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|Tom "Tommy - T" Moore is the proud owner of this immaculate "56 Thunderbird.
The motor is a + .060 352 block (+ .010 390) with the same Edelbrock heads that were on his 428. It's got a Renegade Racing hydraulic cam that has 260/270 advertised duration (194/204 @ .050 lift) The cam has .458 Lift w/ 110 lobe centers with Harland Sharp roller rockers. Between the heads there is a Scotty Vincent ported Streetmaster intake with a 600 cfm vacuum secondary Holley on top. The trans is a C-6 automatic. A VERY narrow 9" Ford rear with Traction Lock and 3.50 gears round out the drivetrain. Nobody told this motor that it isn't a 428.
Mom's car (although not an FE) is a peppy 312.
|Ryan Rex's 1966 Thunderbird w/ 428 power was bought in 1996 when he was in college. He bought it from the second owner and it was all original. It's loaded with options including power drivers seat; swing away steering wheel; AM radio with 8 track 4 speaker stereo with power antenna; over head and floor consoles; power windows (including wing vents) and vacuum powered door loccks. The 428 had recently been rebuilt when he bought it. It has surprised many people on freeway onramps who must have thought it was just an old car to try to pass. That 428 gets it moving pretty well for it's size. Future plans include upgrading the 428 to Cobra Jet spec's (heads, intake, carb, cam and exhaust manifolds) to gain some horsepower, while still passing smog inspections.|
|Erik Van Vechten's 1960 T - Bird powered by a 390 FE with C8AE-H heads that are ported and polished; 390 GT cam; Edelbrock Performer RPM intake with Holley 650 DP comfortably sitting on top. MSD ignition; Ford Powertrain Applications headers w/ 2 1/2" exhaust & DynoMax Turbo mufflers. Tranny is a large input/output wide ratio toploader four speed w/ Hurst Competition Plus shifter; Southland - Long style clutch & Lakewood scattershield. Rear is a Ford 9" w/Detroit Locker w/4.11 Richmond gears. Currie 31 spline axles and Traction Masters. Future plans are to build a stroker FE motor with enough power to get into the 11's.|
|Mark Pruitt is the proud owner of this beautiful 1965 Resto-Mod.
Built as a cruiser with long haul capabilities in mind, This car runs approximately 7,000 miles a year. The engine is a .030 over 428 w/ full balance:KB pistons with 9.1:1 compression; 7 qu. pan w/ windage tray & HV pump. Induction is Ford Tri-Power with new reproduction Holley carbs 1" spacers and HV fuel pump. Heads are C4AEG w/ CJ valves; FPA ceramic coated headers w/ 2 1/2 pipes into Dr. Gas X-pipe and Borla mufflers. Spark is handled by a Petronix Double Strike ignition with a re-curved stock dizzy. Trans is a C-6 wide ratio by Broader Transmissions w/ Gear Venders Overdrive w/ Auburn posi and Richmond gears in the narrowed rear w/ Dutchman Street/Strip axles. Mark's "Bird" is painted with 1964 Mopar Aqua paint (very close to Patrician Green) Paint is 2 stage Glasurit system (3 coats of color w/ 5 coats of clear) . Painted by Speedway Rod & Custom. Interior was designed and installed by the owner. Unfortunately there is not room enough on this page to give credit to all who were involved in the building of this beautiful car and pictures do not do this car justice. I do like what Mark had to say at the end of his spec sheet though. He gave special thanks to the Ford FE Forum for their advice and technical help saying: "Not another forum like this anywhere. If you don't know this forum, you should." I totally agree.
|Trevor & Carolyn Chapman's i962 Thundrebird Hardtop is another beauty from down In Australia
way. The original 390 was replaced with a "C" Block 428CJ, bored .040" over, zero decked, crossbolted, tunnelled internal balance CJ rods with 13/32" SPS bolts, forged Speed Pro pistons, solid lifter Isky cam #EE-390 w/ 300 duration and .525 lift, Dove roller rockers, Smith Bros. pushrods, Vertex Magneto, rebuilt original Holley carbs on a tripower intake port matched to C2SE heads, 2.19 I & 1.73 E valves, oil system modified, oil pump mods, (Springs etc.) Canton T pan w/windage tray. The headers are homemade Tri-Y backed up by stainless 3" dual exhaust. Tranny is a C-6 with the "R" servo and 5 pack clutch and kit. 4.30 rear gears. The Bird still looks original. The red leather interior is perfect. The color is repainted original Silver Mink ( which is believed to be a very rare trim/paint combination. There is plenty of "Thunder in this Bird!
|Ken Smitly of Pennsylvania saw this car when it was for sale and said to himself; "I need that."
This restyled 1955 Thunderbird was originally built around 1960 for a movie, but Ken has been unable to learn which movie it was supposed to have appeared in. It has pretty much been untouched from it's original condition except for the 427 FE motor which sports two four barrel carbs, four speed transmission, the custom made lexan windshield and the modernization of the brakes. It's a nice step back in time when restyling was quite popular during that era.
|Ralph DiPadova from the Empire state is the proud owner of this great looking 1962 T-Bird Custom. It is powered by a mild built 427 and is a great highway cruiser. The photos do not give the true colors of this car justice. It is a beautiful piece of work.|
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