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Re: 84 Tbird project

Reply #60
Been working on a few small projects for the Tbird. First off dealing with the dash registers that kept falling and pointing down.

Went to the hardware store and got some neoprene rubber washers and put them on the registers now they stay where you put them.







Then I installed the Edelbrock 14" air cleaner. This is the air cleaner I originally wanted to put on this motor, but it hit the distributor so I took it back and got the 10" air cleaner. But this time I used a 1/2" spacer to get it right above the distributor.









Finally got my Kenwood stereo installed after I found a radio bezel with the rectangular hole for a modern stereo. I really wanted a bezel without the warning light indicators, but this was all i could find.















Matt

1984 Thunderbird - 89 302 HO, Edelbrock Performer 289 intake, Edelbrock 600 cfm 4bbl, Mustang headers, Jegs o/r H pipe, Dynomax mufflers, Mustang AOD and shifter, 8.8" axle

1988 Mustang GT - GT40 heads, Explorer intake, 70mm throttle body, 70mm MAF, Crane 1.7 rrs, E303 cam, Kirban Kwik shifter with Pro 5.0 deluxe handle, aluminum clutch quadrant and firewall adjuster, o/r h pipe, Dynomax mufflers, 3.27 gears.

1986 Cougar 5.0 (sold)
1989 Mark VII LSC 5 speed (sold)
1980 Mercury Zephyr 4 door (sold)

Re: 84 Tbird project

Reply #61
You’ve made some great progress on the bird. What’s next on the “to-do” list. Besides drive & enjoy? Lol
87 Tbird LX w/Factory floor shifter:D   3G upgrade. Tinted Windows...85 Mustang GT steering wheel(non-cruise) 17'' Saleen SC style wheels,Front/Rear TC sway bars/poly bushings & Mustang GT steering rack...'05 Mustang V6 springs...93 Cobra MC & booster, MM adjustable C/C plates,  Work  In  Progress.......  ( On The Shelf---HO computer, 19lb injectors, HO cam, BBK headers, Explorer Intake, Cold Air Intake ,Phantom Gauges, Stinger stainless exhaust pipes )

Re: 84 Tbird project

Reply #62
The next item is probably gonna be resealing the quarter windows because the passenger side is leaking.

I have a set of GT40 heads from a 96 Explorer that I need to take to the head shop and have redone and high lift valve springs installed. Then I can put them on the Bird.

I'm also planning to upgrade the brakes with a set of front brakes from an 87+ 5.0 Mustang. I already have the spindles and calipers.
Matt

1984 Thunderbird - 89 302 HO, Edelbrock Performer 289 intake, Edelbrock 600 cfm 4bbl, Mustang headers, Jegs o/r H pipe, Dynomax mufflers, Mustang AOD and shifter, 8.8" axle

1988 Mustang GT - GT40 heads, Explorer intake, 70mm throttle body, 70mm MAF, Crane 1.7 rrs, E303 cam, Kirban Kwik shifter with Pro 5.0 deluxe handle, aluminum clutch quadrant and firewall adjuster, o/r h pipe, Dynomax mufflers, 3.27 gears.

1986 Cougar 5.0 (sold)
1989 Mark VII LSC 5 speed (sold)
1980 Mercury Zephyr 4 door (sold)

Re: 84 Tbird project

Reply #63
Looks really good!  Nice  work.
Mike

 

Re: 84 Tbird project

Reply #64
Look what the big brown truck brought today for the Tbird, a set of LRS 16x7 TRX wheels! These are the Mustang style TRX, but they still look good on Tbirds, and 99% of people wouldn't know the difference lol. Now I just gotta get some tires put on them.





Matt

1984 Thunderbird - 89 302 HO, Edelbrock Performer 289 intake, Edelbrock 600 cfm 4bbl, Mustang headers, Jegs o/r H pipe, Dynomax mufflers, Mustang AOD and shifter, 8.8" axle

1988 Mustang GT - GT40 heads, Explorer intake, 70mm throttle body, 70mm MAF, Crane 1.7 rrs, E303 cam, Kirban Kwik shifter with Pro 5.0 deluxe handle, aluminum clutch quadrant and firewall adjuster, o/r h pipe, Dynomax mufflers, 3.27 gears.

1986 Cougar 5.0 (sold)
1989 Mark VII LSC 5 speed (sold)
1980 Mercury Zephyr 4 door (sold)

Re: 84 Tbird project

Reply #65
Nice, those are going to look good!

Re: 84 Tbird project

Reply #66
The Cougar/TBird TRX wheels were better looking IMO, but the std ones aren't too bad.

The original metric tires were TERRIBLE.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

Re: 84 Tbird project

Reply #67
I agree, the Thunderbird TRX was a better looking wheel. Too bad it probably won't ever get reproduced in a 16" like the Mustang TRX. My Dad's '83 Cougar he bought new had them. He told me when the Cougar was pretty new the TRX tires were easy to find but expensive. By the early '90s the tires had to be special ordered, but he kept the TRX wheels on until he traded it in in 1992.

Matt

1984 Thunderbird - 89 302 HO, Edelbrock Performer 289 intake, Edelbrock 600 cfm 4bbl, Mustang headers, Jegs o/r H pipe, Dynomax mufflers, Mustang AOD and shifter, 8.8" axle

1988 Mustang GT - GT40 heads, Explorer intake, 70mm throttle body, 70mm MAF, Crane 1.7 rrs, E303 cam, Kirban Kwik shifter with Pro 5.0 deluxe handle, aluminum clutch quadrant and firewall adjuster, o/r h pipe, Dynomax mufflers, 3.27 gears.

1986 Cougar 5.0 (sold)
1989 Mark VII LSC 5 speed (sold)
1980 Mercury Zephyr 4 door (sold)

Re: 84 Tbird project

Reply #68
Yeah, my old '84 XR-7 had them. Looked good. Marginal in the dry. Scary as hell in the wet.  :dunno:
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo