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Old 02-22-2015, 06:21 PM
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Update.

Sorry I have not updated in a while. I completed the engine rebuild and boy what a job. Here is what was done in the engine stage of my restoration

1) New gaskets through entire engine
2) New engine mounts
3) New Full exhaust system
4) Painted engine
5) Refurbed exhaust manifolds
6) Edlebrock 1406 carb
7) Edlebrock valve covers
8)Edlebrock intake
9) Installed Electric Fans (2 10")
10) Flex A Lite Fan controller
11) New belts
12) New Fuel pump
13) New Fuel Lines through out.
14) Pertronix Ignitor
15) Pertronix Coil
16) 1996 Thunderbird Alternator 130amp
17) Krap Alternator bracket (PRICEY $$$$ but well worth my time to build one)
18) Painted engine bay
19) Re- welded tranny dipstick tube
20) rebuilt water pump
21) New plugs and wires
22) New ground wires
23) New battery

Next stage in my restoration will be the body work. The body on the car is actually in great shape. It was a california car with very minimal rust issues. Car runs like a champ now.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:36 AM
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Dan looks like she will purr like a kitten She looks great especially with the snow as back drop in the driveway in PA.
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The black looks nice. Is the interior in good shape?
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Well... were rounding to the end. It has been a LONG 2 1/2 years and can proudly say I am nearly done with my project. I have learned a lot along the way and can also say I did EVERYTHING to this car myself. Everything from metal fabrication to paint. It might not be for everyone, but every person who see's this car is amazed it is a 1960 thunderbird. First car show is coming up with July and can not be more excited.










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Well... were rounding to the end. It has been a LONG 2 1/2 years and can proudly say I am nearly done with my project. I have learned a lot along the way and can also say I did EVERYTHING to this car myself. Everything from metal fabrication to paint. It might not be for everyone, but every person who see's this car is amazed it is a 1960 thunderbird. First car show is coming up with July and can not be more excited.
I'm curious about your door panel. What you did for the pull handle?

And are you looking for a missing part on your hood scoop?
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:05 PM
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I have hoodscoop. Just need to repaint the hood and hood scoop.

Doors have wireless door poppers installed
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:27 AM
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Dan yes it has been a long 2 1/2 years but your vision of this do it yourself project is complete. Good luck in the car show as you should be proud.
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