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Mach 1 with a 302
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runninpony 
Did ford produce any 71-73 Mach 1's with a 302 motor. I was at a show yesterday and guy said he had owned one. Anyone know?
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jbranontn;196049 Wrote:Did ford produce any 71-73 Mach 1's with a 302 motor. I was at a show yesterday and guy said he had owned one. Anyone know?

Yes a lot had 302 2V motors - that would be the standard motor for the Mach 1

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Yeah, the 302 2V was the entry-level engine in the Mach 1 package.
As delivered, a quite unimpressive performance drivetrain. 2 barrel, single exhaust. Some typical aftermarket mods could get some respectable performance though.
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#4
yup the 250ci was the standard motor on all the base mustangs. sportroof, coupe, etc.

The MACH 1 got the 302 v2 as the standard engine instead of the 250 then from there you could add the 351 or 429 as additional options.

the 250 engine is a really cool thing to see at a car show, it is a inline 6 and looks microscopic in the engine bay compared to a 302
nobody kept those back in the day so to see a plain jane with a 250 is really awesome in a sea of 302 and 351 cars.
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#5
Yup mine was a 302 Mach 1 with 3-Speed. Base model with the dog dish hub caps and such. Pics from the 70's before upgrades of my Mach 1 make it look like a sleeper. Nothing special about it at all. Almost makes me want to put it back to that look. Interestingly mine came with the standard hood instead of the free upgrade non-functional nasa hood.

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The 302 2V, 3-speed machs with flat hoods were all probably "basic"-built units, intended for random dealer inventory vehicles. I can't imagine any retail customer ordering one like that, especially in light of the free upgrade to the non-functional ram air hood.
"Basic" cars were just randomly- equipped vehicles approved and scheduled for production with the primary goal to keep the assembly line working during slower periods.

For some reason, there are more 6-cyl Mustangs in Florida than I've seen in other places. I know of 3 convertibles and 2 sportroofs I see at "Old Town" in Kissimmee frequently.
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Kit Sullivan;196133 Wrote:The 302 2V, 3-speed machs with flat hoods were all probably "basic"-built units, intended for random dealer inventory vehicles. I can't imagine any retail customer ordering one like that, especially in light of the free upgrade to the non-functional ram air hood.
"Basic" cars were just randomly- equipped vehicles approved and scheduled for production with the primary goal to keep the assembly line working during slower periods.

For some reason, there are more 6-cyl Mustangs in Florida than I've seen in other places. I know of 3 convertibles and 2 sportroofs I see at "Old Town" in Kissimmee frequently.



I agree Kit thats quite possible but at the same time it makes no since not installing free upgrades that make the car more marketable. Not that Ford made since with alot of things we have seen from that era.

Some day in the future I will try to get some scans of pictures taken in the 70's prior to modifications when I am visiting home. Very stripped down appearance with no frills on the outside.
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Ford probably didn't put the "free" hoods on them to keep the internal costs as low as possible. Since "basics' are built just to keep the assembly lines and people working steadily, lowest cost is prime since they might need to be heavily discounted or "programmed" down the road.
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My 71 Mach 1 was originally a 302 car.

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Kit Sullivan;196133 Wrote:For some reason, there are more 6-cyl Mustangs in Florida than I've seen in other places. I know of 3 convertibles and 2 sportroofs I see at "Old Town" in Kissimmee frequently.
That's because there are no hills in FL and thus, there's no need to speed up to go over a hill and thus, no need for a bigger engine. An inliner works just fine in FL!
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