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I was just kidding around.

I see coupes and convertibles on ebay advertized as Mach 1's [ some by dealers ] because the have the decals.

 

Same with ram air, you pop out the plastic block offs, add ram air decals and it's good to go.

 

 

::tease:: trouble maker:P

but stil calling BS on that answer

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The NACA hood was not standard on Mach 1's. It was a no charge option, therefore most have them. It was not fuctional without the ram air option. The non-NACA hood was standard.

I believe staggered shocks were not available on 351 2V and smaller engines.

 

Standard interior was also available in Mach 1. They did not necessarily have the Mach 1 interior.

 

my 1972 grande has staggered shocks and its a 2v 351 ,so the mach1 was different with this option?

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The NACA hood was not standard on Mach 1's. It was a no charge option, therefore most have them. It was not fuctional without the ram air option. The non-NACA hood was standard.

I believe staggered shocks were not available on 351 2V and smaller engines.

 

Standard interior was also available in Mach 1. They did not necessarily have the Mach 1 interior.

 

my 1972 grande has staggered shocks and its a 2v 351 ,so the mach1 was different with this option?

 

Was your Grande an export to the land of OZ or a state side car?

It is my understanding that the sport suspension was an option on all Mustangs no mater the engine.

I think the exports may have gotten the heavy duty as a standard ,maybe?

 

Don ! You got me !! For sure !!! I was rethinking every thing I have learned about stangs since 1967 !! Your name wouldn't be "Uncle B.S. would it? lol

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Wow, I didn't think this topic would generate so much interest. Cool. I only started researching this because I want to do my car somewhat original looking from the factory "somewhat" being the key word.

 

Question 1: So as I understand it, the black lower body panel was standard with the chrome piece at the upper edge. Is this correct?

 

Question 2: What does everyone think about the front spoiler not being an option for any Mach1's?...supposedly only came on the Boss351's.

 

Question 3: What does everyone thing about the non-functional Ram Air hoods only being a solid color & the functional Ram Air being two-tone?

 

Apparently if the above is correct, my car was originally white w/ no stripe, no front spoiler, no rear spoiler, solid white hood, black lower body panel, Mach 1 fender decals, and Trunk stripe & Mach1 decal on the deck lid. I think that would be a pretty cool setup. I think I'll add the black spoilers though. ;) What do you think (I guess that would be Question 4. LOL).

 

 

 

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I think white and lower black & trunk stripe & Mach1 decals would look great. The front and rear spoilers are a must. Mine will be the same except brite red.

 

 

- Mike

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The NACA hood was not standard on Mach 1's. It was a no charge option, therefore most have them. It was not fuctional without the ram air option. The non-NACA hood was standard.

I believe staggered shocks were not available on 351 2V and smaller engines.

 

Standard interior was also available in Mach 1. They did not necessarily have the Mach 1 interior.

 

my 1972 grande has staggered shocks and its a 2v 351 ,so the mach1 was different with this option?

 

Was your Grande an export to the land of OZ or a state side car?

It is my understanding that the sport suspension was an option on all Mustangs no mater the engine.

I think the exports may have gotten the heavy duty as a standard ,maybe?

 

Don ! You got me !! For sure !!! I was rethinking every thing I have learned about stangs since 1967 !! Your name wouldn't be "Uncle B.S. would it? lol

 

No my Grande was only just imported to Australia a year ago

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from what i understand,with out a factory build sheet,you can never really know what you have,starting in 70/71 ford had a huge options list,plus you add on what the dealers could install,you have a list that is nearly impossible to to guess.my factory build sheet was under the carpet on the passenger side.completely destroyed by water damage.with out that sheet,along with the customer order sheet it is almost imposable to find original specs for car

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An origional factory options list can be had with a deluxe Marti report at martiauto.com.

The build sheet will only tell you what the Marti report does. Dealer installed options

would probably only show on the origional dealer window sticker or sales contract.

The Mach1 option shows up as an "05" in the VIN as stated earlier.

 

1971 Mach1

351C-4v

C6 is history-->>now TKO-500

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An origional factory options list can be had with a deluxe Marti report at martiauto.com.

The build sheet will only tell you what the Marti report does. Dealer installed options

would probably only show on the origional dealer window sticker or sales contract.

The Mach1 option shows up as an "05" in the VIN as stated earlier.

 

If you get the emminger invoice you can see how the dealer ordered the car..My emminger invoice shows my car came with Goodyear raised white letter tires F 70 14's..It also shows 13 gals of gas..& has the plant security section stamp with a time stamp & date received.

 

 

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An origional factory options list can be had with a deluxe Marti report at martiauto.com.

