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  1. Just did my 73 4v with a blue thunder with ram air. Had to make mods to the air clearer so the distributor would tuck in right.
  2. Made this jig with the hole saw, (2) 3/4 pieces of plywood and taped till it fit snug. Added the wood screw to keep it falling into the hole and as an index. Awesome tips here. All that's left to do it the adjustments like Jeff originally stated. Many thanks.
  3. Use the hole saw to cut a core from some 1/2 - 3/4 plywood. Wrap tape around the plywood core until it fits securely in the factory hole. Since you already have the center hole drilled in the core, use that to locate the initial drill hole in the hood. If you try to tape the hole saw itself, the tape will tear and create a wad, which could offset the center. I like this idea alot! Thank you so much. :goodpost:
  4. I'm sitting on a pair of these too. I've even bought a brand new 3 inch hole saw, LOL. Could ya post a pick of the bottom brackets if you get a chance? The 3 inch hole saw does still leave about a half inch around the under hood hole. It's centering that has me scared. Thinking of loading up the hole saw with electrical tape so it just fits the opening and is centered. Open for ideas here. :-)
  5. Dude thanks so much for this build thread. I had seen this mod you did before but forgot what page so I started scrolling through to find it. This build thread is like the go-to for a 73. Many thanks. :-) pix image
  6. Here's a 72. Be patient and get exactly what ya want. Took me 3 months at least. http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/atlanta/1972/ford/mustang-S67.html
  7. Works fine last a long time. Got new rear KYB's yesterday too. Thanks for the post search that showed how to remove the rear fold down. Pony up yall. Happy Friday.
  8. Anyone got a solution to this? The EGR spacer will need to come off so the hood will close. I could tap and plug the hole but its going to leave this gap where the valley is in the manifold/ Currently fabricating one out of steel but its a real pain in the butt.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZkvC55BsJM
  10. I put some KYB front shocks on right away when I took delivery cause the bushings were torn up. I was looking at these but can't find where they say if they will fit, how much they are? http://www.kyb.com/products/agx/ I found these on Summit. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mon-58539st/applications/year/1973/make/ford/model/mustang?ibanner=SREPD2 It does say they fit, and I kinda like they way they look and price. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Cole
  11. Cool beans, now I know exactly what it will look like. Mine's a 73 v4 stock carb and manifold. Thanks Bro!
  12. I do appreciate all the info, and the sale price. Should be week after I get started on it. I'll take pics on the install. I always say that and then get all busy. Looks like a little trail and error involved. This is a spare 4v manifold I have, not sure of the year. I'll possibly need taps for these two holes. Just wanna make sure I take all the right tools up to my buddies shop.
  13. So I did install it last winter. The EGR hole had already been tapped and plugged. I just removed the EGR and remounted the carb. All good! Thanks Matt. And thanks to Ohio Mustang. Order sent. :-)
  14. I know this is an old post was there ever a solution? The EGR spacer will have to be removed (searched tons here). Will there need to be a gasket for heat and to cover up the EGR hole mentioned in the manifold? Probably gonna pop this as my next major upgrade. I know no HP from this. But it looks so freaking cool!!!
  15. Thanks yall. Air shocks are the next thing to go. Need to research a little and find how and what part of the fold down seat needs to come out. :-)
  16. It just happened. My brother had a 72 mach and wanted a gold TA. I sold the VW bug and got his 72. Overnight I was cool. LOL
  17. It wasn't too bad. Getting the heat shield off the passenger side manifold seemed to take forever. I ended up cutting it. Did have to undo some of the steering on the drivers side to get that one to slide in. Jack her up high to get a better angle. No dent's or mods to the headers. One of the bolts provided on the drivers side wouldnt go end. The bend of the tube prevented it. Subbed a stainless steel regular bolt worked fine. We used the bend cards for a 72 boss over the axle part. It worked great even though the pipe was 2.25 inch, a little larger. Like the way the back dropped out. I really wanted to weld some nuts to the back of the flowmasters so that hanger would bolt up but that first bend over the axel would have been close to 90. I'll come back at some point and forge a bent rod with flattened ends to bolt into the holes on the support bracket. Rear shocks are probably my next upgrade. Have a great day yall. Oh sounds cool. Love it. Hooker Comp, flowmaster 40's 2.25 pipe, 73 Q code, 4 speed, PS, PB no air.
  18. Thanks guys. So appreciate the help. Should get this done next week. I'll try and do a before and after sound check. :-)
  19. Ordered some Hooker Comp and Flowmasters. Do you just cap the fitting on the air cleaner that has a hose to the exhaust manifold? How have yall done the cap, Fabricated something?
  20. Know this post is a couple years old but just wanted to say thanks for sharing. Ordered mine yesterday.
  21. Southern Armature B'ham did a good job rebuilding this. About the only time I have to put it back on is when the lil one is asleep and the car is right below her bedroom. Nah, man Monday is good. LMAO School starts back and I'll have plenty of time. These guys only do alternators, starters and radiators. Been in business ??? well my dad said he used them when he was a young man. They polished the casing, new housing bolts, either thats a new shaft or it was polished.
  22. I dropped it off this morning. After seeing a couple rebuilt ones on their counter that looked brand new I asked the guy if it was going to look like them.... "Yep". Well heck yea man. I can live with 70 bucks and looks good. Thanks yall. Have a great weekend. :-)
  23. Having the alternator reworked on the 73. I have decided to keep the car as original as possible. Was thinking about seeing if they can powder coat the shell or maybe even chrome. Does this take away from the originality if I put her in a show later. $70 bucks to have it rebuilt, looks like a chrome one new is $200 on line. If I could get it fixed and finished around that cost I'd be happy, especially if has more eye appeal. Opinions please. Thanks
  24. ANIMALS too. David you don't know if the original door speakers are 4 or 8 ohm do you. The bluetooth amp I installed runs hot as a firecracker when I put them inline. Rear box speakers 4 ohm are ok. Amp is 4 ohm. I have original wiring and boots. Right now I just have them disconnected from the amp till I get more info. If someone still had an 8track recorder it might be helpful to get these tapes in an audio file so reproductions could be made. I'd loan my 73 tape out for the cause as long as it came back. :-)
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