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1970 Ford Mustang
1970 Ford Mustang

1970 Ford Mustang

In 1970 Ford replaced the 428 Cobra Jet engines with the new 429 Cobra Jet engines. The 429 Cobra Jet was rated at 370 horse power while the Super Cobra Jet had 11.3:1 compression and was rated at 375 horse power. The Mustang was slightly redesigned but the most noticeable was the change back to single headlights. They were still in the grille opening and were the outside headlights used to be there was now simulated air intakes. The taillight panel was flat instead of the concave panel used in the previous years. For 1970 the Mustang also received the 351-cid Cleveland V-8 engine.

 

 

1970 Ford Mustang Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Mustang Series
N/A 65B 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 4P $2,721 2,721 lbs 82,569
N/A 63B 2-dr Fastback Coupe - 4P $2,771 2,745 lbs 45,934
N/A 76B 2-dr Convertible - 4P $3.025 2,831 lbs 7,673
N/A 65E 2-dr Grande - 4P $2,926 2,806 lbs 13,581
N/A 65C 2-dr Mach 1 - 4P $3,271 3,240 lbs 40,970
N/A 65 2-dr Boss 302 - 4P $3,720 3,3227 lbs 6,318

Notes:

  1. Total series output was 117,358 units. Ford did not breakdown by engine or body style.

Body Type Identification

63A = 2 Dr. Fastback w/ bucket seats 65B = 2 Dr. Hardtop FLAIR w/ bucket seats
63B = 2 Dr. Fastback FLAIR 65E = 2 Dr. Hardtop w/ Bucket Seats Grande
63C = 2 Dr. Fastback Mach 1 76A = Convertible w/ bucket seats
65A = 2 Dr. Hardtop w/ bucket seats 76B = Convertible FLAIR

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Tires
Mustang 108 in 187.4 in C78 x 14/E78 x 14/F70 x 14/F70 x 15

Vin Number Decoding - 1970 Ford (All Models)

Location: stamped on top upper flange of left front fender apron. Located on top of dash visible through windshield. On lock face of left front door.
 
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1970
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
F = Dearborn, Michigan T = Metuchen, New Jersey
R = San Jose, California  
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Mustang 2 Dr Hardtop 43 = Fairlane Station Wagon (Squire)
02 = Mustang 2 Dr Fastback 46 = Fairlane Ranchero
03 = Mustang 2 Dr Convertible 47 = Fairlane Ranchero (500)
04 = Mustang 2 Dr Hardtop (Grande) 48 = Fairlane Ranchero (GT)
05 = Mustang 2 Dr Fastback (Mach 1) 49 = Fairlane Ranchero (Squire)
10 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan 51 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom)
11 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan 53 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
12 = Falcon Station Wagon 54 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Galaxie 500)
20 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Futura) 55 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (Galaxie 500)
21 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan (Futura) 56 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
23 = Falcon Station Wagon (Futura) 58 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
26 = Fairlane 2 Dr Sedan (Falcon) 60 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (XL)
27 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan (Falcon) 61 = Ford Convertible (XL)
28 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan (500) 62 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
29 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop (500) 64 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (LTD)
30 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop 66 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
31 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan 70 = Ford Station Wagon (Ranch Wagon - 6P)
32 = Fairlane 4 Dr Hardtop 71 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 6P)
33 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop (Brougham) 72 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 10P)
34 = Fairlane 4 Dr Fastback (500) 73 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire - 6P)
35 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (GT) 74 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Sedan - 10P)
36 = Fairlane 4 Dr Hardtop (Brougham) 75 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -6P)
37 = Fairlane Convertiable (GT) 76 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -10P)
38 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (Cobra) 83 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop
40 = Fairlane Station Wagon (Falcon) 84 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
41 = Fairlane Station Wagon (500) 87 = Thunderbird 4 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
42 = Fairlane Station Wagon  
Fifth Symbol - Engine
B - 6-240 M - 8-351
C - 8-429 N - 8-429
D - 8-302 P - 8-428
E - 6-240 Q - 8-428
F - 8-302 R - 8-428
G - 8-302 T - 6-200
H - 8-351 U - 6-170
J - 8-429 V - 6-240
K - 8-429 Y - 8-390
L - 6-250 Z - 8-429
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001

1970 Ford Mustang Options

Description Description
250-hp V-8 Push-Button AM Radio
300-hp V-8 AM/FM Stereo Radio
335-hp V-8 AM/8-Track Stereo
Cruise-O-Matic Transmission Center Console
4-Spd Manual Transmission Tilt-Away Steering Wheel
Power Steering Exterior Decor Group
Power Front Disc Brakes Vinyl Roof
Limited Slip Differential Wheel Covers
Chrome Styled Steel Wheels Rocker Panel Moldings
Magnum 500 Chrome Wheels  

