I always enjoy picking you some old auto related documents and see what we being said at the time. Steve Marek was good enough to provide us with some of the old Speedway Ford and Mercury newsletters. Obviously, these are directed at the Blue Oval crowd but I think most of you will find these interesting as well. They were published in 1982 and any statistics on information included in them was from that time frame.
The following page includes some statistics and data from the Boss 429 Registry as of June 1982. I am sure there is much more current data available today and corrections may have been made but the information is entertaining.
This fact on the Autolite/Motorcraft change is one that I had forgotten all about. It certainly does make “Factory Correct” for vintage F
The overly debated question of what was the best Muscle Car will never be answered because no two were exactly alike and no two people will likely have the same exact criteria on which to make the comparison. This page from the Speeway newsletter provides a brief overview of the 1969 ZL1 427 Camaro, 1969 Boss 429 Mustang and the 1970 426 Hemi Cuda.