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Old 10-16-2008, 08:31 PM
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I bought a 2 door 74 ford mavrick I was planing on making a round track car out of it but I've been looking at the body and it really isn't beat up, its really straight and perfect it does just have diffrent color fenders it just needs a paint job.I was wondering how much this car might be worth if restored, I paid 400 dollers for it I'm not sure what kind of moter is in it. It's a inline 6 and has 5 freeze plugs and I thought that was a 250, but I'm not sure what kind of motor is in it.
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Even flawlessly restored, they aren't a rare or highly desirable car for the masses.

I personally LOVE them and have owned a 73 and a 74. They are the best kept secret; light bodies, room for a V8, plenty of aftermarket support.

But they're not like a Chevelle where you get back what you put into it. I bought both of my Mavs for $400 each. One I rebuilt the 302 and resold it for $1000, so I didn't get my money back, but I did get experience building my first Windsor motor.

Great hotrodding platforms, but not collectible by any means. Don't consider them an investment, just a fun car.
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As for being worth a lot in restored form, No they are not worth much. Now as for making a great hotrod, yes they are a great platform. I have always liked the 70's Mavericks and Comets and wanted one. If it is a six cylinder car it will have four lug wheels. Your car most likely will have a 250 in line six, I think Ford phased out the 200 by 1974, but they brought it back in the early 80's.
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250 has 4 water pump bolts and the starter will be next to the oil pan.. on a 200, which has 3 water pump bolts, it's next to the block, and there is an indent for it...

the 200 never left. it was still used in Mavericks in there last year of manufacture, and even a few Granada's... and also in Fairmonts...


I wouldn't rule out the 6cyl tho, there is plenty of aftermarket for it now, including an aluminum cylinder head
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I have a 72 2dr. They are a nice and fun car. They are not extremely valuable like a camaro, mustang or chevelle. A lot of 6 cylinder cars were 5 lug. My 72 has a 250 and factory 5 lug. 1974 and after are all 5 lug.
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I bought a 2 door 74 ford mavrick I was planing on making a round track car out of it but I've been looking at the body and it really isn't beat up, its really straight and perfect it does just have diffrent color fenders it just needs a paint job.I was wondering how much this car might be worth if restored, I paid 400 dollers for it I'm not sure what kind of moter is in it. It's a inline 6 and has 5 freeze plugs and I thought that was a 250, but I'm not sure what kind of motor is in it.
Lots of fun to build. All the SBF Mustang stuff is a bolt in. They are very well built and handle extra ponies with no problems. You can make an innocent looking screamer for next to nothing and go Beemer and Benz hunting on Saturday nights. Except for the occasional ticket, it's cheap entertainment.

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Like said above, the Mav isn't a real collectible car........yet. Who knows? It is a good starting point though, since it's fairly neat looking, light weight, and can be rodded rather easily.

The 250 is a good engine, and lots of speed goodies are available to make 'em scream. Clifford Research, Inliners, and others offer lots of stuff.

The car will also take a 302 or 351 easily, and the 351's can be taken out to over 400 cubes.

Get some good disc brakes, a little better springs and have fun.
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Mustangs in disguise.

I think the 250 cars were all 5 bolt, at least the 75s were. Someone told me that all 75 Mavs had 5 bolts and the better disk brakes identical to the Granada.

You can always change the pans and small bumpers and make it look like a 71-72.
Wish I had it. I would build it for my Grandson.
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Throw a 289 in her and let her rip. Nice cars. HG
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'75's had disc brakes but they wern't granada discs, they were the same optional discs that the Mav always had.
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[QUOTE=ScoTFrenzel]Mustangs in disguise.


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i disagree.
they were better looking mustangs

always liked mavricks and the vomits (mercurys for you young guys)

i'd build it!

but not as a circle track car...
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go to the ford maverick site.
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Way back in the day ... I had thoughts of dropping a 351C into a Comet GT or Maverick Grabber, but "settled" for putting it into a 68 Torino.

The Torino was perhaps slightly bigger and heavier ... but still a lot of fun.
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Do me a favor... do the project I desperately wanted to do but couldn't. I had a 74 mav that I planned on putting a full STI suby drivetrain in; complete with AWD, and turn it into a 450hp screamer. I was going to put serious fender flares, strip it, cage it, and slam it trans-am race style.

I had to move and sell the mav and I always regret not getting to it. I think it actually would have fit quite well with a little surgery.
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I had a 70 Maverick back when i was 19. wish i still owned it. it had 2 doors a 250 6 cyl and it was an ugly brown color, had a perfect dent free body.
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