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Old 03-03-2012, 10:29 PM
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I saw this on Ebay and had to ask the experts. Is the story possible or a load of bull. Did NASCAR ever allow more than a four barrel carburetor on a 60 Thunderbird. Also I thought that Ford stopped using the Thunderbird after 1959 in lieu of the Starliner.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-Ford-Th...sories&vxp=mtr
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I thought Holman-Moody had some '60's that they raced.

I'll have to troll around on the internet and see what pops up.
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I found this site that has "tri-power heads" on the top item listed. Is that something that would be unique to a tri power intake? http://reocities.com/tpls63/parts/pa...l#58-60Hardtop
Just curious. It looks like it could be a useful site for parts, etc.
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Whoops! sorry, the tri-power heads are further down towards the bottom of that link, and I think it was for a 62-63 year.
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Hi David, Thanks for posting that. I see that is a different link of Tom Maruska's Tbird Square website. www.tbirdsquare.com He has a fair amount of parts for sale. Check out his website and the cars he has and has worked on over the years.
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Ah, yes, thanks Ray.
I stumbled across it looking for comparison prices in case I was to sell my air cleaner and expansion tank on line. I kind of figured someone on here would have seen it before.

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Bravo Sierra (a kind way of saying bulls**t).

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I saw this on Ebay and had to ask the experts. Is the story possible or a load of bull. Did NASCAR ever allow more than a four barrel carburetor on a 60 Thunderbird. Also I thought that Ford stopped using the Thunderbird after 1959 in lieu of the Starliner.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-Ford-Th...sories&vxp=mtr
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I contacted George Bahto at Ray's suggestion and he believes he has pictures of the car this supposedly came from. He thought that it had a 430 with a tri-power but said he would get back to me.
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George Bahto here:


All my material, and I think I have everything out thee, tells me that they were using the Mercury Super Matauder tri powers units on the 430 engines, the tripower units orginally designed and built by Bill Stroppe who later went to work for Holman and Moody.

I have a complete tri power unit on my 1960 convertible.

I also have one of the Lincoln version of the air cleaner for sale and I have a very rare oval aircleaner for a triPower on a Squarebird (I've only ever seen this one), as well as a set of tri power carbs - they'll be going up on e bay soon - trying to clear out my good stuff.

can be contacted at ggb313@aol.com

why not question this guy to verify his information?
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For those of you who have never had the privilege of seeing George's beautiful '60 Tri-Powered 430MEL Red Convertible, here it is in all it's glory! The 2011 Squarebird Calendar Tbird of the Month of July!
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