Ty's 71 ford maverick project

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  1. tyman2395

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    Hey guys , I just turned 16 last week and my dad gave me his maverick that he had sitting around. The car has been sitting for 8 years in the grass, The driver side floor pan needs replaced and the passengers side needs patched. Now for the goodies on this, It has 429 boss engine, Running on 13:1 compression pistons, Got a torker 460 edelbrock manifold. The motor has only something like 5000km's on new rebuild, transmission was also rebuild. The only thing wrong with the motor my dad said is it needs a new frost plug on the drivers side. I also need a new front driver side quater panel and the drivers door as someone ran into it. Were gonna get a set of crager rims for it. Anyways here is some pictures.

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  2. 302-72-mav

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    nice motor your dad must be crazy to give you a 2800 pound car with a big block in it

    looks like a good start // can you posy some pic's of the motor mount's and what all has been done to fit the motor in the maverick

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    Boosha Built to run hard

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    Looks like the start of a decent project! But...are you sure that is a 429 Boss? Good luck with it!
     

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    Joe Dirt six poppin'

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    welcome tot he board but hate to bust your bubble but that isnt a BOSS 429.
     
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    This is a Boss 429

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    Not sure if it is a boss all I know it is a 429, My dad said it is bored stroked port and polished, I will get more details once he calls tonight, he said theres alot done to the motor, Carb that was on it was a holley 780 that came off of an 68 ford 3/4 ton truck with dump on the back. Here is details of the rear end 9 volt ford rear end

    1933 ford truck axles
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    You've got a good headstart. Just take your time and do things right. You'll be glad you did in the long run. That Maverick with a 429 "non" boss set up the way that you say it is will be pretty darn powerful. Don't let it wind up around a tree somewhere. Good luck with your project, and with the gas money.:thumbs2:
     
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    Thanks, Yeah i'm gonna take my time and do alot of detailing, Everyone that been in the car or seen it run said it is scary powerful, I'm gonna make sure it dont put er in the toolies when i get it going. I'm glad i got it to work on since i've worked on bikes mostly all my life my dad figured get me started working on cars at this age.
     
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    Looks like the nice start of a project. It has the 429 CJ/SCJ valvecovers so could be either one of those. Definitely not a Boss, but cool just the same. Can't wait to see the progress. - Matt
     
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    yeah i will get all the details from my dad when he calls tonight, he said the motor is all done up.
     
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    It's a 428, if it were a 429 the motor would be work more than 5 Mavericks. 428's and 460's were almost exactly the same motor. and the 427 Ford was the Cammer, or SOHC Motor.
     
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    You have quite a project car to play with. You can see from my images, I like big engines in little cars. :dancing:

    One thing for sure is that you will gain a whole lot more knowledge from this project, as you go forward, than if you had a stock Maverick.

    Also, learn from what you read on this forum and take it all in as part of the overall learning experience and you will do just fine. There is about a zillion years of accumulated knowledge floating around this forum.:thumbs2:
     
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    Sorry but the heads speak volumns. This motor is definately an M series whiich makes it 429/460 family. 428's, belong to the FE Family along with 352, 390, 410, 427 etc. FE motors the valve covers sat on both the head and the manifold where the M series were like the small blocks, it sat on the head only. The 427 came in several versions with the Cammer being the least produced. If I had to guess I would say logically it is a 29 because they were the favorite choice over the 60's until the 514 Strokers made their debut.

    Welcome to the board from Colorado.:tiphat: Looks like a good start to what could be a real nice piece when done. Pay attention to the folks on here, Volumns of experience and don't be shy, ask questions. Be fore warned though, they will want pics. Good luck:Handshake
     
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    Thank you.:clap:
     
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    You are correct. What the H was I thinking when I wrote that. I suppose it's justification to proof read what you right before, you hit submit LOL
     

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