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Old 12-07-2002, 05:39 PM
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The seller at a popular auction site advertises as follows:

NO RESERVE RARE 60 T-Bird Convertible needs total restoration has considerable rust. Most convertible parts seem to be there except flipper motor. The V8 engine and Transmission are there but are not properly bolted in, drive shaft is missing. I am not able to turn engine by hand. Rear seat and armrests are there, front seats are missing, dash is about 50% complete. Other parts may be missing.

Anyone want to guess why this engine and transmission are not bolted in?

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Old 12-08-2002, 08:54 AM
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It doesn't look like it is an FE engine...is it a 292 or 312
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Old 12-08-2002, 02:13 PM
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Exactly right. Judging by the one or two barrel carburetor, it is probably a 292.

I once saw in a major collector car publication a photo spread on a 1959 T-bird with a Y block engine. I wrote a letter to the magazine to point out their error. Somehow someone made that engine fit, though the expansion tank was on at an odd angle. Why someone would want to do that kind of engine transplant is beyond me.

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This looks like a 292ci T-Bird motor from a 55/56 Fairlane due to a single carb. I had a 292 in my 1957 Fairlane 500 and they both look the same. Also theres a very nice looking 60 j code soft top for sale on E-Bay i think you will like this one Alex due to its colour and interior! but then again i liked to have the whole car.
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I do love the Sultana Turquoise exterior with Medium Turquoise leather interior. That is an exceptionally nice car.

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MAN....is THAT ever nice!! Boy, I'd love to have that! I'm gonna go see if I can find it & see more photos ! Thanks !:-)
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