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    After many months of gathering parts, my 390 is ready to be installed. I am just waiting for the new exhaust system to come in next week. It has been rebuilt, from what I have been told it has a mild cam. I have an Edelbrock Performer intake with a Holley 4150 600CFM. It had headers but they do not fit the Bird so I will take the stock ones off my 352 and use them. I am also putting in a newly rebuilt C6 as well. Wish me luck. Here are some pictures.
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    MAN THAT IS PRETTY!
    Richard D. Hord
    sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
    Registry #33436

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    • #3
      Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • #4
        Dan, your pictures are fabulous. Please take lots more. As a paid Member, you may put them on your own Squarebirds.org web space if you like. (I'll teach you how to do it, too.)

        Your setup looks great and I'm glad to see you have a nice alternator. That will really come in handy because it outputs at least twice the power of your original generator.

        Let us know what all was done for your engine overhaul. Good move to the C-6! - Dave
        My latest project:
        CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

        "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
        --Lee Iacocca

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        • #5
          that thing looks like jewelry
          http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=33517

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          • #6
            That looks fantastic.
            Keith
            Sedalia, Mo.
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            CLICK HERE for Keith's web site

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            • #7
              Yes! That looks like my alternator pulley. Is it a March?
              1960 HT
              Thunderbird Registry #35780

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              • #8
                That is a Great looking engine!

                Headers would be a neat addition.

                Headman makes or used to make headers for the 59 but it states that only works with no AC and Power Steering.

                It may be worth a call to Headman and see if they still have them and if there is a work around.

                Model: Ford Thunderbird
                Chassis: Without Air Conditioning, Manual Steering
                Headers
                1958 - 1959 Ford Thunderbird
                Hedman
                H5685245
                Specialty/Engine Swap, Exhaust Header, Tube Size 1.75", Coll. Size 3", Under Chassis Exit, With Street Hook-Ups, With Weld-On Collector, Ford FE, Painted Coating, Column Shift Must Be Modified On Some Models Or Converted To Floor Shift, Not Legal For Sale
                $615.97

                I think the text box ran out of space after the "For Sale..." It probably said something like in some states.
                Jim
                Jimz Greenie with a White Hat and Brown Guts (ZE-XG)
                sigpic

                CLICK HERE for Jimz web site

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                • #9
                  Try calling fordpowertrain.com and see if they have headers that will fit.
                  http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=33517

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                  • #10
                    Kachow ---- wow !

                    Eric

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                    • #11
                      My 390 is Ready to be Installed

                      Congratulations! That is really a stunner! Fantastic looking!

                      Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
                      '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
                      "It's Hip To Be Square"
                      Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

                      Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

                      http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                      • #12
                        Now that's a sexy 390!!

                        Looks amazing, man. I can't wait to see photos of it in your car!
                        1960 Thunderbird
                        429 TJ
                        C6 Tranny
                        Under Construction

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                        • #13
                          Very nice ...

                          looking engine, but you might want to reconsider that DUI (GM based) distributor. It will never look right under a ford hood. You could sell it and go with a Ford Dura Spark electronic unit (about $65 rebuilt from NAPA). I've used those DUI units in the past and haven't been very impressed. Mike

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                          • #14
                            Looks GREAT!

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                            • #15
                              Very, Very nice.

                              Chris....From OZ.

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