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    Posted: 28-December-2017 at 8:38AM
BTW, I think you can go 429/460 with Torino mounts. Just a thought...Evil Smile
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Good motor.  I have one in My 79 landau.  Are you gonna look for the right nose piece, or leave it the way it is? (My vote would be leave it; You'll NEVER see yourself coming or going in traffic!LOL)
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The Windsor came out of an old 82 Ford pickup 8283 something like that
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Its a Windsor...i pulled a 302 out of her..and im dropping the 351 in its place
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Is yours a W or M?
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Hello everyone..just an update...timing chain is toast n the old bird..found a 351 4v h.o.i might get for it
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Clap
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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That's awesome news!
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Hello everyone had a breakthrough.. all the wiring or should I say a lot of the wiring in my old bird was chewed up by some kind of animals or something. after some rewiring the last few days I'm happy to say I now have power back to the inside of the vehicle.. the ECM.. coil.. a lot of the essentials.. headlights.. I love the essential needs are now back to life.. hopefully this weekend we could see if she starts...
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She definitely looks better n pics..im gonna need weather stripping for the tops and doors..atm im trying to get her started to see how healthy she is..i have alot of the wiring under the hood sorta figured out..i need to see under the hood of another one.notably coming off the ecm..she needs all the linings for the trunk..i found somewhere to order carpet..she could really use different seats..they have been exposed to weather..the seat is power i need the switch..i don't know if i should continue using this thread or start a new one but im gonna start tearing her down for restoring..i could sure use some help and advice along the way...i don't have a lot of money but i make up for working at a shop that i can work on her in..i. Wet paint and powder coat and blast..plus i have good mechanic abilities so the labor costs are nearly nothing..lets see what she becomes..
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Looks great!
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Regardless of why the front end was swapped, I think it looks pretty good that way.  Nice looking car, glad you were able to figure out the pictures.
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i agree with randy ^^^
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That is a Cougar header, and the T-bird emblem is off a headlight door.
Bumper being crooked makes me think someone fixed it after a minor accident.
I always liked the Mercury front.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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To answer the question on the front end...im the 3rd owner of her..i got to speak with the 2nd..he told me that the original owner bought it new in 1980 from a dealership and it was already like that.it was a special order with that front clip on it ttops power locks power seat..no power windows..now im use to the vacuum headlight doors also..i went and looked all over that car and didn't find one hint of hardware for those anywere..there's even a tbird emblem on the drivers side of the front clip so im lost on that..and yes she does have gills on her fenders..
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Welcome!
From another 79 Thunderbird owner!
Cougar headers were a common swap after accidents or as a custom touch.
Do you have a Thunderbird grille, or the Cougar grille? Do your fenders still have the "gills", or did they swap the whole clip?
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Thanks everyone..ill figure out the pics for sure.. yeah the old girls going to need a lot of work but I'm ready for it Bodyworks shouldn't be too bad there is some rest in the rear quarter on the driver side I'm just worried about a lot of the weather stripping around the doors t-tops areas like that the weather stripping is old and rotten and falling apart she's been sitting for at least 20 years I think again wiring is the big issue especially under the hood I'm need to look at under the hood of a couple of them to figure out where some of the wiring is going...cant say how excited iam..kinda ironic its been 20 yrs since having one..this bird was last tagged n 97..shes been sitting around waiting on me....lol
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