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Marti Reports - silent about NACA hoods on Machs?
#1
Hello fellows,

I've been re-scrutinizing the Marti report of the '72 Q-code coupe I mentioned a few months ago - thread is located here:

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-advic...d-72-coupe)

The Marti is as follows:
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It didn't occur to me until now, but there is no mention of a NACA hood in the report, though the car wears one now. Given the owner's tastes, I'm not surprised that it may have been changed early on (it's Ivy Glow and matches the rest of the car in color and wear), but what I began to realize is that my '71 Mach 1's report is silent about the NACA hood as well:

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I paged through the forum's Marti database and it appears as if mention of NACA hoods on Mach 1s is purely dependent on the individual report - even though they were technically an option - a no-cost option, but a Mach-specific option regardless. Are Marti's generally silent about the hood on Mach 1's, unless the no-cost option is deleted and the car comes with a flat hood?

That said, I haven't seen enough coupes in the database with factory NACA hoods to indicate how the Marti Report handles such combinations.

-Kurt

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#2
Interesting observation, Kurt!

As you probably know, the NASA hood was Standard on all 1971 - 1973 Mach 1s that were built with a non-standard engine. Mustangs built with the 302 2V engine could obtain the hood as a "no cost" option. Given that, there should be no reason for a Marti Report to identify it as a "feature" on a 351 built Mustang.

I KNOW for a fact that this was not ALWAYS the case as the Marti Report for "Fire" (my '73 Mach 1) which came with a 351CJ does call out "NASA Hood (Non Functional)" as an "Option." Again, I am the original owner so there is no "guess work" here.

It would appear that Marti Reports with non standard engines that identify the NASA hood specifically are a bit of an anomaly.

BT

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#3
BT,

Did your car also come with the TuTone hood? Every time I've seen the NASA Hood (Non-functional) option on a 1973 car's Marti Report the next option listed is the TuTone hood.

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cobra3073;157288 Wrote:Interesting observation, Kurt!

As you probably know, the NASA hood was Standard on all 1971 - 1973 Mach 1s that were built with a non-standard engine. Mustangs built with the 302 2V engine could obtain the hood as a "no cost" option. Given that, there should be no reason for a Marti Report to identify it as a "feature" on a 351 built Mustang.

Makes sense.

Incidentally, we do have one flat-hood 302 Mach in the registry; not sure if the VIN is posted in full. Might be interesting to pull the Marti on it to see how it reads.

-Kurt

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Don65Stang;157291 Wrote:BT,

Did your car also come with the TuTone hood? Every time I've seen the NASA Hood (Non-functional) option on a 1973 car's Marti Report the next option listed is the TuTone hood.
Yes, Don it did have the TiTone hood...that could be the reason the NASA Hood (Non Functional) is "called out" on the Marti!

EXCELLENT information!

BT

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It warms my heart to see someone use the term "NACA" vs. "NASA,' when referencing the ducts in the hoods. Big Grin

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NACA ducts were invented before they changed the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) title to National Aeronautic & Space Administration (NASA).

It's kind of along the line of logic that when the Christmas Tree was invented, it was called the 'Christmas Season.' Even though the politically correct crowd chooses to call it 'Holiday Season,' it's still a 'Christmas Tree,' because 'Holiday Tree' is incorrect (you put up a tree for Christmas... and no other reason).
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Back on topic:

Does anyone have a list of the 'standard' equipment for a Mach 1 model? I ask because I'm anxious to see my thought proven correct [again] regarding to Ford's occasional inability to stick to the 'rules.' Wink

Eric

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I wonder if the TuTone hood option is really an option on the 73 Mach 1, or if you got a Non-Functional car if that option was sort of "Automatic" because as Don said for all the 73's that I've seen it's always there.

I'm trying to imagine a 73 Mach 1 that wouldn't have this option, no hood pins, and a single color hood, would look a bit interesting don't you think?

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Mister 4x4;157306 Wrote:It warms my heart to see someone use the term "NACA" vs. "NASA,' when referencing the ducts in the hoods. Big Grin

Skip the following if you have strong opinions about this, as I'm not trying to pick a fight. Angel
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NACA ducts were invented before they changed the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) title to National Aeronautic & Space Administration (NASA).

It's kind of along the line of logic that when the Christmas Tree was invented, it was called the 'Christmas Season.' Even though the politically correct crowd chooses to call it 'Holiday Season,' it's still a 'Christmas Tree,' because 'Holiday Tree' is incorrect (you put up a tree for Christmas... and no other reason).
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Back on topic:

Does anyone have a list of the 'standard' equipment for a Mach 1 model? I ask because I'm anxious to see my thought proven correct [again] regarding to Ford's occasional inability to stick to the 'rules.' Wink

Eric,

Here ya go:

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1971-...facts-book

Go to the 1971 Mach 1 standard features.

Ray

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MechEng;157307 Wrote:I wonder if the TuTone hood option is really an option on the 73 Mach 1, or if you got a Non-Functional car if that option was sort of "Automatic" because as Don said for all the 73's that I've seen it's always there.

I'm trying to imagine a 73 Mach 1 that wouldn't have this option, no hood pins, and a single color hood, would look a bit interesting don't you think?

My understanding is that TuTone hood paint [from the factory] was used to denote the Ram Air feature - if you had factory Ram Air, you should have TuTone hood paint - if not, then not so much.

Cars that have block-off plates and TuTone hood paint were either repainted that way because the owner just wanted that look, or the Ram Air was removed.

Eric

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MechEng;157307 Wrote:I wonder if the TuTone hood option is really an option on the 73 Mach 1, or if you got a Non-Functional car if that option was sort of "Automatic" because as Don said for all the 73's that I've seen it's always there.

I'm trying to imagine a 73 Mach 1 that wouldn't have this option, no hood pins, and a single color hood, would look a bit interesting don't you think?

Jeff 73 q code list non functional Nasa tutone hood on his marti report.

My 73 q code does not list Nasa hood...and im pretty sure i got original hood still on there....No hood locks on my Nasa hood..and i think my hood was just a red hood like james bonds mach 1 when it was original....Alot of mach 1's got the tutone treatment later in life...And hood locks....BTW...Jbojo's got his mach new off the lot with a non fuctioning ram air..and his did not have a hood stripe and no hood locks either..Does not list NASA hood at all on his marti report either like mine.....I think if its not listed on your report..You got a NASA hood with no tutone paint and no hood locks...Hood was standard...But the paint and locks was still a option.


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