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1973 Convertible
1973 Convertible - Overview
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Owner : gpierce
Data Added : 11-22-2012 - 04:42 AM
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Color : Blue
Engine : 351C
Transmission : 5 Speed Manual (not sure which one)
1973 Convertible
I can't even remember all the mods.

Scat Pro seats, should seat belts front and rear ( I did this for Australia), 5 speed manual, subframe connectors, Wilwood rear disc brakes, stut tower braces and camber plates, Cal tracs type traction bars, 17" wheels, electric fuel pump, aftermarket ram air, MSD distributor and ignition, power antenna, yada yada yada..
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1973 Convertible - Modifications
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1973 Convertible - Details
Data Added : 11-22-2012 - 04:42 AM
Views : 3957
Color : Blue
Engine : 351C
Transmission : 5 Speed Manual (not sure which one)


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#2
Nice! I like the wheels, the color, the mods! There is a lot more yada yada yada to that car than you listed. Wink

I noticed the throttle linkage was on the 'passenger' side and then realized it is Australia

I would suggest moving the fuel line so it doesn't touch the radiator hose and soak up heat from it.

More pics of the mods would be nice.

OK.. saw you have more pictures in the 'images' section. Even more in love with it now

It's left hand drive...

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#3
Nice car G, I like how the Scat seats look. How do you like them? I need better seats and am trying to figure out what works well.

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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#4
Thanks guys. The Scat seats are nice to sit in, perfectly acceptable. The brackets to mount to the floorpan are a different story. They position the seat too far forward so that even when slid all the way back there is not enough leg room. Considering the options, cut and re-weld, new holes in the seat for the slider, new brackets, etc. Probably will cut and re-weld.

That's not throttle linkage on the passenger side, its the manual choke.

Considered having the fuel line behind the distributor, but seems no matter how I route (unless I come around the back side) it will always be touching something hot.

Greg
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gpierce;99149 Wrote:I can't even remember all the mods.

Scat Pro seats, should seat belts front and rear ( I did this for Australia),

If you are in Australia, how come your pictures aren't upside down for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere?

I think those 17" wheels fill out the wheel wells nicely.

Where did that spoiler come from? Did you have to upgrade your trunk rods?

Do you guys get snow down there?

We refer to you guys as being from down under. What do you guys refer to us as? You can skip the a*$%*&@le reference. We are proud of that.

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351C Bold Manners, Brash Attitude
Favorite Teams: Michigan Wolverines and Whoever Is Playing Ohio State.

When I drive past a herd of cows, the cows MOO at me
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Quote:If you are in Australia, how come your pictures aren't upside down for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere?

Silly question. Of course I stood on my head to take the pictures for the american market.

Quote:I think those 17" wheels fill out the wheel wells nicely.

Thanks, I didn't choose them, I bought it that way.

Quote:Where did that spoiler come from? Did you have to upgrade your trunk rods?

No idea where. I bought it with that on it too. I posted some pics of it elsewhere on the forum as I was curios as well. There are several theories. Mid 80s Firebird, Mopar of some description, etc.

Quote:Do you guys get snow down there?

Yes, but not where I live. Really only get snow in one area of the country as most of it is not cold enough, or high enough to get any.

Quote:We refer to you guys as being from down under. What do you guys refer to us as? You can skip the a*$%*&@le reference. We are proud of that.

Well I refer to you as my brethren as you see I am from the US, but have lived here since 2006. Some Aussies might call you a Seppo though. Look it upWink

Greg
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Hey...that is great. I didn't even think of standing on your head, otherwise I wouldn't have asked such a silly question.

mmm...it looks to me like more of an Acura NSX. How does it look from the rear?

And, regarding Seppo, I guess we should have let the Japanese have Australia. I am not sure I could live where I am not trusted me to possess a firearm...if that is still the law.

This sounds derogatory to you, but I do not intend it to be that way. I just can't imagine such a thing, and I only have like 47 firearms. I would be over 50 but it isn't Christmas yet. I am hoping to cash in on the White Elephant Christmas exchange...especially if I get hooked up with one of those guys(at least they say they are guys) from Tennessee or Alabama.

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351C Bold Manners, Brash Attitude
Favorite Teams: Michigan Wolverines and Whoever Is Playing Ohio State.

When I drive past a herd of cows, the cows MOO at me
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#8
Don't you mean China? Japan is not a contenderSmile

No offences are taken, after all I am American and believe in the right of Americans to bear arms in the US. I also believe that the system here is not too bad, especially if you like to yell at people in the car next to you and not worry about whether they have an AK47 in the passenger seat.
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#9
Sweet looking set up. Is that moon glow blue?

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#10
Nice looking 73!
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#11
Nice color and tasteful mods. Congrats, good job!

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

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#12
manual choke. Duh! That's what I get for trying to be a know it all. At least I didn't ask why you had the carb on backward. Wink

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
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#13
Dunno what color it is, I bought it that waySmile Wish I did though as it needs some touch up here and there. It was originally yellow per my posted Marti Report.
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#14
I absolutely love this car
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#15
Great car. You have the wheels I want for my 73 coupe. I see an early 70s Camaro in that garage as well as some sort of Mopar? on the lawn. How many hot rods does one guy need? Never mind, that's a dumb question.
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