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01-31-2005, 05:42 PM
I have an 84 Thunderbird with the TBI 302... I bought this car after I let my girlfriend drive my 86 302 t-bird and ended up in a utility pole. That silver beast was my only true love. Well, I don't have any pictures for ya, but i do plan on it soon.

Heres my list of mods! (took about 3 months)

Swapped the rear end *(8.8 open)
4 wheel disc brakes with proportioning valve adjustment
Duel exhaust w/ 4inch tips
Silverstar headlights
B&M AOD shift kit
New Struts up front, New shocks out back

And the typical repairs... NEW! Waterpump, Alternator, Battery, Starter, Voltage regulator, Tires, Brakes all the way around, and a Fuel pump and filter.

This is the car of my dreams, and when it's done, i'll be one happy teenager.

Things i hope to finish before CatJam:

Turbocoupe Hood
Lowering Springs
New windshield
Paint & Body work
Take my TBI and switch to a carburator

Anyway, I can't wait to get pix for ya, and i can't thank you enough for all the information on this site. It's been, and will continue to be a great help!

-Johnny Crockett

01-31-2005, 05:55 PM
Sounds like your having fun.

01-31-2005, 07:06 PM
I wish I was a teenager again............as long as I could know what I know now.

01-31-2005, 08:09 PM
I wish I was a teenager again............as long as I could know what I know now.
"I wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know then"

Sounds like you gotta a fun project to me.

02-02-2005, 09:00 PM
I remember him doing burnouts in the wendys parking lot when we worked there. That old t-bird was rough looking! I will snag a pic of it next time I'm at the J-yard.

John and his new t-bird are the reason I have my cougar. Cruisin in his car is crazy pimpin and I just had to have it for myself.

That 8.8 is there because we could never get the gear changes right with the 7.5. :grinno:

Can't wait to go to cat jam.

02-02-2005, 09:02 PM
Sounds like a great project car!
Have you found a TC hood yet?

02-02-2005, 09:22 PM
Weve check all the junkyards around here and havn't found one... I want one two, but I may go with the gt style hood scoop.

02-03-2005, 12:53 AM



Girlfriend + utility Pole = T-Bird Demise

02-03-2005, 01:29 AM
:grinno: Those pics were hanging on his wall! John was going to give me the car for free but his dad said he couldn't at the last minute. Damn, would have made a good donar car for the cougar.

02-06-2005, 02:39 PM

02-06-2005, 06:58 PM
What's the purpose of bumping this?

02-06-2005, 07:00 PM
Because, you know, we just get SUCH a high volume of threads here.. :p

Any-hoo, shouldn't this one merit a moving to User Rides..? (not that it matters much)

02-06-2005, 10:30 PM
i can get new pics... but i gotta get them from cougerse or something. his uncle died, so i have nobody to talk to. and those are some good pics. memories!

02-08-2005, 05:47 PM
Check out http://www.coolcats.net/stockmod/modified/index.html for some ideas.