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Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by popinsmoke, Dec 22, 2005.
let me know what you think it's a project in progress
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hmm pic didn't post lets try that again
another view hope the pics show up
Sweet. So is it gonna be a cruiser, custom, or a resto?
Nice. Good luck with the project.
I would love to cruise around town in that!!
Car has no motor or tranny at the moment. I have a 600HP 428 on the stand the I was going to use in a shelby cobra kit car but the more I think about it the more I think that the T-bird is going to get that motor.
The car is going to be a weekend toy take it to the strip take it to a few show and shines etc.
600hp is way hot for a weekend toy but the looks on peoples faces would be priceless.
Might detune it slightly so I dont have to rebuild the motor after one summer or been kicking the idea around of lowering the compression and running a blower.
Body and interior are done so now it's just a matter of how wild do I go with the drivetrain.
I've always loved the `61-`66 T-Birds...I just found a red `64 in nice shape in a small town for $2500...But, trying to get out of debt, so no toys for a few years .
Is yours a `65 or `66?
awesome. If you're dropping that 428 in, I beg you to keep the T-bird looking as stock as possible, I *love* sleepers;f
Sweet ride! You don't see too many of those at the shows around here. Put the big motor in it so you can enter in the street machine classes. Try to keep the original look on the outside but go hog wild with everything under the hood. There is nothing like a cool old car with a radical engine! Nice ride!!!
Thanks for the kind words.
I have decided to drop the 428 in the bird.
Next thing is wheels I think I am going to go with Boyd Dictators or american racing torque thrust II 17s are the way around.
I really like TT2's (I have '02 Bullitts on my Mustang), but they're starting to get played out. What do the Boyds look like?
You're going to love the power. My cobra has a 600 HP 514 Ford Racing engine and it's too much, baby, yeah!
Be sure to do some mild suspension work too, such as rear airshocks, good street front shocks, (Or Konis/Bilsteins all around) sway bars, etc..
Best way to detune it would be a turbo with lowered compression. EFI would also be very nice
I have another thread asking about replica/hotrod owners, but here's a pic of her.. Dark burgundy cherry pearl paint, ghosted titanium stripes and logos, leather interior, 600 watt stereo with 16 CDs in the trunk, In dash Eclipse cassette/CD controller, Pirelli 17 inch P-Zeros, Billet Specialties Rebels mags, Carrerra coil overs, matching hard top, soft top, 6 speed Richmond, 9 inch live axle with Strange Engineering diff. Can't go anywhere without drawing a crowd