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72 302 Verts
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Found a guy with a 72 Vert. 302 F code car with a 4 speed. Did they offer the 4 speed with the 302 in 72? If so anyone know if there were many? I thought the 302's were all three speeds. Owner says it is original he has had it since 1974. Thanks in advance for the input. He is willing to sell fairly cheap. Car runs and drives very nice.

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No 4 speed with 302 in 1972, according to Marti's Mustangs by the Numbers.

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That's what I thought. Thanks for the info.

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Did you check the door tag? If it has a six digit DSO code it could be a special order car and Marti would not know about the options in the special order. Never seen one but might still be possible. Maybe corporate car for testing that got out. Dig a little deeper to be sure. The VIN# is on the transmission so go under the car and check the tag on transmission also. If it matches car VIN it came with the car if no match someone changed it. Would be an easy change to go from 3 speed to 4 speed.
I have a 72 H code that is three speed and it is a vert. He ordered it that way and was a Ford employee.
The Mexican cars could get 4 speed but I think they were 351 windsors only.
There are lots of odd combinations out there and I have a copy of Marti's book also and he does not list all options that were available for each year. I do not know why he did not put them all in but he did not.


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David, the 3 speed manual trans was standard - the automatic and 4 speeds were an option back then
Seems odd but there were lots of 351 2 V - manual 3 speeds

That guys 302 came from the factory with .... not a 4 speed Wink

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(06-21-2017, 09:54 AM)OMS Wrote: David, the 3 speed manual trans was standard - the automatic and 4 speeds were an option back then
Seems odd but there were lots of 351 2 V - manual 3 speeds

That guys 302 came from the factory with .... not a 4 speed Wink

Don looked up the # of 3 speed H code verts they made and was shocked.
1971 there were only 85 made.
1972  even fewer with only 82, This is the year I have and I had never seen another.
1973 went up and was 1,957
This is in Marti's book Mustang by the numbers.
He also lists one hardtop being built with a 302 and 4 speed in 71.
There was also 1 4 speed with an H code and it was a fastback.
So you never know what is out there.
There was one M code 71 that got a C-4 and it was a fastback.
There was one 429 with a close ratio 4 speed in 71.
The odd numbers in 72 were exports with several being the only one.
In 1973 they made two verts with a C-4 and one Q code with an FMX.
So guys take closer looks at the odd ones there are some out there that most think not original because so few were made.
The Marti book does not list any options added by DSO with six digits so that info he told me was lost because Ford never had it only the District offices and they tossed the info.
I would still get that car on a lift check the VIN# on the transmission it might be real, might covers a lot there. It would be a great find if it were the only one.
So my crashed vert is one of 82 that got a three speed but not going to fix it.
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I checked it out. It was a three speed car originally and when I pressed the guy on it he admitted that it may have been changed out when his sister was driving the car in the 80's. Not to mention his "good solid car" had a considerable amount of rust on the underside.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

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It never hurts to check odd things out. My friend that does the restorations had another guy call him to go check out a Camaro. This was probably 25 years ago. When they got there and opened the hood they did not know what the engine was in the car. They knew it was not GM by the valve covers. It ran really rough so he did not spend the $800 for the car.
Well today that car is owned by Rick Hendrick it was one of the two that Smokey Yunik built with his Porcupine engine based on the Ford Cleveland. It was displayed in car museum in Pigeon Forge Tenn. and valued over a million.


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