Re: Mach 1 advice
Valve lifters, it's not really too big of a deal. I've run them for years with the lifters ticking. I would be more concerned with a knocking sound with any motor, that is definately a bad sign. If the car seems to run good, and you are happy with the price, get it.
If you need help with repairs, you can find it here.
I would suggest, as with any car you get, to get a repair manual for it. Very helpful.
The older repair manuals, in my opinion, are much better than the newer ones.
The ones for a car this old, such as chilton's, woud usually cover a seven year span. Also it will cover all the american cars, plus volkswagen and jeep.
They also have good unit repair sections covering things such as trannys,carbs, starter and alt. rebuilds, pwer and manual steering etc etc