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lawyercalif 02-23-2012 07:30 PM

My 390 is Ready to be Installed
 
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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.

Richard D. Hord 02-23-2012 07:31 PM

MAN THAT IS PRETTY!
Richard D. Hord

tp tbird 02-23-2012 08:26 PM

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

simplyconnected 02-23-2012 08:36 PM

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

Dakota Boy 02-23-2012 09:44 PM

that thing looks like jewelry :cool:

keith 02-23-2012 10:18 PM

That looks fantastic.

Restifier52 02-24-2012 12:14 AM

Yes! That looks like my alternator pulley. Is it a March?

Jimz Bird 02-24-2012 01:05 AM

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.

Dakota Boy 02-24-2012 08:00 AM

Try calling fordpowertrain.com and see if they have headers that will fit.

DKheld 02-24-2012 12:24 PM

Kachow ---- wow !

Eric


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