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I LOVE my 430!!

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  • I LOVE my 430!!

    Just have to tell everyone here how nice my 430 in my 1960 T-Bird is! It is so smooth, NO vibration at any RPM. Sounds great with the open lakes pipes, i have a shorty muffler right at the manifold to make it legal.
    And the POWER! no need to kick down the passing gear, let the torque take over. Power brake it a little, and it sounds and feels like a Super Stock 427 Ford coming off the line.I have had plenty of 390's, but the 430 is a nicer engine all the way around.

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    That all sounds like GREAT news my Bird friend....

    -Jon in TX.
    The 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The WORLD'S most wanted car....

    VTCI Member#6287.


    • #3
      Originally posted by 63-4drpost View Post
      Just have to tell everyone here how nice my 430 in my 1960 T-Bird is!...
      Henry, that's the beauty in having a classic car you are passionate about. The 430 MEL is a very unique engine and there aren't many left. It was also the engine of choice for Ford's luxury Lincoln cars.

      It tickles me when Squarebirders are really pleased with their car. Enjoy cruising in it for a long time, Henry. - Dave
      My latest project:
      CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

      "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
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      From: Royal Oak, Michigan