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  1. To answer your question - mine is pretty stock. Here's a good pic:
  2. I'm running an AirGap intake with a Holley 670 Street Avenger carb. Honestly the performer mentioned above (351-2v) is perfect for the street. I had one in the garage but the AirGap came on the car so I just went with it. A little tall in a stock, non NACA hood car. Great combos with room to grow performance-wise.
  3. Plugged line or incorrect float as others mentioned. On Holley many can be adjusted externally. Open the float bowl view screws and see if its filling with fuel. It should be right at the bottom of the inspection hole. That will tell you a whole lot. This Holley video may help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKEonVeOXco This will validate if fuel is getting into the carb.
  4. That's what I am thinking. Right now I am working on plug and play programmable color dash lights to retro-fit any classic. My beta is working currently. This way if you want factory colored lights you can have them, if you want red, white, blue or any color really you can have it. I really want to create some nice, programmable led tail lights and the programming is similar to other projects I have done. Im thinking something that looks like afterburners on a jet!
  5. You are correct. If you look at my pic it is there. It came with the kit I bought. I am not sure its needed however. I saw some installs where it looks like they went around the PS pump and didn't have any top brackets at all. Its 4 bolts on the bottom so... I put it on because I had it.
  6. As luck would have it, I keep every receipt. I used a Duralast 17550 which is what Autozone showed for the car. Fit perfect. I have the cardboard from around the belt in my hand! That said, that's for use with the idler that attaches to the bracket as my car was factory air. If you are looking for the longer one to use without the idler, I am not sure. I agree with you Mister 4x4. As I mentioned my experience was lackluster for sure, however keep in mind that there is a location in TX and FL. FL is original parts, TX is the repro systems, so they have to order from the other one. While
  7. Thanks Chuck, The issue was Vapor lock to the point the car would die after a few miles in 80 degree weather. This car has AC. In the Florida heat my under hood temps were high, but operating temps are normal. To answer the next questions this generates - I replaced the Radiator, thermostat, flushed the system. Engine cooling isn't an issue. I have an all new fuel system and placed a phenolic spacer as well as a Holley heat shield and line shields and still had the issue. I tried 2 different mechanical fuel pumps. I tried both metal and rubber fuel lines from the pump to the carb. W
  8. I'm sure that's optimistic but I'm stock at the moment and not trying to be crazy. I tried the Carter which was supposed to be quiet and the whine was loud even with rubber mounts so I returned it after realizing the Holly was quieter. I think because I have a vert and the noise comes in through the trunk/top storage area. Still searching for a higher quality *QUIET* pump. I just put a new tank in. If I knew 2 months ago what I know now, I would have done an in tank pump. Now I'm too lazy to pull the tank, drain it, wash it so I dont blow something up while cutting, and spend $200+ . I though
  9. I ended up ordering a professional advance Timing Light and the MSD sprint/bushing kit. I went with the Blue spacer and a Light Silver and Blue spring with is just a little higher than 2 silvers. Interestingly I had to create a tool to be able to change the spacer without removing the dizzy - tough to get that nut on otherwise. Set about 12 degrees initial. I haven't taken her out but I definitely saw improvement in the garage (Smoother/faster rev). Will get her out tomorrow morning. Readjusted the Holley as well. I went from 42 plugs to 45, that seemed to help too. Ordered new 10.5mm wires t
  10. This thread is interesting. I'm making different all kinds of parts including professional quality lighting and I had considered making custom LED Tail lights. I can do my own creation, fabrication and programming. I was thinking about making up something like this to f it my 73 Vert markers. I can program them to change to blinkers, etc. Too modern?
  11. After a lot of research I pulled the trigger on a Comp Cams 268H to wake up my sleepy pony. Turns out I had a 260H on the shelf but after talking to Comp Cams, Summit, My buddy at a BIG local speed shop and the internet, this seems like the best choice for general driving duties. The guy from Comp had a couple 351C Cars and this was his recommendation for my use/setup! Just thought someone else might find this useful!
  12. I bought my 73 about 2.5 months ago. When I was shopping there was a 73 coupe with Mach 1 stripes and NACA hood that he has priced at $9000. I told him I was interested but wasnt quite there on the cash. He told me it was priced there because it was a rare Mach1. I laughed and bought another car - way better deal as its a convertible and unmolested and I paid less than his $9k. His car is still for sale. He's also a dealer.
