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    Default Got my 302 started, finally.

    Well, the project 1985 Ford Thunderbird w/302 has a running engine now. Though it is running, I still have a while to go on the car. The engine also needs to be tuned and tweaked much more, but I wanted to update the status on the build. Be sure to use HD settings, Enjoy.

    Restoration Build for 1985 Thunderbird.
    Remove Engine & All Smog, Install 1988 302 V8
    All New Seals & Hoses
    Ford Racing Roller HO E303 1.6 Cam 1,3,7,2,6,5,4,8
    Ford Racing Hydraulic lifters, Rockers & Push Rods
    Comp Cams Magnum Double Roller Timing Gear Set
    Edelbrock 1406 600cfm 4bbl carb
    Edelbrock 2121K Performer Intake & kit
    Edelbrock Top Flow Air Cleaner
    MSD Digital 6A Multispark Ignition
    MSD 8282 Blaster ll Coil
    Chrome Valve Covers/T-handles
    Chrome Shorty Style Hugger Headers
    Duel Stainless Pypes Mufflers & Chrome Tips
    Aluminiumized Duel Exhaust "X" Pipe
    Duralast Modified Duraspark Wide Cap Distributor w/Machined Gear
    Ford Distributor Rubber Cover Protector
    March Performance Serpentine Underdrive Engine Pulley Kit w/Oversized Alt Pulley.
    FelPro Full Gasket Kit w/One piece Blue Oil Pan Metal Inlaid Rubber Gasket
    B&M AOD Shift Improver / Street Set Installation
    Wix Trany Filter
    Wix Fuel Filter
    Ported heads - exhaust and gasket matched head to header
    Trick Flow Double Valve Spring Complete Set
    Remove and Relap Exhaust & Intake Valves, New guide seals
    Repaint engine bay to black
    Holley Fuel Pressure regulator
    Goody's Fuel Regulator Pressure Gauge
    Turbo Coupe Naca Hood Scoops
    New Aluminum Heater Core
    Remove Fuel Tank, Flush, Paint, Replace Sock Filter, Check Pump
    Replaced Dash Speedo Display & Repaired the transmission gear indication.
    Starter & Solenoid

    Interior Completed
    Wink 5 panel rear view mirror
    Replace, Dye to Black
    New stereo in dash
    New Cougar 3rd Tail Light
    Dash Cover
    New Windshield
    Replace headliner
    Rebuilt both window regulator motors & door lock motors, lubed mechanism.
    Redo upholstery under back window
    Install 3 gauge pillar
    Install 8 New Gauges & Sensors
    *Sun Tachometer w/rev light Gauge
    *Voltmeter Gauge
    *Engine Temperature Gauge
    *Oil pressure Gauge
    *Trany Pressure Gauge
    *Trany Temp Gauge
    *Vacuum Gauge
    *Goody's Fuel Regulator Pressure Gauge

    Replace Column Shifter to Console Shifter - have parts
    Carb Throttle Linkage
    Kick down rod for AOD - non cable
    New Paint - Car
    Lowering Kit
    Tint Windows
    New Hi-Back Buckets w/belts
    AC Recharge
    Hood shocks
    Last edited by BradMph; 07-29-2015 at 09:11 PM. - #56919
    Lorain, OH. Assembly #151041
    In 1985, Only 811 TBirds followed Mine

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