1971 Ford Mustang Overview

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Fun Muscle Car. Blast For You And The Family. by AGWilliams
 — The 71-73 was the last biggest production Mustang produced. The hoax of fuel shortage to drive up fuel cost. Turned the Mustang into the Mustang II. ? This was the last of the real muscle for a whil... Read More
Keeping The Dream Alive by Kev
 — I just love everthing about my Mustang. Asome 70 muscle car. AGGHHHHH the good old days..... I have always wanted one of these cars since I saw one brand new in 1971. It took me 36 years to get one an... Read More
Muzzy by Adam
 — The sound of the double pipes out the back! Harley D of cars mean! Blood sweat and tears went into this money pit and after moving all the rust which was doors, rear guards, boot, pass floor, rear flo... Read More

1971 Ford Mustang Overview

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1971 Ford Mustang

One of the more popular trims for the 1971 Ford Mustang was the Boss 351, and the "Boss" moniker is very appropriate to the position that the pony car held around its fellow muscle cars. However, in 1971, the Mustang made hardly a splash among enthusiasts, with only 1806 of the Boss Mustangs were produced, a small percentage of the 149,678 released that year.

The 1971 Mustang was part of Ford's attempt to save its failing line of cars. The standard engine was a 250-ci inline 6, but options ranged up to a 429-ci V8 with 375 horsepower. The Mustang was the biggest and longest ever produced, so it was imperative that the engine be able to move the big car along at speeds to which its enthusiasts had become accustomed.

On the outside, the car looked nearly identical to the 1970 model, but the interior was all-new. Power windows now came standard, and different colors were available for the seats. Its was different from all others.

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1971 302 Radiator

Anyone know if the radiator is the same for the 302v8 as the 351??? I called Napa as I need a replacement and they arent showing a radiator for the 302. But radiator is the same for the 250 ci L6, 351...

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John Dunn
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Performance

Ive got a 71 mustang with a 302, looking to do some performance upgrades as far as more horsepower/torque...anyone know some of the easier/cheaper ways to get a little more out of the car?? *though...

210 views with 17 answers (last answer 5 years ago)
Cruz_24
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What Type Of Noise Does A Car Make When Using A Nos Boost ? I Raced A Guy (...

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moui11
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Hi My Name Is Frank.i Have A Mach1 351c M Code, And I Would Like To Know Ho...

72 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)
MachII7849
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1971 Ford Mustang-- I Would Like To Know The Value Of This Car. Its In Perf...

I have a 1971 Ford Mustang, bought it brand new in Sept. in 1970. This car has been restored, automatic transmission, Air condition, plus power brakes. It also comes with another 302 engine, transmiss...

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