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#1
Pretty cool car!!

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-...-boss-429/

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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#2
Wow! Too bad it got modified when it was original. But, given the circumstances, Kurt did the right thing. Very, very cool car. I love the color with the blue top.

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Mike

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#3
I believe there was 42 BB '71 convertibles from the factory...
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#4
Pastel Blue;287441 Wrote:I believe there was 42 BB '71 convertibles from the factory...

OK - did you mean there were "429 BB '71 covertibles," or only "42 BB '71 convertibles?"

Because if you meant '429 BB,' you are correct... except, there were never any '71 Boss 429s. This car's 429 SJC was pulled and a Boss 429 dropped in instead... which, honestly, is kind of a travesty when you think about it. Drop the Boss 429 into a 302 car or something... but don't ruin an already rare car.

But if you meant there were only '42 BB '71 convertibles,' then Wow - that makes this even more of a travesty... because now there are only 41 (assuming all of the others still survive).

Just making sure it wasn't a typo. Wink Big Grin


Looks like he swiped Roy's idea and water slipped the carbon fiber on everything. I like Roy's better, though - goes more with his car. thumb (and he did it first rofl )

Eric

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#5
BB = 429

42 in total for convertibles.

Original statement applies.
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#6
Nicely done car

Larry
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#7
Once again this saying comes to mind, "Just because you can do something doesn't necessarily mean you should." Chuck
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#8
Very nice Vert! Boss 429 engine just looks so right in a 71/ style Mustang. But I also agree with Eric. As rare as the C & J engine 71's were, and with only 42 Verts with that engine option, hate to see one of the rarest of all 71's originality ruined. There are plenty of non Boss and 429 cars out there that could of been used for this Beast of an engine. (I'd even volunteer my heap)! And even worse, no one knows where the original powertrain is!
Until I started following Kens build on his vert, I had no ideal how rare the 429 verts were. We are certainly fortunate to have both Ken and his super rare "J" code Mustang here!! thumb

Steve

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#9
I wouldn't say the car is ruined by any stretch. Given the owners awareness of how rare the car is I'm sure he has taken the precautions not to make changes that aren't reversible. The article even states he bought another hood to install the scoop on vs. hacking up the original. Given that the original engine is missing I think it's a pretty cool way to fill the void until he either finds the original one or he decides to put the car back to stock.

My biggest beef with the car is the stupid windshield banner proclaiming how rare the car is. Is this a new thing to do as I've seen it on a couple other cars as well.

In the end it's his car and he's free to do what he wants with it. There are a lot of worst things that could be done to this car.........

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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#10
Pastel Blue;287441 Wrote:I believe there was 42 BB '71 convertibles from the factory...

I'm with you......weird how Jerry H got that figure wrong......

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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