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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-01-2001 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I getting lazy, so before I go research this, can anyone explain the different Mach 1 hood stripes?

I know the difference between shaker and Cobra Jet scoop stripes, {The shaker stripe surrounds the rear of the scoop and doesn't go all the way back, while the Cobra Jet scoop stripe goes all the way to the end of the hood.}

But what are the 'Dearborn style' stripes? Does it have to do with where the engine displacement goes? Some seem to be centered with the scoop while some are forward of it.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 10-02-2001 04:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, I`ve never heard of Dearborn stripes. I do know that my 3 70 Mach 1`s that were built in Dearborn & San Jose, both had the 351 or 428 decals centered beside the scoop . 1 351 shaker, 1 351 standard scoop, & 1 428 shaker. I have seen a couple of non shaker cars with the 351 decal too far foreward, but I attribute that to uninformed paint shops (the same shops that put the 65-68 running horses on facing the wrong way, or in the wrong posistion) Also, the 351 & 428 decals were available in solid black or black with a white border. Both my 351C Mustangs were black with white, while my 428 Mach1 was solid black. Supposedly some cars had white engine cid decals, although I personally have never seen them on a car. My cars were Grabber Orange, Grabber Green,& Pastel blue, maybe a darker color would use the white decals.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-03-2001 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I attributed the stripes with the too far forward engine displacemnet as the result of not enought research.

But the 'Dearborn style' stripes has me wondering. An example of where I've seen that was in the National Parts Depot catalog.

I'll fire an email to Rick at NPD if he doesn't see this in a day or two.

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posted 10-05-2001 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Feb, 94 issue of MMonthly has the stripe measurements.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-05-2001 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, I have that one or another article like it around here.

I think it's in my Osborn book, too.

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Scott302
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posted 10-29-2001 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,
The "Dearborn Stripe" is the stencil manufacturers caveat that the dimensions were taken from an original Dearborn built car. It was recognized that the different assembly plants had different dimensions, radiuses however slight. A case could also be made that striping within the same plant changed slightly depending on the person working the line.

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posted 10-29-2001 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool, thanks Scott!

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posted 11-20-2001 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's something I found on the Graphic Express web site:

"DEARBORN BUILT STRIPES GO STRAIGHT UP HOOD TO WINDSHIELD."

http://www.graphic-express.com/70%20Mach%201.htm

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posted 11-21-2001 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YFI The 70 Boss trunk stripes were slightly differant, and the inside of the trunk lid on dearborn cars were back

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posted 09-02-2002 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70mach1   Click Here to Email 70mach1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found on the net the dimensions and the only difference i saw was that the non functional hood scoop on the 70 mach goes all the way to the end of the hood. The shaker hood stripe stops and curves back around behind the scoop....5/8" before reaching the end of the hood. I saw in the NPD catalog that the stencil kit says that dearborn stripes differ from other plants.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-03-2002 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 'Dearborn' stripe referred to Machs with the non-shaker scoop {Cobra Jet scoop} and on those the stripe goes over the cowl panel all the way to the windshield.

On my San Jose built car {and I think the Metuchen NJ Machs too}, the stripe stops at the end of the hood, and doesn't run over the cowl panel.
All the shaker cars are stiped the same; the stripe runs around the back as you described.


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