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posted 08-03-2000 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr44666   Click Here to Email Mr44666     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone want to give me some advice on what to look for in an early (how early do they make them?) maverick or comet? I'm wondering what the Washington price range for one in decent shape is, also anything special to look for. I really like the looks of the maverick for most of the years I've seen and I know that it can be a reliable car.
Any other information would be welcome.



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From:torrington CT USA
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posted 08-03-2000 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tempo1993   Click Here to Email tempo1993     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, from what I've seen(thanks to Hemmings Motor News)your going anywhere from $2,000 for a 6 banger stock, up to $13,000 for a tricked out 351C supercharged. Most seem to be in fair to good condition, hope I've been able to help.



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From:Walla Walla, Wa, USA
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posted 08-03-2000 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mavrick Ran from '70 to '7?
Comet Ran from 1960 to '7?
The "Non-Mavrick" Comets would be the best choice

Joseph J Shaffer IV
Walla Walla, WA
'68 Mustang Coupe, 2.79 gears.
'64 Mercury Comet, 2.80 gears
'64 Ford Falcon, maybe 3.55 gears
'43 Dodge WC-53,FACTORY 5.83 gears i belive!
'41 Chevy Pickup, No rear, no gear!
'70 Chevy Pickup

Heh, and you think Sam needs Gears?!


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From:Phoebus Virginia,USA 1968 Fastback & 1995 Vert MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 08-03-2000 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are sweet little cars.The only one ever to out sell Mustang



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From:Denver, Colorado, USA
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posted 08-03-2000 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rellik74   Click Here to Email rellik74     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In colorado I see them all the time, I just saw one in the paper with 40,000 org miles for $3,000


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posted 08-04-2000 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mavsleeper   Click Here to Email Mavsleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David,the Mav-Comet is a good alternative to a Mustang.It shares many drive line and suspension parts. The best years in my opinion are the '71-'72 302 2drs. They were built from April 4(same day as Mustang) 1969 until 1977. The early '70 or '69.5 is a little different from the rest in that it used the Falcon suspension parts and the ign. switch was down under the dash(no locking column.)In '71 the 302 became availible along with a 4dr and the Comet. The 69.5-'72 had the small bumpers '73 had a little larger front bumper and the '74-'77 had huge front and rear bumpers.Disc brakes came in '74 as an option and power brakes around '76. 4sp trans. were never put in North American Mav or Comets.The main thing to pay attention to is rust, especially the cowl vents. Body parts can be a little hard to find so I would get one as rust free as possible. Prices for a nice 2dr 302 are usualy around $3000-$4500.'70-'72 Grabbers bring a little more. Check out some of the Mav-Comet sites on the net. There is a Mav information board that is quite informative. Bill

Bill Shepherd
'71 Mav 351W?
'97 Contour Sport V/6 5sp
'91 Samuria(don't laff):)


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From:Placerville, CA
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posted 08-04-2000 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 72Mav302   Click Here to Email 72Mav302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good choice. I'm looking for the same thing. Definitely go with 70-72. Bumpers got bigger in '73 (Just like everything else). I paid $1500 for my '72 dr, 59k mile, original, 302, C-4, near perfect grandma car about 2 years ago. I've found no shortage of Mavericks/Comets in junkyards. Finding parts was never a problem for me. If ever want to swap in a 4-speed, I'd try to find a car with a manual tranny because the V-8 Z-bars are hard to find. Based on the Falcon, just like the 'stangs, so drivetrain parts are very similar if not identical. After the '69.5 - early '70 cars, they all came with an 8" rear with either 2.79 or 3.00 gears. I think all 302's came with 5 lug axels. I know some, maybe all 6-cyls came with 4 lug. If you have any more questions, just ask. Oh, another thing to check is the top rear shock mounts. They can rust and send the shocks right up through the floorboards, especially if you're using air shocks.


72 Ford Maverick 2 door, 302 4V, Dual flowmasters, Mercury Bobcat taillights, bucket seats & much more
"Poor Student" status forced sale. Looking to replace.


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From:Saco, Maine USA '72 Mustang Sprint 351C '94 F-150 XL 5.8L and a '97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC
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posted 08-29-2000 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good info!

MCA # 47773
'72 Mustang Sprint 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac-Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC/CD4E


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