Hello and Thank you!

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by Chainbreaker2012, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Chainbreaker2012

    Chainbreaker2012 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Havana Florida
    Vehicle:
    1973 ford maverick 250 i6 c4 trans
    Hello,
    Hey everybody, just got a new to me 1973 Maverick in great shape. This will be a family project. So far it looks like my father and my daughters will be joining me in building this car.

    thanks for allowing me to join, I look forward to participating and learning from the wealth of knowledge provided in the many pages of this forum. I'm down near Tallahassee Fl.

    hope the pictures aren't to big.
     

    Attached Files:

    Crazy Larry likes this.
  2. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    23,998
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Trophy Points:
    803
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    MACON,GA.
    Vehicle:
    '73 Grabber
    :Welcome:...:Handshake:
     
    Chainbreaker2012 likes this.
  3. Chainbreaker2012

    Chainbreaker2012 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Havana Florida
    Vehicle:
    1973 ford maverick 250 i6 c4 trans
    thank you, I look forward to building this car. I am currently torn between the 351w or a 302. not my first experience with engines or body work lol. (own a jeep also and always fixing that) I grew up with classical cars. I was assisting my father with a 54 belair 2dr hardtop that he purchased for 35$ when he got back from Vietnam. My brother has decided to have that car finished by a shop though so we purchased this car to build together. only needs a little body work that we have found so far.
    my daughters 7 & 8 love working with me in the shop. Currently they just act as tool gofers lol, but they really enjoy seeing how everything is put together, and how it all works together.
     
    71gold likes this.
  4. Hotrock

    Hotrock MCCI Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    345
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    Munroe Falls, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    1972 Mercury Comet, 1997 Mustang Cobra
    Welcome to the site from northeast Ohio!!! :tiphat:

    I would suggest staying with the 302 based engine unless you are prepared to deal with the wider 351W issues in our cars. I have installed and run both.
     
  5. Crazy Larry

    Crazy Larry Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,338
    Likes Received:
    460
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Sanbornton, NH (originally from Colorado)
    Vehicle:
    '73 Maverick 2-door, 302, manual trans
    '73s are great with the right mods, starting with removal of those hideous front bumperguards.

    :Welcome:
     
    Chainbreaker2012 likes this.
  6. z28th1s

    z28th1s MCCI State Rep Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,229
    Likes Received:
    509
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Garage:
    2
    Location:
    Lynchburg, VA
    Vehicle:
    '72 Maverick Grabber, '75 Comet GT
    Welcome from central VA!
     
    Chainbreaker2012 likes this.
  7. Chainbreaker2012

    Chainbreaker2012 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Havana Florida
    Vehicle:
    1973 ford maverick 250 i6 c4 trans
    Thank you! Yes I have read about the width issues and I am leaning more towards the 302 because of that. Btw, I love Ohio! Beautiful country up there.
     
  8. Chainbreaker2012

    Chainbreaker2012 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Havana Florida
    Vehicle:
    1973 ford maverick 250 i6 c4 trans
    lol yes I will be reworking the bumpers a little bit ;)
     
  9. Earl Branham

    Earl Branham Certified Old Fart

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    Messages:
    6,157
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    Lugoff, SC
    Vehicle:
    '69.5 Maverick 302, T-5, Grabber Green
    Welcome, from S.C.!
     
  10. 71maverick361

    71maverick361 Vern Isaac Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    108
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    Odem
    Vehicle:
    71 Grabber
    Welcome to the Forum!!
     
  11. mav1970

    mav1970 Bob Hatcher Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    Messages:
    10,476
    Likes Received:
    279
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Location:
    Mountain Top Pa
    Vehicle:
    69.5 Maverick 393 Cleveland Stroker
    :Welcome: from Northeast Pennsylvania - I will be in Florida in September again and I always go to the car shows at Old Town in Kissimmee when I'm there and have seen quite a few Maverick/Comets there
     
  12. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    23,998
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Trophy Points:
    803
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    MACON,GA.
    Vehicle:
    '73 Grabber
    Effie and I took Patches down to the Old Town show in Kissimmee...:thumbs2:
     
  13. stumanchu

    stumanchu Stuart

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    176
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    74 comet, 70 Olsen step van, 91 civic
    Welcome from Portland, OR. Looks like a good start!
     
  14. Paul Masson

    Paul Masson MCCI Atlantic Canada Rep Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Messages:
    4,090
    Likes Received:
    707
    Trophy Points:
    338
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    Saint John, New Brunswick Canada
    Vehicle:
    1971 Grabber
    :Welcome: from Atlantic Canada!
     
  15. COMETIZED

    COMETIZED Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,409
    Likes Received:
    376
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    70 Mav. 74 Comet
    Old Town does a great job with that show .. always a crowded venue .. got to get there ' early ' if you want a parking spot among the other cars . Next time you're in Florida ... lemmeno Frank . We have local car shows every FRIDAY nite here in Deland, Florida area . Not too far from Kissimmee , FL

    Cometized
    (Chip)
     

Share This Page