January's Updates for the 1972 Montego GT


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)

July 2013 Updates | August Updates | September Updates | October Updates | November Updates
December Updates | January 2014 Updates | February | March  | April | May | June | July | August 
| September | October | November | December
January 2015 / 2015-2016

  My Car/Truck Videos | New parts boughtSeat material wanted

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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My 1973 Montego MX (see monthly updates toward the top once you get to the page)
My 1966 Chevy C-10  (see monthly updates toward the top once you get to the page)

1972 Montego GT 429 - January 2015 Updates

This will probably be the last update for my project, or unless something else exciting happens or I make a fairly substantial change.

Those who followed this frame-off, I hope you have enjoyed seeing this car evolve.
I figure 1500 hours and $$$$$ big bucks and a lot of details have gone into it.
Without the patience of my awesome wife of  almost 30 years, this (or any of my previous projects) would have happened. 

My first show was December 31st 2014 at Quarker Steak and Lube.
I took a 'top' trophy. Exciting being my first show with the Montego

If you come across this page and you would like to see ALL the 'monthly updates',
you can click on any of the links above the represent each month.
Each monthly update shows info, progress and pics of this frame-off

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First show

December 31st - Ready to head to Quaker Steak for the Montego's first show


My granddaughters Sabrina and Vanessa


Sabrina, Vanessa, and Nate


My daughter Ashlee standing with me after we took a top trophy

Second Show - Biff Burger - St Pete

January 1, 2015 - Took best of show. Approx 75 Cars and trucks were there. Quite the honor to get THE trophy.

Left about 11PM. They kept us around for some pics for their website. Winners Circle


My wife Jody sitting auper nice Nomad. The guy was nice and let her sit in it.

December 4th - Just some pics I took at the shop


Some new decals I made up. I also had Ram Air 521 made up when I get my Montego Cyclone Ram Air setup 1 of 30 made  ;>)


1-24-15 Pic taken at Lake Seminole Park
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1-25-15 Pic taken in front of the backside of our shop

Thanks and enjoy! Scott Farrell

January 29 - Received my new Barry Grant (Holley) Mighty Demon 850 Annular booster carb
Next to it is my Holley 870 Avenger carb - vacuum secondaries.

I believe Barry used to work at a local carb shop in this area (Pinellas Park)
Chuck Gulledge Fuel Systems 110th ave.


January 31-2015 Installed the Demon carb. Sure woke up the motor.
Runs great. Only one very minor adjustment.