My 1972 Q Code

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    Lookin good, way to pick up a true Q code. Welcome to the site.
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    Nice ride!

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    Looks like a solid car, so just some paint and cleaning and it will be back, god catch of a fishmouth. :D:cool:
     
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    Marti and multiple questions

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    The frame and panels are SOLID. I knew the paint and vinyl, would need work, but not immediately...I wanted a daily driver to park on the street, but this might get too many looks for other reasons:D.

    Does the rear window trim go all the way around the window? or just on the bottom? The trim in general was all there, but in lousy shape. The front left bumper guard was trashed, the bumbers all have to be re-chromed. The carb was not original, looked to be out of a 73, (tag #'s).

    What would be a good replacement for the carb? It is trashed, I have a Holley 750 vac/sec with my grey torino. Might be a bit too big for this application.

    The interior was pretty trashed, I'd like to get some new arm rests for sure, any ideas? Dearborn?

    The dash was cracked in multiple places, need a new one????

    If you all would comment on parts/ideas if it was yours please speak up. I'm just going to patch the rust on the outside for the time being and primer the spots, leave it ugly for a bit. I do want to make the interior slightly presentable...new armrests and dash/dash cover. It looks like it is just the dash cover that is cracked? Not sure how the 72's work.

    Bedliner: Would it be atrocious for me to have bed liner sprayed in the back? or a good idea?

    Wheels: The Marti report says it came with magnum 500 wheels, what are the wheels on it?

    Tires: They are 215/70/14's all the way around. I was think,ing about going up to 15's and 255/60/15s in the reaer and 235/60/15's in the front like my 69 verts.... possible? ideas?

    Thanks.
     
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    nice find! as is seen around the board it will be a real looker when complete, and fun to drive in the meantime.
     
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    Re: Armrests - Dearborn is about the only source for those that I know of, I recall from one of their catalogs an advertisement for those as "a Dearborn Classics exclusive" and that they make them themselves.

    Re: Carburetor. You choices are limited to either the Ford Spreadbore 4300 / 4300D series, running a spacer for a holley pattern, or replacing the intake manifold with a change in the carburetor. The Ford Spreadbore is a unique pattern and only found on the 351 C 4V, 429 and 460 Engines. I am not aware of any aftermarket carb manufacturer that makes a Ford Spreadbore Pattern Replacement. As far as CFM - depends on what you want in performance - anything from about 600 CFM through 830 CFM will work, many claim that anything over 650 is overkill and can't be used by the engine in a largely stock configuration. I run the 4300 Ds on mine and prefer them over other models but you can do better MPG and performance wise with other types with proper tuning and setup. Tell us a little more on any mods that are in the engine and what you plan to do with it and I'm sure those with a lot more knowledge on the aftermarket Carbs can chime in with some good information to consider.

    The wheels have clearly been replaced. The wheels on this car are magnum 500s:

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    Dash: Pad or plastic shell? Start looking for replacements on ebay or craigslist. No one yet makes replacements.

    Bedliner: I have it in one of mine to protect it while I own it. If someone wants to remove it later for a full concours restoration the more power to them. They can thank me for protecting the bed while I have it. It is up to you.

    Rear window trim surrounds the window with a chrome strip. If you don't have it all the way around the rubber seal it is missing.

    Good luck with your ride!
     
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    they often start a bit rough but with time they start looking fantastic. You have a great start welcome and keep showing us the progress, as per the carb... RED is running the same engine you are.... Q's are the bomb baby... anyhow I run a Holley 750cfm and it does just fine
     
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    let me look at home I think.... I might just have all the rear window chrome for you... no promises I have to look
     
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    I have a silver one :D it looks better with black... and the silver one is unmolested almost like new :D
     
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    rhino or line x

    these seem to be the most popular bed liners, any recommendations?
     
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    I used a generic duplacolor spray bomb liner on the Squire. Took about 6 cans worth to cover the bed. So far so good.
     
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    I have used both line-X and rhino liner. The line-X is without a doubt the tougher of the two. I have it in my f 250 and my 74 ranchero. The rhino liner is in the 79. that stuff still looks real good but it tends to soften up in the sun and if you slide anything heavy in the box while it is hot you risk damaging the liner. Both offer color matching (if interested) and the line X will (for a fee) use the actual paint color of your car to color the liner for a perfect match. Or you can just go black either way it is well worth the money to have the pro's do it because it looks great when done.
     
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    john777 I looked and I guess I sold those trim pieces on ebay... I do have chrome trim pieces for a 62 galaxie :D lol
     
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    carb id


    The carb was removed. The tag says D3PF NA then underneath it says C 3H 10. I'd like to ID this carb, how many CFM's it is, and should I rebuild it for $400 or replace it with a Holley? Some told me to get a reman from Pony Carbs...
     
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    That is the Ford Factory replacement carburetor for the D2ZF BA or DA which is the standard 4300D carburetor installed on those engines that had a C6 transmission. On the bottom line the C is means it is the third design change and was produced in 1973 on August 10. Are the secondary venturi openings on the bottom slightly larger in diameter than the primary venturis?

    I run those on my 4 351 CJ engines and I happen to like them. Others here will tell you something other than that. I would suggest you get it professionally rebuilt or get the right one from Pony Carbs. Otherwise you will need an adapter plate to convert the spreadbore pattern to adapt to a square pattern for your choice of aftermarket type carburetor to permit your butterflies to open correctly, or a change in intake manifold to one with the square pattern.

    I guess the question you need to ask yourself is how deep are your pockets and what do you want to do with the vehicle? Street, Strip, go fast - have fun or keep it close to original?
     
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    400$ for a rebuild? Ya right...Sounds a little high to me:rolleyes:. If you feel you can't rebuild it yourself, stash it and get a Holley, easy plug and play. The numbers you provided seem odd as yours was built early in 72, but with a D3PF NA, might be a 73 carb, Dan help me out, all my stuff is back in my closet...

    Good luck with the 72, kinda partial to them ...CJ

    Edit ...Thanks Dan...
     
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    If either one of you can find a rebuilt 4300D Spreadbore for $400.00 Rancherobuck$$$$ send me a link!
     

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