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  1. If I do, what and where exactly am I looking to verify it is what it should be. I am aware of the vin number and fender tag. Where on the engine, trans, reared and body etc. am I looking for numbers?
  2. Is there anyone nearby that can check this red car out? it’s in Jefferson, Iowa.
  3. with the 3:50 conventional rear end, will only one tire spin when it loses traction? It’s not a traction lock rear end is it?
  4. marti Report 1971 429.pdf this is the Marti report for the red car. I'm not sure how to make that a picture.
  5. I have the Marti report and photos of the restoration the current owner has in my computer at home. It says it should be light pewter. Personally I like the red ones, so color doesn’t bother me. I just want to know it is the real deal. He claims it’s the original drive train, and the original car. that’s an interesting tidbit about the fasten seat belt light. I know my Moms 71 convertible has a belts light on the drivers side. Belts and something else, two little red lights that fall off all the time.
  6. Yeah I was considering offering 60-65 for this white car, maybe not now. Please point out all that’s wrong with it. in the mean time...there is an alternative. the seller says this car was restored in the 90’s and changed to red, originally light pewter. They added factory AC during the restoration, not original. They claim the power windows are correct. Like the above car, it is a presumed original J Code, 4speed Mach1. This car has 3.50 gears vs 3.25’s which I think I’d prefer. https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/mustang/2410816.html
  7. https://www.cruznclassics.net/details/used-1971-ford-mustang/66492419
  8. It’s the louvered vent, but it looks like some Phillips screws hold it in.
  9. I am curious if there is an easy way to replace the passenger side AC vent. I have the part, but am not sure if I have to remove the whole dash, or part of the dash. Figured I'd ask before I start removing it all piece by piece until I figure it out.
  10. I am looking for all of the knobs and bezels for the headlight, wiper, and lighter switches on the dash. I have found all but the Headlight bezel. Does nobody make this part. Reproduction is fine, but I will pay for a mint original if anyone has one. If you have the part and are willing to sell let me know....or if you can point me to the part somewhere, that would be great. I've been searching online all day and just cannot locate one. Thanks
  11. https://www.koonssterlingford.com/used/Ford/1971-Ford-Mustang-ba19904c0a0e0ae71e4d0d97edd64c13.htm?fbclid=IwAR34mqrKvffAPJq3JNS4qKs_hftxKGBpnmcCwEuVLxf5Qkd1OTvFvnNzYnM I'm wondering how bad of shape this car is in. I'm in TX and its in VA.
  12. I am looking to purchase some LED headlights for my mom's 71 mustang convertible. I am needing advice on which to choose. She would like to retain the stock appearance but have much brighter lights that won't cause all of the oncoming cars to flash her constantly. I don't think the turn signals were normally part of the headlight, but some of the options I am looking at have that, seems odd. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Ryan
  13. Well she bought and it arrived (the solid red car). It is running and driving fine. However, it doesn't have working heater, AC, or even the heater and AC fan. I noticed some odd things in the engine compartment not seen in the pics. I'll have to get some pictures of it to post up on here later. But it looks like a heater hose is removed and zip tied into place along the AC lines. I think it should connect to the water pump. But instead a 5 inch or so long hose is connected to the water pump, which makes an immediate U turn back into the intake manifold. Can someone with a correc
  14. With this gauge cluster...is there no water temperature reading? Is it just an "idiot" light? How much work is it to install the other three aux gauges? Also, is there a good specialty shop to send the cluster to for refurbishing?
  15. Ok thanks...great to know. thought I was seeing a red flag. My other question is the dealer said everything works, but the picture clearly shows that the Air Conditions compressor pully does not have a belt on it. Assuming the AC had to be replaced, what is the worst I would be looking at cost wise?
  16. Do the 71's ride a lot better? Also have a look at these pictures. am i looking at front fenders that have fallen apart at the bottom? Look near the tire.
  17. I think the one you posted last is a pretty nice car. Offer a bit low and see where they come back at. Regarding the horsepower differences, in 1972, two things happened. First, Ford switched from SAE "gross" HP rating to SAE "net", where the engine was dyno tested with all accessories it would usually be installed with. This resulted in a significant rated HP drop on certain engines, which were more realistic. Also, the camshafts on all engines were retarded 4 degrees for emissions purposes. Other than that, the engines were identical. If you drove a stock trim 71 H-code, side by side w
  18. We like the chrome front bumpers /trim and the 240HP engine vs 177HP; would still prefer a real 71 351C 4V 280HP engine. Deluxe door panels can be added pretty easy. I guess you can make a 73 have 71 performance and looks too, but just haven't run across any 72 or 73 in the ball park. Now my mom is thinking she might want a 67-68 instead. I'm getting a bit frustrated. I think we are looking at a pretty nice car here for not too much $$$. I appreciate all of yall's help.
  19. I want to find out if the engine is original to the car or not. I know it has a 351C 2V and came with one...but how do I match it to the VIN?
  20. can't figure out FM and PW (unless that's a PV power ventilation) PV is power windows I guess. The car has power steering but no mention of it on the buck tag. Also can't figure out the transmission and rear end. I see now that it was a Medium Green Metallic, with all black vinyl interior.
  21. The 2V engine also has different heads right? and no 4bolts unless the BOSS?
  22. Here is the one for a car I am looking at, help plz.
  23. Here is the door tag...It is def a 2V car...can anyone here help me make sense of the rest. I think maybe it should be Green, but IM not sure.
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