Hi all, New to the forum, and just wanted to introduce myself. My 1st car at 15 was a very clean 71' Maverick 170 ci with a 3 on the tree. My dad and I swapped the 170 for a 302 and a three speed. I later replaced the 3 speed with a 4 speed, had fun driving this car all thru high school. I reluctantly sold the car before joining the Air Force in 1988. I have since made a career with 30 years in aviation, and have owned a lot of other classic cars. I have a pretty diverse collection at the moment, but recently added a very clean Maverick to the herd. I purchased this car from my brother who has owned the car off and on for more than 20 years. My father restored the car which started as a clean Texas car. It's currently a 302 auto with a mild drivetrain. I have plans to make this a fun car and do the things I would have liked to have done to my first maverick had I been in a financial position to do so. I'll try and keep the forum in the loop with the transformation. I would like to thank you all for posting lots of useful information on this forum. I have learned a lot reading thru posts from your trials, tribulations, and triumphs.