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1971 429 Japanese export blog
#11
This is why I also perform an inspection on all the safety critical systems on all cars I buy. I would have never expected to have seen this on a rust free car but it could have led to a pretty big issue somewhere along the road.


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Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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#12
Today I saw my car for the last time until next June/July when I return home so I spent the time taking tons of pictures of everything I could think of for future reference.

I also spent some time confirming part numbers of various parts of the car and I was VERY pleased with what I found. The previous owner told me it was an original car (minus the interior color change) and he wasn't mistaken. The block, intake, exhaust manifolds, fuel pump, radiator, fan, distributor, carburetor, starter, trans and springs are all original.

Finished modifying the fuel sending unit by adding a return port as required for the 429 CJ. It's extremely irritating when you but a part that clearly calls out the usage and then find out it doesn't match. At least the fix was easy as adding a return to the fuel sending unit. I'm going to keep the original one and see if I can restore it.

This was my favorite picture of the day:

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It's always a relief to see the numbers match. Usually I would check this stuff before I bought the car but didn't have the chance with this one as it was ebay. I saw enough original parts still on the engine in the pictures before I bought it that I was pretty confident that it would match.

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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#13
mwilson7;285893 Wrote:Although I am currently living in China my home is in the Detroit area in Michigan which is where the car is currently located.

I too live in the Detroit area, Roseville. I hope to see your car at a show next year sometime.
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#14
My goal is to be at the WHQ shows and a few cruise nights so I hope we can cross paths.

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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#15
Yes, Melodies and Memories the day after the Dream Cruise. I never miss it.
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