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1972 Mach 1 w/ 32 Valve Cobra now w/Coyote
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Guys, I promised to show you pictures from the Finnish Roadsport class 1972 Mach 1. It's got Cobra 4.6 liter 281 cid 32 Valve DOHC Modular engine. Shocktowers are unmodified original OEM metal. This gives you a glue how wide our engine bay's actually are. If you look at the pictures you can see how close the engine gets, now thats not an easy task to remove headers without hoisting the engine.

Do you see anything specific at the front & rear fenders, I didn't noticed anything until the owner pointed them out... If you wanna see the rear suspension I can download few pictures more, I was equipped only with my cellcamera so the underside pictures are shady. Yeah the sun was also interfering my pictures...

Front will be probably lowered someday, when the owner gets the inspiration to fabricate new headers with bigger groundclearence. IMO this Mach 1 is one mean looking racer!

Front grill was broken, it'll be switched to new one.
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Take a look at the fender lip.
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There it is!
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edit: 21st of October 2014, changed the subject to match the current 5.0 Coyote engine.
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#2
I would never have thought you could fit a 4.6 cobra in like that...I am impressed. Thanks for sharing
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#3
Picture from the May 2014. 32 valve Cobra engine was replaced with brand spanking new 5.0 Coyote. Bone stock with only modded ecu = changed cam timing made +500 hp on dyno. Cool, and fits between the stock towers.

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#4
Wooow what a nice car! Cool that it fits between the shocktowers. Are there not any trouble in Finland with getting a car like that on the road with such a modern engine and all the other upgrades? If I was building a car like that, I would run into a lot of trouble to get the car legal for the roads, just totally unfair!

What has been done to the rear suspension? I really like it. Are the fender lips moved longer up in the body to lower the car, if you understand? Smile

Daniel thumb

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... Tongue
Under construction!!
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protouringstang73;200743 Wrote:Wooow what a nice car! Cool that it fits between the shocktowers. Are there not any trouble in Finland with getting a car like that on the road with such a modern engine and all the other upgrades? If I was building a car like that, I would run into a lot of trouble to get the car legal for the roads, just totally unfair!

What has been done to the rear suspension? I really like it. Are the fender lips moved longer up in the body to lower the car, if you understand? Smile
Rear suspension is actually from a rally car 4-link, works very nice as far as I am considered. Yes, the fenders has been heavily modified and moved up. IMHO it really looks good & right. The car is slammed, it sits very low. I'll try park my Mach next to it so we can compare them - gonna happend possibly next summer.

I feel your pain according the legality issues, we have many restrictions too but you can manage with them by knowing what you're doing. Friend of mine has a '69 sportsroof with Mustang II front suspension and he's mocking up the whipplecharged 281 cid '03 Cobra engine with tranzilla between the fenders. Aiming to 750-800 hp, should be enough eyecandy and the good ol' Total Performance.

With older cars are very easy and practically free for modifications. There are though a 50 % limit for the parts you can change... sucks a$$. There is a hp/weight ratio, which is 1Kw/7kg = similar to 1hp/11.3 lbs, so for example if you have a 3000 lbs ride your maximum hp is 264.5 hp (3000 lbs / 11.3). Thats the basic rule, so practically you'll need to deliver a dynopapers for the hp of the engine if the inspector has reason to doubt your word... Every single freaking car needs to be inspected annually by inspection authoroties. Inspection costs app. 80 bucks per vehicle. They'll check the brakes, lights and mechanical flaws, rust etc...
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#6
Yes that would be cool, because that car has a killer stance, I love it! I hope to get mine that low with some modifications to the suspension. The fenders looks good, it's not easy to see it other wise you look close for it, nice modification!

Sounds like a insane 69 Mustang. How will a guy like him get the car legal for the roads if it has to be inspected?

Your rules sounds very similar to ours. It's just to crazy. You can't even add disc brakes in rear with out getting charged for it! You can only add 20% hp to your engine and every single car have to be inspected here as well. Cars there are over 35 years old only have to be inspected each 8 year, because we only drive them in a few monts, so they don't have to inspected that much as a normal daily driver car. But as it comes to adding bigger brake systems and other "safety" parts, that is nearly impossible, sounds wierd, but yes it is! So many choose to add all the illegal parts after the car has been inspected! Stupid that they don't allow us to add these parts for better safety on the roads. But again like you said, there are many tricks to manage these things and the most of us will use it over and over again, because the most of us finds these rules just stupid!

Daniel thumb

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... Tongue
Under construction!!
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#7
Hi wow it's looks great whit that engine:-D

Regards DK73

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
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#8
No shock tower braces??? Is that structurally OK?

Just curious.


Car looks fun for sure.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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Boss1Ray;201385 Wrote:No shock tower braces??? Is that structurally OK?

Just curious.


Car looks fun for sure.

Ray
Good point Ray. The car has plenty of tricks like the fenders, suspension etc but still it is missing the shock tower brace. I mean I don't use the brace with my stock bodied Mach 1 but this yellow devil is built for road racing. I would be that there is some structural reinforcements in front as the car has a full cage. I'll ask about the brace once I see the owner.

New coyote and the variable cam timing is sweet, now I hope that the Arao Engineering would get their business rolling and get the 32 valve heads for 302/351/429/460/FE's in production with decent price...Big Grin
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#10
Sweet Car. You guys sure know how to put the winter months to good use.

He has all the vices I admire and none of the virtues I despise
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