Hey folks, 1972 Mach 1 barn find here.

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Hey guys, I just purchased a 1972 Mach 1 barn find. It hasn’t been started since “92” I just fired it up last week after spraying the pistons in BB and letting it sit for a week. Had the original carburetor rebuilt, new battery, hand turned the motor and changed oil. I ran I gas line from a gas can to the pump and after messing with it a few minutes…… she hit and ran smooth as a kitten. I’m glad to be here as I have a lot of questions. I’m a Mopar guy so ford is a little out of my wheel house.
 
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Howdy and welcome from Texas! You'll find plenty of support and advice from the members on here. Congrats on your find! Post up some pictures when you can and don't hold back on any questions you have.
 
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Welcome from Oklahoma. Post some picture when you can. We all have our preferences but, most here lean towards "non-denominational" when it comes to cars. Chuck
 
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Change that oil and add zinc or use a zinc rich oil before you wipe that cam!

Hey guys, I just purchased a 1972 Mach 1 barn find. It hasn’t been started since “92” I just fired it up last week after spraying the pistons in BB and letting it sit for a week. Had the original carburetor rebuilt, new battery, hand turned the motor and changed oil. I ran I gas line from a gas can to the pump and after messing with it a few minutes…… she hit and ran smooth as a kitten. I’m glad to be here as I have a lot of questions. I’m a Mopar guy so ford is a little out of my wheel house.
 
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Long time Pontiac guy, jumped ship, now driving a '71 Grabber Green Mach 1 with "J" code 429 Cobra Jet, close-ratio 4 speed, 3.50 Traction-Lok rear.
Hey guys, I just purchased a 1972 Mach 1 barn find. It hasn’t been started since “92” I just fired it up last week after spraying the pistons in BB and letting it sit for a week. Had the original carburetor rebuilt, new battery, hand turned the motor and changed oil. I ran I gas line from a gas can to the pump and after messing with it a few minutes…… she hit and ran smooth as a kitten. I’m glad to be here as I have a lot of questions. I’m a Mopar guy so ford is a little out of my wheel house.
Congrats! So you're probably pretty certain after all that time the gas tank and fuel lines will need to be cleaned out or replaced. I came from the Pontiac camp originally. Always liked the '71 - '73 Mustang body style from a young age. Also wouldn't mind a late 1960's Road Runner or GTX someday! Prices are beyond outrageous however, especially in the past few years. So it's more like hold on to what you have now ('71 Mach 1 429).
 

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She’s a little ugly right now. Pictures make it look worse than it is.
 

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Congratulations from Connecticut Gary, sounds like you’ve been watching Vice Grip Garage. Daryl does his long term storage start ups that way all the time , great show ! Is favorite flavor of dinosaur juice is Rotella diesel oil.
 
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Hello and welcome from SW Ontario, Canada.
That looks like a great car to bring back to her former glory.
As a new "Ford Guy", remember there are no dumb questions........... maybe a few dumb answers though!!! Lol.
 

Garye1166

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Congrats! So you're probably pretty certain after all that time the gas tank and fuel lines will need to be cleaned out or replaced. I came from the Pontiac camp originally. Always liked the '71 - '73 Mustang body style from a young age. Also wouldn't mind a late 1960's Road Runner or GTX someday! Prices are beyond outrageous however, especially in the past few years. So it's more like hold on to what you have now ('71 Mach 1 429).
Absolutely, I’ve already dropped the tank and pulled out half the fuel lines. The carb was just rebuilt last week since it’s an all numbers matching car I want to keep it as original as possible. But the two things I need right now is for it to move and stop. It runs, I hit the brake and as expected my foot went to the floor with no pressure.

This way I can move it around while doing some of the work. The engine itself runs like a kitten and I’ve only changed the oil and antifreeze. Believe it or not, the radiator was still full the day I checked it.

So, 30% of the battle is ok for now…
 

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Welcome from Minnisota. Looks like a great project, should be fun to get it back on the road.
 
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Welcome from Ohio. glad you got it running. Now the fun begins. There's a lot of god info and help to be had for just the asking. You may want to check out the 7173Wiki at the top. There you can find wiring schematics of our cars. Good luck on your and keep us up to date as you make progress.
 
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