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Boss 429 Mustang – ZL1 427 Camaro – 426 Hemi Cuda

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.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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