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73 Mustang Fastback with L engine code
#1
Is L engine code supposed to be rare?

I looked up and L is 250-1v which I never knew they had on 73s.

The car looks like it has a Cleveland now.

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#2
Don't know about L code.
That's not a Cleveland.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#3
Yes you could get the 250 inline 6. Was not the good one like the 240 and 300 6 in the trucks.
I cannot believe anyone would bid on it except as parts car and that is high for a parts car.

David


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#4
Built a 351 4V for a client a few years back. When he brought it in for the swap up pulled a 1973 L code straight six / 3 speed sportsroof.

He had totally restored and correctly cloned a Q code Mach 1 and had spent some serious money to do it correctly. Front and rear sway bars, gauges, spoilers, and the like.

I would have kept it the way it was just for the oddness of it.

Only one I have ever seen in a sportsroof. Have seen several 71-73 6 cyl convertibles over the years.

- Paul of MO
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#5
Plus it's a windsor not a cleveland. Top coolant hose going to intake.

Rick, not Rich or Dick or Richard
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#6
What person [ let alone a dealer ] would do this...
" FRESH trade in we took the vehicle sight unseen," whistling

I wonder if the person saw the car they were trading it in on Big Grin
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#7
The only 250 6 cyl sportsroof I ever saw was in a junkyard. That was 25 years ago. I have never driven a 71-73 with a 6, but I'd like to do it sometime. It's the only engine in which I have zero experience.
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#8
Rare, somewhat. Collectible...(apologies to all 250 6 cyl owners here) not hardly. While
not as accurate as production figures from Ford, the Mustang registry does show some numbers. They show 754 71 Mustangs registered with 62 code "L" 6 cyls. 639 72 Mustangs with 34 code "L" and 741 73 Mustangs with 36 code "L". Since it was the standard engine for all except the Boss and Mach 1 there were a few out there. Over the years a lot got replaced with V8 conversions or got passed over in the salvage yards for better equipped and optioned V8 cars. Only 250 Mustang I knew of was owned by a co-worker and it was a very basic 6 cyl 3sp manual sportsroof with a AM radio as the only option. It really was a good light duty engine that was used by Ford in various displacements from 1960 through the early 80's. The 240/300 six mentioned by David was a larger and taller six used from 1965-1996 in full size Ford cars, trucks, vans, and even large F600 dump trucks. To this day it is still in use in various power production and commercial applications. Look up the word indestructible in the dictionary and it will probably say "Ford 240/300 6 cyl"!!

Steve

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1mach1;246314 Wrote:The only 250 6 cyl sportsroof I ever saw was in a junkyard. That was 25 years ago. I have never driven a 71-73 with a 6, but I'd like to do it sometime. It's the only engine in which I have zero experience.

My 73 convert is an L code. It is a bit of a slug off the line but a great cruiser. Feels comfortable cruising down the Interstate 70 MPH. Real easy to work on too!

1Mach1, we don't live too far apart, maybe we can meet up sometime next spring or summer and take each others car for a test drive! Wink



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(11-10-2015, 11:06 PM)OLE PONY Wrote:
1mach1;246314 Wrote:The only 250 6 cyl sportsroof I ever saw was in a junkyard. That was 25 years ago. I have never driven a 71-73 with a 6, but I'd like to do it sometime. It's the only engine in which I have zero experience.

My 73 convert is an L code. It is a bit of a slug off the line but a great cruiser. Feels comfortable cruising down the Interstate 70 MPH. Real easy to work on too!

1Mach1, we don't live too far apart, maybe we can meet up sometime next spring or summer and take each others car for a test drive! Wink
Sounds like a plan!
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