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juggalo3863
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From: newton, new jersey, USA
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 12-16-2002 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juggalo3863   Click Here to Email juggalo3863     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 1974 Maverick w/ a I 250 and 3 sp manual tran. I would like to put a I 300 with the same tran. I was told it was possible and that it wasn't. Some said I had to cut the hood others said lower the motor mounts. And some people said it was imposible and it wouldn't fit. i would like to know if it is posible and what do I have to do? Thank you very much.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 12-17-2002 03:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don`t know exactly whats involved, but it certainly CAN be done. One of the regulars in our "Super Shifter" class at the drags has been running low 11`s with a 70 Maverick powered by a much modified 300 with 3 Weber carbs for almost 30 years!! He used to run it in H/MP back in the 70`s. There is a photo of the car on our associations web site; www.bcsupershifter.com . Go to the members page, & click onto Keith W. I think there may be another pic or 2 of the car in the action photo section.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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cpmaverick
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posted 12-17-2002 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure it can be done It's just a bigger engine, so you'll have to fabricate somewhere to make it fit, be it the hood or the motor mounts.

Welcome to M&M!

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-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
[email protected] with AC and overdrive.
http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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juggalo3863
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posted 12-18-2002 07:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juggalo3863   Click Here to Email juggalo3863     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the help. Now that I know it can be done for a fact, What would be the easiest and, or beter way. modifying the hood or the motor mounts. And how much bigger id this engine. Again thanks for all the help.

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maxmerc
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posted 12-18-2002 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maxmerc   Click Here to Email maxmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It can be done. Contact
www.cliffordperformance.com for details.

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Boss302
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From: Coleman, Wisconsin
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posted 12-20-2002 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Juggalo, you wouldn't happen to listen to ICP would ya??

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cpmaverick
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posted 12-21-2002 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.webspawner.com/users/supershifter/keithw.html

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-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
[email protected] with AC and overdrive.
http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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juggalo3863
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posted 12-21-2002 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juggalo3863   Click Here to Email juggalo3863     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As a matter of fact I do. I was just at one of there concerts In Albany New York. It was one of the small venue tours. When I get My mav paintet I am gonna have Jorkers Card theme. Much Clown Luv to ya

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Rory McNeil
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posted 12-22-2002 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup, Charlie, thats the one! He`s been racing that same Maverick since he built it in 1973, prior to that, he ran another H/MP 300 six powered early Falcon. I think the best the Maverick went this year was 11.4`s, but when it was a M/P car, it ran 11.0`s, but it`s a bit more reliable by not totally beating the $#!+ out of it every pass. Not that he doesn`t spend a BIT of repair time now & then!!

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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todmeg
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posted 12-22-2002 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey juggalo- wow! another maverick in NJ! i live in sayreville. with a BIG inline 6... wow a turbo might fit real nice in there! keep us informed on your progress!

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todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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juggalo3863
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posted 12-22-2002 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juggalo3863   Click Here to Email juggalo3863     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live In Sussex County and in my area There are I think like 5 Mavericks that I know of on the road, but 2 are mine. Also I come across a few junkers every once and a while. One is real nice I bought a hood off the guy. His car is beutifull.

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Bluegras
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posted 01-03-2003 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluegras   Click Here to Email Bluegras     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a car from New York state, I think, that comes to Englishtown for the Ford weekend. Last I saw it it was red and called the Mad FRENCHMAN. He also runs mid 11s. It had 3 2barrel side draft webers on at that time. I have photos of the car and owner.

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Fordman75
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posted 01-13-2003 03:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordman75   Click Here to Email Fordman75     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Juggalo I was talking to a guy a while back about the 300 he put in his Maverick. This is what he told me he had to do.

"It wasn`t to bad to put the 300 in the maverick but more of a pain then I thought it would be. I had to rework the oil pan to have the deep part in the center and rework my oil pick up tube. I used the motor mounts for the 300, placed them on the engine, took the mounting brackets off the frame and drilled new hole about 1 inch forward of the old ones. I then placed the brackets on the mounts and lowered it down until my crank pully was 1 inch from the frame and drilled new hole for the brackets. The hood closes fine with the stock intake and carb on."


I'm swapping a 300 into my 66 Falcon. The 300 is one strong engine. And it's nice to havesomething other then the same old V8.

If you need any help with the 300 check out http:www.fordsix.com/forums/

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Ted
66 Falcon 2dr

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ponyfinder
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posted 07-25-2003 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ponyfinder   Click Here to Email ponyfinder     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear the "Mad Frenchman" is alive and well. I built the car in 1974 as an H/MP car, having raced the I300 in an I/G 55 Chevy and an H/MP Plymouth Valient prior to building the Maverick which was named the "Magnum Six" and was painted dark metallic green. As recently as 1999 the car was still dark green and carried my three 48mm Weber downdrafts on a homemade manifold. Home track was Englishtown with Island Dragway a close second. I ran the car at the 1975 Gatornationals and used to run 11.20s at 119 mph. I sold the car to Clem LaChance, the mad frenchman, in 1978 and he has been running it ever since.

Ironically, Bluegras, who has pictures of Clem and the car which I would love to have copies of, was writing from Easton PA which is where my dyno room was located. Small world.

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