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    The steering components look really good. Did you restore them or send them out?
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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    The tie rods, adj links, idler arm, cylinder boot & hoses are all new... I either bead blasted and/or wire wheeled everything else, then rebuilt/inspected and painted as necessary... Still not finished, went a little nutso and removed the steel chafing guard wrap from old hoses and restored those, getting ready to install them on the new hoses... Unless maybe some concours Stang hoses, those are not usually on replacement hoses(Comet is getting by with plastic wrap)... The install is about 90% finished, should light it off in a couple hours...

    Here's a video on rebuilding control valve, looks like a crappy job, my stuff was sanitary when it went back together... Yeah I should have taken pict of mine, but when i'm in middle of something like this, I couldn't be bothered...

    http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-t...to-gallery/#46






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    Well we be steerin' with power!!! Once I got the toe-in back in spec it's good, though issues with worn lower control arm bushings are obvious... Arms are already on order...






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    At least it'll be easier to park
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    At least it'll be easier to park
    I gotta relearn how to drive it!! I'm used to pulling it back in second and yanking the steering wheel with both hands to get around corners, turned into my driveway etc... No I ain't complanin', no doubt I'll get the hang of one hand steering... Made a few test runs and a short cruise yesterday, got about 50 miles on it...

    Lower control arms ar here, waiting on upper ball joints...






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    1972 Comet GT - 306 C4

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    Beautiful Fairlane. What type of fuel do you run in it?
    I bought a demo 69 Roadrunner in 70 when I got out of the Army. Just like your car- 440, 4 speed, Dana 60, 410 gears, no power steering. Didn't need it to go in a straight line.
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    Nice!! I like... If not for the Road Runners my car would not exist...

    I run everyday unleaded 93 octane... Heads have hardened valve seats and I installed the .039 compressed(I think that's figure) head gaskets in place of the .010 factory steel shim gaskets...






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    Figured you'd have to do something with the compression to be able to drive it today.

    I still have a 72 440 and an Art Carr Torqueflite with a reverse pattern Cheeta valve body in my garage. Heads have been rebuilt with hardened seats, block only has 27,000 on it, no ridge. One of these days- when I get to my 3rd childhood?

    I ran against a 429 Fairlane at Carlsbad Raceway. Beat him once out of 5. Also had a friend with a transplanted 427 in a Torino. Both nasty cars.

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    They sold a nice '69 Roadrunner with 440 & 4-speed at Barrett-Jackson yesterday for $51K...






    My other rides (that actually do run & drive)

    1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed

    1972 Comet GT - 306 C4

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    I've been to Barrett Jackson the last 3 years when they come to town. The cars are are amazing- along with the prices. To think I paid $3200 for my Roadrunner. Had 1200 miles on it when I bought it.

    Seeing as you have a Comet thought you'd enjoy the attached picture. It was at Barrett Jackson last October.

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