This Gold-Glow, 1972 Mach 1, Q Code, 351-4v, 37,000 miles, one of my former ponies, is quite similar: but this one did have the 1/2 black vinyl top, along with Hurst 4-speed, Black deluxe interior, AC, etc.
Your restorations are worth every penny you ask. No one better or takes it more seriously in the 71-73 business than you, Kevin. Perhaps, waiting for the right person who has an eye for quality work will spot your low-mileage pony and pull the trigger?
I live in mid-Pinellas County. I have two classic Fords. 1979 Thunderbird, daily driver; and 1971 Mach 1 Mustang, 429 SCJ.
Both my carburetors (Holley 750 in the Mach 1) were rebuilt by a specialist known to Tony at Will's Starter and Alternator Shop. Tony sent them out to be rebuilt and they...
Thanks for the question. I mis-spoke on the car cover for my 1971 Mach 1, which is stored indoors only. I use the one pictured from CarCovers.com. Much cheaper than Cover-craft versions. Easy to put on and take off. Keeps all dust off the car. Shields car from all moisture and water, but it is...
The type of cover you should use depends upon whether the car will be stored indoors or outdoors.
I use a Motor-Trend car cover for my daily drover, a classic 1979 Ford Thunderbird, because, due to space limitations, it has to be stored outside. It is rainproof. Works well.
I use a Covercraft...
Went to NAPA and obtained a self-tapping, oversized 1/2 inch drain plug with washer. Worked perfectly. Was able to tighten up the self-tapping screw to torque specifications. Really tight. And saved all of the precious, Valvoline Racing Oil with zinc.
I have special ordered oil drain plugs for my 71 429 SCJ from Dorman and they do not fit with precision.
Anyone find a source for these oil drain plugs that actually work well? Would appreciate the help. Thanks.
This is how my 71 429 SCJ looked when I bought it. Completely disassembled, sitting in pieces for years. But it was worth the extra effort to get it back on the road where it belongs. I drive it almost every day here in Florida.
My 429 SCJ was rebuilt with new, 11.3 compression pistons. So, my coil and points keep burning out rather quickly. I use a NAPA coil and points which also have failed.
So, anyone out there face similar problems with their high compression pistons on their 429 CJ/SCJ? What coil do you use that...