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hello I just purchased a 1971 mach 1 with the factory 302 and c4 transmission. I have the marti report and it shows it was ordered with the 302 and c4. now I've been ordering a few things for it although it's already had a rotisserie restoration and I've had several vendors tell me that no mach 1's came with a 302 and I have all the paperwork that says it did. 

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The base engine for the 71 thru 73 Mach 1 was the 302-2V engine. Whichever vendors you are speaking to are mistaken, probably confusing the 71-3 cars with the 69-70 which had the 351-2V as the base engine. 

FWIW, my 71 Mach is also a 302 C4 car. 

 

 

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Go to the Wiki and download the 1971 Facts Book, refer your vendors to it.

1971-1973 Mustang Wikipedia – Everything about the 1971, 1972 & 1973 Ford Mustang (7173mustangs.com)

Scroll down to the 71-73 Reference Material section.

 

 

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

--Albert Einstein

 

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1 hour ago, MikeGriese said:

Curious thing about the wiki - were there really the exact same number of convertibles produced in 1971 and 1972?

According to Marti's Mustang by the Numbers, the number of 1971 convertibles was 6121 and in 1972 6401.  11,853 in 1973.

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19 hours ago, cfdfire40 said:

hello I just purchased a 1971 mach 1 with the factory 302 and c4 transmission. I have the marti report and it shows it was ordered with the 302 and c4. now I've been ordering a few things for it although it's already had a rotisserie restoration and I've had several vendors tell me that no mach 1's came with a 302 and I have all the paperwork that says it did. 

My 71 Mach 1 was originally a 302/c4 car. Since I'm more inclined to want a "Day 2 , modified period correct" car vs a "factory correct" car, it now has a 351c/FMX powertrain. But if I ever got the proverbial wild hair up my behind, I would consider going  back to the 302/C4 configuration - So, I'd like to know which vendors. I might want to avoid them - if they get this wrong, what else do they have wrong?

Black 1971 Mach 1

351C/FMX/TrickFlow Heads/Lunati Retro Roller Conversion

Classic Auto AC, Manual Front Discs, Upgraded Springs/Shocks/Close-Ratio Steering

 

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My car is also a 302/c4 Mach 1.  It now has a 408 Cleveland stroker but still has the old C4. 

Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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thank you. this is the first 71 mustang I've owned. I had a 70 and a 68. I was also unaware that the 302 was the base for the 71 mach 1 till I bought this car. i just happen to speak to 2 different people at cj pony parts that said my car is not a mach 1 cause they didn't come with a 302. I didn't want to argue with them so I just got parts somewhere else. but they weren't the first ones had a salesperson at summit racing say the same thing. 

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Again, most people don't know their a$$ from a hole in the ground when it comes to the 71-73 cars. Most think that all sportsroofs are Mach 1s, or that they can't be a Mach 1 since it doesn't have stripes and a tutone hood, or because it doesn't have the gauge package etc. Pic some random BS story and I've heard or read it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now that you have stated where the info cam from, CJ they are a joke on info. Some of their how to videos should be banned. The Ford Facts Books are on here for every year. Amazing how distorted things get. The Mach 1 package was not a performance package but an appearance package. You had to add lots of options to get the performance that could be had on any model. Very few thing unique to Mach 1 and none added performance.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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5 hours ago, Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs said:

Now that you have stated where the info cam from, CJ they are a joke on info. Some of their how to videos should be banned. The Ford Facts Books are on here for every year. Amazing how distorted things get. The Mach 1 package was not a performance package but an appearance package. You had to add lots of options to get the performance that could be had on any model. Very few thing unique to Mach 1 and none added performance.

No one mentioned a cam in this thread...

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I was told by several vendors that the only Windsor is the 351W and that the 302W isn't a Windsor...yet the 302 IS a Windsor! 

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!

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5 hours ago, NOT A T5 said:

I was told by several vendors that the only Windsor is the 351W and that the 302W isn't a Windsor...yet the 302 IS a Windsor! 

The only reason for the Windsor designation is that Ford was producing the 351 in multiple flavors concurrently. There's really no need to add the W to a 302. 

Imagine being a Ford parts guy in 1971 when they were producing five very different 351 cubic inch engines. 

351W-2V

351C-2V

351C-4V

351C Boss

351C CJ

and the 400 started production in the 71 model year as well....

 

 

 

 

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