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I really find the 71-73's a great car to own. I feel that at that time period to many models were blending in from one year to the next.   The 71 -73's caught the attention of those looking for a change.  In my eyes these cars stand out and are noticed by anyone that knows cars. I have been to several car shows and cruise-in's and have notice that people spend time looking at it and ask questions.  Although I like the 64-70's I really don't care what that group thinks about us.  If I did I would own one.  As with anything there are the likes and dislikes, but my biggest is that it wasn't built for someone who is 6 ft and weighs 230. :biggrin:

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I have never cared what other people thought about the 71-3’s... I like them, would never own any other. Nothing wrong with the 73’s either....

I first saw  a '71 Mustang walking home from High School in '71, brand new, sitting in a neighbors driveway. Compared to what I had been used to seeing in the muscle car/pony cars of the day, the new

Nothing wrong with Thomas Dolby. Actually, "science' wasn't all that bad when I first heard it. Boy George I thought was just B.S. But who am I to judge, as I have found DEVO to be more of interest. S

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Mustang purist are not going to like our years because when the Mustang first came out it was supposed to be a light weight "nimble" car. From 1964 on, the Mustangs grew and gained a lot of weight so they could fit bigger engines. That's just the way it is. I like my car and don't worry or care about it.

My only dislike is how bad was the management of external water throughout the car, but I guess that was the "normal" in the 70s.

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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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56 minutes ago, tony-muscle said:

Mustang purist are not going to like our years because when the Mustang first came out it was supposed to be a light weight "nimble" car. From 1964 on, the Mustangs grew and gained a lot of weight so they could fit bigger engines. That's just the way it is. I like my car and don't worry or care about it.

My only dislike is how bad was the management of external water throughout the car, but I guess that was the "normal" in the 70s.

Considering that the 'huge increase in size & weight' is measured by just a few inches and couple hundred pounds, I'd say the 'vintage Mustang snobs' need to pull the stick out a little.  They also technically started getting bigger and heavier in '69, but the '69-'70s are still revered.  I would also think with as much as there is for anything Shelby, '71-'73s would have the love, considered how much the noses are alike.

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1 hour ago, Mister 4x4 said:

Considering that the 'huge increase in size & weight' is measured by just a few inches and couple hundred pounds, I'd say the 'vintage Mustang snobs' need to pull the stick out a little.  They also technically started getting bigger and heavier in '69, but the '69-'70s are still revered.  I would also think with as much as there is for anything Shelby, '71-'73s would have the love, considered how much the noses are alike.

It's funny...back in 90 I had a 70 fastback with a 302. And I can tell you that even though it was a fastback it was not 'revered'. When talking with Mustang owners and non-owners, too many times it was revealed that that they either preferred or had a 'classic' Mustang, not a 70. Unless you had a Mach1,  not many people cared.

And God help you if you had a couple....might as well be a Falcon.

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I remember seeing tons of '70 Mustangs (mostly Boss 302s) as the topics of articles in Mustang Monthly way back when (probably because the editor, Donald Farr, had one at the time).

Funny you should mention 'Falcon.'  I've been trying to come up with a clever zinger relating the 'classic Mustangs' to being not much more than new carpet & drapes on a Falcon chassis. :banana:

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One of the biggest things I LOVE about my 72 is being able to drive with the windows open. It may sound strange to say, but so many new cars have such bad buffeting if you try and open a window that its almost painful in your ears driving with the windows down. But I love that in the 72 you can blast down the highway with the windows down and still be comfortable and have a conversation in the car. And I do also like that its unique and less common now. Thats why I want to build the cleveland in it, again not a ton of clevelands out there now it seems. 

As for things I would improve, the trunk is big but with a tiny little access to actually put anything in it. Seats could be a bit better but Im remedying that in mine and it was probably par the course in the 70's. I definately echo the fuse box placement. And the only other thing that surprised me a little is how narrow the interior can seem despite the size of the car. Im not a tiny guy, and if you have 2 broad chested guys you will be fighting for the arm rest lol. 

But overall I love this thing. Im obviously biased but I think they are an under appreciated car since they had suspension/steering and other improvements over the earlier Mustangs. 

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13 hours ago, Spike Morelli said:

 

Funny how things appear with time. I remember just hating the 80s New Wave music. Now, with all the Rap B.S.,  "She Blinded Me With Science" feels rockin'........ 

What's wrong with Thomas Dolby?...

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Yeah, I agree on Boy George...

When I had my first Mustang, the 73 Grande, Devo and the Vapors were a major part of my listening...still are.

The major 'like/dislike' of that 73 was the avocado interior. I liked it, but everyone else disliked it!

 

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