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1973 Mustang
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Motorcraft 2100 2V Carburetor
Glad to be part of the great resource of this site. I have a 1973 Mustang Convertible, with a 351 Cleveland, 2 barrel carburetor. My grandfather bought the car in 1976 for my grandmother to drive. My Dad inherited the car when my grandfather died, and he passed it along to me a number of years ago. I am finally at a point where I can put more time and money into the car, and hope to find a great shop nearby to do some extensive body work and upgrades.

For now, here is an older pic of the car when it was last cleaned up, as well as some pics of my latest carburetor rebuild and fuel tank refinishing:

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Howdy and welcome from Texas! Nice looking car and a great history for you!
 

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1972 Mustang Convertible 351-2V/TKO600
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Welcome. Great looking car and nice work. Did you do the carb and tank yourself?
Good luck with the bodywork and upgrades.
 

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Daily driver is a 2018 EcoBoost coupe in Lightning Blue.
Welcome from Iowa, nice work on the tank!
 

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I have a 71 Mach 1 grabber blue and white, a 73 Mach 1 Copper and White with power sunroof and a 73 Convertible all loaded
Welcome. Car looks nice. Great to be passed down in family. Like exterior decor with a flat hood, but has the grill been replaced? Marti, more pics or original sales invoice available?
 
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My all time favorite vehicle is our 1969 Shelby GT500
Glad to be part of the great resource of this site. I have a 1973 Mustang Convertible, with a 351 Cleveland, 2 barrel carburetor. My grandfather bought the car in 1976 for my grandmother to drive. My Dad inherited the car when my grandfather died, and he passed it along to me a number of years ago. I am finally at a point where I can put more time and money into the car, and hope to find a great shop nearby to do some extensive body work and upgrades.

For now, here is an older pic of the car when it was last cleaned up, as well as some pics of my latest carburetor rebuild and fuel tank refinishing:

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Greetings! Lynda and I also have a 73 vert with a 302 2v engine. If you need any info re: wiring or emission control vacuum line routing (or anything else) just reach out. I am glad to help where I can.

Our 73 vert had three peior owners. The first owner traded it in for a new 4x4 truck soon after he purchased it. Owner two became very ill after getting it, and the vert was barn stored over 45 years. Owner 3 purchased it a few years ago and replaced the top, the tires, replaced the Dog Dish wheels and wheel covers with a set of Magnum 500 wheels, and installed dual exhaust. The vehicle has just over 21,000 original miles on it at this moment, and it is in great preserved condition. We did make some tasteful changes.

We installed Classic Air air conditioning, replaced the original radiator and cooling fan with a Champion three row radiator and dual electric cooling fans installed on a matching fan shroud, replaced the old incandescent taillight with a set of LED panels, replaced the idiot light laden instrument panel with a Dakota VHX all analog gauge unit, had the alternator rebuilt to produce more output to keep up with all the new electrical demands being put on its electrical system (was 43 amps, now over 65 amps), installed a Garmin Drive 52 GPS with a backup camera, installed a DashCam, installed a front spoiler to give it more visual "edge," and installed a full length center console where I replaced the ash tray with a fabricated Power Panel for charging phones tablets, or any other use that is appropriate.

It is a wonderful vehicle to drive. Absolutely wonderful.
 

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Joined
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Arlington, VA
My Car
1973 Mustang
Convertible
351 Cleveland engine
Motorcraft 2100 2V Carburetor
Welcome from Phoenix. The car doesn't look like it needs much in the way to body paint. What are the plans?
That's all lighting and camera angles...It needs new floor pans, new trunk panel, wheel wells, and a bunch of dings, dents, scratches, and trim. Will probably try to save up for a full disassembly and media blast to get all the metal back in order.
 
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1973 Mustang
Convertible
351 Cleveland engine
Motorcraft 2100 2V Carburetor
Welcome. Great looking car and nice work. Did you do the carb and tank yourself?
Good luck with the bodywork and upgrades.
Thanks! Yes, rebuilt the carb myself and had my dad help drop the tank so I could clean it up. The interior of the tank was in surprisingly good shape, so all I did was clean it out with some Simple Green rather than go through a whole etching and recoating process.
 
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Arlington, VA
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1973 Mustang
Convertible
351 Cleveland engine
Motorcraft 2100 2V Carburetor
Welcome. Car looks nice. Great to be passed down in family. Like exterior decor with a flat hood, but has the grill been replaced? Marti, more pics or original sales invoice available?
Thanks! As far as I know the grill has not been replaced. Is there another grill option for this year and body style?
 
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