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'71 429cj Mustang convertible engine rebuild...
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Ram air cleaner assembly almost completed... Why two lids?


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#12
One for show and one for cruise nights?

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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#13
mwilson7;281925 Wrote:One for show and one for cruise nights?

Close enough. MCA and other like minded high level show organizations would/might deduct for having the lid with the 429 sticker on it. All dependent upon what class the car is judged in and the judge themselves. The car did not come with the sticker from the factory, so I ordered a nicely done repop lid from Semo Mustang and will apply the sticker on this. I may use this lid for shows where the majority of people would not know what engine is in the car by just looking at it...

Good catch.
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#14
Yep, it amazing me how little is known by the general Mustang population about the 71 429CJ Mustangs. I guess to be fair 71-73 Mustangs aren't too common at shows anymore and 429's are like hen's teeth.

I really wish we had a more active registry like many of the other cars I own.

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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mwilson7;281928 Wrote:Yep, it amazing me how little is known by the general Mustang population about the 71 429CJ Mustangs. I guess to be fair 71-73 Mustangs aren't too common at shows anymore and 429's are like hen's teeth.

I really wish we had a more active registry like many of the other cars I own.

The 71 429 Forum started In the early 90's was a really good group dedicated to the BB '71 Mustangs and Cougars. It stopped being really active in the early to mid 2000's. There is a registery for the '71 429 Mustangs but the curator has never actively promoted it to the point of having member owner discussions. The last I heard about it, there was approx 300 of these cars in his registry. That was 15 yrs ago or so.
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Ironically I just sent Scotty info on my car a few hours ago. I've traded a few emails with him but it sounds like the registry is kind of dormant right now which is really too bad.

Maybe things will change......

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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#17
It was like this back in the early 90's, has never changed, I have not been bothered to send him mine for the vert...
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I was watching a video on youtube the other night and it had shots of them painting the engines. Took about 10 seconds, lol.
Not sure what the 71 had as far as inspection marks but the 73 had several that were maybe 1/2" dia circles, line through the middle with a number and initial of the inspector, rubber stamps in yellow. Were on both heads up front. Been so long I don't recall all of them. In the video it said each engine was ran for 10 min. in what they called the hot room.


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