Here are some pics of my 1972 Mach 1 and the 552 I'm building for it. I've owned the car since I was 12, and the 351 Cleveland I built as my high school senior project finally lunched a valve on the way back to my 10 year class reunion 2 years ago. So, I decided to just go with big cubes and not turn them so hard, instead of the hi-strung small block it used to be. Car ran 11.80s on a 150 horse Sniper system previously, and all I'm hoping for is to beat that N/A with this engine, but still be able to drive it about 5000 miles a year. My goals are hopefully to be about 600 hp/600 ft.-lbs. on 91 octane. The block and heads are 1969 429 parts that I picked up for $150, bored, line honed, decked and milled. Camshaft is a custom grind hydraulic Voodoo based from Scotty at RHP, as are the Ferrea 2.25 In./ 1.76 Ex. valves, and the DOVE heads are ported off his site. It has Lunati dual springs, retainers, and locks, Trick Flow push rods, ARP head studs and rocker studs, Crane Energizer roller rockers, Comp guideplates, and Jomar girdles. Valve covers are Trick Flow cast. The stroker kit is from Mark O'Neal at CHP, and is a SCAT cast crank with Probe I-beams and dished pistons. Water pump is Edelbrock aluminum, headers are Crites 2 inch, 3 inch Magnaflows with dumps, Torker II intake (because I love my hood too much
) and a Holley 850 double pumper (I'll probably go with a Dominator later on). I have a March serpentine system for it and a Be Cool radiator. Trans is a C6 with a TCI Super Streetfighter kit that is getting built right now. Rear is 3.91 gears, but I'll switch out to 3.00 or 3.25 after I get a quarter mile time with the deep ones. Paint is 2001 Honda (I'm sorry) green pearl that we doubled the pearl content in, with the stock Argent color. All stripes and graphics are painted, except the 351 RAM AIR is still a decal, because I knew this day would come (will say 552 RAM AIR when done). Only body mod is where the roof is welded to the lower body, we smoothed, because even new from the factory you could see the seam if you looked close enough. The body work and paint took just over 2 years. Wheels are Cragar 15x8s and 14x7s with the S/S spinners because I still wanted it to look period correct. Interior is white with gray inserts, and stock Mach 1/Deluxe with the gauge package. Only deviation from stock inside is an Alpine cd player and two 6x9s in the rear deck. I can go on and on, but you get the point. I've had this car for damn near 2/3 of my life (I'll be 32 next month-the goal to get the car going again is my birthday), and it's been with me for more happiness and bad times than I can count. Hopefully I haven't bored anyone, and thanks to everyone on here for their help and support. Special thanks to Scotty and Mark O'neal, and of course my old man who helped me when I was just a kid learning to wrench. Enjoy, and more pics to come later.