Author Topic: LOOKING FOR 71 73 BIG BLOCK PARTS...  (Read 1671 times)

messymach1

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LOOKING FOR 71 73 BIG BLOCK PARTS...
« on: June 10, 2010, 06:21:04 AM »
HAVEING A HARD TIME FINDING BIG BLOCK PARTS FOR 71 73 MUSTANGS...OIL PAN,HEADERS,EXHUAST  PARTS,ENGINE MOUNTS..ETC... ANY GOOD VENDORS,CATALOGS,  OUT THERE...?
ANY COMPANY SPECIALISE IN THIS SORT OF STUFF?

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Re: LOOKING FOR 71 73 BIG BLOCK PARTS...
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 11:12:03 AM »
You are looking for parts that are not used on many Mustangs. The "big block" 429 was last used in 1971, and big for 72 and 73 was a 351C engine. I think you are looking for 460CID parts and there is the problem. That engine was a truck engine, but used on 72-74 T-birds, 73-74 Fords and 74 Torinos (and probably a few years after that). It is a derivative from a 429 so that's your base. Around that time, "big blocks" were out as fuel economy became the focus of car manufacturers and government. You want parts, there's your range: 1971 Mustang 429; 72-74 Ford 429 and 460. Performance parts for your car are best obtained from Summit Racing or Jegs. There's Craig's list and e-bay too.
Jim

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Re: LOOKING FOR 71 73 BIG BLOCK PARTS...
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 02:25:48 PM »
Yeah, those parts are as rare as hen's teeth.  Like Jim said, I would cleck with Jeg's and Summit racing. 

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Re: LOOKING FOR 71 73 BIG BLOCK PARTS...
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 07:41:05 PM »
I am putting a 460 ...c/6...in my 73 mach1...I'll keep looking..thanks guys..

 

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