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Old 09-23-2008, 02:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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well, if you ever need any good write ups on the swap, there are some that have done it over there.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No, it is not an eco car per say....but it is one of my other cars.

Some on here were asking to see some pics of it and another car I have...so, here it is.

Well, it is a 1995 Thunderbird...
You know what? You're gonna think this is odd, but...

I was sitting at the park, a couple of nights ago, watching them play b-ball, and this guy came rolling up in a '95 T-bird and parked across the way from me. I sat there for about an hour, alternately watching the game and looking at this guy's ride.

After a while, I started thinking - dang, that T-Bird looks like a stretched 6Gen Honda CiViC Coupe!!! Crazy!

I was going to see if I could find one on a used car lot, to check it out - but I forgot about it by the next day. Having looked at your pics, I'm more convinced than ever that the concept is basically the same - it's just a matter of scale! Looks like they respond about the same to mods....

I'm definately gonna see if I can round one up for a closer inspection!
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I would. It sounds like a nice project.
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice bird, I still miss my Cougar sometimes.

One question, how do you open/close your windows?! I didn't see any switches on the sheet metal door panels.

Other than that, I'll be the broken record, buying another little cheap car would be a much better route to go than trying to get this one to be fuel efficient.

If your looking for something fast, I know how much pushrod guys hate them, but turbo's are a heck of a win-win deal. I get 30mpg and 13's.
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Nice bird, I still miss my Cougar sometimes.

One question, how do you open/close your windows?! I didn't see any switches on the sheet metal door panels.

Other than that, I'll be the broken record, buying another little cheap car would be a much better route to go than trying to get this one to be fuel efficient.

If your looking for something fast, I know how much pushrod guys hate them, but turbo's are a heck of a win-win deal. I get 30mpg and 13's.
The windows are settup old school.....they go up and done by the way of pulling on the strap, and the strap holds the windows up....even over 100 mph!

You can see in the pics that follow, one, the window is up, the next, it is down...




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Also, I have been doing a bunch to the car recently....making it lighter, and a bit faster


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Also, I have been doing a bunch to the car recently....making it lighter, and a bit faster


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Colin Chaplin would be proud of ya! Little curious about the exposed metal in the back seat area, are you not going to paint this?! I'm shocked it's not rusting yet.

On an interesting side note, if we raced, you would be hitting the timing lights while my celebrity would be hitting about 40-50 mph. (0-60 in 16.4 sec. haha)
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Colin Chaplin would be proud of ya! Little curious about the exposed metal in the back seat area, are you not going to paint this?! I'm shocked it's not rusting yet.

On an interesting side note, if we raced, you would be hitting the timing lights while my celebrity would be hitting about 40-50 mph. (0-60 in 16.4 sec. haha)
All the exposed metal will be getting a few coats of paint....and you are right, it is not rusting(even after a few months), but being down here in the warm south, in my garage, it doesn't see much weather.

damn, thats slow!!!!

yeah, mine should hit the 0-60 in the mid to low 4's...lol!

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