1972 Mercury Montego GT 429 Updates - December 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 - December Updates


12-1 Received the new heater blower motor and fan


11-31 - 12-1 Stripped the firewall

1974 FORD TORINO  HEATER CONTROL UNIT W/O AC -  USED OEM
1974 FORD TORINO HEATER CONTROL UNIT W/O AC - USED OEM
   $75.00
NOS 1970 1971 FORD TORINO HEATER AIR PLENUM CHAMBER
NOS 1970 1971 FORD TORINO HEATER AIR PLENUM CHAMBER
   $199.99
Heater Plenum Chamber, 1975/78 Torino, T-Bird, Granada NOS
Heater Plenum Chamber, 1975/78 Torino, T-Bird, Granada NOS
   $99.00
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12-1 Primed with epoxy primer


12-6 Sealed the gaps


12-6 Right after spraying. This looks gloss, but when dried it is a satin black


12-7 Heater after redoing - new fan and motor


12-9 Repainted a new brake power boosted along with the brake pedal and steering column brackets


12-11 Disassembled the steering column
Prepped and painted the main parts


12-11 repainted the rag-joint and shafts


Week of 12-9
Starter installing firewall parts. New booster and master cylinder - throttle linkage, vacuum cannister

This car was built 12-71. All Montegos built in late 71 had black firewalls. They later went with the same color as the exterior.


Started installing the interior parts - heater- a/c, heater box, column support - pedals
New ignition switch, brake switch, NOS brake pad (not shown in pic)


12-11 took the column completely apart and redid it. The plastic sleeve was trashed. We reworked it. It along with the steel sleeve looks brand new. Also installed a new ignition switch and key cylinder. I looked over the turn signal switch and this seemed to be fine. So I will use the stock one.


12-12 Installed the column along with the new brake switch and NOS brake pad.


12-20 Started cleaning the dash


What the knobs looked like before I cleaned them and after. They look almost brand new


Although I didn't get a picture, both these parts were apart when I painted them.
The steel part (with the N code vin) was original. The pad is a very good pliable one that I bought about 5 months ago.
I sprayed the steel part 12-25 and the dash pad 12-27


Another pic of both


After cleaning.
I ruined the "FASTEN SEAT BELT" light above the glove box, so I found another one.
I had taken compound to the red lens and it wore off some of the lettering


Before the dash went in.


Backside of the dash


12-24 The dash is installed!!!!
I also installed the plastic 2 piece sleeve around the column


12-27


12-30 Looks like the only pieces I need rechromed (besides the bumpers).
I may also end up doing the 1/4 glass crank handles, since these are shorter than the front. All the aftermarket handles like Dearborn sells, are the longer ones. Even though on their website, the picture shows the correct smaller handles.
I sent a pair back that I ordered. Hope they do have the short ones. If not, I'll have to get those chromed.

Last update of 2013. Happy New Year.

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