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72 Mach 1 63k miles
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http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/4526175344.html

I really like this one. Except for the hood locks, it looks super stock.

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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Looks like a nice car. What gets me is they make the paint all pretty but do nothing under the hood or trunk.
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RacerX;184802 Wrote:Looks like a nice car. What gets me is they make the paint all pretty but do nothing under the hood or trunk.

I like those areas as original as long as they areas aren't all jacked up. Too many try and do a (very poor) quickie detail under the hood. I'd rather see what is really there and clean/detail that area myself.

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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#4
Love the Bond car look!! I'm heading up there in July if anyone is interested. Cool car at a good price.

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They are saying that the paint is orig?

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I agree...underhood detailing must be a lost art these days. That is a beautiful car let down only by the filthy engine compartment.
There is no need to spray some glossy "used car" shiny-crap on everything...just clean it up and use a little dressing.

I have been showing my car for years, and I use the method that a buddy of mine who has won several MCA-sponsored shows uses. It works better than anything I have ever seen or done.
This is the deal:

1) Clean engine and engine bay with water-diluted (50/50)Purple Power, Simple Green or some such degreaser. Don't use full strength...it dulls engine paint terribly and leaves permanent streaks. Use a BLUE scothbrite (gently) and an old toothbrush to get to hard-to-reach areas.
2) Rinse well. Don't worry about waterspots or drying anything.
3) Fill a spray bottle with 50% window cleaner and 50% Armor-All, Son-of-a-Gun or something of the like. Mix thouroughly. Spray the ENTIRE engine and everything under the hood generously. Let sit (engine off) for 15 minutes or so.
4) Rinse thoroughly. Don't worry about drying off.
5) Run engine for about 2-3 minutes to just get it warmed up a bit.
6) Spray the Armor-All/ Windex concoction again on everything under the hood, all panels and everything. Don't soak it but make sure you have adequate coverage on everything.
7) Close the hood and leave it that way for as long as you can...overnight is great.
8) Open the hood the next day and feast your eyes on a beautiful engine bay. You will only need minimal wiping, if any at all. The Windex cuts the crappy "too-shiny" look, and helps the moisture to evaporate from everything...leaving a nice matte-sheen on everything. Very natural looking.

This sounds crazy, and i thought so as well when i heard about it, but I did it to prove him wrong...and i proved him right!

try it...you will love the results!

This is a picture of my high-mile engine bay cleaned in such a fashion. The engine and engine bay were last painted about 25 years ago.


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Two things scare me:

1. New York.
2. If it looks like that under the hood, what do the framerails and floorboards look like?

Another thing: "Non-restored" doesn't apply if its been repainted - even if you've left the rest of the car "non-restored" for reasons that will become painfully obvious to the new owner.

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#8
Yep, too many sellers bandy about the terms "unrestored", "restored", "all original" ,"totally stock" and things like that without a care in the world for misleading someone.

To me, a new paint job and some fresh seat covers is not "restored". Not by a mile. The car may look great, but that ain't restored.

A car that is low-mileage and has had only typical after-market repairs done (alternator, starter, plugs, brakes, tires, etc...) is an awesome car to be sure...but it ain't "all original".

And unless you are running original bias-ply tires (not repros) on original wheels (not repros), points/ condensor ignition and all emissions hooked up and operating it is not "totally stock".

Casual observers ofetn look at my car and make mindless claims like "mint condition" or "all original". Truth is my car is so far away from original or stock that it is really just a nice-looking and fair-condition used car. It has many flaws, aftermarket updates and (out of neccesity) some "cheats" to try and look original when it is not.
I don't try to fool anyone...its really a worn-out beater that I have repaired endlessly over the years, and is still in need of a couple of major things.
It looks better than it is, but it is still better overall than not having it!
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Kit... is that for real? Almost sounds too easy. Kids are going to camp next week, I should have time to try it. I'll take some before and after shots.

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Boss1Ray;184808 Wrote:
RacerX;184802 Wrote:Looks like a nice car. What gets me is they make the paint all pretty but do nothing under the hood or trunk.

I like those areas as original as long as they areas aren't all jacked up. Too many try and do a (very poor) quickie detail under the hood. I'd rather see what is really there and clean/detail that area myself.

Ray
Says lipstick on a pig to me. My car is SPOTLESS on engine bay, aprons etc!!


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