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About Captain Morgan

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    Mustangs are cool

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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. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Thank you for the info. I’m going to poke around tomorrow and see what I can find.
  4. 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. 😂
  5. 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 n
  6. That looks incredible! That fitment is exactly what I’m going for. Thank you both! I’ll post pictures when I get them.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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. 🤦🏻‍♂️
  11. 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.
  12. Thanks for the tips. I’ll try and take a look in the next few days. The engine has 98,000 miles on it and it hasn’t been driven often for the last 20 or so years. I am betting it’s going to need a little more work than I had hoped for.
  13. I was checking things out after a drive and found a bit of oil saturating the area around where the transmission mounts up with the engine. It's not actively dripping but it's pretty wet. Is this common for an older car or should I be budgeting new gaskets and seals? This car is newly in my custody and I'm trying to assess the problems.
  14. Brought my Stang from up north down to her new home. My kids beg me for rides everyday, which I'm ok with. 😉
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