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T Bird Question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jasonic, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Jasonic
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
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    I have a lead on a motor/tranny out of a 58 TBird. The guy wasn't too sure about what it was exactly. I couldn't remember if it was the 292 or what. what is the motor/tranny combo for that year TBird? Might be a really sweet deal if everything checks out on it.
     
  2. abe lugo
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    352 with a ford o matic usually
     
  3. Kaucher
    Joined: Jul 16, 2003
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    A 300 HP 352 was the only engine offered in 1958 T-Bird. transmissions choices were a 3speed manual on the columm with OD, a 2speed Fordomatic or the top of the line 3 speed Cruiseomatic aka C6.
     
  4. MBL
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    I don't think they had the C6 in 58. The engine is a 352 though.
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  5. The C6 came out in '66. You could special order the Thunderhawk in '58 n '59 with the Lincoln motor, but those are pretty rare.
    Most likely a 352, I think that there was an optional 3 speed auto in '58 but I'm not sure. It was available in '59.
     
  6. I think it will look good in a 55 pontiac [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] J/K
     
  7. Kaucher
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    My bad you're right.
     
  8. Jasonic
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    Cool - thanks for the info guys. Do you think I ought to pick this up? It has been rebuilt and the price is really right. Or at least I think it is.
     
  9. 58 Birds were available with the 300HP 352 - should be a code H on the data plate. The 430 was available in 59. A 3 speed cruise-o-matic was available in addition to the manual trans. These cars are a real joy to drive. Mid size, plenty of power, good parts availablity, and reasonably priced. I had a 60 Squarebird with a factory Sunroof, A/C, all power. There are some great pictures of a 58 T-Bird in the May 2004 Custom Rodder - page 32...Tom
     

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