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1972 Mustang Mach 1
1972 Mustang Mach 1 - Overview (This post was last modified: 08-05-2011, 11:00 AM by Widowmaker00.)
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Owner : Widowmaker00
Data Added : 11-09-2010 - 06:51 AM
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Color : Primer Red
Engine : 351C 4v Q-code
Transmission : C-6
1972 Mustang Mach 1
Here is the story.

I worked for my dad doing ceramic tile since I was a little kid and saved all the money I ever made.

It started when I was 13 yrs old. I bought a 1957 chevy stepside pickup with big plans (prostreet, blown bigblock) for $125. The truck was in rough, rough shape and me being young was unaware of the $$$ it was gonna take just to get the truck on the road. When I was 15 my dad asked me since the truck wasnt going to be done in time for me to drive it to school what kind of car I wanted to get, so I decided a mustang, any mustang, would be a good choice. After searching in car traders for a few months I found my car, 1972 Mach 1, rebuilt 351C, rebuilt trans, $3000. I went to go look at it and realized I had seen it before, we drove buy it on our way to a underconstruction housing development probably 100 times, and it was always sitting in the corner of this guys yard, with the engine out of it. Apparently this guy and his brother started to restore it, and just ran out of money. The car was gutted, only what was needed to drive was there. No interior, no grill or bumpers. Well to my surprise the guy had already bought a slew of new parts and just hadn't installed them, including a new grill (a standard one) a new headliner, and boxes and boxes of other stuff. The car ran like it was brand new, and was rust free. Perfect.

It still took a couple years for me to put it together, but I had it for my entire junior and senior years in high school, it was my only car and daily driver for 6 years. I have to thank my dad for giving me a job and teaching me to save money, because of that, I always had the most badass car at school.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ZcdlB8WSc

This is everything currently done to the car:

Engine:

72' 351C 4v (open chamber)

Bored .40"
Edelbrock Performer intake
Barry Grant Speed Demon 750 cfm VS carb.
K&N air filter
Comp Cams 268H camshaft, matching lifters/springs
- Lift: .498"
- Duration: 268*
- Duration @ .050: 215/225
Hooker Competition Headers 1 3/4" primaries, 3" collector
2 1/2" Flowmaster 40 series Exhaust
Holley "Red" electric fuel pump
All steel braided fuel lines
20 gal aluminum Jegs fuel cell
Complete MSD ignition (6A)
Milodon aluminum water pump
electric fan

Transmission:

TCI Streetfigher C-6
B&M 2800 stall converter
B&M Z-Gate shifter

Rear End:

Richmond 4.11 gears
Richmond Powertrax posi unit


Interior:

Stock white with bits and pieces painted black (changing it to black)
new carpet
new headliner
Autogauge tachometer w/shiftlight
Sunpro gauges water/volts/oil/vacuum
B&M Z-Gate shifter
Switches (for fuel pump and fan)

Suspension:

All stock 30+ year old except for KYB shocks


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIPnRelW7ao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urYQ6oiLOE0
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Data Added : 11-09-2010 - 06:51 AM
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Color : Primer Red
Engine : 351C 4v Q-code
Transmission : C-6


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#2
Cool thanks
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#3
Looking good! Big Grin
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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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#4
Looks like its coming along.Looks good.
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#5
Nice project
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!
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#7
Great ride and a great story!
Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#8
IMPRESSIVE!!

THANKS for sharing!


BT
Do the RIGHT thing.
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#9
Cool!! love the speedo thingy btw our power plants are VERY similar! except I have 3:89 gears

67 Diamond Blue Vert

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DUDE

LOL even my sig line offended somebody!
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#10
check out PST suspensions front end kit, i have it on mine with grab a traks in the back. handling is amazing now
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72mach0ne;20388 Wrote:check out PST suspensions front end kit, i have it on mine with grab a traks in the back. handling is amazing now

I'll check it out thanks!
rpmcarter;18987 Wrote:Cool!! love the speedo thingy btw our power plants are VERY similar! except I have 3:89 gears

Yup we sure do! I look back on it now, and in reality, 3:89 gears would have been better probably, as my smaller cam only rev's to 5500 rpm, and it runs out of rev's very quickly with the 4.11's.
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~Buddy
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Love it Smile How much power/tq do you get with this setup ?
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Sly_drums;94795 Wrote:Love it Smile How much power/tq do you get with this setup ?

Never had the car on the dyno, but if I had to guess, I think it would be around 300 at the wheels, maybe a little less.
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~Buddy
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