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Boss1Ray

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    1971 Boss 351
    1971 Mustang Sportsroof
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  1. Boss 351 had either satin argent or satin black paint on rear tailight panel depending on exterior color with twist on cap only. Ray
  2. Matt, Unfortunately I don't have much on casting dates. But there are quite a few members on here that are very sharp on them. SVO2SCJ & Secluff both on this thread Best of luck.
  3. From what I have heard they used drum and daisywheel impact printers - both of which were line printers. A letter or call to Marti Auto Works might clear this up but I don't have the time right now. :) BTW I am dealing with OLD MEMORY myself and the storage medium (my brain) has deteriorated in quality over time. LOL Ray
  4. I believe yours is correct (or an excellent reproduction). The offset look is due to the daisywheel type printer as used by Ford back then. If you get a copy of your invoice from Marti Auto Works, you'll notice the same type of font and funky offset. Ray
  5. A lot of people confuse competition suspension with always including staggered shocks. Hemikiller's post is correct. Ray
  6. Each owner has their tipping point concerning driving/storing/showing their respective cars. I have seen folks heavily restomod their cars and not want to drive them much either. I think it has to do with maintaining the higher level of detail equired to keep them really nice. If you have an exceptionally nice - or close to it - the time and money it takes to keep it that way can become exhausting and draining. I have to admit my cars are nowhere near that high level and I do OK to keep the convertible looking as good as I CAN. It looks OK from about 10 to 15 feet; closer than that the
  7. A few of my related archived pics. I have more but would need to look harder to locate. :) That #25 car is the Tope car when owned and raced by Bill Maier, owner of a very well-known 'repopper' Shelby fiberglass body parts business. When I visited with him back in the late 70's/early 80's, he mentioned he had some extra fiberglass fenders/flare kits for that car and could make some more if needed. At t hat time - he was transitioning his racing the the NEW Fox body Mustang for his racing. Anyway, I think his son runs the business now. Bill passed away quite a few years ago. Nice guy.
  8. Message one of our very valued members; Bkdunha (Brian). He performed an impressive concourse restoration on his 1972 Mach 1 to concourse level and should have information on that original exhaust setup. https://7173mustangs.com/forums/profile/292-bkdunha/ Good luck. Ray
  9. Fabrice, Very impressive - all your work. Thanks for keeping the thread updated as much as you can. Ray
  10. I will say that pointing out differences over original vs modded is not a strike against any great looking car. To each their own. But it is important to keep the knowledge of how these cars were original equipped alive and encouraged. Many original equipment/packages on these cars are not obvious to most. And we who try and keep up with this info are always learning! I personally like many original and modded 71-3 Mustangs. Ray
  11. ??? F code for any 71-3 is a 302-2V (2 venturi, aka barrel - NOT VALVE) For 71 only C and J were 429's. On first look radiator shroud VERY incorrect for any 71-3 Mustang. Ray
  12. Luckily my convertible came with the 72 Decor Group and then optioned with the side stripes. It also came with Magnums. I really enjoy the rarity of the car and I am working to bring it back to as original as possible. Ray
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