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Old 07-07-2013, 03:19 AM   #1
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Judging from your experience, can this engine be saved or is it a lost cause?

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Old 07-07-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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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.
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Yes it states it is Cleveland. Thank you for your answers. I'll post again if I make the move :-).
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
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How long has it been sitting out in the rain without a hood?
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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
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also that is like a 650-800 US dollar car at the most...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Yes, the pink is primer. This is a car that has been exposed, long-term, to salt air.
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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.
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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
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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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