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Old 05-26-2006, 10:15 AM
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Default 1966 CONVERTIBLE

One of the guys in the car club has a 1966 Thunderbird convertible that he got from a friend who had it ,but, hadn't used it in years. He would go out and run it now and again but not much. Well the last time he started it the fuel line started to leak and it cought fire in his garage. He was able to extinguish the fire but the car sustained some damage. All rubber parts under the hood top side were burned, including the wire harnesses. The hood has warped and needs replaceing and the right finder has a spot the side of a dinner plate that the paint has been burned off. All of the paint under the hood from about the valve covers up has been burned off and is rusted now. The entire top side of the engine has no paint and is now rusted. A/C hoses, compressor, and cruise control all burned. Master cylinder, burned. All electrical components burned. The car is really nice from the windshield back. He wants to sell it for $5000.00. I am considering it for the fact that it is a convertible with the 428 ci engine. I read that there were only 5000 or so convertibles built in 1966, but I don't know if the 428 ci is rare for the convertible. Does anyone have an openion on if it is worth saving?
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:16 PM
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Default RE: 1966 CONVERTIBLE

428's are somewhat rare in conv or HT. The three wdo Landau is a sought after car. A conv for 5K ?? Sounds good. Find a 500$ doner car for all the underhood stuff (as long as the mtr itself is ok)
You'd have one nice ride. You just can't believe what a nice driving car the 64-66 is. Our 65 is SWEET!!! It drives as good as a new car.
Good brakes . . . Smoooooth !!!
The 428 used is not a Cobra-Jet by any means. It is the low compr smog version. However with a little massaging (RV Cam) and maybe a carb, you'd still have a stock (looking) sleeper. Those have the C6 trans too.

Good Luck !!!!!!!!

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