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Hi All,

New guy to this forum, I have a 1973 ragtop. Almost completely restored, Just need to replace the top motor (or cylinders, not sure yet) and need a new radio. Any and all help will be great, I look forward to seeing all the cars on here.

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WOW - Extremely nice 73 ragtop!

 

Curious - Do you still have the original wheels and caps/trim rings or covers?

 

Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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WOW - Extremely nice 73 ragtop!

 

Curious - Do you still have the original wheels and caps/trim rings or covers?

 

Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

Ray

 

It had just the center covers, let me look around the garage. I don't think I do, but you never know.


WOW - Extremely nice 73 ragtop!

 

Curious - Do you still have the original wheels and caps/trim rings or covers?

 

Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

Ray

 

It had just the center covers, let me look around the garage. I don't think I do, but you never know.

 

Oops Sorry, thanks you for the nice words........

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Welcome from Denmark.. :) Good looking car.. :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... :P

Under construction!!

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Welcome from TriCities WA. I like your car.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Howdy from another 73 convertible owner. Great looking car! What's the top not doing?

 

Also, if you don't have subframe connectors, you should consider getting some.

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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Howdy from another 73 convertible owner. Great looking car! What's the top not doing?

 

Also, if you don't have subframe connectors, you should consider getting some.

 

The top is not going up/down with the switch. The motor and switch work, I think its either then lines or the cylinders. Not sure what the subframe connectors are.

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Welcome from Rhode Island

Iyman

1972 Mustang Convertable :run_horse:  [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=1507]Visit My Garage[/button]

Visit the Mustang Car Club of New England Facebook Page [button=https://www.facebook.com/MUSTANGCCNE]MCCNE FB Page[/button]

 

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Welcome from another 73 convert owner.

If you pull the back seat out, bottom and back, you can get to the hydraulic fill hole on the top motor/pump. Maybe just need fluid.

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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Welcome from SF Bay Area. I am also wrapping up a 73 vert restoration. I just wrapped up my sound system but it's a little to extreme for most of the forum members. My top hydraulic motor smokes sometimes almost like it's warming up from sitting for so long.

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Welcome from eastern Tennessee! ::welcome::

Ron

The Rickster, a 1973 Mach 1, being restored as a tribute to my brother who passed away with COVID in July 2020.

Billy, a 1976 Ford Bronco, also needs a lot of work.

El Guapo, a 1986 F150, frame-off Resto-Mod.

Also, in the queue, a 1950 Ford F1 Panel truck and 1962 Falcon Ranchero

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Welcome to the forum from Ontario Canada, nice to see another 73 vert!

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=327]Visit My Garage[/button]

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Howdy from another 73 convertible owner. Great looking car! What's the top not doing?

 

Also, if you don't have subframe connectors, you should consider getting some.

 

The top is not going up/down with the switch. The motor and switch work, I think its either then lines or the cylinders. Not sure what the subframe connectors are.

 

So you hear the top motor running but nothing moves?

 

Subframe connectors are used to strengthen the chassis. Our mustangs are 'uni body' and do not have a full frame. After a while the convertibles will start to sag a little in the middle. Subframe connectors connect the front and rear 'frames' of the car.

 

Click on 'my garage' in my sig, you can see pictures of them.

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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Welcome from northern Mississippi. Very nice "Drop Top". And of course the perfect shade of "Write Me A Ticket Red"

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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Thanks for the kind words about the car and the warm welcome. I heard you can use trans. fluid in the top motor, is that true?

 

Yes, transmission fluid is correct.

There is a little rubber tab in the motor you have to pull out to fill. Get a clean plastic squeeze bottle, it will make it much easier since than trying to fill with a funnel.

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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