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Boss302
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From: Coleman, Wisconsin
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posted 05-04-2002 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
how can i tell the difference between the early and late model '70 mavericks. i heard that the ignition key was in a different place. anyone have an suggestions??

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cpmaverick
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posted 05-04-2002 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are quite a few differences, you got the obvious ones though.

http://timeline.maverickgrabber.com

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69maverick
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posted 05-05-2002 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the Key is on a small metal plate under the dash its a 69.5 like mine and one other easy way to tell is if the gas tank drops in through the trunk like a Mustang! If it has straps on the bottom holding it up its a 70!!

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cpmaverick
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posted 05-06-2002 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, the strapped on tanks started in 1971.

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69maverick
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posted 05-06-2002 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh ! I had a 70 that had a strap on tank ? Maybe it was a retrofit??

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 05-06-2002 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Vin in the drivers side window?

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punk6
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posted 05-06-2002 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for punk6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie, I looked at your timeline and have a question. I have a 72 Mav w/250 six & C-4 (2X91L199718) with 4 lug spindles. The timeline indicates that 250 sixes started getting 5 lug spindles in 71. Was there a certain option package that got the 5 lug units? Thanks.

Tom

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cpmaverick
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posted 05-06-2002 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom, that's come up for discussion on the MMB before, seems like some 250 cars had 5 lug and some had 4 lug. But most had 5. It might have been a heavy-duty suspension option that most people ordered with the 250, I'm not totally sure.

My 1970 was built in April 1970 (late) and has the drop-in tank.

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69maverick
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posted 05-07-2002 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't have that car anymore! That was about 16 years ago! Maybe it was a 71 and I'm just Old farting??

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19FordMav72
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posted 05-12-2002 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 19FordMav72   Click Here to Email 19FordMav72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wow thats kinda funy me and my dad were wondering the same thing
our four door has a 250 c4 and its a 72
yet it has four bolts
we put new discs in so now it doesnt matter

as for id i think the first number ofthe vin shows the year
its like this wierd L thing then the model year if its a 0 then its a 70, a 1 then its a 71 and so on
the chiltons manual has a whole ting on reading the vin number and how to see what the car ORIGINALLY was!!!

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TomP
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posted 05-23-2002 12:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
a friend had a 71 Comet with a 250 with 4 lug axles and 8" rear end.

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CaptainComet
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posted 08-19-2002 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptainComet   Click Here to Email CaptainComet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With regard to 4 lug wheels, I believe that the first 6 cylinder cars all had them. V8s all years had 5 lugs. Then in 73, maybe 74 the 6 cylinder cars got 5 lug wheels. Incidentally, my 71 302 3 speed came with 5 lug 14 inch diameter 4 INCH WIDE wheels and the spare was a puny numeric size that converted to a B78-14. That couldn't have been safe because stock that car would do the longest burns with some fat 60s on it .

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Rory McNeil
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posted 08-19-2002 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a 71 Maverick with a 250-C4, & it had the 5 lug wheels, with manual drums all around, 8" rear,manual steering. It was not a "Grabber", but it did have bucket seats & a floor shifter(no mini console, though). It was Grabber Blue with a black viynl roof & black interior.Unfortunatly, even in the late 70`s, it had some rust near the bottom of the shock towers, but since it was being converted into a drag car anyways, the shock towers & everything above the frame rails was removed.

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cpmaverick
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posted 08-20-2002 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CaptainComet:
With regard to 4 lug wheels, I believe that the first 6 cylinder cars all had them. V8s all years had 5 lugs. Then in 73, maybe 74 the 6 cylinder cars got 5 lug wheels.

1973 was the first year for 5-lug wheels across the board. All 1970 cars had 4 lug wheels. All V8 cars had 5-lug wheels.

But the line gets a little blurry, for the I6 71-2 cars. I have had many people email me about thier cars being either way. It sems like most 250 cars had 5-lug, but not all. It was probably part of a heavy-duty suspension package.

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-Charlie Ping
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[email protected] with AC and overdrive.
http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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