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Captain Morgan

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    1973 Ford Mustang Coupe. 351C 2V. Auto. All original, been in the family since new. Originally a California car, it's never seen snow.


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    SW Florida
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  1. Thank you all for your wealth of knowledge! I’m excited to get this in running order. It’s been an uphill battle even though the car came from family in Southern California and was driven throughout it’s life. Nevertheless, as soon as I fix one thing, another goes. I feel like I’m playing whack-a-mole. 😂
  2. Thank you for the info. I’m going to be tackling this soon and my other goal is a T-5 swap, so it sounds like deleting emissions and adding the Performer Intake and 4bbl will compliment that upgrade nicely.
  3. Is it easy? I thought I remember a thread on how to accomplish this, but for the life of me I can’t find it. I would like to install an Edelbrock Performer 4 barrel/2V intake and I would love to delete the extraneous stuff. Thanks!
  4. Thanks for your reaponses. If I want to change plugs/wires and distributor, what are good ones that work well in our Cleveland motors? I have a stock 2v engine and I don’t plan on more power, just as close to original as possible.
  5. Ok, so I went out to start the car and video the symptoms. I also looked around the base of the heads and I didn’t see any evidence of coolant. The car started up fine and chugged a little bit but it seems that it’s a fueling/ignition problem because it is smoking out both sides and it’s a straight duel exhaust. Let me know what you guys/gals think. Thanks. IMG_0142.MOV
  6. Thank you for the info. I’m going to poke around tomorrow and see what I can find.
  7. The mechanic replaced the radiator hoses and filled the collant system. How would I diagnose a blown head gasket, compression check? I haven’t replaced or removed heads. I don’t think they’ve been touched since 1973. 😂
  8. Hey everyone, I just had quite a few items fixed on my '73 Coupe and it was running well until the other day. I went out to start the car and it took awhile for me to start and I had to keep my foot into the gas pedal to keep it running. When it was running, it was running rough like it was missing on some cylinders and it was puffing white smoke pretty good. As soon as I let off the gas pedal it would die. The engine would lope and vibrate quite a bit as well. I did fill up about 3/4 of the tank with 100LL avgas about two months ago but I had driven it about 50 miles or so on that fuel with no problems. The mechanic that I took it to did advance the timing a little bit more than stock and said 100LL would be good to run. It seems to me that it could be an ignition problem and I haven't ruled out fouled plugs as I know from flying general aviation aircraft that we have to burn off the deposits on plugs from time to time. Anyone have any idea what it could be? Thanks. Captain Morgan
  9. That looks incredible! That fitment is exactly what I’m going for. Thank you both! I’ll post pictures when I get them.
  10. I could go with 15x10 and 275/55r15 on the rear but the highest backspacing I can get in the particular wheel is 5”. I’m not sure if that will stick out too far.
  11. Looking at new wheels and tires. I have a 73 Coupe stock suspension now, at most might possibly go with a more modern setup in the front with coilovers down the road. I wanted to make sure that 15x8 with a 4.5” Bs will fit with 245/60r15 all around. Thanks!
  12. As the title says, I live in SW Florida and I’m in need of a good mechanic that does good work on our older cars. Any suggestions welcome. Thank you.
  13. Just an update. From what I can tell, it looks like the oil is coming from the valve cover gaskets. If this is indeed the culprit, I can live with that problem. Now my transmission... that’s another story. 🤦🏻‍♂️
  14. That is exactly my situation as well. Since I’ll have to change the gasket, I have been wanting to replace the intake manifold with an Edelbrock Performer and a 4 barrel carb. I’m going to dig into it in the next few days. I’ll let you know what I find.
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