I just bought a 72 Mach 1 351 2V converted to 4V w/ Edelbrock set up 600cfm.
I went to time the engine and found the distributor to be seized. I can't get it to move. I believe the 72's are clockwise. I even tried a little english with a pipe wrench and it won't budge. I took off the bolt and clip that holds it in place.
The second issue is the kick down rod from the tranny (FMX). I found it hanging. I hooked it up on the linkage with the accel. cable and it is shifting two high. Not sure how to adjust it. It seems like there is something misssing from the carb. for this set-up? There was no adjusting screw. I put one in but it didn;t seem to help. I got it to shift less hard but it wasn't coming into second until 3000rpm's.