- Jun 21, 2022
- Reaction score
- Arlington, VA
- My Car
351 Cleveland engine
Motorcraft 2100 2V Carburetor
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.
Looks great! And those all sound like good upgrades. I need to start a list of upgrades and think through how to make them all happen.