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1972 Mustang Mach 1 - Widowmaker00 - 11-09-2010

Here is the story.

I worked for my dad doing ceramic tile since I was a little kid and saved all the money I ever made.

It started when I was 13 yrs old. I bought a 1957 chevy stepside pickup with big plans (prostreet, blown bigblock) for $125. The truck was in rough, rough shape and me being young was unaware of the $$$ it was gonna take just to get the truck on the road. When I was 15 my dad asked me since the truck wasnt going to be done in time for me to drive it to school what kind of car I wanted to get, so I decided a mustang, any mustang, would be a good choice. After searching in car traders for a few months I found my car, 1972 Mach 1, rebuilt 351C, rebuilt trans, $3000. I went to go look at it and realized I had seen it before, we drove buy it on our way to a underconstruction housing development probably 100 times, and it was always sitting in the corner of this guys yard, with the engine out of it. Apparently this guy and his brother started to restore it, and just ran out of money. The car was gutted, only what was needed to drive was there. No interior, no grill or bumpers. Well to my surprise the guy had already bought a slew of new parts and just hadn't installed them, including a new grill (a standard one) a new headliner, and boxes and boxes of other stuff. The car ran like it was brand new, and was rust free. Perfect.

It still took a couple years for me to put it together, but I had it for my entire junior and senior years in high school, it was my only car and daily driver for 6 years. I have to thank my dad for giving me a job and teaching me to save money, because of that, I always had the most badass car at school.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ZcdlB8WSc

This is everything currently done to the car:

Engine:

72' 351C 4v (open chamber)

Bored .40"
Edelbrock Performer intake
Barry Grant Speed Demon 750 cfm VS carb.
K&N air filter
Comp Cams 268H camshaft, matching lifters/springs
- Lift: .498"
- Duration: 268*
- Duration @ .050: 215/225
Hooker Competition Headers 1 3/4" primaries, 3" collector
2 1/2" Flowmaster 40 series Exhaust
Holley "Red" electric fuel pump
All steel braided fuel lines
20 gal aluminum Jegs fuel cell
Complete MSD ignition (6A)
Milodon aluminum water pump
electric fan

Transmission:

TCI Streetfigher C-6
B&M 2800 stall converter
B&M Z-Gate shifter

Rear End:

Richmond 4.11 gears
Richmond Powertrax posi unit


Interior:

Stock white with bits and pieces painted black (changing it to black)
new carpet
new headliner
Autogauge tachometer w/shiftlight
Sunpro gauges water/volts/oil/vacuum
B&M Z-Gate shifter
Switches (for fuel pump and fan)

Suspension:

All stock 30+ year old except for KYB shocks


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIPnRelW7ao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urYQ6oiLOE0



RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - Tnfastbk - 11-09-2010

Cool thanks


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - rocketfoot - 11-09-2010

Looking good! Big Grin


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - Nance - 11-09-2010

Looks like its coming along.Looks good.


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - droptop73 - 12-04-2010

Nice project


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - david020278 - 02-06-2011

Nice car!


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - 73vertproject - 02-07-2011

Great ride and a great story!


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - cobra3073 - 02-07-2011

IMPRESSIVE!!

THANKS for sharing!


BT


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - rpmcarter - 04-10-2011

Cool!! love the speedo thingy btw our power plants are VERY similar! except I have 3:89 gears


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - 72mach0ne - 04-20-2011

check out PST suspensions front end kit, i have it on mine with grab a traks in the back. handling is amazing now


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - Widowmaker00 - 04-20-2011

72mach0ne;20388 Wrote:check out PST suspensions front end kit, i have it on mine with grab a traks in the back. handling is amazing now

I'll check it out thanks!
rpmcarter;18987 Wrote:Cool!! love the speedo thingy btw our power plants are VERY similar! except I have 3:89 gears

Yup we sure do! I look back on it now, and in reality, 3:89 gears would have been better probably, as my smaller cam only rev's to 5500 rpm, and it runs out of rev's very quickly with the 4.11's.


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - Sly_drums - 10-18-2012

Love it Smile How much power/tq do you get with this setup ?


RE: 1972 Mustang Mach 1 - Widowmaker00 - 10-19-2012

Sly_drums;94795 Wrote:Love it Smile How much power/tq do you get with this setup ?

Never had the car on the dyno, but if I had to guess, I think it would be around 300 at the wheels, maybe a little less.