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Gearhead
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posted 07-20-2001 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gearhead   Click Here to Email Gearhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here I go again... I may have located a 1971 Mach I 429 CJ in my area, and had a couple of questions. First, what kind of production numbers am I looking at with the 429? I know that there were 36,499 Mach Is total (in 1971), but how many of those came with the 429? The car has the ram air and spoilers, but I don't have much more info on it that that yet. Supposedly the car was used as a drag car in the 70's, but was put back to stock and then stored for near 22 years. I realize that it would take some prep to get it back on the road, but the body is mint, with no chassis degredation, and all the original engine components are there. The price seems pretty reasonable, depending on how much damage was done during it's excursions down the track.

I understand that the 71-73 cars don't command the same prices as the 69-70 Mach Is, but wouldn't the 429 make it a fairly deisreable car? Just wondering what type of value one of these would pull once the car is restored to #2 driving condition (I'm not really interested in a full concourse restoration... I want a muscle car that I can drive). 375 hp would be a lot of fun, and even though it isn't my favorite body style, the big block might just make it fun to have for a while.

Any advice or tips would be appreciated, as I don't have much experience with this generation of the classic Mustangs. Thanks everyone!!

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71boss
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posted 07-20-2001 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
fomoco.com has a tech board dedicated to the 1971 429 mustang. I am sure you will find all the answers you are looking for

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-20-2001 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here we go;
310 non ram-air

1427 ram air

429 CJ-4v - That is the sum total of fastbacks. Some may not be Mach I and it doesn't say anything about Shelby. Covers both at and 4 spd --From Kevin Marti book. Also, there were 42 cvs and 86 cpes. Hope this helps you, Ian.

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Gearhead
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posted 07-20-2001 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gearhead   Click Here to Email Gearhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That definitely helps!! Thanks for the info. I'll keep you folks posted.

[Homer]Mmmmmmmm... big block.[/Homer]

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-20-2001 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The '71 429 CJ is a kick *** car. ...and it's not a fox body...

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 07-21-2001 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes! You should get it!

Of course, I may be a bit biased.

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Bob429
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posted 07-22-2001 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob429   Click Here to Email Bob429     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
High Ian!!
The production numbers that are listed I believe cover all 429 CJ/SCJ Mustangs built in 71. There were about 610 SCJ Mustangs built in the 5 different models of mustangs out of those numbers.
Look for the following to determine CJ From SCJ. Holley carb D1ZF YA or XA Depending on Auto or 4 speed. The axel code in the door tag V or Y. The VIN should start out either 1F05J or 1F05C There are also Stamped numbers of a partial VIN under the fenders above the Shock towers. Check the tranny for a gear reducer The speedo cable will Screw into it like a GM. IF it is a J code look for the ram Air parts. Very Expensive to replace.
A Restored or nice original 429 SCJ would be Valued From around $20,000 Upwards-Dependant on how original it is. One concourse 71 429 came to auction brought over $30,000. A few years back one could be purchased between $8 and 10 K. Good luck and E Mail me if you have any more Questions. There are some good sites for more info I can Send you.

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Gearhead
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posted 07-23-2001 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gearhead   Click Here to Email Gearhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the information folks!! So far I have been unsuccessful in contacting the owner of the car, so I have a bad feeling that it might be gone already. Either that or he is away on holidays and not checking his voicemail. I'll keep trying this week and see what happens. At least now I have some more information on what to look for, should I ever get in contact with this fellow or find another one.

I'll let y'all know if there is any progress. Thanks again!

Cheers,
Ian

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