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Yes, sad day. This forum would not exist today.

 

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[Mr. Iacocca was beseeched to run in 1988 to succeed Reagan, but his eviscerating management style, notoriously thin skin and off-the-cuff, frequently profane remarks increasingly brought doubt about whether he had the temperament for high office.]

 

Only a well balanced person making no profane remarks fits in high office.... right. Clearly we're not in 88 anymore.

 

He surely placed his stamp in car industry and history. RIP Mr. Iacocca.


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71 429CJ. In progress

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Lee Iacocca will always be a name stamped indelibly in auto history - RIP


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Enjoy's searching out 71-73 history

 

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I can certainly appreciate and respect his efforts with the original Mustang, but don't think he was a fan of our years. It was my understanding that it was Bunkie Knudson that wanted more Mustang racing and performance, able to accept a 429 big block without extensive mods and approved the design that became our 1971-1973 Mustangs. I read Iacocca called the Mustang a "fat pig" and in 1974 gave the public the Mustang II, without a V8 option.


1971 Coupe - 306ci (circa 1971) - 10:1/750 Holley/RPM Air Gap/Lunati camshaft (221/231@.050)/Comp roller rockerarms/Ford Racing pulleys/Ported cylinder heads/MSD ignition/Patriot Ceramic LT headers/Single Chambers/Carter fuel pump/NOS Sniper/9" diff./4.57 gears/B&M Holeshot convertor/B&M Shiftkit/B&M Z-Gate/CE subframe connectors/Jegs Sport Star rims/Lakewood traction bars/Fiberglass Ram Air hood/Electric fan/Rear seat delete/Relocated battery/Custom graphics

 

1972 Mach 1 - Ford 400ci/C6 trans/Quick Fuel 750 carb/Weiand Intake/Harland Sharp rockers/Performance cam/Patriot headers/CVF racing underdrive pulleys/Carter Fuel pump/Jegs Sport Star rims/4.11 gears/Spool/Traction bars/Accel distributor and ignition/Miloden 8-quart/Jones Full Boar exhaust/Hurst Pro-matic 2 shifter

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look up drop in gas tank memo "let em burn!" OR when warned by engineers pinto diff bolts needed a small brace to prevent gas tank mishaps, said "not a penny over sticker price"

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