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Back in the game- 72 Formula
« on: May 18, 2018, 12:34:43 PM »
Hello. After having to sell my red 73 formula some years ago, I acquired another red formula, only this time it’s a 72- I don’t particularly like red, they were just the best local examples I could find at the time.

Also does anyone know of or have a door lock/unlock dash switch for sale?
Thanks
KC

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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 12:45:15 PM »
Awesome, lets get some pics up of that new ride.

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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 04:00:43 PM »
Welcome to TAC. Like Rich said, Pics or it didn't happen.
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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 05:06:07 PM »
Congrats, and welcome to the 72 Formula club.




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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 06:17:50 PM »
ok trying to crack the davinci code to post pics

Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 06:44:04 PM »
I found Flickr to be the easiest, great an account, upload the pics and copy the BBC code over in your response.




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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 06:48:10 PM »


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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 06:52:43 PM »
Front pic is with brand new LED headlights, repaired chin spoiler, fb emblem

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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 07:02:00 PM »
Nice looking car, you just need the rear spoiler and it'll be perfect.




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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2018, 10:32:57 PM »
As far as the formula goes, I actually prefer the wingless look. All about the front end to me. The 73 I had had the spoiler and I had plans to remove it. Other than the color, this car pretty much had everything else I wanted... it was originally blue which one day I will also restore

Next up is fuel system I noticed that whoever had the car before me “creamed” the fuel tank- you can see it deteriorating from the inlet????. Got a new tank and sending unit ready to go.

Stats- 350 2 barrel Auto NOM
A/C, power window and brakes
Will be adding power locks and rear defrost in future

Thanks for looks and comments
KC


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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2018, 04:31:39 AM »
It only has 2 barrel carb? Replacing the intake and throwing in a 4v, it will wake up the 350. That was the first thing I've done to my 71 Espirt came with 350 2v and true dual exhaust (now T/A clone with 400), the early 350 have decent power just need waking up.




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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2018, 04:55:54 AM »
Lol yes only 2 barrel. The mechanics are pretty solid so I will leave alone for now. Honestly it feels very similar to the 400 I had in my last car. Eventually I want to go the LS route- For now the car is dependable and the AC blows cold so thats fine with me.

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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2018, 09:46:39 AM »
Great Looking car. I have oddball tastes, I also like the look of that car without the rear spoiler. Is that later model fbody in storage yours too?
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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2018, 12:19:10 PM »
Lol no sir- I am a teacher... make of that what you will. My other car is a 2002 hyundai elantrA. The cars you see in the background are from TAFlorida’s shop. In my view, you are not oddball at all but thinking clearly. Remember whoever agrees with everything you say is a genius

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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2018, 04:17:39 PM »
I like your thinking.
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2018, 08:20:55 PM »
sweet ride!

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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2018, 10:59:53 PM »
Great looking Formula! I always loved the Formys. Looks like you will have a lot of fun with it!
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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2018, 06:31:38 AM »
Thanks guys- Car is driven at least every other day- if and when i ever go LS it will be my DD til the end!

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Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2018, 06:42:22 AM »
Thanks guys- Car is driven at least every other day- if and when i ever go LS it will be my DD til the end!

I guess that's one good thing in living in Florida LOL, my 71 was my early spring to late fall DD until the company I work for moved to downtown Boston... Now I just don't drive.




Regards, Jack

Re: Back in the game- 72 Formula
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2018, 06:42:22 AM »
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