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12-08-2013, 11:59 AM
Gentleman I have a question, Did the 430 motor ever appear from the factory in a 55,56,57 t-bird? Thanks in advance. Rodney
12-08-2013, 12:08 PM
No, Baby Birds only came with a 292 or a 312.
12-08-2013, 12:19 PM
thanks, guy around here is saying that there were some baby birds that came with a 430, it's to big anyway. I thought that 1959 thunderbirds and lincolns had this motor only, even Edsels had their own motor I think a 410
12-08-2013, 03:14 PM
John is right, they only came with Y-block engines. Why would you want a 430 in your Baby Bird? If you want a bigger engine, get a 390. There are plenty of parts available for it and it will bolt up to your trans. - Dave
12-08-2013, 06:55 PM
I've seen a number of Baby Birds with 302's in them so I imagine that's a pretty easy retrofit.
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