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MuscleTang mod project thread (1971 M-Mach 1)
#31
turtle5353;255261 Wrote:The first pic by the tail looks like there may have been some mud work in there??

The rest of the pics look just like my car. I have a few gaps around those areas too...... not sure if they are suppose to be there but just wanted to let you know you are not alone! Wink

My concern is that water will eventually sit on those gaps by the windows and create problems. I wonder if there is anything that can be done that does not involve taking the glass out. That's why I jokingly said caulking Smile
In regards to the tail, I agree there is a bit of mud where the trunk meets the fender. But, do you have that gap between the sheetmetal of the tail and trunk? Interestingly, the gap and finish looks the same and symmetrical on both sides so that makes me think that it is factory, but I would like to know that for sure.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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#32
I haven't heard feedback in regards to the rear quarter panel gap in the first picture of the previous post (post #29). After searching and searching I think I figured out the right terminology. I am talking about the gap between the rear quarter panel and its extender. I went over hundreds of pictures and I found one that had similar gaps, so I am assuming that this gap is "normal," but can anyone please confirm?
Also, if anyone has feedback in regards to what to do with the gap/channel around the windows, or just leave it like it is.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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#33
The gaps are normal and water gets in there and will eventually rust out.

Ask me how I know.

Paul
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#34
rocket366;255419 Wrote:The gaps are normal and water gets in there and will eventually rust out.

Ask me how I know.

Paul

Thank you for the clarification. Although I don't like the idea that it will eventually rust out. However, I am not planing on driving the car when is rainy out since these cars have too many water friendly places Smile I know though that at some point I will be caught off guard in a downpour or when I wash the car water will be trapped in all those wonderful places.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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#35
I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of my floor pan endeavor. More details in my floor pan thread. I am done welding and grinding all the panels. Now I am in the cleaning stage to prime the interior. Last night I removed the tarps that have covered the interior for about year and half. It was a strange feeling. Now I am looking at this through a more experienced set of eyes.

I need your help with a few pictures I took of some suspicious places. The more I dig into the inside of the car the more I see repairs or attempts to fix probably past issues. Also signs of modifications. Since I don't know how some of these regions looked like new I need your help.
1,2 - the first two pictures are the brackets for the fold down seats. Based on the bad looking welding done there I assume these were added at a later time. Can you share any pictures of how these should look OEM?
3,4- these pictures are by the rear window, by the C-pillar. The circled panel looks like torch cut. The other side looks exactly the same. Is this stock or an indication of some type of work done there? Can anyone share a picture of how it should look?

Anything else "strange" that stands out? Thank you.


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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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#36
Bump.....Anyone please

1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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#37
tony-muscle;241749 Wrote:I keep seeing these wires at the rear of my engine by the transmission and two of these connectors are open. There is nothing connected. One is green and one is black. Any ideas what these are for? See pictures. As a reference the picture is taken from under the car and you can see the transmission's kickdown.
These cars have so many open connectors that sometimes I don't know if they are meant that way or if I have something missing.
Sorry for the late response. The green female bullet is emissions/carb related. The black female bullet is for the PRNDL shifter lamp.

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#38
tony-muscle;258055 Wrote:Bump.....Anyone please

1971 M-code Mach 1
The bracket edge welds look stock sloppy but thats how they tacked the edges.

The quarter inner structure cuts are also stock again sloppy but thats how mine are and I know no work was done there. So no worries your looking at how it came from the factory.

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#39
Qcode351mach;258094 Wrote:
tony-muscle;258055 Wrote:Bump.....Anyone please

1971 M-code Mach 1
The bracket edge welds look stock sloppy but thats how they tacked the edges.

The quarter inner structure cuts are also stock again sloppy but thats how mine are and I know no work was done there. So no worries your looking at how it came from the factory.

+1 Yep what Q said!
Now get it buttoned up and enjoy it this summer!!!!! GREAT work!! thumbthumb

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#40
(03-09-2016, 07:23 AM)turtle5353 Wrote:
Qcode351mach;258094 Wrote:
tony-muscle;258055 Wrote:Bump.....Anyone please

1971 M-code Mach 1
The bracket edge welds look stock sloppy but thats how they tacked the edges.

The quarter inner structure cuts are also stock again sloppy but thats how mine are and I know no work was done there. So no worries your looking at how it came from the factory.

+1 Yep what Q said!
Now get it buttoned up and enjoy it this summer!!!!! GREAT work!! thumbthumb
Thank you fuys. Thats encouraging. It tells me I shouldn't worry too much about perfect welds when the factory welds were so sloppy.
I found a little of rust up by the edge of the inner quarter by the rear side window. I will fix this and should be priming this weekend. Those edges also appear sloppy.

1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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