  13. Awesome. I have an eddy performer f351 2v sitting in the garage. Maybe I'll swap this weekend and see how it goes if I can get gaskets. I looked at the cam I have on the shelf, looks like a Comp Cams 260/260. Thought about stuffing that in as well since its just sitting there. Trying to source a 9 inch rear that I can get some better gears in. 3.10 maybe
  14. Getting ready to replace the top on my 73. My first convertible. I'm thinking about going with canvas vs vinyl. I like EZ-on but having trouble finding their tops. Open to any recommendations for brands and materials. Vinyl vs Canvas? I've scoured the web and lots of references, however I'm curious to hear from my Mustang brethren since our cars are unique! Thanks in advance - all opinions welcome.
  15. Thanks c9zx. Ordering that spring kit now. Any recommendations on the right springs and spacer?
  16. Its not the drain you need to clean, its the inside of the evaporator to remove any oil, metal shavings, etc. You can buy this at any local parts store - https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/interdynamics-certified-a-c-pro-power-clean-flush-1.06-lbs.-ca-compliant-ca-1/7010021-p?product_channel=local&store=9511&adtype=pla&product_channel=local&store_code=9511&gclid=CjwKCAjw88v3BRBFEiwApwLevTL6Wu5ll4MzLyZ7L4dwm4O_PssOVEeYvPNP9xWN6sEjq5M_2VSu_xoCtUQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Remove your expansion valve and run this through. It has a rubber nozzle you just press
  17. Its basically the same thing, except from original air. And I went cheap and then wanted to change more parts costing me more than the $800. Mine was CAA. I had no trouble doing it in a day. Clean your evaporator with that expensive cleaner from any auto parts store and vacuum it for an hour before filling. Weight your refrigerant at whatever they tell you and you will be fine. Let me know if you have questions.
  18. Thanks jpaz, good advice. I'm curious about the carb comment. Yes I spent a bunch but I'm open to suggestions if something is better. At some point I'm going to test the BG Demon just because I'm curious and know its like new. Just for reference, running: Edelbrock RPM AirGap intake MSD 8350 Ready to Run Dizzy Accel Coil Honestly when I build the other motor, I'll also swap to a C6 or AOD. Thats what I did in my last 73. A fresh built C6 only cost me $1100 with torque converter. My thought is to keep the original motor original bagged in the garage in case I ever want it
  19. I thought about this too - I have a MSD with a rev limiter but the OP had a Pertronix. Unless that unit is bad somehow. I ran one in another car without problems but a failing unit could cause it. I am really curios about the solution to this one. I do a lot of really techie stuff and I have to solve a mystery!
  20. I did it myself. The only original part is the evaporator. They tell me they are better quality than anything modern if you can reuse yours. That came from the CAA techs. Years back I started playing with AC (Compressor changes, Flushes, etc). This was my first full system. Pretty smooth however: I live in the Tampa Area not for from Classic Auto Air. I even drove over there to get parts and talked to the guys. I'm pretty easy going and getting help was difficult. I ended up chasing parts. Short version, I placed an order from them for pickup and almost a week later they couldn't full it.
  21. I just finished my AC in my Vert - Ice Cold. I didn't replace anything under the dash (Except the blower motor because it was noisy). I just replaced the items under the hood and retained the factory under-dash gear - but my car was factory AC. I'm guessing you bought the full kit?
  22. I do have one other idea based on something new mentioned - You have the operational ram air. Have you tried running without that, maybe put on a open air filter? I saw you tested it, but perhaps the issue isn't fuel starvation but maybe there's some vacuum issue under load that is allowing all the flaps to close and its starving for air under power. Maybe a failed or disconnected vacuum canister. The FMX has nothing electronic in it, its just a big hydraulic pump. Failure = not shifting or slipping. Anything that would limit rpms at this level would make horrific noise. I even tried a
  23. I ended up using a Holley Mighty Might like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Holley-12-426-Mighty-Might-Electric/dp/B00JS18DXS/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=holley+mighty+pump&qid=1592743149&sr=8-1 The Mighty Might sometimes is silent and other times it sounds like a jackhammer. I think its louder when less fuel is consumed and the pressure is higher like at start up. But honestly sometimes I dont hear it and other times I do. Was overall better than the Holleys or Carters and just $50. I tried the Carter which seemed to have a reputation as the quietest but I couldn'
  24. What DonC said. Mounted mine to the rear frame rail with a rubber bushing. on the outside as the exhaust runs inside. My biggest complaint is the noise. I tried several and the Holley was the quietest. You'd think they could make a quiet pump. 😞
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