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Hey yall,

My 73 had its hood cut out, im trying to get it to its "original" form. I have a 73 Fastback, 351 Cleveland 2v Carb. I want to know what kind of hood yall recommend, from CJ Pony or Ohio Mustang? 

Also, i want to put in the functional Ram Air Intake kit that is sold also on CJ and Ohio. Do yall have a recommendation on which?

Third, but not least, swapping over to the Ram Air Intake, i have read that the 2 barrel carb is meant for the Ram Intake, because the 4 barrel, if i were to swap it, will need extra parts/more complicated. Any clue on this?

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You have some mis information there.

1) As far as where to buy the parts from, a lot of people here will tell you OMS as they are good site supporters.  I have no experience there as I have original Ford Parts for mine

2) With regards to 2 barrel versus 4 barrel, there is no difference when using a stock intake setup or a non high rise intake.  So to support this, it is a fact that a factory Ram -Air system from a Boss 351(4 Barrel) will drop right onto a 2 Barrel Cleveland.  So the stories you have hear about a 4 Barrel needing a special setup, they must be referring to a high rise intake of some sort.

There are different Air Cleaners for the 429 Ram Air cars versus the 351 Cars, other thatn that, they are all the same pieces.

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Just how 'original' do you want to be for your car?  Unless you see the RAM AIR option on your window sticker and/or Marti report,  even the non functional RAM AIR hood with block-off plates would not be original to your car.  It would have come with a standard flat hood.  Just FYI.

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Yes, it would not be original to my car. But i love the functional aspect of the air intake/hood scoop so im okay with letting that one go. 

 

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This is Ohio Mustang.

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Mine has both filters and all the hardware 639   no tax

No inflated prices then put things on sale from OMS

CJ is a big conglomerate and has to charge sales tax 

 dynacorn hood  I am 340.00 ... they are reg  429 ...sale 308 + tax

 
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Ok one thing this very unclear. The 73 mounting surface on the carburetor for the air cleaner housing is different. It is about 1" closer to the hood than 71 & 72 due to EGR plate and different engine mounts. The air cleaner box on a 73 is different. The repo units are made to which dimension???? If you put a 71 -72 on a 73 it has to compress the rubber seal an additional 1" or bow the hood up. You need to do some more research before you buy.

 

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