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1971-73 Mach 1 vs 1969-70 Mach 1
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What do you like about the 1971-73 Mach 1 that 1969-70 do not have?
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#2
Not everyone has one
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Seating position, Real power steering, Ride comfort, engine compartment room just to name a few that were important to me. The 71-73 Mustangs are just a much more pleasant car to drive. I drove several 64-70 Mustangs before I bought my 73. It was a clear choice in my opinion.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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Room in the engine compartment to fit up to a 632" Big Block Ford motor without having to remove the shock towersAngel.

BT

Do the RIGHT thing.
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classicsguy;44671 Wrote:What do you like about the 1971-73 Mach 1 that 1969-70 do not have?

My driveway. Tongue

Serious answer is comfort, style, engine compartment size, hidden wipers, better fit & finish. But in all honesty I've not really cared for the 69-70 years so there must be a thousand little things about the 69-70 that i don't like but are different on the 71 that add up to make it a great car starting in 71.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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classicsguy;44671 Wrote:What do you like about the 1971-73 Mach 1 that 1969-70 do not have?

The fact that I actually own a '71 Mach 1. Wink

Seriously - there's no way I could afford a '69 Fastback (Mach 1 or no) if I could even FIND one anywhere close that wasn't either ridiculously overpriced or in even worse shape than mine (and still overpriced).

Aside from that, I'd have to say leg room and exclusiveness. No matter what year of a classic Mustang (or any other muscle car for that matter) I would have, the first thing to go would be the brakes.


Eric

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I have owned several 69-70s as well as 71-72s. I agree with the comments posted above. Additionally, they handle better (stock), they launch better, and not as many rattles. Subjectively, they look like they are going 60 MPH sitting still. Chuck
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I like the handling. The sharper lines like a fighter jet.
The wider and longer body with it's lower stance giving it that sleek and true Mach 1 look. Like Chuck said, it just looks like it's going 60mph sitting still.
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OMG that's an awesome picture. Got any more like it?

And they call the '71-'73s the 'big body' Mustangs... wow. Just a few inches longer (all in the hood, looks like) and maybe a few wider - but Dang... that '70 looks absolutely huge compared to yours.

Both are gorgeous cars, nonetheless.

Eric

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Mister 4x4;44714 Wrote:OMG that's an awesome picture. Got any more like it?

And they call the '71-'73s the 'big body' Mustangs... wow. Just a few inches longer (all in the hood, looks like) and maybe a few wider - but Dang... that '70 looks absolutely huge compared to yours.

Both are gorgeous cars, nonetheless.

Ya...Long hood will make it look so much heavier than they really are...that 1970 mach 1 is about 100 too 200 pounds heavier on curb weight than the 71-73's....here is a picture i snapped of my car sitting with some newer cars...my car looks so small..like a dart compaired too the modern cars around it..lol
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