1971 Mustang Mach 1 429 Video: Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 252

Discussion in 'general muscle car related info' started by Maniacmechanic1, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Maniacmechanic1

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  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member



    I always felt the earlier mustang was better looking
     
  3. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Yes.
    The 1971 Mustang I think was faster overall any engine.
    Superior rear suspension for Street.
    Quicker and hooked up better.
    What I recall.
    Never knew a Boss 429 was installed in 1971 till I found the Video.
    Still 11,0:1 static compression yet.
     
  4. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    its NOT a BOSS 429 its a wedge 429

    wedge 429

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  5. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    A lot of Guys have said the Boss 429 was a Dog on the street doing Street Racing at night.
    I recall 429 & 460 Wedges Running hard.
    Pretty quick.
    Not 9-second drag car fast on the street though.
     
  6. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    like the 426 hemi, the 429 boss would produce impressive performance,
    IF the guy running the car knew how to tune, modify the engine and set up the suspension,
    the boss 429 potentially kicked butt.
    if you ran the car as it came off the showroom floor,
    the boss 429 was not all that impressive simply because the cam it was shackled,
    with did not allow it to breath to near its full potential ,
    most cars were not geared correctly and ,
    most owners were not skilled tuners ,mechanics or drivers.
    the same thing could be said of the 440 mopar with the three deuce intake on the road runner vs the dual quad hemi
    or the hemi cuda vs the 440 wedge cudas
    sox and martin was running in the high 9s back then with a hemi cuda


    http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1711-boss-429-drag-racing-time-capsule/
     
  7. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Not many Ford Admires around here but You and Me Grumpy.

    Most important is Drag Gears required.
    Forget about long distance highway cruises.
     

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