Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

Post by Al Bundy » 06 Jan 2017, 13:54

OK this thread has been around for a long time and yet every time the title pops up on the new posts list if I don't look right at it my mind reads it as Wow, beat up cloth and vinyl....

I'm starting to think I'm getting senile.
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Post by Blitz » 06 Jan 2017, 14:29

Al Bundy wrote:my mind reads it as Wow, beat up cloth and vinyl....
ME TOO.... every time :lol:
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

Post by Gyrhead » 06 Jan 2017, 15:39

J_Speegle wrote:
badcatt wrote: Thank you. I have the emissions sticker. But have not done several of the details on the engine it's self. I have to find the engine ID decal still.
Checked with ESC and unfortunately looks like no one is making them commercially. Would go on the drivers side valve cover front face. Numbers would natch the ones on your (well some of them) aluminum engine ID tag attached to your engine


badcatt wrote:I did not know about that one I put on the P. S. of the air cleaner. I thought I had seen one on a 71 before. Easy to remove. Thanks.

You likely did :( at a show somewhere. They often come in the kits people purchase and for some reason they believe that if they come in the kit they must need to go on my car somewhere

I thought the 71 351C used an aluminum engine ID tag bolted under the coil bracket? If I'm not mistaken, the valve cover decal was 72 and up. On my 71 4V, there was a yellow OK paint stamp on the front of the passenger valve cover.
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Post by badcatt » 06 Jan 2017, 17:51

I have the aluminum tag. But there was a sticker on the P/S valve cover that was obliterated. I better do some more research before ordering anything.
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Post by badcatt » 06 Jan 2017, 17:56

Al Bundy wrote:I'm starting to think I'm getting senile.
by Blitz wrote:ME TOO.... every time :lol:
You youngsters crack me up. Why I remember when I was your age; What's for diner?
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1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Post by Gyrhead » 06 Jan 2017, 17:59

Oh, and by the way, I absolutely LOVE the car. That interior is just fantastic - and few cars I've seen are so original and unmolested. Great find!!
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Post by Gyrhead » 06 Jan 2017, 18:07

badcatt wrote:A little update.
Who knows how to read date codes on Mufflers? This is the one on this 71, It is a July Build date car. I believe this to be the original, but it has a D2WA part number on it.
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I looked at both ends and the pipes look like they are factory welded to the muffler. I'll get better pictures in a few weeks when I get it up on the lift.
This is what Ford calls the Quiet Tone muffler. My 71 351V and my 72 Q code both had these mufflers as part of the factory dual exhaust system. Is your car a July '70 Build or a July '71 build? If the latter, that is late in the model year, and it's possible you got a part destined for '72 Build.
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

Post by J_Speegle » 06 Jan 2017, 19:52

Gyrhead wrote: I thought the 71 351C used an aluminum engine ID tag bolted under the coil bracket? If I'm not mistaken, the valve cover decal was 72 and up. On my 71 4V, there was a yellow OK paint stamp on the front of the passenger valve cover.

The paper with clear overlay, id decal/sticker was in use before 1964 and continued through the years as a quick easy to see identification for workers in addition to the small, harder to read and find at time) one that was used also. Moved to a valve cover at the start of 1967 production and applied at the engine plant.

The OK stamp was part of the inspection/ready to ship process. There are a bunch of different versions depending on what plant the engine was built at and what time period

You can make your own if there is an original that could be read - for the small details. Some of the information can be taken from the aluminum tags. Have made them for show cars when the owner had a car that there were no reproductions were available or if the builder wanted a sticker that was like the originals rather than the reproduction decals made today. Out of vinyl/plastic material

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

Post by badcatt » 07 Jan 2017, 03:16

Gyrhead wrote:
badcatt wrote:A little update.
Who knows how to read date codes on Mufflers? This is the one on this 71, It is a July Build date car. I believe this to be the original, but it has a D2WA part number on it.
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I looked at both ends and the pipes look like they are factory welded to the muffler. I'll get better pictures in a few weeks when I get it up on the lift.
This is what Ford calls the Quiet Tone muffler. My 71 351V and my 72 Q code both had these mufflers as part of the factory dual exhaust system. Is your car a July '70 Build or a July '71 build? If the latter, that is late in the model year, and it's possible you got a part destined for '72 Build.
Per the Marti report this one was built on July 26, 1971. Very late in the build year.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
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they are an entire banquet
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Post by badcatt » 09 Jan 2017, 16:37

A little update, I have most of the accessories added to the engine now.

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I decided not to use the 4 blade cooling fan that was originally on this, but will save it. I also decided to do a dual exhaust. Factory style parts of course. It was missing the dual diaphragm advance and assorted hardware when I got it, I am for now going to stay that way. It will be easy to add it later if wanted. I am thinking about electronic ignition but have not committed to it yet.
I will also have to repaint the air cleaner as it is not the same color as the engine.
I hope it will be warmer in the shop as I get going on the engine compartment restoration and brake job.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
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- Mark Twain -

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