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Interesting short article
#1
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/03/automo....html?_r=1
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#2
Great article. Be nice to have him on here...

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#3
Very nice! I just listened to the audio commentary by the owner.

"How do you get a 1971 Mustang to last for 600,000 miles? Richard Fuchs did it by keeping meticulous records."

Here are his insights for getting over 600,000 miles on his 71 M-code, Ram Air, A/C car which still sports a CB antenna on the deck lid.

Maintenance every 5000 miles.

1.) Keep detailed records: date, mileage, gasoline & maintenance.
2.) Keep it clean; outside, inside, & underside.
3.) Care. If you don't care about your car then nothing else matters.


Awesome job Mr. Fuchs!

Boss1Ray;88407 Wrote:Great article. Be nice to have him on here...

Ray

I couldn't locate his email address. I did find his mailing address and phone number though. I may give him a call if I can find some time to do so today.

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#4
And I was impressed by a local getting 365,000 out of a 351 W in a work truck
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Don65Stang;88406 Wrote:Very nice! I just listened to the audio commentary by the owner.

"How do you get a 1971 Mustang to last for 600,000 miles? Richard Fuchs did it by keeping meticulous records."

Here are his insights for getting over 600,000 miles on his 71 M-code, Ram Air, A/C car which still sports a CB antenna on the deck lid.

Maintenance every 5000 miles.

1.) Keep detailed records: date, mileage, gasoline & maintenance.
2.) Keep it clean; outside, inside, & underside.
3.) Care. If you don't care about your car then nothing else matters.


Awesome job Mr. Fuchs!

Boss1Ray;88407 Wrote:Great article. Be nice to have him on here...

Ray

I couldn't locate his email address. I did find his mailing address and phone number though. I may give him a call if I can find some time to do so today.

Yeah yeah I'm still waiting on Sarah Palin also
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Tnfastbk;88421 Wrote:
Don65Stang;88406 Wrote:I couldn't locate his email address. I did find his mailing address and phone number though. I may give him a call if I can find some time to do so today.


Yeah yeah I'm still waiting on Sarah Palin also

Ok already; simmer down. I just emailed her since you are so insistent. I hope she will join and provide some info about her Grandé.

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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I believe there was an article in Hemmings a couple of years ago on this car.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#8
Very cool...It just goes to show...Treated right....They can last a life time...And i think all of us had a amazing rig that went over 300,000...mine was a little escort wagon....I burned rubber in this poor car...i drove it up and down local mountains and gravel roads daily...I didnt change the oil on time....I never replaced the spark plug wires "they still say 1993 right on them" lol...I was so horrible to this car...I used it for a news paper route even as a young kid...It has over 300,000 on it...and i finaly parked it cause it was needing new breaks up front...i didnt think it was worth new breaks...so many miles..had the car for 15 years...I sold it too a freind for 200 bucks 2 year ago...Told him watch out...Could blow up any day......he picks me up in the damn thing every weekend..lol...he drives it all over the state!! But i keep warning him..Hey...I dont know why the timing belt hasnt broke..But be prepared for that....lol
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hyena429;88483 Wrote:Very cool...It just goes to show...Treated right....They can last a life time...And i think all of us had a amazing rig that went over 300,000...mine was a little escort wagon....I burned rubber in this poor car...i drove it up and down local mountains and gravel roads daily...I didnt change the oil on time....I never replaced the spark plug wires "they still say 1993 right on them" lol...I was so horrible to this car...I used it for a news paper route even as a young kid...It has over 300,000 on it...and i finaly parked it cause it was needing new breaks up front...i didnt think it was worth new breaks...so many miles..had the car for 15 years...I sold it too a freind for 200 bucks 2 year ago...Told him watch out...Could blow up any day......he picks me up in the damn thing every weekend..lol...he drives it all over the state!! But i keep warning him..Hey...I dont know why the timing belt hasnt broke..But be prepared for that....lol

My VW has 309,000. I just put a set of tires on it and took it to TX and back this past weekend. I'm thinking about selling it so I can put that many miles on my M-code since it looks so much cooler than the VW.Cool

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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Don65Stang;88499 Wrote:
hyena429;88483 Wrote:

My VW has 309,000. I just put a set of tires on it and took it to TX and back this past weekend. I'm thinking about selling it so I can put that many miles on my M-code since it looks so much cooler than the VW.Cool

Those are good little rigsWink,...Bug or vw wagon or?


Speaking of timing belt...I wonder if that guy ever replace his timing chain? 600,000 miles is amazing even if you was decent on it....but wow if that chain still the same..amazing..And i would be terrified of what it will do to his block and motor...my freind had a little toyota truck...350,000 on it...22r motor...never changed the timing chain...The timing chain ended up eating threw his motor into the water and oil jackets...Only reason his motor died...lol..chain never did break and jump time...It just ate threw the motor being so sloppy..lol
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