1976 Ford Mustang II Mach 1 Hatchback - Two For The Show
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Quote:Dick Stokes has a teddy-bear persona, yet he clearly is all business-a nice guy committed to the art of the deal. He's a sales executive attuned to the belief you don't get what you earn-you get what you negotiate. And this '76 Mustang II Mach 1 hatchback is all about negotiation, proving why it's a better Mustang than the more popular classics.

The Mustang II is the no-respect Pony that enthusiasts like to pick on. But did you know the Mustang II has a lot of penthouse engineering refinements that make it a better car than its '65-'73 ancestors?

Ford set out to build a betterMustang when it developed the '74-'78 Mustang II. Ford President Lee Iacocca wanted to get the Mustang back to its original size, with nice refinements designed to attract new buyers and lure back old ones. So, Ford worked on the wheelbase, the body, cleaner-burning engines, elegance, and something new in the auto industry then-noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH).

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The Details
'76 Mustang II Hatchback
Owner: Dick Stokes, Eugene, OR

Engine
302ci small-block V-8
4.030-inch bore, 3.000-inch stroke
Cast 2M crankshaft
Forged C8OE I-beam connecting rods
Forged 4.030-inch flattop Speed-Pro pistons
Edelbrock Performer 289 dual-plane manifold
Edelbrock 600-cfm 4V carburetor
Ford Duraspark ignition
Ford Racing 8mm ignition wires

Transmission
C4 three-speed automatic

Rearend
8-inch
3.00 gears

Exhaust
Hedman headers
Custom dual exhaust

Suspension
Front: Stock Mustang II, gas shocks
Rear: Stock Mustang II, gas shocks

Brakes
Front:Stock single-piston disc
Rear: Stock drum

Wheels
Front: Custom chrome steel, 14 x 6-inch
Rear: Custom chrome steel, 14 x 6-inch

Tires
Front: Cooper radial GT, 70-series
Rear: Cooper radial GT, 70-series

Interior
Custom upholstery using '04 Mustang GT bucket seats, DVD system with sunvisor-mounted monitors, sound system with a full complement of speakers, Grant GT steering wheel

Exterior
DuPont Abyss Blue Pearl Basecoat/clearcoat, white LeMans stripes, King Cobra body bolt-ons



Information from: http://www.mustangandfords.com/featuredv...index.html
1970 Mustang Mach 1 351 4V 4-Speed Calypso Coral Purchased Aug 13th 98
2004 Mustang Mach 1 4.6 DOHC 5-Speed Competition Orange Purchased Sept 24th 08
2012 Mustang Boss 302 5.0 DOHC 6-Speed Race Red Purchased June 10th 13


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Check out my Mach's & Collection at:
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Matt K.
Kingston, Ont.

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I am always amazed when I read and re-read the statistics for these hidden Mustangs and Mach 1's that all the numbers could be so right and yet they just do not grab my attention or desire.

I would buy one and I would drive it but they just do not hold much interest for me. Something akin to the Bronco II. Again the numbers are right in almost every aspect (from a four wheeler perspective) but I would take a early Bronco or the Big Bronco (after all I am a 71-73 Mach 1 owner) everyday over the Bronco II.

Maybe someday I will come across a little Mustang II coupe, find an EFI turbo four and a five speed combo to put in it and drive the ultimate sleeper.

Their day is coming and we will all wallow in our remorse that we did not grab that one so easily within our reach when no one cared! Now where did I see that one the other day?
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Southern Arizona
Current Mustangs:
1973 Mach 1

1971 Mustang Grande
1965 Mustang
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There are some sharp looking Mustang II's out there including the Mach 1's. They were kind of fun to drive. The old girlfriend I bought my 73 convertible from bought a 74 Mustang II hatchback to replace it. It was a fun car at the time.
Northern Virginia
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Mike AKA "Rare Pony"  & "Ole Pony"

We'll Be Friends Until We Are Old and Senile. Then We'll Be NEW Friends!

Current stable: 73 Mustang Convertible 250 CID Auto (owned since 1974), 04 Oxford White Mach 1, 4.6, Auto
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