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birdbrain 12-08-2013 10:59 AM

motor options in a baby bird
 
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

jopizz 12-08-2013 11:08 AM

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

John

birdbrain 12-08-2013 11:19 AM

motor option
 
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

simplyconnected 12-08-2013 02:14 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

jopizz 12-08-2013 05:55 PM

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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