Help me find out more about my Maverick

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  1. dcbambam

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    all i know so far is its a 1972 maverick v6. I got it from a friend who needed cash, i want to learn more about it so i know where to start. sitting for over a year, won't start, was running perfectly. im attaching more pictures
     

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    Richard Kuss Kusstum Performance

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    For starters it’s not a v6
     
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    being 4 lug makes it a little harder to do a V8 swap.
    do you know the size of the 6 banger? (170-200)
    the door plate will give you most of the specs of the car when new.
     
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    Agreed...

    Battery charged?? does engine crank?
     
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    it's not? i did the Vin check and it showed 6? but enlighten me, i know nothing about it
     
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    this is what's on the door
     

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    got a new battery, just got 1 click. i think alt is shot? not too sure
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    A V6 has the cylinders in a V shape.
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    An inline 6 has the cylinders in a row.
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    z28th1s MCCI State Rep Coordinator

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    The door tag should be on your driver's door. The picture you posted is from the passenger side.
     
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    could be battery cable bad, corroded or loose...:yup:
    loose ground cable.
     
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    Mavman72 Gone backwards but lookin' forward

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    Could be a bad starter solenoid/ bad starter...Start by checking your battery cables and connections. Make certain battery has a full charge...Just cause its new don't mean its fully charged. Seen that a time or three!!! Sounds like a bad connection,be it ground or power. Don't throw parts at it yet. Just cause it wont start does not mean you have a bad alternator...
    PS: Post up your vin # That will help nail down the engine size your car came form the factory with.
     
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    Can toss alt into street & assuming charged battery, engine should still crank...

    As mentioned could be battery, cables, solenoid, starter or even ign switch... But not alt...
     
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    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    Since you are new here...and new to Mavericks.....let's start here: The knowledge you lack will have to be substituted with paying someone to do all the work to this car. I can tell from your questions you have very little, if any, mechanical experience. Unless you have a lot of cash, I think this car will be a lot of frustration in your life.

    My first suggestion is to access exactly what your goals are with this car. Total Restoration? Daily driver? Get it running/driving good enough to sell it? Etc.
     
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    This is the best post in the thread --IMO! Craig "hit the nail, solidly on the head". Lot's of GearHeads in the California; be a good idea to go to some of the places they hang out and try get some help. Otherwise, your fighting a steep-up hill battle.
     
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    Everett, I think you would agree that being at others hands building a Maverick is a very slippery slop...:yup:
     

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