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anyone in Atlanta?
#1
Do we have anyone here in the atlanta area that would look at this car for me. I'd love to get a hands on opinion before I buy it.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/5976114933.html
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#2
Just a heads up. If you look at the engine bay photo. The vehicle is missing the shock tower braces that run from the top of the shock towers to the firewall. These are a structural part of the car and will need to be installed ASAP. One should also check closely for structural damage around the shock towers and firewall area of the car.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#3
Hmmm.. interesting. My friend and her brother just offered to go look at it for me. He (the brother) is a mustang collector and she has 3 mustangs herself, but all in the 80's.
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#4
That is great that someone can go look at it for you. Best decision you can make before spending buckets of money. In my opinion.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#5
yep. her and her brother are going to drive down.. if it's worth it, they are going to bring it home. lol. I still have to get in touch with the guy to arrange everything, but if it works out. this is going to be it. lol.
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#6
Cool. Keep us informed.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#7
I think that's one worth looking at, that's for sure. You mentioned ditching the side pipes - agreed. A couple other things I noticed in the pics:
  • Missing Export Braces (shock tower braces) 73pony pointed out (even though the ad says he has them)
  • Missing fan shroud and a flex fan instead of factory clutch fan (why?)
  • wrong hood locks in the wrong place - unless you like them, that is... otherwise, those are now just holes in the hood. Swapping to the correct hood locks is easy enough, but those holes will need to be repaired if so.
  • Air Shocks - not good for the car. They are hard on the rear shock cross-member and indicate tired rear springs (which you'll probably want to replace)
  • Missing wiper washer bottle (inside driver side apron in front of the horns) - probably got brittle and broke, and didn't know where to get a new one. Easy fix.
  • El Cheapo aftermarket air cleaner (obviously not a Ram Air car)
  • I think that's the wrong gas cap for a Mach 1 - should be a flip-down cap (which probably got broken, and this is what it was replaced with)

As much as I like those Enkei EK-25 "Sawblade" rims (I grew up in the '80s, after all), I hate when someone changes the rim to fit the stock tire, then are stuck with the same size tires because they spent so much on the rims. 14" wheels on these cars just look too small... not to mention, they limit the ability for improved braking solutions. Plus, they just look goofy when they mix the direction of the spokes - they're directional wheels, after all... re-install them with the spokes all going the right direction! Shootself whistling

The interior looks pretty nice. There's a really good chance that's an actual Mach 1 because of the Clock/Speedo cluster - since I remember reading somewhere that Mach 1s were supposed to have a factory clock in them "somewhere," whether that was in the long console or dashboard. That's how my car came from the factory (with a 'short' console as well).

I actually like the car, and think it could be so much better with those things above corrected. Of course, everything that's not quite right could be 'deductions' on the asking price if you play it right. I'm not trying to cut down the car's value by any means - you always want to get the best possible deal, of course.

Good luck!

Oh yeah - let's see those Fox-Bodies your brother has! (My first car was an '82 Mustang). thumb

Eric

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#8
definitely wanted to take it back to more original, hence the deletion of the side pipes and I assumed the air rides. The vin is 1F05M, so I'm assuming it truly is a mach 1. The owner is thinking the car was originally red (plus plus)... :-D
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#9
1F05M is 1971 Mach 1 with "M" code motor (351 Cleveland with Closed Chamber heads) Great motor.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#10
Excellent! Well then, it sounds like you have a really good prospect here. I hope it goes the way you want and you get the best deal possible!

We'll keep 'em crossed for ya! thumb

Eric

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