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Old 05-02-2010, 03:51 PM
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Doug also welcome to our truly international site where yo will find some of the most knowledgeable birders around. Ask any questionanswer where you canand participate oftenGood luck in your search to find someone to restore this rare bird and back it back to its glory.
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Great find , I hope somebody has the guts to restore the old girl to how she should be, even if just to get her to 'tidy daily street use' standard!
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Oh she's a beauty!
Thanks Doug from saving her from oblivion, I will help in any way I can, and please dont sell her without hallering at me first!
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Well, I bought the car from Doug. The motor is a 352 and is seized. I have a good running 351 Cleveland which I am told will bolt right in. I could have this car driving in a weekend. I am not a mechanic or a restorer, i just think this car is cool. However, I don't think I have the time or knowledge to do the proper job. I need to try and sell the car. Would it be worth more running with the 351C or as it is with the original 352?
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I bought a new (used OE) Hood off of ebay, it should be here in a couple days. Other than a bad hood and a few minor dings, her body is solid and mostly intact. Did I mention she was for sale? I'm not looking to make any money, and I do need the parking space, so the first $2000 takes it, including a new hood!
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I's stay with the ORIGINAL 352cid on this rare Bird.

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Awe, this poor girl getting shuffled from place to place without any place to call HOME.

Jozdad... original items always mean more, surely you've seen "numbers matching" in advertisements over the years....
That being said, I'd yank the valve covers off and spark plugs out and apply copious amounts of household oil and let it sit for a week or so and see just how "seized" everything really is

Find a nice dry spot to park her and throw a good tarp over for protection while you wait on that 2K asking price
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I's stay with the ORIGINAL 352cid on this rare Bird.


Agreed.
Your 351 won't bolt up to the T Bird trans either unless you find a smallblock bellhousing from a cruise-o-matic to put on it.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:25 PM
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Hey Grant,
I had a '64 Thunderbird parts car with the engine seized up. Here is what I done! Pull the plugs and pour in some Marvel Mystery Oil into the cylinders. Walk away and let it soak everything good. After a couple of days, try bumping over the engine with a socket wrench on the crank a little bit at a time. If you get a bit of motion, work it back and fourth as it frees up. Don't force it too much, patience is the key. Do this several times! After sometime she turned freely. It got to a point I could turn engine by grabbing the fan!
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