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Did ya buy it yet?? LOL, it looks and sounds like a nice car. It's certain you will find more wrong with your original car when you peel back the onion. I'd be interested to know what you find as you go through the process.

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The more I look at that '71 302, the more I think it would be a shame to not keep it original since it is a numbers-matching car that survived this long. It looks to be very clean and well-cared for, and if that is this guy's property he has probably been maintaining all of his cars to a high degree. It would be a cool car for someone to pick up as their main cruising machine, even thought it is a base Mach 1 (nothing wrong with that). I have never driven a stock 302-2V with I believe 150 gross horsepower. Seems like a lot of car for that hp rating, but obviously many people have them in Mach 1's, convertibles, etc. Plus the 302 can of course be upgraded while still appearing mostly stock. Ok I'll shut up now! lol

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I don’t think there’s anything wrong with removing the 302. I’m mean it’s just a 302 2v, so not rare or anything. Make the car what you want and have fun!

John - 72 Q Code

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Just think of it as a body job on your car. If your car were to be fixed, you'd have what you already have, so this would be like an instant body repair job. Just go do it!

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Nothing wrong with a little 302. My car originally started out as a 302. I drove it that way for several years.  But I do have my 408 Cleveland with around 600hp just itching to get back on the road.  There's nothing like the sound and feel of having more HP than you need! LOL!!  I know alot of the purist may not like what i will do to that car, but it will be better in every way when I'm done with it.  Going to be a great driver. EFI, Automatic with OD, A/C, Power disc brakes at all 4 corners, coil overs, subframe connectors, list goes on.  All to make the car run and drive much better than the 302 and stock suspension, and manual drum brakes.  Not going to ruin the car in my opinion, just make it more refined.

 

I am definitely in the “do what you want” camp as well, particularly when doing what you want makes an improvement in performance, safety, or reliability in the car.  But that’s why I tend to stay away from rarer-optioned cars. 

 

That said, I would be tempted to save the original drivetrain if you have the room to store it. It’s probably not worth a ton anyway and since everything else you refer to can be undone fairly easily, I would think keeping the numbers-matching drivetrain would leave the option to go back original in the future for you or the next owner if that was at all a concern.

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71 302 gross horsepower rating is 210 not 145  :whistling:

 

Yes, I was thinking of net hp in '72, which was actually 140 hp for the 302.  Hey the inline 6 was 145 gross hp in '71, interesting.

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Nothing wrong with a little 302. My car originally started out as a 302. I drove it that way for several years.  But I do have my 408 Cleveland with around 600hp just itching to get back on the road.  There's nothing like the sound and feel of having more HP than you need! LOL!!  I know alot of the purist may not like what i will do to that car, but it will be better in every way when I'm done with it.  Going to be a great driver. EFI, Automatic with OD, A/C, Power disc brakes at all 4 corners, coil overs, subframe connectors, list goes on.  All to make the car run and drive much better than the 302 and stock suspension, and manual drum brakes.  Not going to ruin the car in my opinion, just make it more refined.

 

Agreed, but what I was trying to say is that this '71 302 Mach1 looks like such a nice car on its own, someone might snatch it up as their way into the classic car hobby.  The seller might even negotiate down to $20K if he's trying to sell multiple vehicles, and you don't see clean, numbers-matching, base Mach 1's very often.  Hopefully you already have some money down and have plans to check it out.  If this one sells, your next choice might not be anywhere near as good.  I wish you the best of luck going forward regardless of what happens!

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Kevin I say yes!! My only thought is take the ride your self to inspect so you can make sure it would meet your standards. 

 

Would be sweet if it checks out.

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That car looks like a great starting point!

 

I would not think twice about modifying a nice, original 302 2V car, its value is in its condition not its equipment.

 

-Matt

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Swap in the 408, then throw the 302 driveline in your old car after removing all the damaged sheet metal and sell it as a project car.

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They actually got the hood patch right on this one. That's rare these days. Nice looking car!

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