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  1. Well I have always been a long time GM guy, most of my family has always been blue oval. My uncle passed away last year and I was able to get ahold of his 71 Mach 1 he drove in school. He had started to restore it but never did get it finished. I am going to pick up where he left off and get it done for him. The car has been sitting for about 30 yrs in the same spot.

     

    Welcome from nearby Mooresville, IN.

  2. Great trip! I'm glad it went well. We went on a trip to the National Sidecar Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota last June and rode 3200 miles. We also made it out to Montana and Wyoming.

    That is my next adventure!, How is the riding around SD? I want to go there but not at bike week, i ride better with smaller groups and get agravated when all the posers start reving their engines splitting my ear drums and then nthey put their bikes back on the trailer:D

    Would love to see Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Devils Tower and everything in between::thumb::

     

    I agree with you about not being there during the big rally. I was there in late June and it was great. The weather was nice and the roads were not crowded. We made it to Badlands NP and Devils tower as well as MT Rushmore. After the sidecar rally we spent a few days in Spearfish. We even stopped In LeClaire, IA and visited the American Pickers store on the way out.

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  3. In 1971 and depending on the model selected the engine line up would be: 240 6cyl, 302 2bl, 351w 2bl, 390 2bl (very early production and have only seen ONE), 400M 2bl, 429 2bl, and 429 4bl. The 429's were called Thunderjets.

    In 1972 with emissions requirements tightening up, the 240, 302, and 429 2bl were dropped leaving the 351W 2bl, 400M 2bl, and the 429 4bl to "Battle".

    Some claim to have seen 351 C's in these cars, but I worked at a Ford dealership from 1975-2013 and NEVER saw the first 351C in any of them. (That being said someone will now send in a picture of a production installed 351C in a pre 1975 big Ford) LOL In fact the county and city police depts had some non-Police Interceptor Fords that had 351W's in place of the 429's. So the 351C wasn't even used for that application.

    In 1975 the LTD's started showing up with a mix of 351M and 351W's.

    Hope this helps you some!

     

    My Dad had a 72 LTD with a 351C 2V back in the day.

  4. So I made the decision to start riding motorcycles. The last time I was on two wheels it was powered by me. Instead of buying some junk off craigslist, which I have a tendency to do, I drove all the way to Batesburg-Leesville,SC to buy a 2015 triumph bonneville newchuch. I think I've found a new addiction.

     

    Very nice bike. Is it the Bonneville SE? That is the Triumph that I would choose. I really like the classic styling and I do prefer the alloy wheels for the safety of being able to use tubeless tires.

  5. That is a good story. Escorts were pretty good cars. We bought a 95 Escort 2 door hatchback for our daughters to drive in 98 when first learning. They called it Barney because the color was like Barney the children's dinosaur character. That car had a 5 speed manual trans and was quite fun to drive. It was handed down through all three girls and always did fine.

     

    I found a picture of "Barney"

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  6. That is a good story. Escorts were pretty good cars. We bought a 95 Escort 2 door hatchback for our daughters to drive in 98 when first learning. They called it Barney because the color was like Barney the children's dinosaur character. That car had a 5 speed manual trans and was quite fun to drive. It was handed down through all three girls and always did fine.

  7. Hi guys,

     

    My highly optioned, 1 of 1 M code, and, I didn't even need the intermittent wipers to get there!

     

    Just wanted to share the report.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Jason

     

    My Marti Report also did not mention the intermittent wipers or the rear defrost in determining 1 of 1 status

  8. You are a lucky dude... Mr. R Code. I've always wanted to visit a mecum auction. Enjoy!!

     

    This was my sixth time to go to the Mecum Indy. I also went to Mecum Kissimmee last January. There is always a good variety cars there. My wife was tempted by a 2002 T Bird with only 7600 miles on it.


    I would like to see what it sells for.

    I saw where in 2008 it sold for 87,500 at Barrett-Jackson.

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