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Old 09-02-2008, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My 95 Thunderbird.

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.

It used to be my daily driver, it had a 4.6L with a 75 dry shot of nitrous.

Back then at its current weight of 3,940 lbs, it ran a best of 14.15 @96 mph, while cutting 1.99 60's on street tires.

Here are a couple pics of before....



















Well, after running nitrous to long untuned, it got the best of my engine.

So, out came the 4.6 and in went a 351W and a C6 tranny.

Install was pretty fun. Since no one makes aftermarket stuff for birds, I had to custom make a few things to get stuff to fit right.





First off, to get the engine to fit, I had to cut the rear of the k-member to get the 7 quart moroso pan to fit.

Next, to get any kind of header to fit, I had to make my own steering shaft...









Had to bend my longtubes a bit to make em fit around the C6 tranny...









Still use the OEM in-tank fuel pump for now....but added a low pressure return style FPR...









throttle cable and bracket...









water pump and pulley setup..









New aluminum radiator and 2- 14 inch electric fans...




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Old 09-02-2008, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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And here is a whole engine shot...











Interior is pretty much gutted...


















sheet aluminum door panels..











Exterior is basically stock, I run factory spare wheels up fromt with 165R 15's on them. and Out back are stock t-bird fan blades with 26x8.5x15 slicks.













track pics..















I'm sure I've left something out, but here is a rundown of my mods...



Still running stock heads, cam, and intake 351W from an 85 F150.

Edelbrock 600cfm Carb.

Mallory Unilte Dizzy

MSD TFI coil.

Accel wires.

1 5/8 Longtubes

2 1/2" exhuast(about 12 inches) into dumped Edelbrock mufflers.

2" carb spacer

Electric water pump

4:10 track lock rear

MT 26x8.5x15" slicks.

More weight removal....car is now down to 2,960 lbs.

suspension....up front is QA1 coilovers, speacially made for the car(which means $$$$$$). They are 12 way adjustable 90/10 with 325 lb springs.
out back are OEM springs with 2 coils cut on each spring.
also, still run the stock IRS.



It ran a best of 13.85 @96.42 mph w/ a best 60' @ 1.88, and best 1/8 was 8.79 @ 78.33 mph.





time slips....

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Old 09-03-2008, 04:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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AWESOME pics tbird! you really do pay attention to detail! That steering job you did looked pretty impressive.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks man, it means a lot.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice car! I think you did a very nice job on it!
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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very nice, the best thing ya did was ditch that computer controlled smog equipment choked 5.0
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very nice, the best thing ya did was ditch that computer controlled smog equipment choked 5.0
actually, it had the 4.6L in it.
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I *personally* would love to swap a 32v motor and 6 speed into a '12th' gen bird. Im just not an old pushrod/carb guy I guess.
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I *personally* would love to swap a 32v motor and 6 speed into a '12th' gen bird. Im just not an old pushrod/carb guy I guess.
that can be done easily.....you over on tccoa?
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No but yeah I have seen a couple.

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