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Hello, I have a yellow 73 convertible, 351c, 2v heads, Edelbrock performer intake, 650 Holley, c-6 (converting to a T-5), 9" w/ 2.75 peg leg. I have owned the car since 1988, it is an ongoing project.

 

Thanks for starting this forum, I am looking forward to some good stuff here.[/font]

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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Hi Jeff!

 

Does your Convertible have ram air? What is driving you toward swapping the C6 out for a T5?

 

Sounds like a really nice ride.

 

BT

Do the RIGHT thing.

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Cobra,

 

Your questions in order;

 

Kinda, have the ram air hood and a borrowed ram air aircleaner from a 429 car, just have to fab the plenum from some aluminum sheet.

 

As for the trans question; Just gotta have 3 pedals, more fun to drive and with a 2.75 gear its gonna have some REAL long legs. The main purpose is a good road car that can be driven anywhere, anytime.

 

Jeff

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

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Sounds like a GREAT plan.

 

It is REALLY refreshing to see how many people in our hobby are gravitating toward driving these classics.

 

BT

Do the RIGHT thing.

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Cobra,

 

Your questions in order;

 

Kinda, have the ram air hood and a borrowed ram air aircleaner from a 429 car, just have to fab the plenum from some aluminum sheet.

 

As for the trans question; Just gotta have 3 pedals, more fun to drive and with a 2.75 gear its gonna have some REAL long legs. The main purpose is a good road car that can be driven anywhere, anytime.

 

Jeff

 

you can buy the plenum online at a few sites now a lot less trouble than making one.

Eric

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Cobra,

 

Your questions in order;

 

Kinda, have the ram air hood and a borrowed ram air aircleaner from a 429 car, just have to fab the plenum from some aluminum sheet.

 

As for the trans question; Just gotta have 3 pedals, more fun to drive and with a 2.75 gear its gonna have some REAL long legs. The main purpose is a good road car that can be driven anywhere, anytime.

 

Jeff

 

you can buy the plenum online at a few sites now a lot less trouble than making one.

Our site supporter OMS has repro plenum's ready to go!

 

http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_page.asp?itemid=2030

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A couple of issues with the available plenums. I have a 351c with a 429 air cleaner which will position the air cleaner in a different spot. If I were to buy one it would not be aluminum and fabricated by my 2 hands. I really like fabricating one off parts. I do have access to an original pleum to use as a pattern.


Sounds like a GREAT plan.

 

It is REALLY refreshing to see how many people in our hobby are gravitating toward driving these classics.

 

BT

 

It is driven frequently, convertible season here in Michigan is too short as it is. It will be driven 4 out of 5 days this week to work. I have friends in our car club who have never seen the top up. LOL

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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Another 73 convertible:) Great to see and welcome to the forum. I just joined recently also.

 

Mike

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White 1973 (351C stroked to 408, 4V, FMX) convertible with blue deluxe interior AC and power windows.

 

Mike

Irwin Pa (MCA # 52193)

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Thanks, it's nice in the short Michigan summers.

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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Welcome! It's great to see so many 73 convertible owners/fans.

 

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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Glad to see all the 73 Convertible owners coming out of the closet!

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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Coming out of the closet!???

 

Yes it is cool.

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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