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    Posted: 12-December-2017 at 3:38AM
     I've been lurking here for a while, and finally made the jump to member.  I currently own two '79 Thunderbirds. One's a Town Landau, with a 351w/fmx combo, mostly stock.  The other is a recent purchase Heritage with a 400hp 351m and a AOD.  I only recently found out how much effort went into putting the AOD in, with a aftermarket bellhousing and the machine work involved.

     I have reading the posts and project updates here for a while, and hope to post some pics of My own soon.  

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welcome!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-December-2017 at 7:56AM
Welcome from another 79 Tbird owner.  Looking forward to seeing some pics!
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Welcome to the forum
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Welcome aboard!!  I have upgraded you to full member status, so you can now upload picture and get PM's.
 
Please share some pics of your cars.  We all love pics here!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-December-2017 at 4:48AM
Welcome! Yay! more T-Birds!!!
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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My Heritage...
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...and My landau.  Work in progress.Wink
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BTW, ignore the "for sale" sign. it's not.Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-December-2017 at 1:44PM
Nice!
What wheels do you have in the Landau?
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
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Very nice.  That Heritage looks really sharp, love the colour.
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very nice!!
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@BigBird; They're Cragar Soft 8's, argent, 15x8 all four corners with Ranger center caps. I've got 275/60-15's on the back and 245/60-15's front.  I'll post better pictures later.  And thank you to everybody else!
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Nice!  Great looking T-birds!!
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Thanks!
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Great looking cars. Must be nice to own a couple of them!
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To be honest, while it is my intention to hang onto them both, I can't rule out the possibility of one of them eating the other once they're in the same state...Evil Smile
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OK, So I drove home to Alabama over the holidays, and while I was there, I decided to pull the rims off My Landau and bring them to Florida to put on the Heritage in the hopes of improving My mileage(8 MPG, still cheaper than a car payment!LOL).  Just want to get the groups opinion on the look.  I bought the steelies cheap on Summit Racing's online store.  The center caps are Ford Ranger.  
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not bad, still hard to beat a classic 5 spoke wheel Wink
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I like the look with the bigger tires but I'm partial to sidewalls and white letters.
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Yeah, Me too.Big smile Kinda an old NASCAR look.
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After driving around for a couple weeks, I can say I've gone from 7.7 MPG to a whopping 9.0 MPG! ShockedThumbs Up  I guess the next step is to change the converter(10" racing piece. No idea what it's doing in this car).
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It sounds better when you say that you increased the mileage by 16%!   I am sure the converter would make a big difference too.
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Thank you for that.LOL
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