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Old 12-04-2009, 12:46 AM
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Hi Jack! No problems with your posting! It is an interesting discussion and it gave us the opportunity to hear from one of the worlds foremost authorities on these old Birds, as Alan educated us again!

BTW, did you ever find yourself another Tbird to replace the one you sold? You sure missed a heck of a steal on here, regarding bcomo's '60 430MEL Black Raven! It is going to a new home in Australia now.
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I am currently looking as I just started the search. Even though I have to sale another car I just recently bought, my wife is being very understanding on this since I'll have to beg & borrow, and find a place to store my new Tbird once I find it. Thanks for asking. Really miss those squarebirds. Basically sold mine because I was at a car show the day my dad died. Everytime I took it to a show, it brought back those memories. Now, I realize 2 things as we all know. Time heals, and my dad would have wanted me to keep something I really liked.

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Old 12-05-2009, 12:03 AM
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Hi Jack!

It is always great to have a very understanding wife... I can also understand why you sold the one you had. Yup, and you are right on both things you said.. Now, if I can help you find a replacement, what year,model and color do you think you would like to own? I have helped a lot of the guys look for Tbirds, so let me do some looking for you. I can let you know what I find once I know what you are looking for. The guys and gals on here will be glad to look also, I am sure. It is to bad we could not have hooked you up with Bart's fantastic Black Raven 430MEL, but it will be going to a good home Down Under to a guy who already owns at least one old classic car and will take great care of it. That is a car!
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...there is no way a 360 horse 352 would touch a 430...
A subtle understatement, John.
Everything you can do to tune a 352 to perfection, you can also do to a 430. There's no substitute for cubic inches. - Dave
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Talking 1960 Ford Starliner 352/360hp

I bought one of these cars in 1963 from a guy that went to NC State. It sit in the parking lots for months without being started and I finally ran up on the owner and he told me that both headgaskets were blown and the engine was full of water. I bought it for 500 bucks on the spot. It had the gold valve covers with the 352 Cubic Inch 360 HP high performance logo on it. It also had a round gold air cleaner. It has solid lifters, as alum intake and the short headers. I had never seen a 352 engine like this one. I removed the heads (COAE-6090D) with 59.7 cc chambers and shaved them to they were level. We cleaned the water from the engine and bolted everthing back together and the car was a rocket! We later installed the early 406 block and a set of low riser 427 heads and I don't think there was a car in our county that could run beside it. I sold the car when I got drafted into the Army in Feb. 1966. Biggest mistake that I ever made. I still have the original heads and intake manifold and headers for it. I know those 430 birds run good but this car was exceptional. They ran these 60 Fords at Daytona. This car also had 15" tires with 56 Ford hubcaps on it. The original owner said it came from he factory that way!!!!!
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Do you remember what the exhaust manifolds looked like?
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A 460 makes these old cars move pretty good as well.

too bad the price of gas is going to keep climbing..... $$$$$.....
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