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Would anyone care to opine on what to look for in a 71 250C? I am reasonably coherent when it comes to the obvious stuff like crummy body work and leaks etc so I'd like to know of any achilles issues with this model.
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They are great cars - I have owned four.

1.Make sure the heater blower works. Huge job to replace.

2. If there is any valve noise, pull the valve cover and inspect the rockers and cam lobes carefully.

3. The Zenith carburetors can be troublesome. Indication is a rough idle or it won't idle, or if it backfires.

4. The door windows are really heavy, no back channel to support them, so the regulators can give out.

5. Lift mats and look at cabin and trunk floors for rust.

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