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Hey, new here.

 

I just picked up a 72 Mach1 2 days ago, the body and pans are rough. But a very solid car. All the rockers are clean, shock towers are like new. the front half of the car is good. the trunk is a mess. But Ill replace all the sheet metal on the car. and itll spend a lot of time being sand blasted.

 

the guy I bought it from had it running with putting gas in the carb, The motor sounded great, So thats the main reason I bought it. I put a new water pump, fuel pump, plugs, wires, brakes. etc etc. and it runs great! drove it for about 30 minutes then got pulled over by the cops. gave me a seat belt ticket. the motor has had a lot of work done to it, cam, intake, carbs, headers, etc etc. plus the car only has 52k miles on it. its a 351c 4 barrel head, 4 bolt main. Ill be putting the original intake and carb back on.

 

The tranny Im having problems with.. I dont even know what it is? he said its a top loader 4 speed. But Im having a hard time finding first gear? I dont know. Ive never messed around with a toploader b4. It may be a 3 speed. he gave me 2 other trannys with it, he said all 3 were 4 speeds top loaders. IDK? anf info would be great.

 

but its going to be a fun project.

 

glad I found these forums.

 

I just took a ton of pics. but this is the drive home.

 

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Good luck. Welcome from North Carolina (previousely from Erie,Pa.). Look forward to watching the rebuild.

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Welcome from west Michigan.

 

What is it doing when you attempt to put it in gear? It's probably shifter related unless the clutch isn't fully disengaged.

 

How many levers are on the side of the transmission? A 3 speed will have 2 levers and a 4 speed will have 3 levers.

 

Post some pics and we can tell you what you have.

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Welcome from west Michigan.

 

What is it doing when you attempt to put it in gear? It's probably shifter related unless the clutch isn't fully disengaged.

 

How many levers are on the side of the transmission? A 3 speed will have 2 levers and a 4 speed will have 3 levers.

 

Post some pics and we can tell you what you have.

 

it has 3 levers, so it is a 4 speed. wheres first gear? is it low left? or next to reverse, upper left? Ive never had a 4 speed? thanks for the help!

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Is that a dual carb set up I see?

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97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base

88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold

68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold

86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction

89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone

00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped

73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt

06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800

88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded

95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold

02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck

87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold

03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out

95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded

97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold

91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold

86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold

89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  

84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout

67 catalina, 64 chevy c60

64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray

79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks

 

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HI there and welcome from Ontario Canada.

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Ken

 

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

 

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Is that a dual carb set up I see?

 

yes brother, you want to buy it. lol

 

thanks again for all the info. cool site.

 

even swap for my 4 bbl manifold?

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97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base

88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold

68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold

86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction

89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone

00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped

73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt

06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800

88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded

95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold

02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck

87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold

03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out

95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded

97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold

91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold

86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold

89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  

84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout

67 catalina, 64 chevy c60

64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray

79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks

 

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Welcome from Virginia! Sounds like you got a lot of work done in two days. Looking forward to seeing more pics and hearing more about your Mach.

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 OHIO

 

Have all the parts you need about 20 minutes west of you.

New parts are on the website

Also have a building full of used parts

Need the intake or did he give you one?

Don

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Hey, new here.

 

I just picked up a 72 Mach1 2 days ago, the body and pans are rough. But a very solid car. All the rockers are clean, shock towers are like new. the front half of the car is good. the trunk is a mess. But Ill replace all the sheet metal on the car. and itll spend a lot of time being sand blasted.

 

the guy I bought it from had it running with putting gas in the carb, The motor sounded great, So thats the main reason I bought it. I put a new water pump, fuel pump, plugs, wires, brakes. etc etc. and it runs great! drove it for about 30 minutes then got pulled over by the cops. gave me a seat belt ticket. the motor has had a lot of work done to it, cam, intake, carbs, headers, etc etc. plus the car only has 52k miles on it. its a 351c 4 barrel head, 4 bolt main. Ill be putting the original intake and carb back on.

 

The tranny Im having problems with.. I dont even know what it is? he said its a top loader 4 speed. But Im having a hard time finding first gear? I dont know. Ive never messed around with a toploader b4. It may be a 3 speed. he gave me 2 other trannys with it, he said all 3 were 4 speeds top loaders. IDK? anf info would be great.

 

but its going to be a fun project.

 

glad I found these forums.

 

I just took a ton of pics. but this is the drive home.

 

photo-41.jpg


I know where you are coming from. When I bought my 72 comvertible, could tell it needed a lot of work and depending on how bad you wanted it, hope original price tag was not too high because no matter what you paid as I almost bought a 72 convertible w/302/AT/mid mileage @ Daytona Beach Car how for 20K in 2000. But I wanted to do it myself w/351/4-Hurst/convertible found in 2003 but took a long time and money, see my profile.Sometimes the more sources you enlist to help you get the "hard to find" parts is best way all around, ie AACA, MCA just as belonging to this website. This 72Mustang was suppose to be equipped w/4.11 Detroit Locker & when I turned the wheels they spun together a little over 4 times but by driving found @ 65 mph was spinning 2700 rpm's which is definitely "not" but rather 3.5. Also said to have toploader out of a 429 CJ. Don't know. yet but as seller, car title in mom's name, said was a project car p/u from highschool shop teacher whom never found buy on upside, vin # matched engine and knowing I get what I pay for, knew needed to restore bottom to top w/only having sticker of 2,200 dollars "not a misprint" If I ever do it again, i'll take along club rep and p/u through an accredited auction! Just last month, as I wanted it modified anyways, p/u 2nd place category 17 at AACA sanctioned car show in Latrobe. cpy cat

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Welcome from west Michigan.

 

What is it doing when you attempt to put it in gear? It's probably shifter related unless the clutch isn't fully disengaged.

 

How many levers are on the side of the transmission? A 3 speed will have 2 levers and a 4 speed will have 3 levers.

 

Post some pics and we can tell you what you have.

 

it has 3 levers, so it is a 4 speed. wheres first gear? is it low left? or next to reverse, upper left? Ive never had a 4 speed? thanks for the help!

 

First and second are the forward most lever on the side of the trans, 3 and 4th are the middle lever and reverse id the rear lever. The shifter may be out of adjustment or loose, maybe disconnected.

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

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Welcome to the club from northern Nevada. Looking forward to pics and updates about your project.

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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