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1971-73 Mustangs: Why are they the least liked ?
#41
Mike,

I sure love my 72 Mach1 351CJ , ocasionaly i drive my wifes 78 mach1 with the original 302 V8.
I never thought about buying a Mustang-II , but this 78 is a badass stang.
I's not as cool as the 71-73 but with the optional t-roof and V8 makes it fun to drive.

John

My '71 351C 4V quench is rated at 285 hp but it probably puts out
much more. They fenagled the hp ratings back then. I don't think
they made another Mustang with a V8 for ~22 years after '73.
Do what it takes to keep it original.

mike

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goodnigh;45350 Wrote:
DangStang;45285 Wrote:The HP drop in these years was considerable. With the gas crisis looming over everyones heads, Ford was trying to make an economy, muscle car. Then in 1974 they downsized to the Mustang 2 to meet consumer demand of economical cars. They went downhill for quite a few years after that.
Nothing to say we can't change that now though. Right? Nice, big engine bay in our stallions!

My '71 351C 4V quench is rated at 285 hp but it probably puts out
much more. They fenagled the hp ratings back then. I don't think
they made another Mustang with a V8 for ~22 years after '73.
Do what it takes to keep it original.

mike

Your car is actualy 365ish horse power......I just posted a ford vs chevy motor shoot out...Which puts all stock "pretty much " ford small blocks vs chevy...The 71 4v cobrajet pushed a impressive 365hp even with its lower compression...lol
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hyena429;45630 Wrote:
goodnigh;45350 Wrote:My '71 351C 4V quench is rated at 285 hp but it probably puts out
much more. They fenagled the hp ratings back then. I don't think
they made another Mustang with a V8 for ~22 years after '73.
Do what it takes to keep it original.

mike

Your car is actualy 365ish horse power......I just posted a ford vs chevy motor shoot out...Which puts all stock "pretty much " ford small blocks vs chevy...The 71 4v cobrajet pushed a impressive 365hp even with its lower compression...lol

Whoever did the rebuild put a mild cam (0.58) and bored the cylinders
to 0.030 for unknown reasons Confused What I most like about my Grandé,
it is a sleeper Tongue

mike

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#44
We've all heard the stories of the "BIG BODY" cars we own. But a funny thing my car was parked next to a 70 Super Bee at the paint shop. I was in awe of the fact that the Bee made my 71 look like a small car. I was amazed at the side by side comparison.


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#45
I parked my 73 Mustang next to my 66 Mercury Comet and my Comet is actually longer and sits higher up, that shocked me.

my current rides
1973 Mustang Coupe
1989 Mercury Cougar XR7
1973 Mercury XR7 Cougar Convertible(sold)
1966 Mercury Comet 202
1985 F150 4x4
1962 Ford Fairlane 500
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#46
supercoupe;45192 Wrote:And yes we have an advantage at car shows since less participants in that generation but we sometimes get grouped with the 69-70's in the car show since there so few of us and that's a disadvantage.

Oddly enough - as small as my local Mustang club is, they had the parking lot segregated by 'generations,' and 'Shelbys.' There were no '69-'70s, 1 lone '73 coupe, a half-dozen Fox bodies, a few '67-'68s, a handful of '64.5-'66s, a solid 15 Shelbys (of various years), and around 18-19 current models.

Next time I'll get more pictures. Lots of nice cars... just less classics than I would've figured.


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#47
Not a bad looking coupe - looks like its for sale.
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#48
Yeah - it was a really nice car. I don't remember what he wanted for it... $6500 or something like that. I don't recall if he sold it or not, and I haven't seen it cruising around town or anything.

I got on the local club's mailing list back in August, but told them mine wouldn't be ready until some time next year... so I haven't really heard anything from any of them.

Eric

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#49
Thats one sharp coupe
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#50
Our big body cars ???

71 Chevelle 3340 curb weight
71 MOPAR RR 3600 plus

Nobody refers to THOSE as big body....except Chevrolet when they jumped on and made it a marketing tool ...Heavy Chevy!!


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