1972 Maverick

Average User Rating:
5/5,
Ownership Satus:
Currently own it
Year:
1972
Engine:
302 - 8 cylinder
Color:
Light Blue
Tags:
  • We bought this car in 2009 from the high desert of California off of an ad on RacingJunk.com. This is my 4th Maverick in my 50 years of driving. When it arrived it had non-functional air conditioning, leaking power steering slave cylinder, leaking automatic transmission and a two barrel carburetor on its 302 small block. I removed the automatic, a/c and power steering and replaced the offending parts with manual steering and a '70 Boss 302 Top Loader four speed transmission from my 1st Maverick that I had stored. I got a sweet deal on an Edelbrock manifold and added an Edelbrock carburetor along with a Pertronix ignition, Hooker headers and true dual Flowmaster exhaust. We sold the bench seat & 8" differential to another member here on the board after we installed the '70 Boss 302 9" with 4.11:1 gears with a Trac-Loc center section. The interior had '87 Mustang GT seats for a while but I've since replaced them with Summit Racing poly seats & covers. The ratty stock door panels were replaced with aluminum from Scott Rod Fab.
    We replaced the front suspension with Opentracker upper & lower control arms and strut rods. We are finishing up on installing a new Blueprint Engines 347 with dual quads and a new TKO-600 5-speed transmission. Next I plan to tub the rear of the car utilizing 6" x 15" & 14" x 15" American Racing 200s wheels that I currently have in the basement.
  • Front Tire Size:
    215/70-14
    Front Tire Make and Model:
    B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A
    Front Wheel Width:
    7.0 in.
    Front Wheel Backspacing:
    3.5 in.
    Front Wheel Spacer:
    0 in.
    Front Wheel Make and Model:
    American Racing 200s
    Rear Tire Size:
    245/60-14
    Rear Tire Make and Model:
    B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A
    Rear Wheel Width:
    7.0 in.
    Rear Wheel Backspacing:
    3.5 in.
    Rear Wheel Spacer:
    0 in.
    Rear Wheel Make and Model:
    American Racing 200s
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