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    Boss 351, 11k miles, all original including drive train, paint, and exhaust.
    Boss 351, 38k miles, original with a few suspension improvements. Changed the original 3.91 gears to 3.25 to make it a bit better as a driver.


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  1. The auction is now live on Bring a Trailer: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-ford-mustang-429-cobra-jet-c-code/ Thanks to all for contributing. I hope this motor can be reunited with its original chassis, or put back in a 1971 mustang/cougar soon!
  2. Bring-A-Trailer is getting very close to starting the auction. Might be up by this weekend. I'll send the link as soon as I know. Thanks to all for participating in this discussion.
  3. I just added this document to the original thread. For all of you guys like me that like the numbers and stuff!!!
  4. With four horizontal lines in that "double-struck" F, it can't be an H. Also, did Lorain (H plant code) ever build any 429 CJ motors? I think they were all built at Dearborn by 1971, even for Torino Cobras. Inputs please!
  5. Yes, they are D0OE-R and the date code is SPEC. It appears the heads have never been off the engine, and the seller also stated this.
  6. F-Dearborn (the only assembly plant that built the 1971 429 CJ/SCJ Mustang and Cougar) The build date code is 1A14K, January 14, 1971. Yes, this one has me stumped for now.....
  7. Not yet, they are behind, all the stuff is loaded but they can't get to it yet...perhaps in two weeks. I'll let you know when it's live. Thank you.
  8. I'm planning on selling one of my Boss 351s. It will be listed on Bring a Trailer soon. It's truly a great car. Please let me know what you think! Thanks for reading.
  9. Kevin Marti just confirmed these four Partial VINs are incorrect: Partial VIN Build date F173252 2/11/71 F173262 2/12/71 F178252 2/19/71 F178262 2/19/71 Of these four Mustangs, one had a 351-2v, two had 302-2v, and one was a six banger! Any other thoughts? Thanks for reading!
  10. Also just submitted the engine for sale on Bring-a-Trailer BaT. I'll post when it goes live in a few days. Hopefully find the owner of the car this way. If Marti comes back with a hit on the VIN, and this is a C code with a C6, non-ram air in a Mach1, Ford only made 164 of them. If it's a J-Code with a C6, Ford made 648 of those, so maybe it could be a J code! The odds are in that favor. Perhaps we will see.
  11. Just submitted these two partial VINs to Marti. We'll see if we get a hit this time.
  12. The two numbers I tried through Marti: 1F178252 1F173252 Looking now for the technology to read the metal deformations to determine the VIN.
  13. Found an engine stored away near Sheridan IL. about 7 years ago. Was looking for a display engine to take to car shows and the gentleman selling it clearly had an original 429 CJ 4 bolt engine that had never been taken apart. Don't think the carburetor is original to the engine, but everything else is. Now, I'd like to find the current owner of the car and reunite the two. The original owner may have removed the engine to rebuild it, then the years came and went and the body was sold and the engine stayed in storage. The main problem is the partial 1F VIN on the block is very hard to read and the four numbers I tried through Kevin Marti were for non-429 Mustangs: F173252 2/11/71 F173262 2/12/71 F178252 2/19/71 F178262 2/19/71 I was told the car was yellow with about 80k miles, automatic transmission, and I believe the car and motor were separated in the 1980's. Any '71 C-code, probably not a J-code, Mach 1's missing an original engine out there? This rare engine is now for sale on Bring-a-Trialer: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-ford-mustang-429-cobra-jet-c-code/ Since I acquired the engine I rebuilt the original distributor, fuel pump, water pump, starter, tuned it and painted it for display. I also performed a cold leak down test and it does appear to need a rebuild, but it has good oil pressure, 65 PSI. Put a 1977 intake (marine?) on it so I could use a Holley for easy running, then used a 4 speed bell housing to mount on the stand.
  14. Thank you for posting this image! But, I just found the shift lever I need, a 7831 Hurst. Enjoy the weekend!
  15. Around 1988, the original shift lever in my car was cut in half for "short throw" and welded. It's ruined! So I need a lever badly. Willing to take anything; even something that needs a complete re-chrome. Thanks to all.
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