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70 stroked cat
Journeyman

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From: salisbury N.C.
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posted 03-30-2005 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 stroked cat   Click Here to Email 70 stroked cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend of mine said he seen a mustang gia in an old timers junk yard in N.C. he said it looked like it had a big block in it. what years did they make the gia and did any of them come with big block? this old timer will let almost nobody in his yardbut what i have seen from the edge of the woods he has several hundred old cars manly ford from 1940s up to late 70s i can see at least 12 older mustang fb including what appears to be a 302boss. my friend, who is the only person around that i know can even talk to the man said he offer him the gia for $1000. trying to see if it is woth the money

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2005 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Ghia is a Mustang II coupe with a luxury option. No big blocks, in fact, most had 4 cylinders.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
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Journeyman

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posted 03-30-2005 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 stroked cat   Click Here to Email 70 stroked cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
some body must have changed it he said was def. v8 maybe a 351c. did they put any factory v8 in these? he also said the tailight were curved in like the early 60s mustang. does this sound correct? I may have to get him to sneak a picture of it. my friend is a chevy nut so he is not sure what he is looking at

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2005 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe it was a GTA, which was a '67 which was available with a 390.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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Scott H
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posted 03-30-2005 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott H   Click Here to Email Scott H     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mustang II tailights are sort of bulged outwards, maybe that's what he means by curved. It might have had a 302 v8 in it, but like Steve says, most were 4 cylinder cars. The small engine compartment with the 302 v8 might look like a big block to someone not familiar with them.
The skeptic in me doubts there's a Boss 302 sitting there, it might be a 69 or 70 fastback shell, but those cars could have had anything from a 200 cubic inch 6 cylinder up to the biggest big blocks.
If you think your friend may be right, I'd suggest having him go back and take a few discrete photos, maybe get some VIN numbers. The VIN will tell what year the car is and what motor was originally installed.

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posted 03-30-2005 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 stroked cat   Click Here to Email 70 stroked cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
now that would be nice!!! i will keep you informed on this. thanks for your help.
If by some miracle i can get anything else available from this guy i will let everybody know.

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posted 03-30-2005 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 stroked cat   Click Here to Email 70 stroked cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i understand skeptical about the boss 302 i have not been able to get close enough to confirm this myself . i have confirmed a 1968xr7g cougar which he will not part with. most of the cars are sitting outside except 10 or 15 that are in barns or makeshift garages. 6 of the fastback mustangs are sitting by his back door along with 2 i believe 69 maybe 70 torino gt. i have tried everything to get this man to talk to me but you may get 3 words out of him before he tell you to leave. even sent my wife to talk to him and that didint work.

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pmhvps
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posted 03-30-2005 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pmhvps   Click Here to Email pmhvps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just be patient.......and wait for him to go to a better place..............lol.
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posted 03-30-2005 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 stroked cat   Click Here to Email 70 stroked cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I plan on being first in line!!!
my friend said it was bigger than a mustang II and it def. had concave tailights. he hopes to get back there later this weak

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68F100
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posted 03-30-2005 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen Ghias in the fox body. It's just a trim level right? It had a monster 255 V8.

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IIGood
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posted 03-30-2005 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the rear end of a Mustang II Ghia (mine):

The Ghia name started getting put on Mustangs in 1974. The trim line ran until 1983 (I think...definitely early '80s). It was pretty much a luxury edition...got a vinyl roof, slimmed down "opera" windows (in some cases), a woodgrain trimmed interior, "fancy" wheels/wheel covers, and chrome bodyside molding with vinyl inserts.

Any engine available from the car's line could be had in the Ghia.

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Frank S.----MCA Member 40390
'03 Mustang GT coupe
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'77 Ghia--"II Good"

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posted 03-30-2005 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 stroked cat   Click Here to Email 70 stroked cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i showed him a picture of a ghia and a gta and he said it was a gta and def. a big block. hope to have him work on the man the next few weeks will send picture if i get.

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