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    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

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    No, Baby Birds only came with a 292 or a 312.

    John
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      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

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      • #4
        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
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        • #5
          I've seen a number of Baby Birds with 302's in them so I imagine that's a pretty easy retrofit.

          John
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