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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-10-2006 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have this book? It looks like it may have some handy info:

Ford Mustang 1964-1/2 - 1973 - MusclecarTech series
by Pat Covert
Designed for the Mustang restorer & model car builder alike, this book gives vintage Mustang enthusiasts the detailed information and Illustrations they need to build highly accurate models or restored full-size cars.
The text covers what finishes, materials, and parts were correct for each year, with information on variations and options. Full-color photos show detailed views of the carís body and trim, chassis and undercarriage, drivetrain and engine bay, and interior. Straight profile and front and rear views are printed to scale to allow enthusiasts to accurately place decals, stripes, and trim pieces. Sidebars cover production numbers, performance figures, and paint, trim, and interior codes and colors.

Most vintage Mustangs have been modified heavily over the last 40 years. This book will show you how your Mustang really was originally.

This is the first title in CarTechís exciting new MusclecarTech series, providing muscle car enthusiasts & scale model builders with thorough technical details, including accurate 1/24-scale photos and extremely detailed color shots of the interior, suspension, chassis, engine compartment and other hard-to-find angles! This new series will prove to be an indispensable resource for model builders, enthusiasts, restorers, & owners. Watch for additional volumes on other muscle cars coming soon!

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-11-2006 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I'll do a book report on this later. After I added it to the bookstore I went and ordered one.

I'm hoping there's good detail on the Mach 1 diecast molding background blackout. {try saying that five times fast}

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-20-2006 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I forgot I promised to review this book. I guess a nice way to put it is that are some nice cars in this book, but a few dogs as well. One example is a blue '70 Mach 1 with such shoddy body panel and trim fit that I'm amazed anyone took it's pictures much less put it in a book. There's also a red '71-'73 converible with a red painted rear wing {double sic} which is ridiculous considering the book is professed to "...give[s] vintage Mustang enthusiasts the detailed information and Illustrations they need to build highly accurate models or restored full-size cars.
The text covers what finishes, materials, and parts were correct for each year, with information on variations and options."

As a guide to accuracy, this book is useless, given the many glaring errors you can spot by just thumbing through it. Examples include identifying a Boss 429 in a '69-'70 Mustang as a 429 SCJ in a '71 Mustang, misidentifying the colors on a '72 Sprint as 'baby blue' with 'red striping' instead of the actual Grabber blue and vermilion striping.

For a reader that's looking for details like the exact location of the blackout painting behind the die cast rocker panel moldings, you'll quickly realize you're barking up the wrong tree. You can't even be comforted by the fact that it's a book with consistantly pretty pictures of Mustang, some of the pictures are of pretty poor quality.

On a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a solid 4, and if you really would still want it, I'd recommend you wait until Amazon moves it to the 'Buy this book used for $4.99 or less' category, which shouldn't take very long, unfortunately.

It's really too bad, as I had high hopes for this book when I ordered it.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

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