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1979 Ford Thunderbird
1979 Ford Thunderbird - Overview
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Owner : ponypastor
Data Added : 05-14-2011 - 07:29 AM
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Color : Chamois Glow
Engine : 302=2v
Transmission : FMX, shortcase
1979 Ford Thunderbird
How's this for a daily driver? Yup, I've driven this Thunderchicken for many years as my daily driver here in Florida through sunshine, thunderstorms, and even hurricanes. She drives steady down the road; no leaks or drips. The retrofitted 134a A/C system does a decent job of keeping me cool, in spite of sitting in vinyl seats. I gave her a paint job for her 30th birthday (in 2009; pic taken in 2003). Changed out the standard speedo cluster and installed the deluxe speedo/tachometer model from a 78 Diamond Jubilee. Installed dual exhausts and a double-snorkled air cleaner for more air and economy. The 302-2v makes her underpowered in the city. Can't complain, though. After a "million" miles (don't know the exact mileage) the 302 burns no oil and purrs like a kitten. All accesories work--power doors, locks, windows, driver-seat, trunk release, clock...as I told my three sons growing up, take care of your car and it will take care of you. Thanks for reading. Ford rules. Chevys drool.
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1979 Ford Thunderbird - Modifications
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1979 Ford Thunderbird - Details
Data Added : 05-14-2011 - 07:29 AM
Views : 5296
Color : Chamois Glow
Engine : 302=2v
Transmission : FMX, shortcase


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Sweet looking Bird there. They are some nice rides to have i myself have owned a 74 with 460, 77 with 351 83 & 84 both 302 cars ( 84 was raced pretty hard ), 88 v-6, and 92 & 93 302 cars. when i started racing my 84 that is when i acquired my nick name and has stuck ( hence my screen name ) most of my friends dont even call me by my name anymore it's either Thunder or TC ( short for Thunderchicken rofl ). As well as you have taken care of her you should get another million miles out of herthumb

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Yea,Tho i cruise through the valley of the shadow of rice,I will fear no Turbo,For Torque art with me.Thy rods and crankshaft,they comfort me. Big Grin Robert
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I still say one of the best cars I ever owned was an 87 Turbo bird I had approx 370,000km( about 230,000 miles) on it. She still had the original turbo charger on the 2.3 and didn't burn any oil. Wish I never sold that car.

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
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Very nice Tim,

I love your history of cars and your history with them. You do well.
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Nice 'Bird Tim, I had a 78 for a while. Those are real nice driving vehicles. Too bad that here in the north everything rusts into the dirt.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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I drove one of these for years. mine was red with T-top roof
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Love that,I had one years ago in high school.When my 302 2v got tired,I put a 351C & C6 from a 70 LTD in and bucket seats ,console from 73 cougar,I miss that car. Smile

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460 , Edelbrock Performer carb. + intake , 204 / 214 cam , Pertronix Flamethrower 2 billet dizzy + coil , Crites long tubes , C6 .









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I always liked the Flip head lights.

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Kermit 460;116121 Wrote:Love that,I had one years ago in high school.When my 302 2v got tired,I put a 351C & C6 from a 70 LTD in and bucket seats ,console from 73 cougar,I miss that car. Smile

Mine ended up with a 400 and C6 out of a torino
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my 77 Cougar XR7 (prity much same car) started its life with a 302 2v, and when that got tired ovre 110,000 miles, I replaced it with a 1979 351w 2bb 2150 carb, but you could feel the diffrence.

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Iyman
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