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post #46 of 54 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 10:48 AM
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Re: Lets show off the thunderbird we have

Hello

I went racing with 90 T-Bird.


She looks more like this now.


New Nose.


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1990 #12 T-Bird Stock Car
1996 T-bird (to replace the 90)
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post #47 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-10-2015, 01:43 PM
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My 72. Rear signals shaved. Most trim removed. Mirror swap. Faux top (painted)

429 undergoing upgrades currently.
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My 77, original paint and interior, warmed over the 302, duals, etc. Have had it 4 years Milage on purchase was 12,931. Today it's at 17,430.
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here is my 1969 landau coupe. midnight green interior, seafoam green exterior, 7.0L 429 V8
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My '64 that I've owned 30 years, restored it finally. It started out as an embarrassing NYC rust bucket, well used and abused. Now she's all clean, EFI and doesn't stink in my basement garage.
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1964 Thunderbird 390 V8, AOD, F.A.S.T. EZ EFI 1.0, Victor intake, MSD Ignition.
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How did the EFI install go? I see a new manifold. I have a virtually identical '64...and it smells gassy.
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Wow, I never had driven a thunderbird, but it's an amazing ride. I'm thinking of selling my lease at DSRLeasing now, getting either a project or looking for a nice Thunderbird - both in ideal scenario
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I wrote up the EFI story here: Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum - View Single Post - My experience with EFI on the FE

The other piece of the puzzle is vapor recovery for the gas tank. I should do a write-up on that as well.

Back when these cars were new a detached garage was the norm. Very few were attached to the house, and I don't recall ever seeing a basement garage. These car polluted more sitting in the garage than a modern car does cruising down the highway.

The earliest emission controls eliminated the direct atmospheric vent from the carburetor (which the '64 had). The next step was to vent the gas tank through a carbon canister.

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I have a virtually identical '64...and it smells gassy.
I wrote up by evaporative emission retrofit: Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum - View Single Post - My experience with an evaporative emissions retrofit

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