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73 Convertible in sunny Florida
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    73 Convertible in sunny Florida

    Well, actually not all that sunny...and the Mustang has been in the garage for many months. I have a 351C 2V, PS/PB/AC/AT/PT. There are only 47K original miles on the car. Pretty much stock except for an aftermarket steering wheel, dual exhaust, and a repaint. It's rust free. Had some problems with the motor months ago, and haven't had time to dig into it. I really think a valve head broke off.
    I really like the car, but even when it was running great, it was a dog. I think I am looking for any excuse to put a stroker in it.

    Great site. I have been lurking for a while, and look forward to the continuing education.
    Offline 10-23-2010 12:47 PM
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      RE: 73 Convertible in sunny Florida

      Welcome to the club, ragtop! Please post pics ASAP! I can't wait to see a 73 convertible with only 47K miles. Don't hesitate to ask questions and get opinions. Most of us are in the middle of one project or another, and you can find a ton of knowledge and wisdom in here.

      Again, welcome!

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        RE: 73 Convertible in sunny Florida

        Welcome to the forums! Glad to have you aboard!

        welcome
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          RE: 73 Convertible in sunny Florida

          welcome Where are you in Fla?
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            RE: 73 Convertible in sunny Florida

            WELCOME aboard!

            As you have probably noticed, we have folks on the site who are interested in ALL the different approaches to our hobby. You have found a home and I look forward to interacting with you on the forums.

            Again, Welcome!

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              RE: 73 Convertible in sunny Florida

              Welcome aboard! Nice to have another 73 convertible here.

              Mike
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                RE: 73 Convertible in sunny Florida

                Glad you joined us. This is a great site and helpful people. I just built a 408 stroker for my 72. If I can help feel free to contact me.

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                Offline 10-24-2010 08:51 AM
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                  RE: 73 Convertible in sunny Florida

                  Thanks for the warm welcome guys. My Mustang is in Panama City Beach. One of the reasons I haven’t been working on it, is because I am in Afghanistan. I should be home by Thanksgiving though, and plan on diving into it head first. I will definitely be asking you guys about your strokers. I am really leaning in that direction. As a matter of fact, I think I am going to end up replacing/rebuilding the whole power train. It has a C6 transmission with a slight leak, and an 8 inch rear with highway gear 2.7X?
                  My car is really ho-hum to look at. Especially compared to say…a white convertible with white top, cool hood scoops, hockey stripe, deluxe wheels, and spoilers.
                  Mine is ginger, with ginger deluxe interior, white top, standard hood, and the deluxe aluminum wheels.
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                    RE: 73 Convertible in sunny Florida

                    The 351C 2bbl engine can be hopped up to perform fairly decent but of course the 4bbl Cleveland has much larger exhaust and intake ports and compression, etc. Find a nine inch rear end and consider 3.5 gears with a late model overdrive tranny. Lastly, thanks for serving our country.


                    (10-24-2010 02:43 PM)73ragtop Wrote:  Thanks for the warm welcome guys. My Mustang is in Panama City Beach. One of the reasons I haven’t been working on it, is because I am in Afghanistan. I should be home by Thanksgiving though, and plan on diving into it head first. I will definitely be asking you guys about your strokers. I am really leaning in that direction. As a matter of fact, I think I am going to end up replacing/rebuilding the whole power train. It has a C6 transmission with a slight leak, and an 8 inch rear with highway gear 2.7X?
                    My car is really ho-hum to look at. Especially compared to say…a white convertible with white top, cool hood scoops, hockey stripe, deluxe wheels, and spoilers.
                    Mine is ginger, with ginger deluxe interior, white top, standard hood, and the deluxe aluminum wheels.
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                      RE: 73 Convertible in sunny Florida

                      Welcome 73ragtop. Ditto 73vertproject's request...please post a pic or two. I can't imagine a ho-hum 73 convertible with 47k, but I'd like to hum along...
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