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Post by Matt on January 29th 2008, 5:57 pm

Why wouldn't you want to keep the fuel injection? Find a wrecked gt or something and take out the harness and all.

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Post by 250mav on January 29th 2008, 6:33 pm

i mean i could do EFI is just going to be alot more work ontop of that i like to keep things simple

ontop of the EFI i'd also have to redo the whole fuel system with a pump in the tank and run a return line and then also custom fabricate shock tower mounts since the 5.0's have that big intake plem that takes up alot of room.

is definatly do-able and has been done many tie in the past but seems like more of a hassel then anything.

i'd probably end up getting a 1980's 5.0 with the roller cam but then just put a 4bbl on it and call it a day.
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Post by Stormin' Norman on January 29th 2008, 7:06 pm

250mav wrote:i mean i could do EFI is just going to be alot more work ontop of that i like to keep things simple

ontop of the EFI i'd also have to redo the whole fuel system with a pump in the tank and run a return line and then also custom fabricate shock tower mounts since the 5.0's have that big intake plem that takes up alot of room.

is definatly do-able and has been done many tie in the past but seems like more of a hassel then anything.

i'd probably end up getting a 1980's 5.0 with the roller cam but then just put a 4bbl on it and call it a day.

Well, you might want to see what these non-mustang Ford guys are up to:
http://vb.foureyedpride.com/forumdisplay.php?f=63

If you want to plunge into Mustang territory:
http://vb.foureyedpride.com/index.php
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Re: Rollin up the maverick this spring

Post by 250mav on January 29th 2008, 10:58 pm



how you guys feeling this?
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Post by Roadking41a on January 30th 2008, 12:38 am

Sweet.... You have a lot of directions to go in,I don't think any of them would be wrong.
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Post by 250mav on January 30th 2008, 12:13 pm

so would regal red look anything like that? lol
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Post by Roadking41a on January 30th 2008, 3:11 pm

Regal Red is a little darker. If you want a bright red look at Safety Red.
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Post by 85S10project on January 30th 2008, 3:51 pm

Regal red is probaly really close to that color. I used it on my frame and gas tank and its a bright red.

Heres a couple pics of my frame and tank in regal red


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Post by 250mav on January 30th 2008, 11:10 pm

my myspace buddy did his fiesta in regal red spray paint and it didnt look like a bad color. i know digital camera pics can only be taken with a grain of salt but i'll try it
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Post by Matt on February 1st 2008, 2:04 pm

Hey man I know what you mean about the carb setup. I put a new 2 bbl Motorcraft 2100 on my Jeep because it was acting stupid with the old junky carter. Many people have gone with the Howell EFI but there's nothing better then being able to hop out with a flathead screwdriver and change the way the old CJ runs. The only downfall is having to let it warm up but that's what the choke is for Wink

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Post by 250mav on February 1st 2008, 2:46 pm

warming it up so it runs properly really isnt the issue though. your supposed to let it warm up to that the engine internals can reach the proper temperature and not cause any premature wear on parts. im sure your famiular with the ised that things expand as they get warmer, the same applys for the metal parts in your engine. if i had a EFI 302 or a 4bbl 302 with a choke it would still warm up for just as long before i put it in gear
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Post by Matt on February 1st 2008, 3:27 pm

Oh yeah I know about letting the engine internals warm up. I was refering more to the actual heater. This time of year it's a pain having to let it warm up for so long before the heater kicks in. The choke lets me keep the engine running long enough to (warm up) as well as let the heater do it's job. Wink

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Re: Rollin up the maverick this spring

Post by Brian10962001 on February 1st 2008, 7:45 pm

I must say PLEEEASE do not paint that beautiful little car a satin color! It will look awful. That car should be painted red, lime green, yellow, or bright blue. You won't regret giving it a nice glossy paint job believe me.
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Post by 250mav on February 2nd 2008, 3:03 am

yea. im starting to believe you. ive been on the flat black thing for about 2 years now and ready to move up in the world

im thinking red, white or orange. in that order

lime green was also being kicked around but id rather go for more of a hot rod look then "vintage" 70's econo car like it truly is lol

thanks for your input Cool
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Post by 250mav on February 2nd 2008, 3:04 am

Brian10962001 wrote:that beautiful little car

thats one of the best compliments ive got in a long time Very Happy

thanks Laughing
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Post by JMJ Rick on February 2nd 2008, 4:59 am

Lime green brings back memories. My dad bought a Mav new when they first came out, special ordered paint and it was the only lime green car in probably 100 miles. Just didn't look right to me on a 4 door and I was only 8 at the time. Now I like the lime green, but still not on a 4 door. Kind of like a Mary Kay pink caddy, it just doesn't work. Smile

I agree, go gloss. Flat doesn't fit the personality of the car. Flat would make your car look unfinished. I like flat on a rat rod, not on a classic body with nice lines like the Mav.
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Post by 250mav on February 2nd 2008, 7:52 am

i think this would have been the factory ford lime green on a '71 grabber maverick

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Post by Brian10962001 on February 2nd 2008, 3:07 pm

The most fitting color mentioned is orange in my opinion. The Tremclad orange that I've seen rolled on beetles would look awesome on a Maverick.
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Post by JMJ Rick on February 2nd 2008, 3:16 pm

That lime green is the color, but picture it without the black stripe or roof on a 4 door. The solid color limabean. Smile

I like the color, but it needs the black highlights to offset it. This 73 Challenger came out nice, but it was sprayed not rollered.
http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/upload2/4106627-DSC05684.JPG
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Post by Matt on February 4th 2008, 12:46 pm

I was digging your white/orange combo

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Re: Rollin up the maverick this spring

Post by 250mav on February 4th 2008, 7:33 pm

this was the most simular thing i could find. its a '73 so the bumpers are kinda diffrent, same with the hood scoops but you get the idea



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Post by Matt on February 4th 2008, 9:36 pm

I think that would look good

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