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Topic: A Canadian learning from a Mexican 74 V8
Registered: Mar 2001
posted 11-08-2001 12:06 AM
Before work today I went to my shop. I rent two bays of a four bay to play/store the II.
I went to grab my rad (re-core day yippie!).
Anyway the dude that rents the other half of the shop is a constuction contractor. Him and his Mexican employee pull up in their work van. The Mexican dude stars slobbering over my Mark 7.(really not worth slobber). I ask him if he wants to see a real car. I showed him the Mach. He told me his brother had a 74 Mustang II v8. I jump in and corrected him, must-a-bin a 75-78 no v8's in 74. Not so, in Mexico they exist. This begs these questions:
Is a Mexican V8 74 just an American 75?
If not, how did they wedge a V8 into a 74? What mods did they do? How do you say smoke a Camaro in Spanish?
Why did they do it? The Mexican dude said a car sold in Mexico must have Mexican content. (302 mexican block). He also said Mexican dudes would not buy a none V8 Mustang. (Mexican guys are wise!)
Just in case you think this guy is loco, Hot Rod backs this up in the new issue.
1978 Muscletang II t-top mach 1
1991 Lincoln mark 7
1997 Escort wagon type R
From: Redford, Michigan
Registered: Dec 2000
posted 11-13-2001 12:50 PM
Just catching up here. Did you get the answers you were looking for?
From: Arnold, MD, USA
Registered: Jun 99
posted 11-13-2001 08:50 PM
In '74, the Mexican Mustang II did indeed come with a 302 V8. How it was done exactly, I don't know. But it's quite possible with minimal problems of clearance. Just can't fit a piece of rice in the bay when you're done though.
Frank S.----MCA Member 40390
'99 Mustang coupe
'77 Ghia--"II Good"
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