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1972 Mustang vs competition:

 

Comparable base model dimensions and cabin space specs>>

 

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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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Wow that is so awesome stuff you just chows hear! That there is not much difrences 😎[THUMBS UP SIGN]🇩🇰 Regards Lars

 

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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Cool stuff for sure. I think people get the wrong idea about the size of the car based on the proportion of the hood length to the rest of the car. I just tell my buddies they needed all that room under the hood for the engine. :)

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

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someone posted an overlay comparison awhile back that showed the

71 mustang was abt two inches longer and two inches higher than a 70 Mustang.

 

Jason is right its the hood that hides the cowl and wipers that makes the

car appear so long. A 70 has a hood abt seven inches shorter.

 

Paul

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The new design rage of the 70's was the under hood, cowl parked wipers that presented a clean uncluttered look. 73pony nailed it on the extra length of the hood over the cowl area giving a false longer car look. If you want another perspective of the 71's size, park it next to a 2016 Mustang. You'll be surprised how the 71 looks like it shrunk!!

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The new design rage of the 70's was the under hood, cowl parked wipers that presented a clean uncluttered look. 73pony nailed it on the extra length of the hood over the cowl area giving a false longer car look. If you want another perspective of the 71's size, park it next to a 2016 Mustang. You'll be surprised how the 71 looks like it shrunk!!

 

Exactly... I have my '71 vert next to my '13 Boss LS and the boss is huge, especially on the width... It has been known for ions that the '71 was only slightly larger then the previous model year, wheel base increase etc. People chose to use this against the car, not recognizing the new model year positives ie: larger engine bay for the '71 easy 429 BB install and the 501ci engine that would have shown up in '72... Better power steering and many other improvements. The rear flat back 1/4 panel areas on the fastbacks also add to the the perceived increase in overall stature....

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One more thing ----- all earlier years' Mustangs drove like a pickup! Yeah they could be modified to make that better but my previous point stands affirmed!

 

And the 1974 - 1978 Mustangs had serious trouble getting out of their own way! I have owned and driven a few.

 

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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I do find it funny how much shorter the old mustangs were compared to the new.

1971 Mustang Grande, 351 Cleveland 2v, C6, 9"

-Fitech EFI

-Comp Cams 284hr

-Aussie Heads

-Weiand Xcelerator intake

-Long Tube Headers

-Boss Hogg "Street Bandit"

 

 

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There's one of those comparison pics I was looking for. Yeah... our cars definitely earned the 'Clydesdale' nickname... that's for sure.

 

But honestly, I kind like nickname myself. Is that so wrong? :whistling:

Eric

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Awesome pics... what about a new-old picture of the front and side

 

1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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It is weird when you're in a parking lot with your 7173 and park next to some newer "muscle cars" and realize how small our cars are.

A friend who used to run a salvage yard let me weigh my car on his scales. I'll take a pic of the ticket and post it. I think my 71 Mach came in around 3,100

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From the rear the 7173 looks so small...

 

1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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There's one of those comparison pics I was looking for. Yeah... our cars definitely earned the 'Clydesdale' nickname... that's for sure.

 

But honestly, I kind like nickname myself. Is that so wrong? :whistling:

 

YES. :cool:

 

So you call the late models Clydsdale Plus sized?

 

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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