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Mikes73

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  1. I am not saying for sure a float is the problem but I have had very low mileage new carbs have floats stick. They could also be set to high causing the carb to load with fuel big time, have ya looked at a plug or 2 yet?
  2. Sounds like you have a stuck float, try tapping on the carb body with the handle of a screwdriver to get it to free up. My vote goes float problem.
  3. To get to the power level you want to achieve you will need to look into some good cylinder heads and a cam. You wont get there with stock stuff.
  4. I remember a model kit of the blue max over 30 years ago, I think it was made by Revell, very very cool.
  5. I will look for the button when I go to pull it out. Question though, can I still pull the knob and shaft if they are stuck on the "in" position? and what would prevent the headlight switch knob from being able to pull out to turn the lights on? Thanks for your time.
  6. Coming from a guy with 3 mustangs, I would keep the caddy, it looks to be a much nicer car from the pictures of the 2 cars.
  7. Thanks again, I will check it out soon.
  8. Thanks for your time, is removal pretty involved or is it fairly straight forward?, I have a feeling this car sat for a long time before we got it and hopefully with a good cleaning the switch will be good to go.
  9. Hello folks, I am a year into restoring our 73 sportsroof and have a question about the headlight switch, it should pull out to turn the lights on right?, mine seems to be stuck. Is this a common problem with these cars and is there a fix for this problem? wd-40 etc. Thanks in advance.
  10. Cool thanks man, those look real nice, I will definately be checking into those. I just read the 8 page thread on subframe connectors and feel pretty informed now. I installed them on an 87 lx and a 95 GT and they made a big difference, thanks again.
  11. Thanks guys, Eric those look pretty beefy, do they show underneath the car when looking at it from the side?, they look like they hang a little low?
  12. Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew of a company that makes subframe connectors for the 71-73 mustang. I want to install a set on our 73 fastback. Thanks in advance.
  13. I am going to go against the grain and say go 351w based engine. I have a 351w powered foxbody mustang along with the 73 and love the low end torque the 351w makes, ultimately the decision is yours.
  14. Thanks again for the warm welcome everyone, currently we own 3 Mustangs, an explorer, a ranger 4x4 and a f350 dually. We are Ford fanatics. This is our 6th Mustang but our first classic :-}
  15. Yeah there is work to be done, but it's a project car that we bought for a grand. Side shot in link below. http://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g292/mmanns69/Snapbucket/?action=view&current=AAC28C8D.jpg
  16. Just got done welding in a repair panel under the passenger side rear set, yay! good times.
  17. That looks like a nice project car, shouldn't be that hard to get it on the road.
  18. You guys are the best, I've got some American racing 200s wheels that we are installing (14x7 front - 14x8 rear) shown in pic. To me they are a nice wheel that aren't mainstream and have an oldschool look that we are trying to achieve. The car is going to either be red or dark shadow grey metalic, not sure yet. More to come. Mike
  19. Thanks again everyone, I will post better pics next week when I get rid of the invisible tires and have the new BFG tires put on. 245's in the rear and 215's in the front. We are also ordering a fuel tank kit as the original is way to rusted out to try and use.
  20. Hello everyone, new member here with a 1973 sportsroof restoration project that was originally equiped with a 351c 2v engine, fmx auto trans, and 2.75 geared 9" rear end. This is a father/ son resto mod project that will house a 52k mile 351c 2 barrel engine, fmx trans with a shift kit, headman longtube headers and a few other goodies. We bought the car a little over year ago and have been working on it and gathering parts for it ever since. We can't wait to get it on the road but we don't want to rush it and have a sub par car when done, this car will be a cruiser so max speed and power aren't an issue yet :-} http://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g292/mmanns69/Snapbucket/?action=view&current=BC7C7B03.jpg
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