57 T BIRD, 306 FORD MOTORSPORTS TRANSPLANT, TCI C4

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AndrewnTX
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Post by AndrewnTX » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:58 pm

Wow you have been busy! looks fantastic, the clean accessory mounting set up is nice!
1956 Ford Thunderbird
1961 Ford Econoline 5 Window P/U
1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.8L Coupe
2012 Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon

rokhopperyj
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Location: Chesapeake VA.

Post by rokhopperyj » Tue May 20, 2014 8:48 pm

Got it running Saturday night. Still have a million details to work out but I should be able to take it for a drive in a couple days. Still gotta put the exhaust on...it's real loud right now :mrgreen:

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Everything has been to the chrome shop. Still gotta reassemble the heater motor but it's just a dummy now(a/c).

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Going to put most of the wires and hoses in chrome convolute tubing.

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LEAVING NO STONE(OR BOLT) UNTURNED!

Dan Smithwick
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Re: 57 T BIRD, 306 FORD MOTORSPORTS TRANSPLANT, TCI C4

Post by Dan Smithwick » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:21 pm

I was reading through the old forum and found your post . I love what was done to your car and am thinking about
doing the same thing . As far as 4 wheel disc brakes what did you use and did you go to 15 inch wheels ?
thanks
Dan

thebike45
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Re: 57 T BIRD, 306 FORD MOTORSPORTS TRANSPLANT, TCI C4

Post by thebike45 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:36 pm

The main thought I have from observing all this is to hope omnce again that batteries come down in price and I can convet my Bird to electric. Gas powered systems are so wildly convoluted it's obvious that had there been cheap batteries back when Henry Ford was attempting to build an electric car,
no one in his right mind would ever have owned a gas powered vehicle.

bbogue
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Re: 57 T BIRD, 306 FORD MOTORSPORTS TRANSPLANT, TCI C4

Post by bbogue » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:57 am

Rokhopperyj,

PM sent. Hope to hear from you.

Bill
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1961 Thunderbird - Heritage Burgundy Metallic
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mustang
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Re: 57 T BIRD, 306 FORD MOTORSPORTS TRANSPLANT, TCI C4

Post by mustang » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:59 am

I have a 393 windsor c4 in a 1955,i did disc and power steering.i found it would be a lot easier installing a 302 size for fitment but the mistake i made was not installing a aod,car is great except on super highways with 373 gear the motor is at 3000 rpm .i will change someday

mustang
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Re: 57 T BIRD, 306 FORD MOTORSPORTS TRANSPLANT, TCI C4

Post by mustang » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:07 am

You can use the t bird shifter on the c4,just tinker a little bit

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Re: 57 T BIRD, 306 FORD MOTORSPORTS TRANSPLANT, TCI C4

Post by TNcoupe » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:27 am

Got my 302 and Unisteer rack installed in mine. Was easier than I thought it was gonna be. Trying to work out steering shaft from ididit column to the rack now. I installed mine about 3/4" higher than you did but moved it as close to the firewall as possible to get the weight distributed more toward the center of the car. Also allowed me to modify the stock trans x member instead of fabbing something.

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