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The UnMustang
#11
BeerDontCount;289182 Wrote:Not to be a hater, but its a damn Pinto. These were not great cars for their time as Ford tried in vain to transition to higher mileage vehicles without putting in the time to design them for performance. They didn't handle especially well, lacked power, and worst of all looked like a Pinto. I hate to talk bad about the Mustang lineage, but this wasn't their best effort.

Ok I have had both cars and there is some truth that the II is not a good car. By far I had better luck with Pintos over it's big brother the II. The II felt heaver and just did not take the abuse that a pinto can.

- Mike
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#12
Sorry I may have gone overboard there. I just can't shake the disappointment I felt when they killed our cars and introduced the II. My buddy had a Pinto and it was a decent economy vehicle for its time. Didn't mean to sully its rep.
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#13
If it wasn't for the 74 Mustang II I probably would not have my 73 Convertible. My girlfriend at the time had bought the 73 convert new, with my help of course, but she fell in love with the Mustang II and had to have one. I bought the 73 convert after she had only owned it for about 8 months and have had it ever since!



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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#14
Yeah the Mustang II's are not in my list of cars I would like to own (again).

I had a very low mileage 1974 Mach 1 that I drove to high school. It was a 6 cyl Mach 1!! A/C Automatic car. I liked the look of the King Cobras but they were ALL SLOW. Even the performance models were extremely underpowered - don't believe anything different! They (Ford) tried to make them look cool with nothing to back it up. And the manual transmissions they used back then were very 'notchy' and just felt weak. It wasn't until 1982 that I felt Ford was back on the right track for any performance Mustangs. (Bought a new 82 GT - very FUN CAR!) Actually miss that little 4-eyed Fox body!

Modded Mustang II's might be fun but stock - no way.

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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#15
Bottom line the only vehicle that was worth a damn during the mid 70s was the F series truck.

- Mike
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#16
BeerDontCount;289353 Wrote:I just can't shake the disappointment I felt when they killed our cars and introduced the II.

But that meant that our awesome 7123 body styles were only produced 3 years which I believe is not very long for any type of car (even though officially it's still series 1) and that makes it rarer than other cars. Hence you often don't see many at meetings ;-)
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#17
This is the Ghia....


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(01-28-2017, 09:56 PM)detritusmaximus Wrote: This is the Ghia....
Thank you for the picture. Thats what i meant, this car doesnt look like a Mustang.....

1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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