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Lets Get Up to Speed!
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So I thought I'd try to bring you up to speed on my build.

Back in the March I bought a 72 Coupe with loads of rust in the floor, but she ran (didn't stop) and had almost all of her parts. (we documented all of the before pictures with my son's phone but apparently it crapped out so I don't know if I'll be able to get those back - ARRRGGGGGG)

I started tearing it down and took the 302 to the machine shop to have it bored .30 over, balanced, valve job, etc. and this is what it looked like when I got it back.

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I decided she should be easy on the eyes so I wanted to pay attention to detail. I also wanted some customization. I took a set of chrome valve covers (like these below)

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and sand blasted them to rough them up then painted them with Duplicolor Black Krinkle with then cleared them with a matte finish.

I painted the Edelbrock Vic Jr and attached with ARP Studs.

Topped it all off with an Edelbrock Enduroshine Carb.

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I added a new powder coated water pump. (still needs all the bolts)

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I cleaned up the fuel pump (it was so filthy I considered tossing it) put a coat of paint on and I must say, it turned out well.

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I painted up the brake booster

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and master cylinder.

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An order has been placed for headers and water pump bolts.

I promise to do a better job of 'Before' and 'After' from now on.
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#2
goodjob
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#3
Nice job with the motor details. Any current pics of the car?
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#4
Looking good! Cool

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
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#5
Very nice job on that engine! Let's see the car pics too.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#6
Looks good...

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#7
Well done.

Have you been able to do anything to the car?
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#8
By the time I started the pics it was dark. I'll get pics of the donor and the patient up soon.
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#9
Nice work! That looks great.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#10
Great job! The details make the difference between a good restoration and a great one!!
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