1972 Mercury Montego GT 429 Updates - January 2014

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 - January 2014 Updates

Dash and gauges are in (still have to install the pad section)
Polished the gauge lens and cleaned up all gauges.

Since I ruined my good original "FASTEN SEAT BELT" lens by polishing it, I purchased another and clearcoated this one.
I also polised the chrome bezel

1-11-14 Ready to paint - that is not rust, just areas of the old primer under the orig red.

Had her up in the air.

Sealer coat

Coated with tintable Custom Coat by Custom Shop

1-11-14 Front view of the 'tunnel' and the firewall

1-20 Received new gas tank
I'll need to replace the sending unit which I just ordered from Dearborn Classics

The old tank and the new tank 
The old tank looked good from the outside but was caked up on the inside with gunk from sitting for 5 years

Before shifter rebuild

1-23 After
NOS shifter lever
NOS neutral safety switch
New indicator
New shifter shields
New shifter (Scott Drake)
Sandblasted and painted the base

Rear panel in primer.