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1972 Mach 1 Mustang
1972 Mach 1 Mustang - Overview (This post was last modified: 05-03-2013, 12:17 AM by Finmach.)
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Owner : Finmach
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Color : Black metallic + silver metallic
Engine : 460 cid
Transmission : TKO600
1972 Mach 1 Mustang
Restored 1972 Mach 1 with modified driveline.

Engine started it's life as M-6009-C460, which was opened, balanced & blueprinted to factory specs. Heads are fully ported A429Confused. Now sporting with C460 camshaft capable of 7000 rpm.

Transmission is 5 spd. TKO600 without modifications (yet). SFI bellhousing, Streettwin clutch etc.

Rear is Moser Enterprices sheet steel M9 with backbrace. It's got aluminium case, 35 splines axles, detroitlocker, 4.11 gears and Mark Williams extra strong pinion support.

Funny car to drive, it makes me smile for a week once I drove the thing.
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1972 Mach 1 Mustang - Modifications
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1972 Mach 1 Mustang - Details
Data Added : 05-02-2013 - 11:56 PM
Views : 10105
Color : Black metallic + silver metallic
Engine : 460 cid
Transmission : TKO600


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#2
Very nice!

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#3
Good looking car
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#4
Awesome car.
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#5
Nice car

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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#6
Nice car!! Love the color and engine combo. Mine is the same as yours, BLK/ARGENT with 460+ cubic inch and TKO600.. You gave me more inspiration to get my done by the end of summer.
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Thanks for the kind words guys.

1FM05;123752 Wrote:Nice car!! Love the color and engine combo. Mine is the same as yours, BLK/ARGENT with 460+ cubic inch and TKO600.. You gave me more inspiration to get my done by the end of summer.
Cool! You're gonna love the car with manual & bigblock. There's nothing that compares to the funfactory. If your 460 cid is warmed up, the tko600's only con is second to third shift, just remember to keep the rpm max 6000 rpm and bang the third in. What heads are you going to run?

I like your color combo allready without seeing it!!! Big Grin
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I was going to run these puppies back the day. 255/35-20 and 295/30-20 tires.
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Looks mean, I'm sure you get a lot of looks from the ricers at the stop lights.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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#10
Finmach, i have a some questions. I see in a pic that you cut the trans tunnel. Was that for the trans clearance or just sheet metal replacement? What size carb are you running? I am running a 1050 dominator and I think i can squeeze it under the stock hood.
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1FM05;124939 Wrote:Finmach, i have a some questions. I see in a pic that you cut the trans tunnel. Was that for the trans clearance or just sheet metal replacement? What size carb are you running? I am running a 1050 dominator and I think i can squeeze it under the stock hood.

1FM05, thanks for asking. I raised the trans tunnel to have clearence, without modifiying the trans tunnel the angle of the engine&trans got too big compared to rearaxle. Not the transmission angle is paraller to the rear. Lots of fabricting with TKO600, but the Keisler (legend) RS700 should fit to trans tunnel without modifiying the tunnel - Keisler has some distributing schedule issues though.
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Did you use factory 429 motor mounts? I did not have to modify mine. Everything bolted right in with no clearance issues. I will double check the angle of trans to rear end though. The Keisler RS700 seems like a real nice transmission. Thanks for answering my questions.
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1FM05;125085 Wrote:Did you use factory 429 motor mounts? I did not have to modify mine. Everything bolted right in with no clearance issues. I will double check the angle of trans to rear end though. The Keisler RS700 seems like a real nice transmission. Thanks for answering my questions.

I used OEM 429 Cobra Jet engine mounts, but I cannot remember which frame mounts were used. I my case the tko600 roof was allmost in contact with the tunnel when the line was correct. If the frame mounts for 429 are lower, in that case with all the orginal parts you might get the engine&tko600&rear lined up correctly. I also fabricated the tranmission crossmember.

One thing is for sure, you cannot beat the feeling of being behind the steering wheel of beefed up bigblock and manual!!!
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Few shots from the summer 2013. There's the latest rake & tires. I could use a tiny front lowering but I'll let it be because the suspension seems to work now.

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Heading for the line-up. My friends '71 Mach 1 with 466 cid+C6. NX nitrous and mechanical roller update for the 2014 season. Runs now high 11s, hoping for low 11s
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Ready for burnout!

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Heating up the M/T's

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I have also joined to the "wheelie club" with '67 390 cid Mustang front coils, Koni shocks custom made, 4 1/2" grab-a-tracks and with Calvert Racing Cal-tracs. Funny how the drivers side is in the air. Probably will need some adjusting with the Cal-trac bars, but it goes straight as a bullet so I leave them alone. Enjoy the picture - it has captured the moment of launch!

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Did not run good though. Only 13.2s with low 110 mph. Blowed both head gaskets again. Finally sended my torque wrench to be checked = result bad - BAD torque wrench, it was 20% under and it gets really tired with 20 head bolts resulting that the 1, 4, 5 and 8 cylinders were really under torqued, all those cylinders were blown off. Bought a Snap On tech wrench - costed dearly but now the heads are properly tightened - two pair of headgaskets and why? Bad torque wrench - chinese crap - can be found from the field close to my carage Big Grin

Anyway very happy that the suspension works as good is it does.
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Very cool thumb

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460 , Edelbrock Performer carb. + intake , 204 / 214 cam , Pertronix Flamethrower 2 billet dizzy + coil , Crites long tubes , C6 .









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