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how many Mavericks here???

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how many Mavericks here???

Post #1 by 76maverick » Mon Apr 28, 2003 5:46 pm

how manny people on here have a maverick ??? or two :lol:


Post #2 by MadMav73 » Mon Apr 28, 2003 8:59 pm

Me and my cousin kinda share one :lol:


Post #3 by 76maverick » Mon Apr 28, 2003 9:14 pm

soo insted of one person having 1 or 2 mavs one mav has 1 or 2 people :lol:


Post #4 by Guest » Tue Apr 29, 2003 6:07 am

I have 3 Mavericks, a 70, 71 Grabber, and a 72 two door.


Post #5 by 76maverick » Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:09 pm

is that a 69.5 or 70


Post #6 by Guest » Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:17 pm

It is actually a 69.5 with the the key on the dash.


Post #7 by 76maverick » Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:38 pm

cool thats realy rare 8)

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Post #8 by Maverick250 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:49 pm

I guess, technically, I have two. I have a '70 2dr and a ''77 4dr I've been robbing for parts--- upgrading to the '77 wheels, rear end, and brakes. The '77 has been whacked pretty hard in the side, and has a good bit of rust on the body, so I'll just use it as a parts car. On the other hand, the '70 has 64000 orig. mi. and had the engine replaced by Ford in '85 to get rid of the old soft valve seats. It's a NM car, so virtually no rust except the bumpers. I'm looking for another early body, 'cause the engine in the '77 only has 74000 on it. Or maybe I'll just pull it and rebuild it as needed for a spare. :roll:

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Post #9 by Slv49 » Sat May 03, 2003 1:42 am

well i aint got a mav but i got a Comet --just hit 43,000!!

Sweet car with an ooga horn :D


Post #10 by MadMav73 » Sat May 03, 2003 4:51 pm

76maveric wrote:soo insted of one person having 1 or 2 mavs one mav has 1 or 2 people :lol:

hit the nail on the head! :lol: Niether of us know what to do with it right now. it will eventually get turned into one heck of a sleeper with the four doors and all. Unfortunatley to run the big boys it's power will be made from a angry 302 with nitrous. 8)


Post #11 by Guest » Sun May 04, 2003 3:47 pm

right now, I only have one. but i did have 3, one went to the junkyard in heaven and the other was sold to a friend. I'm always looking though.


Post #12 by 76maverick » Mon May 05, 2003 1:31 pm

so thats 7 mavericks/comet so far


Post #13 by 76maverick » Mon May 05, 2003 1:31 pm

so thats 7 mavericks/comet so far


Post #14 by m7a1v » Mon May 05, 2003 10:05 pm

:) :) :) 69'.5 parts car, 71' grabber clone, and a 73' grabber...frank...

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Post #15 by goinbroke2 » Tue May 06, 2003 7:03 am

I don't right now, but I'm still trying to talk a 70 200 auto out of a grandson that received it but is letting it sit because he likes rice. :boom:
It's been in a barn covered up since about 81 or so, last fall I drove by and seen it pushed outside so I went up to the house and found out the old guy died and the grandson inherited it. He backed it out to look at it then left it for about a week...then notice the water he put in under it.(FROZE) :bang: :bang:

On another note, my cousin has a 76 4 door and 6 parts cars from 71-76.
Go racing this weekend....or feed the family?......uhh.....uhh....I'M THINKING OK???

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How Many Mavericks!

Post #16 by twg1966 » Tue May 06, 2003 2:34 pm

Well lets see, I have a 70, 72, 74 junker, 76 and a 77. I will probably be using the 74, 76 and 77 to completely redo the 70 and 72.



Post #17 by 76maverick » Tue May 06, 2003 3:01 pm

so thats 9 now 10 if goinbroke2 can get that poor little mav

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Post #18 by FAR OUT » Thu May 08, 2003 1:25 am

put me down for a 71 comet. drag car project. sort of on hold waiting for parts + my 15 yr old son just picked up a 62 falcon. it all takes time. will get there though.


Post #19 by 76maverick » Thu May 08, 2003 1:55 pm

me and you`r son are the same age :D what kind of engin ya gona put in it :?:

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Post #20 by FAR OUT » Thu May 08, 2003 2:19 pm

The comet has a hilborn injected 250 ci with a c4 trans.
The falcon is a driver with a 170 + 2spd auto. Will keep till we finish paint and interior work. While he is saveing money. Future plans for a 200 with a c4. Have quite a few parts to build a nice runner.


Post #21 by 76maverick » Thu May 08, 2003 2:41 pm

can you post some pics of the 250 it sounds cool, I mean far out man !!! :lol:

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Post #22 by powerband » Thu May 08, 2003 7:56 pm

I picked up a very rusty but low mileage 71 Mav for spares for my Falcon and Comet. I have the Engine, tranny, clutch, rear tranny member cut out of the body, shocks and brackets, driveshaft, 8"rear, gastank, grille, interior parts, steer column and pedal setup, lights, wiring and most anything I could conceivably use.
Does this count in your survey as 'having or had' a Maverick? 8)

PS here is the engine in a cradle I built to work on it:


Post #23 by 76maverick » Thu May 08, 2003 11:25 pm

I think thats a 1/2 aof a maverick :D


Post #24 by MadMav73 » Fri May 09, 2003 8:53 pm

i didn't know we have this many mavericks on the site????? where have you people been? What's the tally up to anyways?


Post #25 by 76maverick » Sat May 10, 2003 1:25 am

10 and a 1/2 is what I counted cars that is not owners


Post #26 by madmavrick » Sun May 11, 2003 1:14 am

I have a 1977 Mav. I've done some minor work to it but I'm planning on putting in a big V8 and getting rid of the 250 that's in there now.


