1972 Mercury Montego GT 429 Updates - November 2013


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)

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 429 - November Updates

11-1 Got my 9" center section back
11-2 Welded the panels in the left quarter. The frame is now a roller!!!!
11-8-both quarters are now in primer
11-28 Inside is now painted


11-1-13 Picked up my Ford 9" center section. Went with a 3.25 gear
Alan's Gearworks in Clearwater built the center section


New gasket, center section, copper crush washers along with the trackion lok modifier ready to go back in the rear


11-2-13 Installed the center section along with the axles. Had new bearings installed on the axles a couple weeks ago


Axles are installed


Installed the drums - painted with Cast Blast


Finally a roller
11-2-13 (3 months 1 week since I started the project. You can also see how the right quarter is coming along.
I installed the wheels that came on the car when I bought it. They are NOT the correct wheels. I'm just using these to be able to roll the frame around.


11-2 Started the welding on the left quarter. I had my body guy (Adam) do the welding.
I'll do the fiberlgass and bodywork


New panel I had made up. This has the same angles as the stock panel


Here it is all welded up, and sand blasted. I also resanded the area around it


11-3 I put on some fiberglass matting and resin


11-3 Turned the frame around so we could get better pics of the rear.


11-6 Received my new Addco sway bar. Painted the smaller pieces in a cast color so it would look more original.


11-6 Bodywork on the left quarter


11-7 Almost ready for primer


11-7 Left quarter in primer


Pic of the right quarter


Right quarter blocked and reprimed


11-9 Rear sway bar installed


11-14 Digging in (litterely on removing the undercoating. I'll probably just clean up the floor and re-undercoat. It must have had 5 undercoating jobs on it.
This stuff was thick!


Firewall reference pic. Notice the wasps nest! 5 years of sitting around.



11-25 Out comes the dash


The body in raw form


A gutted firewall


Results of a car that sat for 5 years+

11-28-13 Painted the inside


11-29 Painted the pieces that cover the wires going back to the trunk. These were right after painting.
They look gloss, but dried to a semi-gloss


11-30 Started putting back together the parts I took out when I painted the interior. I cleaned the sound deadeners.
I will reuse most of them as they were in very nice shape, and very thick.


I ran some speaker wire along with the rest of the wires (inc orig speaker wires) in anticipation that I will buy better speakers for the rear deck.