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#11
Welcome from northern California.

mike

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#12
Welcome from Illinois!
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#13
(12-07-2018, 10:28 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Welcome to the Forum from North Carolina.
You really jumped into your project. Now some questions for you? In 1972 & 73 Ford dropped the optional color of Black from the list of colors, too much hand work. You could however order black by a Special Order. If your car was originally black and a Mach 1 then the chrome front bumper is correct. They did not have the correct paint for the rubber front bumper. I hope you looked for your build sheet when you took the interior out. The build sheet will list any special build items on the bottom half of the sheet. Your DSO code will also be 6 digits, first two numbers are the DSO and last four cover the Special Order. If you order a Marti he cannot tell you the color of your car he did not get the DSO Special Order Paint & Trim info. He can get you a copy of the window sticker and invoice that will list the Special Paint order which is usually around $85.00.
I am interested to know what you find. I have a Black 73 vert that was Special Order.

Hey all, since this is not a daily driver, I still have a desire for the early 70's flavor of things.  According to the Marti report and what I have observed, there is very little original to this car except the rotten interior.  The Marti Report clearly states that this Mach 1 was originally white with an FMX tranny and a 2.75 diff.....and even that was not original according the fella that rebuilt the diff to a 3.25.  Anything back from the 70s has probably been wrecked and modified to the owners personal taste.  I have retained the Edelbrock 4V carb in the event that things dont work out with the 4300D.  The bumpers were obviously chromed to the then owners preference.  However, the body restoration was 97% first rate as I can see some misfires with the new floor pans but nothing that cannot be overcome.  I appreciate everyone's opinion and will take everyone's recommendation to heart when making critical decisions.  My machinist on the conversion will have the most influence since he has the experience and the expertise that I fully admit that I DO NOT have.  The DSO was Kansas City and was built in Dearborn on February 10, 1972 and was sold in Kansas City on September 27,1972.
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#14
(12-07-2018, 08:24 PM)71 gbvert Wrote: Welcome from Illinois!

Thanks!
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(12-07-2018, 07:21 PM)goodnigh Wrote: Welcome from northern California.

mike

Thanks Dude!
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#16
(12-06-2018, 09:39 PM)jpaz Wrote: Hello and Welcome from Michigan. Ya, nice looking car in the photos. To bad you had that much stuff wrong when you got it, but sure sounds like you got it all fixed back up. Hopefully no more problems.

Thanks Paz!
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(12-06-2018, 09:39 PM)jpaz Wrote: Hello and Welcome from Michigan. Ya, nice looking car in the photos. To bad you had that much stuff wrong when you got it, but sure sounds like you got it all fixed back up. Hopefully no more problems.

Thanks Q!
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#18
(12-06-2018, 09:53 PM)Don C Wrote: Welcome from Oregon.

Not sure why you want the 4300D, they require a lot of care to keep them running. By converting an H code to a Q code you're obviously not worried about originality or concourse. You would have better spent your money on an aftermarket manifold and a good Quickfuel, Holley or Summit carburetor.

Since its not a daily driver and I am getting this carb from a reputable rebuilder, I have confidence but I will still retain the Edelbrock 4V carb...just in case!
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#19
Hello from Mississippi. Even though that is not the original color, black just fits these cars like a glove. The urethane front bumper is another one of those Unicorn parts for our cars. None are being reproduced and finding decent used ones is becoming a challenge now. At least there is a chrome bumper option for those tired of looking for the urethane version.
It appears you have already done a lot of work to make this Mach1 road worthy. She sure looks great!
You'll find as a group we are more laid back than the 65-70 folks are. We respect that it's your car and you should "Decorate" to suit your taste. The only thing that would raise eyebrows here would be talk of Chevy powering a 71-73!!
Welcome to your new Mustang home.

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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(12-06-2018, 10:31 PM)73pony Wrote: Welcome from Iowa. Nice car. +1 on the quick fuel or Holley.
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