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post #16 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 08:36 PM
 
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LOL....hate to burst your bubble, but you are full of sh!t.
Just because it was a "Grabber", its did'nt get any performance above and beyond a regular Maverick.

9" inch rear??, no way....not from the factory only 8" inchers were offered.
302 motor?? yeah, but NOT with a 4 barrel carb from the factory.

Duals?? NOT!! single exhaust ONLY from the factory!! and they would not use an aftermarket "Thrush" muffler from the factory either, it would be a stock Ford muffler.
It would also have catilytic convertor under it.
Your Maverick Grabber would be equipped with a 302 2V, single exhaust with 8" inch open differential with either 2.79 or 3.00 gearing.
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post #17 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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weeeeelllllllll.....i think you have encountered wrong info...i have the car dude...you dont...i know what it has, and what it didnt have...we had the car since new, no aftermarket upgrades...for all i know, the car may have been a special order....must have had something good tho, because it was stolen the first year we had it, and the engine and tranny were stolen, and ford replaced the works under warranty...so dont tell me what my car has and doesnt have...
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On 2007-01-15 19:44, newwaterfordboy wrote:
been there dude...thanks tho...not one 75 grabber on there
Well thanks Torino for confirming that the Grabber had a 302
And to the proud owner of this Grabber in question... If you return to the link I posted before, look for the tab that says "Maverick & Comet Information Archive" put your cursor on it and click it then on the next page look for the tab that says "Grabber GT Archives" put your cursor on it click then look for year. I think you said you could not find a 1975 and have been looking for two years. Hummmm. Put the cursor on "1975" click it and if that ain't a 1975 Grabber I not my Mothers child.
Dude I was just trying to help out and I was on your side? I can find 1975 Grabbers all day long online, I fail to see what the deal is? Maybe yours is not a '75?
I'm done with this
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On 2007-01-15 20:48, newwaterfordboy wrote:
weeeeelllllllll.....i think you have encountered wrong info...i have the car dude...you dont...i know what it has, and what it didnt have...we had the car since new, no aftermarket upgrades...for all i know, the car may have been a special order....must have had something good tho, because it was stolen the first year we had it, and the engine and tranny were stolen, and ford replaced the works under warranty...so dont tell me what my car has and doesnt have...
Oh, so now the story changes!! tell me why Ford would warranty a stolen engine. They only warranty something if its still present to be inspected by their mechanics.

Sorry, but engine theft is not covered under the powertrain warranty.
And a 1975 302 powered ANYTHING would not come with a 4 barrel carburetor from Ford.
The only year a regular 302 had a 4 barrel on it was 1968.
Otherwise, Boss 302's had them in 69 and 70.
No other 302's from the factory had a 4 barrel carb on them through the remainder of the 70's.
And I suppose you'll be telling us it was a "rare" Boss 302 powered 1975 Maverick Grabber, right??


Why dont you post a few pics of the car on here, and show us the special paperwork you claim to have on it??
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I have some chrome factory pistons for that engine if you ever need a set. That and a set of NOS factory airbrakes that go in place of the rear drum brakes.
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i'm not a hundred percent sure, but i think we have the airbrake set up as well...not sure if it was ever put on or not, but i had seen it in the box about 20 yrs ago...
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Listen folks, This guy may be confused about the 9" rear, I mean there is no diffrence in the 8 and 9 visibly... He may be confused about the Air Brakes... (likely Air Shocks)... And, he may be confused about the 4V on it. (Ford did not make a 302 4V after 1971)

BUT!

MY 1971 Maverick 302 2V C-4 8" rear that I owned from 1983 to 1985 (The first car I ever bought with my own money) Was WHOOPED every weekend by a 1971 Maverick Grabber with a 302 BOSS and a 4V on it. I swear to God! Honest Injun!

It was that Beautiful Blue they had then, it had the Air Grabber hood, Rear Traction Bars, Giant 60 series 15" slick looking street tires, little 14" pizza tires on the front, even the hood pins looked good on it.

I raced him outside the town of Cleveland Utah every time I drove past if he was outside washing it. It was brilliant! It was a BOSS and it was a Grabber, and it was a 4V, and it kicked my ass lots!


