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(My senior year) 1974 was year all the cars came with huge bumpers and was forced to use unleaded fuel. The gas crisis caused shortages everywhere. This was a great time to get a Hemi very cheap and park it for a couple of decades until Barrett-Jackson came along. If I only had the foresight then.
 

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You know, I owned a Mustang II in the early '80s; naive as I was, I thought it was "up there" with the 1964-1/2-'73 Mustangs, but of course, mine didn't have the "go" of the First-Gen pony cars. In fact, the critics called the Mustang II a "Modified Pinto", but that car served me well for a couple years.

*Don't CRUSH 'em....RESTORE 'em!*

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One of the guys I went to high school with had a brown Mustang II hatchback. I'm pretty sure it had T-tops, and I know it had a 302 with some work done to it... interesting little car.

Also, our local version of John Milner was a guy a few years older than me who drove a '71 or '72 Mustang with the roofline like the green car in the top picture (was that the Grande?), but in ratty primer red with a black vinyl roof. He put some killer Ford big-block in it... I wanna say 428 or 429, but I couldn't tell you which. Rumor had it that he had to lift the motor off the mounts to change the plugs...

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ParkRNDL said:
Rumor had it that he had to lift the motor off the mounts to change the plugs...

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Nah. I had a 72 Mustang with a 460 in it. There was plenty of room in there as the car had the largest engine compartment of any Mustang. Only thing I could figure is maybe he had headers on it that caused an obstruction. Plug #7 would be my guess.
 

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Atencio said:
Nah. I had a 72 Mustang with a 460 in it. There was plenty of room in there as the car had the largest engine compartment of any Mustang. Only thing I could figure is maybe he had headers on it that caused an obstruction. Plug #7 would be my guess.
I'm sure you're right... this was just the local folklore that circulated. none of us ever actually got to LOOK under the hood...

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70XR7 said:
Love that green interior! Guess we know where they got the inspiraton for the Poker series...
:lol: :lol: :lol:
So that's where that came from!!!

(I actually laughed out loud when I read that, Mike! :thumbsup: )
 
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