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Just found forum the other night.

Welcome to share my EFI swap with people and my hydraulic clutch conversion .

More details on my car to follow

 

 Welcome from close by, SW Ontario.

I'd like to hear about your hydraulic clutch set-up although my car is and needs to be close to original, so might not be something I'd actually do, but..............!

Geoff.

Geoff.

 I learn something new every day!

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Welcome to the site from Virginia! Looking forward to hearing more and seeing pictures.

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 TriCities WA.

-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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Welcome from Iowa.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Greeting from Tucson, AZ!!!!

EFI swap?  Cool.

Thanks

 

Tim

Tucson, Az

1973 SportsRoof

351C bored .040

Crank .020  and Stock cam

Flattop pistons

Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE

Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

 

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Ok thanks, I did not expect so much activity off the get go, long used to the 2nd fiddle lost brother 71-3 Mustang treatment....

 

Hydraulic clutch - quite custom - 1st major thing is to replace the 11" booster with a 71/2" DUAL diaphragm booster from a fox mustang with one of the studs relocated on its housing.

this allowed me to install a CNC brakes master cylinder INLINE with the stock clutch pedal.

I did needle bearing clutch pedal bearing at the time, result is a really well working light effort clutch - used the CNC brakes slave on my T5. effort is less than my 5Spd thunderbird SC, and has worked flawlessly for several 5+ years now.

 

My EFI swap donor was a 92 Thunderbird 5.0L, I refreshed the engine - disassemble - no machining, physically it bolted in, and the thunderbird factory headers fit perfectly like they were made to fit around the steering box. put a nice oval hole in the dash so the EEC sits above the glove box.

Used the thunderbird harness and worked out everything on my work bench.

Used an inline EFI fuel pump pulling from the regular tank pickup, mounted on a bracket in front of the gastank - this does pull air when below 1/4 tank but manageable.

Fuel Pump relay and inertia switch is in the trunk

Used plastic modern fuel lines routed up passenger side and protected along the way.

Moved the battery to the trunk so I had room for cone filter/MAF.

Running Thunderbird SC electric fan - switched crudely by a temperature sender, not the EEC (yet), and a panic high on fan switch under the steering column for driver operation.

This runs very very well and I have NEVER regretted the swap, pays dividends in torque.

Other tid bits:

94' tan leather seats and rear seat custom covered to match 94' style (only drawback here is the 94 seat backs are thicker so you loose rear seat room.

Flexaform composite rear springs

torque thrust wheels

aluminum flywheel

typical custom exhaust - but not happy with drone around 2400rpm

1" front springs drop

frame connectors (were required following EFI swap due to torque twist chipping door jams)

Added 3point inertia front seat belts

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Sounds cool. Sharp car. Would like to see some pics under the hood.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Welcome to the forum. Nice to see someone else from Ontario with a 71 convertible.

 

May see you out on the roads.

Special K

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Hi from Phoenix. I read the details. First, a lot more love on this board for our years. ;)

 

The engine swap sounds great. Not surprized you had to stiffen the chassis. When you get a chance maybe do a write up on the swap with some pics in a build thread. It's interesting the exhaust manifolds worked with no mods, that could be valuable to someone looking to do a similar swap.

 

You will find a nice home here.

'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! :-)

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Welcome from another convertible guy!

 

I hope you enjoy the site

[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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just a quick picture under the hood.

Yes some unfinshed things like the power distribution front PS corner and the clutch cylinder resevoir, and fuse box mounting.....but has been 100% operational for a long long time.

Will try to accumulate notes and details on the swap, btu really busy right now.

The aluminum cowel support braces are not REQUIRED, but make life much easier under the hood on these cars

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Welcome from Denmark Northern Part of Europe 🇩🇰[WINKING FACE][THUMBS UP SIGN] Regards Lars DK73

 

Sendt fra min F8331 med Tapatalk

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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