New Maverick owner

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    Hi all! Finally joined the forum. Been lurking awhile since I picked up what will be my sons first car, a 73 Maverick w/302, C4. The car had been sitting for the better part of 15 years, with the motor missing from a major failure. So far, I’ve got a roller HO bolted in and mocked up to the C4. I’m going to make the car run/drive with this stockish combo, then put a mild stroker/T5 in in the year before he gets his license, anticipating handing over the keys whenever he starts driving.
     
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    Here’s a shot of the car...
     

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    Acornridgeman MCCI Wisconsin State Rep Moderator Supporting Member

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    Looks like a solid body there. Something we don't see very often here in the rust belt.
     
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    It has its share of corrosion, but overall it’ll be a good builder. The floors are mint, so that’s good. I’ll need a lower passenger quarter patch and passenger door lower patch, but they all pretty much need that.
     
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    Welcome, looks like a nice car to start with.

    Patch panels are available from Maverick Comet Restoration on Facebook.
     
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    I’ll have to check there.

    Anybody got a lead on a manual pedal assembly for manual brakes? I’d like to swap in a T5. I’ve swapped T5’s into Mustangs, but not into anything else yet.
     
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    I’ve got a couple Fox pedal boxes. If I can’t find a factory type setup, I’ll do that. Had a negative experience using a cable style setup on a early mustang with long tubes. I have shorties on the Maverick, so it may be a better fit.
     
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    Welcome !! Nice color and body condition
    My daughters first car was a 73 Comet ... good luck with the build
     
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    Nice project, I hope you have a lot of fun with the car.
     
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    Welcome. The Maverick is FLYING already. Enjoy the ride!
     
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    I’ve heard the SN95 cable is longer thus routing is easier.
     
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    welcome from Portland, OR.
     
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