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by Gravygut
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: 1967-1971 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: RESTO-MOD 1971 THUNDERBIRD
Replies: 9
Views: 10279

After ferther review, I have decided not to do the scoop. I will run w/o a air cleaner for now. All the period corect scoops are HUGE! The only one in my opinion that would look good is smaller sized. :idea: What do think about a 1971 Mustang Mach1 side stripe on a 71 T-bird? I super imposed one on ...
by Gravygut
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cam, Timeing chain, intake, carb. change...ANY ADVICE?
Replies: 5
Views: 3361

All done with that. No leaks! Runs real smooth with improved throtel response. Next is new motor mounts.
by Gravygut
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: 71 429 SHIFT KIT...
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

I will do the shift kit within the next month, and will let ya know.
by Gravygut
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: 1967-1971 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: RESTO-MOD 1971 THUNDERBIRD
Replies: 9
Views: 10279

I agree about the scoop. I am going to do it with the 1970 Mustang/Torino Cobra Jet scoop. It sets low (2.5") and long. I will try to post a picture of a rendition of what it will look like. (shaker scoop in pic). http://www.bradleisure.com/talladegabird72.jpg :love10: Check it out! Its a "what if?"...
by Gravygut
Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: 1967-1971 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: RESTO-MOD 1971 THUNDERBIRD
Replies: 9
Views: 10279

The intake and carb are on. Took off the air conditioner and cruse controll, allong with allot of the vacume crap. New plugs, wires, cap, coil, points, battery. The timeing chain will wait till later, and I sent the cam back. Decided not to go with the cam. Didnt want to upgrade the tork converter (...
by Gravygut
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cam, Timeing chain, intake, carb. change...ANY ADVICE?
Replies: 5
Views: 3361

Like Jabba the Hutt says, "I like you, your my kind of SCUM,.....dog!" Thanks for the input. I decided against the cam change. I dont want to haft to mess with the tork converter. The intake, and carb are on now. I will start it up tomorrow and hopefully no leaks!! ](*,) I am still going to put a ti...
by Gravygut
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: 71 429 SHIFT KIT...
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Thanks for the reply. I was starting to think that nobody here has any idea. :badgrin:
by Gravygut
Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: 1967-1971 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: RESTO-MOD 1971 THUNDERBIRD
Replies: 9
Views: 10279

RESTO-MOD 1971 THUNDERBIRD

I posted this in the forum as well. I picked up a solid 71, 429, 2 door THUNDERBIRD for $1000. I am haveing the vynal re-done now, and the paint will be later(black). I got some parts to install, and would like to hear what any of you have to say about it. A WEIAND intake(8012), Holly carb. 750 cfm ...
by Gravygut
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: 71 429 SHIFT KIT...
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

71 429 SHIFT KIT...

I am thinking about putting a shift kit on my 1971 429(auto) Chicken.
If you have done it, or have read about it, please give me a report.
Good, Bad, I dont care!
Is it worth it?

TO THE THUNDERBIRD NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

MIKE.[/b]
by Gravygut
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1971 429 Headder job
Replies: 0
Views: 1499

1971 429 Headder job

I have a set of HEADMANN headders to put on a 71 429. The flange on the face are a 1/4 thick. Thay are LONG ones with a slip fit to the pipes. I have herd good and bad about them. Heat problems, fit problems, melted box problems, GASKET LEAK problems. Anyone out there do it with sucess? Anybody have...
by Gravygut
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cam, Timeing chain, intake, carb. change...ANY ADVICE?
Replies: 5
Views: 3361

Cam, Timeing chain, intake, carb. change...ANY ADVICE?

I picked up a good solid 1971 2 door 429 for $1000. I am restoring it to a point, and modifying the engine. I am installing a WEIAND dual plane intake(8012), a SUMMIT cam/lifters only (.479/.508 lift), SUMMIT timeing chain/gear (double roller), HOLLEY 750 cfm 4v. This is the first step. This is also...