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December Cotm 2010

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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

4.6L OHC V8

4R70W Automatic Transmission

88k miles

Electric Red Clearcoat Metallic

Grey cloth interior

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Engine Mods:

PI heads

PI Cams

PI Intake

(10.5:1 compression)

EGR delete

True dual exhaust

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Interior Mods:

Mark VIII lighted 2-way sun visors

97 Cupholder Console

'Factory' autolamps conversion

1" extra travel power seat mod

145mph Speedometer

Drivers information center

Clarion CZ300 stereo

Kicker DS680 speakers

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Exterior Mods:

Explorer V8 Badges

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Drivetrain Mods:

3.27 Traction-Lok differential

Aluminum Mark VIII driveshaft

Wheel/Brake Mods:

PBR (2001 Mustang GT) dual piston calipers

Rear Disc conversion

Goodyear Viva 2 Tires

Tuned by: Blue Oval Chips for 91 Octane (premium) fuel

At the strip with a bad o2 sensor and misfiring terribly it managed a 15.518 @ 87.11 as listed above.

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Future Mods:

Gen 2 Taurus 1 touch roll down windows (have the parts, too cold to install)

3.73 gears and a differential rebuild

J-Mod transmission

I have the full SC ground effects and rear bumper in storage, wanted to get it on this year but too many things have prevented it.

Need to find SC seats and steering wheel as well as either 94/95 SC wheels or 96/97 LX wheels for the larger diameter and better look.

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EGR delete will be installed by this time next week -- had to order off ebay.

edit: EGR delete installed

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Very nice!! :wub:

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Mmmmm, I love Thunderbirds like this, and seeing as I have seen this car in person, it's a very beautiful car, and has won my vote :wub:

Good Luck!

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nice car, I love Thunderbirds :blush:

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IN for delicious PI goodies! Man that's a clean 'bird. Love the mods you have done to it. Have you since fixed the misfiring issues? B)

Great 1/4 time! This gives me hope for how my brother's truck will perform, when we throw some PI goodies at it. F150 + 4.6 + 5-speed manual + PI goodies = cleanup, Aisle 7! :boink: I can't wait to see how your car performs with the J-mod and gears. These mod motors LOVE a proper set of gears.

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Fixed the misfire issues...should be good for a low 15/high 14 second pass next time out. I can hardly wait to get some decent gears and a torque converter. Those two items alone are good for probably a second or better in the 1/4 mile, depending on how crazy I go with it B)

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Fixed the misfire issues...should be good for a low 15/high 14 second pass next time out. I can hardly wait to get some decent gears and a torque converter. Those two items alone are good for probably a second or better in the 1/4 mile, depending on how crazy I go with it (?)

I'm gonna have to go with 'bats**t insane T-Bird Awesomeness' for $400. :D

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Thanks Brian, I can count on you to let me know I'm a little insane :blink:

I'd love to find the timeslips where I borrowed the 4.56 differential from another car locally...

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Thanks Brian, I can count on you to let me know I'm a little insane :blink:

I've got your back, bro. :icon_horns2:

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I still want to line up.

Tim

I still want to see that happen. :D

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Nice T-bird!! Good luck in COTM.

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I love T-birds, yours looks awesome!

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I still want to line up.

Tim

Oh yeah, I'm in for that B)

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Anybody (except Brian) want to take a guess at whats next?

Car is in the shop until tomorrow, and oh yes - there will be pictures.

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Got yourself some NOS injection, didn't you? :ph34r:

/ducks from flying Mod motor parts.

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Got yourself some NOS injection, didn't you? :ph34r:

/ducks from flying Mod motor parts.

I don't need a bottle to make power :)

Besides, I need a way to clear the snow from behind my car...

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When you say clear snow from behind the car something like this comes to mind lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RonbdEPSq6U&feature=player_detailpage

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Jeremiah, I think I've seen your 'Bird do that before with the flame-throwing. Doubt it was intentional, though. :P

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I was going to post pictures of the new exhaust system, but the owner is out until next week and apparently he is the only person competent enough to operate a digital camera :rolleyes:

New mod: True dual exhaust, no catalytic converters, no resonators.

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I'm posting some up-to-date photos at Machausta's request. B) Here's his glorious Bird...

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Here's its new dual exhaust mod:

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*cough* That was wicked. :o

By pure dumb luck, the closest open parking spot tonight was next to a near-twin of his Thunderbird.

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And now, let's go to the video-

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Thanks Brian for the publicity photos...much appreciated.

I didn't want to rev it up too much, we were in a busy parking lot (Portillos).

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