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Its Alive...

Got the Bird out of a long hibernation over the last couple of weekends.  I don't think the neighbors remembered it was in the shop but they should know its in there...

https://player.vimeo.com/video/697967719?h=23dce549e6

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp

Re: Its Alive...

Reply #1
Nice!

I just stuck the battery back in mine today. Supposed to be a bit nasty (again) most of the week, but hopefully it'll get out soon.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

Re: Its Alive...

Reply #2
I am hoping to get back to it this weekend as it has sat for longer than I would care to admit and needs some TLC.  The old gas smells, well it smells bad like old gas does so I am either going to drain it or put some additive in it and just burn it which will most likely be the way I go.  The tires are so old I cannot remember when I bought them and they are hard as a brick.  So with that I am tire shopping this week so there will be cussing and loud noises as I loose my mind over how expensive things have got...LGB.  I also need to address why the rear brake pads are not getting full contact with the rotor.  I used the North Racecars brackets so I could keep the Fox axles versus pushing the track width out with the SN95 axles and brackets.  I am hoping its just shimming but we shall see.

I have a list of things that I need to do to the car but none of them keep it from driving so those things can wait.

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp

Re: Its Alive...

Reply #3
Good to hear it get running.  Thanks for posting up the video.

Did you put preservative in the fuel?  IMO, I would drain at least half the tank and put fresh fuel in and check the float bowls to make a decision from there.

Are the rear pads only making contact with one side of the rotor?
1988 Thunderbird TC, 5spd
Stinger 3" single exhaust, Cone Filter, Adjustable Cam Pulley, Schneider roller cam, Walbro 255 lph,
'93 Mustang Cobra replica wheels on 235/50R17

'16 F150 XLT 5.0
'17 Husqvarna TX300

 

Re: Its Alive...

Reply #4
Additive but that only gets you a year at the most.  Going to drain the tank (has a sump for the Mallory 140's) and just put fresh gas in it.

By the pattern on each side of the rotors the calipers are not square to the rotor.  I will get the dial indicator out and figure it out this weekend.  Nothing a little heat and a BFH cannot fix if the bracket is a little off.

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp