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Originally posted by ramair351 ramair351 wrote:


It was ordered by a ford executive, I have the Marti and it says A plan right on it. I know the original owners name, and he worked as an engineer for ford for over 30 years. I will end up making a build thread and post more pics on it once I get my S**T together!   I am still in the middle of my 70 Torino cobra restoration when this car fell in my lap!
 
Very cool history Pete.  Does the Marti show it being optioned with Ram Air?
 
Any other goodies show up on the Marti, Rallye Equipment Option group, competition suspension, traction lok, etc? 
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Thanks for posting.  Looks like it had all the performance essentials.  Interesting the Ram Air didn't show up, which makes me believe that it was a dealer installed item.
 
Maybe you'll come across the build sheet during the tear down.
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Has anyone seen a Marti where ram air shows up?   I am not sure the build sheet has a spot for that option. We will see.
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I would think it should show up on a Marti report.  I know the build sheets have a couple of boxes that specify the air cleaner, so I would think if it's a factory install it should be reflected in those boxes.
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is that the highest level Marti ?
 
for a Ram Air / exec car I would go for the Elite or whatever they call it
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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

is that the highest level Marti ?
 
for a Ram Air / exec car I would go for the Elite or whatever they call it


The Deluxe Report is what shows all that info. The Elite option gives you the Deluxe report  plus a copy of your window sticker, door tag, and the personalized production info.

For this car, I'd have done the Elite....the window sticker should answer the question being asked here. But you can order the window sticker and the personalized production sheet separate too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-May-2016 at 2:25AM
I agree. The window sticker will show everything added to the car - both factory and dealer installed. The Marti report will not.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

I agree. The window sticker will show everything added to the car - both factory and dealer installed. The Marti report will not.
 
Joe I don't think that's correct.  The window sticker only shows what was on the car as built by the factory and does not include any dealer installed options.  It kind of makes sense, because how does the factory know what the dealer is going to install?
 
I have all the original paper work on my car, and a Marti.  My car has a couple of dealer installed options and they only show up on the original bill of sale.  They are not shown on the window stick, Marti Report, build sheet or other factory documents.  Since the car was ordered by my dad, I know that all my documents are correct as he ordered the car new and selected all the options.
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I wouldn't worry too much about reports and what it shows or won't show. Its a nice ass car and I'd simply enjoy the hell out of it.
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My conclusion is he got it at the time of sale, over the counter if you will.    Obviously has been on the car since day one. Plumbing for vac motor all looks factory too. The dealer it was purchased at, is still in Dearborn and they still really cater to the ford employee crowd. I am still trying to track down the original owners family, maybe that can shed sone light on it.
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Vince, you are probably right. I remember cars having that additional sheet for dealer installed items, but that was most likely years later.
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Well I took carpet out, seats, floor insulation, etc. not a build sheet to be found anywhere. . Damn!   
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I just completed the restoration on my 72 GTS. I was the first to disassemble this car. Even the sill plates had NEVER been removed. The first thing I did after removing the sill plates was removing the back seat which had NOTHING underneath it from the original owner and looked like it had never been removed. Next I pulled back the rear carpet, and sitting right on top of the sound/vibration material was a tally sheet of some kind showing some molding adjustments that the car needed at final QC. Thats the only item it ever found. NO BUILD SHEET ANYWHERE!Cry
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Guys, I pulled a '72 GTS Formal apart several years ago and finally found a build sheet in the front seat seatback. Since the material was toast, I cut open the seatback and found it attached to the seatback springs. You probably have one there as well.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

Guys, I pulled a '72 GTS Formal apart several years ago and finally found a build sheet in the front seat seatback. Since the material was toast, I cut open the seatback and found it attached to the seatback springs. You probably have one there as well.
That's where I found my build sheet on the 72 GTS.  Big smile
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I found my build sheet under carpet and under the passenger side of dash pad
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Originally posted by ramair351 ramair351 wrote:

My conclusion is he got it at the time of sale, over the counter if you will.    Obviously has been on the car since day one. Plumbing for vac motor all looks factory too. The dealer it was purchased at, is still in Dearborn and they still really cater to the ford employee crowd. I am still trying to track down the original owners family, maybe that can shed sone light on it.
 
That is my suspicion too, since that option should not have been available at the time this car was produced.  If that dealership still exists, any chance they might have any documentation, like a bill of sale or service records?  I am sure it's a long shot, but might be worth checking.
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it's been suggested on good authority that the factory Ram Air option was only available on a 351C-2V
 
it was an emissions issue with the 4V Cobra Jet
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I was able to finally contact original owners son, he shed some light on the ram air unit.   He said his dad bought it later and installed it around 1980q
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