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I just got myself a 72 mustang with a 351 cleveland 4v, however I'm not really a "mechanic" and I'm wondering is maintenance expensive for this car? Are parts expensive as well? Sorry it's really a broad question, but although I love classic muscle cars, I'm not really an "engine" guy...
 

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shouldn't be .Plugs /wires /cap and router is or should be about 40-50$ .Air filter/oil 5 quarts and a filter should run 20-25$ more. should be about it. Make sure the trans filter and oils been changed .It depends on what you want to do with that a full flush and filter 100$ or a filter and oil about 20-30$ in trans stuff. Last a full radiator flush is like 60$
 

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Get the manuals and some of the repair will be easy. I have several years of ford experience and find parts are reasonable and available. I still would pay a shop for any repairs that involve banging crap in my eyes. Hook up to a school and find about monitoring classes. Maintenance may seem expensive but it is saving the vehicle from expensive repair.
 

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The beauty of owning an old car is ease of maintenance, repairs, and modifications. You don't have to abide by the rules set for new cars, to a point.

Buy yourself a repair manual specifically for your car. This will give you the the information you need to do repairs and maintenance, and help give you confidence to do this yourself. Parts and maintenance generally cost much less than for newer cars, but the intervals can be more often.

A decent repair manual can be bought at an auto parts store for $20-$30. When you have questions, that's what we're here for. You are welcome to make me a contact if you like. I have fixed and modified many makes and models from the 60's to the 00's.

You got a cool car. Good luck with it!
 
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