The build sheet will only tell you what the Marti report does. Dealer installed options

would probably only show on the origional dealer window sticker or sales contract.

The Mach1 option shows up as an "05" in the VIN as stated earlier.

 

If you get the emminger invoice you can see how the dealer ordered the car..My emminger invoice shows my car came with Goodyear raised white letter tires F 70 14's..It also shows 13 gals of gas..& has the plant security section stamp with a time stamp & date received.

 

 

 

I saw the emminger invoice on the Marti website and was curious to what info was on them.

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Again I state it is the decals.

Prime example on ebay now.

ebay # 270732998741

 

 

Pay close attention boys this HAS got to be one of one

Just think, how many F code BOSS 351's with automatic and A/C were released to the public!!!

Seller forgot to mention this is actually a BOSS 351 COBRA , it says COBRA on the tires!!! and BOSS 351 on the trunk

 

Hey not mine but this is a good joke add, it is sad it's probably not a joke though.

Only plus is with doctors / hospitals and all the crap this week has brought, I needed a good laugh.

Don

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Hmmmm, "What makes a Mach 1 a Mach 1" That is the $150,000 Barrett Jackson question......Today? Chinese repops LOL! Don't tell that to the Millionaires who buy these cars like money's no object. :D

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The definitive answer is that body type 63R and 05 in the VIN make the car a Mach 1. Those two items go together.

 

Standard features on a Mach 1 that were options on the other cars:

 

* 302 2V engine.

* NASA hood (except for the 302s Mach 1s that came with the flat hood - not many).

* Color keyed sports mirrors with LH remote control.

* Competition suspension which included extra heavy duty front and rear springs, extra heavy duty front and rear shocks and a rear stabilizer bar. Note, this is not referring to staggered shocks - that was not an option but came on 351C 4V or larger engine equipped cars (mostly...there are a few larger engine cars that didn't get staggered shocks).

* Lower body side black or argent paint with bright trim moulding (71-72).

* Unique grill with sport lamps (71-72).

* Color keyed front bumper, hood and fender mouldings.

* Trim rings/ dog dish hub caps.

* E70 x 14 white sidewall tires.

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Also

 

Honeycomb tail panel trim

 

Flip open gas cap - 71 only

 

Dual exhaust with tips thru the valance - 4 V cars and 71 - 2 only

 

Lower body two tone could be deleted

I think the lower body brite trim moldings were an additional option

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These might help they are from/for my J-Code 71 Mach from the Original Ford purchase Order,

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Anything is possible, It just takes time and MONEY....

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A while back, I scanned and placed on our WIKI the Mustang section of the 1971 Ford Facts Book used by the dealers.

It provides excellent guidance. It doesn't answer every question but it definitely helps!

 

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1971-ford-mustang-facts-book

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Dog Dishes w/trim rings were also not the only Mach 1 wheel treatments, either. The Yellow Mach 1 that influenced me at such a young age was:

  • '71 H-Code - 351C/2V, non-A/C
  • FMX
  • 3.25:1
  • Dual-exhaust with cut-outs
  • Non-functional NACA Hood with hood locks, but no black-out treatment
  • Deluxe interior (tan) w/center gauge pod, no center console
  • Fold-down rear seat
  • No hockey stripes
  • No spoilers
  • Sport hubcaps w/trim rings

 

You would've liked that car, Don - it had no hockey stripes OR hood paint... just the trunk stripe and Mach 1 decals. ;)

Eric

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Dog Dishes w/trim rings were also not the only Mach 1 wheel treatments, either. The Yellow Mach 1 that influenced me at such a young age was:

  • '71 H-Code - 351C/2V, non-A/C
  • FMX
  • 3.25:1
  • Dual-exhaust with cut-outs
  • Non-functional NACA Hood with hood locks, but no black-out treatment
  • Deluxe interior (tan) w/center gauge pod, no center console
  • Fold-down rear seat
  • No hockey stripes
  • No spoilers
  • Sport hubcaps w/trim rings

 

You would've liked that car, Don - it had no hockey stripes OR hood paint... just the trunk stripe and Mach 1 decals. ;)

A thread from the past!

 

My 71 is setup almost the same (yellow with no stripes, no spoilers, no hood paint) except mine had: 351-4v, C6, A/C, and no hood locks.

 

OMS

As for the bright chrome trim on the lower body: I read elsewhere, cars that had the hockey stripe option did not get the bright trim and cars that did not have stripes got the bright trim. Of course dealers could have added either one later.

1971 Mach1

351C-4v

C6 is history-->>now TKO-500

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