My 1972 Q Code

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  1. *RD*

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    aussie 2bbl heads I want!!!
     
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    Latest update

    I cleaned the engine all day, did some engine bay painting. Using POR 15 semi gloss, a little to shine for me, too bad they didn't have any flat...
    The 4300D is being shipped out tomorrow from Pony Carbs. I had to take the hood off to get into the engine, those 72 hoods dont raise up very high...
     
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    before and after

    Almost done with the engine bay/undercoating:

    Went a little crazy with the undercoat and paint...


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    Lookin' good!
     
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    Hey John 777, you're a good man doing good work on that Ranchero. You'll enjoy that ride. What's the story on the "Hawaii 5-0" Mercury in the background ?
     
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    nice work 7's amazing transformation
     
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    The seller says it has a 429 in it with BOSS heads, 3500$. I did not look under the hood.
     
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    more #'s

    Anyone want to decode for me?


    Under the starter:
    D2AE-CA
    2B2


    Intake:
    D1ZE 9425 BB
    2A15


    Heads:
    1K19


    Rear end on a tag:
    WEC-AH 1MD
    3.25-9-843A

    Rear end stamped:
    DIF3
     
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    D2AE-CA 1972 351 Cleveland Block Casting Code
    2B2 - Cast on 1972 February 2

    D1ZE 9425 BB 1971 Ford 4V Intake Design, Ford Spreadbore
    2A15 - Cast on 1972 January 15

    1K19 - Cast on 1971 November 19

    WEC-AH 1MD 9 Inch Conventional Axle 4 Pinion, 28 spline Axle
    3.25-9-843A 3.25:1 Ratio 9 Inch Ring Gear

    D1F3 - Assembled 1971 June 3 if that is a date code, that does not appear to be correct though based on the axle production call out.
     
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    I guess we can call this a numbers matching car...
    Thanks for you help, I am still waiting on the carb to arrive.
     
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    latest....

    Not hooked up yet...

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    Good job of cleaning up the engine and engine bay:cool:
     
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    car is running!

    The 4300D carb was installed and the new mufflers were installed. Magnaflow 14325's. Not impressed with the sound at all. :confused: I have flowmaster 50's on my other car and dynomaxes on the other, both sound way better...
    I'm probably going to get them replaced, any ideas? I need a little more sound but not glass packs!
    2 1/4 inch H pipes.

    The car runs great, a bit more power, but having difficulties on the launch, not a whole lot of rubber being laid down.

    I am still happy with the overall results. I will have some fine tuning done tomorrow and will bring the beast home on wednesday!:D
     
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    You should not expect a lot of rubber with the rear end you have.
     
  16. *RD*

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    Yeah, there is probably only like 3.00s in there or at the most 3.25s in there.
     
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    It has 3.25's
     
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    I noticed that in the previous post, and I edited it earlier. None the less that is going to be a sick car when you are done.
     
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    Its looking good John... keep up the good work
     
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