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steliosthem 07-07-2013 03:19 AM

Barn find '72 Mach 1
 
Judging from your experience, can this engine be saved or is it a lost cause?

http://www.car.gr/classifieds/cars/photos/3676894/

Waffles 07-07-2013 10:08 AM

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nmp5sRkuCa.../s200/pass.gif

LynnBob Mustang 07-07-2013 10:17 AM

Depending on how deep your pockets are and what your abilities are anything can be fixed.
That may beyond most novice backyard restorers around here.
Lynn

jimkaray 07-07-2013 11:08 AM

If the engine is seized up then it probably isn't worth salvaging. If it will rotate that's a good sign. Then you can hook a battery to it and at least crank it over and do a compression check on each cylinder. Check the VIN for the engine code to see if its an original 4 bbl car. The 5th digit should be either a Q or an R code if its the 4bbl Cleveland and desirable for collectors so it might be worth something in parts alone, assuming nothing is cracked or otherwise broken.

steliosthem 07-07-2013 01:21 PM

Yes it states it is Cleveland. Thank you for your answers. I'll post again if I make the move :-).

lucasp 07-07-2013 04:58 PM

how good are you with tools?

fastbackford351 07-07-2013 06:32 PM

How long has it been sitting out in the rain without a hood?

rmodel65 07-07-2013 10:27 PM

i cant get the link to work for me..but if the engine is seized you might just be able to pour some marvel mystery oil down the spark plug holes and let it sit for a week it might free up

rmodel65 07-07-2013 10:34 PM

also that is like a 650-800 US dollar car at the most...

120mm 07-08-2013 08:17 AM

I doubt '72 Mach 1s are a common car in Greece. It would definitely be a labor of love.

The great things about these cars is that anything, and I mean anything is rebuildable. All it takes is money.

That engine would need to be completely redone.

LynnBob Mustang 07-08-2013 08:14 PM

I wonder why it is pink?? It looks like a Mary K car color pink.
I wonder if it is/was a Mary K car that was given to the top Mary K cosmetic seller in the sellers region? Then sometime in it's life it got transported to where you live.
Lynn

jimkaray 07-08-2013 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LynnBob Mustang (Post 8244757)
I wonder why it is pink?? It looks like a Mary K car color pink.
I wonder if it is/was a Mary K car that was given to the top Mary K cosmetic seller in the sellers region? Then sometime in it's life it got transported to where you live.
Lynn

I think it was primered and it has faded out to that color, but I could be wrong. According to the details in the add its gray.

120mm 07-08-2013 09:56 PM

Yes, the pink is primer. This is a car that has been exposed, long-term, to salt air.

DocSnickers 07-08-2013 11:14 PM

Yeah that's going to be hard to find in Greece. We can say pass here in the states because here its just another Mustang we can find them pretty easy. But a car so far from its homeland is pretty rare. Would be interesting to find out the story behind it. Would be a beauty once shes all fixed up just going to cost a lot to round up all the parts it needs.

If you do end up going with it let me know I have all the shop manuals for the 72's. Would not mind making copies for you.

rmodel65 07-11-2013 08:45 PM

you can pass it up in Greece...for the amount of money youre gonna have in sheet metal and labor you could buy a more solid car here and ship it...here is a car looks fairly solid from the outside but needs some subframe repair http://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/3925085626.html

palerider 07-12-2013 12:32 PM

71 thru 73 would probably be the most expensive model year to rebuild. Not all parts are reproduced and the one that are are typically more expensive than early years.


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