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New guy from West Michigan
#1
Hello, I have a yellow 73 convertible, 351c, 2v heads, Edelbrock performer intake, 650 Holley, c-6 (converting to a T-5), 9" w/ 2.75 peg leg. I have owned the car since 1988, it is an ongoing project.

Thanks for starting this forum, I am looking forward to some good stuff here.[/font]

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#2
Welcome to the forums! Glad to have you aboard!

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
#3
Hi Jeff!

Does your Convertible have ram air? What is driving you toward swapping the C6 out for a T5?

Sounds like a really nice ride.

BT
#4
Cobra,

Your questions in order;

Kinda, have the ram air hood and a borrowed ram air aircleaner from a 429 car, just have to fab the plenum from some aluminum sheet.

As for the trans question; Just gotta have 3 pedals, more fun to drive and with a 2.75 gear its gonna have some REAL long legs. The main purpose is a good road car that can be driven anywhere, anytime.

Jeff

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

[Image: 1_12_09_14_10_15_11.png]
#5
Sounds like a GREAT plan.

It is REALLY refreshing to see how many people in our hobby are gravitating toward driving these classics.

BT
#6
(07-26-2010, 11:59 AM)droptop73 Wrote: Cobra,

Your questions in order;

Kinda, have the ram air hood and a borrowed ram air aircleaner from a 429 car, just have to fab the plenum from some aluminum sheet.

As for the trans question; Just gotta have 3 pedals, more fun to drive and with a 2.75 gear its gonna have some REAL long legs. The main purpose is a good road car that can be driven anywhere, anytime.

Jeff

you can buy the plenum online at a few sites now a lot less trouble than making one.

Eric


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DRIVE IT DON'T STORE IT!
#7
(07-26-2010, 04:24 PM)72fastback Wrote:
(07-26-2010, 11:59 AM)droptop73 Wrote: Cobra,

Your questions in order;

Kinda, have the ram air hood and a borrowed ram air aircleaner from a 429 car, just have to fab the plenum from some aluminum sheet.

As for the trans question; Just gotta have 3 pedals, more fun to drive and with a 2.75 gear its gonna have some REAL long legs. The main purpose is a good road car that can be driven anywhere, anytime.

Jeff

you can buy the plenum online at a few sites now a lot less trouble than making one.
Our site supporter OMS has repro plenum's ready to go!

http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=2030

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
#8
A couple of issues with the available plenums. I have a 351c with a 429 air cleaner which will position the air cleaner in a different spot. If I were to buy one it would not be aluminum and fabricated by my 2 hands. I really like fabricating one off parts. I do have access to an original pleum to use as a pattern.
(07-26-2010, 03:56 PM)cobra3073 Wrote: Sounds like a GREAT plan.

It is REALLY refreshing to see how many people in our hobby are gravitating toward driving these classics.

BT

It is driven frequently, convertible season here in Michigan is too short as it is. It will be driven 4 out of 5 days this week to work. I have friends in our car club who have never seen the top up. LOL

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#9
Another 73 convertibleSmile Great to see and welcome to the forum. I just joined recently also.

Mike

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White 1973 (351C stroked to 408, 4V, FMX) convertible with blue deluxe interior AC and power windows.

Mike
Irwin Pa (MCA # 52193)
#10
welcome aboard mate nice Convertible you have enjoy.
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