Post #27 by MadMav73 » Sun May 11, 2003 12:43 pm

madmavrick wrote:I'm planning on putting in a big V8 and getting rid of the 250 that's in there now.

C'mon are you sure we cann't persuade you to a 300 inline six????
These inlines are good for cruisers and are very smooth, but to run faster than a 14 sec 1/4 mile is real unrealistic if you have a buget.

It's just fun to lift the hood and people look real funny and say what's that? :lol: ''It's a 250 inline six that whoped your but!" 8)

So thats 11 and a 1/2.

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Post #28 by Duane » Sat May 17, 2003 9:51 pm

I still have my first one, a 1971 Grabber. I've had it over 20 years, and over 500,000 miles. Around 1985, I had a small block street car, it went 11.40 with mufflers and street tires (Pro-tracs, not the sticky dot stuff like we have today) And about 8 other Mavericks since then too, some were just "donors" for my Grabber...

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Post #29 by badmav70 » Sun Jun 08, 2003 9:14 pm

got 2 here a 69.5 and a 71 i just picked up, the 71 is a 3 on the tree 200, and the 69.5 had a 200 that i sold through this site a year ago hope to one day drop a 302 in it if i can ever get it back together lol
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Post #30 by Silver Shadow » Sun Jun 08, 2003 9:53 pm

I bought a '74 Mavreick for my wife to drive in '79. Traded it for a '63 Corvair convrt and a '75 RX thet had the top cut off in '82. Does thet count?
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Post #31 by 76maverick » Tue Jun 10, 2003 12:55 pm

3 penny: thats a 1/2 too :D . So thats 14


Post #32 by Saul » Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:18 am

'77 Mav here. Rebuilt 200 6, in the process of redoing the body and interior.


Post #33 by Speedy » Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:10 am

I've got a '71 Comet GT, and a '76 four door for parts or sale.

comet dad

gotta comet

Post #34 by comet dad » Wed Sep 03, 2003 3:08 pm

:D just joined, gotta 74 comet 2dr w/250 i-6. that's why I'm here, to find hop-up parts......robert :wink:

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Post #35 by hotrodbob » Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:26 pm

'71 Mav Grabber 250/C4 Target is to build the spare 250 up to about 200hp and add a T-5.
'71 Maverick, 250
Anyone can restore a car, it takes a real hotrodder to cut one up and make it cool.


Post #36 by Guest » Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:30 am

Add another one for me. :beer: I had picked up a 74' with a 200 since my last post. I picked this one up a couple of months ago.


Post #37 by themav » Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:03 am

2 here. a 70' with a 71' boss 351, and a 71' grabber with a 200 that i just bought, which is what brought me here.


Post #38 by 76maverick » Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:46 pm

now thats 22 :D

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Post #39 by 69.5Mav » Wed Oct 29, 2003 8:47 pm

I have 3 Mavericks. A 69.5 two door california car with a 170 3sp and 170k miles on it. A 72 two door rust bucket from Illinois with a 170 3sp and 125k miles on it and a 73 four door Arizona car with a 302 automatic and 150k miles on it. All the cars run and are usedas daily drivers except the rust bucket.


Got a 69.5 rusting away in my driveway :(

Post #40 by tbr » Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:23 am

300k miles, 200ci, 4spd, hurst shifter, tricked out suspension, rusted out old clifford header from 1980, & cylinder #5 reads 5psi compression.

I have really wanted an aussie xflow since I first read about them ~ 1978.

maybe when time & money meet in total harmonic convergence;)


Post #41 by 76maverick » Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:22 pm

well that makes it 26 now I :) alwase thought that there was only 2 or 3 on here but I`m glad I was wrong :D . I found a nother maverick forum not to long ago that you all might want to look at its still new butt it has grown in the small time I was there :wink:


Post #42 by Guest » Mon Nov 24, 2003 6:35 pm

Put me down for a 72 Maverick, 250 6cyl, 2dr


Post #43 by Slantsickness » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:37 pm

One '73 4-door, 250.


Re: how many Mavericks here???

Post #44 by psho » Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:56 am

76maveric wrote:how manny people on here have a maverick ??? or two :lol:
hi i got a 2 door 74 mav 250 engine
and i looking for a badass intake and carb can u guys give me an advise??

ok late thanks


Post #45 by kenny_boy019 » Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:33 am

I got a 72 four door with the 250 and auto three speed.

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Post #46 by LEROY POLL » Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:38 am




1963 FAIRLANE 2 DOOR 221 V-8 (4 SPD )
1963 1/2 S-22 HT COMET. W/ INSTALLED T-5.


Post #47 by 76maverick » Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:10 pm

welcome to the forum kenny boy019 is this you`r project car or a daily driver ? or a project car / daily drive ? :lol:


Post #48 by busch » Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:45 pm

Hey guys. I just bought a really sweet '71 Maverick last week. I hadn't seen one since I was a kid and I had to have it. Well I have it and it looks sweet but the engine is giving me trouble, :bang: it runs strong but I have some white smoke coming out of the exhaust and from the hose that attaches to the breather on the valve cover...anyone have any ideas? In MO a '71 has to pass emissions and it passed the CO but not the HC test, the pass level is 700 or below HC level and mine had 931. BTW it's an inline 6 200 engine. Please HELP :shock: :smash:


Post #49 by 76maverick » Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:25 am

cool ya live in mo how close are ya to st louis I`m 64 miles west from there


Post #50 by busch » Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:56 am

I live 20 miles south of st. louis, can't tell you when the last time I have seen a Maverick around here. I've had many offers on it in the week I've had it and many puzzled looks from teenage kids, Maverick? who makes that.....err :roll:

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