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  1. The standard trim for the '71-72 Mach 1 had argent or black lower accent paint with the thin molding above it. If the optional hockey stick body side stripes (Boss 351 stripes) were ordered, the thin molding was deleted and replaced with a pin stripe to separate the body and accent color. If you do see a vehicle with both, the stripe is not OE, as Ford did not build them in that combination.
  2. Hello, MAD IRISHMAN As others have posted, there is a 99.99% chance of your label being original. The 72-73 door labels have GVWR and GAWR ratings. Marti does not possess any original Ford documentation that provides that type of info. He derives his information from the Eminger report (Ford Invoices) which only contains standard and optional equipment costs. If your label is illegible or missing, he can make your label with those sections blank or can make an educated guess using similarly equipped vehicles with your blessing!
  3. There were very few cosmetic changes. The majority of the changes involved safety and emissions related items, most of which would become effective on 1/1/72. A couple of safety-related items was the passenger side mounted seat belt light that actually went into production on 12/1/71 on the Mustang line. The Mach1 pop open fuel cap, which was prone to leakage from rear-end collisions or rollovers, was replaced with the twist on the standard fuel cap, although some early production '72s still had the pop open cap. There was also a difference in how horsepower was now measured. The previous
  4. Spike, their description would be more accurate if stated for Mach 1 style hood with or without ram air. I have an early production (9-21-70) and a late production (7-28-71) '71 Mach 1s, neither of which had production installed ram air but had flat hinge springs. After adding ram air to them, I had no problem with the hood staying up. Just stay away from the hinges with a five-gallon bucket of lube!!
  5. Something new for us and it isn't even Christmas yet! Anyone that is a member of the Mustang Club of America may have already seen these. In the Oct 2020 edition of Mustang Times Magazine, there is an announcement from NPD about a flat hood spring they have been working on. Donor cars with good springs have become rarer by the day. Good to see that some vendors realize Ford did continue to build Mustangs after 1970.
  6. Geoff, I appreciate you being a good sport with what originally started with your shroud find. The ID # number on the shroud was what piqued my interest. I'm sure the version Master Parts Catalog (USB, CD, Paper Fiche) most members are using is the Final version of May 1975. That number was not in any of them. I even checked my Lincoln/Mercury books. I finally found it in an old June 1971 fiche. At least we now know there is another shroud that is comparable with the cataloged shroud in the 65-72 MPC. I know the flex fan discussion appears occasionally, but for the sake of any new members th
  7. Hello Geoff, I know most of the regulars here have already seen our numerous posts on these flex fans, but this will benefit any new members. Hope you don't mind the slight hijack of you original shroud post! The 71's used a five-blade flex fan if equipped with AC or extra cooling option. Those fans (DOAE-A and D1AE-CA) were not the problem fans. In 1972 Ford went to a 7 blade flex fan to increase airflow due to increasing underhood temps from cramped engine compartments, AC, emissions controls, etc. The problem was they were fracturing in alarming numbers There was a massive re
  8. HelloPNWMach1, As previously posted, there were no production installed remote trunk lid release option on the first generation Mustangs. There was a cable actuated release that was originally released for the 1964 full size Ford that was on the dealer installed accessories list. It was available starting with the early 1964 built '65 Mustangs. In 1967 Ford released an electric version that once again had a full size Ford part number but was available as dealer installed or over the counter choice for all vehicle lines. None eliminated the key actuated latch, so that was some surgery per
  9. Fabrice, I checked the early and final edition 73 MPC (Master Parts Catalog) I have and they both give the same part number on the screws. Probably a catalog error that they didn't care to correct since the Mustang II launch was all they had on their minds then. The only '73 window parts I have are the switches which wouldn't help with the screw sizes. I would use Don C's size suggestion if they match your originals. The illustration shows the MPC number which is evidently wrong. Well...I tried.
  10. The power window switch bezels are sourced from the '73 Gran Torino so the screws are the same on the '73 Mustang. The screws are 8-15 X 1 1/2". The Ford part# is 52388-S13, and the S13 finish code is chrome. The description above the illustration identifies the type of screw used. Did not check the AMK site to see if the discontinued Ford # would cross, but would probably be cheaper at a hardware store.
  11. Hello Geoff, The 4sp Q code 351's were equipped with dual point distributors. Unless an original owner, most people weren't aware of that since it would be safe to say that a lot of 'em were "tossed" over the years or upgraded to electronic. I had noticed them on a couple of my friends 4sp Gran Torinos. I ordered one, so I could also bask in the glory and cool factor of having one on my C6 Q Gran Torino. All was fine until I went to help a friend install a set of dual points in his SCJ Cyclone. Got it done but said #@:!?*& with this. I finally stuck my newly acquired dual point distri
  12. Hello Geoff, I know the decal has been the subject of a lot of discussions. My friend with the Boss 302 swears his came with one from the factory. None of my Mustangs have one. The Ford part number goes back to 1960 (C0AZ) so I'm sure it was used on the production line on plenty of different vehicles over time. The fan shrouds on my early built (9/21/70) and late (7/28/71) both have D1ZE-AA (D1ZZ-8146-A) shrouds. It's also possible that the DOOE-C shroud was sent from Ford as a D1ZZ service part. I have seen that done before when the original and replacing part were functionally
  13. Hello Geoff, Haven't been on here in a while so almost missed your post. That's a great find on that shroud. The DOOE-C shroud was production installed on early 1969 built '70 Torinos through the end of '69. It was replaced by the D1ZZ-8146-A which is the production installed shroud on '71 Mustang from day one. All were service replaced by the D3ZZ-8146-A for 71-73 Mustang and 70-71 Torinos. If after you receive jpazs decal you decide you need another, just let me know. I may have one of the Caution-Fan warning decals left. I needed one for a friends Boss 302 but didn't notice that
  14. Another subject that has caused grief for 71-73 owners for years. As David (Carolina_Mountain_Mustang) posted, the assembly line is a fast-paced world where line workers only had mere seconds to perform their assigned task. The paint room was lucky if they even had two minutes to place a multi-piece stencil and paint before the next hood came through. In that type of environment, it was inevitable that variances were going to happen. As I have posted before, Ford, along with the other manufacturers was in the business of mass-producing vehicles, not show cars. So there were no laser-guided ro
  15. Just as with the '71 Boss, the '72 HO was only available with a 4 speed and 3.91 axle ratio. The available engine/trans/axle ratio chart is from the 1972 Dealer order guide.
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