The stranges thing is the kid and his father bought the car from FORD with the BOSS in it!
Special order maybe?

By 1975 the only boss out there was Boss Hog on re-runs of the Dukes of Hazzard....


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Holly Molly, Batman, Cleveland Utah? Were you stationed at Hill or from that neck of the woods? Now I do know that some Ford dealerships did some funny things and called it Ford. If they hadn't the 68 428CJ Stang would have never been born. I knew a guy up at Whidbey Is. Wash. back in 74 that had a 63 Falcon with a Boss 302. He paid $50 bucks for it, brand new in the crate, when a woman sold it out from under her ex's stuff. I'd killed her personally. But it was a screamer and it looked factory. Many of the things we seen back then we didn't know what they were and what had been done to them and called "factory". After all Ford did put the early GT40s on the street to.
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I lived there on and off all my life... Grand parents formed the town of Elmo back in the early 1800's... Been living between Washington state to Utah all my life... Stationed at Ft. Douglas, in 85 to 87 as a navy reservist... Active duty from 88 to 99 Nearly retired too but got tired of the BS and failed to see how easy I actualy had it...

I'll bet the Mav was a special order, not like the motor wasn't available in 71
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I lived in Central Utah for along time and was station in Wash, Navy retired.
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I lived in Wa for 16 years spending my summers in central Utah

Not retired Navy but did do 13 years in it. the wife it the Navy powerhouse now.
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My parents had a Comet (Mav Merc) with a 302. 2 barrel carb and the thing screamed for a stock car.
Dad put a For Sale sign on it and drove to the corner and a guy pulled him over and bought it. Thats a fast sell.
Always wondered what happened to that car.
Actually would like to get it back.

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post #28 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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i bought a 75 grabber to build a drag car out of. it had the "hi-po" 122hp 302 2v with a c4 3spd auto with the 3:00.1 rear gears in the 8inch housing. from the factory it was the fastest maverick you could get period. course when i was done with it it had a stroked 351w with a art car c4 with 4:11's. wish i never got rid of it. oh and you could get a grabber all the way through 77. cause i'm still trying to get our neighbor to sell her 77 grabber , its mint!
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My brother bought a 72 Grabber, 302 2V, C4 all they offered according to the Ford dealer. I had bought a 72 GT CJ a few months prior. I had to cosign for him and I think my mother had to make most of the payments. He had just been drafted six years after I was. I made it a career of 22 years. He did his two and got the 'H' out. According to him, his Maverick was a piece of bad luck.

"Tell it like it is or don't tell it at all" 1964 Falcon 2dr HT, 347V8 4V, dual exhaust, 5sp, pwr assist R&P steering, AM radio, heater with defrost and 2sp fan, electric windshield wipers, cigar lighter, dlx light group, bucket seats, console and full carpet.
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I think I had the fastest stock Maverick. 1972 Grabber, 302 2bbl, 3 on the floor, 3.00 open, buckets, not power anything, not even a radio. Whomever ordered it new I think was planning on using it as a drag car, who knows?

Anyway, with some tuning (still with the stock Magnum 500s, 14 inch rims and single exhaust) I managed to get it to run a 15.65. With 80K odd miles on it (at the time).

The same car with a 351CJ and 4 speed from a Torino ran deep 13s... and never did lose the 8"er. Nowadays I'm thinking it was worth more stock.

Too bad I missed this post in January.

For the record (surprised nobody brought this up) the Maverick didn't get a 302 UNTIL 1972, the Comet got it in 1971 (when they introduced it). All the grabber package is, was trim (well, hood, rear spoiler on the early ones). Kind of like the Free Wheelin' trucks and Broncos.

Buddy had a slick (76 I think) a few years ago that looked dead factory. Somebody put a old cast iron 289 intake on it, a SROD (3 speed overdrive) and I think 3.55 gears with a traction-lock in the 8". Had power windows and stuff in it (likely from a Granada) but whomever did it, did it right. Again, looked like something right from Ford. That car fooled quite a few people at shows.

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