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Ryan said it was his understanding that the 390 the PO has is a seized 390. I think it was in that engine bay, but am not sure. Can someone tell us if those motor mounts are for a 352 or the 390 which might have been in there. I think Ryan is going to see if he can nail this down, as to whether that seized 390 the PO has actually came out of that engine bay. I would imagine that those of you who have been down the 352/390 swap can tell by looking at the motor mounts in that picture.
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I see you have a disc brake master cylinder. Did the previous owner do a conversion?

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Ryan said it was his understanding that the 390 the PO has is a seized 390. I think it was in that engine bay, but am not sure. Can someone tell us if those motor mounts are for a 352 or the 390 which might have been in there. I think Ryan is going to see if he can nail this down, as to whether that seized 390 the PO has actually came out of that engine bay. I would imagine that those of you who have been down the 352/390 swap can tell by looking at the motor mounts in that picture.
A 390 uses the same motor mounts so it's impossible to tell what was in there previously.

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Thanks, John... I was thinking that to shoehorn a 390 in there that you have to modify the motor mounts. That un-complicates things then! I guess it was the 430MEL that I was thinking of where you have to modify them.. I remember now that it is said that a 390 and a 352 look the same. You have to check the block, and/or head, stroke, or other components to see if you have a 390 or a 352...
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I see you have a disc brake master cylinder. Did the previous owner do a conversion?

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Not quite sure John. The previous owner said the car was one of his Dad's "Someday" projects. So he was gettin rid of it and didn't know much about it. I'll look into it though. Cross my fingers, save ME from doing it!
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Good luck with it, I just started on mine after a Bunch of years. had to retire to find the Time.
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Good luck with it, I just started on mine after a Bunch of years. had to retire to find the Time.
Cool Man Thanks. Hopefully I finish mine before retirement. Got 30+ years. Ha! As Yellowrose said your pics aren't up but I'll find em once u do get em. Look forward to seeing her
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I already switched to a 390 in our 58 a few year ago, it was very easy, looks like the summer project will be switching to a C6 that is now laying on the shop floor, so if I am ahead of you on that, maybe I will be able to help.
Excellent! Is there somewhere I can see pics of your Bird on this forum?
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Thanks for the responses and info everybody. Very, very helpful. Saturday morning I'm going to pick up the 390 which the previous owner believes was in there before seizing up and being removed. He says I'm welcome to it. It's the right price, Free is for Me! If anything, it saves me a core charge. Then swing by Thunderbird Connection a few miles away and get acquainted. The 390/C6 combo is in first place as of now, but it's not set in stone.
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Ryan, if you look at your front wheels, I would think that if there was a disc brake conversion done on that Tbird you would be able to see the disc brakes. Certainly, if you were to get down and look underneath at the wheels.
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