (not sure on "levelness" of floor). Any recommendations? We have a H.F. locally.

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Looking great!

 

Seeing your update reminds me I need to go through your pages again (for tech tips), as we are finding more "stuff" that needs fixin'.

 

I'm about to buy a set of wheel dollies. I'm thinking two non-locking and two locking (not sure on "levelness" of floor). Any recommendations? We have a H.F. locally.

Good morning Brett, The dollies are H.F .   They work OK. If you look close at the right rear you will see skid marks on the floor. One caster is locked up. The car still rolls OK with the stuck caster. I think I set the break one time and it never released. Typical H.F. . I still recommend them for the $$.

 

Some times I wish I could leave the car in the middle of the garage but the wife's 13 convertible MUST be parked inside at night.  :D

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