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Mike1972Mustang

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  1. I believe putting Ram Air on a properly adjusted 2 barrel will increase the efficiency of the smaller carb but will not bring you up to what you can get with a 4 barrel double pumper. The 351 likes fuel and lots of it. If you're wanting economy your better off looking at a Pinto with small 4 banger. When I had my engine built, the intake manifold made it too tall to install the factory Ram-Air so I made my own.
  2. Thanks, I just need it to cool down the drivers seat and be able to recharge it if needed. I drive the car at least weekly and it does get hot here in Calif. I too need to redo the entire system. Mine has not been functioning since I got the car.
  3. Is there a big difference between Stage 1 & Stage 2 systems?
  4. I figured that, is there a big difference between stage 1 & stage 2 systems?
  5. That looks right for original replacement but I think I need to upgrade from the R12 system.
  6. I have a ram air setup, air cleaner and plenum for 71-73 hood with the twin scoop openings. If anyone is interested let me know and I'll send pics of the parts. When I had my engine built the rise on the intake was too tall to work and I didn't want to change manifolds so there ya are. With hind sight I wish I would have but ended up putting a blower scoop up through the hood instead. I know I spent over $600 and will sell it all really cheap, but please do it for personal use and not to resell for more $$$. I just want to pass it on to another 71-73 Mustang lover.
  7. I have a complete ram air setup that I can't use. Air Cleaner and plenum that mounts to hood & uses stock air inlets. I'll take a picture of the parts tomorrow if interested.
  8. Do you know where I can find a functional original. I was looking at Vintage Air but they don't seem to have one for 71-73's I'll call them on Monday. Since there isn't much original on mine I don't mind going with aftermarket chromed or at least polished as long as I can get it to work.
  9. Where can I find an air conditioner compressor that I can get to fit on my 72 Mach 1 with 351C
  10. My hood has that black painted area on it which is a semi-gloss finish and I have a heck of a time getting the water spots off of that area. My car is not a trailer queen, I drive her around town and to local car shows. Now that I have more than a year on the paint job I'm finding keeping that one area nice and free of spots very difficult. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  11. Mine is a 72 Mach 1fastback. I don't know what engine code she was it came from the factory with a 351 2V engine but now she has a 408 stroker motor that produces just under 600 hp. After having the engine built it wouldn't fit under the hood so I put a blower scoop on it and let her breathe from above the hood. When I had her dyno tuned and tested I had to leave the garage. They ran her up to 8000 RPM and I was expecting to see pistons come through the hood but she held together and I drive her around town regularly. There are no trailer queens in my garage.
  12. Tim, Re: Ram Air... Take measurements. If you've changed the intake manifold you probably changed the height of the carb. I changed to an Edlebrock RPM and the Ram Air system won't fit. I think an older Edlebrock Torker will work but Edlebrock doesn't offer that manifold any longer. Fortunately I'll be able to make the Ram-Air (air cleaner portion) work on a 79 Ranchero with a hood scoop and I'm leaving the part that mounts to the hood and adapting a different breathing system to the Mustang. It won't be a true sealed Ram Air system but I will be able to get fresh cool air to the carb. Tim, Re: Ram Air... Take measurements. If you've changed the intake manifold you probably changed the height of the carb. I changed to an Edlebrock RPM and the Ram Air system won't fit. I think an older Edlebrock Torker will work but Edlebrock doesn't offer that manifold any longer. Fortunately I'll be able to make the Ram-Air (air cleaner portion) work on a 79 Ranchero with a hood scoop and I'm leaving the part that mounts to the hood and adapting a different breathing system to the Mustang. It won't be a true sealed Ram Air system but I will be able to get fresh cool air to the carb.
  13. Great choice. I'm getting ready to paint mine with the Mopar 1970 Sublime paint.
  14. With the amount of work you've put in this far there's no reason to half step with the front end. Good responsive steering is kina helpful. If the control arms are in good shape then everything else can be replaced with new fairly reasonably. I replaced all ball joints, shocks. bushings and the coil springs. I never did like the way the front end of the 71-73's always set higher than the rear so I went with the one inch lower coils. Can't remember if I got them through CJ Pony or Mustangs Unlimited but I do like the way she sits now. Oh yeah.. Disc Brakes are a must. Mine came with manual drums all around so changing to Wilwood power disc was pricey but I think well worth it.
  15. You're so right. If I only would have kept 1/2 of the cars I've had. Oh well... as "ole car guys" we keep on keeping on..... It's interesting you mention 1977. I think that was the year I parked my 73 Q-code at my brother-in-laws house Lancaster, CA. High winds came and a tree blew down and crushed the 73. At that point in time I had gotten into 1/4 mile boat racing with what started out life as a 460 CI and ended up much bigger (I can't remember the specs) but I always ran the blue FORD logo on the intake scoop in a Chevy dominated marketplace. I let the 73 go to the bone yard. BIG MISTAKE! My bad. I will not repeat that mistake again!!! I still have 1 GM product in my garage (79 Corvette), it was my dad's car and although gutless, I'll keep it.
  16. I went out and got a bunch of washers and it took 6 washers which turned out to be 5/8" thick to get the wheels to clear the calipers. Everything else will clear (tires to wheel well) but not much thread left on the lug studs. I guess I could get longer studs somewhere, I'm afraid that's going to put too much extra stress on the bearings. What do you guys think? Mike
  17. I just went out and checked. It's more like 3/8" so I would have to space 1/2" to give enough clearance. I think that would be too much, don't you? Mike
  18. Ray, I'm not too surprised. I understand it also came with single exhaust yet it has a duel exhaust valance in the back. Mike
  19. From the looks of the polls more guys like them than not. They were never a Ford option though. All are aftermarket. It looks like the louvers will save on fading of seat backs tops and any coverings on the shelf behind the seat. Back in 73 my new car was a Gold/Ginger Q code Mach 1, I didn't put louvers on it and I won't be putting them on my 72 now. This however is YOUR car. You can do whatever makes your pony prance. ;)
  20. Great catch! Maybe the data plate info goes by the bucked date? hmmm. Interesting. Since no other wheel option listed but 15 inch tires listed - this car would have the 15 inch steel wheels with trim rings and caps. Ray It came to me with 14" Magnum 500 wheels. I bought 15" Mag 500's but they won't clear my new Wilwood 6 piston calipers .:huh:
  21. I like to think it's because they wanted to take their time on this one and really make it right
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