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55-57 T-bird Gasser and Altered pics?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bugman, May 5, 2006.

  1. Love your car, perfect stance, perfect wheels and tires.
    How does it handle on the street, at times I wish I'd have gone this route with my t-bird.
     
  2. McCullough centrifugal supercharger into three deuces on this one.
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    Y-block powered, of course.
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    Little more smooth for Daytona Beach speed trials.
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    My current era favorite, with blown 312
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  3. Local car that raced at CT Dragway. Has a crazy metal flake paint job and is powered by a dual quad 427 FE.

    -Dean
     

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  4. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
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    awesome car. nicely done.
     
  5. gearheadbill
    Joined: Oct 11, 2002
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    This belongs to the brother of a friend.
     

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  6. Chevy55
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    I never really wanted an early T bird because I thought they were a Grandpa Wagon but damn these things rock as gassers. I will take mine with a big block Chevy please!!!!
     
  7. chassisbuilder
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    Thanks for the compliments guys, it handles quite well, typical visibility issues from the small windshield and the rake but steers and rides quite well. On to a 57 Vette soon for the same customer.
     
  8. Just Jones
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    Some video of a gasser-style T-bird racing a 55 Chev. I believe this is a Washington state car that was recently featured in Rod and Culture, or something like that. Also same as K-Member's friend's car, pictured earlier on this thread (but now with flames)?

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  9. 65 impala
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    awsome need more
     
  10. Jim Demmitt Jr
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    Here is our 57tbird we ran a 427 High Riser with 4 speed back in the 60's today its powerd by a 526ci AR Boss Hemi blown alcohol
     

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  11. I think this car is currently on E-Bay. It would be nice nestled in amongst my Chevs. I like it.
     
  12. SOHC427
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    Here was a 56, I sat on for a while. I understand it
    s getting worked on in AZ at the moment.. Really Cool car.
    Eric
     

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  13. FordMaverickFanatic
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    I believe that car had a 430 Lincoln MEL motor
     
  14. I'm looking for a picture that was in a car mag a few years ago........picture of a '57 Ranchero towing a '57 T bird blown gasser..........
    Any one????
     
  15. Once more for the working crew................
     
  16. Rolleiflex
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    Not exactly a gasser or altered, but a great looking and hard running car was Wayne Torkleson's. Here it is back in about '88:
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    and here are some others:
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  17. k-member
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    That one looks like John Borgsmas old car.
     
  18. Normbc9
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    Here is some Yblock 312 power under the hood for those year T'Birds.
    Normbc9
     

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  19. Jim Demmitt Jr
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    Our 57 t-bird when my dad ran it in the 60's with 427 High Riser one other picture was posted few post above with the silver 55 chevy. I also added a picture of what it looks like today same original steel body with Blown alcohol AR Boss Hemi
     

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  20. 33Tudor
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    It belongs to my Friend now, and yes, he has it on e-bay.
     

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  21. Normbc9
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    Here is some factory '55-'57 Tbird power plants.
    Normbc9
     

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  22. I'm building a '56 Thunderbird with a '60 Cadillac 390 and 6 deuces. What class would this have fit into in say 1960/61?
    -Dean
     
  23. tjm73
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    55-56 T-bird is one of my all time favorites.
     
  24. Frank K
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  25. Diana The Doc
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    from New York

    FYI- The red "Salty's Super Shaker" Thunderbird pictured elsewhere in this thread, was honored, and won a show award at this past Sunday's NOSTALGIA SUMMERNATIONALS at E-Town Old Bridge Township Raceway Park... The 'Bird is certainly pristine in appearance and has plenty of personality-- Fans were oogling over it all day-- Glad to see the car get the recognition it deserves...


    my daily drag racin' blog...
    http://www.dragracingunderground.com/~dragrac/index.php?option=com_myblog&Itemid=27
     
  26. SOCAL PETE
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    Seen at GG In Del Mar april 2011
     
  27. oleman48
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    Hey guys,

    this did have have a 430 in it.It belonged to a gentleman named Vic Miklich,he ran the V8 shop for K&L.
     
  28. Judd
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    This one was at the Old Racers Reunion in Panama City, FL. this year. It was from down in Florida somewhere.
     

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  29. 60 ford
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    These are some bad ass baby birds
     

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