Taking kids out for a ride in my 1971 Mach 1 429 SCJ


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Jul 14, 2010
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 429 Super Cobra Jet, 4.11, Detroit Locker
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A good friend of mine visited us from western North Carolina and brought his 6 kids with him.

They wanted a ride in the pony car. But you'd never guess what they liked the most: not the throaty sound of the 429 SCJ, or the Grabber Blue paint, or the pin-you-back-in-your-seat-torque. The thing that impressed them the most were the crank, roll up windows. They all wanted a turn rolling the windows up and down. A reminder of my age. Roll up window--a rare option these days. 

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Same here... :lollerz:  

Today's kids don't know that option necessarily! The most interesting thing will be that I will add the quarter roll down windows with handles! 

Can't see your pictures though...
Tried many times uploading the video of my ride with the the kids, but each time I tried to insert it into the post, nothing happened. After 4-5 attempts to insert the video, I gave up. Have no idea why it will not upload. 

That is funny, re: the kids digging on the manual roll up windows. How much has changed over the years as automobiles become ever more complex, eh? Back when I was a kid it was power windows that were so intriguing. I had an aunt and uncle who were childless, therefore had a lot to spend on themselves, who were into the T-Birds and Lincolns from even back in the late 50s. I was very impressed with how their cars always had the power door locks and power windows in comparison to our various station wagons when I was growing up.

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