• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

73 vert

File Name: 3F03F102506_dlxrpt.pdf
File Size: 305.07 KB
Uploaded: 11-16-2018
Last Update: 11-16-2018
Downloaded: 13
73 vert Screenshot
Sorry, you don't have permission to view this file. Please register or login to use this feature! Category: Deluxe Report Views 227, Replies 4
Author Message
#1
I have been lurking on this forum for a few months now, and figured I should actually post something for a change.

Purchased this convertible over the summer on a whim.  I have never done any work on a carbureted engine before, so this is a new experience.  Hell TBH I had never even driven a car with a carb before.  Just to make it more exciting, this car is a frankenstein with a 289 from a 68, and lots of missing parts and loose wires under the hood.  But it runs well enough and the top works, so everything else is just frosting on the cake, right?  Plus I don't have to be as careful when I'm working on it, because concours correct waved bye-bye a long time ago.

I have been doing cosmetic sprucing-up since I got it, but winter has fully set in now so it's put away until spring Sad

Any idea what a test vehicle means on the marti report?


Cody

1973 vert 289, ginger on ginger.
  Reply
#2
Welcome from Iowa. Interesting with the Test Vehicle deal. With the Aug 72 production date it would have been a very early 73 production car. Maybe for emissions testing?

'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.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
  Reply
#3
I looked in Marti's book and there were quite a few DSO 89 cars built.
Verts: 107
Coupes: 219
Fastback & Mach 1: 140
Might have been for the managers to drive to lunch in, lol.
At first I thought it would have a six digit DSO with the DSO build number of 7030 but Marti just put the 89 for Transportation Services. I have a Ford book in the garage that might tell more will look later.
So I guess someone did not like the 5H color and changed it.
Glad you can enjoy and not worry about messing something up.
Is you door sticker like the one Marti put in the report with just the 89 in the DSO?


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
  Reply
#4
(11-16-2018, 11:16 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Might have been for the managers to drive to lunch in, lol.

It's what I would do if I could get away with it!

(11-16-2018, 11:16 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: So I guess someone did not like the 5H color and changed it.

It's definitely had a respray, but it looks to be pretty close to the original color, since there aren't any obvious color differences in the door jambs, under the hood, etc. Well except for some rust of course Wink  Hard to be sure without anything to compare it to.


(11-16-2018, 11:16 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Is you door sticker like the one Marti put in the report with just the 89 in the DSO?

I *think* so, but now you have me second guessing myself so I'm gonna have to check when I get home from work.

1973 vert 289, ginger on ginger.
  Reply
#5
(11-16-2018, 11:45 AM)slocody Wrote:
(11-16-2018, 11:16 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Might have been for the managers to drive to lunch in, lol.

It's what I would do if I could get away with it!

(11-16-2018, 11:16 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: So I guess someone did not like the 5H color and changed it.

It's definitely had a respray, but it looks to be pretty close to the original color, since there aren't any obvious color differences in the door jambs, under the hood, etc. Well except for some rust of course Wink  Hard to be sure without anything to compare it to.


(11-16-2018, 11:16 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Is you door sticker like the one Marti put in the report with just the 89 in the DSO?

I *think* so, but now you have me second guessing myself so I'm gonna have to check when I get home from work.

After I look at the pic again it is Medium Brown Met.. My Mach 1 is also.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
  Reply



Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Stang my new 72 'vert crzyfun 17 712 09-07-2018, 12:05 AM
Last Post: BeerDontCount
  '72 Vert Q-Code stickler.sean@gmail.com 2 1,613 11-01-2017, 03:04 PM
Last Post: Boss1Ray
  Marti for original 73 vert, original paint original interior Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs 1 673 04-23-2016, 07:44 PM
Last Post: Steve73QMach1
  71 Vert, rare color/trim ScoobyDew 5 1,039 03-22-2016, 08:08 AM
Last Post: mrmach1
  73 triple white Q code vert dhfawcett 2 862 02-22-2016, 02:39 AM
Last Post: dhfawcett
  Elite Marti 72 Q code vert. Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs 9 1,856 09-27-2015, 04:04 PM
Last Post: Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs
  1972 Q code Vert Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs 3 1,404 05-10-2015, 06:52 PM
Last Post: Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs