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Offline tbird

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Thunderbird Update
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:25:14 AM »
Fresh trans. 
New headers.
Piston and rod upgrades.   

Old motor did good.  Before I pulled it, I checked compression.   Two cylinders where down to 60 and 90 psi.   Upon tear down, no pistons or rings where broke.  Compression rings showed that they were not sealing well but still had tension.  Explains the crank case pressure.  ;D       Bearings had wear but where still usable.   

New build will be 9.3 ish compression, forged piston , h beam rods, stock crank, old bumpstick.   

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Re: Thunderbird Update
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 10:26:44 AM »
bearing from 1972   ;D
Any power adder will do.
78 Tbird  S480 E85 Blowthru
89 S10  Twin 58mm Holsets   E85
91 Probe GT 2.2  16g  e85

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Re: Thunderbird Update
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 10:27:54 AM »
original ford piston
Any power adder will do.
78 Tbird  S480 E85 Blowthru
89 S10  Twin 58mm Holsets   E85
91 Probe GT 2.2  16g  e85

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Re: Thunderbird Update
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 10:29:19 AM »
fresh parts   
Any power adder will do.
78 Tbird  S480 E85 Blowthru
89 S10  Twin 58mm Holsets   E85
91 Probe GT 2.2  16g  e85

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Re: Thunderbird Update
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 04:28:16 PM »
awesome
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Re: Thunderbird Update
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 08:00:22 PM »
Sweet!
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Re: Thunderbird Update
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 03:42:19 AM »
come on SUMMER
Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and vulnerable, if you want to toughen up, grow a vagina. These things can take a pounding!

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Re: Thunderbird Update
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 08:54:43 AM »
 Where's the 'like' button when ya need it?    Smart guys like Mike know how to go fast. Guys like me need guys like Mike to go fast!
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Re: Thunderbird Update
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 06:20:08 PM »
Sweet looking engine there!!  Love the quality of those old parts! Looks good for the thrashing it has received over the years!

Where's the 'like' button when ya need it?

GF.....   This ain't facebook... [lol]  You post when you like something here..  Say something like....   I like that!! ;D  [lol]
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Re: Thunderbird Update
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2018, 11:24:55 PM »
 Hey now.  Other sites do have 'like' options not just Farsebook.   ;D   But none have the other options we get.   
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Re: Thunderbird Update
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2018, 11:25:33 PM »
 Oh, and I like that!
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