My Mopar Buddies won't like these pictures of my new motor

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  1. Mike Gaines

    Mike Gaines Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, it is a temporary thing...but it is a cool little car....Runs consistent mid 11's @112mph

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    • R413

      R413 Well-Known Member

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      Well look at that little thing!

      I always liked the looks of Mavericks. Too bad Ford didn’t make a muscle car Out of it. They missed an opportunity there, but by 1970 new the end was Very close.
       
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      • Kern Dog

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        A FORD engine in a Ford?
        I'm totally fine with that. Chevy engine in a Chevy? I'm fine with that too.
         
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        • GrabberOrange69

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          347?
           
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          Yes, what CI size, and let’s see more pics of the car!
           
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          • Kern Dog

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            My 3rd car was going to be a Maverick.
            It was 1984. I was back from my failed attempt in the Army and I wanted something different than my 76 Dart Sport. A buddy had a 72 Maverick Grabber in that blue color. I went to look at a 71 for sale that had a 302 and an automatic. I don't remember why I didn't buy it. I ended up getting a 73 Camaro.

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            MoparLeo NRA PATRON LEVEL LIFE MEMBER FBBO Gold Member

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            Blasphemy !!!
             
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              I always liked the Mavericks too. A guy down the street had one on a trailer for about a year. It was all I could do not to pull in and make an offer on it. A friend of mine had a black and red 302/4-spd Mav. back in the day. Sweet looking buggy!
               
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              This is Blasphemi

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              • MiradaMegaCab

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                Nice!
                I noticed the small braided fuel line coming off of the fuel pressure regulator, I’m assuming it goes to a fuel pressure gauge. With all the close up pics of the carb I’m almost thinking you’re running a hidden nitrous system (I can’t see a microswitch).
                What’s the steel braided line going to the drivers side timing cover?
                 
              • 493 Mike

                493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                Is that a Chrysler breather on the left valve cover? A Grand Rapids dealer sold a "Mod" Maverick back in the day. It had aftermarket wheels and tires and quite a rake.
                Mike
                 
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                  • Ghostrider 67

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                    One of my favorite Fords. The other is the 1966 Comet.
                     
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                    • moparedtn

                      moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                      I'm kinda partial to the '64 Comet myself (one was actually our family car when I was wee small).
                      I don't have a problem with Fords in general; back in the late 70's when I was going through all
                      sorts of cars in high school and shortly thereafter, I always had some old worn 60's/early 70's
                      ride from GM or Ford.
                      As such, they all had a "feel" to them that was common across the line...
                      Fords drove and felt like Fords, Olds felt like Olds, etc.
                      The Fords struck me as dead reliable but very industrial/agricultural feeling, complete with a
                      certain "buckboard" ride and crude chassis engineering; their interiors, controls, switches all had
                      that sort of thing going on, too.
                      GM's had a much more refined ride and handling thing going on, but were sort of mushy/comfy.
                      Mopars felt like - well, torsion bar Mopars, a chassis and ride I've been quite fond of for decades.
                       
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                      • Darter6

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                        Me too ! My girl friend had one back in the late 70's.
                         
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                        Ford did make the Grabber, 302 powered Maverick! 440'
                         
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                        • WileERobby

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                          Awesome ! Love that car ! to me, it's kinda personal, especially that mustard color. Friend back in the day had one, he was our non-drinker driver, I could tell stories... only thing I don't like about this thread > not enough pics !
                           
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                          my wife drove one for a while she also had 70 gt torino with 351 cleveland and a stick, we used to buy cars out of the local impound for $300.00 I got a 70 440 coronet rt
                           
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                          My mother had a Grabber Green Mustang...
                           
                        • R413

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                          Yeah, it had a hood and stripes, looked good. But the biggest mill was a 302-2bbl. Not a powerful car at all.
                           
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