1972 Montego GT 429 Updates - September 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 Updates - September

Went on vacation the first week of September
Came back to a lot of parts
Got the frame sandblasted
Bushings installed
frame painted 9-14
First part installed (steering box) - 9-16
installed steering linkage upper a-arms
installed brake and fuel lines

Went on a trip to Myrtle Beach and came back to quite a few new parts that were delivered when we were gone
Rotors - arm rests- calipers- poly bushing kit - brake lines - headliner - window crank handles

Susp parts are back from getting sandblasted

September 5 - Removal of the riveted in ball joints

Frame should be back next week.

Ordered my brake and fuel lines - stainless steel


Got some parts in primer

Suspension parts primed. These were sandblasted first. I then opted to have the energy suspension poyurethane
bushings installed first before priming and painting

Got the frame back from the sandblaster.
Came out very good!

9-14 Went in and sealed and painted the frame semi-gloss black

Frame in black sealer

semi-gloss black

My first part is on! New quick ratio power steering box - 9- 16

9-28 Control arms along with other parts. All ball joints and tie rod ends are Moogs.

Installed the upper control arms

9- 29 Started putting on the control arms, the steering linkage and the brake lines

Sunday -9-29-2013 My niece wanted to help. So I had her disassemble the Ford 9"