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    Default Why im building a t bird

    I built this, 521 Kaase BB, Jerico DR4, 4:30 spooled, narrowed n mini tubbed. My daughters want to race, and wanted Jr. Dragsters...way too expensive, and no they are not driving the Mustang. Just rolled it out late last summer.
    Wanted to get the Mustang down the track, but trashed the rear doing test hits, by the time I rebuilt even bigger...season was over.

    So, instead of driving the Stang, or the cabbage on a Jr Dragster, I bought them (they picked it out) a Turbo Coupe. got the 393 that came out of the Mustang, the old 9 inch housing and and a center section, gonna go from there. Got a nice Toploader, and all the goodies for that but probably stab a C4 in it for the girls...maybe.Grocery Getter.jpgNew Bird 2.jpgTeam Build.jpgGrocery Getter.jpgNew Bird 2.jpgTeam Build.jpg

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    Leave the top loader, show em what a real car is like. Can't wait to see the build.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
    Hooligans!
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    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
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    If you need a top loader let me know as we have two for sale. I think they both still have the data tags on them.

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    Thanks Aerocoupe, I have a fresh Wide Ratio from Williams...had it in the Mustang for about a year, just did some street miles and back road blasts with the 393, I had a cable set up on it as well..just tried it to see if I liked it...I did.

    When I switched to the 521 in the 67, I went Hyd using an external puller slave. No more than it gets driven, and the risk of Hyd juice on my RXT clutch pack, its the smarter play, also some of my buds who are running Pro Stick like the external better for more consistent reaction times.

    I picked up a set of pedals for the T Bird doing some horse trading with a buddy who owns a Mustang shop down in NC. Gonna go ahead and put em in, but probably still stick with the C4 to start with...girls will be driving it at the track as well. When the go off to college and I get really serious about this car, I am planning on a Lenco or Liberty, Back Half, and putting the 521 in it. May put a front clip on it as well.

    I'm still dinking with the sub frame connectors, not that hard, just finding time to work on it...got the pass side about 95% in, going through the floor pans, and boxing em into the under seat cross member up front. Would have preferred to go all the way forward to the firewall with them but right now just don't have the time...rear I boxed in into the rail and torque box.

    Thanks, Gydyup

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