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4/11/12 9:24 AM
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walbjj
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looking at buying one of these beautiful cars soon.
fortunately for us in australia, parts are relatively cheap as most of the engine parts are compatible with the fords of the day.
there are currently 2 cars that im looking at. one is a calypso red but no shaker scoop, but in awesome condition and it has marti report and matching numbers, and has been inspected by a well known judge and american mustang club member.
the other is a grabber orage, but with the shaker scoop (which is one of the options i want), but the history is not as known. it too has a marti report. it doesnt have the magnum 500 rims.
both are wanting ~aud$70k.
are there any "experts" here that can provide any other info?
ill be doing my own inspection when the time comes
4/19/12 9:12 AM
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I would go with the one with documented history.
Plus Calypso Coral is a badass color.

Either way you go, congrats on the future purchase. Post pics when you decide.
4/19/12 2:57 PM
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occupy_DDF - I would go with the one with documented history.
Plus Calypso Coral is a badass color.

Either way you go, congrats on the future purchase. Post pics when you decide.

 coming from the guy with no pics :)

4/20/12 9:51 AM
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http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/ford-mustang-1970-10946684?base=1216&vertical=Car&cr=0&eapi=2&__N=1246 1247 1252 1282 4294966463 4294966191 900 1216&silo=Stock&Range=Price:60000,70000~0.5&sort=default<br /><br />this is the one im looking at.<br />it has a full marti report, matching numbers.<br />im getting an independent inspection done in a few days by a body and panel guy as well as a mechanic. both are classic car specialists so they know what to look for.<br />

the red one is also nice but doesnt have a shaker scoop which is a huge minus for me
9/13/12 12:47 PM
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http://www.fordramair.com/new/products/shakers.htm

The link above is a company that makes reproduction shaker scoop systems. Store the original hood & aircleaner (in case the next owner wants it "stock"), and get an aftermarket hood and this shaker.

I REALLY wanted to use the shaker on my Falcon wagon. But after discussing the amount of power I'm making and the hood clearance I have left, the copany owner and I agreed that his system would be too much of a restriction.
9/14/12 9:16 AM
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i actually have bought a 1970 boss 302 now, grabber blue. this came up around june.
i drove it for a few weeks but then blew rocker #5. i decided to take it off the road and to do a overhaul of the engine and add some parts.
so far ive put in howards roller rockers, complete service with all fluids. added a rss power steering rack and pinion system. got a vintage air con system. new dash pad. new carburetor. msd distributor. redone the brakes. chassis stiffening.
and getting custom headers made up as the power steering means the hooker super comps wont fit.
9/14/12 10:09 AM
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It is a REAL "Boss 302"? Post some pictures! Bravo for having fun with it, and not making it into a trailer queen.

IMHO, pull the original motor, pack it safely away, and build a motor to play with!

I used a 4.125" bore Dart block, and made a 427" Windsor for my Falcon. With the small nitrous system, I'm probably getting close to 800hp at the flywheel (I've seen 642hp while testing on the chassis dyno) - but I'm only at maybe half the capacity of the block.

In contrast, the factory 351W block I used on the first build was experiencing maincap "walk" with just 570 or so at the flywheel.
9/15/12 8:17 AM
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http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/yellows2k/757edc3f.jpg

yes, real boss, matching numbers. pretty much everything is there, except its lost the original carby over the years.
im definitely not one of the concours show guys that trailers the car to shows and sits on a foldout chair telling people how amazing the car is yet has never driven it. total waste of time imo
and im not one to cotton wool the car, i prefer to use the car as it was built for, so i prefer the original characteristics of the boss engine.
sure its a relatively collectible car, but its not super rare, there are still literally thousands still around. and in reality, its not like the car is worth millions, its still expensive, but its insured so i can feel somewhat at ease when i drive it regularly.
a guy i know here is australia has a nice boss 302 and last year, he drove it 59miles. christ, what a waste
9/16/12 11:51 AM
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my God that's beautiful. Congrats, man.
9/16/12 12:28 PM
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