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1972 Mustang functional Ram Air
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(09-22-2018, 08:34 PM)batwrangler Wrote: I seen a commercial some were that said "Has a 2 barrel with Ram Air performs like a 4 barrel that saves gas" it might have been a dealer thing

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I believe putting Ram Air on a properly adjusted 2 barrel will increase the efficiency of the smaller carb but will not bring you up to what you can get with a 4 barrel double pumper. The 351 likes fuel and lots of it. If you're wanting economy your better off looking at a Pinto with small 4 banger.
When I had my engine built, the intake manifold made it too tall to install the factory Ram-Air so I made my own.
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Couple of things. I use to buy used tires that came off the cars at the Ford test track they were usually feathered from going one direction more than the other in the turns. I think they were $5.00 each including the wheel.
The 72 Q code Mach 1 T-5 sitting in my back yard had ram air on it when I got it off insurance yard in the 70's. I have never got a Marti to see if it came on it or not. I have heard that only 72 Q code T-5's got the ram air since they were not sold in the U.S.. Might order the simple Marti to just see if that holds water. If it does show up I guess it is a hens tooth for sure.

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David,
I know some early 72 Q codes (including cars built for USA market) definitely got functional ram air from the factory. But when the Feds put their preverbial foot down, that option was no longer available. I believe the cut-off date was around mid-year (about Jan 1 1971). This date is just a 'best guess' derived from misc original owner recollections and source documents including Marti reports and window stickers.

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(09-22-2018, 08:34 PM)batwrangler Wrote: I seen a commercial some were that said "Has a 2 barrel with Ram Air performs like a 4 barrel that saves gas" it might have been a dealer thing

I installed the Ram Air kit on my '72 2 barrel last year and I think it made a big difference. I like the way it looks(some don't like my paint job, but they can do what they want with their car). Either way, it is always a topic of discussion at the "Cruise-in". 
If all Mach1's looked the same, it would be a pretty dull world. I guess if you plan on "Concourse Quality" you have to follow a more strict restoration code. I (me and my wife), just want to have fun!

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