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Thunderbird Gasser WarBird Pic request

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CLSSY56, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. CLSSY56
    Joined: Dec 19, 2002
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    I can't find the gasser Thunderbird "Warbird" pic anywhere on here. I have seen it here before though.
     
  2. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
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    only one i got
     

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  3. CLSSY56
    Joined: Dec 19, 2002
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    That's it thanks
     
  4. beatnik
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
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    Only pics I've ever seen of it:

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  5. jimdillon
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
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    Here are some pics-different lettering/numbers on the front fenders. Know nothing of it but with the venue and the engine and the hidden carb under the injection stacks I would say maybe this one is a tribute type effort. Never the less I still like it-Jim
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  6. BigMikeC
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    That's a cleverly disguised SBC if I remember right. Check the header pipe spacing. Love the look though!
     
  7. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
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    that is one bad ass m@therf%cker , i love old birds with that look to them, please tell me its not really a 350 disguised and is actually a 406 fe ?
     
  8. Fat Hack
    Joined: Nov 30, 2002
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    from Detroit

    Okay...it's not!!!:rolleyes::D;)

    Ha Ha...but it MIGHT actually be a 406 cube Chevy!! :p
     
  9. Big Pauly
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    I think you are right. The car was at the Atlanta W.O.W. show last year.
     
  10. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
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    from covina CA

    that bird is the word! those forward opening hoods always trow me off... i was like, "hows the alternator spin mounted on the rear? OH thats right!".
     
  11. SBC with the plug wires originating from the front of the engine ? :eek:

    Its possible I guess-Not likley but possible.

    Oldmics
     
  12. rustyford40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
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    Jimdillion= that is a fuc--- sbc in that tbird. Thats just sucks.
     
  13. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
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    from Atl Ga

    Yeah, that engine has SBC spacing on the exhaust headers, and if you look real hard, you can see the induction is actually one of those goofy Garlits mechanical injection look covers over a 4bbl intake manifold.
    FE Fords have a distributor up front, too...while the plug wires all run forward, I don't see a distributor. However, there's a washer bottle right behind the intake, where a wiper motor would be. Why does he need a washer bottle with no wipers? It looks like its a cover for the distributor. With the Ford radiator fill can up front, there's no room for a distributor. There could be a crank-trigger distributor up there too...dunno. But it's absolutely NOT FE Ford exhaust port spacing, and it's absolutely NOT a Kinsler injector, as the sticker on the side of that big ugly cover indicates.


    Cool car, but why would the guy spend that much freakin' time and expense hiding a SBC, when he could just build a 390 Ford or something?

    -Brad
     
  14. jimdillon
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
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    I know something does not look right and that is why I pointed out it has a carb under the fake injection. I also could not figure out how that was a big Ford. I agree with Brad as to why spend so much time on a small Chevy when a 406 would just really help make the car. I approve of the look but the mechanicals have me scratching my head-JIm
     
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  15. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
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    from Chicago

    Wow, that is discouraging.
     
  16. TbirdGirl
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
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    wow...lol interesting to say the least
     

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