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'72 Formula
« on: March 08, 2007, 01:26:47 AM »
Here's a shot from last fall.



Found it in a field.
1972 Formula 462
1977 Formula W72 4-speed 69K
1969 GP-J 440
1981 T/A 455

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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007, 02:13:49 AM »


1972 Formula 462
1977 Formula W72 4-speed 69K
1969 GP-J 440
1981 T/A 455

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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2007, 06:11:33 AM »
Nice, very nice.  Looks like you've done quite a bit of work since she was in the field.
Rich

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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2007, 06:58:16 AM »
12 years it sat in the field. The frame was full of mice and heater ducts. I had to completely strip the car to get rid of the smell. It's been sitting all Winter. Can't wait to get back to work on her.

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1972 Formula 462
1977 Formula W72 4-speed 69K
1969 GP-J 440
1981 T/A 455

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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007, 09:21:07 AM »
I've always like the early Formulas -- and I LOVE the engine!  Looks great -- thanks for posting!

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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007, 08:05:59 PM »
Man that looks sharp, keep up the good work. 8)
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007, 08:10:15 PM »
Looks good!

I see you're doing the H4 conversion! Nice! Where did you get the lights?

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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007, 09:04:03 PM »
I see the build sheet reads delivered to SC. Was she still in SC when you bought her? I think I've got some pictures of that car back in the late 90's. Was it down near columbia, sc? Just curious. Could be way off.
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2007, 09:26:48 AM »
Nice work, What color is she gonna be?
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2007, 01:37:55 PM »
I got the car here in Washington State. Don't know how it got here. Could've been someone in the military.

What's an H4 conversion?

The Xenon lights are from Ebay.

It will be painted 1972 #24 Adriatic Blue Mica


1972 Formula 462
1977 Formula W72 4-speed 69K
1969 GP-J 440
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2007, 05:21:48 PM »
What's an H4 conversion?

The Xenon lights are from Ebay.

H4 conversion is referring to the bulb style used. I'm pretty sure those use the H4 bulbs like the conversion lights that I have for my '78.

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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2007, 12:46:54 PM »
DUHHH!!! Thanks for the answer to the H4 question. Haven't tried them to see if they work.
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1972 Formula 462
1977 Formula W72 4-speed 69K
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2007, 07:38:58 PM »
I'm with Rick...I love the '70-'73 Formula's too....looks like you have made a lot of progress since it came in from the fields :D

That 1st pic is one of the coolest shots I've ever seen. Very cool!!
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2007, 07:53:51 PM »
Looks good!  keep us posted on the progress.  The Formulas had a mean look to them, I've always liked the twin scoops.  My mother had a '74 formula that she sold for $450 when I was a kid.  Man is she kicking herself now.
Shawn
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2007, 09:29:06 PM »
Looks great. Formula's always looked great and not seen as much as TA's. Will it be ready for summer driving?
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