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  1. jmp33

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    I just bought a 1970 (69.5) Maverick with 31,800 miles. Looks like lots of good information here. Most will probably shoot me for this but I bought it to build a Pro Touring car. After looking it over, it might be too nice for that. Either way, it is likely to stay totally stock for at least two years since I have other projects ahead of it.
     

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  2. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    nice looking car...more pics. please.
    a 71 up would be a better choice to build a Pro Touring car...JMO
     
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    z28th1s Internet Car Hound

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    Nice looking car!
     
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    Nice car. Would make a great pro touring car, but I am not a purist.
     
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    Paul Masson MCCI Atlantic Canada Rep Supporting Member

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    Red1972Grabber Hangtown Hot Rods-NorCal

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    Definitely go for the pro touring thing. The only thing a stock maverick has going for it is an attractive body style. otherwise, it's a boring car, and I love Mavericks.
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    stumanchu Stuart Supporting Member

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  9. jmp33

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    Thanks. Just curious on what would make the 71 up cars a better choice?
     
  11. Krazy Comet

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    The trans tunnel is larger and they don't have the drop in gas tank that you'd probably swap for a fuel cell anyway... Spindles, tie rid ends etc have slightly smaller size as the 69½ used pre '70 components... If you go rack & pinion who cares?? I don't consider any of these a real issue...

    Someone has painted the valve cover in the later model gray that appeared around '81/'82...
     
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    Thanks, I didn't know the trans tunnel was different. I'm learning all the time on these...lol.

    I was thinking the valve cover looked out of place.
     
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    stumanchu Stuart Supporting Member

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    Wow....cream puff for sure. Decisions, decisions....... just needs two more cylinders. heheh.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum!! Congrats
     
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