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1972 Mach 1 Show Car
#1
I know they should not have said it but "all original" is a stretch. Looks like he only had it for a couple of years. "original Pony Bag" was worth a chuckle.

Looks like a nice car and I'm sure it will provide a lot of enjoyment for whoever purchases. Just wish sellers would advertise more correct info... Dodgy

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/4337771994.html

Ray

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1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#2
Very nice clean car, but what the "original Pony Bag" ?? my 1972 Ford accessory brochure doesn't list it Big Grin

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#3
That "pony bag" is just something that came along as an accesory in the late eighties from the companies that sold the repro trunk mats.

What is up with that goofy shifter handle?
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imusa76;166995 Wrote:Very nice clean car, but what the "original Pony Bag" ?? my 1972 Ford accessory brochure doesn't list it Big Grin

Kit Sullivan;166996 Wrote:That "pony bag" is just something that came along as an accesory in the late eighties from the companies that sold the repro trunk mats.

What is up with that goofy shifter handle?


Hence the "worth a chuckle" comment. Like Kit says - it never was offered. Just like the "Boss 351" stickers for a real Boss 351's valve covers - NEVER HAD THEM.
Aftermarket folks dream up stuff to get folks to BUY! Confused

That shifter looks like someone put beer tap handle on the end of it. Yes - doesn't look good at all. Other cars it might look cool - like a three on the tree shifter handle...

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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#5
This is the worst rendition of a blacked out hood yet. It's a beautiful car but the blacked out pattern is horrible.

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#6
Don65Stang;167286 Wrote:This is the worst rendition of a blacked out hood yet. It's a beautiful car but the blacked out pattern is horrible.

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No the worst is when they go to the edge of the hood Sad
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#7
I too am a stickler for getting the hood paint correct. There are so many stupid-looking variations that I have seen over the years that I can't remember them all.
I know people say "well, thats the way I like it", but some are clearly trying to emulate the factory style and just spooge it all up miserably. Sometimes I have to wonder if the person who wielded the masking tape and spray-gun had any semblance of artistic congruety at all.

I did see one very different paint style on a ram-air hood that actually looked awesome...and it was clearly done to simulate what might have been a factory style paint job:
It was simply a BOSS 351-style design, but instead of being as wide as the entire hood, it was only as wide as the rear section of a Mach1-style design. Basically just a skinnier BOSS 351 design.
Sounds lame as I write this, but in reality it looked very good. It looked so potentially "correct" that I have often wondered how cool it would have been if each engine combo had its own unique hood paint.
We can all tell a BOSS from a Mach from a long way off easily by the hood paint. Imagine how cool it would have been had the 351 ram-air cars had one style, and the 429 ram-air cars had thier own unique style.
More than a few people look RIGHT AT my car at shows, with the "429 RAM AIR" decals staring them right in the face and will ask "'ya got that 351 Cleveland in there?"
I'll usually say "Nah...." and wait for them to assume some lesser engine, then I'll tell 'em "...just a 429 Cobra Jet." The look of shock and suprise from some is worth it.

Which makes me think of something else: I see Chevelles, Chargers, Firebirds, etc...at shows all the time with awesome and potent factory big blocks, yet most casual observers don't seem too surprised by that, but when they see a Mustang with a 428 or a 429, the surprised "oohs" and "ahhs" come out. I wonder why that is...
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#8
Kit Sullivan;167387 Wrote:It was simply a BOSS 351-style design, but instead of being as wide as the entire hood, it was only as wide as the rear section of a Mach1-style design. Basically just a skinnier BOSS 351 design.
Sounds lame as I write this, but in reality it looked very good. It looked so potentially "correct" that I have often wondered how cool it would have been if each engine combo had its own unique hood paint.

That's essentially what Toby Halicki did on the standard hoods for Gone in 60 Seconds. Never seen it on a NACA hood though.

What gets me is that - despite all the incorrect restorations - I've yet to see a Sportsroof with a flat hood painted Halicki style, or an accurate Gone in 60 Seconds tribute car with the wrong grille and faux paint job.

-Kurt

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#9
Black taillight panel? Just saying.
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#10
Really? I've seen many flat-hood cars with the center painted tutone. Very common in the seventies.

Some very early reference sources (Mustang does it!) claim that the design was OEM on flat-hood Machs, and I think many people painted thiers that way because of it.
I've never seen a true OEM painted as such.

Something else I have NEVER seen: an authentic original factoy-painted BLACK 71-73 Mach 1. I've seen lots of repainted ones, never an original.
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