1970 Ford Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: Last letter in the serial number. Look toward the back of the engine block on the right hand side, above the starter. You will find the casting number at this location.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
T 6-200 120 190 Cruise-O-Matic 1 BC
G 8-302 (Boss) 290 290 Not Available 4 BC
H 8-351 250 355 Not Available 2 BC
F 8-302 220 300 Not Available 2 BC
M 8-351 290 380 Not Available 4 BC
Q 8-428 (Cobra Jet) 335 362 Not Available 4 BC
Z 8-429 (Boss) 375 450 Not Available 4 BC
L 6-250 155 240 Not Available 4 BC
R 8-428 (Cobra Jet w/ Ram Air) 360 440 Not Available 4 BC

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Not Available
4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st. Not Available
4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st. Not Available
4-Speed Manual (Pinto) Not Available
C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case) Not Available
C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case) Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case) (FMX) Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case) (MX) Not Available
C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case) Not Available
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st.
6 4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st.
E 4-Speed Manual (Pinto)
U C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case)
W C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case)
X Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case) (FMX)
Y Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case) (MX)
Z C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case)

1970 Ford Axle Codes

 
 
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio
1   2.50
2 K 2.75
3 L 2.79
4 M 2.80
5   2.83
6 O 3.00
8 Q 3.20
9 R 3.25
A S 3.50
B   3.07
C   3.08
  V 3.91
  W 4.30

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Raven Black
Lucite® Code - 99L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

R - Dark Brown (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 5103L
Dulux® Code - 5103DH

B - Dark Maroon
Lucite® Code - 5095LM
Dulux® Code - 5095DM

S - Medium Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4970L
Dulux® Code - 4970D

C - Dark Ivy Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5099L
Dulux® Code - 5099D

T - Candyapple Red
Lucite® Code - 4737LH
Dulux® Code - 93-97902M

D - Bright Yellow
Lucite® Code - 5194L
Dulux® Code - 5194D

U - Grabber Orange
Lucite® Code - 5208LM
Dulux® Code - 5208DM

E - Light Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4943L
Dulux® Code - 4943D

W - Yellow
Lucite® Code - 5102L
Dulux® Code - 5102D

F - Dark Aqua Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4868LH
Dulux® Code - 4868D

X - Dark Blue
Lucite® Code - 5093LH
Dulux® Code - 5093D
G - Medium Lime Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5176LH
Dulux® Code - 5176DH
Y - Medium Bronze Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 5106LH
Dulux® Code - 5106DH

I9 - Green Stardust Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 5173L

Z - Dark Gray Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 5104L
Dulux® Code - 5104D
J - Deep Blue Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 5098LH
Dulux® Code - 5098D
Z -Grabber Green
Lucite® Code - 5206L
Dulux® Code - 5206D
J - Grabber Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5205L
Dulux® Code - 5205D
1 - Vermilion
Lucite® Code - 4602LH
Dulux® Code - 93-97249H
K - Bright Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5101LM
Dulux® Code - 5101DH
2 - New Lime
Lucite® Code - 4976L
Dulux® Code - 4976D
L - Light Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5096L
Dulux® Code - 5096D
5 - Ginger Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5177LH
Dulux® Code - 5177D
M - Wimbledon White
Lucite® Code - 4775L
Dulux® Code - 4775D
6 - Acapulco Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4857L
Dulux® Code - 4857D
N - Pastel Blue
Lucite® Code - 4950L
Dulux® Code - 4950D
7 - Medium Peppermint Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5094L
Dulux® Code - 5094D
O - Burnt Orange Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4972LM
Dulux® Code - 4972DM
8 - Morning Gold
Lucite® Code - 4969L
Dulux® Code - 4969D
O9 -Olive Stardust Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5175L
9 -Yellow (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4878LH
Dulux® Code - 4878D

P - Medium Ivy Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5107L
Dulux® Code - 5107D

59 - Medium Red Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5178LM
Dulux® Code - 5178DM

Q - Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5097L
Dulux® Code - 5097D

89 - Dark Fall Bronze Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5172LH
NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination BM on a Ford would indicate the body finished in Dark Maroon and the roof area in Wimbledon White.) Paint code for all models are shown on the plate on the rear face of the left front door.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

White
Lucite® Code - 9664L (semi-gloss)

Light Aqua Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9144LH (semi-gloss)

Light Nugget Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9514L (semi-gloss)

Medium Aqua Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9154LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Nugget Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9779L (semi-gloss)

Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9135LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Ginger Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9782L (semi-gloss)

Vermilion Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9781L (semi-gloss)

Dark Ginger Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9783LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Red Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9780LM (semi-gloss)

Medium Ivy Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9784LH (semi-gloss)

Charcoal Black Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9354LH (semi-gloss)

NOTE: To obtain a gloss comparable to the original interior finish add approximately 1 oz DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.


Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Not Available

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