1973 Montego GT 429 - August Updates


1972 Montego GT 429 Monthly Updates

  • Car has been completed for just over a year now - approx 1600 miles
  • If you've been looking for the nicest and one of the rarest Montegos, this is the one - full resto all documented 1 of 202 that came with a 429 (confirmed with the Marti-Report).
  • The original 429 block was used, the original transmission and the original rear end.
  • 1 of 1 if you include all the options that came with this car.  (confirmed with the Marti-Report)
  • FOR SALE - $39,900 Serious ONLY - Contact me

All the links below include pics and info that shows work that was done during that particular month

9-2-2015 Article written by Chuck Green - Featured on the StreetLegalTV Online Magazine website.
Scott Farrell's 72 Mercury Montego GT "Forgotten American Muscle"

Before Images 
(added 11/9/13)

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Cam specs - custom grind (spec by Randy 460 forum - grind by Lunati 
272/282@.006" - 225/233@.050" - 136/143@.200" - .320"/.312" lobe lift, (.576"/.562" with 1.8/1 ratio rocker arms), 109 separation; 107 intake centerline.

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1972 Montego GT N-Code 429  - August 2013 Updates

The front comes off!

I figure about 8 months on this resto. We'll see how this one goes :)

Removed the front clip
All trim has been removed - 8-11
Removed the 429 and C6 trans 8-13
front glass and rear glass removed - 8-15
Lifted the body 8-15
Frame on jacks/ wheels removed - 8-16

Removed front suspension 8-17
Removed rear suspension 8-19
Sent the frame, rear end, control arms to get sandblasted - 8-23

Drivers fender and other parts in primer - approx 8-20
 

The bad looking with the good looking (66 Chevy)

Roof stripped - August 4 - 2013


No wheel wells
Core support has been taken apart
Fenders, core support, braces and wheel wells are getting sandblasted this week


1/2 wrench, screwdriver, and a can opener. :)

8-14-13 - Pulled the motor and trans

8- 13-2013 Time to pull the motor and trans

8-15 Body off - I was the only one in the shop. A little stressfull, but I did it without any misshaps.
Lot's of little by little moves. Looks like I did a great job of getting EVERYTHING unbolted and undone in order to remove the body.

And to think I was just driving this last week

August 17 - removing the front suspension


This pic reminds me of when I was working on the suspension of the truck (below pic)


There were a ton of old wasp nest on the body and the frame

August 19 - rearend and suspension removal


Already feels fast lol

Parts in primer

August 23 - 30 days after purchase. The frame goes to get sandblasted


My 1973 Montego GT in the background

Bought the car 7-24 and this is what it looks like on 8-23