Ram Air Intake

Help Support 7173Mustangs.com:

da55

Active member
Joined
Oct 11, 2019
Messages
32
Reaction score
2
Location
TEXAS
My Car
1973 Mustang Fastback 351 V8
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?

Thanks,

- A Rookie

 

kcmash

VIP Members
Joined
Sep 2, 2012
Messages
1,466
Reaction score
100
Location
Blue Springs, MO
My Car
1971 Mach 1, Grabber Blue w/Argent stripes. Original 2V 351C Auto, Tilt, rear defog, Black Comfortweave Interior. Under restoration. Original colors, 4V 351C, 4-Speed, Spoilers, Magnums, Ram Air. All Ford parts.
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.

lcmash

 
Joined
Mar 10, 2011
Messages
5,939
Reaction score
80
Location
Oklahoma
My Car
1971 Boss 351
1971 Mustang Sportsroof
1972 Q Code 4-speed conv.
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.

Ray

 

da55

Active member
Joined
Oct 11, 2019
Messages
32
Reaction score
2
Location
TEXAS
My Car
1973 Mustang Fastback 351 V8
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. 

 

da55

Active member
Joined
Oct 11, 2019
Messages
32
Reaction score
2
Location
TEXAS
My Car
1973 Mustang Fastback 351 V8
This is CJ Pony

Screenshot_20200707-093836.png

 

da55

Active member
Joined
Oct 11, 2019
Messages
32
Reaction score
2
Location
TEXAS
My Car
1973 Mustang Fastback 351 V8
This is Ohio Mustang.

Screenshot_20200707-094052.png

 

OMS

Vendors
Joined
Jul 22, 2010
Messages
4,563
Reaction score
160
Location
ohio
My Car
xxx
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

 

c9zx

VIP Members
Joined
Sep 30, 2010
Messages
5,426
Reaction score
331
Location
Mustang, OK.
My Car
1972 Mach 1 Q code
2007 GT
1969 Cougar Eliminator B302
CSX 7000 Shelby Cobra FIA
2020 Edge ST
2002 F250 V10
I'd buy from Ohio Mustang. Do a search on CJ problems and complaints. Chuck

 

rio1856

Drive it like you stole it!!!
Joined
Aug 21, 2011
Messages
347
Reaction score
115
Location
Immokalee Fl.
My Car
1972 Mach 1 Q code 351CJ 4Spd Toploader 9" rear end
I'd buy from Ohio Mustang. Do a search on CJ problems and complaints. Chuck
+1 on buying from Don at Ohio Mustang. Don will take care of you and your car needs as if you were his only customer. Excellent top shelf service all the way!!

 
Joined
Jan 7, 2015
Messages
8,032
Reaction score
489
Location
Western North Carolina
My Car
Multiple Mustangs!
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.

 

Latest posts

Top