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may have been caused by a fluid lock (water or oil leak into cyl.) at some point. A fluid will not compress and something has to give. the FPA's should be good for 30hp or more with a modest cam upgrade. $8K seems pretty steep for a stock rebuild, but I realize it will be somewhat higher in Europe. Good luck with your project. Mike

Hallo Mike,

The fluid reason is what I believe too.The rebuilt is with transmission and new camshaft carburetor and manifold.
Well, I keep You informed.

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your rebuild goes smoothly and your up and running by springtime. One thing you might want to check if your using an after market intake is overall height. There is not much hood clearance on are T-Birds. there are drop base air cleaner base plates available to help out in that area. Mike
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Wolfgang,For sale on eBay, is a piston and rod assembly for US$20 plus shipping. This seller has 10 for sale. One of these is a good deal for your 390. - Dave
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your rebuild goes smoothly and your up and running by springtime. One thing you might want to check if your using an after market intake is overall height. There is not much hood clearance on are T-Birds. there are drop base air cleaner base plates available to help out in that area. Mike
Hallo Mike
thank You for that information. It is for me important. I would never expect that clearance problem.

Yes I am quiet sure to be ready by springtime. Yankee motors will deliver transmission and engine complete rebuilt by end of the month.

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gut Fotodokumentation!
FPA is a very good company that makes headers for your Thunderbird. They have technical support and will help with any questions.

http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/headers1.htm

Ford Powertrain Applications is the name of the company, but they ARE NOT Ford Motor Company.
Hallo John ,
FPA gave the answers to all my questions, the headers will fit and they are of good quality and even cool the engine down with the effect of additional power.
But the do not ship to europe!!!
It is to much expensive to fly over to get them personally.

I need anew idea or a new tip from insiders.

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Hallo John ,
FPA gave the answers to all my questions, the headers will fit and they are of good quality and even cool the engine down with the effect of additional power.
But the do not ship to europe!!!
It is to much expensive to fly over to get them personally.

I need anew idea or a new tip from insiders.

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You need an intermediary or intermodal shipper service. I can think 4 possibilites; 1) who do you know in the States who could ship them to Germany for you? A friend such as this could simply recieve the manifolds from FPA, then mail them USPS to Germany; 2) In the States there are several retail mailing service outlets that would do this for you. One such store that I am familiar with is Mailboxes, etc.; 3) Perhaps you might know a USA military man/woman stationed in Germany that could utilize the US armed forces to get your package shipped to a military base, and; 4) maybe try to find another Bird or car enthusiast, or someone else in Germany shipping stuff over via container, and team up with them with your package to be delivered in a container shipment.

I just went to usps.com and calculated 1st class priority for a 50 lb 12x18x5 package from the USA to Germany and the cost is $177.45 USD. Maybe if you talked to FPA real nicely they would make an exception and do this USPS shipping for you. Really, it's just click and ship right from your desktop computer and the post office even picks the package up at your door. The online priority postage rate was even less expensive, $168.00.

Hope this all helps you to get your new manifolds.
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