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I just put on an NPD ram air setup, followed the directions in an old mustang monthly magazine, everything looks the same as what they did.

when I compare it to a pic of a factory ram air setup from a1972 mustang test in an old magazine, which showed an engine pic, it isn't the same.

I was under the impression this was a factory correct replacement.

is it really just a functional replacement but not meant to be a factory correct replacement?

thanks.

Thomas Hanson

 

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I just put on an NPD ram air setup, followed the directions in an old mustang monthly magazine, everything looks the same as what they did.

when I compare it to a pic of a factory ram air setup from a1972 mustang test in an old magazine, which showed an engine pic, it isn't the same.

I was under the impression this was a factory correct replacement.

is it really just a functional replacement but not meant to be a factory correct replacement?

thanks.

Thomas Hanson
Its hard to help without a more detailed description, or better yet some pictures.  Can you post a picture of yours. 

 

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NPD is pretty good about describing concours parts in their catalogs.  If they don't mention it, the part is most likely a functional reproduction, not a "factory original" part.  There are a lot of reasons for this.  First, anything that had a Ford or Ford owned logo on it (think Ford, FoMoCo, Autolite, Motorcraft, etc.) cannot be reproduced and sold without Ford licensing approval.  This approval process is expensive, and Ford takes a not small cut of your sales prices.  Another reason is that some parts have applications across brands, so from a producer standpoint it's cost effective to make an unbranded functional equivalent that can be sold into multiple applications.  Think Rock Auto. 

That said, some photos of the areas of concern would help us figure out the issue.

 
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I'm not sure what improvement it provides. ....and I know I'm probably doing a moon  :help: at the minister in church on a Sunday saying this... but performance wise, I've had both ... it seems like a lot of effort for what feels like status or 1% increase in advantage to the carb...to me it was over complication with more drawbacks than benefit.

 
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First pic is of mine (and mustang monthly) install, second pic is 1972 factory. Notice how on mine the ram air seal sits way up on the housing and on the factory one it sits almost even withe the top lip of the housing. 

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It looks like the seal isn't installed correctly in the B&W photo, look at the front of the filter housing relative to the AC hose bracket.

Here is a pic from my stash stolen from Ebay or other source of a late 71 M-code with AC, I don't see any glaring non-stock parts here:

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Yeah - the aftermarket seals are inside out.  Once you fix that they fit well.

 

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I have a 73 Vert with a 351C 2v (h-code) with a factory ram air and an aftermarket rubber seal. Also two Ram Air Diagrams. For 1973 Ram Air, I have seen conflicting information about the presence of the fresh air duct on ram air cars  sold outside the state of California. 1972 and 73 ram air cars sold in California cars did have the fresh air duct.

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Ram Air Cleaner California Diagram 1972-73.jpg

 
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hello merci d'avoir publié ces photos du montage du Ram Air. Je les cherchais depuis longtemps...Merci
 

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hello merci d'avoir publié ces photos du montage du Ram Air. Je les cherchais depuis longtemps...Merci
Vous êtes le bienvenu ! :)
 

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There are cosmetic differences, so the aftermarket ram air kit is not concourse correct. I know that the big one is the air cleaner cover which is completely different, and there are differences in a bunch of other smaller areas. No one but a hardcore 71-73 Mustang nut would ever know the difference, so don't worry too much about it.
 

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I'm tired of getting hit in the head so be ordering a pair tomorrow.
Thanks for the info and will let you know how they worked for me.
 

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hello merci d'avoir publié ces photos du montage du Ram Air. Je les cherchais depuis longtemps...Merci
Bonjour bienvenue sur le forum. Parlez-nous de votre Mustang et publiez quelques photos de votre voiture, nous adorons voir des photos!
 

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